The EarthPulse comes nicely packaged in a small carrying case with standard and European adapters for you travelers. We’re always excited when a company offers to let us review a PEMF device, because we think this industry offers so many benefits and few risks. There are many medical research studies around PEMF, but the informed consumer must learn to distinguish which products actually match the specs used in the various studies. Many manufacturers simply provide general PEMF research, even if their product doesn’t provide any of the same intensities, wavelengths, or other parameters.
We’re especially interested in PEMF devices that offer a wider variety of settings, and that’s just what EarthPulse PEMF does. We were sent the v. 5 Pro version of this device. It has some great features, but also has some major drawbacks.
Flexibility – we love any device that lets the user customize the experience. A one-sized approach rarely works for the complex human genome, so allowing some tweaking of the pulse in PEMF is a major bonus. EarthPulse not only has a few preset protocols, but It also lets the user dial in some customized settings.
Easy - easy to use and setup. The directions are not great, and the English translation is lacking, but the user interface is easy to navigate.
Results – While our funding doesn’t allow for objective laboratory measures, we did have favorable subjective results. Our users actually noticed a difference in how they slept and felt after using the EarthPulse for only a couple weeks. This is probably the MOST IMPORTANT aspect to any product. Who cares how long an item lasts, how fancy it looks, or how easy it is to use, if it doesn’t provide clinical results.
Price – We like that an entry level item can be purchased for a few Benjamins. PEMF shouldn’t have to cost you tens of thousands of dollars, and this puts it within reach of most buyers.
Blue Light - While the EarthPulse is primarily touted as helping with deep restorative sleep, it uses a bright BLUE light for the display screen. This is arguably the worst light on the spectrum for helping calm the brain for sleep. We’d like to see options to change this, or just make it a dull amber/orange/red screen.
No screen Timeout – To make the Blue Light issue even worse, the darned display stays on the entire time you’re using it. That means you’ll wake up in the middle of the night thinking that a small UFO landed on the floor next to your bed, because a bright blue light is still lighting up your room. Even when put under your bed, you can still see a fair amount of blue light coming out. We hope the manufacturer will correct this with a 60-120 sec auto timeout for screen display.
Durability – The low cost is appealing, but if it doesn’t last, then the item actually ends up costing you a lot of money to replace. We tested the output of our device, and after about 8 months of regular use, we were not getting a PEMF signal from the device. This is despite the display working! That means the average user might still think they were running a protocol, but in fact, no signal/pulse is being emitted from the device. Our power adapter cord came slightly damaged too. In addition, the buttons on the front of the device to control settings were quite finnicky. They work most of the time, but sometimes the jump up two settings, while other times they don’t respond at all.
We hope that version 6 of this device improves these weak areas. This device has a ton of potential, but until these major flaws are resolved, we can’t give it our full ChiroHub Seal.