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Ogawa Refresh vs Apex AP-Pro Ultra

Ogawa Refresh vs Apex AP-Pro Ultra

The Ogawa Refresh massage chair and the Apex AP-Pro Ultra massage chair have their fair share of similarities and differences. In this comparison we will cover the different aspects of each chair. We hope to make your massage chair buying experience as easy as possible.


Both chairs feature zero gravity heat, body scanning, quad rollers and body compressing airbag systems. They also both feature multiple levels of speed and intensity adjustment.

Massage Track

The Ogawa Refresh has Smart Curve technology that is going to allow for a deeper neck massage on the standard setting. The smart curve technology in the Ogawa Refresh massage chair is designed to conform to the natural curve of your spine for maximum comfort and uniform pressure from the neck all the way down to tailbone. This type of track conforms much more closely to the cervical spine. This can be done in multiple positions. The Ultra features a 50” L-Track that will still massage along a similar path, but not to the extent of the smart curve.

Air Compression Massage

30 Airbags are used in the Ultra to create a compression system all over your body. The Ultra utilizes the airbags to create twisting features that feel like a body stretch. The Refresh has 26 airbags that can be found in the shoulder, arms, hands, legs and feet. 20 of those airbags are placed in the footrest to give you an amazing massage to your calves, hamstrings and feet.

Chromatherapy Lights

The Ultra does not have Chromatheraphy lighting. The Refresh has two triangular lights positioned on each side of the chair. The lights can be turned on in a dim room to create the ultimate ambient setting. Three color options can be chosen from the remote, where this feature can also be turned off if you decide not to use it.

Color Options

The Apex AP-Pro Ultra comes in three color options of black, brown and gray. The Ogawa Refresh comes in 3 different color options that fall into a very neutral category. They colors are black, bronze and cappuccino.

If you want a massage chair that is going to give you the benefits of two massage track styles, then the Refresh is an easy winner between these two chairs. You get different color choices with the Refresh and some innovative features. The Ultra is going to give you a very satisfying massage, but not to the extent that the Refresh has the ability to do.

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