Normatec 3 in-depth review and comparison

Normatec has up to date its well-liked compression boots with the newly launched Normatec 3. The Normatec 3 encompasses a refreshed design, diminished weight, elevated battery life, and skilled stage customization. Best of all, the value has been lowered as properly.

Normatec 3 video review

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A fast overview of the Normatec 3

At first look, Normatec 3 doesn’t add something extraordinarily modern or new, in contrast with the earlier mannequin. But the enhancements are extra important than I had assumed. For starters, there are new ranges of customization that have been beforehand solely accessible on the rather more costly professional fashions. That, plus different delicate adjustments, add as much as make this a big improve.

Normatec 3 specs

Control unit weight3.2 lbsControl unit dimensions4 x 4.5 x 8.5 in(*3*) availableLeg (2), Hip (1), Arms (2)BatteryAs much as 3 hrsCompression levels7 levelsAvailable technologyZoneBoostConnectivityBluetooth to the Hyperice app


The most blatant change with the Normatec 3 is within the design of the management unit. The pants stay precisely the identical, simply with a refreshed Hyperice emblem. The connection ports are principally unchanged, solely now they’ve a much less plasticy look and really feel. But the management unit, that’s the place you actually see the large adjustments.

The large digital display on the previous mannequin has been changed with a a lot less complicated, and for my part, nicer show. 

On the unit, you possibly can choose which attachments are getting used. I’ve solely the leg attachments, however there are hip and arm attachments accessible. Like earlier than, you possibly can modify the strain stage from one to seven, with an possibility to pick a ZoneBoost, which extends the length of compression on a sure space.

Toward the underside of the management unit, you possibly can choose the length. This is now carried out with a single button and will increase the time in 15 minute increments.

Overall, the console feels and seems rather more skilled, and I believe it’s a good enchancment over the earlier mannequin.

Normatec 3 Control Unit

Normatec 3 vs Normatec 2.0

Normatec 3 vs Normatec 2.0 (*3*)


The battery life for the Normatec 3 has been improved by 50%. Previously, a full cost would final round two hours, whereas now they declare it would last as long as three hours.

From my testing, I believe the battery life is definitely going to be properly over three hours for most individuals. This is a extremely stable enchancment, particularly for many who take their Normatec for use at occasions.

And like the sooner mannequin, the Normatec 3 can even work whereas plugged in. Meaning, you don’t want to attend for the battery to cost to be able to use it. Five lights on the high of the management unit let you realize the present battery standing.


Normatec 3 can join and be managed by way of bluetooth on the free Hyperice App, simply because the earlier mannequin did. There you possibly can choose a wide range of pre-built plans which is able to routinely begin and modify the compression system for you.

But new to the Normatec 3 are the customized controls. This was beforehand accessible on the dearer professional model however is now included right here. After utilizing them, I believe that is the place the most important enchancment has been made. 

With the customized controls, you’ve the flexibility to totally customise how lengthy the Normatec spends on every space, in addition to dial within the actual strain on that space. Initially I assumed “okay, cool, however in all probability pointless for many use, I’ll in all probability simply follow the traditional mode.” But after utilizing it for some time, this has change into my favourite factor. Read on for 2 examples why.

Varying strain

Normally Normatec offers probably the most strain at zone one, close to your toes, and slowly dials that strain again because it goes increased up your leg. This is smart as a result of your legs are so much larger increased up and want so much much less strain to get good compression.

For me, since I’ve fairly large calves, I’ve all the time had to decide on a medium stage which felt good on my calves, however I might really feel a ton of strain when it obtained increased up towards might hips. Or, I might select a excessive stage which might really feel nice on my hips however was a bit a lot on my calves.

Now I’ve the flexibility to regulate the strain extra exactly and am capable of dial every thing in when the session begins.

Skipping zones

My spouse, who’s so much shorter than me, finds the Normatec leggings to be approach too lengthy. Normatec does supply a a shorter leg attachment measurement, however they’re presently unavailable. But, I think about most {couples}, even when otherwise sized, would nonetheless select to share attachments.

For my spouse, when the compression would get to the higher portion of the leggings, it wasn’t very helpful to her. The customization now allows you to flip off full sections. So she simply turns off the best portion and will increase the time a bit on the opposite parts. This additionally permits her to not zip the pants up all the best way, which is a trouble for her.

Final ideas

As talked about, I’m an enormous fan of the brand new customization choices, however I’m left wishing I had the flexibility to avoid wasting completely different customizations – and even higher, a couple of pre-built customizations might be saved and chosen with the management unit, with out even having to enter the app. Still, the customizations total are my favourite improve to the Normatec 3.

While the upgrades are good, if you happen to’re an informal person who already has a Normatec 2.0, I’m undecided it’s actually well worth the improve. If you’re employed together with your Normatec professionally, or use your Normatec sufficient you really need these customization choices, then the worth might be there.

But if you happen to don’t have already got a Normatec, simply know, this improve has made what I already felt was one of the vital worthwhile restoration instruments even higher.

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