The Kahuna SM-3700 just looks like a premium product. It oozes class. In other words, you can tell just by the way it looks that someone spent serious money on it. It’s covered in black leather, and has a futuristic, neon-blue light on the side that glows softly while the chair is in use.
That aesthetic is in line with the SM-7300’s functionality, as well. It’s a high-performer, and it’s well suited to those who are using a chair for end-of-day relaxation or some mild muscular pain relief, with targeted modes for different effects.
This chair from Kahuna has a total of 9 auto programs, as well as four specifically tailored programs. Furthermore, the massage chair’s range of methods are facilitated by six different rollers which run on an SL-shaped track, as well as the built-in airbag system. The hip’s air cells also conform to your torso and are able to give you massage therapy on an area most chairs neglect.
The zero-gravity function of this chair also has an additional benefit: pace-saving. While this chair will put you totally horizontal if you wish during your massages, it does so without taking up any more space than is necessary, by sliding forward while reclining instead of leaning backwards. That means you can put the chair only inches from a wall and it’ll still work.
In addition, the SM-7300 accommodates a fairly wide range of body types, more than the average massage chair. It can take up to 6 feet and 5 inches of height, as well as up to 320 pounds. For users who often have a bit of trouble finding a massage chair that’ll properly fit their body, this is a great choice. By the same token, it’s also great for business owners who need to fit a lot of differently-sized customers into their massage chairs. While this Kahuna does have its limits, they’re definitely a bit above the average.
While this chair doesn’t focus on a specific style of massage, like Shiatsu, it offers a number of tailored programs to target specific types of users. Arguably, this is actually better than offering some vague rendition of Shiatsu or Swedish or Thai massage; if a user sees a preset that applies to them, they can simply go for it rather than trying to calibrate their perfect massage. The five auto programs are Yoga Stretching, Fast Recovery, Pain Relief, Relaxation, and Athlete. There are also four specific, targeted programs — Office Person, Golfer, Senior Mode, and Dynamic Sport — which handle individual kinds of relief.
This is possibly a more practical option than a chair that offers solely Shiatsu and a number of modes like kneading, tapping, etc. While the Kahuna also gives you those options for customization, it makes it easy for people who just need to solve any muscle aches or pains that are related to their specific lifestyle.
In case it wasn’t already clear, we think the Kahuna SM-7300 is a very high quality chair. It has all the trappings of a luxury device, as well as the functionality to back it up. While it’s not catered to a specific type of massage, the specific options for your lifestyle and therapy needs should more than cover the majority of users, even those with specific use cases. Furthermore, the chair can be adjusted manually, so it’s not like you’re missing out on anything.
The Kahuna SM-7300 isn’t made of true leather. The chair’s covered in vinyl, with a mesh transition for the leg rests and some smaller sections of the seating area. While this may disappoint some, we found that it didn’t affect performance or comfort. In addition, the chair just plain looks good, even without the presence of true leather, so we didn’t feel as though we were sitting on a budget item when we used it.
Users are, essentially, paying a premium for this chair. If compromising on material isn’t an option for you, then you’ll likely have to pass on the Kahuna SM-7300. But for those who are willing to sacrifice a bit, this chair is perfectly comfortable and has the look and feel of a premium massage device, so you needn’t feel like you’re losing out on something by choosing it.
Pros and Cons
- Targeted modes are perfect if you fall under one of the specific use cases
- Has the look and feel of a luxurious chair
- Doesn’t focus on a specific style of massage, like Shiatsu or Swedish
- Made of vinyl and mesh rather than true leather
Overall, this premium chair doesn’t have everything: the material isn’t genuine or fully-synthetic leather, and it doesn’t really offer Shiatsu. But it just feels like it’s incredibly high quality, and the specific modes make it accessible to both casual users and power users alike. If you would like to read more massage chair reviews then you can visit this guide.