APEX AP Pro Regal Massage Chair Review

APEX AP Pro Regal Massage Chair Review

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Back Massage

8.5/10

Foot Massage

8.5/10

Air Compression Massage

7.5/10

User Flexibility (Height/Weight)

7.0/10

Value For Money

3.5/10

Pros

  • With 10 Auto Modes, It'll Be A While Before You Get Bored!
  • 3D Rollers Take Massage To A Whole New Level!

Cons

  • Stupendously Expensive For A 3D Massage Chair. The Pricing Is Its Biggest Downfall If You Ask Me.

Another Massage Chair That Falls Short Of Expectations….

APEX Pro Regal falls into the category of what I call “mid level” massage chairs. Entry level chairs are your basic budget options. Mid level massage chairs on the other hand offer something more in terms of technology and features, and are for people who don’t mind spending a few thousand dollars more.

The biggest thing about the APEX Pro Regal is that it comes equipped with 3D roller technology.

If we were to talk strictly about performance, the APEX Pro Regal is actually pretty decent. It gives a solid full body massage by effectively making use of the 3D rollers and the chair’s 28 airbags. But in my mind it’s always going to be another chair that “bites the dust”!

“If the APEX Pro Regal performs well, why is it disappointing?”

As is the case with most massage chairs today, the Pro Regal is wayyy overpriced! There’s absolutely no ways in hell a mid level chair should cost almost $4.5K! $4.5K is what you’d expect to pay for a 4D chair. In fact, there are chairs with 4D rollers that cost less than this, believe it or not!

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As you can probably tell by now this is gonna be one of those reviews where we go through the whole song and dance, but you still know my final recommendation before we even get to all of that.

Either way, I encourage you to keep reading because towards the end of this review i’ll be sharing some alternate recommendations for those of you interested in buying a 3D massage chair.

Trust me it’ll make complete sense when we get to the comparison section later on. This will show you clearly why the Pro Regal is not worth all the $$$!

Below is a quick overview of the Pro Regal! (Video Credit: Massage Chair Deals)

Now let’s explore some of the key features of the Pro Regal in greater detail!

 

APEX AP Pro Regal Massage Chair: 5 Key Features To Know!

#1 3D Technology Takes Massage To Another Level!

By far the biggest standout feature of the Pro Regal are the 3D rollers. In terms of roller technology, 2D is the oldest, 3D is kinda new, and 4D is the latest technology which you can only find in a handful of massage chairs.

How Do 3D Rollers Function?
Not The Best Picture, But You Get The Point!

The “D” in “3D” stands for dimensional. 3D rollers can move in 3 dimensions. They move in the vertical dimension, which is along the back as indicated by the vertical arrow. They move in the horizontal dimension, which is across the back as indicated by the horizontal arrow. And they move into and out of the back, as shown by the arrow perpendicular to the horizontal and vertical arrows.

Why All The Fuss Around 3D Rollers?
Whats All The Fuss About?

The fuss is there for a reason. Because of their ability to protrude “in/out”, 3D rollers gives users the ability to alter and control intensity. This is not something you can do with 2D rollers, as the basic roller motion is restricted to vertical and horizontal movements only. This “in/out” ability of 3D rollers makes the experience feel more closer to an actual massage being performed by a trained therapist!

The APEX Pro Regal boasts 3D quad (4) rollers that can traverse a total of 32” from the neck to lower back. This 32” roller coverage tightly contours to a user’s spine, and as such is often referred to as “S-Track” (in case you didn’t know, the spine is “S” shaped!).

#2 Comprehensive 3D Body Scan

When you buy a massage chair today, you want it to work effectively not only for yourself, but also for your loved ones. That is, you want a chair that can massage your spouse, your kids, your in-laws, and yourself without having to change much in every sitting/session.

This is where body scanning comes into play!

It’s a feature where the chair’s on-board computer maps and locates various points on a user’s body. This information is then used by the rollers to ensure massage is as customized as it can be to that specific body type.

Just as roller capability improves from 2D to 3D, so does body scanning. In other words, the more advanced the roller technology, the more comprehensive will be the body scanning.

APEX AP Pro Regal Body Scanning

In terms of overall user flexibility, the APEX Pro Regal is able to accommodate users ranging from 5’0 – 6’3 ft in height, weighing up to a maximum of 265 lbs. Not the best, but definitely not the worst either. I’ve seen chairs that perform much worse as far as user flexibility is concerned.

#3 Next Gen Airbags (28 In Total)

This one had me scratching my head to be honest! The concept behind next gen airbags is straightforward: reduce the number of airbags, so as to decrease the pumps, motors, and valves required. Consequently your overall power consumption goes down.

