Hypervibe vs NitroFit

Top 5 Reasons Why You Would Choose A Hypervibe over a NitroFit

1 – Greater Frequency Range And Correctly Advertised

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. The NitroFit Deluxe advertises a maximum of 22Hz, whereas Hypervibe machines have a maximum as high as 35Hz, depending on the model. The NitroFit Deluxe has been tested to produce a maximum of 18Hz.

More than 90% of the 800+ studies on Whole Body Vibration research use frequency higher than 18Hz. 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

NitroFit Deluxe6-18Hz
Hypervibe G10 Mini5-25Hz
Hypervibe G17 Pro5-35Hz

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

References: Using Whole Body Vibration in Physical Therapy and Sport, 1st Edition, Clinical practice and treatment exercises

2 – 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 NitroFit Deluxe and many others like it, 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 30 that don’t really give you any idea of what frequency the machine is operating at.

3- 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.
NitroFit have chosen not to advertise their G force specifications, however G force can be calculated based on the frequency and amplitude settings of a machine via a mathematical formula. Based on the advertised frequency and amplitude settings of the NitroFit, the machine would have a maximum G force of 8g. However, due to the maximum frequency tested at 18Hz, the maximum G force would be lower than 5g.

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 NitroFit brand. 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 NitroFit 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 the NitroFit machine 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 NitroFit to brands that have been heavily researched.

 

G Force Range

NitroFit Deluxe5g
Hypervibe G10 MiniUp to 10g
Hypervibe G17 ProUp to 17g

 

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

References:

  • Marín PJ A comparison of training intensity between whole-body vibration and conventional squat exercise. J Electromyogr Kinesiol. 2011 Aug;21(4):616-21
  • Lienhard K Relationship Between Lower Limb Muscle Activity and Platform Acceleration During Whole Body Vibration. J Strength Cond Res. 2015 Oct;29(10):2844-53.
  • Raphael Z. Occurrence of fatigue induced by a whole body vibration session is not frequency dependent. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Sep;27(9):2552-61

3 – 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 NitroFit warranty stacks up against the Hypervibe warranty.

Standard Warranty

NitroFit2 Years Parts & Labour
Hypervibe2 Years Labour
5 Years Parts
10 Years Motor

 

5 – Better Value

In a 2012 comparison of over 41 different vibration machines, engineering test results showed that on average, the more G force a machine could produce, the more expensive it was.

The 5g specification of the NitroFit machine is only a little more powerful than machines which cost as little as $200 on eBay.

The +10g vibration specifications of Hypervibe machines are only found in machines which cost many thousands of dollars more.

 

Watch the video to find out more

References:

  • Pel JJ. Platform accelerations of three different wbv devices and the transmission of vertical vibrations to the lower limbs. Med Eng Phys. 2009 Oct;31(8):937-44.
  • Alstom MSC. Vibration Test Report. 1st July & 13th September 2010.
  • Proviso Systems Limited. Vibration Analysis Report. Report Date: 10th February 2017
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