Ogawa Master Drive AI 2.0 Review
by Massage Chair Expert on Mar 22, 2021
Ogawa Master Drive 2.0 Review
Updated 12/8/2022 for the new Ogawa Master Drive AI 2.0 Massage Chair
Ogawa has released their new Ogawa Master Drive AI 2.0 Massage Chair. This is the 6th iteration in their Master Drive series and is the most advanced and connected massage chair ever invented. We always love looking at what Ogawa is doing because of their influence on the massage chair industry. They invest more than any other brand, and it shows with the new Master Drive AI 2.0.
We will be looking at the main massage features of the Master Drive AI, which include the 4D Vario Motion Roller, the SL-Track, the Chair Doctor, the Brushless Motor, the Massage Programs, the Ogawa iOS and Google Apps, and the Touchscreen Tablet. Let's start with the 4D Vario Motion roller.
4D Vario Motion Massage Robot
One of the most effective parts of a massage chair should be the Massage Robotic. Most people do not realize this, but this Robotic is what mimics a humans hands and provides the most effective part of the massage. When using an Ogawa chair, specifically the Master Drive AI 2.0, it becomes clear why their chairs are so special. The level of smoothness, articulation, and responsiveness is a one-of-a-kind experience.
Only a few other brands have reached this level of sophistication, including Daiwa and some Inada massage chairs. You also have 5 levels of intensity to choose from that allow you to choose a light to a deep tissue massage. The Massage Robot can detect all the subtle nuances of the human body and can target even the hardest to reach places, like the nape of the neck. Now let's check out the SL-track.
The 4D Vario Motion roller travels down an SL-track that massages from the next to the glutes. This is the only massage chair that has this sophisticated of a massage robotic on a 54 inch SL-track. With some massage chairs it is a tradeoff of depth control and coverage, but the Master Drive AI is able to combine both of these without issue. This type of track will also offer relief to chronic issues like sciatica, lower back pain, and tense neck muscles. The programs are also designed to take advantage of this track by offering targeted relief, a full body refresh, or stretching sessions. This feature works perfect with the Chair Doctor.
AI Powered Chair Doctor
Ogawa developed a patented biometric technology they call the Chair Doctor. You simply hold the Chair Doctor in your hand, and it can read your blood oxygen levels and give you a real-time tension score. You can monitor all of these results directly through the Touchscreen Tablet, and the chair will prescribe you a custom massage based on the results. You can also take daily readings to monitor your tension score and see how it will change over time. No other massage chair available has this level of intelligence. Now we will look at the M.5 Microprocessor and Brushless motor that helps the Chair Doctor work.
State of the Art M.5 Microprocessor and Brushless Motor
We commonly judge a chair on how it looks and makes us feel, but we rarely pay attention to its brains or brawn. That is exactly why the M.5 Microprocessor and Brushless motor are the unsung hero of this chair. They are what make all of these amazing functions possible. Not only are they able to make the massage robot smarter, more responsive, and more sensitive to the user, but they also extend the lifespan of the chair and make it quieter than any other massage chair. The technologies are traditionally reserved for supercomputers and complex medical equipment, but now they are being used to help you get the best massage ever. Now let's check out the Massage Programs.
The Master Drive AI 2.0 has 28 massage programs, as well as memory programs, and custom-made Chair Doctor programs. There are over 500 personalization options and no shortage of features to customize. These programs are designed for every scenario, from relaxation, to pain relief, to exercise recovery. Each program offers a warm-up and cool-down period like a real masseuse and takes advantage of all the massage functions this chair has to offer. You can customize the timer settings so you can have a quick massage for 5 minutes to a more thorough 30-minute session. Most people will get all the benefits of a full body massage in just 15 minutes. Now let’s check out the Alexa voice control, Ogawa Smartphone App, and Armrest controls.
Alexa Voice Control
You control the Master Drive AI 2.0 with Alexa Voice Control. You will need an Amazon Echo and the Free App download from Amazon If you would like to use the Voice Controls.
Touchscreen Tablet and App
You control the Master Drive AI 2.0 with the wired Touchscreen Tablet, which gives you full access to all of the benefits of the massage chair, or with the Ogawa App, which is available for download from the Apple App store and the Google Play Store. The Ogawa App is very intuitive and easy to learn for any level of user.
You control the Master Drive AI 2.0 with armrest controls so you have multiple ways of making minor changes or customizations during a massage. Never before have we seen a chair this easy to control.
We have touched on the most exciting features of this massage chair, but there are many more to talk about which we listed below. We give this chair a 10 out of 10 and think that anyone who ends up buying this chair will be blown away with what it can do and how it makes him or her feel. Check out the current price on the Ogawa Master Drive AI 2.0 Massage Chair.
- Heated Massage Rollers
- Reflexology Foot Rollers
- 60 Compression Massage Airbags
- Heated Knee and Calf Therapy
- Zero Gravity with 2 Positions
- 6 Massage Techniques with Dual Motion (clockwise and counter clockwise)
- Space Saving Recline
- Chromotherapy Lighting
- Bluetooth Speakers
- High Quality Upholstery
In Summary - 10 out of 10
Whether you're looking to unwind after a stressful day or want to alleviate muscle pain and tension, the Ogawa Master Drive AI Massage Chair is a fantastic choice.