XFT-320A Electrical Massager Review: Advantages and Disadvantages
Let's Discuss the XFT-320A
This XFT-320A electrical massager review will give you all the details you need to know about this particular unit. This unit works by utilizing electrical muscle stimulation and electrical nerve stimulation therapy.
The manufacturer is Shenzhen XFT Electronics. They are based in China and produce, manufacture, and develop medical and rehabilitation products. Other tens products from same manufacturer are: XFT-502 and XFT-D2007.
To learn more about XFT-502, go here.
XFT-320A Electrical Massager
Dual Channel TENS Technology
4 Programs & 7 Modes
Use with 2 Pads or 4 Pads
XFT-320A - Features
Four Programs and Seven Modes and Speeds
As far as XFT-320A electrical stimulation is concerned there are three massage styles, which include kneading, tapping, and rubbing. There are also four areas of the body which have pre-programmed massage programs, and they are: waist and back, hands and feed, joints, and shoulder.
In all there are seven different types of modes and speeds and four unique automatic programs.
The XFT-320A tens machine runs on two channels, meaning it is a dual channel tens massager. Some of the specifications about the unit are rather limited, but I can tell you this much. The device uses four pads and you can set each channel to a different part of your body.
If you want to set a different intensity for two separate areas of your body you can do so with a dual channel unit. Each channel has adjustable settings.
It is called a “low frequency therapeutic device.”
Although I haven't been able to find any information about the specific number of intensity levels (either on the manufacturer website, reviews, or Amazon) I can tell you a few things about it.
I have read that the intensity of the electrical signal has been described as “chaotic.” This may be due to electrodes that are not placed correctly, causing the signal to be either too weak or too strong. In the case that it is too strong it has even caused pain and electrocution.
Some people have described this XFT-320A electrical stimulator as being a “sharp tingling sensation,” and not a pleasant kind. Those experiencing a weak current have come back to say that the sensation was painful. Skin discoloration and large red welts have been reported in some cases.
This might be due to the fact that the device can't hold a strong enough charge in order to stimulate a pleasant, relaxing electrical current.
Ease of Use
The XFT-320A comes with a user manual, and these are almost always useful when figuring out how to operate the unit.
I should tell you that this machine has a different design than most other pulse massagers. Some have claimed that the buttons are rather confusing, so it might take you a little time to learn how to operate the unit and adjust the settings. This is not too unusual, as every device is a little different.
Aside from this I have read about a few issues with the pads, which seem to come off easily, but this problem is common among virtually all tens units. After you use the pads, which come with the unit, you can choose to buy pads that need gels or self-adhesive pads—so this is an issue you have some control over.
The device is relatively small, so naturally it is fairly portable. The dimensions are listed as 5 inches wide, 5.12 inches tall, and just about one inch in thickness. The weight of the unit it 7.05 oz, and this is slightly on the heavier side, but overall not too bad.
The fact that the unit uses disposable batteries also makes it portable, as you just have to take an extra pack with you. I could not find the exact type of battery the unit uses, but I am guessing it is something relatively common and inexpensive like AAA or 5V batteries.
According to the manufacturer website the batteries will last 2-3 months if you use it for 30 minutes a day, however I have seen user reviews that stated that the batteries don't have a very good life. I have heard that some people had issues with the device and it was necessary to adjust the placement in order for the machine to run.
Accessories Included with the XFT-320A
When you purchase the XFT-320A you will also receive two pairs of massage pads, two electrode wires, pad housing, one acupuncture pen, one massage gel, one pair of batteries, and of course the instructions/owner's manual. This is when you buy from the manufacturer, it may vary if you choose a third party seller; I have seen some messages on Amazon state that the batteries are not included.
One particularly interesting aspect of this device is that it includes an acupuncture pen. This is somewhat unusual, and I have not heard of many other tens units which come with a pen. Of course, you might know that these units do nevertheless claim to be based on ancient Chinese medicine principles—like acupuncture.
This acupuncture pen might be nice if you know where to place the pen, but in order to do so you would have to be quite familiar with the practice of acupuncture and the pressure points in the body. Unfortunately most people probably won't be able to utilize the pen, so this may be completely useless to you.
I could not find any information about any type of warranty, guarantee. or refund policy about the XFT-320A either on Amazon, the manufacturer website, or on reviews. You will have to contact the seller directly and inquire about the warranty.
If you purchase the unit just make sure you keep the receipt in case anything breaks.
Currently there are two sellers on Amazon and they may have varying prices.
At sears.com the unit can be found for $44 and on ebay.com it can be found for anywhere between $21-$50. Generally if they are a higher price they are shipped from the United States or the United Kingdom. The unit can be bought off fishpond.com for $56 and it is no longer being shipped from aliexpress.com due to strict inspections.
Don't forget that you will also have to purchase batteries and replacement pads at some point.
I have already mentioned a few common issues customers have had with the product—it has proved to have a painful current at times that was too weak. The device has also been reported as being fragile, but many units are. There are still quite a few tens massager reviews claiming that the device was sturdy enough to use over months and helped them with their pain.
XFT-320A vs Other TENS
XFT-320A Electrical Massager
|Battery||-||1 x 9V||1 x 9V||4 x AAA|
|Size (inches) (H x W x D)||5.12 x 5 x 1.06||3.98 x 2.4 x 0.96||3.74 x 2.6 x 0.92||7.8 x 2 x 0.8|
|Warranty||-||1 Year Warranty||1 Year Warranty||90 Day Warranty|
Conclusion of this XFT-320A review
The Bottom LineBefore you make a final decision I would recommend checking out some other products first. I think you will find better devices in the same price range, such as the Tens 7000 and the Tens 3000, trueMedic PL-009 model, for example.