Luraco Technologies iRobotics I7
(Our Top Pick For Zero Gravity Massage Chair - Review)
Let's just start by mentioning that iRobotics I7 is still the only model that built in USA (only several non-critical components are imported from Taiwan).
New model Luraco Legend is now available (as of November 2017).
Luraco is a Dallas-based tech company and military contractor having branched out into health and beauty industry, likely because of attractive niche it is.
Heath and beauty is 445 Billion a year industry. It is an attempt for Luraco to bring military grade technology into Health and Wellness space. Luraco Irobotics I7 is an ultimate chair to realize it's vision.
Luraco is well known and respected for bringing the highest quality top of the line pedicure spa chairs into many salons around the country. They even went into inventing first pedicure spas for kids.
Let's get into the chair itself.
First become available on July 2015 it instantly become a bestselling models for multiple online and brick and mortal retailers.
At that time it started competing with Inada Dreamwave (best seller at that time and buy some experts considered to be the best chair in the world).
Attractive design as well as USA build made it an attractive option for many consumers searching for top of the line product.
iRobotics 6 was the first attempt to bring luxury chair to the market. It is definite improvement over iRobotics 6 model and one of the reasons this chair is so popular among consumer, executives, sport and fitness celebrities.
It is still (as of February 2018) the Only Massage Chair in the industry that has been proven to provide pain relief and health benefits by an independent professional research institute. Click here to view the report and here to read some of the cusomer's reviews.
Here is the information regarding benefits of Luraco from their own site:
Here is the video shows their production process (important to watch to get the basic understanding of how chair is made and tested:
Not every chair can fit really tall or really short person. This chair can fit a body as heavy as 300 pounds and sa tall as 6’7″.
It can also accommodate a body as short as 4’7″, which is really impressive and make it one of the most versatile models available.
Also it is one of the easiest chairs to assembled as claimed by many consumers and experts. So, you can still take advantage of While Glove Delivery (if you do not want to spend your time and deals with possible issues) but you do not have to and can easy do it on your own.
It is still a pretty heavy boxes (2 boxes) and you have to carry it into your home if you are not going to get a White Glove Delivery option.
We can't say that about any chair. Many chairs just not as easy to assembled and put together as this.
Here is the video which will guide you though the whole process after it shipped to your house and when you will need some help:
Remote control is modern and pretty straight forward to use. You can most likely figure out how to use it with Intuitive interface it provides.
We need to mention that it is the one of the most quietest chairs we come across.
Considering how many airbags and other gadgets packed under the hood, it is really quite, which is important. We are trying to relax after all and any additional noise may interfere with the whole process.
Roller system provides 3D functionality and it is dual rollers (not quad rollers). It penetrates deep into the body and provides firm, intense deep massage.
If it is too much for you to handle, special back pad that comes with the chair will make it more comfortable if needed.
There are 5 levels of intensity that you can adjust ranging from really intense to gentle intensity massage.
Also you can adjust and intensity of upper back and shoulders (not common and most massage chair models). There are also 5 different setting to adjust the intensity of air bags.
Body scan technology takes a long time to adjust to your body's height etc, but you can remember the program that you like and save it, so next time you do not have to go through the whole adjustment again.
I7 chair provides the most accurate body adjustment we've seen. So, trust it and go with it.
Also equipped with multimedia speakers you can listen to your favorite music while relaxing and getting a massage (download your music yo a SD card that comes with the chair and you are good to go).
It requires you to put your favorite music on the card in advance. Infinity Iyashi as an example you can connect through Bluetooth directly to your phone, and play music you have there.
In terms of space, Luraco iRobotics7 requires a 27 inches from the wall to operate smoothly, it’s higher than most for the most chairs, not talking about Iyashi, which require only 1 inch of space.
Promoted by Luraco as a Medical Chair, you can expect some features that can live up to it's name. One of such features is blood pressure monitor (by OMRON Technologies).
Seat swivel feature with twist stretching uses a motor to move the seat from side to side. Concept borrowed from DreamWave technology which provides passive motion to the lower back. It is especially important for people who are experiencing lower back pain. Inada DreamWave chair provides a superior rotation , but it is still useful and a good working feature.
