Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Massage Chair Review

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Massage Chair Review

7.9

Back Massage

8.0/10

Calf/Foot Massage

8.5/10

User Flexibility (Height/Weight)

6.5/10

Value For Money

8.5/10

Power Consumption

8.0/10

Pros

  • 11 Massage Routines (Customized & Auto) Give Users A Ton Of Variety!
  • Reasonably Priced For A 3D Chair
  • One Of The Best Heat Therapy (Warm Air Technology) Systems You Can Find On A Massage Chair!

Cons

  • Height Range Is Restrictive, Especially For Taller Individuals!

Very Much An Entry Level 3D Massage Chair!

Welcome back to yet another review post. Today we’ll be looking at the Human Touch ZeroG 5.0; a fairly new addition to Human Touch’s extensive massage chair lineup. There’s a ton of features we’ll talk about later in the post, but for now you should know:

What makes the ZeroG 5.0 so special is that it comes fully equipped with 3D rollers!

Generally speaking, it works like this: chairs with 2D rollers are the cheapest, 3D chairs are more expensive, and 4D chairs are the most expensive.

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 3D Chair

 

Let’s Talk Intensity For a Minute!

Overall intensity is an important factor to consider when buying a massage chair. To understand this better, you need to evaluate what intensity means for you personally. Maybe you’re someone who has to have deep tissue for various reasons (pain, mobility issues etc.), or maybe low intensity just doesn’t cut it for you? Important you understand this clearly before splashing the cash!

The ZeroG 5.0 massages at a moderate overall intensity.

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Overall Intensity

Which is a tad surprising to be honest! Why you ask? You expect to see deep tissue intensity on a 3D chair, because the rollers have the ability to protrude in and out. I’m more used to seeing low to moderate intensities on a 2D chair!

 

What About User Flexibility? How Does The ZeroG 5.0 Perform?

User flexibility is about how well a massage chair is able to accommodate a variety of users. There’s 2 things to talk about specifically: height range and maximum weight load. The larger the height range, the more “flexible” a chair is to different users.

The ZeroG 5.0 can accommodate users from 5’0-6’2 ft., weighing a maximum of 286 lbs.

Not too shabby, but I can see how this chair might not comfortably fit someone who’s over 6 feet. If you’re 6 foot and over, my advice is to seriously consider alternate options!

 

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Massage Chair: 5 Key Features!

#1 3D Rollers With FlexGlide Technology!

We touched on 3D rollers earlier in the post, but how do they actually work?

3D Rollers
Not The Best Picture, But You Get The Point!

As far as technology is concerned, 3D rollers are fairly new and have only been around for a couple years. That being said, 3D rollers are an improved version of the old 2D roller system. 2D rollers move in 2 dimensions: they move up/down vertically along the back, and they move left/right horizontally across the back. 3D rollers have the exact same 2 dimensions and 1 more. In addition to the vertical and horizontal motions, 3D rollers can also protrude inward and outward. This third dimension enhances the overall massage experience by closely mimicking the movements of an actual massage therapist.

The rollers on the ZeroG 5.0 can traverse a total distance of 26” from neck to lower back. We often refer to this as roller stroke or roller track!

What is FlexGlide? FlexGlide is a technology common to Human Touch massage chairs. It’s responsible for reducing the overall friction between the rollers and the back.

If you’ve ever used a Human Touch chair before, you’ll immediately notice how smooth the rollers feel on your back. If I had to describe it, it feels similar to an oil massage. Less friction, less pinch, and incredibly comforting!

Human Touch iJOY FlexGlide Roller Technology

#2 Warm Air Technology

Warm air technology is simply a form of heat therapy. Most of the massage chairs I’ve reviewed to this point feature heating pads located in the lumbar and feet areas. Warm air technology is a little different. This type of technology makes use of “warm air” that circulates heat around the back.

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Warm Air

Personally speaking, I prefer warm air over the conventional heating pads found in most chairs!

That’s because the distribution is so much better with warm air than it is with heating pads. Heating pads are great if you just wanna focus on one area specifically, but not so great otherwise!

#3 Customized Massage Modes! (BodyMap Pro)

This is one of my favorite things about the ZeroG 5.0! We all have pain points, or areas of our body that specifically cause us grief. Like for me, my neck muscles always give me problems. Maybe it’s because of the way I sleep, or because of the posture I hold. Either way, a focused/customized massage mode on the neck would do me wonders!

