Tens Unit Reviews and Comparison Charts

As more and more people turn to non-medical solutions for alleviating pain, the market for TENS units is becoming more popular. More machines are being introduced into the market and it is important for one to know what to look in a TENS unit. TENS machines can be used with chronic as well as acute pain. It can also be used to stimulate muscles and restore their tone. Those that stimulate muscle use EMS (Electronic Muscle Stimulation). There are those TENS machines that offer Electronic Muscle Stimulation and those that can only be used for TENS. Either way it is important to know what you are looking for when investing in one of these machines. Below is a list of the top TENS machines in the market.

#1 PurePulse Pro Advanced TENS Unit Muscle Stimulator

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This is a two in one unit that helps in pain relief and muscle stimulation. This unit allows you to use up to four electrodes at the same time and comes with a carrying case, batteries, instructions and of course electrodes. From a team of test subjects used to evaluate this unit, it received 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 stars. 45 of the test subjects gave it five stars saying that it was effective both in terms of pain relief and muscle stimulation as well as offering great value for money.

 

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TENS
Mode
EMS
Mode
# of
Pads
Dual
Channel
Modes Intensity
Levels
Power Price Rating
Yes
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Yes
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4
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Yes 8
modes
25
lvls
Battery 50-100$ 4.9/5

#2 The TENS 7000 To Go Back Pain Relief System

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This is a top TENS professional unit that is dual channel which means that one can either use two or four electrodes. This unit is battery operated and is therefore mobile. The pulse intensity and rate is controlled using the base unit. Most therapists would recommend that the unit be used for a period of 20 minutes each day depending on the pain factor. It contains 5 different modes that give intensity variety setting ranging from 1 to 8. Many users have complimented this unit being especially impressed with the different stimulation patterns it offers and the ease of use. The TENS unit is well priced and recommended for those looking to buy.

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TENS
Mode
EMS
Mode
# of
Pads
Dual
Channel
Modes Intensity
Levels
Power Price Rating
Yes No 4 Yes 5 Adjustable Battery <50$ 4.8/5

#3 HealthmateForever Handheld Electronic Pulse Massager Unit

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This is a unit used for pain relief and does not contain EMS. It ha s dual channels and can be used with both two and four electrodes. It has an easily controlled panel for adjusting the pulse width, pulse rate and intensity. Those that have tried it gave it a rating of 4.5 stars out of a possible 5 stars. Some reasons for this is that the electrodes are long lasting and the unit is in itself sturdy. If you do not require an EMS unit, this can be the ideal machine for pain relief.

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TENS
Mode
EMS
Mode
# of
Pads
Dual
Channel
Modes Intensity
Levels
Power Price Rating
Yes Yes 2 Yes 8 10 Battery <50$ 4.5/5

#4 truMedic TENS Unit Electronic Pulse Massager

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This is a portable pocket-sized TENS unit that has both single and dual channels. It also comes with burst modes that are fully adjustable for the right time, pulse duration, mode and frequency one requires. It comes in its own case and has four electrodes and a battery. This unit received a five star rating with most being impressed with the quality of the product and the price.

 

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TENS
Mode
EMS
Mode
# of
Pads
Dual
Channel
Modes Intensity
Levels
Power Price Rating
Yes Yes 2 No 5 Adjustable Battery <50$ 4.4/5

#5 Balego® Electrotherapy Dual Channel Stimulator

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This unit is a version of tens 7000 system that comes with a timer is dual channel allowing for burst, modulation or normal modes. This unit comes with a carrying case and ten reusable electrodes. It is a popular version offering a great price of just $30.

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TENS
Mode
EMS
Mode
# of
Pads
Dual
Channel
Modes Intensity
Levels
Power Price Rating
Yes Yes 4 Yes 5 Adjustable Battery <50$ 4.3/5

5 Responses to “Tens Unit Reviews and Comparison Charts”

  1. William Coats

    Apr 02. 2015

    what happened to this statement in your picks for the best units??? non of the units you picked have a/c supplies!
    Ensure that the TENS unit has an AC adapter so that you do not have to use up your batteries if you have the ability to set up near a power source.

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  2. Warren Jones

    Jun 19. 2015

    Your reviews for 4 & 5 do not say whether they’re for pain relief or muscle stimulation, or both.

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    • Tens Net

      Aug 13. 2016

      Yes Warren – You can use a TENS machine for both purposes, depending on your circumstances.

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  3. Mike Dicinque

    Sep 04. 2016

    I want to see some tens equipment with a/c mode. not just battery powered. And prices.

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    • Tens Net

      Sep 21. 2016

      Hi Mike – Thanks for your comment, and I agree, the most convenient way to use a Tens machine is plugged into a wall socket, so you know that you always have a full charge, and you won’t be interrupted mid session. Most of the devices on Tens.net have dual power, like our latest review of the iReliev Tens massager – click here!

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