Unfortunately, the Infinity Evoke Massage Chair has been discontinued. We recommend checking out the Infinity Massage Chair Riage Review.
Infinity Evoke Massage Chair
Ease of Use
Overall Massage Quality
Value for the Money
The Infinity Evoke massage chair delivers a ton of high-quality features for a relatively small price. With Zero Gravity, advanced roller and air massage systems, foot rollers, and a beautifully designed remote, the Infinity Evoke provides exceptional massage quality and is a joy to use.
Infinity Evoke Massage Chair
When it comes to quality massage features, the Infinity Evoke massage chair has a lot going for it. And in terms of price, it's hard to believe that a chair of this caliber costs less than $3,000.
So what's the catch? As far as we can tell, there isn't one. But to help you decide for yourself whether or not this is the chair for you, this Infinity Evoke massage chair review gives you the full rundown and hopefully answers any questions you may have. Let's begin!
Features of the Infinity Evoke Massage Chair
Six Roller Head Massage with S-Track
Perhaps the most important aspect of any massage chair is its roller system. After all, the main reason you want a massage chair in the first place is to get a great back massage, right?
With the Infinity Evoke you get exactly that — one heck of a back massage thanks to an advanced roller mechanism with six roller heads mounted on an S-Track. In case you aren't sure what those terms mean, let's break it down piece by piece.
First, we have the roller mechanism. This is the component found inside the backrest of the chair that moves up and down the back providing the primary massage actions of the chair.
In the Infinity Evoke, this mechanism has six roller heads — the parts that apply pressure to the muscles of the back.
Most massage chairs have either two or four roller heads, so the fact that the Infinity Evoke has six is a big deal. Generally, with more roller heads you get more massage coverage — that's always a good thing.
Next, we have the S-Track. The massage track is the component on which the massage mechanism is mounted. It allows the massage rollers to travel up and down the back.
What makes the track design of the Infinity Evoke so special is that it's actually "S" shaped, just like the natural curves of the human spine. So when the rollers move up and down the back, the S-Track ensures that they remain in contact with the muscles of the back throughout the entire range.
Combining these two components — a six roller head mechanism and an S-Track — results in one of the most comprehensive and therapeutic back massages on the market.
Computer Controlled Back Scan
Further enhancing the chair's roller massage system, the Infinity Evoke features a computer controlled back scan system. With this piece of technology, the chair custom-fits the massage rollers to the unique height and shape of the user.
While this may sound highly technical and advanced, it's actually very straightforward and easy to understand. Here's how it works:
When you turn on the chair and select an auto massage program (more on those later), the chair first performs a back scan. The scan is carried out by moving the rollers up and down the back. The primary measurement the chair scans for is the height of the shoulders.
With the height of the shoulders known, the chair adapts the movements and positions of the massage rollers throughout the duration of the program to massage the correct places on your back. This allows users of various heights and sizes to use the chair while receiving a personalized and highly therapeutic massage.
When the scan completes, the massage rollers are positioned at the highest point of their range which should ideally be even with the top of the shoulders. But, if you feel that the scan didn't properly measure your shoulders or the rollers are in the wrong position, the up and down arrows on the remote can be used to move the position of the rollers to fit your body better.
One Touch Zero Gravity
Keeping pace with the best massage chairs on the market, the Infinity Evoke offers real Zero Gravity recline with one-touch functionality.
Press a single button, and the chair automatically reclines while simultaneously lifting the legs slightly higher than the heart. In this position, your body is cradled with all of your weight supported by the chair, allowing your spine, joints, tendons, and muscles to relax and decompress completely.
Simply laying in the Zero Gravity position has many therapeutic benefits, and is even more beneficial when combined with the chair's massage features.
An additional benefit of the Zero Gravity position is that with more of your body weight shifted to the backrest of the chair, the massage rollers naturally apply more pressure to your muscles for a deep-tissue-like effect.
Full Body Air Massage
As the perfect complement to the chair's roller massage system, the Infinity Evoke features a full body air massage system. And it happens to be one of the more comprehensive systems among chairs in the under-$3,000 price range.
There are 38 airbags located throughout the Infinity Evoke that perform compression massage on key areas of the body such as the shoulders, hips, arms, legs, and feet.
The Infinity Evoke uses air massage as a crucial element in the chair's auto massage programs. In manual mode, you can activate the individual air massage zones according to your massage needs.
Let's take a closer look at each air massage area to get a better idea of what the Infinity Evoke offers:
Shoulder Air Massage
Unlike many other massage chairs around the $3,000 mark, the Infinity Evoke offers air massage not only for the back of the shoulders but the sides as well. Special airbags extend out from the upper portion of the backrest to wrap around the sides of the shoulders. When these airbags inflate, muscles in the shoulders and upper arms are squeezed and compressed, increasing blood flow to the area and reducing built-up tension.
