Hypervibe vs Noblerex K1

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

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 Noblerex has a maximum frequency of just 14Hz, whereas Hypervibe machines have a maximum as high as 35Hz, depending on the model. Noblerex incorrectly advertise it is 28Hz at maximum, but the machine has been tested to produce 14Hz at maximum, and when quizzed about this, the Noblerex response is that they measure 1Hz as half cycles. In other words, the 14Hz maximum measured by engineers is 28 half cycles and therefore 28Hz according to their own method.

More than 90% of the 800+ studies on Whole Body Vibration research use frequency higher than 14Hz. 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

Noblerex K13-14Hz
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- 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. The Noblerex advertises a maximum G force of 9g, although engineering tests have shown a maximum of 7.3g. Hypervibe machines can be controlled to produce very low G force like Noblerex, or much higher levels of up to 17g, 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 Zaaz 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 Zaaz 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 Noblerex 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 Noblerex to brands that have been heavily researched.

 

G Force Range

Noblerex K1Up to 7g
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 Zaaz warranty stacks up against the Hypervibe warranty.

Standard Warranty

Noblerex2 Years Labour
4 Years Parts
Hypervibe2 Years Labour
5 Years Parts
10 Years Motor

 

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 over 800 scientific studies on Whole Body Vibration, dating back over 20 years, however, not a single one of those studies was performed on the Noblerex machine.

You might think, well it doesn’t really matter what brand 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.

Noblerex = No peer reviewed studies using Noblerex 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. References:

 

  • Sealy RM. — Effects of exercise interventions on physical condition and health of Vietnam Veterans. Intl J Ther Rehab, August 2011, Vol 18, No. 8.
  • Sealy RM. Acute Exercise in Vietnam Veterans is Associated with Positive Subjective Experiences.
  • Jones A. The Effect of a Single Session of Whole Body Vibration on Mobility, Lower Limb Joint. Position Sense and Balance of Community Dwelling Older Adults. The Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. July 2013. Volume 11 Number 3.
  • Proviso Systems Limited. Vibration Analysis Report. Report Date: 10th February 2017

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 7.3g specification of the Noblerex 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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