Red Light Therapy has blown up in the recovery space as of late. It’s highly popular for a wide variety of reasons - ranging from muscle recovery to skin improvement and even hair regrowth.
Joovv is one of the leaders in the space. With a lineup of 8 devices combined with a mobile app - they have a modular system designed to help target as little as one body part to a system that could target your entire body.
But how expensive it is, is it worth it and how does it compare to other red light therapy devices in the space.
Let’s find out.
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Before we jump into the details of the Joovv lineup - here are our overall impressions of the Pros & Cons of Joovv’s devices.
Joovv Has Multiple Red Light Options
Joovv has options for red light, NIR and combined therapies. This is nice - as some other red light companies only come with one. This lets you target your sessions for pecific usages and helps you get the most out of therapy.
Several “Modes” for Various Usages
We’ll get into it later, but the other non-therapeutic options of the Joovv make it more multi-purpose than other red light devices - which is nice - because it’s pretty expensive!
Joovv Has a Great Companion App
The app is a new addition to the lineup and makes device operation easier than ever.
Joovv is easily one of the market leaders in the space. If you want the best - they’re bringing the newest tech to market the fastest.
Joovv is Expensive
Joovv is expensive. All red light therapy devices are pricey, but the cheapest Joovv starts at $599 and the most expensive one runs up past $10k. Now, if you want the best of the best - and money I slo option - go for it - but there are cheaper entry level options out there.
Joovv Requires Eye Protection
Because Joovv includes NIR technology - eye protection is required.
Joovv Require A Lot of Space
The Joovv units are modular - so they can end up taking up a lot of space. If you don’t have a big house or apartment, this can be an issue. Jooov does try to address this with the “GO” unit and the “Mini” unit, but in our opinion - the Mini one is the only one worth buying if you’re tight on space.
Joovv Can Be Loud
The fans can be loud over time. This is not a huge deal, but it is worth noting - especially if you’re noise sensitive.
The Joovv devices range from $599 to $10,499 and completely depends on how big of a device you’re looking for. Check out the entire lineup here.
Size: 3.75” x 5.75”
Verdict: Unless you’re constantly on the go, we think this is pretty expensive and sort of annoying to use. If you’re going to spend the money - we recommend starting with the Mini in the Joovv line.
Size: 8.75” x 15"
Verdict: The mini is designed for home use. If this is your first foray into red light therapy - this might be the best starting point for you to dip your toes into the water.
Size: 8.75” x 36”
The solo is the first big step up as far as size goes. Instead o sitting nicely on an end table - this requires it’s own stand or wall mount.
If you’re getting serious about red light therapy -take a look.
Size: 8.75" x 50.75"
The half max is a combo of the solo and the mini in one modular mount. You’re starting to spend some significant cash here so this is basically the first big configuration of a monster red light therapy section of your house.
Size: 8.75” x 72”
The duo kit is essentially 2 solo’s with a wall mount and stand. This is the beginning of the modular system as it starts to grow.
Standing 6 foot tall, this is enough to cover the full body if that’s your goal.
Size: 17.5" x 50.75"
The max is a doublewide setup consisting of 2 solos and 2 minis. It’s a doubling of the ‘half max’ and gives more full body coverage across the board.
Size: 17.5” x 72”
4 solo units stacked vertical and next to each other. Great coverage and the start to a home red light therapy setup that is going to make people wonder what’s higher - your recovery times or your bank account.
Size: 26.25" x 72"
The elite is 6 Joov solos. Over 2’ foot wide and 6 foot tall, this is the absolute most coverage you can get on one side of your body.
If your’e looking to set up a shrine to red light therapy - this might be your starting point.
Your Joovv device comes with a mobile app that you can use as a companion piece.
This app pairs with your Joovv device and then lets you control the entire device from you phone instead of manually pressing buttons on the device (like the older versions of Joovv used to require).
You can pair your device like you would anything else (headphones, etc) and the you do you unlock a series of modes throughout the app.
Light mode allows you to either change between red light, near infrared light or both. After choosing your style of mode - you can start a session right there from your phone.
Recovery+ mode is a mode on Joovv devices that combines both continuous waves of red light and NIR light in pulsed waves.
While visually - this won’t look any different - pulsed NIR light can have a bigger recovery effect and you could feel the difference.
You should be careful to use eye protection when using this mode.
Ambient mode is a non-treatment focused version of a session where Joovv uses four intensity low light levels to help promote a calm energy and relaxation at either the start or the end of the day.
This is not performance or recovery focused - but can potentially help improve sleep by reducing your overall exposure to white and blue light at the end of the day - all of which can impact your normal circadian rhythm’s and interfere with your natural melatonin production.
Combine this with a quality nighttime sleep drink and you can improve your overall sleep quality quite a bit.
This is actually a cool feature that we didn’t know about when we first tried Joovv. The alarm clock mode is an easy way to have you wake up gently to the warm light of the Joovv. It’s soothing and mimics the natural light that helps start and regulate your circadian rhythm.
The mobile app allows you to track sessions over time so you can build habits and even streaks over time. This can help you build red light therapy into your overall routine and can help you see more consistency in your recovery protocol.
The mobile app overall is a nice addition to the app and makes it significantly easier to utilize the various modes compared to the old manual buttons that used to be required.
If you’re interested in red light therapy - Joovv is one of the best.
The real differentiator on the different types of Joovs is basically how much coverage you want to get at one time.
Unless you’re on the go all the time - the GO is an expensive first option. We recommend the Mini for smaller, entry-level use.
If you want to be able to walk around your house naked and get the full body red light experience - get the max or the duo systems.
If you are outfitting a recovery facility - you should just go all the way with the Elite 3.0 kit - apologize to your wife and cry but then realize you
It’s worth noting that all of these are modular, so if you start small with something like the Joovv Mini - you can eventually upgrade to stands and wall setups and build a larger Joovv setup over time.
Note: the Joovv Go does not fit into their modular system.
There’s plenty of alternatives in the red light therapy space.
You can see our roundup of the best red light therapy devices here.
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Joovv red light therapy devices are some of the leading edge on the market. But do they measure up when it comes to bang for your buck? Let's find out.