Unfortunately, the iJoy 2310, 2580 and Active 2.0 have been discontinued. We recommend checking out the Human Touch Wholebody massage chairs.

 
 
 
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In this Human Touch iJoy 2310 vs 2580 vs Active 2.0 review, we’re looking at three iJoy massage chairs. First, we show all of their features in a side-by-side comparison chart.

Then, we explain each feature below to see what these massage chairs have in commonwhat sets them apart, and which is the best of the bunch. Let’s get started!

Who Is Human Touch?

Human Touch is a massage chair company based in Long Beach, California. For over 35 years, they’ve been producing massage chairs with a focus on aesthetics — designing chairs that are not only therapeutic but fit the modern home decor.

Their massage chairs have received multiple Design Journal Awards for Design Excellence (ADEX). Also, they’re the only ones recognized by the World Federation of Chiropractic as being valid complements to chiropractic therapies.

Human Touch’s design, engineering, and customer service all take place in California, but the massage chairs are manufactured in China.

Today, we’re focusing on the Human Touch iJoy Active 2.0, iJoy 2310, and the iJoy 2580 massage chairs from the iJoy Series. The iJoy Active 2.0 retails for $550, the iJoy 2310 retails for $600, and iJoy 2580 retails for $700, though you can find the chairs discounted on sites like Amazon.

Human Touch iJoy 2310 vs 2580 vs Active 2.0 Massage Chairs

The Human Touch iJoy Active 2.0 seems to fit into a class of its own, while the iJoy 2310 and iJoy 2580 are closely related both in terms of features and design, with 2580 offering slightly more. 

While there are variations between each model, all of the chairs share a common purpose: they offer an excellent balance of affordability and function. Let’s take a closer look at the features of each of these massage chairs…

Human Touch iJoy 2580 Massage Chair

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Thanks to its S-Track and additional features like its larger size, power recline, cup holder and power outlet, the iJoy 2580 edges out the iJoy Active 2.0 and iJoy 2310 both in terms of massage quality and customization options.

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Features of the Human Touch iJoy 2580 Massage Chair

Although the iJoy 2580 and the iJoy 2580 look similar, the 2580 is quite a bit larger — taller and wider-built users rejoice! Though, it’s important to mention 2580 is still considered a compact massage chair intended for users around but not much more than 6-feet tall.

In addition to its larger size, the iJoy 2580 also has a few additional features that you won’t find on either the iJoy Active 2.0 or iJoy 2310. But what’s interesting is that these features are mostly non-massage-related. So the massage technology — track, rollers, techniques — are the same as those on 2310. So what’s different? Let’s take a look.

Power Recline

The only massage-enhancing upgrade from the iJoy 2310 to the iJoy 2580 is the power recline. On the iJoy 2580, the power recline lets you control the angle of the backrest using the remote — no lever or strap pulling.

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The recline on the iJoy 2580 is also more significant and brings you almost parallel to the ground up to 165 degrees. This makes its massage even more intense as your body’s weight holds you against the backrest and on top of the rollers.

Armrest Cup Holders

The right armrest on the iJoy 2580 is equipped with a cup holder. That’s right; you can now sip your favorite beverage while enjoying your massage. The cup holder comes with a top that you can place over the opening when not in use. Now, you don’t have to hold your drink; try to balance it on the armrest or be close to a table to stay hydrated.

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Removable Headrest

At the top of the iJoy 2580 is a headrest. To be clear: the iJoy 2310 does not have a headrest. The headrest on the 2580 can be adjusted or removed altogether, though it seems to be more of a comfort feature than an intensity adjustment feature. So removing the headrest will not do much in the way of changing your massage intensity.

Auxiliary Power Outlet

On the left side of the chair is an auxiliary power outlet that lets you plug in your device to charge. Perhaps you want to listen to music on your phone during your massage? On the iJoy 2580, you can plug your phone into the power outlet and let it charge as you listen to your favorite massage music.

Built-in Remote Control

Rather than having a handheld remote like the iJoy Active 2.0 and iJoy 2310, the iJoy 2580 has a built-in remote on the top of the right armrest. The built-in remote gives users the ability to change settings quickly and easily by keeping the remote close at hand.

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Massage Techniques and Auto Programs on the iJoy Massage Chair 2580

As we mentioned above, all of the massage techniques on the Human Touch iJoy 2580 are the same as the iJoy 2310. However, the massage programs are different.

