The Osaki OS-PRO Admiral vs the OS-Hiro LT
When analyzing massage chairs, especially moderately expensive chairs, some features can make or break your decision. When you look at the OS-Hiro LT and the Osaki OS-PRO Admiral, the style of massage they offer and the additional features included contrast greatly. Which of these massage chairs will give you the massage you want? Which is the right one for you? These chairs both provide L-Track massage, however, there are some additional features that differ.
Let’s start with understanding the most important feature- the massage track.
As developments in massage chairs proceed, the S-Track was extended into the L-Track. The L-Track was initially seen years back and customers could see its ability to travel down the spine under the seat to the glutes and hamstrings. That chair was an Inada, the first manufacturer to demonstrate an L-Track prototype.
Inada took time to perfect their chair, however, and because of this Infinity launched its Iyashi model, the first commercially available L-Track massage chair.
More and more models have come out since then, and many have started to implement the extended L-Track for greater massage coverage.
S-Track vs. L-Track
When you’re examining each track, think of it this way. The L-Track is an extension of the S-Track that massages your seat and hamstrings. It can work the glutes, piriformis, and hamstrings just as effectively as the neck, mid-back, and lower back. Before the L-Track was created, these areas could only be reached by airbags.
If you suffer from tight or sore glutes or have sciatica or piriformis syndrome, an L-Track could be a great addition to your massage chair. And remember, an L-Track massage chair still delivers the benefits of an S-Track. After all, the L-Track is just an extension of the S-Track.
Now, let’s take a look at space-saving since that’s another important feature found in both chairs.
What Does Space Saving Mean?
Most massage chairs, particularly those with many features and leg massage ottomans, require a great deal of space in your home. And that’s before you lay back in them.
Standard chairs require up to three feet behind the backrest for the chair to reach full recline. Plus, depending on your home, you may also have an area where reclining a massage chair to its full length is impossible because of how much space that takes up. Many chairs have been engineered with a space-saving technique that slides the chair forward while it’s reclining, saving you space.
Both chairs talked about below offer this feature.
Who is a Space-Saving Chair Made for?
Space-saving technology was created to shrink the amount of space necessary to fully recline the massage chair. There are various models available at MassageChairPlanet.Com that can recline fully in just a few inches.
This is perfect when you have a smaller room or you simply don’t want your chair to take up so much space. Some massage chairs only require a few inches to recline while some will still need around 12 inches to do so. When you have limited space, this feature is huge. No pun intended.
Now, let’s take a look at what these specific chairs offer.
Osaki OS-PRO Admiral
One of the newest releases from Titan Chair, the Osaki OS-PRO Admiral with LED controls features an L-Track system with Zero Gravity, 16 auto programs, and full-body airbag massage. With the Admiral, the six massage styles, two inches of space-saving, lumbar and calf heat, and wonderful 3D massage will provide an incredible experience.
Foot & Calf Massage
The OS-PRO Admiral has three spinning reflexology massage rollers in the foot massager that offer a soothing, kneading-style application. As the rollers spin, it stimulates acupressure points, and the airbags inflate to generate a much deeper massage along the bottoms of your feet. It also has ankle grip that holds your feet firmly. Plus, the Admiral has an extendable footrest that can stretch up to 7.1 inches automatically and is controllable through the remote.
The Admiral features zero gravity. Inspired by NASA technology, the zero gravity position provides the perfect setting for a massage, raising your legs above your heart for optimal comfort. When reclined, your weight is supported by the backrest, upping the intensity of your massage and relaxation.
The Admiral has heating pads in the lumbar area and calves that enhance the effectiveness of your massage.
As the roller system massages the neck area, it continues down to the lower back and then onto the glutes and upper hamstrings. As you know, an L-Track offers everything an S-Track does but with a longer reach.
The Admiral performs a body scan to map the crucial areas of your neck and back to ensure correct pressure and alignment. It will detect your shoulder height, and all the settings can be manually adjusted.
Easy-to-Use LCD Remote
The Admiral remote has an easy view screen that displays all active functions where you can select the massage type, intensity, and location for each session.
16 Auto Programs
The Admiral has 16 different auto programs- Office Pro, Traveller, Text-Neck, Lady, AM Routine, Midday Nap, Re-Energize, Shape'n'Tone, Men's Fitness, Elderly Health, Relax, Rejuvenate, Gentle Relief, Stretch, Recover, and Thai.
