Utopia Gear’s Pro 3.0 TENS Unit Versus Aleve Direct Therapy
The 3.0 TENS machine Versus Aleve Direct Therapy
Back pain can sometimes be fairly tricky to treat on your own. It’s estimated that at any given moment up to 31 million people have some form of back pain, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Plus, it’s the single leading cause of disability in the world. If you are one of those who suffer, you may have been to various doctors, tried ice or heat seeking relief, and even stopped doing some of the activities you love. All this in order to be in less pain. That’s not any way to live. Seeking out alternative therapies that you can do in the comfort of your own home might be the way to go in order to secure some relief. Have you heard of TENS therapy? This is even a concept that’s been brought to the masses by some over the counter medicine companies like Aleve, which recently came out with their own TENS device called Aleve Direct Therapy. The question is this, will something you can buy at your local drugstore be better than more advanced stimulators you can buy from Utopia Gear? Let’s do a comparison about a few key points between The Pro 3.0 and the new Aleve Direct Therapy.
Batteries Versus Charging: Who Uses What Type?
Due to the lithium battery in the TENS unit that the Pro 3.0 has, you don’t have to buy replacement batteries. The lithium battery allows for weeks of use before it needs a quick one-hour charge. That’s it! This will last through at least 30 sessions, which is a terrific feature. The Aleve unit on the other hand runs on two AAA batteries that you’ll have to replace quite often. Do you love buying batteries all the time? Probably not, which is why the Utopia Pro 3 is definitely superior on this point.
It’s Better To Have Different Settings and Modes: Whose Unit Does?
Guess who wins in this comparison? The Pro 3.0 has 12 different modes, with 20 levels of intensity for a truly customizable experience that will have you targeting your own specific needs in pain management therapy. The Aleve Direct Therapy device only has one three stage wave pattern. That’s not a lot of variety to really target the muscle groups in your back that need the therapy in the first place. Is the Aleve unit doing much of anything at all?
You Have To Replace The Pads: Which Are Less Often?
In the Aleve model, the pads are only meant to last through five single use sessions. That’s not a lot considering you probably want to use the TENS unit a few times per day, in order to truly get some pain relief. That’s going to add up to a considerable amount of money being spent on replacement pads all the time. On the other hand, the 3.0 TENS unit has pads that are made to last. The electrode pads are meant for heavy and continual use for multiple wearings each day. The best part is that when you take care of our pads, they are going to last at least 6 months for you. So clearly the pads on the Pro 3.0 have to be replaced less often due to their superior strength and being made of higher quality materials. They are not thin and flimsy, like the Aleve Direct Therapy electrode pads. You'll spend more in pads in a couple months with Aleve's then you would with a Utopia Gear purchase and still be on the same set of original pads.
The Strength Consideration: The Stronger Model Is Definitely This One
Clearly the stronger model is the Pro 3.0. The intensity and variation of methods in use of our TENS machine is much higher with Utopia Gear’s, as opposed to the drugstore version that Aleve manufacturers. Plus, it has a dual input that allow you to target two different muscle groups at the same time for a more effective electrotherapy session. The Aleve doesn’t have that at all, with its one-size-fits all mentality.
Portability Factor: Whose Can You Take On The Go?
Clearly the Utopia Gear Pro 3.0 portable TENS unit is meant to be used on the go. It’s even small enough to fit in your pocket. The Aleve Direct Therapy unit is big, bulky, and has a remote control that needs to be used with the unit. Plus, it’s not very lightweight. In fact the unit is quite heavy, which seems to be counterintuitive to helping your back issues. It’s not convenient and definitely isn’t going to be portable enough to take with you on various activities. Our TENS stimulators are meant to be worn on the go, which is why it’s portability factor is much higher than Aleve’s. No one will even know you are wearing it when you are out and about.
In the end, it’s up to you about which stim machine you want to buy. If you want a more professional unit that is just as powerful as the ones the chiropractor or physical therapists use, the clear winner is Utopia Gear’s Pro 3.0. Nice try Aleve. You just don’t really make that much sense to use for effective relief of pain management when you get right down to it.