The Schiara Dual Channel TENS Unit Machine Pulse Massager promises to offer Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation (TENS), which is a method of muscular pain/stimulation relief involving mild electric current, in an inexpensive, compact form. Despite being so compact, the Schiara still offers a generous number of stimulation pads at 10.
In the box you get the rechargeable base unit, three sets of different pad types, carrying case, microUSB charging cable, USB power brick, stimulator cables, plastic holder to help keep the pads sticky between uses, mini acupuncture/stimulation anatomy poster, and the user manual.
The blue lit LCD display is simple, but easy-to-read, if not necessarily as intuitive to follow as more capable displays could be. The multi-button interface is a bit confusing at first as well, but, like with the LCD display, not unexpected at this low price point. In short, these are functional.
The Schiara has 24 modes and 20 levels of intensity, which again are really good for such a low price point. I had no problem using it on my balky left shoulder and in fact still haven’t worked up to its highest levels on some of its modes (it’s that powerful!). I also appreciated the plastic holder to attach the pads to after use, which can certainly reduce the time between buying replacement pads.
Overall, Schiara has done a great job releasing a TENS unit that’s incredibly compact and portable, but still at a super low price point. Even if the user interface is a bit awkward at first, it works great for its intended purpose.