- Executive Summary
- Company Profile
- Hubot Chair Specs
- Main Features
- Additional Features
We thought nothing could top the popular Kahuna LM6800 when it comes to value for money. We shouldn’t have been surprised but apparently it takes another Kahuna massage chair to do just that.
The Kahuna Hubot HM-078 is a well-made and feature-rich chair that comes at a price point that is lower than what you would expect from a chair of this caliber.
Last update on 2018-06-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API
AJX Distribution LLC is the company behind the Kahuna Massage Chair line. It has been producing high-quality products across the United States since it was founded in 1997. This company is well known for having excellent customer service with a very responsive staff. AJX Distribution LLC is also known for their high-quality products, most notably their massage equipment.
Hubot Chair Specs
- Colors: Black, Champagne
- Overall: 49L x 36W x 53H Inches
- Maximum Recline Angle: full recline; zero-G position
- Weight: 305 lbs
- Leg Extension: Up to 7 inches
- Recommended distance from wall: 5 inches
- User Height Range: 6’1″ (not official; based on our analysis)
- User Max Weight: 300 lbs
This particular model has a three-year warranty against defects or damage. Certain vendors will extend this warranty by an additional two years, but the original manufacturer’s warranty is three years. For this chair, that’s a decent warranty.
Less expensive chairs typically only come with a one-year warranty and more expensive chairs have up to a five-year warranty.
The Hubot HM-078 comes with several main features that are designed to enhance your experience each time you use it.
3D with KMS-08M-225L
- The KMS-08M-225L is the massage system that this chair comes equipped with. It offers a full body massage with protruding elastic balls that work to massage deep into your muscles for a relaxing and invigorating experience.
- Control your massage experience with the tap of a button. It comes with an app that is compatible with Android and Apple devices, and it lets you set the massage intensity, timer, zero gravity, and heat.
- The entire chair has heat therapy capabilities built in, and the heat seeps into your muscles for a more relaxing experience. The chair can heat your feet, calves, upper back, and your lower back.
- The track runs the length of this massage chair, and it has an extended 52-inch massage track built in. The tracking system is also designed to cradle your body, and it lets the chair give you a full body massage. The track reaches all of the ways to your lower back. Just for comparison, Ogawa’s Supertrac, named after its L-track, is 49 inches long while the Luraco iRobotics Legend is 58 inches long.
- You’ll be able to tailor your massage experience to fit your needs with the 15 different programmable massage functions. It comes with two specially designed message programs by Kahuna, four for sports, three for stretching, two for kyro specializations, and the remaining four control the massage’s intensity.
- The chair is designed to use air cells to massage your muscles and body. By using air cells, this kneading action promotes your health by helping to improve your circulation and your overall oxygen levels. This can lead to less muscle fatigue and improved circulation to your extremities.
- Zero gravity refers to the chair reclining and elevating your feet just above your heart. It takes the stress off of your lower back, relieves your muscle fatigue, and lets you feel like you’re weightless and floating as you get your massage.
- 100 air cells with 17 different air control systems
- Anti-stress head massager available
- Additional calf area rollers and foot massage system
- Bluetooth speakers
- Space-saving design
Excellent Value for Money
For anyone on a budget that still wants all of the features of a more expensive massage chair, the Hubot HM-078 is an excellent option. It comes packed with features you typically only find with more expensive products, and you can enjoy them without hurting your budget.
The redesigned HSL-Track combined with the zero gravity feature gives you an all over body massage that reaches to your lower back. You also get an anti-stress head massage feature and built-in Bluetooth with speakers so you can surround yourself with your favorite music when you relax.
The Kahuna brand is one of the few brands that we trust here on CompleteHomeSpa and happily, the Hubot stays true to form. Little things like the manual or the remote may be disappointing but the chair itself is a quality piece which we expect to last for years.
Pro Tip: If you choose to put it together yourself, you may want to wait and connect any wires in the arms last. This can help you avoid any connectivity issues.
Excellent Customer Service
AJX Distribution LLC has built a reputation for providing fast and consistent customer service. They make it very easy to reach them in the event that you have a problem or a question with your purchase. They’re based in the United States.