But beyond compression massage, the shoulder airbags of the Evoke are also used to grip and hold the upper body in place during the chair's stretch programs.
Leg and Foot Air Massage
Each leg and foot slot on the Infinity Evoke is equipped with 12 individual airbags.
When inflated, the calves, ankles, and feet are pressed and squeezed, increasing blood flow and reducing swelling.
Hip and Seat Air Massage
Located next to the seat of the Infinity Evoke is a pair of airbags, and when inflated, it presses firmly against the hips.
Also, a second pair of airbags located in the seat massage the buttocks and upper thigh muscles, working in conjunction with the hip airbags to gently twist and rock the lower body.
The hip and seat airbags are also used to grip the body along with the shoulder airbags during the chair's stretching programs.
Arm and Wrist Air Massage
The armrests of the Infinity Evoke are lined with airbags that massage the tops and bottoms of the forearms and wrists. Furthermore, the airbags inflate in a wave motion, gently kneading and compressing the muscles. This function is perfect for anyone who works with their hands or spends all day typing on a computer.
Foot Massage Rollers
One of the most noteworthy and attractive features of the Infinity Evoke is its set of reflexology foot massage rollers. Each foot roller has six spinning roller heads that provide a deep and invigorating massage for the soles of the feet.
When used in conjunction with foot air massage, the foot roller massage is even more intense. The airbags inflate and press the feet firmly onto the foot rollers, kneading away tension and soreness, leaving your feet feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
To accommodate a broad range of user heights, the legrest of the Infinity Evoke extends up to eight inches. This allows anyone to climb into the chair and get comfortable using convenient controls on the remote. No more scrunched up legs!
Removable Back Pad
For another layer of massage customization, you may remove the back pad on the Infinity Evoke massage chair. When you remove the back pad, your back will be in nearly direct contact with the massage rollers, allowing for deeper penetration and greater massage pressure.
Back Heat Therapy
To help you get as relaxed and comfortable as possible, the Infinity Evoke features a pair of heating pads in the backrest. When activated, the soothing heat warms and loosens the muscles of the lower back, easing pain and soreness while increasing blood flow to the area.
Heat therapy can be enjoyed during any auto or manual massage program.
Handheld LCD Remote
The remote control of the Infinity Evoke is one of the finest we've seen on any massage chair in any price range. It is a handheld unit with a bright, full-color screen that not only shows the active programs and settings of the chair, but also displays the chair's menu-based massage program selection.
Instead of having buttons for all the chair's programs and settings, the remote of the Infinity Evoke features a set of buttons that are used to navigate on-screen menus. This system is similar to what you'd find on an iPod or similar MP3 player.
While it isn't quite as easy to use as a touchscreen remote like some extremely high-end massage chairs have, it is very intuitive and provides an overall great user experience.
Space-Saving Recline Track
While not technically a massage feature, the space-saving design of the Infinity Evoke significantly increases the convenience of the chair.
Here's how it works:
When you recline the chair, instead of dropping straight back, the chair actually slides forward. This allows you to position the chair only 4 inches away from the wall to recline fully — most chairs require at least 2 feet.
Thanks to the space-saving recline track, the Infinity Evoke would make an excellent choice for anyone with a small room worried about a large massage chair taking up all their floor space.
Massage Programs of the Infinity Evoke
Beyond the wealth of massage components of the Infinity Evoke, one of the most attractive aspects of the chair is its excellent array of automatic programs and manual mode massage controls.
While the total number of programs and customization features is similar to what you'd find on similarly priced chairs, what sets the Evoke apart is its ease of use, thanks to its LCD menu-based remote.
Let's take a look at each of the Evoke's auto and manual mode massage controls to get a better idea of the massage experience you can expect.
6 Auto Massage Programs
From the main menu of the remote, selecting "Auto" will take you to the chair's list of automatic massage programs. The programs offer a unique blend of air massage and roller massage techniques, each designed to produce a different therapeutic effect. They are:
When you power on the chair and select an auto program, the chair will begin the computer controlled back scan. When the scan completes, the rollers will move to the top of the shoulders, and the massage will begin.
At any point during an auto program, the position of the massage rollers can be adjusted using the up and down arrows. Additionally, heat therapy can be activated to enhance the massage further.
Manual Mode Massage Controls
While the automatic massage programs offer an excellent way to simply sit down, make a selection, and have the chair do the rest, the manual mode massage controls of the Infinity Evoke give you access to the full potential of the chair.
First, the chair must be put into manual mode by selecting the "Manual" option from the chair's main menu. From there, the screen will change to a sub-menu of items — these are the manual mode controls.
Using the navigation buttons on the remote, you can go through each item in the manual mode menu and activate and adjust each of the chair's massage functions to create a customized massage program to suit your needs. During the massage, you can change any of the settings as you see fit.