There are three auto programs on the iJoy 2580: Back Refresh, Neck and Shoulder Relief, and Lower Back Release. Each program is designed to treat specific parts of the back, with the “Back Refresh” program treating the entire back.

Like the iJoy 2310, on a scale from gentle to intense that includes the following stages: gentle, relaxing, moderate, vigorous, and intense, the massage on the iJoy 2580 is considered relaxing.

Additional Considerations on the HT Massage Chair iJoy 2580

Like the iJoy 2310, the iJoy 2580 is low to the ground, so we recommend a set of bed lifts if you have difficulty getting in and out of low chairs.

Once Again: There’s an iJoy 2580 review that says there are intensity adjustments on the 2580, and it’s not true. The only way to adjust the intensity on the 2580 is to remove the massage-softening back pad, but there are no intensity adjustments on the remote.

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Who is the iJoy 2580 Massage Chair for?

Both the iJoy 2310 and the iJoy 2580 appeal to a wide variety of users. However, thanks to the larger size of the iJoy 2580, those who wouldn’t fit comfortably in the 2310 can still benefit from one of the most affordable massage chairs on the market.

If you value-added features like a cup holder and a power outlet, the iJoy 2580 gives you a little bit more in terms of features. Though, as we said, most aren’t going to change the quality of your massage. But there’s one that will: power recline, which affects the intensity of your massage by increasing your contact with the rollers.

iJoy 2580 Massage Chair Dimensions and Specifications

Chair Dimensions (upright)44”L x 34”W x 40”H
Chair Dimensions (reclined)58” L x 34” W x 27” H
Recommended Maximum User Weight285 lbs
Recommended User Height5’0” to 6’0”
Required Recline Clearance19”
Power Consumption90W
Chair Weight113 lbs
ColorsBlack, Espresso

iJoy Active 2.0 Massage Chair

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If you’re looking for a highly-affordable massage chair that’s simple but effective and has a powerful massage, the Active 2.0 might be the massage chair for you

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iJoy Active 2.0 Features

The Active 2.0 is the most affordable model offered by Human Touch. Well under $1,000, the Active 2.0 comes equipped with some advanced massage technology. However, it (along with the other massage chairs were reviewing) lacks standard features we want to mention right off the bat. There is no air massage, arm massage, calf and foot massage, or ottoman. Now that we’ve briefly covered what you won’t find, let’s get into what’s available on the iJoy Active 2.0.

25-Inch Straight Track

The iJoy Active 2.0 has a 25-inch straight massage trackOf the three, it’s the longest and the only straight track.

SO WHAT IS A STRAIGHT TRACK?

In massage chair terminology, a track is a mechanism by which the rollers move along as they massage. A straight track means the track doesn’t curve or contour to the body; it’s simply straight from top to bottom.

Most iJoy Active 2.0 massage chair reviews gloss over this component or skip it altogether. But it’s important to mention because the spine and back are naturally curvy. A common concern with straight tracks is that they may lose pressure or contact with the body in curved areas like the neck and lower back. However, few users have reported a lack of pressure and most seem to praise the lower back coverage on the Active 2.0, specifically.

The track extends from the neck to the lower back on most users, but as we said, it’s shorter. So if you’re tall (6 feet and up), the rollers on the Active 2.0 may leave you wanting in the neck and shoulder areas. However, if you’re shorter or of average height, the 25-inch massage track on the iJoy Active 2.0 massage chair gives you ample coverage.

FlexGlide Roller Technology

Of all three massage chairs, the Active 2.0 is the only one that features Human Touch’s patented FlexGlide technology — a surprising and welcome addition considering it’s the most affordable model Human Touch offers. Typically, FlexGlide technology is reserved for higher-end Human Touch models like the WholeBody 5.1 and ZeroG 5.0 massage chairs.

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If you’ve spent much time researching Human Touch, you may have seen FlexGlide technology described as “the feeling of having a warm oil massage. If you’re like us, you’re probably thinking… what does that really mean? It’s true some of the not-so-informative marketing descriptions can get confusing, so let us explain.

FlexGlide is a decorative way to describe how the massage rollers move. With FlexGlide technology, the dual head rollers (two sets of two) move in an orbital, figure-eight pattern that glides across the back. The movement is free of resistance and friction, giving the sense of a warm oil massage, which is to say a friction-free massage.

