Titan Pro Alpha Massage Chair Review

Titan Pro Alpha Massage Chair Review

8.3

BACK MASSAGE

8.0/10

FOOT/CALF MASSAGE

8.0/10

AIR COMPRESSION MASSAGE

8.0/10

USER FLEXIBILITY (HEIGHT/WEIGHT)

8.5/10

VALUE FOR MONEY

8.8/10

Pros

  • Even Though The Alpha Is 5+ Years Old, It's Still Reasonably Priced Even Today!
  • Ability To Save Customized Massage To Memory Is Nice To Have
  • Overall User Flexibility Is Pretty Good

Cons

  • 6 Inches Clearance To Me Isn't Space Saving!

You Asked For It, So I Review!

I don’t typically like to review massage chairs that were released 5+ years ago, because by then the technology has evolved just so much that it’s not worth even considering.

But….I’m making an exception in this case, since this was a special request from one of my readers!

You guys are awesome, you truly are! When I’m down and feeling lethargic to write another review, I see your comments and that really inspires me to keep putting out these posts. As I’ve always said, if I can help someone select a massage chair that they are happy with, I’ll consider it as mission accomplished.

Today we’ll be reviewing what now seems to be an ancient massage chair: the Titan Pro Alpha, a 2016 release. It’s about 5 years old, but I know that it was popular back in the day for both it’s features as well as it’s reasonable price tag.

We live in 2021, and since the Alpha there has been many new technological advancements in the massage chair arena. Is the Alpha still worth considering in 2021?

This is the question we will be looking to answer today. In 2016 it might have been worth it for what it could offer, but does that still ring true today?

Of course as I do with mostly all of my posts, I will do a comparison section towards the end which is the basis of my recommendation, the litmus test if you will!

Titan Pro Alpha - Old Is Gold
Titan Pro Alpha – Old Is Gold?

Alright let’s look at some of the Alpha’s key features!

 

Titan Pro Alpha Massage Chair: 4 Key Features!

#1 2D Rollers Mounted On An L-Track

2D stands for 2-dimensional. 2D rollers are the most basic you can find on a massage chair today. Since 2016 there have been massive advancements in massage chair rollers.

Today there are chairs with 3D and even 4D rollers. As you would expect, these chairs typically cost more than their 2D counterparts.

Understanding how 2D rollers function is important, so let’s spend some time looking at this.

How Do 2D Rollers Function?
2D Rollers Move Up/Down & Left/Right2-dimensional rollers are restricted to 2 types of motions: vertical and horizontal. That is, 2D rollers can move up and down along the length of the back, and side to side along the width of the back. Even though the motion/movement is restricted, massage chairs with 2D rollers have proven to be some of the best chairs ever released! And this is because manufacturers find them easy to work with.

Now that you understand 2D rollers, let’s talk about this thing called L-Track. Aside from being catchy massage chair lingo, L-Track is simply a metal contraption that allows the rollers to traverse from one point to another.

Just as a train needs a track to travel from one city to another, a roller needs to be mounted on a track to be able to move from the neck for example, to the lower back.

An L-Track is a kind of long track which allows the rollers to move an extended distance from the neck all the way right down to the glutes and hamstrings. It’s called an L-Track because of the characteristic “L” shape it traces.

A different kind of roller track, known as an S-Track is a shorter roller track which only allows travel from the neck to the lower back.

Titan Pro Alpha L-Track Rollers

Note: The L-Track on the Pro Alpha has a total range of 50”.

#2 The Option To Save Massage To Memory!

Another cool feature on the Pro Alpha is you have the ability to save massage to memory. The chair already comes loaded with 6 pre-set auto modes, but you can also operate the chair in manual mode by adjusting intensities, massage styles and timings.

Memory save basically allows you to save these customized settings as a massage mode, so that next time you don’t need to input all the parameters!

Definitely a slick feature if you’re someone who enjoys diving into the chair’s manual mode and daring enough to explore settings.