You can reach the customer service team by email or over the telephone. They’re available for warranty questions, general questions about the chair, problems, and more. The company as a whole has a very high rating for excellent customer service. Unlike other support teams whose mission seems to be to deflect issues, this team is out to help you enjoy your product to the fullest.
Easy to Move
Massage chairs, in general, are usually heavy, and this one weighs in at over 300 pounds. (Our previous favourite, the Kahuna LM6800 is 50 lbs lighter than the Hubot.)
Normally, this would make it difficult for one person to move the chair around on their own or adjust the position. The Kahuna brand took steps to make this process easier.
This model comes with wheels along the base. These wheels make it possible for you to slide the chair along the floor quickly and easily. You’ll be able to move it around or adjust the position by yourself without injuring yourself or having to wait for another person to help you.
If you don’t have a lot of extra room in your home for a bulky piece of furniture, the HM-078 model could be a good fit. It is designed to be space-saving. This makes it easy to store and use, even if you have restricted space.
This space-saving design extends to the zero gravity feature as well. You only need 5 inches between the chair and the wall to go into zero gravity mode, and you can slide it back against the wall when you’re not using it.
Smartphone Control App
Nowadays, everyone has a smartphone and the good news is that you can control your Hubot with an app. It’s is compatible with both Android or iOS (Apple).
And if you expect the app to be clunky, you’re dead wrong. It has a very user-friendly design that appeals to tech novices and veterans alike.
You can do everything from the app. It lets you quickly and easily choose what massage function you’d like to use, engage the zero gravity function, increase or decrease the massage intensity, use the heat function, and much more. You can also control the Bluetooth speakers from the app which is super convenient.
Remote Control Isn’t Great
It’s a good thing the chair comes with an app because a lot of buyers have issues with the remote control and its small interface.
The remote also contains no back lighting, and this can make the remote difficult to use in low light conditions. If you’re in the dark, you’ll have to have a light source to see the buttons on the remote.
Instruction Manual Isn’t Helpful
As with most massage chairs, the instruction manual that comes with it isn’t useful. If you’re trying to use it to assemble your chair, you should be aware that it’s missing a few steps. The language is obviously translated and you’d think a big company like this could afford to get a professional to translate.
The chair comes in four parts, so it’s not extremely difficult to put together. You can also pay a little bit more for the White Glove treatment. If you do, the company will deliver and assemble the chair for you. It takes roughly an hour to put the chair together completely.
If you are suffering from back or muscle problems, spare yourself a busted back and hire White Glove.
If you choose to put the chair together yourself, it’s a good idea to read through everything first to make sure that you understand how it goes together. It does only come in four pieces, but there is wiring to attach as well.
You should put the chair together first, and leave the left and right arms for last. When you have them together, then you can move on to the wiring aspects of the chair. This will help to ensure that you don’t accidentally break or strip any of the wiring and it’ll be out of the way.
Here is a video that can be used as a guide for assembly. Note that the sound quality is awful so turn the volume down before you hit play!
Not Ideal for Tall People
The chair only extends so far. This includes the leg rests because they only extend seven inches. This massage chair can comfortably accommodate a person that is just over six feet tall and who weighs 300 pounds.
If you’re larger than this, you may find that this chair is too constrictive or short for you to comfortably relax and enjoy your massage. The neck and shoulder massages won’t also hit the right places in case you’re too tall for the chair.
If you’re over six feet tall, you may want to consider buying a larger chair to ensure that you can fit comfortably.
Does Not Retract
Although the chair does have a space-saving design, it’s limited. Some massage chairs retract after you use them to save you even more space. The HM-078 does not have the capability to retract after you use it.
The 3D Kahuna Hubot HM-078 is a medium-priced massage chair that comes equipped with a lot of the features that you’ll get with a more expensive chair. When you combine these features with the KMS-08M-225L massage system, the longer track, and the app feature, you get an excellent product that’s value for your money.
- Exquisite massage chair that professionally crafted with detail finish
- Hubot promises to provide ultimate rejuvenation and ecstatic relaxation for who need a professional high-quality full-body massage therapy.
- Powerful 3D performance with KMS-08M-225L Massage System with high elasticity massage balls that Protrude to every inch you need.
Last update on 2018-06-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API