Manual Recline

The iJoy Active 2.0 does not have any power recline controls; rather it has a strap on the side of the seat that allows you to recline the backrest manually. Pull the strap and push back until you reach your desired recline and then let the strap go.

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Furthermore, the Active 2.0 only reclines up to 45 degrees, so there’s no getting truly horizontal in the chair. However, even a small recline will increase the intensity of your massage by shifting more of your weight to the backrest.

Handheld Remote

It’s no surprise that one of the simplest massage chairs has one of the simplest remotes. There are a total of eight buttons that control every feature on the iJoy Active 2.0 massage chair. Needless to say, it’s easy to use. And when you’re finished making your selections, there’s a convenient pocket on the left side of the chair to store the remote when it’s not in use.

Massage Techniques & Auto Programs

Stretch and Orbit are stationary massage techniques, which means they stay in the same location on your back until you move their position using a set of arrows on the remote. Glide is a rolling massage, which means it automatically moves up and down your back.

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Technically speaking, the Active 2.0 has two varieties of kneading massage and a rolling massage. On a scale from gentle to intense that includes the following stages: gentle, relaxing, moderate, vigorous and intense, the massage on the iJoy Active 2.0 is considered vigorous.

Massage Auto Programs

Using a combination of the massage techniques above, the Active 2.0 has three auto programs: Think, Perform, and RechargeThe auto programs are fully automated, just press a button, and the chair gets to work massaging. The three auto programs are designed to treat different areas of the back.

Customization Options on the iJoy Active 2.0 Massage Chair

If you want to tailor your massage, the manual mode options on the Active 2.0 give you control over settings like roller position and width, but that’s about it. Even though the manual options are minimal, they’re an important aspect on any massage chair, but especially those that don’t offer any body scanning technology — like the iJoy Active 2.0, iJoy 2310, and iJoy 2580.

Let’s take a closer look at the customization options available on the iJoy Active 2.0:

  • Stretch kneads your back on both sides of your spine in small circular motions.
  • Orbit kneads your back on both sides of your spine in side-to-side motions.
  • Glide rolls up and down your back on both sides of your spine.

The iJoy Active 2.0 massage chair has three massage techniques: stretch, orbit, and glide.

Although not technically a manual mode option, the Active 2.0 features removable padding that can help increase or decrease the intensity of your massage. A removable head pillow lets you comfortably prop up your head or increase the intensity of your neck massage when removed.

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  • Width. The Width option lets you focus or diffuse massage pressure by positioning the rollers wider or narrower to the spine. The Width adjustments are only available during a Glide manual massage.
  • Position. A set of up and down arrows let you change the position of the rollers during any stationary massage technique.
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Additional Considerations for the iJoy Active 2.0 Massage Chair

The iJoy Active 2.0 massage chair is compact. Like we mentioned above, it’s not an ideal chair for very tall or widely-built users. Some users have described its size as comparable to a car seat or a coach airline seat.

On the other hand, it’s a very lightweight chair — only 45 pounds — which means it’s easy to move. And thanks to its compact design, the Active 2.0 is a great option for small spaces like apartments, dorms, and offices.

One more thing: some iJoy Active 2.0 massage chair reviews say there’s vibration massage on the chair. This isn’t true. No vibration massage here, only roller massage.

Who is the iJoy Active 2.0 Massage Chair for?

The name of the iJoy Active 2.0 implies the chair’s ideal users: those who are active and want an affordable massage chair as part of their pre and post-workout regimen. Many users cite the Active 2.0’s effectiveness in relieving sore and tired muscles after activity. However, others will undoubtedly benefit from the Active 2.0.

