Accelerate your muscle development!

An electrostimulator is a device capable of contracting the muscles of your body in order to strengthen them, make them develop or facilitate their recovery after intense effort. Useful, however, you have to choose it well to take advantage of all its advantages!

To help you see clearly between the different brands and models, here is my selection of the best electrostimulators currently available on the market!

What is the best electrostimulator in 2023?

  1. Compex Fit 3.0 – My favorite
  2. Tesmed Max 830 – The best value for money
  3. Compex SP 8.0 – The best on the market
  4. Beurer EM 95 – To be considered for its “virtual coach” application
  5. Prorelax – A good device for less than 50$


Compex Fit 3.0

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5

The Fit 3.0 electrostimulator from Compex has two different uses, which can also be complementary: muscle toning and pain relief. It has 20 programs that cover both fitness needs (9 firming, toning and muscle-building programs) and therapeutic needs (8 pain relief programs, 2 recovery and massage programs, 1 rehabilitation program). Supplied with 12 electrodes (8 small square and 4 large rectangular), it is also equipped with 4 individual channels which allow either to cover an entire area of ​​the body such as the legs, for example, or to work several areas simultaneously (arms, abs and glutes, etc.) This Fit 3.0 finally features Mi-Scan technology,

My opinion :Compex is a brand of electrostimulators recommended to me by a physiotherapist friend, and since I tested their devices, they remain by far my favorites. What I particularly appreciate with this Fit 3.0 version is its efficiency and versatility. Its many programs make it as useful for building muscles as for recovering well, and I have personally used it many times to strengthen my abs, for example, or to relieve my legs after a fairly intense workout. (The massage mode is even very pleasant on the neck after returning from a long day!) It is clearly not the most accessible electrostimulator in terms of prices, but it is on the other hand one of the best. If you are considering investing in a device of this type, this model is the one I recommend without hesitation!

Tesmed Max 830

Editor’s note: 4.5 / 5


The Tesmed Max 830 is an electrostimulator that has been designed for both personal and professional use. It incorporates 99 programs, 20 of which are customizable, both in terms of duration and intensity, and it provides 4 independent channels so that it can be applied and used on several areas of the body at the same time. It also comes with 20 adhesive electrodes which have the advantage of not requiring gel to be stuck to the skin. Whether for building muscle mass, toning the silhouette, for active post-workout recovery or for muscle massage, this device is versatile but also practical thanks to its compact size and rechargeable battery. which allows you to use it anywhere!

My opinion :This Max 830 from Tesmed is for me an electrostimulator with one of the best quality/price ratios. Significantly less expensive than the Compex presented just before, it nevertheless integrates almost the same functionalities, in any case those which are the most important. You can find the independent channels there to build up/firm up/massage your two legs at the same time, for example, but also a wide choice of programs to meet your expectations as closely as possible, whether they are more aesthetic, sporting or health. What I also appreciated with this model is that its user manual in French contains many illustrations to correctly place the electrodes according to the program chosen. And this is a rather interesting detail if you are buying an electrostimulator for the first time!

Compex SP 8.0

Editor’s note: 5 / 5


The Compex SP 8.0 electrostimulator is primarily intended for experienced athletes and those who follow an intensive practice of their discipline. Among the 40 programs it has, the vast majority are in fact intended for physical preparation, recovery, massage, pain relief and even rehabilitation. Unlike other models, it is also distinguished by its wireless use (the electrodes are not directly connected to the device, which offers greater freedom of movement) and by the numerous automation technologies that it integrates: Mi-Scan to adapt the stimulation, Mi-Tens to reduce the intensity in the event of contraction or even Mi-Autorange to adjust this intensity to its optimal level. Via the brand’s website,

My opinion :The Compex SP 8.0 is undoubtedly the best on the market: I have never tested better performing electrostimulators than this one! Let’s be clear, it should only interest you if you train almost daily, but if so, it has absolutely everything to please. In fact, he neglects the so-called “fitness” programs (toning, firming, etc.) to make the most of the potential of electrostimulation. Endurance, explosive strength, cross-training, hypertrophy, capilarization… it has enough power to guarantee all this and does not neglect useful post-training uses (regenerating massage, TENS painkiller, cramp prevention). It is obviously displayed at a fairly high price but given its effectiveness,

Beurer EM 95

Editor’s note: 4 / 5


The Beurer EM 95 is an electrostimulator that deliberately falls into the category of fitness coaching at home. If the effectiveness of electrostimulation for muscle stimulation, strengthening and relaxation is well established, many people do not know exactly how to use it. It is for this reason that this device provides a step-by-step guide for simple, practical and efficient use. The screen on the remote control allows you, for example, to know where to place the electrodes, the 4 channels are separately adjustable in order to optimally adjust the intensity, and the virtual coach (in application to download on smartphone) offers training sessions. training to optimize the results obtained with the device.

My opinion: To exploit all the possibilities of electrostimulation without getting lost or doing anything, I find this Beurer rather ingenious! What I really liked about this device is that it guides you step by step and you feel confident. Whether in training mode or relaxation mode, you’re never lost in the settings and it’s fun, especially when you start. In addition, the coaching application that comes in addition to the device is really well done with its videos and it allows you to really get the most out of this electrostimulator to firm up and tone the muscles. I must admit that the price could have been a little more affordable, but you have to consider this EM 95 as a real “substitute” for the gym!


Editor’s note: 4 / 5


Beyond muscle toning, the Prorelax is an electrostimulator that essentially focuses on the treatment of muscle pain and tension. Thanks to electrical impulse neurostimulation (TENS), it is in fact able to relieve sore areas (whether arms, legs, neck or even back) and at the same time work muscles that are not not used enough on a daily basis, it actually reduces the appearance of these pains. Very easy to use, this 2-in-1 action is ideal both for athletes who need help in their development and muscle recovery and for people who want to find a body in better shape easily from home!

My opinion: As you can see, electrostimulators tend to be quite expensive! Prorelax, on the other hand, is a good alternative if you don’t have an unlimited budget. If in its description we have the impression that it focuses more on therapeutic effects than sports, this is not necessarily the case in use. It has 8 different programs which are well distributed between muscle building and pain treatment and is therefore rather balanced. It would be lying to say that it is as efficient as the other devices present in this selection but it is much more affordable and it knows how to make itself useful, whether for athletes, for seniors or for all people in between.!

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