Many new chairs today don’t have this feature, so this one is definitely good to have as it may come in handy down the road once you start to get bored of the auto modes.

#3 3 Types Of Foot Massage For Those Tired, Achy Feet!

The foot massage on this one is a little different from what I’ve seen. Titan have done a pretty good job designing the foot rollers on the Alpha.

Basically there’s 2 parts to it: one is the foot roller that massages from toes to heel, and the second are rounded points that scrape the heels of the feet.

There is also a third element which adds to the foot massage experience: the air compression massage delivered by the foot airbags. All these 3 combined make for a relieving, effective and pleasant foot massage!

Titan Pro Alpha Foot Rollers

#4 Ability To Adjust Shoulder Width

Shoulder width is an important consideration when buying a massage chair. If the shoulders are too tight, the chair and overall experience won’t be comfortable. On the flip-side, it the fit is too loose, massage won’t be as effective as it should be.

In the 2021 massage chairs this is still sometimes an issue, even though body scanning might be able to compensate and calibrate to rectify some of the issues.

This is why it’s so very important to look at how flexible a massage chair (in terms of height and weight) is before buying. This is especially important if you are on either ends of the extreme, that is smaller than average, or larger than average.

The Pro Alpha allows you to adjust shoulder width anywhere from 22” to 17”. If you have broader shoulders, you can push out the shoulders to see if it makes for a more comfortable fit.

Titan Pro Alpha Shoulder Adjust

According to Titan, the Alpha is able to accommodate a maximum user height of 6’4”and a maximum weight of 235 lbs.

If you’re 6’4” and 235 lbs, should you buy the Alpha?

A tough question that most don’t like to answer, but I’m not like most! If you’re on that extreme, I would not recommend going for the Alpha. It may turn out that you’ll end up being fine, but I don’t think it’s worth taking the risk.

 

Titan Pro Alpha Massage Chair Specifications

  • Titan Pro Alpha Massage Chair Specs
  • Roller Type: 2D
  • Roller Length: Approximately 50 Inches
  • Total Airbags: 28
  • Dimensions: 72"D x 30"W x 45"H
  • Chair Material: Synthetic Leather
  • Height Range: Approximately 5'0" - 6'4" ft
  • Maximum Recommended Weight: 235 lbs

 

Titan Pro Alpha Massage Chair Pros & Cons!

Pros—The Stuff I Like!
Cons—The Stuff I Don’t Like!
    • I Like The Memory Option!—Even though I’m more of an auto modes guy myself, I think having the flexibility to save a customized massage to memory is a good thing to have! It’ll be useful when I get bored of the 6 auto modes.
    • The Foot Massage!—Another thing I like on the Alpha is the foot massage. Titan have done well to incorporate kneading, rolling, scraping, and air compression techniques.
    • Adjustable Shoulders & Decent User Flexibility—Height/weight user flexibility on the Pro Alpha is pretty decent. I do think it could be designed to accommodate more weight, but we’ll let that slide since this design is 5 years old after-all!
    • Space Saving? Not Quite!—Titan have advertised the Pro Alpha as only requiring 6 inches thanks to the space saving recline feature. I can appreciate the reduction in how much space is required, but 6 inches is not true “space saving” if you ask me. I’m more used to seeing 1 to 3 inches, but anything more….ehmm…yea not space saving for me.

 

Titan Pro Alpha Massage Chair: Should You Buy Or Pass?

It’s almost the end of 2021, so that makes the Alpha a pretty old chair.

Unlike wines and whiskeys, massage chairs typically do not age well! Does this also hold true for the Pro Alpha or has this bad boy successfully withstood the test of time? You’re about to find out!

Now there’s a few ways to do this. My usual review process entails an “apple to apple” type comparison, that is only comparing like to like chairs. If I’m reviewing a 2D chair, I only compare it to other 2D chairs. I’ll do the same here with the Alpha, but then I’ll deviate and do something I’ve never done!

