It’s time for another massage chair comparison and today we're going to compare two of Osaki’s most popular massage chairs, the Pro Admiral and the Pro First Class. Both of these chairs have many desirable features that people seem to really enjoy.
If you're not familiar with Osaki, they're one of the leading massage chair brands and are based in Texas.
We'll start with the Osaki OS Pro Admiral then we'll move on to the Osaki OS Pro First Class. We'll list the main features as well as the pros and cons of each massage chair.
Osaki Admiral Overview
The Osaki OS-Pro Admiral is rapidly becoming one of the most popular massage chairs on the market. The Admiral draws on Osaki's rich and long-standing tradition of consistency, creativity, and massage technology.
There are 15 expertly crafted therapeutic auto massage programs, localized and manual massage solutions that allow you to quickly choose a massage that suits your needs.
Osaki Pro Admiral Features:
The Osaki OS-Pro Admiral's L-Track allows the rollers to reach from the neck to the back, glutes and upper hamstrings. Some of the best massage chairs utilize an L-Track because the design provides more massage roller coverage than an S-Track, although an S-Track massage chair typically provides a better stretch.
The 3D rollers allow the massage heads to go up and down, side to side, in and out. The 3D rollers allow you greater control of the depth and power of your massage. There are six strength ranges available.
Body Scan Technology
The Osaki OS Pro Admiral will perform a body scan to chart the neck and back's main areas and ensure that a constant amount of pressure is exerted during your massage.
The scanning technology can detect your shoulders height, which can be re-calibrated once the scan is complete if the user wants the rollers to start higher or lower.
Reflexology Foot Massage
The OS-Pro Admiral has three rotating reflexology massage rollers situated at the bottom of the footrest to offer a kneading massage.
When the rollers spin, the acupuncture points will be stimulated.
The Osaki OS-Pro Admiral slides forward as the massage chair reclines. This allows for only 2 inches behind the massage chair from the wall, making it suitable for just about any space or small area.
Full-Body Air Compression Massage
There are several airbags placed in the massage chair, providing a full-body massage. This massage chair has a total of 24 airbags positioned on the shoulders, sides, lower back, thighs, and calf areas.
This compression massage is thought to help improve blood supply in the body to alleviate discomfort and tension.
Zero Gravity Recline
Inspired by NASA, the zero gravity position places the user in a natural position.
While in zero gravity your feet are raised above your chest. This helps minimize compression along the spine and increases blood flow.
15 Automatic Programs
The Admiral massage chair provides 15 auto massage programs: Office Pro, Text-Neck, Lady, AM Routine, Midday Nap, Re-Energize, Shape n Tone, Men's Fitness, Elderly Health, Relax, Rejuvenate, Gentle Relief, Stretch, Recover, and Thai
6 Massage Techniques
The Admiral can perform 6 massage techniques which are kneading, tapping, kneading and tapping, clapping, rolling, and shiatsu.
You may either massage a particular area on your back or massage specific parts of your body by choosing the manual massage mode.
Heat Therapy - Lumbar and Calves
The Admiral has heat in the lumbar and calf areas that improve the massage effect. Heated massage is known to offer a more relaxing experience overall.
Automatic Leg Extension
The footrest scans the user’s legs to ensure the correct length for your height. The footrest is stretched outwards and then retracts inwards. Just add pressure with the foot to signal the leg scanner to stop when it has reached its targeted location. The remote also allows the user to readjust the footrest if needed.
The Osaki OS-Pro Admiral provides an USB charging port. You can charge your smartphone, tablet, or other USB device while enjoying your massage.
Pair your smart device and enjoy your favorite music or whatever you like through high quality speakers while enjoying your massage.
Bluetooth is always nice to have and people are becoming more and more accustomed to using it.
The Admiral offers a multi-language option. You can pick either English or Chinese under "Settings" and then "Language."
LCD Remote Control
The Admiral has a remote with an easy-to-view screen showing the feature currently being enabled. The remote allows the user to pick the type, strength, and location of the massage.
Osaki First Class Overview
The Osaki OS Pro First Class massage chair features Zero Gravity positioning, L-Track system, 3D Massage Rollers, a Touchscreen Controller, and 23 Auto Programs.
This massage chair gives a great massage and would look nice in any setting.
Osaki Pro First Class Features:
The roller mechanism massages the neck, travels down to the lumbar area, and onto the glutes and upper hamstrings.
Full-Body Airbag Massage
There are 24 airbags throughout the chair to offer an incredible body massage experience. The First Class airbags spread around the shoulder, spine, lower back, hips, and calves.
Two-Stage Zero Gravity
The Zero Gravity position is inspired by NASA and is the ideal position for a relaxing massage session. While in the Zero Gravity mode, the backrest will support the weight of your back.
When the legs are placed above the chest it is believed to increase blood flow allowing for the maximum benefits of the massage.
