hypervibe vs kogan fortis

Top 5 Reasons Why You Would Choose A Hypervibe over a Kogan/Dick Smith – Fortis

It is important to start this article by properly defining a “Portable Type” machine. By this, we are referring to the cheap Chinese designed portable platforms, that weigh less than 20Kg. Hypervibe, and other manufacturers like Galileo produce a small platform without the handles, but these machines weigh over 20Kg and are much more powerful.

1 – Greater Frequency Range

Frequency refers to the number of times per second the platform travels up and down through 1 complete cycle of movement. Research has shown that different vibration frequencies have different effects on the way forces are transmitted to the body. Portable Type machines have been tested under many different brand names and have a maximum frequency of just 12Hz, whereas more than 90% of the 800+ studies on Whole Body Vibration research use frequency higher than this. If you want to achieve the scientific proven benefits of Whole Body Vibration, it is important the machine you purchase is capable of operating at the same settings used in the scientific research. Scientists have noted that insufficient vibration frequency could be the reason for failed outcomes.


Frequency Range

Portable Type3-12Hz
Hypervibe G10 Mini5-25Hz
Hypervibe G14 Home5-30Hz

Why is the frequency range of a machine so important? Watch the video


2- More G Force

G force refers to the intensity of the vibration, the more G force placed onto the body, the greater the body responds to that force. Portable Type machine have a maximum G force of just 4g, whereas Hypervibe machines can be controlled to produce very low G force like the Portable Type, or much higher levels of 10g or higher, depending on the model.

When asked why their G force is so low, importers of low G force machines find themselves painted into a corner and respond with the only response available, “high G force is dangerous” and reference the negative effects of G force on fighter pilots (which is trickery and not relevant to G force from vibration).

There is a BIG problem with this response.

There are more than 800 peer reviewed studies on the effects of Whole Body Vibration, and none of those studies used the Side Rail Type machines. The one machine that has more research than any other brand in the world is called the Galileo, the German inventors of the technology from 1996. Galileo have more than 100 studies published in science journals from around the world, Galileo is the reason why you discovered the technology and why you are reading this article right now. The smallest of the Galileo models, is a machine called the “Galileo Kiddy” i.e. it is designed for children. The Galileo Kiddy, has a maximum G force of 10g, whereas their largest model has a maximum G force of more than 30g.

On one hand you have the most scientifically researched machine in the world, inventors of the technology, and their least powerful machine, designed for children produces 10g.

On the other hand, you have Portable Type machines with no clinical evidence, warning of the dangers of high G force, whilst also referencing the Galileo research on their website as evidence for the benefits of their machine.

The same story repeats again when comparing Portable Type machines to other brands that have been heavily researched.


G Force Range

Portable TypeUp to 3.5g
Hypervibe G10 MiniUp to 10g
Hypervibe G14 HomeUp to 14g


Why is the G force range of a machine so important? Watch the video


3 – Frequency Displayed

As we already discussed, frequency is an important factor in Whole Body Vibration, it is used to control different effects and benefits. For example, 6 to 8Hz is best suited for balance, 10 to 12Hz is best suited for relaxation, and 20-45Hz is best suited for training. With this being said, when you use a vibration machine it is important that you get a frequency reading from your machine so that you can target the benefits you are wanting to achieve.

The Portable Type machines don’t give you any indication of the frequency setting on the control panel, instead the machine displays a range of speed levels from 1 to 50 that don’t really give you any idea of what frequency the machine is operating at.

4 – Clinically Supported

When a company make claims that their product is supported by scientific evidence, it would not be unreasonable to expect such evidence can be provided. There are hundreds of scientific studies showing benefits of Whole Body Vibration, dating back over 20 years, however, not none of those studies used the Portable Type machines.

You might think, well it doesn’t really matter what type of machine was studied, what really matters is that there is scientific proof that Whole Body Vibration works, right?

Well no, when scientists conduct a study, there are many factors they choose which can cause a study to be successful or a study to fail. In Whole Body Vibration research, such factors include, how many times per week they use the machine, what exercises will be performed on the machine, how long each exercise will be performed for, and importantly what vibration settings will be used. If the vibration levels are too low, the forces placed onto the body can be too low to cause any benefits, alternatively, studies have shown that as forces are increased, the response from the body increases. Therefore, if a machine has not been used in scientific research, it is important to make review studies to make sure that the alternative product can produce the same levels of vibration used in the research.

Portable Type = No peer reviewed studies using Portable Type equipment, unable to produce vibration levels used in majority of the research
Hypervibe = Peer reviewed studies using Hypervibe equipment, able to produce vibration levels used in majority of the research.


5 – Bigger Warranty

At this point, you might be wondering, what good is a warranty if a product is underpowered? Well, some are interested in this, so here is how the Confidence Fitness warranty stacks up against the Hypervibe warranty.

Standard Warranty

Kogan Fortis12 Months
Hypervibe2 Years Labour
5 Years Parts
10 Years Motor
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