And that’s exactly what this chair offers!

There are 7 different customized massage modes to select from. Each mode targets a specific “zone” in the body. For example, zone 1 is focused on the neck and upper back area, zone 2 is focused on relieving the shoulders, and so on. The image below depicts this better.

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 BodyMap Pro

Each of the 7 modes can be activated directly from the remote control. Each mode will run for a total duration of 7 minutes. In addition to these 7 customized massage modes, there are 4 auto modes (refresh, relax, retreat, and sleep) that you can access from the remote control as well.

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Auto Modes

#4 Ability To Recline To Zero Gravity!

It’s the very reason Human Touch decided to name the chair “ZeroG” to begin with!

Zero gravity is a popular feature you can expect to find in pretty much every massage chair!

The research surrounding zero gravity seems to indicate that it’s one of the most optimum positions for the body to be in. Stresses and strains are at a minimum, circulation is enhanced, as is lung capacity and breathing. So because of all this, zero gravity is a fantastic position to enjoy a massage in!

Speaking from experience, the hype is real!

I use zero gravity pretty much all of the time on my own massage chair and I can say from experience, the difference is noticeable! Not only is the massage more pleasant, but I feel less pain from the rollers! In the chair’s standard upright position, it’s easy to feel the rollers almost digging into your back. Not the case for zero gravity!

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Zero Gravity

#5 CirQlation Figure Eight Calf Massage

Another one of my favorite things about the ZeroG 5.0 is something called CirQlation Figure Eight.

Simply said, this is a proprietary massage technology in which the calves are massaged in an upward wave like motion.

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Calf Massage

This is a significant design enhancement! Most massage chairs only employ foot/calf airbags that inflate/deflate. The problem with this is that the massage motions are never dynamic. What I mean is that the airbags are only ever compressing in/out. There is no up/down motion. With CirQlation however, the massage motion is dynamic in that there is upward/downward and side motions. Essentially, blood is being forced in all these different directions.

This chair also has a foot massager. Located on the bottom of the foot ottoman are 2 foot rollers. These provide a rolling, kneading type massage to the bottom of the feet.

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Foot Massage

One last thing about the foot ottoman design: the foot rest can be completely rotated into a traditional ottoman. This is great because it allows the flexibility of removing the foot and calf massage elements for those who don’t want it.

And of course there’s also an aesthetic component to it!

 

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Massage Chair Specifications

  • Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Specs
  • Roller Type: 3D S-Track
  • Roller Length: 26 Inches
  • Total Airbags: 4
  • Upright Dimensions: 44"L X 28"W X 42"H
  • Recline Dimensions: 66"L X 28"W X 32"H
  • Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
  • Recommended Height Range: 5’0 – 6’2 ft.
  • Maximum Recommended Weight: 286 lbs
  • Power Usage: 200 Watts

 

Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Massage Chair Pros & Cons

Pros—The Good Stuff!

Customized BodyMap Pro Is Incredible!
Keep things simple! It’s something most massage chair manufacturers so often fail to do, but not Human Touch. The customized BodyMap Pro is an awesome way to target specific pain points around the body. And did I mention it’s foolproof!?
For A 3D Chair, Price Is Reasonable
Typically and historically speaking, chairs with 3D rollers don’t come cheap. The ZeroG 5.0 is an exception, however. The only negative I can think of is that the rollers are unable to massage at a deep tissue intensity. Other than that, price is certainly on point!
Warm Air Heat Therapy
Conventional heating pads are just way too focused. Use them for long enough, and you start to feel like your back is on fire. Warm air technology addresses this by evenly circulating warm air around the back. As a result it feels so much more better!

Cons—The Not So Good Stuff!

Overall Intensity Could Be Better
Touched on this above, but I’d expect a higher overall massage intensity for a chair with 3D rollers. Then again, if deep tissue intensity isn’t something you absolutely require, maybe this isn’t really a concern for you.
Poor User Flexibility (Height)
If you’re anything over 6 foot, you ought to seriously consider something else. The chair might fit, but you’ll probably end up feeling incredibly uncomfortable. If you’re below 6 foot, you should be fine no problem!

 

How Does It Stack Up Against The Competition?

The best way to gauge how well a chair performs is by doing a comparison against similar chairs. In this case, we’ll be comparing the ZeroG 5.0 to another Human Touch chair (WholeBody 7.1), as well as a Titan chair (Pro Executive). All chairs come equipped with 3D rollers.

