I took a deep dive into the top models from each brand and was fascinated by Osaki engineers’ commitment to producing cutting-edge products for the best possible user experience.
Synca Vs Osaki – Comparison Summary:
Osaki stands unchallenged, acing Synca in almost every key aspect of massage chairs. Whether it’s core massage technology, actual massage techniques, or innovation-Osaki comes out as a dominant force over Synca.
Looking to get more insights on how exactly the two brands compare? Read on and discover what I found out.
I have compared both brands on all key factors such as massage technology, supported massage types, adjustability, additional premium features, auto programs, price and warranty.
Osaki Vs Synca Brand Massage Chairs [Key Differences]
1. Massage Technology (Tracks and Massage Rollers)
Both models offer extensive tracking and massage roller systems covering the back, pelvic area, thighs and feet. However, the OP Xrest provides more advanced roller technology than its competitor.
To handle the back and pelvic region, the Xrest uses a set of 4 rollers that move together in different directions. On the other hand, the JP-3000 only uses a pair of rollers.
This means that the OP Xrest is capable of handling a larger surface area than the JP-3000 at a given time; making it more efficient than the Synca JP-3000.
Another difference worth noting is that the Xrest provides a more extensive roller system as evidenced by the presence of a pair of rollers to handle the calf areas.
2. Massage Types and Techniques
Both Osaki and Synca offer a wide variety of massage techniques. However, Osaki holds a slight advantage relating to efficacy and accuracy of delivery. Again, let’s compare the most advanced models from the two brands to put things into perspective.
Osaki’s OP 4D Xrest provides standard massage techniques such as rolling, kneading, tapping, percussions, and deep friction massage.
This makes it a great chair for two main types of massage namely: Swedish and Deep tissue massage.
In case you’re unaware, Swedish massage involves conventional techniques like rolling, kneading, tapping and percussions but at a superficial and moderate level.
Deep tissue massage mainly involves deep strokes and localized deep pressure techniques aimed at specific points in a muscle.
Additionally, the chair’s foot rollers provide rolling techniques to foot soles, thus offering something close to a form of massage known as foot reflexology. However, it’s important to note that this is only a close attempt as foot reflexology involves a lot more than just general rolling or kneading.
Synca’s JP-3000 affords the same techniques as the OP 4D Xrest. However, the OP 4D Xrest comes with a specific advantage.
The chair comes with muscle tension detection technology, which allows it to pinpoint specific areas of high tension within the muscle. This makes it better at delivering targeted deep-tissue massage than its competitor. The same trend is also seen when we compare mid-range models from the two brands.
All top models from each brand come with exceptional adjustability features. These include extendable footrests and adjustable roller systems.
However, Osaki models generally have an upper hand when it comes to adjustability features aimed at accommodating a wide range of body sizes.
Osaki’s OP 4D Xrest and Maestro come with a Shoulder adjustment feature to allow for a wider range of body sizes. On the other hand, Synca models lack any width adjustment to accommodate a wide range of body sizes.
4. Additional premium features
Osaki Chairs come with a lot more than just advanced core massage technology compared to Synca.
Top Osaki models typically incorporate highly effective complimentary therapies and a good number of additional features for convenience and an overall better user experience.
When it comes to complementary therapies, both models come with heat therapy functionality.
However, the Osaki Maestro offers something more advanced. The chair’s massage rollers are equipped with Infrared Heat Therapy functionality, which allows it to deliver heat along with massage techniques along the back, buttocks and thighs.
On the other hand, the Synca Hisho only incorporates heat pads on the low back area.
Heat Therapy aside, the Maestro comes with an abundance of additional features to improve the overall user experience.
These include touchscreen functionality, a quick-keys control panel, wireless phone charging, Bluetooth functionality, and 5” space-saving technology. The same differences are also seen in low and high-end chairs such as the OP 4D Xrest and Synca 3000.
5. Auto Programs
The Osaki brand offers better deals when it comes to automatic massage programs, making it a far more convenient option than Synca.
Let’s take a closer look by comparing some of the leading models from the two brands.
While the Osaki Maestro offers a total of 8 programs, the Synca Hisho is limited to 6 programs. Going down the price ladder, Osaki’s 4D Encore offers 9 programs while Kagra offers 8.
Osaki proves a generally more expensive option than Synca. Osaki’s models cost somewhere between $1,500-$15,000 while Synca models fall within $1000-$11,000.
The OP 4D Xrest is Osaki’s most pricey option, going at around $15,000 while its Synca competitor (JP-3000) falls at around $11,000.
The same trend is also seen in the two brands’ best mid-range options as Osaki’s Maestro costs around $1,000 while Synca’s Hisho goes at $9,500.
Synca brand offers more generous warranty terms compared to Osaki. All Synca massage chairs come in with a 5-year warranty for parts and in-home labor.
On the other hand, Osaki affords a 3-year warranty period to take care of parts and structural defects.
Comparison of Best Massage Chair Models from Synca and Osaki Brands
|OP-Ai Xrest 4D+||OS-Pro Maestro LE||OS-Pro 4D Encore||JP-3000||Hisho||Kagra|
|Roller Length||65 inches||60 inches||70 inches||54 inches||50 inches||50 inches|
|# of Airbags||46||32||26||42||16||48|
|Massage types||Rolling, Kneading, Tapping, Shiatsu, foot reflexology.||Rolling, Kneading, Tapping, Shiatsu, foot reflexology.||Rolling, Kneading, Tapping, Shiatsu, foot reflexology.||Rolling, Kneading, Tapping, compression, foot reflexology.||Rolling, Kneading, Tapping, compression, vibration, foot reflexology.||Rolling, Kneading, Tapping, compression, Shiatsu, foot reflexology.|
|# of Programs||16||8||9||23||6||8|
|Heat Therapy||Yes (Low back and Feet)||Yes (Infrared Heat mechanism (Whole Back to thighs)||Yes (Low back and Calves)||Yes (back, Calves and feet)||Yes (Lower back)||Yes (Lower back and front sleeves))|
|Remote Style||Touchscreen.||Touchscreen.||Remote controller.||Touch screen.||Remote Controller.||Remote controller.|
Synca or Osaki – Which Brand Massage Chair is Better for You?
Well, I’d definitely go for the Osaki brand as it comes out better than Synca in almost all the key aspects of massage chairs.
The brand simply offers better core massage technology, more effectiveness and efficiency when delivering massage techniques, better adjustability, and more additional features for a better user experience.
The Synca brand may be generally less expensive and have better warranty terms but Osaki models justify their price tags with all the positives mentioned above.
I’d pick the OP 4D Xrest as the first choice for obvious reasons. The chair outshines its Synca competitor (JP-3000) with a superior roller and tracking system along with better adjustability and additional features profile.
My second choice would also gravitate towards Osaki, with the Maestro LE occupying the spot.
The reasons behind this are identical to the ones behind the first choice. However, Synca’s Kagra would be the third pick as it has a slight tech edge compared to Osaki’s Encore.