Here's a breakdown of what's available in the manual mode of the Infinity Evoke:
Manual Roller Massage
When you select the "Manual" item from the main menu, the sub-menu that pops up is where you'll find controls to select and adjust the roller massage functions of the chair.
Each item on the roller massage menu gives you control over a particular aspect of the roller massage as follows:
- Mode — This allows you to choose one of the chair's five massage techniques which include: kneading, tapping, knocking, kneading & tapping, and shiatsu.
- Position — This setting allows you to set how and where the massage rollers operate on your back. By default, the "Whole" option is selected, which operates the rollers continuously across the entire back. The "Partial" option operates the rollers within a small zone on the back, and "Fixed" operates the rollers in a single location. In "Partial" and "Fixed" the location of the massage rollers is moved up and down the back using the up and down arrows on the remote.
- Width — This setting allows you to adjust the width of the massage rollers with three options: narrow, middle, and wide.
- Speed — This setting allows you to set the speed of the massage rollers with four levels of adjustment available.
Finally, after you've begun a manual mode massage, you must select the duration of the massage. There are three time options available: 10, 20, and 30 minutes.
At the end of the timed massage, the massage functions will automatically cease, the rollers will return to their standby position, and the backrest and legrest will move to default positions.
There you have it! As you can see, the manual mode controls of the Infinity Evoke are relatively straightforward and easy to use but give you the power to create a completely customized massage. Thanks to the well-designed remote, using the Infinity Evoke is just about as easy as changing the channel on television!
Manual Air Massage
After you select and adjust the massage roller techniques and functionality, you can add air massage to your manual mode massage.
To access the air massage controls, select "Air" from the main menu of the remote. A sub-menu will pop up with two items:
- Position — There are four air massage positions or zones available: Full Body, Upper Body (arms and shoulders), Waist & Seat, and Legs & Feet.
- Intensity — There are four levels of air massage intensity available. Adjusting the intensity setting changes the intensity for all the air massage zones simultaneously, not individually.
Manual Foot Roller
During a manual mode massage, you can add foot roller massage to take your experience to the next level.
Simply select "Roller" from the main menu of the remote, and a sub-menu pops up with three-foot roller operation settings: Quick, Soft, and Stop (turns off the foot rollers).
As with the automatic massage programs, you can add lower back heat therapy to a manual mode massage. Select "Heating" from the main menu of the remote to turn the heating pads on and off.
If you choose to end your massage session early, simply select "Stop" at the bottom of the main menu. Doing so will stop the massage functions and return the chair to standby mode.
What's Missing on the Infinity Evoke Massage Chair
We've covered everything you will find on the Infinity Evoke. And at first glance, it might seem like it isn't missing anything. But while it's true that it does deliver all the most popular massage features in an attractive package, there are a few features it's missing that could be a deal breaker. Let's take a look at what you won't find on the Infinity Evoke.
Neck Massage Air Bags
We mentioned that the air massage system of the Infinity Evoke is one of the most comprehensive available, there's one small exception — it doesn't feature airbags that massage the neck.
The massage rollers do move far enough up the backrest to knead the neck, but there aren't any airbags that provide compression massage for the neck. Other chairs in Infinity's lineup, such as the Infinity IT 8100, do offer neck massage.
For most users, the lack of neck massage airbags isn't a big enough deal to take the Infinity Evoke off the table — but it is worth pointing out.
Many massage chairs across a broad range of prices offer vibration massage, usually in the seat. But the Infinity Evoke does not. Is this something to worry about?
We think not. Vibration massage does add an extra layer of relaxation-inducing treatment to the massage experience but is a minor feature when compared to roller massage and air massage.
Built-In Music System
Finally, the Infinity Evoke does not feature a built-in music system of any kind. And if you ask us, this is a good thing.
When we saw the price tag of the Infinity Evoke we were shocked that such a high-quality chair loaded with top shelf features could cost so little compared to other chairs.
A likely explanation for this is that to keep the price point low, Infinity omitted extra features such as a built-in music system and instead focused on making the massage features the best they could be.
Dimensions and Specifications of the Infinity Evoke Massage Chair
Upright chair dimensions
62"L x 34"W x 48"H
Reclined chair dimensions
70"L x 34"W x 35"H
Recommended user height range
5'0" to 6'0"
Recommended user maximum weight
Concluding Thoughts on the Infinity Evoke Massage Chair Review
Dollar for dollar, the Infinity Evoke massage chair stands its ground as one of the best massage chairs available for under $3,000. It gives you everything you need for a thorough massage — Zero Gravity, advanced roller system, full body air massage, and foot rollers — without going overboard on bells-and-whistle features that drive up the price. As you can probably tell, we're big fans of this chair, and we hope that our Infinity Evoke review helped you decide whether or not it's right for you.
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- Infinity, Official Brand Website.
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