Inner Balance Jin 2.0 Massage Chair Review
AIR COMPRESSION MASSAGE8.5/10
USER FLEXIBILITY (HEIGHT/WEIGHT)8.5/10
VALUE FOR MONEY6.5/10
- 51.25'' L-Track Allows For Extended Massage Coverage!
- 2'' Space Saving Makes For Easy Chair Placement
- Kneading Calf Airbags Provide More Than Just A Typical Compression Massage!
- Poor Value For Money
My First Review Of An Inner Balance Massage Chair!
Welcome back to yet another massage chair review post! Today we’ll be looking at the Jin 2.0 from Inner Balance. As this is my very first review of an Inner Balance product, I think a few fun facts are warranted!
With 14+ years of experience, I expect really good things of the Jin 2.0. Now it’s time to see if it lives up to my high standards, so without further a do, let’s look at 4 key features of this chair!
Inner Balance Jin 2.0 Massage Chair: 4 Key Features To Talk About!
#1 2D Rollers w/ A 51.25 Track!
The Jin 2.0 comes equipped with 2D quad rollers. Quad means there are a total of 4 rollers, quad rollers are what you can expect to find on 95% of massage chairs.
2D is short for 2-dimensional. In the massage chair world, there are 3 types of rollers you can find today: 2D, 3D, and 4D. The more dimensions, the more advanced the rollers, and therefore the more effective the massage.
2D rollers have been around the longest, so manufacturers have tons of experience with them. Because of this experience, 2D rollers are highly effective and even though they are less advanced than 3D/4D, they still provide a solid massage!
This is purely for information. The images below depict how each roller system works. As we move from 2D to 3D, there is an additional inward/outward dimension present with 3D rollers. This allows for deep tissue massage. Moving from 3D to 4D you get an added dimension of automatic speed control on a 4D chair.
Let’s talk about roller track since it’s also a very important consideration. What is the roller track? Rollers need to be able to move from point A to point B. For example, point A might be the top of the neck and point B might be the lower back.
There are a few different rollers tracks you can find on massage chairs today, but the 2 main ones are:
Note: SL-Track is the exact same thing as an L-Track. Someone thought it would be a good idea to confuse the heck outta consumers so they tossed this term “SL-Track”. L-Track is the exact same thing!
#2 Wall Hugging Design!
There’s many words for this: wall hugging, space saving, sliding base are all commonly used to talk about one thing. A chair’s ability to be placed in tight spaces without clashing with the wall.
In many ways, this sort of design improvement is a game-changer because it opens up the possibility of owning a massage chair for most homeowners, even those with small houses and apartments! Previously space was always a challenge, and you couldn’t buy a massage chair not because you couldn’t afford to, but because you simply did not have enough room in your home to properly place it!
#3 5 Massage Techniques, 6 Auto Modes
Most people mistake massage techniques for auto modes. They are not the same.
The Jin 2.0 can perform 5 massage techniques: kneading, tapping, shiatsu, knocking, and a combination of kneading and tapping. These are all basic strokes your massage therapist employs during a typical massage session. There might be slight variations, but otherwise it’s the same.
In terms of massage modes, the Jin 2.0 has 6 pre-loaded options to pick from. Below is a short description of each mode!
All 6 modes can be activated directly from the remote control, as each mode is a separate button.
#4 Foot Rollers
The lower extremities are very often forgotten when considering a massage chair. I made the same error when I decided that foot rollers were not important when buying my chair. Needless to say, it’s something I live to regret!
What’s neat about the Jin 2.0 is not only does it come with foot rollers, it’s also got foot/calf airbags. What piqued my interest most is the design of the calf airbags. The calf airbags have been designed to pulsate in an oscillatory manner, inside of an “in/out” manner. If you ask me, this is a big improvement because it allows the calves to not only be subjected to a compression massage but also a kneading style massage.
Inner Balance Jin 2.0 Massage Chair Specifications
- Inner Balance Jin 2.0 Massage Chair Specs
- Roller Type: L-Track
- Roller Length: 51.25 Inches
- Total Airbags: 42
- Upright Dimensions: 60.2L x 29.5W x 44H in.
- Recline Dimensions: 68.5L x 29.5W x 35.4H in.
- Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
- Height Range: 5'0" - 6'3" ft
- Maximum Recommended Weight: 297 lbs
Inner Balance Jin 2.0 Massage Chair Pros & Cons!
- The Ultra Long L-Track!—51.25” of coverage is phenomenal, and not something you can expect to find on other chairs. That being said, there is a trade off with L-Track chairs, and that is that you loose out on having a comprehensive stretch routine because the ultra long track can only allow so much of the chair to recline.
- 2” of Space Saving!—It’s rare you see massage chairs that only require 2” of space saving. Most chairs typically require 4” and more even with space saving. That being said, kudos to Inner Balance for making this possible on the Jin 2.0.
- Calf Airbags Work Well!—As mentioned earlier, the calf airbags are designed to provide a kneading, oscillatory style massage on the calves. This is a step up from the conventional in/out compression airbags. The only thing that would make this even better is if it came with calf rollers! Alas, you can’t have everything.
- Not Liking The Price—Currently retailing for $2,999.99 on Prime Massage Chairs, the Jin 2.0 is quite expensive for what it offers, if you ask me. $3K for a pretty basic 2D L-Track chair is quite expensive, all things considered. It might not make sense to you now, but when we get to the comparison section, it will!
Comparison Case Study: Inner Balance Jin 2.0 Vs. Kyota E330 Kofuko Vs. Osaki OS Champ!
We compare massage chairs because we want to understand how much “value” a massage chair offers. Value is about assessing price and seeing how much one chair gives you versus another. It’s a great way to get a feel for the market and to understand what the baseline/average price is for a specific chair.
That being said, we will be comparing the Jin 2.0 to 2 similar 2D L-Track chairs: one is the Kyota E330 Kofuko, and the other is Osaki’s OS Champ. Both are phenomenal when it comes to pricing and features!
- Inner Balance Jin 2.0
- 51.25″ L-Track
- 5’0 – 6’3 ft & 297 lbs.
- 2 Inches Clearance Required
Space Saving Recline
- Osaki OS Champ
- 49″ L-Track
- 5’0 – 6’0 ft & 260 lbs.
- 9 Inches Clearance Required
Space Saving Recline
- Kyota E330 Kofuko
- 43″ L-Track
- 4’8 – 6’0 ft & 305 lbs.
- 2 Inches Clearance Required
Space Saving Recline
I have no major qualms with the Jin 2.0 as a chair. I think it’s a great product with a lot of cool features. However, my problem is the way it’s priced, and that’s something I don’t agree with. For about $3K, it falls short of my expectations. The way I evaluate chairs on these reviews are the same way I would evaluate them if I were buying one for myself.
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And with that I bid you farewell and good luck in your quest for finding a massage chair. It’s really not that hard once you’ve researched and done your homework. If this post was useful to you, please consider sharing on the social platforms.
Otherwise, feel free to leave your comments down below if you have any questions about this or any other massage chair. Ciao, see you next week!