Extendable Footrest and Adjustable Calf Position
The Osaki OS-Pro First-Class massage chair has a configurable footrest that can be expanded to 5.5 inches to accommodate a variety of height ranges and the calf area moves independently from the footrest..
Auto Massage Programs
The OS-Pro First Class has 23 different applications for self-massage, split into four other divisions. You can select from these categories: VIP, Healthcare, Special, Relaxation, and each category has between five and six auto programs.
Manual Massage Settings
While in the manual mode you can concentrate on a specific area. The First Class offers the following techniques: kneading, flapping, swedish, gripping, and shiatsu.
The OS-Pro First Class manual mode also helps you track the massage position, roller depth, speed, and 3D. Each type has a range of customizable options: Upper-Air, Foot Roller, Lower Air, Calf Knead, and Foot Roller can all be managed.
Thanks to the excellent variety and versatility of its 3D massage rollers, you can conveniently change it depending on your massage tastes. This feature is helpful if you have someone in your family who enjoys deep tissue, while the other one only needs a light massage, so it can satisfy both of them.
The 3D interface allows you to monitor the depth of the rollers that extend from the backrest, helping you to get a deeper tissue massage where you like it most and back off in more sensitive areas.
Foot and Calf Rollers Massage
Behind the calves, there are rollers that massage that area. In manual mode, the calf kneading massage can be adjusted by three intensity levels.
Whenever the airbags are inflated, pressure is created around the bottoms of your feet. The Osaki OS-Pro First Class also has an ankle grip feature that holds your feet still. This chair also has foot rollers that give a reflexology massage.
Built-in Bluetooth Speakers
The First Class is equipped with Bluetooth-capable speakers that will allow you to listen to your favorite tunes or take phone calls when paired with your smart device.
Touch Screen LCD Remote
The Osaki OS-Pro First Class remote has an easy-to-view monitor with a magnetic holder to keep the remote in place. You can select the type, intensity, pace, and position of the massage from a remote location. In manual mode, these functions can also be run independently.
Convenient Side Controller
A simple and straightforward side controller allows you to adjust the power, angle of the chair, try the different auto modes, leg extension, and foot extension.
Thanks to the built-in USB port located in the armrest of the chair, you can conveniently recharge your device.
Heat Therapy - Lumbar
The Osaki OS-Pro First Class massage chair is fitted with two heating pads in the lumbar region. Heat can help loosen tense muscles and can assist in pain relief and help provide a more relaxing massage experience.
Osaki's design team has created a space-saving technology that slides the chair forward as it reclines back. As a result, when fully reclined, the OS-Pro First-Class requires just 1.5 inches from the wall, making it an ideal choice for certain space-restricted areas.
The First Class is equipped with built-in negative air ionization therapy. The therapy includes air ionizers that are thought to treat the seasonal affective disorder and moderate depression.
Adjustable Shoulder Width
This Osaki massage chair allows the user to adjust the shoulders' width on the chair by pushing them inward or outward. A handy function that allows a person with wider shoulders to fit into the massage chair.
User Memory Settings
Up to 3 users can save their massage settings for future use. This is handy when you've had a long day and want to get to your favorite massage quickly.
Auto Body Scan
The OS-Pro First-Class scans the body to map the neck and back areas to ensure the appropriate level of pressure is applied during care. The scanning program will detect the shoulders' height and can be readjusted after the examination has been done.
Pros & Cons
The First Class has a touch screen remote, side controller, calf rollers, ionization, and memory capability where the Admiral does not. The First Class has 23 auto programs while the Admiral has 15.
The First Class has a max user weight of 260 pounds and the Admiral's max user weight is 220 pounds. The First Class only needs 1.5" from the wall to fully recline and the Admiral needs 2", so not much difference there.
It seems like the First Class is walking away from the Admiral...not so fast, it's not over yet.
Both have heated lumbar but the Admiral also has heated calves. The First Class has an enclosed foot massager with a maximum foot size of US Mens 13, this can be an issue for some families that have people with bigger feet. The Admiral doesn't have this issue because it has an open foot massager design allowing for longer feet.
The Admiral has a user height range of 5'0" - 6'3" while the First Class has a user height range of 5'0" - 6'0". The Admiral has 6 massage styles and the First Class has 5.
Both chairs are quite similar to each other in terms of their top features, the Osaki First Class is more expensive, but it makes up for the added specs that this chair has, like the number of Auto Programs, touchscreen remote, and Ionization.
On the other hand, the Osaki Admiral massage chair also has back & calf heat, more massage styles and an open foot massager design.
So, which chair is better? They're both excellent chairs so it will depend on what you need, if you'll fit comfortably, and which chair aligns more with your budget.
Buying a massage chair is a very personal thing and we want to make sure you get in the right chair the first time. Also, if you have a pre-existing medical condition it's best to get approval from your doctor before using a massage chair.
We hope you've enjoyed this article and if you'd like to talk to us about a massage chair you can reach us at 800-566-2798. Thank you for reading!