With so many new studies showing the benefits of EMG Biofeedback and Muscle Activity Monitors there are some great options available. Here we will look at two great devices, each of which serves a slightly different purpose. We will compare the Myotrac Portable Muscle Monitor and the Resility Health Activity Monitor.
Intended Purpose for Use
We begin this exploration by evaluating the intended purpose of each device. While the Resility Health Muscle Activity Monitor is intended for educational use only, it still yields great information for home users. Users will start to understand their muscle activity in hopes to gain control over it. The Myotrac is intended for more precise use as a biofeedback device, relaxation trainer and muscle re-educator. While the Resility Health Device can be used at home without any training, the Myotrac is best used with the guidance of a trained clinician.
One of the biggest differences between the two devices is in the user experience. When you begin to use each device you are given a set of instructions on how to get started. The Myotrac Portable Muscle Monitor outlines a set of steps to properly use the device. By adhering to the series of steps you can be sure you are using your device properly. In contrast, the Resility Health monitor syncs automatically with your smartphone or tablet and requires minimal setup.
Wired Versus Bluetooth
Another difference between the devices is how they connect. The Resility Health Muscle Monitor syncswirelesslys to the app in your iOS smartphone or tablet. Conversely, the Myotrac Monitor uses a wired approach between the electrode sensors and the monitoring device.
Storing History Sessions
A helpful technological advancement offered by the Resility Health Muscle Activity Monitor is the ability to store previous sessions. This gives the user data on how they are progressing. Whereas, those using the Myotrac will need to monitor their sessions using another method.
Using Headphones With Each
Both devices allow you to use headphones to make your sessions more private. The Myotrac uses a proprietary headphone that works only with Myotrac devices. Those using the Resility Health Monitor can use any headphones that pair with their smartphone or tablet.
While both devices are much smaller than their earlier predecessors, the Myotrac outweighs and outsizes the Resility Health Monitor. The Myotrac monitor is approximately 2 pounds, while the Resility Health monitor weight less than an ounce. The size dimensions of the Resility Health is 2-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ x 7/16″ and the Myotrac is 2.4″ x 4.4″ x 1″.
Power is another difference between the two muscle monitors. The Myotrac uses disposable batteries. Their manual recommends using alkaline or lithium 9-volt batteries. However, the Resility Health Monitor uses a built-in rechargeable battery that holds approximately 8 hours of use with each full charge.
Price Point for Each Device
The prices of muscle monitors is drastically less than in the past. The Myotrec ranges from $499 to over $1,000 for more elaborate EMG Biofeedback models. In comparison, the Resility Health device is currently selling between $299 and $325, depending upon the package you choose.
Another major area of variance between the two devices is their level of precision. The Myotrac Portable Muscle Monitor offers a high level of precision. Muscle activity can be very closely monitored with this device. The Resility Health Muscle Activity Monitor is less precise as it is designed to show relative muscle activity. It comes down to the level of precision you need in your device.
Both of these portable muscle activity devices offer benefits for home users. While they are very different, they both can lead to improvement in your life. If you’re looking for a clinical level device with a proven history of performance and accuracy, the Myotrac is a great option for you. However, if you are searching for a more affordable, compact, and easy to use device to monitor the activity of your muscles, the Resility Health monitor is a great option.