Giving You the Scoop On the HealthmateForever PRO12AB

HealthmateForever Pro12AB Review

We will be talking about the HealthmateForever Pro12AB, but I will also mention a few other very similar portable electrical stimulation units from the same manufacturer, primarily the PRO12ABQ and the PRO12AB2. This HealthmateForever Pro12AB review should clear up your major questions about the device so you can decide if it is a good fit for you.

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HealthmateForever TENS Unit & Muscle Stimulator - Pro12AB


Dual Channel TENS Technology

12 Pre-set TENS Modes

20 Intensity Levels

Use with 2 Pads or 4 Pads

Rechargeable Internal Lithium Battery

HealthmateForever Pro12AB - Main Features

12 Modes

12 Pre-set TENS Modes

The 12 preprogrammed massage modes included in the HealthmateForever tens unit Pro12AB are:

Tuina (Push & Pull) Acupuncture Tapping
Guasha (Scraping) Cupping Shiatus (Finger Press)
Pressure Back Pain Deep Tissue Massage
Body Building Weight Loss Combination

These modes are presented in a rectangular design.

12 is a pretty impressive selection of modes to choose from. Many other tens units out there have half or less than this amount, so if variety is important to you this is an impressive quality in the model.

The PRO12ABQ and PRO12AB2 also have the same 12 modes, but the PRO10AB only has ten modes.

Dual Isolated Channels

Dual Channel & Use with two Pads or four Pads

Not all tens units from HealthmateForever contain isolated channels, although each device is a dual unit, meaning that it has two channels. The Pro12AB has two isolated channels which means that you can adjust the setting on each channel individually.

You can pick one mode and intensity for one channel and a different mode and intensity for the other; this gives you the chance to stimulate two unique areas at once.

Both channels have the same 100% power without the need to sap strength from the other channel.

20 Intensity Levels

20 Intensity Levels

The intensity of this device, like most tens units, is adjustable. There are 20 different levels of intensity to choose from, and this is a pretty big number that I always like to see in tens units. It just means that you should be able to find your perfect comfort level with ease.

The timer can be set for anywhere from 10-80 minutes. There is no continuous setting on this unit, but overall I think it is a pretty good timer.

Simplicity of Use

The unit features an easy to read animated backlit LCD Display. This is a good quality as it means that you should be able to track your session with relative ease and stay on top of options and settings.

On the front of the screen there are only five buttons in a circular shape indicated by a plus, minus, M, and T. I assume that the M represents mode, the T represents the timer, and the plus and minus signify intensity level increase or decrease.

Everything you need to know to correctly operate the unit should be contained within the instructions.

Dimensions and Weight

HealthmateForever Pro12AB TENS Unit - Size Comparison

The Pro12AB is silver and in general quite small. The dimensions of this device are 1.75" L x 3.5" W x .25" T and it is 1.8 ounces in weight.

Portable TENS Unit

As far as size is concerned this unit is obviously quite small which makes it easy to stick into your pocket and head on to your destination.

You may also want to consider purchasing some sort of carrying case for the unit to keep it safe as well as store all other accessories.

The PRO12ABQ is 4" L x 2" W x .25" T with a weight of 2.0 ounces, and the PRO12AB2 is 1.75" L x 3.5" W x .25" T and 2.2 ounces.

All of these units have a pretty spacious screen and appear to be easy to use with relatively few buttons, but the PRO12AB2 includes four additional buttons.

Tens Unit with Rechargeable Battery

Lithium Battery

The unit runs on one internal rechargeable lithium battery which can evidently last for up to 10 hours of continuous use.

It has an indicator to let you know how much battery life you still have.

In some rare cases the battery may be defective, but you should be able to get a new unit if this were the case. Otherwise it seems that the battery can hold a charge for quite a long time, lasting “weeks” for some people. Of course, you will also have to take into account how long you use the unit, how often, and how much power you use depending on the settings you select.

