In a Nutshell:
The Osaki Titan Ador 3D Allure is an amazing chair, somewhat limited by its low maximum supported weight. Recommended for anyone weighing 260 pounds or less. This is an amazing chair.
Overall Massage Quality
Ease of Use
Value for the Money
Do you get home from the end of a long workday with an aching back or sore feet? Do you suffer from chronic pain and spend more time at your local chiropractor’s office than you care to admit?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then you’re going to absolutely love what you read in this—our Ador 3D Allure review.
The Ador Allure is offered under the Titan brand, which is a subsidiary of Osaki—one of the bright lights in the massage chair industry. Titan chairs are typically aimed at the lower end of the massage chair market, but the Ador 3D Allure is a bit different.
While many of the chairs Titan offers cut corners, which limit their appeal, this design goes all out, and the result is absolutely amazing.
As you will see, however, it does have one limitation you’ll want to keep very much in mind before you spend your hard-earned money.
In the sections that follow, we’ll step you through everything the Ador Allure has to offer, and even if you ultimately decide that this is not the massage chair for you, we think you’ll be impressed! If that sounds good to you, let’s take a closer look.
Overview of the Ador 3D Allure Massage Chair
We like the aesthetic of the Allure. While it is broadly similar to the design that most other massage chairs on the market today sport, there are enough subtle tweaks that it has more of an industrial look and feel.
It still has a slightly futuristic look, but the industrial vibe overtakes it. Granted, the aesthetic won’t be for everyone, but if your home is decorated with an industrial or futuristic style, this chair will fit in quite nicely.
Even if it’s not, Titan offers this model in black and charcoal, black and brown, or taupe.
While this isn’t an extensive array of options, there’s enough here that color matching will be a fairly simple proposition.
One thing to be aware of, however, is the fact that this is a sizeable piece of furniture with a footprint that measures 66” L x 32” W x 48.5” H when sitting upright and 73” L x 32” W x 40” H when reclined. If you plan on putting this chair in a smallish room, you may find that to be a challenge.
On the other hand, the Allure is designed with space-saving technology built in, so it only requires 2” of clearance between the back of the chair and whatever wall you decide to place it near. That’s by no means a magic bullet, but it should help make finding the chair a permanent home a bit easier.
Now though, we have come to the big limitation of this design.
The frame will only support a maximum of 260 pounds. While there’s no formal standard, the average supported weight of massage chairs generally is 300 pounds. This one doesn’t quite rise to that level, and sadly, that does (somewhat) limit its appeal.
Of course, if you weigh less than that, it won’t be an issue for you at all, but if you happen to weigh more, this limitation is an outright dealbreaker.
The Osaki Ador 3D Allure Is Built Around The Latest Massage Chair Technology
One of the things we love about this model is that the Titan design team behind it didn’t pull any punches.
As we mentioned at the start, many of the chairs sold under the Titan brand cut corners, utilizing 2D massage tracks or other dated technology in a bid to keep their prices low.
You won’t find any of that here. The Allure features a delightfully long SL massage track that starts near the top of the seatback, travels down its length, and then turns, traveling under the seat and allowing the quad rollers attached to it to render a massage to your glutes and the backs of your thighs.
Even better, this is a 3D track designed to allow the rollers to move along the X-, Y-, and Z-axis, making it capable of delivering a deep tissue massage, which is the first of several therapeutic benefits this design brings to the table.
In addition to that, the Allure boasts excellent body scanning technology. When you order a massage, the chair will quickly take a scan of your body and adjust the position of the rollers so that they hit your pressure points precisely.
This works the overwhelming majority of the time, and on those rare occasions where it doesn’t, you’ll find controls on the remote that allow you to manually tweak the position of the rollers. This provides a powerful one-two punch that all but guarantees you’ll get the best massage this chair is capable of delivering every time you use it.