But that’s not exactly the case with the APEX Pro Regal….It still consumes 250 Watts of power.

And that kind of leaves me baffled to be honest. Because if power consumed is still high (relatively speaking), you’re not really gaining much are you!? The 28 airbags are located in different areas of the chair such as the shoulders, arms/forearms, calves/feet, waist, thighs, and back.

APEX AP Pro Regal Airbags

For those of you who may be wondering, airbags are another vital component to a massage chair. Because rollers are limited in terms of how far they can reach, airbags are responsible for massaging the remaining areas of the body such as the calves, arms, shoulders etc.

In addition to this, airbags are also responsible for holding the body firmly in place. This is important because the body needs to be absolutely still in order for the rollers to function at their best.

#4 Comes Preloaded With A Total Of 10 Auto Modes!

If there is one thing I really like about the APEX Pro Regal, it’s the fact that it comes preloaded with 10 different auto massage routines!

Auto modes are great because they don’t require any manual input or adjustments from the user. All you do is simply pick the auto mode you desire, sit back and let the chair do its thing!

The 10 auto modes are as follows:

    • Pain Relief—High intense full body massage specifically focused on relieving pain.
    • Recovery—A low intense mode that works wonderfully after strenuous activity.
    • Music Sync—Utilizes the chair’s built in sound system to synchronize massage based on the music playing.
    • Stretch—A full body stretch program that makes use of both the rollers and airbags.
    • 3D Demo—Gives you a quick demo of how massage feels in 3 dimensions!
    • Care Of Aged—A fancy way of saying massage for seniors! Expect low to medium intensity.
    • Athlete Mode—High intense massage that works great post workout.
    • Shopaholic—A great routine for those who have soreness in the calves, thighs, and feet.
    • Back Yoga—Massage specifically focused on the back area.
    • White Collar—No idea why it’s called White Collar, but this is just a full body high intense massage.

#5 Space Saving, Zero Gravity, & Lumbar Heat Therapy

Each of these 3 features could be their own separate points, but I’ve lumped them together as they’re all pretty standard.

Space Saving
APEX AP Pro Regal Space Saving

This is something you find in pretty much all massage chairs these days. Essentially manufacturers design the chairs such that they sit on a sliding base, and as you recline back, the chair slides forward on its base. This simple improvement allows users to place the chair with minimal wall clearance.

Zero Gravity
APEX AP Pro Regal Zero Gravity

If you buy a massage chair in 2019, you almost come to expect that zero gravity is a feature that’s included! It’s a common feature and because of that, there’s not many chairs without it. But other than sounding cool, what is zero gravity anyways? Simply said, it’s a recline position in which your body experiences the least stresses!

Heat Therapy
In the world of massage chairs, heat therapy is an area which could use some significant improvement. Most chairs on the market simply employ conventional heating pads on the lower back area. This isn’t bad per say, but it’s hardly effective. The more expensive chairs come equipped with heated rollers. Now that’s taking it to another level!

 

APEX AP Pro Regal Massage Chair Specifications

  • APEX AP Pro Regal Massage Chair Specs
  • Roller Type: S-Track
  • Roller Length: 32 Inches
  • Total Airbags: 28
  • Upright Dimensions: 36″H x 32″W x 59″D
  • Recline Dimensions: 32″H x 32″W x 66″D
  • Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
  • Recommended Height Range: 5’0 – 6’3 ft.
  • Maximum Recommended Weight: 265 lbs

 

APEX AP Pro Regal Massage Chair Pros & Cons

Pros (What I Like!)

The 10 Auto Modes!
Auto modes are what I’m all about, and that’s because it’s literally how I operate my massage chair 90% of the time! That’s not to say I won’t dive into manual mode, it’s just that auto routines are so much more convenient, require minimum to no setup, and generally speaking they do a pretty damn good job!
The 3D Rollers!
Yes manufacturers can’t stop talking about it, yes they’re super hyped by everyone in the industry, and yes they cost a fortune, but 3D rollers really are the next best thing since sliced bread! The additional in/out motion changes the game completely, because now intensity is something you can actually have control over!

Cons (What I Dislike!)

Stupendously Overpriced!
I spoke about this earlier in the post, but my biggest concern with the Pro Regal is its price tag. There’s chairs that are reasonably priced, then there’s chairs that are moderately priced, and then there’s chairs that are wayyyy overpriced. The APEX Pro Regal is definitely the latter. It currently retails for $4,495 on massage chair deals.