Combining all of that with one of the best warranty in the industry (5 years), lowest failure rates among all of the brands and exceptional customer service.
We contacted many companies and Luraco is the best by far. Human Touch responsiveness and support are top notch as well.
It is really hard to go wrong if you are looking for a great luxury massage chair.
That is the reason we rated it #1. Some newest chairs from various brands may provide a better features, more massage programs, better massage technology but combining the benefits, customer service, warranty and reliability you get buy investing in Luraco is still the defining factors we used when rating this chair.
Following is just a list of important features you can expect to find:
Main Features of iRobotics i7:
- Dual 3D roller with 5-level adjustable intensity and 32’’ S-track length. Intensity can be customized in shoulder and neck and lower back independently. For example, if your lower back hurts and you want rollers work on the area gentler, you can set up lower strength for back and higher strength for neck. It is the first model that allows you to do that.
- Double Foot Rollers with three-tiered airbag and heat will give a really thorough massage to your legs (foot massager).
- 100 Airbags are able firmly but smoothly massage your whole body from tips of your fingers to ends of your toes. Air massage strength can be adjusted too.
- Adjustable Heat in Lumbar Area, Seat and Feet Area. Heat level also can be customized independently in different parts.
- Zero Gravity helps to relief tension in lower back, evenly distribute your weight, and give your body chance to rejuvenate.
- Body Stretching helps you to decompress your spine in a unique way. This model has two position feet stretching and body swivel with twist stretching.
- Body-scan Technology – it will map your spine to provide with customized massage, which hit the “right” place with each movement.
- 9 Automatic Programs to choose from.
- Memory Settings for Up to 5 Users – You can create and save your perfect session as well as other four members of your family.
- Touch Screen Remote Control– the most user friendly remote control in the industry that looks very much as your smartphone and works on powerful OS developed by Luraco Technologies (patent pending).
- Mp3 Music System – iRobotics i7 has built in mp3 player and speakers with ultra-clean sound. You can use preloaded music or your favorite list of songs.
- Voice Response System– right from the future, chair which can understand you in English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese, Korean or Vietnamese.
- Quiet operation – it is the quietest robotic chair on market. And who wants too much noise when trying to relax.
- Genuine leather touch points – all iRobotics7 made in genuine leather in places your body touches the recliner - touch surfaces - (Head, Arms, Shoulders, and Feet). This guarantee that it will look good for longer, as PVC leather tend to crack or discolor faster. In other chairs genuine leather usually is available as premium option and those recliners are not always in stock.
- Ottoman Leg Length Adjustment– By extending or retraction ottoman length can accommodate person from 4’7’’ to 6’7’’ height.
- Good Warranty and After-sale Support – Luraco Technologies offers better than most 3-year in-home labor warranty, and 5-year warranty on parts and structural frame, as well as the best customer and after-sale support. Plus it has commercial warranty, 6 months for labor and 1 year for parts, that very few chair massager manufacturers offer.
- Additional Health Monitoring Features (System)– Because Luraco is the first registered with FDA medical massage chairs, you have an option to add heart rate monitor and blood measuring equipment. And to see with your own eyes research proving positive effects of on heart rate and blood pressure.
- Easy to Assemble – this Luraco chair is very easy to assemble even by the most unexpirienced customer. Though, white-glove delivery is always available.
- Color options – available in three colors: cream, chocolate and black.
Now that you know all main features, lets briefly compare it with other chairs of the same level.
Let’s start with rollers. It has 3D rollers, the only chairs that have more advanced rollers are Osaki OS-4D JP Pro and Fujiiryoki EC-3800. As both of those Kiwami mecha 4D rollers that are 3D rollers with speed control. And you can’t control rollers speed in Luraco i7.
This Luraco model has S-track that won’t reach your thigh area completely, unlike 49’’ long L-track of Infinity Iyashi. But Luraco’s S-track is the longest S-track in the industry, so it’s still better than all mostr of the S-track models.
But this is it, in all other features and parameters Luraco iRobotics 7 is an absolute winner.
You won’t find another model that has so many advanced features combined with quality and reliability.
Choreographer Shanda Sawyer Opinion:
Best at CES 2017:
Check out our whole massage chair guide at: https://www.wellnessgeeky.com/best-massage-chair