It used to be that price could somewhat determine how well made the unit is, but this model bucks that trend. We originally chose it based purely on aesthetics, as we opted for something that looked relatively more original and in the really nice matte black finish versus a hyperice carbon copy. Of course, it touted a strong motor, quiet operation and long usage - all of which we're surprised it actually backed up, most notably at this price point. All the ones we've tried in the price range have left one of those three points sorely lacking, but this actually, again surprisingly, checks it off. It's easily leaps and bounds better and yet is comparable to ones that in that two hundred give or take range.
The design is what drew us to it, and the coating and build feels great in person - perhaps better than the pictures would suggest. There is a master switch on the bottom of the unit and when it's on there will be non obtrusive led ring that lets you know as such. The power is there, especially pair with our favorite deep tissue head, but perhaps more importantly it has a very high frequency of travel - it feels the revolutions per second or the travel distance is quite substantial. Different units have different ways of adjusting power, and this one you can press the screen strength button for incremental power increases up to twenty. For me, I just hold down on the strength button and in less than a second it jumps up to twenty which is the max. The unit really is quiet and quite refined, meaning you could actually use it in the evening and night even if someone were to be sleeping as the audible is a very low hum. Battery life is as stated, we've been using it liberally for a week and it's only coming up on needing a charge. All in all, it really is trial and error, and in this case it was a hit - refined and effective, all at a lower price than we've had previously.