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Wife loves the thing...while it lasted
This is the second one of these she's had...the first wore out within the 'extended warranty' that Harvey Norman offered at that time.... notably the extended warranty period is no longer what it was with the initial purchase.
What wears out is the material under the feet and the pads between the material and moving parts adjacent to the legs - annoyingly, Homedics do not offer replacements for these parts or servicing.
Neither tall nor heavyset she finds the calf massage not particularly effective.
My wife uses the thing every day and it has lasted beyond the warranty by about 6-months.
At $300+ now I wont be rushing to buy another one.
Foot massage at a fraction of the cost
Let's be honest, it's not that expensive. For the price of a few massages, you can afford this and then pretty much get daily foot and calf massages. Don't be fooled however, it's not as high end as you might think...however, it still does a pretty good job. Check out my full review of this here if you want to see it in action and all the buttons etc.
Purchased in March 2020.
DONT BUY THIS IF YOUR OVER 1m60cm or are old with Osteoporosis
They don't tell you on the box but I am 1m70cm in height so when i sit on this thing it only massages 1/4 of my calf, it simply does not have the height to do the full calf. You can't extend or adjust the machine to do the full calf. This is basically designed for shorter people most probably in China. The Other thing is i bought this for a present for my older parents upon reading the instructions it says consult a doctor if you have Osteoporosis. Reason being, is that the machine compresses the foot and ankle area very hard, hard enough to br...eak a bone if your older or suffering osteoperosis, and you cannot adjust this pressure either!! so basically: 1. you cannot adjust height. not suitable for average to tall people. 2. you cannot adjust pressure. dangerous to people suffering Osteoporosis or elderly 3. The metal plates crush your ankle area. 4. The vibrating mechanism is so loud that its like a jack hammer which destroys any relaxation you can have. 5. the foot vibrating mechanism does the front of the foot but does not massage the ball heal unless you push down hard to get to the hard to reach section. I tried to return this to Harvey Norman and they refused to refund it because the box was open, Worst customer service, I will never shop there again. I didn't get a chance to try this at their ultimo store because they didn't have any on display. So basically i used this once. and now sits in the corner.
Questions & Answers
Has anyone had the issue of the unit just stopping - actually not being able to turn back on?Power supply appears ok but when switched on nothing livens up at all.
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