Recently I was asked to review a device used for muscle therapy. Today we will be looking at the MiroPure Rechargeable TENS Unit. This device allows the user to distribute controlled electrical charges across one or more muscles to aid in therapy. Before going any further, I must insist that these type of products not be used near the heart, never used as a toy or for entertainment, and that anyone interested seek a medical opinion before applying such a device to their body. With that said, let's take a look at it:
In the box we get the following items:
- TENS Unit
- Carrying Bag
- USB Charging Cable
- Two single-channel wires
- One dual-channel wire
- 4 stim-pad sets
- Plastic stim-pad holder
- Various instruction/application papers
Upon inspection, all of the components are of good quality. The TENS unit feels nice in the hand and is lightweight. It runs off of a 500 mAh battery, has touchscreen capabilities, contains multiple buttons for adjusting settings (especially those you don't want at the mercy of a touchscreen), and has a nice bright display. The display is pre-set LCD panel options but that's really all you need for this device. Less chances of error!
The stim-pads connect via a headphone jack on the device, and button-snap into the pads. It's a sturdy connection that will last a long time.
Testing it Out
Upon testing the device, I found myself unable to go past level 4 on the settings. This is good though, because as I get used to it, I can increase the power of it. The device's stim-pads adhere nicely and conduct the electricity.
Of the 12 settings, I found a couple that I really liked and some that I disliked. Everyone will have different taste in the settings, so it is a good idea to explore all of them via a low setting.
The touchscreen was responsive. Only had a couple times where it didn't recognize my input. The display clearly shows you which setting you are on, and the buttons responded well.
Once I got it up and running, I was ready to test it out!
The TENS unit was a very unique feeling. This is definitely cool to try on sore muscles (I used a weed wacker for about 40 minutes and my forearm was a little tired from holding it up, so I tried it there). The feeling is rather interesting. It felt like a massage and workout at the same time.
I enjoyed reviewing this device. I'll probably end up using it quite a bit after a long day. This is definitely worth trying if you suffer from muscle pain!
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