Love it. No Problem
It constantly beeps when it is not attached to the skin properly but once you figure out how to fix it, it is a great little machine. It's good for a quick spot relief.
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Don’t waste your time or money
Bought this machine as a backup as i had left my tens machine at home. One of many that I have used over the years. This is the first and only one I have ever come across that is in my opinion the most inferior and cheap piece of rubbish I have ever attempted to use.
Put one battery in, instantly got the low battery signal. Put the second battery in that counts with the product, it turned on, went to turn the intensity up and it instantly brought up the low battery signal. Went and bought two new batteries machine turns on, feel a small pulse h...
Complete waste of money. Errors almost every single time I try to use it.
Bought this to assist with ongoing back pain. It doesn’t matter where I try to place it on my body, it turns on then when I try to increase the intensity it starts beeping non stop and won’t work. I’ve tried changing the battery and the sticky pads. The product just doesn’t work properly. Complete waste of money and incredibly frustrating. I strenuously recommend you do not buy this. Incredibly disappointing to have wasted so much money. Buyers beware.
Worst $50 spent
The product worked for the first few times but very fickle to get it working. Now it turns on, I press + once and it works and upon pressing + again it continues to beep... very disappointed
Wish I’d seen these reviews
I bought one of these from Priceline today - it has good reviews on their website, the price is good and I’m in a lot of pain with a bulging disc. I used it three times today and then it stopped working. I went online to see what other people said about the battery life because I was thinking “surely not”. I took it down to Priceline and asked for a refund - they said no, because I had opened it. I pointed out that was why I knew it didn’t work. She then said they’d have to phone the company, I said no and basically had to quote my consumer rights from Dept of Fair Trading to get a refund. Priceline are the supplier, they are responsible.
Good until it works
It worked ok first, then was sitting unused in its box for a few months. After that was impossible to turn them (I bought 2) on again. Of course I changed the battery, so that was not an issue. The machine simply stops working. Now I can see others have very similar experiences. It has a very short life cycle, creating too much rubbish, bad for the environment and expensive, given you cannot use it for long.
Purchased in December 2016.
If only they worked
I have bought 3 of these, they work once or twice, then no longer work, It just beeps continuously. These are expensive and I am very disappointed. When they work, they are great. Chemist will not exchange or refund me.
So bought this as was advised it's good, when it works it is. It has good preset mode, that bring a constant charge and a pulsating charge. You can't change it, but it's good. The issue is getting it to turn on, had mine less than a month, won't function on my leg can't seem to sense skin, I even shaved, works on arm. Also pads are poor quality, they pull away from unit way before they stop sticking to skin. I have another brand and never had an issue, so knowing how to use and look after isn't an issue. I would look else where.
Purchased in March 2019 at Price line for A$34.99.
Disappointed after a great start
I bought this unit after having had positive feedback from family members as to the efficacy of TENS therapy. I made my choice based on the compact, discreet appearance of this product, as I intended to use it in my workplace as well as at home. When I used the product it was just blissful, the pain relief was really effective and it did not interfere with normal activity. BUT..... the battery life was ridiculously short, about 10 treatments and the unit seemed to develop a random response to the input instructions. When it worked, great relief! But completely unreliable in its response, and sucked the battery dry so quickly. I’m so disappointed, because when it works, it’s great...but so unreliable.
Purchased in March 2019 for A$50.00.
Good relief but batteries dont last the 50 times it states
When it works if is brilliant but batteries dont last very long and its so hard to change batteries due to cover too fiddley to open. Its convenient having no leads etc like other tens machines. Bit expensive unit overall
Best little pain reliever on the market.
I bought this over 2 years ago, and love it. It’s on its second lot of gel pads and second battery, after lots of use. I use it, on average, on a fortnightly basis, mostly for my knees, back and neck, to help with muscle and arthritic pain.
After a recent injury to my shoulder, due to a car accident, I’ve been using it nightly, before bed, and it gives me enough relief to get a good night sleep.
It has certainly saved me a fortune in pain meds over the years.
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Waste of money
Bought mine <3 months ago at Priceline. Didnt feel anything 1st use and 2nd use didnt even turn on. Gel had peeled back a bit and case very hard to open. Took it back to Priceline for a refund and shop person opened it with difficulty and then disappeared with it. Came back and said she had put it on HER arm and it worked so she would have to ring the manufacturer before I could get a refund. Shocked on many levels and was not prepared to wait (was told to do some shopping and come back after her call was returned). Hygiene ignored by staff so I will not be using it again. Waste of money .....just a, bit of expensive rubbish.
My portable comfort relief
I've had mine for well over 2 years now and would be lost without it. I have suffered considerably with neck pain for most of my life and I have many other items that I have used to relieve any pain.
The Painmate is like a mini tens machine for which you can carry around in your handbag or if travelling. You don't have to worry about wires because it is so portable. It comes in a clear protective compact which is great because it keeps the pad clean and ready for your next use.
I have found the tens pad lasts quite a while for me before...I need to change them. It's so easy to use. Apply the pad say the back of your neck. Make sure that the pads are flat against your skin. Then press and hold the plus (+) button down for about 3 seconds. This is when you really have to listen for a very faint beep that will let you know that you can now keep pushing the + button to get to the intensity of what feels comfortable for your pain. There are 15 intensity levels so plenty to choose from. After 20 minutes of use, it will automatically shut off. If you want to shut the device a bit early, you only have to press and hold the minus (-) button for 3 seconds and it will stop. The gel pads are easy to replace.
Questions & Answers
I have Osteoarthritis in my big toe, my podiatrist use tens machine on my toe yday.
& he knew I had epilepsy.
He will use it again next week.
does the machine beep continuously while you have it on or not and I can't really feel the pulsing
plus can you move around while you have it on
Once it starts beeping continuously it’s not actually working so you won’t feel it then. I’m lucky if I can get it to work once out of every few dozen tries. I stopped trying. It’s a terrible product and a waste of money.
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