|G Force||Not advertised||4g|
Source: Vibration Analysis Report – Vipac Engineers & Scientists Limited
The Lifeback 2 is a low frequency, portable pivotal machine, it is a low end private labelled machine from China. These machines are not a true representation of Whole Body Vibration, and unfortunately due to their low cost, a lot of people own them and never experience the true benefits of the real technology. That being said, there are a small number of benefits to using a machine like this, and someone is limited by budget and mostly concerned with a benefit such as improved balance, as machine like the Lifeback 2 will do the job. I would not recommend the Lifeback 2 otherwise, and not only that, there are plenty of other private labelled machines with the same specs at a lower price point.
The Lifeback 2 scored a total of 24 points, making it a fail on the Performance badge. The Lifeback 2 is a low frequency pivotal machine, which can be found sold under several different brand names. The frequency range is from 3 to 12Hz, which is not displayed on the control panel, only speed levels.
The Lifeback 2, has not been used in scientific research, therefore, the Lifeback 2 failed the Science badge with a score of 0.
Cardiotech scored 42 on the Company badge, giving them a fail. Cardiotech do not advertise the G force of the Lifeback 2. 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 Lifeback 2 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.