Finally, the Allure sports a technology that’s still relatively new to the massage chair market:
A couple of other Titan chairs offer this feature, but it’s more robustly implemented on the Allure than Titan’s other offerings. The activation phrase is either “Hi Alice” or “Hey Alice,” as you prefer.
Once activated, the chair will recognize any of the following commands:
While these commands aren’t proper English and may seem a little cryptic in some cases, essentially, this listing allows you to verbally activate the most commonly used features of the chair.
There’s obviously much more that could be done with this technology. But this is a solid start, and we hope that this list will be steadily expanded in future model updates.
The Titan Ador 3D Allure Offers An Impressive Number Of Massage Options
This is really the heart and soul of our Ador 3D Allure review, and we feel it is one of the strongest components of this piece. The Allure’s design team really pulled out all the stops here, and the end result is impressive.
Although you’ll see some sales material advertising six different massage techniques, there are actually eleven on offer (but to be fair, several of these are simple variations).
You could make the argument that the four “3D” options aren’t actually techniques but rather intensity levels that allow you to get a progressively stronger deep tissue massage, but we’ll use the conventions used by Titan and call them techniques anyway.
We’d love to see a second, advanced massage technique here, but even without it, this is an impressive list that far exceeds the techniques offered by any other chair in its price range.
In addition to offering an impressive number of techniques, the Ador Allure massage chair boasts a total of 21 different auto programs, which is amazing. Here’s the whole list:
Bear in mind that the Allure isn’t an entry-level chair. Even so, priced in the mid-range, this model offers a simply staggering number of pre-programmed options far above what you’ll find on most other comparably priced chairs.
There’s something for everyone on this list, and you’ll definitely enjoy experimenting to see which ones you like best.
In our view, the key auto-program is the body stretch. Although Titan/Osaki doesn’t have the industry’s best body stretch routine, it is quite good and has undeniable therapeutic benefits.
If you regularly make trips to your local chiropractor’s office and your favorite part of those visits are the chiropractic adjustments you get, this may well be your favorite feature of the chair, as it closely replicates a chiropractic adjustment. We love it.
We’d still be impressed if the Allure stopped right there, but there’s more. You’ll find both spot and partial massage modes available, along with an exclusively upper and an exclusively lower back mode, five massage speed options, five levels of 3D depth (which increases massage intensity in 3D mode), and five levels of intensity that can be applied universally.
That’s incredible and gives you all sorts of customization options that allow you to create the perfect massage for you. Kudos to Titan and Osaki. They really outdid themselves, and you reap the benefits.
Three-Stage Zero-G Seating!
This is another very strong component of our Ador 3D Allure review. The inclusion of Zero-G seating gives the Allure a third therapeutic feature (deep tissue massage, body stretching, and now, Zero-G seating).
Inspired by NASA, it makes you feel weightless while sitting in the chair, but that’s not its main value. Studies have shown that it helps to lower your blood pressure, improves circulation in general, and facilitates faster healing post-surgery.
In addition to that, if you place the chair in one of the three Zero-G options available before ordering a massage, you’ll note that it’s even deeper than usual because your body’s weight is pressing you more firmly against the rollers.
If you want the deepest massage this chair can give, max out the intensity levels and put the chair in one of the Zero-G settings. It’s amazing!
We’d rate this as an average component of our Ador 3D Allure review. We love heat, and its presence makes just about any massage you get from the chair even better. Add to that the fact that the heat is competently implemented, and it’s even better.
Having said that, Titan offers less expensive chairs with more expansive heat. We would love to have seen heated footwells here, for example, but even without that, this is a solid feature addition and another therapeutic feature the Allure brings to the table, and we like that very much.
A Decent But Uninspiring Airbag-Based Massage
The Allure has 32 airbags, which is on the low side for a chair offered at its price point. In fact, Titan offers other models that are less expensive and yet, contain more airbags.