If you’re looking for a highly-affordable massage chair that’s simple but effective and has a powerful massage, the Active 2.0 might be the massage chair for you. But before we can stick a pin in it, we still have two more chairs to review. Let’s continue!

iJoy Active 2.0 Massage Chair Dimensions and Specifications

Chair Dimensions (upright)32″L X 27″W X 37″H
Chair Dimensions (reclined)42″L X 27″W X 31″H
Seat Dimensions19″L X 17″W X 22″H
Recommended Maximum User Weight200 lbs
Recommended User Height5’0″ to 6’0″
Required Recline Clearance14”
Power Consumption125W
Chair Weight45 lbs
ColorsBone, Espresso

Human Touch iJoy 2310 Massage Chair

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The iJoy 2310 is for users of small to average height who want a relaxing massage experience, don’t need a lot of customization options, like the aesthetics of the chair, and have limited mobility issues

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Features of the Human Touch iJoy 2310 Massage Chair

The differences between the iJoy 2310 vs Active 2.0 are perhaps greater than the differences between the iJoy 2310 vs 2580. So in addition to explaining the features of the iJoy 2310 in this section, we’re showing you which of these features you’ll also find on the iJoy 2580. And later when we get into our iJoy 2580 review, we’ll explain the unique features only found on the 2580.

24-inch S-Track

Right off the bat, you’ll notice the iJoy 2310 has a slightly shorter track than the iJoy Active 2.0 — an inch shorter to be exact. But what the iJoy 2310 has that the iJoy Active 2.0 doesn’t is an S-Track.

SO WHAT IS AN S-TRACK AND HOW DOES IT COMPARE TO THE ACTIVE 2.0‘S STRAIGHT TRACK?

Unlike a straight track that’s linear from top to bottom, an S-Track is curved to contour to the natural shape of the spine. The “S” shaped S-Track ensures consistent contact and pressure across the curvy areas like the neck and lower back. And since it works with the natural shape of the body, the massage it produces feels much more customized.

So if you were wondering iJoy Active 2.0 or iJoy 2310, when it comes to massage tracks, the iJoy 2310 has a clear advantage.

The 24-inch track on the iJoy 2310 extends from the neck to the lower back and provides good coverage to most users. However, if you’re tall (over 6 feet), the track may not as comprehensive of a massage as longer tracks in your neck and upper shoulder areas. Both the iJoy 2310 and iJoy 2580 have a 24-inch S-Track.

Manual Recline

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Like the iJoy Active 2.0, the iJoy 2310 has manual recline. But rather than having a strap, it has a lever on the side of the chair — much like what you would find on a standard recliner.

Simply pull the lever and push backward to recline. The iJoy 2310 has a significantly greater angle of recline than the iJoy Active 2.0, allowing you to recline back up to 170 degrees.

Chair Aesthetics

One of the biggest departures between the iJoy Active 2.0 and the 2310 and 2580 models is the design. The iJoy 2310 and iJoy 2580 look similar (like leather recliners), but the dual colors and shape of the iJoy Active 2.0 give it a look all its own.

There’s no clear benefit to either design. However, it’s worth mentioning since each person has their own design preferences.

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Handheld Remote

Like the iJoy Active 2.0, the remote on the iJoy 2310 is exceptionally simple. There are a total of 11 buttons. The main difference between the remote on the iJoy 2310 vs Active 2.0 is that on the 2310 each auto program has its own button. Meanwhile, on the Active 2.0, there’s one button that you press to cycle through the programs. When you’re finished with the remote, there’s a storage pocket on the left side of the chair.

Massage Techniques and Auto Programs on Human Touch iJoy 2310 Robotic Massage Chair

The iJoy 2310 has four massage techniques: Kneading, Compression, Percussion, and Rolling. That’s one more than the iJoy Active and the same number and style as the iJoy 2580. Let’s take a closer look at the techniques…

  • Kneading. Kneads both sides of your spine using small circular motions.
  • Compression. Presses on muscles and joints along the spine using alternating strokes and rocking motions.
  • Percussion. Alternates rapid tapping along the spine.
  • Rolling. Rolls up and down both sides of the spine.
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The techniques on the iJoy 2310 are perhaps more “recognizable” than the techniques on the Active 2.0 and give a good variety of massage movements. There are three stationary techniques (kneading, compression, and percussion) and one rolling technique (rolling).

You can use the techniques individually or combine them to customize your massage further. On a scale from gentle to intense that includes the following stages: gentle, relaxing, moderate, vigorous and intense, the massage on the iJoy 2310 is considered relaxing.

Auto Programs

The iJoy 2310 has three auto programs: Sore Muscle Relief, Stress Therapy, and Back Wellness. Like the auto programs on the iJoy Active 2.0, they’re fully automated. Each program is designed to target different areas of the back.

