Cardiotech Lifeback 2

Rating: Home

Design: Portable

Technology: Pivotal >> Low Frequency

Brand/Model: CardioTech >> Lifeback 2

Specifications Advertised Confirmed
Frequency Not advertised 3-11Hz
Amplitude 13mm Yes
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.

  • 8 points were awarded for a maximum G force of 4g’s
  • 0 points were awarded for a high frequency capacity
  • 10 points were awarded for a low frequency capacity
  • 0 points were awarded for an accurate frequency display
  • 6 points were awarded for the platform size



The Lifeback 2, has not been used in scientific research, therefore, the Lifeback 2 failed the Science badge with a score of 0.

  • 0 points were awarded for the performance pass
  • 0 points were awarded for a research proven brand
  • 0 points were awarded for a research proven model



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.

  • 25 points were awarded for integrity
  • 13 points were awarded for 13 years in business
  • 5 points were awarded for innovation
  • 0 points were awarded for charity



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.

  • 0 points were awarded for a Company pass
  • 10 points were awarded for the warranty
  • 6 points were awarded for the returns policy
  • 10 points were awarded for parts availability
  • 10 points were awarded for servicing onsite



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 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.

  • 0 points were awarded for personal support
  • 20 points were awarded for online training resources.
  • 10 points were awarded for “in the box” support.
  • 0 points were awarded for courses & workshops.
  • 15 points were awarded for communication.