Galileo are the true leaders in Whole Body Vibration, they were the first company to bring Whole Body Vibration training devices to market in Germany, 1996. No other brand has invested into the technology and scientific research than Galileo, many of the scientific references made about the benefits of Whole Body Vibration come from Galileo research. The Galileo Fit is their most popular model from their latest generation of machines. If you purchase a Galileo, you can be assured you will own a fine piece of equipment, and expect to receive scientifically proven benefits. The drawback of the Galileo is that it is an expensive piece of equipment, and for such an expense, the support could be much better.
The Fit scored a total of 96 points, giving it the highest rating Performance badge in my reviews. The Fit has a full, low and high frequency range from 5Hz to 36Hz, and a maximum amplitude of 10.4mm at the edge of the platform. Like all Galileo machines, it has a beautiful smooth action, and his quick to reach target frequency which is shown on the display.
The Galileo brand has been studied more extensively than any other brand, although since the Fit is the latest in a long line of Galileo products, I am only aware of a small number of studies using the Fit model. Therefore the Fit is awarded 80 points for the Science badge.
As mentioned the Galileo brand were the first to market in 1996, so have been in business longer than any other company and score full marks for that. Galileo has clearly advertised specs, substantiated information, and a history of innovation and research and development. Galileo were awarded 90 points for the Company badge.
The Fit has a decent warranty with a score of 77 on the Warranty badge. The Fit has a 2 year warranty on labour, parts and motor, the 30 returns policy has heavy penalties with shipping and a 25% restocking fee. Galileo hold parts in the warehouse for 10 years, but in my experience, getting service work done is difficult. It should be noted that these terms apply to Galileo in the USA, and in other countries the terms are different.
I have to say, where Galileo do so well in the other badges, support for the Galileo Fit is a little disappointing, it failed at 30 points. Some basic online training resources and a training app is available, a user manual in the box, and that’s about it.