6 Massage Styles
The Admiral comes with a manual mode so that you can pinpoint a desired massage for a specific area of your body or for a whole-body experience. The Admiral can perform Kneading, Tapping, Kneading &Tapping, Clapping, Rolling, and Shiatsu.
Full Body Airbag Massage
There are multiple airbags throughout the chair that offer a full body massage experience. There are 24 airbags located at the shoulders, arms, lower back, feet, and the calf areas. This compression massage helps increase blood circulation throughout the body to alleviate pain and tension.
The next generation of 3D rollers presents outstanding range and flexibility. The 3D technology allows you to adjust the rollers’ extention out from the backrest. The Admiral offers five levels of 3D intensity control.
The Admiral has Bluetooth technology so that you can enjoy your favorite music and phone calls on high-quality speakers in the headrest. The Admiral also offers preset audio that can help you to relax.
Osaki's innovative design has created a space-saving massage chair that only requires two inches to fully recline.
For even more convenience, you can charge your smartphone, tablet, or USB device right from the chair.
Now, for the OS-Hiro.
Osaki OS-Hiro LT
The Osaki OS-Hiro LT is a 3D massage chair with an SL-Track with an upgraded internal mechanism. The Hiro was designed to unlock new technologies and tri-core processors for a faster response, transition, and reliability. Unlike other 3D massage chairs, the Hiro was built with Japanese engineering, new brushless motors that are more reliable, and a quieter, longer running lifetime. The RMP sensor is also more accurate, and the position sensor offers a softer 3D massage technique that utilizes airbags, which provides a much more human-like massage.
Japanese Brushless Motors
The Osaki Hiro’s motors are more reliable, quieter, stronger, and offer a longer lifetime than the normal motors used in other massage chairs. Therefore, the OS-Hiro is more powerfully structured, allowing the user to use it more comfortably without worrying about the mechanics.
3D Airbag with Position Sensor
There are multiple airbags located throughout the chair that offer a full-body massage experience. The Hiro LT offers 14 airbags in the shoulders, arms, feet, and calf areas. The compression of the airbag massage helps to increase blood circulation throughout the body to alleviate pain and tension. It pairs perfectly with the roller massage.
The Hiro’s SL-Track has a length of 52”, starting from the neck down through the glutes to the hamstrings.
Auto Leg Computer Scan
The Hiro LT will scan your legs to ensure the optimal position of the ottoman for your height. The foot component extends outwards and then retracts inwards. Simply push down with your feet to tell the leg scanner that the desired position has been reached. You can also auto adjust the leg component up or down with the remote.
Computer Body Scan
The OS-Hiro will also perform a body scan to map the key areas of your neck and back to ensure the optimal amount of pressure is used during the massage. It’ll detect your shoulder height and position, which can be re-calibrated once the scan is complete.
When reclined into the zero-gravity position, your weight is virtually supported by the backrest, maximizing the intensity of the massage. Additionally, this position brings your knees above your chest to optimize blood flow, increase relaxation, and provide spinal decompression.
Space-Saving Recline Technology
Osaki's innovative design team has engineered a space-saving technology that slides the chair forward as the chair reclines. This chair only needs 3.5 inches behind it.
The spinning reflexology rollers on the bottom of the footrest provide a soothing kneading style massage. As the roller spins, it stimulates acupressure points, then the airbags inflate to generate a much deeper massage along the bottoms of your feet. Plus, they’ll massage your calves and provide that wonderful compression massage that boosts circulation.
The Hiro is equipped with Bluetooth technology that allows you to listen to your favorite music, TV, or audiobooks, even take phone calls, through high-quality speakers in the headrest.
For added convenience, the chair offers a USB port so that you can charge your smartphone, tablet, or any USB device.
The Hiro LT also offers chromotherapy lighting, which helps to restore balance to the body by utilizing warm and relaxed lights at the side of the chair. It helps you feel more comfortable and relaxed by using the visible spectrum of light.
When deciding between these two chairs, the type of massage experience you want will define which chair is right for you. Both of these chairs are from the same manufacturer and provide an L-Track massage with an airbag system.
However, if you’re looking for a more rounded experience, you might want to go with the Admiral that offers 3D massage and a plethora of massage programs. You’ll also likely want to try out each chair so that you understand what it’s massage feels like. The Admiral massage chair can provide a much more intense massage and offers most of the features that the Hiro provides.
What it all comes down to, as it does with most purchases, is your personal preference in a massage. What experience are you looking for and what chair delivers that experience for you?
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