Kahuna LM 6800S Massage Chair Review

by maru | Last Updated: February 24, 2019

The Kahuna LM 6800 has always been one of our most popular chairs here on the site. Thus, we were excited to hear that it has a new iteration — the 6800S.

Executive Summary

The Kahuna LM 6800S has all the excellent features of the original 6800 but with additional bells and whistles thrown in. If you’ve always liked the old version, then you’ll want to check out this upgrade, especially since they have almost the same price tag.

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  • Custom Memory Saving function to save your own massage programs you desire.
  • Shoulder airbag adjustable for different height, New end position change button to change the recliner position after massage is done.

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Company Background

The Kahuna range is manufactured by AJX.LLC.

Founded in 1997, they are one of the leading suppliers of massage chairs to the US market. Their products regularly top best-seller lists and their customer service is highly rated.

Specifications

Dimensions

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User Specs

Warranty

The 6800S comes with a 3 year warranty.

Main Features

Here are the shared features of the 6800 and the 6800S:

custom fit body massage

You can find the Owner’s Manual HERE.

Additional Features of the 6800S

These are the features that have been added to the new S version:

Memory Function

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Most massage chair users end up with their favorite customized programs. It’s a big drag when you have to tweak and set the program, duration, and intensity levels before you can even get started on your massage. With the memory function, you just click on a saved custom program and you’re good to go.

Massage Time Adjustment

One of the big drawbacks of some massage chair models is that the duration of a massage session is fixed. It is often fixed at 15 minutes. So if you don’t feel well enough for a longer massage you’re out of luck, and if you want a longer session, your only option is to go for another 15-minute round.

Thus, this new feature of the 6800S is very convenient. You get the standard 15 minute-massage with an option to add 5 minute intervals. As a precaution, the designers of this Kahuna put a 30 minute cap to keep users from overdoing it.

12 Auto Programs

The new model has 4 basic daily programs, 4 elite target programs and 4 stretch programs.

Deep Tissue is for users who like a strong massage, while the Sleep Aid program is a therapy session designed to help you get quality sleep.

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The stretching programs are also exciting. Both Yoga Stretching and SV-Chiro Stretching are very helpful programs for people suffering from chronic back or neck pain. And because these are usually aging users (like me), the icing on the cake is the Senior Mode included in the Elite programs.

More Upgrades

acupressure

Pros

An upgraded chair for almost the same price

Looking at the list of the upgraded features on this model, one thing becomes immediately apparent. The manufacturer really listens to feedback from its user base.

The pillow, the extended time, the arm acupressure, and especially the memory function — these are all things that people have been talking about.

Still a quality chair

Kahuna lives up to its brand reputation with the design and performance of this new model. We were very satisfied with it on our initial run, and other people who have purchased this chair have given it full marks for customer satisfaction.

Happy buyers talk about the quality materials used, the solid design and assembly, the smooth performance, the affordable price point, and most of all, the awesome massage experience.

This is a massage chair that will really make you feel good.

Highly recommended for seniors

We love the Inadas but if you’re on a budget, this Kahuna is a good option. It is specifically ideal for older people who are starting to feel aches and pains in the neck, shoulder, and back area.

The features that make this an ideal chair for seniors are:

heat therapy

pain relief

Cons

Manual still sucks

This is self-explanatory. The good news is the chair is fairly easy to assemble. Plus, the manufacturers also have an installation video.

Kahuna massage chair LM-6800 Installation Video
Still areas for improvement

The upgrades on this model are all very welcome. However, there are still things that can be further enhanced.

Conclusion

The difference between the original LM6800 and the upgraded LM 6800S is a couple of hundred dollars. If you are set on the Kahuna but are on a really tight budget, then get the original.

However, if you want the new upgrades and don’t mind shelling a bit more, then the LM 6800S is really worth it. The memory function and the more flexible time adjustment makes the slight price difference worth it.

Kahuna Massage Chair LM-6800S + 2 Years Extended Warranty - Space-Saving Zero Gravity Full-Body...
74 Ratings
Kahuna Massage Chair LM-6800S + 2 Years Extended Warranty - Space-Saving Zero Gravity Full-Body...
  • 11/22/19 New Amazon Exclusive Promotion- 2 Years additoinal warranty included - Total 3 Years Parts & Labor, 4th year parts and 5th year...
  • Custom Memory Saving function to save your own massage programs you desire.
  • Shoulder airbag adjustable for different height, New end position change button to change the recliner position after massage is done.

Last update on 2020-07-08 at 12:22 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / More info