Human Touch WholeBody 7.1
WholeBody 7.1 Compare

Another fantastic unit from Human Touch. It boasts 3D rollers with a 25” S-Track. It’s almost exactly the same size as the ZeroG 5.0. Only shortcoming is it’s unable to massage the calves and feet at the same time.

Titan Pro Executive
Pro Executive Compare

One of the best 3D chairs I’ve reviewed thus far. 3D rollers, 61 airbags, 3 foot roller rows, and much more. Best thing about it however is its remarkable user flexibility. It’s able to accommodate users ranging from 4’11-6’4 ft!

  • Human Touch ZeroG 5.0
  • $$$

    Price
  • 26'' S-Track

    Roller Track Span
  • No

    Deep Tissue
  • No

    Body Scan
  • Yes (Warm Air)

    Heat Therapy
  • Yes (Seat Only)

    Air Compression Massage
  • 5'0-6'2 ft

    Height Range
  • 200 W

    Power Consumption
  • Human Touch WB 7.1
  • $$

    Price
  • 25'' S-Track

    Roller Track Span
  • No

    Deep Tissue
  • No

    Body Scan
  • Yes (Warm Air)

    Heat Therapy
  • No

    Air Compression Massage
  • 5'0-6'0 ft

    Height Range
  • 140 W

    Power Consumption
  • Titan Pro Executive
  • $$$$

    Price
  • 32'' S-Track

    Roller Track Span
  • Yes

    Deep Tissue
  • Yes

    Body Scan
  • Yes (Heating Pads)

    Heat Therapy
  • Yes (61 Airbags)

    Air Compression Massage
  • 4'11-6'4 ft

    Height Range
  • 250 W

    Power Consumption

NB: The above table only describes the key differences between all 3 chairs! Keep in mind price is always subject to change.

 

Should I Buy The ZeroG 5.0?

Well well well. Time to answer the big question: should you or should you not buy the ZeroG 5.0?

And that’s because the Pro Executive is currently on sale for about the same price. Functionality and performance wise, the Pro Executive is a far superior chair to the ZeroG 5.0. If both chairs currently cost about the same, it makes way more sense to get the better chair!

The Pro Executive is on sale for $2,995 on massage chair deals. You can check out the chair on massage chair deals by clicking the link below. If you decide to buy, remember to enter in the code below to save an extra 5%!

 

What Else Do You Need To Know? (For Those Still Interested In The ZeroG 5.0)

#1 Colors

There are 3 color choices for the ZeroG 5.0: black, bone, and espresso. Black and espresso are darker colors, whereas bone is a lighter cream shade.

Is color important when it comes to buying a massage chair? Yes, more so than you think. There’s a few things to think about:

Aesthetics—How does the chair look with the rest of your furniture? Does it blend and fit nicely, or does it look out of place? Something to seriously think about before pulling the trigger!
Maintenance—I tend to go for darker shades over lighter shades, simply because darker shades don’t “appear” as dirty over time. Minimum cleanup  makes me a happy boy!

#2 Assembly

There’s hardly any assembly to worry about. The 2 major items included in the box are the chair base and head pillow.

HT ZeroG 5.0 Assembly

That being said, you should still follow the prescribed installation steps as outlined in the user manual. You can check out the user manual here!

 

Any Questions? Please Don’t Hesitate To Get In Touch!

If you have any questions about the ZeroG 5.0 (or any other chair for that matter!), please do not hesitate to drop a comment below. I’ll be sure to get back to you as soon as possible. Lastly, I hope you enjoyed reading this review post. If you did, please consider sharing on the social platforms!

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!

2 thoughts on “Human Touch ZeroG 5.0 Massage Chair Review

  1. Hello, and thank you for your review. I am a little bit taller than 6’…closer to 6’1″ I am interested in this chair because of its looks and I understand that this is a smaller chair and that, although the extending foot/calf massager should accommodate my leg length, I shouldn’t expect the rollers to reach as high on my neck as I might like. I can live with that. However, you say in your review that people taller than 6′ will probably find the chair incredibly uncomfortable. Can you please explain why the chair would actually be uncomfortable for me? Unfortunately I am not able to try the chair in-person before making the decision to order it so I have to rely on online reviews for my research.

    Thanks again!

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