Here, we feel that the main purpose of the airbags is to hold you in place while using the chair’s body stretch routine, but of course, since it’s got airbags, and since they’re strategically located throughout the chair, you can also get a good airbag-based massage from them. And further, you can adjust the intensity of that massage through five different levels of intensity.
It’s another competently implemented feature, and we’re glad it’s present; it’s just not what we’ll call the signature feature of the design. We can’t imagine that anyone will buy the Allure on the strength of its air massage alone, but it is another good capability that the design brings to the table.
Also, note that you can activate either the upper half of the airbags or the lower half if you don’t want a full-body air massage. It’s easy to find other models that offer much more in the way of body region activation than this one, but we’re glad to see at least a couple of customization options available here.
A Wonderful Calf And Foot Massage
Here’s how most of the chairs on the market that offer a calf and foot massage do it: airbags for your calves and rollers for the soles of your feet.
It’s a very good combination that feels great, but there are ways to improve upon the basic formula.
The Allure offers one of those.
It utilizes a combination of rollers and airbags for your calves and that same combination for your feet.
The resulting calf and foot massage is absolutely glorious.
Yes, we love to see it made even better with the addition of heat, but even without that, the calf and foot massage you get from this chair is amazing. If you suffer from chronic pain in your legs and feet or if you get home after a long day’s work and want to relax and enjoy a soothing foot massage, the one you get from this chair will blow you away.
We regard this as being one of the best features this chair has to offer, and we won’t be surprised, in the least, to learn that people buy this model on the strength of this feature alone. It’s that good.
It’s Got A Number Of Extras Too!
Titan doesn’t skimp on extras when it comes to the Allure, either. You’ll find:
Bluetooth speakers that allow you to wirelessly connect your phone and enjoy your favorite music while getting a massage; blue LED lights on the sides to provide a bit of mood lighting; a massage timer that lets you increase or decrease the duration of your massage, which defaults to 20 minutes; and most importantly, memory slots!
We love this feature and wish every chair on the market offered it. The Allure offers five memory slots that allow you to create a totally unique massage using the various customization options available, then save it for a one-touch recall later. That’s absolutely superb.
This chair, then, gives you the best of both worlds. There are tons of great pre-programmed options if you’d rather not be bothered by creating a uniquely customized experience or if you want to play with the manual massage mode customization options—you can do that and instantly recall your creation later on. That’s awesome.
Pros & Cons of Osaki Titan Ador 3D Allure Massage Chair
Really, the only potential drawback we see with this chair is the fact that it only supports 260 pounds of user weight. It’s got a superb mix of features, and all of them are well implemented.
It’s got several important therapeutic features, and enough design flourishes to make casual users happy too.
You’ll find a fantastic mix of technology in this design. Unfortunately, the modest weight limit is going to be a dealbreaker for some potential buyers.
Ador 3D Allure Review Conclusion
We absolutely recommend this chair to anyone who weighs 260 pounds or less, and we hope that in some future model upgrade, Titan will see fit to ruggedize the frame to increase the supported weight limit so that even more people can enjoy this amazing chair.
Other Options To Consider
If you’ve read to the end of this review and the Titan Allure just isn’t a good fit for you, whatever the reason, here are a couple of other models you may want to check out:
Kahuna is another one of the industry titans. They make exceptional massage chairs, and this one is packed with features you’ll love. In addition to that, the 7300 supports up to 320 pounds of user weight, so if the Allure isn’t rugged enough to support you, this one definitely deserves a look.
This is an amazing chair, made even more amazing by virtue of the fact that it is frequently found on sale. If you can catch it on sale, the value this chair offers is incredible, and it’s loaded with features you’re sure to love. This one is not to be missed.
References & Resources:
- Osaki Massage Chair, Official Brand Website.
- Osaki Titan Ador 3D Allure Massage Chair User Manual
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- Effectiveness of Massage Therapy for Shoulder Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Journal of Physical Therapy Science.
- Can Regular Massages Improve Your Mental Health?, Patient.info