This TENS unit has “professional grade” in the name and product description and as such is a physical therapist recommended TENS units. It’s also just about three times as expensive as comparable TENS units from other manufacturers. So is it really professional grade? Is it worth the price? Does it give you higher intensity or more options than a more typically-priced TENS unit does?
On the whole, we’d argue that while it’s a nice device, and it’s more than capable of giving great TENS therapy massages, it may not entirely be worth the price, depending on your budget. In our usage, we got good results from this Easy@Home EHE012PRO unit, but they weren’t amazing to the point where we would separate this device from the rest of the pack.
On the other hand, this is in all respects a very good TENS unit. While the high price may not be justified, this will do just fine if you’re looking for a high-quality TENS massager that will function well and last you a good long while without breaking. Other users who simply want the assurance that a device is “professional grade” and up to the standard of medical usage may find this Easy@Home TENS unit appealing as well.
While this device’s design isn’t particularly eye catching, it does have some solid and functional features. The backlit LCD screen on the front is a bit small, especially for a device of this price, but it’s well-lit and easy to read. The layout of settings and readings on the screen is also fairly logical, and you won’t have to dig through too many menus to get to the settings you want, which is always nice.
In addition, this TENS unit truly has dual channel operation. When you have four electrodes attached, you can independently control the power and massage type to the two pairs of electrodes, meaning you can simultaneously massage two body parts (or even two completely different people)! It’s a great setting to have, but you can also direct the power just to two electrodes if you’re covering a small area or you want to maximize the intensity rather than spreading it out.
The internal, rechargeable lithium battery can be used for sessions of up to 120 minutes at a time. While that’s not the best battery life ever, it’s solid and should be more than enough for most users, even in medical contexts. There are very few situations where you’d want to use a TENS unit for over two hours.
Finally, it’s worth mentioning that the buttons on this unit are pretty nice. Unlike some TENS units, you don’t operate this Easy@Home model through the screen. Instead, you press the buttons on the front. They’re logically laid out and have enough space between the keys that making mistakes is fairly unlikely. As such, this is a great TENS units for situations where you might not have full usage of your hands, like at the gym.
As this is a relatively premium TENS unit, we were expecting to see a lot of different massage modes and adjustable settings that put the power in the hands of the user. Thankfully, we weren’t disappointed. The unit comes with five automated massage programs, as well as three manual modes. Furthermore, there are a total of 20 different intensity levels available for each mode. For users who often have very specific needs in regards to massage intensity, this device is an easy pick.
As mentioned in the intro, this is certainly a high-quality TENS unit. However, we’re not sure the benefits outweigh the increased price when you can get much of the same functionality for a lot less. With that said, prices could very well vary depending on where you live and where you’re potentially having your new TENS unit shipped to. If you can find this TENS unit for the same price as a comparable model, then it’s definitely a good buy. It’s functionally solid, has a decent construction, and is easy to use, both physically and in terms of the digital layout.
As with basically all TENS units, this one is made out of plastic. The plastic housing is light and while it’s not particularly pretty or eye-catching, it feels durable and solid to the touch. We weren’t worried about accidentally breaking this device if thrown into a handbag or backpack while running out of the house.
Pros and Cons
- Easy to operate and functionally designed
- Plastic housing is relatively well-made
- Has a decent range of different massage functions
- Screen is small but bright and easy to read, as well as backlit
- Depending on where you live, may be a bit expensive for what it is
- Design is fairly run-of-the-mill
All things considered, you can’t go wrong with this TENS device. While it’s not particularly flashy, it works well and has a lot of different massage/TENS therapy modes on offer. Our only gripe is that it’s a bit expensive, but that may change depending on where you live and when you’re buying this device. If you can find it for the same amount as a more midrange TENS unit, then it’s definitely worth the investment.