Are you looking for a set of recovery boots and are you in the process of evaluating which brand is best suited for you? Then this guide might help you. This guide will look at Normatec (pulse) vs. Optima Sport Recovery Boots.
The answers to the points in the comparison can be found on the product pages and in the manuals for each product and it is based on the technical specifications, so the comparison is made with a desire to be as objective as possible.
Optima Sport vs Normatec (pulse)
|Number of programs||6||2|
|Time (treatment length)||1-90 minutes||10 – 175 minutes|
|Number of chambers||4, 6, 8||5|
|Turn chambers on and off||Yes||Yes|
|Pressure level||30-240 mmHg||30-110 mmHg|
|Price||509£, 609£, 699£||£890|
|Battery operated||No (It’s coming)||Yes|
|Leg length||100 cm, 115 cm||<71 cm, 72-86 cm,>87 cm|
|Leg circumference||70 cm, 75 cm||66 cm, 74 cm, 76 cm|
|Supplementary products||Arm, lower back/hip||Arm, Lower back/hip|
|Weight||5,1 kg||5,2 kg|
The clear differences
On many points, the two marks resemble each other. However, some areas stands out. This is especially:
- The number of programs
- The number of chambers
- Zone Boost
- Battery powered unit (NormaTec Pulse)
The number of programs
All recovery boots at Optima Sport have 6 programs:
Program A: 1 chamber massage at a time
Program B: Lymphatic drainage
Program C: massage with 2 chambers at a time
Program D: recovery (full pressure in all chambers at the same time)
Program E: program B + C in the cycle
Program F: program A + C + D in the cycle
At NormaTec Pulse you get 2 programs (also called massage patterns). The massage pattern can be set to NormaTec Pulse or Sequential.
The number of chambers
Optima Sport offers three kinds of boots; 4, 6 and 8 chambers. The number of chambers will influence the flexibility that can be achieved in the boots as each chamber can be turned on and off. At the same time, the pressure will feel a bit larger the more chambers selected.
Normatec boots has 5 chambers.
NormaTec offers their so-called “Zone boost” which means that during a treatment you can increase the intensity of a single zone by pressing a button. Zone Boost will add 60 second extra massage time and 10 mmHg increased pressure, in the zone that is active.
Battery powered unit (NormaTec Pulse)
The NormaTec pulse has a battery-powered device, which can be an advantage if you want to have your recovery boots with you to competitions or other events, where it can be difficult to find an power outlet. In terms of convenience, Optima Sport offers a remote control for our recovery boots. Right now Optima Sport is in the process of developing a battery-powered unit, which is expected to be on the market at the end of 2018.
Max press in NormaTec is 110 mmgh and in Optima Sport recovery boots of 240 mmgh. It is, of course, individually how much pressure a person needs
At Optima Sport you get a carrying bag for your recovery boots. This is not the case when buying a set of Normatec Pulse boots.
The crucial difference between NormaTec and Optima Sport compressions boots is probably the price difference. At the time of writing, NoraTec Pulse in Denmark costs £890, which is £191 more than the top model from Optima Sport.