Osaki OS 3D Otamic LE Massage Chair Review

Osaki OS 3D Otamic Massage Chair Review

8.2

BACK MASSAGE

8.5/10

FOOT/CALF MASSAGE

8.0/10

AIR COMPRESSION MASSAGE

8.0/10

USER FLEXIBILITY (HEIGHT/WEIGHT)

8.0/10

VALUE FOR MONEY

8.5/10

Pros

  • Ultra Long L-Track Makes For An Awesome Lower Body Massage!
  • 2” Space Saving Makes This A Great Choice For Tight Spaces!
  • Really Cool Color Schemes To Pick From!

Cons

  • More Auto Modes Would've Been Nice

A Late 2020 Release From Osaki!

It’s been a while since I last did a massage chair review, so I thought now’s a good time as any! Today we’ll be looking at fairly recent release from Osaki. It’s an intermediate massage chair that features 3D rollers, and an impressive 53” L-Track (or SL if you like).

And yes it’s not Atomic, it’s Otamic, so not a typo! Osaki OS 3D Otamic was released in the fall of 2020, and since this has been become quite a popular massage chair!

Is this chair worth considering, or like many of the new releases, is it bang on average? Don’t worry we’ll go through a detailed review, with a final recommendation supported by comparisons towards the end. For now, here is a quick intro on what the Otamic is capable of.

Before we get into the nitty gritty details, let’s get some housekeeping items outta the way.

#1 It Currently Retails For $4,499—This is based on current pricing at the time of writing this post. Pricing is from Prime Massage Chairs. First impressions are that the pricing is in line with what you can expect to pay for a 3D chair. However, we’ll have more discussion about pricing later when we’re doing comparisons.
#2 It Comes In 3 Different Color Schemes—Black side panels with a dark brown, burgundy leather, or brown side panels with a black leather, or light brown side panels with taupe leather. A little tough to articulate in words, so a picture tells a thousand words. Check out the color schemes below! My fave is the taupe!

Osaki Otamic Color Schemes

Now that we got that outta the way, let’s look at a few of the key features that define the Otamic! You would’ve seen some of these in the introductory video, but we’ll talk about it below in a lot more detail.

 

Osaki OS 3D Otamic LE Massage Chair: 4 Features To Keep An Eye Out For!

#1 It’s Your Typical 3D Massage!

If you’ve ever tried a 3D massage chair before, especially an Osaki one, this is not much different. I guess it’s a good thing because when it comes to rollers, Osaki massage chairs actually do pretty well in my opinion.

The Otamic in that sense is pretty consistent with the rest of Osaki’s 3D lineup!

For those who are new to massage chairs, 3D rollers are a fairly new technology that allows for a much better massage experience than was possible previously. It really has given massage chairs a chance to compete with other automated massage products.

But when it comes to the ultimate experience, human touch will never be replaceable! Of course just as there are tons of terrible massage chairs in the market, there are also tons of terrible massage therapists who haven’t a clue what they’re doing!

It’s a pity, but that’s the way the cookie crumbles. Coming back to the topic, 3D rollers have been a game-changer in more ways than one. The main reason for this of course is the introduction of high intensity massage.

Because 3D rollers can protrude in/out, high intensity massage is actually a thing on massage chairs!

Osaki Otamic 3D Rollers

Let’s look at how 3D rollers function. 3D stands for 3-dimensional. Essentially it means the rollers can move in 3 different directions: up and down along the vertical axis, side to side along the horizontal axis, and in/out. This in/out motion is what differentiates 3D rollers from their 2D predecessors.

Not The Best Picture, But You Get The Point!

Not that it’s entirely relevant to this post, but there’s also massage chairs you can find these days with 4D rollers. As you would’ve already guessed, 4D rollers are superior than 3D, and that’s because they have automatic roller speed control which is yet another big improvement.

With 3 different roller systems (2D, 3D, and 4D) to pick from, how do you know what to choose?

There’s no right or wrong answer, and it varies from one person to another. What works for one person may not be enough for another, and that’s what it really boils down. The more technologically advanced the roller, generally the more intense the massage experience, and also the more varied.

