|Amplitude||Not advertised||4.8 mm|
|G Force||Not advertised||4.7G Maximum|
Source: Vibration Analysis Report – Vipac Engineers & Scientists Limited
The CV9 is a full range, home use pivotal machine, designed by CardioTech in Australia. While it can produce both low and high frequencies, it only just gets into the high range at a maximum of 22Hz. The amplitude is a very low 4mm maximum for a pivotal machine, which results in a very low overall G force of 4g. The company is well established, but information advertised is not always factual or key information omitted. The Cv9 would be worth consideration for elderly users wanting both the low frequency and high frequency benefits of WBV.
The CV9 scored a total of 56 points, giving it a pass on the Performance badge. The frequency range is from 6 to 22Hz, which is accurately displayed on the control panel, and the platform size is large and generous. It should be noted that the CV9 does not provide frequency options between 9-12Hz, which has most likely been removed due to the natural resonance that occurs on a pivotal machine at those settings, shaking the tower.
The CV9, has not been used in scientific research, therefore, the CV9 failed the Science badge with a score of 0.
Cardiotech scored 37 on the Company badge, giving them a fail. Cardiotech do not advertise the G force, or the amplitude of the CV9. Cardiotech advertise incorrect information about the product (e.g. attribute benefits from high G machines), and incorrect information about the technology (e.g. claim that 10 minutes = 1hr in the gym). There is some innovation from Cardiotech, they have designed at least one of their own products. There is no charitable program advertised on the Cardiotech website, nor could we find any examples of this.
The Cardiotech fails the Warranty Badge due to also failing the Company badge, with a score of 36. As explained in our methodology, a warranty is only as good as the company behind it, and due the various false information published by Cardiotech, I would be concerned about the integrity of any warranty. The CV9 has a standard 2 year labour, 3 year parts, and 5 years motor warranty, covered at your premises. There is no returns policy from Cardiotech, all purchases are final. Spare parts are held by CardioTech.
The CV9 has limited support, scoring 45 and thus failing the Support badge. No personal support, or courses/workshops are available. They do provide excellent online training resources via vibrationexercise.com. The machine comes with a basic user manual and wall chart. CardioTech provide a business hours phone number on their website, live chat, and their social media pages are active.