We're very excited about the exceptional chairs
manufactured by Repose. Because we've only added them recently, we
don't have a lot of experience with the company and can't give them the
kind of ranking reserved for long-time proven manufacturers, but the
Repose R600 clearly stands above all the other chairs in this category
for features and affordability.
Let me start with the features.
The R600 is packed. First, let's talk about my favorite feature, the
MP3 player with synchronized massage. Much like the more expensive
Omega chairs, Repose has incorporated an MP3 player into this chair and
programmed the massage to match the beat of the music. Music really
enhances your relaxation, and matching up the massage and the beat of
the music deepens the relaxation even further.
Second, let's talk
about the heat the chair delivers to the lower back and feet. If you
thought you were relaxed with the music function, you will really be
pleased when you add in the soothing heat.
The chair also offers body scan technology, which allows the
chair to scan your body type and adjust the massage to meet your needs.
This is a high-tech capability, and incorporating it into an affordable
chair like the Repose 600 is truly revolutionary.
delivers these high-tech features without sacrificing the basics. For
example, this chair offers the basic functions of knead, knock, roll,
and vibration, and it combines those functions in four automatic
programs (Gentle, Relax, Enliven, and Repose) with the flexibility to
allow manual adjustments as well.
Now for the affordability. You
will not find a chair with more high-quality features for the same
amount of money. We're still trying to figure out how Repose packs in
all these features for the low cost it charges for this chair. For
example, for almost $300 less than the Omega 510, this chair features
the same foot massager as the Omega. (Of course, Omega will argue their
foot massager is better, and it may well be, with its pressure-point
technology. But for $300 less, a customer may well consider purchasing
The warranty is not spectacular, but it is solid.
The chair offers a three-year warranty on parts and a one-year labor
limited warranty for mechanical defects and workmanship.
highly recommend this chair. It would rank higher in this category if
we had more experience with this manufacturer. But since our ratings
system gives a great deal of weight to our experience with how these
manufacturers treat our customers, we simply cannot rank this chair
higher. We will revisit this ranking once we have that experience. In
the meantime, this chair looks like a great buy.