Think about what your needs are specifically and then decide.

#2 9 Auto Modes To Enjoy!

Auto routines are a quick and easy way to enjoy an awesome massage! If you’re lazy like me, the last thing you wanna do when you get home is mess around trying to figure out the right settings on your massage chair.

This is where the convenience of auto modes becomes massive!

You simply sit back, push a button or two, and off you go! This is why people decide to invest in a massage chair to begin with. This is why I invested in a massage chair!

What are the 9 auto modes?

Osaki Otamic Auto Modes

We talked about the importance of auto modes, but I’ve not said much about the auto modes on this chair specifically. The modes themselves are pretty well designed and choreographed, definitely no issue there. There’s a good variety of mild, medium, and high intensity programs to pick from.

My problem, however, is with the number of auto modes on the Otamic. If I’m spending $4K, I expect more auto modes. 9 isn’t gonna cut it unfortunately…..more on this later!

#3 Heat Therapy In The Lower Back & Feet Regions!

Is heat therapy a nice to have fad, or is it something that’s actually important when it comes to massage chairs? Everyone has their own opinion on this, but mine is that heat therapy is an absolute must!

Try this for yourself: attempt to massage yourself after a hot shower, and do the same before the hot shower. What do you find? It doesn’t have to be anything special, just a normal massage as you know how.

I’ve always found that application of heat prior to or during massage makes the experience not only more comfortable (and bearable!), but also a heck of a lot more effective. Heat has always worked for me, and for this reason I recommend always picking massage chairs which have good heat coverage in various areas of the chair.

That being said the Otamic isn’t too bad, as it has both lower back and foot heat therapy.

Osaki Otamic Heat Therapy

What I’ve found is that most entry level chairs have lower back heat therapy, this goes for pretty much all chairs. The next level up have lower back and foot heat therapy, and then the really expensive chairs have heated back and foot rollers, in addition to the traditional heating pads.

#4 2” Space Saving Recline Technology

Space saving recline: it sure does sound pretty fancy, huh? Well I’ll tell you what, if you’re really tight on space with only a few inches to spare, this could be a game-changer!

Space saving recline is a massage chair’s ability to slide forward on a base whenever it reclines backward. This “slide forward” motion helps save precious inches from backrest to the wall.

Osaki Otamic Space Saving

In essence, it allows massage chairs to be placed in constrained spaces, which otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Of course space saving recline doesn’t address everything, nor should it!

If you’re tight for space you still need to do your due diligence and consider the following things:

#1 Chair Size—How large the chair measures both in standing upright as well as recline positions. This information is typically available in length, width, and height.
#2 Your Own Space!—Best to decide on placement before buying a chair. If you pick a spot in your house, then you can focus on the logistics and planning later!

 

Osaki OS 3D Otamic LE Massage Chair Specifications!

  • Osaki OS 3D Otamic Massage Chair Specs
  • Roller Type: 3D
  • Roller Length: 53 Inches
  • Total Airbags: 30
  • Upright Dimensions: 62"L x 29.5"W x 46.5"H
  • Recline Dimensions: 67.7"L x 29.5"W x 34"H
  • Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
  • Height Range: 5'0" - 6'3"
  • Maximum Recommended Weight: 270 lbs

 

Osaki OS 3D Otamic LE Massage Chair Pros & Cons

Pros—The Stuff I Like!
Cons—The Stuff I Don’t Like!
    • 53” L-Track Allows For Ultra Long Coverage!—We touched on the rollers earlier, but nothing was said about the roller track. The Otamic boasts a whopping 53” of roller track/coverage, which makes it capable of performing both a hamstring and glute massage!
    • Great For Tight Spaces!—If you’re looking for a chair that’s relatively easy to place, the Otamic should be on your list to consider. The 2” space saving recline makes it possible to place really close to the wall!
    • Color Schemes & Overall Design Looks Pretty Good!—Osaki have done pretty well on the Otamic as far as the color schemes are concerned. All 3 options look really good, and the LED top and side lighting blends in nicely! 10/10 as far as aesthetics are concerned!
    • More Auto Modes Would’ve Been Nice!—For a chair that costs as much as this does, more auto modes certainly would have been appreciated. 9 isn’t bad but I’ve seen similar chairs that have almost double, if not more!

