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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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 HealthmateForeverCompare Pro12AB with T12AB2, T24AB and YK15 TENS Unit & Muscle Stimulator models.
|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|
|Warranty||Limited Lifetime Warranty||Limited Lifetime Warranty||Limited Lifetime Warranty||Limited Lifetime Warranty|
HealthmateForever Pro12AB vs Other BrandsThis table compares HealthmateForever Pro12AB with iReliev TENS & EMS System, Omron PM3030, TENS 7000.
iReliev Strength & Recovery TENS & EMS System
Omron electroTHERAPY Pain Relief Device PM3030
|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|
|Warranty||Limited Lifetime Warranty||1 Year Warranty||1 Year Warranty||1 Year Warranty|
HealthmateForever Pro12AB - Final Thoughts
The Bottom LineIf 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.