Sanyo Massage Chair Review

Massage Chair Review: Sanyo HEC-DR7700K Shiatsu Massage Chair Recliner

A relative newcomer to the massage chair industry is Sanyo. The first challenge for a relative newcomer is where to find them. This is extremely difficult, since Sanyo lacks distribution in brick and mortar stores. Most customers have a hard time trying to find a place to try them. They are starting to find their way to internet dealers, but most customers have a hard time trying to find a place to try them. Shiatsu massage chairs have been on the market for 30 years. Sanyo entered the 30 year old massage chiar market only a few years ago. The flagship model of the Sanyo line is the HEC-DR7700K Zero Gravity Massage Chair. The HEC-DR7700K Zero Gravity Massage Chair is retails for about $5,000. Sanyo is begining to find internet dealers, but do not have any significant retail accounts.
When looking for a shiatsu massage chair, you are buying a chair for your needs. However, the company that makes is just part of the package. Manufacturers vary and how they support the product also varies. Bigger is not always better. Customer service is critical if you need service. How is Sanyo's customer service? Good news is Sanyo has a US call center open 24/7 for warranty issues. Our experience is about average service but relatively short times to resolve issue, which is important.
Benchmark a manufacturer's warranty to gage their confidence in the product. Shorter and less coverage equate to less confidence by the manufacturer. Whereas, warranties that are longer and more comprehensive protects the customer and provides additional value. Quite Frankly, Sanyo's warranty is mediocre at best. Sanyo should have one of the strongest warranties. Especially a new entrant, however, compared to the competition, Sanyo's warranty is much weaker. Sanyo's warranty is 3 years on the roller mechanism, 1 year labor, 1 year parts. One bright note, Sanyo now offers in-home service for the first year. Much improved over bringing your 200lb chair down to their service center. For the $5,000 price tage, the warranty should be much stronger.
Officially, a zero gravity chair must recline back so your knees are above your heart. The HEC-DR7700K Zero Gravity shiatsu massage chair meets this requirement. In the zero gravity position, your weight is evenly distributed across your back. This takes the weight off your spine. This is a comfortable position. One can certainly relax before and after their massage.
The HEC-DR7700K has a built in Stiffness Detection Sensor. The stiffness detection sensor is based on lie detection technology and detects stress points throughout your back. The Stiffness Detection Sensor gauges fatigue by monitoring changes in your perspiration and pulse rate. The massage is adjusted to pinpoint higher areas of stress.
Image that as you move on the chair, the chair adjusts the massage to where your body is now positioned. Sanyo has a Physical Shape Sensor that adjusts the massage rollers to your body shape. These smart rollers adjust as your body shifts during the massage. If you are a bit squeamish about massage, this feature will follow your every move.
Sanyo's exclusive GK rollers systems can literally "reach out" and touch you in 3 dimensions. Your neck and shoulders are in for a real treat as the rollers come over the top of your shoulders. This shiatsu massage recliner has the first 3 dimensional massage functions. Perfect to massage your neck and shoulders. Sanyo needs to be congratulated in breaking new ground into the 3 dimension robotic massage chair!
The massage makes or breaks any shiatsu massage chair. The Sanyo DR7700K has a variety of massage therapies. 5 automatic massage courses, 4 full body automatic courses and a total combination of 83 combination manual massage courses. Manual massage techniques include Grip, Shiatsu, Kneading, Tapping, Kneading & Tapping and various stretches. Need anything more? How about some 3 dimensional massage with Sanyo's jointed massage head unit. This mechanism pushes outward and strongly grips your shoulders from above. This is solid technology in Sanyo's flagship shiatsu massage chair recliner.
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