 

Where Do You Go From Here?

Thus far, we’ve had an in-depth look at the Pro Regal’s main features and all that it has to offer. We’ve also looked at its shortcomings, the big one being its price. So what now?

Now we go through a comparison so you can see why I feel the way I do!

To give you a good idea of what’s out there, I’ll be comparing the Pro Regal to 2 other massage chairs, both of which come equipped with 3D rollers. Specifically, the comparison will be against Titan’s Pro Executive and Titan’s Pro Jupiter XL. As far as 3D massage chairs are concerned, both are fantastic options!

Titan Pro Executive
Pro ExecutiveTitan have done a phenomenal job with the Pro Executive. It’s user flexible, it’s got state of the art 3D rollers, it’s got 61 airbags yet consumes less power than the Pro Regal, it’s stylish, but best of all it’s much much cheaper than the Pro Regal is!
Titan Pro Jupiter XL
Pro Jupiter XL ComparisonThe Pro Jupiter XL is a step up from the Pro Executive in that it’s got 3D rollers with a super long 53” L-Track. It’s also got 10 auto modes, and is designed to fit individuals up to 6’6 ft. in height, weighing up to a maximum of 285 lbs. Another awesome 3D chair!

Now let’s look at how these 2 Titan chairs compare to the Pro Regal!

  • Titan Pro Jupiter XL
  • $$$

    Price
  • 7-8

    Overall Intensity
  • 5’0 – 6’6 ft & 285 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 53″

    Roller Track
  • 10

    Auto Modes
  • 44

    Airbags
  • 2

    Foot Roller Rows
  • No

    Memory Save
  • Lower Back, Seat, & Calves

    Heating Pads
  • Titan Pro Executive
  • $$

    Price
  • 7-9

    Overall Intensity
  • 4’11 – 6’4 ft & 285 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 32″

    Roller Track
  • 6

    Auto Modes
  • 61

    Airbags
  • 3

    Foot Roller Rows
  • Yes (3 slots)

    Memory Save
  • Lower Back & Calves

    Heating Pads
  • APEX AP Pro Regal
  • $$$$

    Price
  • 7-8

    Overall Intensity
  • 5’0 – 6’3 ft & 265 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 32″

    Roller Track
  • 10

    Auto Modes
  • 28

    Airbags
  • 2

    Foot Roller Rows
  • No

    Memory Save
  • Lower Back Only

    Heating Pads

 

Can You See How Massive The Difference Is!?

In almost every way both Titan chairs trump the Pro Regal! It’s not just the fact that they’re significantly cheaper! To make it blatantly clear, here’s a few examples:

Roller Track—The Pro Jupiter XL’s 53” L-Track completely outdoes the 32” S-Track present in the Pro Regal!
Airbags—Both Titan chairs have significantly more airbags, yet consume less power than the Pro Regal!
Heat Therapy—Another area where the Jupiter XL outshines the Regal. It has lumbar, seat, and calf heat!

The proof is in the pudding, right!? With all that being said, my final recommendation is as follows:

Go with the cheaper Pro Executive if you’re on a tight budget! If not, it’s well worth spending the extra $1K for the Pro Jupiter XL!

Irrespective, either Titan chair is a fantastic option if you ask me.

 

Before I Forget…..(DISCOUNT ALERT!!!!)

As you’re probably aware by now, there’s quite a few options when it comes to buying massage chairs, especially online. The best and probably the most honest advice I can give you is to take your time and do your homework before pulling the trigger and buying. Spend some time checking out the prices on different sites, and only decide at that point!

While i’m at it, now’s a good time to also disclose that I’m an affiliate of massage chair deals. What does that mean? It means if you decide to buy a chair from massage chair deals using any one of the links placed in this post, I will receive a small commission at no extra cost to you.

Part of the perks of being an affiliate is I get special privileges. One such privilege is being able to offer my readers an exclusive discount on all chairs!

If you decide to buy using the links on this post, you can save an extra 5% by entering “MAM5” at checkout on massage chair deals!

While it may not sound like much, 5% is pretty substantial when you do the math. For example, 5% off a chair that costs $3K is $150. Don’t know about you, but there’s about 10 different things I can think of using that $150 on!

 

And That’s A Wrap!

I hope this review post was insightful. If you got some value, please consider sharing on the social channels. See you in the next one!

APEX AP Pro Regal images were used with permission from massage chair deals.

About Eve

Just an average bloke intrigued by massage and its incredible benefits. Oh, did I mention I also own a massage chair? More on that in the blog posts!

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