Here is the final installment of our comparison between the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Plus massage chair and the Sanyo 8700 zero gravity massage chair:
Comparison between Sanyo 8700 and the Inada Sogno Dreamwave Plus Massage Chairs (Part III)
The remotes are very different. On the Sanyo 8700 the remote stays on a remote stand pedestal and has a separate hand held sensor that detects stress, your areas of stiffness, and your height, so that it can personalize the massage
experience to be as unique as you are! The Inada Sogno has a hand held remote that tucks away into a side pocket on the chair when not in use. It has a one button touch system for the 8-auto programs that you can choose from on the top. Under the panel on the bottom of the remote you can use the many buttons to personalize your massage experience every time you use your chair! I feel that the Inada Sogno remote is easier to use and a little more intuitive.
The foot ottoman on both of these chairs is extendable. This is great to accommodate many different users’ body types. The Sanyo 8700 massage chair foot ottoman extends out only 8” and can comfortably fit users up to 6’4”. The extension is made possible by a lever at the side of the seat that, when pulled back, allows the user to push the ottoman out another 8″. The Inada Sogno also has a foot ottoman that extends out to accommodate users up to 6’5”, but it is extended simply by the user extending his/her legs. To retract the ottoman of the Sanyo 8700 the user must pull the lever at the side of the seat and the ottoman will “pop” back into neutral position. The Inada ottoman will automatically retract when the user leaves the chair after the session.
The look of the chairs are very different. The Inada Sogno is more of a rounded chair and when reclined back seems to cradle you like a hammock. It has a very contemporary design, for which Inada won a design award at the CES show in 2008. The Sanyo 8700 sits more upright and looks more like a traditional massage chair with an attached foot ottoman. You can recline this chair back into its zero-gravity position to take all the pressure off of your back. Zero gravity simply means that the seat tilts up to 30 degrees to allow decompression of the lower back. Also, the Sanyo 8700 covers approximately 300 square inches of the body with massage mechanisms whereas the Inada Sogno covers over 1200 square inches of the body with massage mechanisms…significant difference.
So, after reading this comparison you can see that there really isn’t much in common between these two chairs, they are very different and both very good in their own rights! Best thing to do now is to get out there and try them out and see which one fits your body the best and feels the best to you! Have fun doing your research! According to our experience, the Inada Sogno massage chair outsells the Sanyo 7700/8700 series by quite a bit.
I hope these 3 posts help you in your shopping experience. I hope these posts are part of your research and due diligence. Call us at 888-259-5380 or our showroom at 801-417-8240 if you have any questions.
Dr. Alan Weidner