The HiDow AcuXP is a very good TENS unit that delivers a great massage experience. This unit offers 8 predefined massage modes that can relax your muscles, aid with joint pain relief, and improve your muscle performance.
Features and Programs
A great thing about the HiDow AcuXP is that it offers no less than 8 massage modes. All of these modes are different, and they will provide certain benefits. Alternating them will enhance your massage experience, and it will also make every massage session unique and interesting.
We particularly enjoyed the scraping mode you can select using the eighth massage program. This mode delivers short impulses to your muscles, and it is very effective at relieving your lower back pain. Using this mode with regularity can improve your lower back health and your posture. Your back will feel brand new after using this massage program
Another great thing about this model is that it comes with predefined alternating massage programs. The sixth massage setting will combine the tapping and kneading massage techniques to provide a very thorough massage experience. These massage techniques are some of the most popular, and a lot of people enjoy using them together. The tapping and kneading massage mode is very effective at relieving muscle pain and producing a relaxing massage.
One of the advantages of using this model is that it comes with an adjustable massage intensity. You can choose any level between 1 – 20 for your massage setting. The differences between the intensity strengths are not very noticeable at first, but the levels get really intense as you set a higher setting. You should start every massage session at a low intensity and work your way up as time passes. You shouldn’t start using a very intense massage as soon as you place the pads on your body because this can lead to discomfort and even bruising in some cases.
Even though this top-rated TENS unit has a single output, it still comes with two pairs of pads. A pair of pads is larger than the other, and you can connect either of them to the machine. It would be better to use the larger pads when you’re targeting larger areas of your body, such as your chest or back muscles, and use the smaller pair to target specific aching muscle groups. All the pads are reusable, and you can really use them for a long time if you use them as the manufacturer recommends.
One of the good things about this model is that it’s very lightweight and compact. This will allow you to carry the TENS machine everywhere you go, and you can even use it at work or during your commute. Even though it’s small, the HiDow AcuXP packs a really strong punch, so you should be careful when you use it.
Technology Used: TENS, EMS
Battery Type: Built-in Lithium
Massage Modes: 8
Weight: 0.62 lbs
Warranty & Service
The HiDow AcuXP comes with a 2-year limited warranty. The warranty applies to every material and workmanship defects you notice within the first 2 years of use. The manufacturer will repair or replace any defective unit. You will have to support the return shipping costs.
You can also upgrade your warranty to a lifetime policy extra cost.
- Very Good For Pain Relief – This TENS unit is very effective at TENS unit therapy, reducing or eliminating muscle pain. All the massage programs it uses are specially designed to relax and reinvigorate your muscles, and they do a great job at that.
- Good Battery Life – You will be able to use the unit for about a week or so without recharging it, depending on the length of your massage sessions. The battery can last for over 50 hours, depending on the features you’re using.
- Instructions Manual Could Be Better – The instructions manual could be more revealing about some of the portable TENS unit’s features and programs
- Short Wire – The wire separating the massage pads is not very long, so you will have to place them close together.