I’m gonna show you how the Alpha stacks up against a 3D chair that is about the same price!

The purpose of this whole exercise is to ultimately determine if the Alpha is worth buying in 2021, or if you should simply pass and consider something else.

Alright without further ado! We will be comparing the Alpha to Kyota’s E330 Kofuko: a solid 2D chair with a simplistic but very powerful design.

  • Titan Pro Alpha
  • $$

    Price
  • 50″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 6

    Auto Modes
  • 28

    Airbags
  • 5’0 – 6’4 ft & 235 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 6 Inches Clearance Required

    Space Saving Recline
  • Yes

    Foot Rollers
  • Kyota E330 Kofuko
  • $$$

    Price
  • 43″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 9

    Auto Modes
  • 24

    Airbags
  • 4’8 – 6’0 ft & 305 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 2 Inches Clearance Required

    Space Saving Recline
  • Yes

    Foot Rollers

It’s a pretty interesting comparison, don’t you think!?

The E330 is more superior to the Pro Alpha when it comes to operation and experience. For one, the remote control is easier to use and the chair comes loaded with 9 auto modes (3 more than the Pro Alpha).

However, the Alpha dominates in roller track range, boasting an ultra long 50” track compared to the 43” on the E330. User flexibility is decent for both chairs, with the E330 being better suited for smaller to mid range individuals, the E330 also has better weight flexibility.

Looking at space saving recline, the E330 fares much much better than the Alpha! Although the Alpha does have memory save, which the E330 doesnt.

Talking about probably the most important consideration…price! Surprisingly, the Alpha is significantly cheaper than the E330, which makes it well worth considering in 2021!

But we are not done yet! We’ve seen how the Pro Alpha does against another 2D chair (it does pretty well!), but what about a 3D chair? Let’s find out!

With an identical price tag to the Kyota E330 Kofuko is Titan’s Pro Omega 3D: a 3D chair with calf and foot rollers, 8 auto modes, and 28 airbags! Let’s see how the Pro Alpha compares against it.

  • Titan Pro Omega 3D
  • $$$

    Price
  • 5’0 – 6’3 ft & 270 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 3D 48-50″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 8

    Auto Modes
  • 28

    Airbags
  • 2

    Foot Roller Rows
  • No

    Memory Save
  • Lower Back

    Heating Pads
  • Yes

    Calf Rollers
  • 1 Inch

    Required Clearance
  • Synthetic Leather

    Leather Upholstery
  • Titan Pro Alpha
  • $$

    Price
  • 5'0 - 6'4 ft & 235 lbs.

    User Height/Weight
  • 2D 50″ L-Track

    Roller Track
  • 6

    Auto Modes
  • 28

    Airbags
  • 2

    Foot Roller Rows
  • Yes

    Memory Save
  • Lower Back

    Heating Pads
  • No

    Calf Rollers
  • 6 Inches

    Required Clearance
  • Synthetic Leather

    Leather Upholstery

I think it should be pretty clear which is the better chair. In case it’s not, the Pro Omega is by far a better chair than the Pro Alpha, hands down! The 3D rollers alone make for this argument. If you wanted more, the Omega has calf rollers, more auto modes, better space saving, and even better user flexibility!

Yes it does cost more than the Pro Alpha, but for the additional $400-500 you spend, you really do get a much more powerful chair. A step up in many ways from the 2D system.

With all that being said, it comes down to what your budget is and how flexible you are in having to spend a little more. At the end of the day, all 3 chairs we looked at today are worth considering in my honest opinion. All 3 will serve you well!

 

If You Have Any Unanswered Questions, Feel Free To Drop Them Down Below!

I hope this has been helpful for you. If it has, a share on the socials would be massively appreciated! Lastly, if you have any unanswered questions or any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to drop them down below!

Until next time, take care, be safe and most importantly, be well!

Titan Pro Alpha 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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