Customization Options on the iJoy 2310 Massage Chair

Similar to the iJoy Active 2.0, the iJoy 2310 has few customization options, including roller position and zone. That’s right – there’s no roller width adjustment on the iJoy 2310. We’ve already explained roller position, so let’s explain zone.

The Zone feature allows you to target your massage to a 6-inch zone. So rather than only having a full-back rolling massage or a stationary pinpoint treatment, with Zone you can have a combination of the two.

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Not surprisingly, there are no intensity adjustments on the iJoy 2310. However, there is a removable massage-softening pad you can take out of the backrest to increase the intensity of your massage by putting your body in close contact with the rollers.

Once you remove the pad, place it in a safe location as not to lose it. However, if it does get misplaced, you can purchase a replacement pad from Human Touch. The customization options on the iJoy 2310 are the same on the iJoy 2580.

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Additional Considerations for the iJoy 2310 Massage Chair

One of the most common complaints you’ll hear about the iJoy 2310 massage chair is that it’s low to the ground. And it’s true, if you have a hard time getting in and out of chairs, the iJoy 2310 may not be the best option.

However, many users have solved the problem by using bed lifts to prop up the height of the chair. And since the iJoy 2310 lacks an ottoman, another addition worth considering is a foot rest. Many users report a better lower back massage with their feet elevated.

Again: There are some iJoy 2310 massage chair reviews out there that say there are intensity adjustments on the 2310, and it’s simply not true. The only way to adjust intensity on the 2310 is to remove the back pad, but there are no adjustments available on the remote.

Like the iJoy Active 2.0, the iJoy 2310 is compact and lightweight and only weighs 57 pounds — making it another great option for small spaces.

Who is the iJoy 2310 Massage Chair for?

The iJoy 2310 has potential to benefit a broad range of users thanks to its price and relaxing massage intensity. However, the addition of the removable massage-softening pad means deep-tissue massage enthusiasts will also enjoy the iJoy 2310.

In general, the iJoy 2310 is for users of small to average height who want a relaxing massage experience, don’t need a lot of customization options, like the aesthetics of the chair, and have limited mobility issues (since the chair is low to the ground).

iJoy 2310 Massage Chair Dimensions and Specifications

Chair Dimensions (upright)39″L X 28″W X 35″H
Chair Dimensions (reclined)48″ L X 28″W X 26″ H
Recommended Maximum User Weight200 lbs
Recommended User Height5’0″ to 6’0″
Required Recline Clearance16”
Power Consumption75W
Chair Weight57 lbs
ColorsBlack, Espresso

iJoy 2310 vs 2580 vs Active 2.0: Which Massage Chair is Best?

These massage chairs have a lot in common: they’re affordable, look relatively similar, and have the same number of massage programs. But they’re also very different. Those differences are especially apparent between the Active 2.0 and its iJoy relatives the 2310 and 2580.

  • On the Human Touch Active 2.0 massage chair you won’t find an S-Track or four massage techniques (instead it has three). But the Active 2.0 is the least expensive of the group and comes with remarkable features like FlexGlide technology, roller width adjustments, and a vigorous intensity — perfect for post-workout massages.

If you want a little more in terms of intensity control (thanks to a massage-softening pad), massage techniques and the option to choose a massage zone, the iJoy 2310 and iJoy 2580 can give what you need.

  • That said, if the most important aspect of a massage chair to you is massage quality, the iJoy 2310 has identical massage technology, number of auto programs, and techniques as the iJoy 2580 — for $100 less.
  • On the other hand, if you fancy a few more features for $100 more, on the iJoy 2580, you’ll get a cup holder, built-in remote, power outlet, and perhaps most importantly, power recline.

Onto the big question. Which is the best massage chair?

The answer is… The iJoy 2580! We couldn’t overlook the additional features you get with the iJoy 2580 for not much more in cost.

iJoy 2310 vs 2580 vs Active 2.0 Reviews Final Thoughts

The massage chairs in the iJoy series from Human Touch are not only highly affordable but deliver a quality massage. Although lacking additional features like air massage, arm massage, foot massage as well as other popular features like Zero Gravity and heat therapy, if you want an excellent back massage for not a lot of money, the iJoy series has some great options. When choosing between the iJoy 2310 vs 2580 vs Active 2.0, we suggest the iJoy 2580 massage chair since you get a few more features without spending much more.


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