 

Comparing The Osaki OS 3D Otamic To Other Massage Chairs!

I’ve always said that buying the right massage chair is a combination of research, timing, and may be a little bit of fortune. Why fortune? Simply because massage chairs come in and out crazy fast.

As quickly as one chair is released, another is at the same time discontinued. Owning a discontinued massage chair isn’t a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination!

In fact, there’s at least several different discontinued massage chairs I can think of that were best sellers for years! That’s why I say timing and fortune is important, and of course research. Your research shouldn’t stop here at this post. If it did, you’ll be doing yourself a big disservice.

To get a good idea of how capable the Otamic is, we’ll be comparing it to the Osaki Pro First Class as well as the Ador 3D Allure (which is also manufactured under the Titan Osaki umbrella).

Osaki OS Pro First Class
Osaki OS Pro First Class SpecificationsTrue to its name, this bad boy is nothing short of first class! 3 foot roller rows, dedicated calf rollers, a whopping 23 auto modes, all in a chair that only needs an 1.5 inches of clearance!? Not too shabby at all! However, it does cost a bit of coin!
Ador 3D Allure
Ador 3D Allure ComparisonClassy, elegant, and luxurious, pretty much all in one package. As nice as it looks, the Allure doesn’t disappoint when it comes to performance. 51” 3D rollers, 21 auto modes, and 32 airbags all work in tandem to give one heck of a massage experience.
  • Osaki OS Pro First Class
  • $$$

    Price
  • 5’0 – 6’0 ft & 285 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 50″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 23

    Auto Modes
  • 24

    Airbags
  • 3

    Foot Roller Rows
  • Yes (3 Slots)

    Memory Save
  • Lower Back

    Heating Pads
  • Yes

    Calf Rollers
  • 1.5 Inches

    Required Clearance
  • Synthetic Leather

    Leather Upholstery
  • Ador 3D Allure
  • $$

    Price
  • 5'0 - 6'3 ft & 265 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 51″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 21

    Auto Modes
  • 32

    Airbags
  • 3

    Foot Roller Rows
  • No

    Memory Save
  • Lower Back

    Heating Pads
  • Yes

    Calf Rollers
  • 2 Inches

    Required Clearance
  • Synthetic Leather

    Leather Upholstery
  • Osaki OS 3D Otamic
  • $

    Price
  • 5'0 - 6'3 ft & 270 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 53″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 9

    Auto Modes
  • 30

    Airbags
  • 2

    Foot Roller Rows
  • No

    Memory Save
  • Lower Back & Feet

    Heating Pads
  • No

    Calf Rollers
  • 2 Inches

    Required Clearance
  • Synthetic Leather

    Leather Upholstery

So what should you buy?

Looking at the above table, there’s no doubt that both the First Class and the Allure are far more superior than the Otamic, and that too in more ways than one!

However, the one thing that the Otamic does have going for it is that it’s cheaper than the other 2!

What it boils down to is this: if you’re looking for a 3D chair but not overly concerned with what features you’ll be getting (such as auto modes, dedicated calf rollers etc.), then the Otamic is still a fantastic chair to consider. It’s got the latest in terms of Osaki technology, it’s got a super long track, and can give a solid massage.

The First Class and the Allure are incredibly high performing 3D chairs which boast a plethora of features, calf rollers, many auto modes, and memory save being the main ones. However, they both cost a premium!

Whichever 3 you pick from, you won’t be disappointed. It really comes down to your price point and budget, and how important things like more auto modes, and calf rollers are to you. We’re all different, so take your time to think it through!

And with that I bid you farewell and best of luck! If you do have any unanswered questions about the Otamic or any other massage chair for that matter, please do not hesitate to drop a comment down below. Otherwise, we’ll see you in the next one!

Osaki OS 3D Otamic images were used with permission from Osaki Massage Chair

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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