The Flex Mini® vs. Wave Vibration Machine

Wave Manufacturing is a company that specializes in vibration platforms that are designed to help people maximize the effectiveness of their workout routines. There are various versions of the Wave Vibration Machine but all function on the same premise. The units’ vibrating platforms oscillate rapidly, sending vibrations throughout the body. These vibrations are said to cause the muscles to work more often since the muscles must respond to the vibrations. Thus, whether the user performs upper or lower body routines on the Wave Vibration Machine’s platform, he or she is thought to increase and expedite fitness results. There is also some indication that this vibration technology may also promote bone health and improved circulation.

Wave offers four different Wave Vibration Machine apparatuses, which range in weight from 175 to 275 lbs. They market each directly through their official website. The most affordable unit is $1,850 while the most expensive is $7,900. Yet direct online purchasing is not offered. Consumers must call up the company to place an order. There is no indication of shipping costs or shipping limitations. Each unit is covered by either a 1 or 2 year warranty. Wave’s return policy and satisfaction guarantee is conditional, lasts 15 days, and is subject to a 15% restocking fee.

 The Flex MIniWave Vibration Machine
How much does it cost?The Flex Mini costs $199.99.$1,850 to $7,900 Shipping and handling costs not specified.
Does it require assembly?No, the Flex mini does not require assembly. It comes ready to go.YES. Some if not all of these units require assembly.
Are there any 3rd party clinical trials to back up the claims?YES there was a very comprehensive clinical study conducted. The results showed that 100% of users said it worked in some way. 92% said it was easy to fit into their daily return. 90% were more toned and firmed.NO. The official website appears to post no published 3rd part studies regarding the benefits of using a Wave Vibration Machine.
Is it FDA cleared? Please note that most products are not required to be FDA Cleared. This is a status that makes the Flex Mini unique.Yes – the Flex Mini is the first and currently the only of its kind to be cleared by the FDA for Toning, Tightening and Lifting the Butt and Backs of the Thighs.NO. Yet these machines do not require FDA clearance.
Do you need exercise while using it?NO. You put the FLEX MINI on, turn it on, and it does all the work for you using electronic muscle stimulation to perfectly contract and work all the muscles in your butt and backs of the thighs.YES and NO. A Wave Vibration Machine may promote some results apart from exercise but performing exercise will likely promote the most results.
Do you need to focus on your form?No you don’t need to even think about form. The FLEX MINI keeps track of the intensity and duration of the concentrated muscle contractions for you.YES. If you choose to exercise you ought to pay attention to your routines.
When can you use it?You can get a concentrated rear end workout while you are doing your make-up, at work, watching TV, surfing the net, folding laundry, cooking, talking on the phone, helping the kids with their homework...virtually anywhere and anytime.During set workout times.
Can you tone other parts of the body?YES, you can add accessories to your order that are specifically designed and fitted to be worn on other parts of the body. There is one for the stomach and another for the arms. These accessories are individually FDA Cleared for toning, strengthening, and firming their specific body parts. Click here to learn more about the Flex Range of products.YES. You can perform upper and lower body exercises on a Wave Vibration Machine.
Is it portable? How big is it?YES, is it very portable. It is about the size of a pair of shorts. It comes with a free travel pouch and weighs less than one poundNO. These units weigh between 175 and 275 lbs.
Is it discreet?YES, the Mini is very fitted to the buttocks and back of the thighs and not bulky in any way. The remote is very small and tucks away in a small pouch on the side. You can wear it discretely under clothing and while doing virtually anything.NO. It would be hard to hide the fact that you are using a Wave Vibration Machine.
Does it require hard work or motivation?NO, you do not need to exercise or break a sweat during a toning session. You don’t need to find time for the gym and it requires no energy to give your entire rear end a very concentrated workout.YES. The best benefits will be achieved by those who workout consistently.
Does it require batteries?No. It comes with a rechargeable power supply unit.NO. These appear to plug into the wall.
What is the "Satisfaction Guarantee" period?For a full 60-Days any order can be returned for a full refund.15 days conditional
What is the "Product Warranty" period?If there is any problem with your Flex Mini it can be exchanged for a new unit for a full Two Years from your original purchase date.One to two years
Do they ship internationally?YES. The FLEX Mini is currently shipped to over 100 countries. Check our order page for a list of all the countries we ship to.Not specified
Do they have toll free ordering and customer service?YES: (800) 222-7154. Our friendly customer service staff is available to help you between 9am – 6pm MST.YES.
Is there bonus material with your order?YES! Your Flex Mini Order Comes with a full 1-Year subscription presented by our sponsors to either Fitness or Elle magazines (A Retail Value of $50!).None specified
What is the delivery time for domestic orders?1 week or less.Not specified