Accessories

Pro12AB HealthmateForever TENS Unit & Muscle Stimulator - Accesories

You will get everything you need when you purchase the unit and receive it in the mail. Included are:

4 piece HealthmateForever pads, 1 USB Charger/Wall Unit, 1 pads holder, 1 USB Charger/Wall Unit 1 pads holder, Acupuncture placement point chart, HealthmateForever Pro12AB manual, Limited Lifetime Warranty Card, Free Educational Reference Booklet.

Aside from the accessories that come included with the unit you may also purchase many other accessories from HealthmateForever. These accessories cater to different needs and body areas, such as the knees, ankle, hands, wrists, legs, and so on. If you suffer from back pain, for example, this flex belt is compatible with the device.

Great Warranty

HealthmateForever - Lifetime Warranty

All Tens units from HelathmateForever come with a lifetime manufacturer warranty. This warranty will cover all defects in either materials or workmanship and there is no time limit. The warranty doesn't cover everything, such as normal wear, industrial use or neglect, accident, or a few other restrictions.

Still, this is a great warranty for a tens device.

Cost of the Tens Unit

This HealthmateForever massager is on the slightly more expensive side, but I still think that it offers a pretty good bargain for the list of features, modes, intensity levels, dual isolate channels, and the great warranty. Ebay.com has the unit listed for $180 and the manufacturer site has it priced at $339.99.

I would definitely price check for this unit to see where you can get the best deal, and you may have good luck on Amazon as they typically offer fairly low prices.

Both the PRO12ABQ and the PRO12AB2 are listed for $359.99 on the manufacturer site.

HealthmateForever Reviews for the Pro12AB

This tens nerve stimulation device has one of the best ratings I have seen for a tens unit and it is overwhelmingly liked by those who purchase it. There are a few complaints, but generally it is merely due to defects or accidents prior to the unit arriving at the customer's home.

Powerful TENS Unit

Most people claim that the unit is powerful but small, effective, and love having the variety of options in terms of modes and intensity levels.

Pro12AB and Other Models By HealthmateForever

Compare Pro12AB with T12AB2, T24AB and YK15 TENS Unit & Muscle Stimulator models.

HealthmateForever T12AB

HealthmateForever T12AB2

HealthmateForever T24AB

HealthmateForever YK15
Modes 12 12 24 15
Channels Dual Dual Dual Dual
Pads 4 8 4 8
Intensity 20 20 20 20
Touch Screen Yes Yes Yes No
EMS Yes Yes Yes Yes
Battery Rechargeable lithium Rechargeable lithium Rechargeable lithium 3 x AAA
Size (inches) (H x W x D) 4.75 x 2.5 x 0.5 5 x 2.5 x 0.4 4.75 x 2.5 x 0.5 7.75x 2.75 x 0.75
Weight (oz) 4.3 4.1 4.3 5.6
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty
Price $$$ $$$ $$$ $
Rating 8.3 8.6 8.2 6.8

HealthmateForever Pro12AB vs Other Brands

This table compares HealthmateForever Pro12AB with iReliev TENS & EMS System, Omron PM3030, TENS 7000.

HealthmateForever T12AB

iReliev Strength & Recovery TENS & EMS System

Omron electroTHERAPY Pain Relief Device PM3030

TENS 7000
Modes 12 14 3 5
Channels Dual Dual Single Dual
Pads 4 4 2 4
Intensity 20 25 5 8
Touch Screen Yes No No No
EMS Yes Yes No No
Battery Rechargeable lithium 3 x AAA 2 x AAA 1 x 9V
Size (inches) (H x W x D) 4.75 x 2.5 x 0.5 3.5 x 2.06 x 0.76 3.74 x 2.12 x 0.71 3.98 x 2.4 x 0.96
Weight (oz) 4.3 2.65 2.12 5.29
Warranty Limited Lifetime Warranty 1 Year Warranty 1 Year Warranty 1 Year Warranty
Price $$$ $$ $ $
Rating 8.3 8.1 6.4 8.2

HealthmateForever Pro12AB - Final Thoughts

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HealthmateForever T12AB

The Bottom Line

If you don't mind spending a little bit of money, thinking upwards of $100, this is a great unit to buy. The cost is definitely more than worth it for the bounty of features you will receive. Looking at customer feedback it looks like a very safe choice.
8.3
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