According to Mayoclinic, subjecting the body to 10 to 15 minutes of vibration every day can help in improving blood flow, flexibility, reduce stress level, etc. Electronic massagers have powerful vibrators built-in but they’re costly. You’ll find massagers in gyms too but not everyone likes to go to the gym. Some applications on the Play Store and iTunes can control the phone’s vibration. Thus, you can turn your phone into a massager by simply activating a vibration mode and placing the phone on the body part of your choice. Why do you have to use a third-party app? Well, even though smartphones can vibrate, the vibration lasts for just a few seconds. You can make the phone vibrate for a longer duration by manually playing the ringtone. Here are the best vibration apps for Android and iOS devices (iPhone & iPad):
Best vibration apps
Massager Vibration App
This application claims to relax your body with its following four modes:
- Weak to strong.
- Strong to weak.
Once you choose a mode and tap on the round pink button, the app will get into action. The application will make your phone vibrate regularly after short intervals. Each mode has a different pause time (interval). MV also features noises of rain, thunder, birds, waves, ocean, etc. If you don’t want to fiddle with the phone’s speaker volume, this application has the option to adjust the sound volume.
VS offers more vibration modes/patterns than the above application. It can also make the phone vibrate continuously without any pauses. VS lets users create their own patterns with its built-in VibraBuilder tool. For each pattern, you can change the vibration’s intensity, duration, etc. The application lets you control the vibration speed. It also has the option to play the white noise sound when it is active.
Like other applications, Joysy comes with several modes. It also has a tool to create a custom vibrating mode. Other mobile applications will continue vibrating the phone even when the phone’s screen is off. Joysy will stop the vibration when the screen turns off. Thus, it will not drain the battery unnecessarily. The application ships with many sounds. It can play the sound as well as vibrate the smartphone at the same time.
Pure Vibrator is the best application on this list. It has a beautiful UI and many options. PV features two color themes and options to disable vibrations/sounds. This app lets you listen to the sounds before you make it as default. PV can make your phone vibrate continuously at an intensity specified by you. You can also set the pause duration in this application. This pattern is called “My Mood”. In addition to this, PV also ships with 5 vibration patterns – Infinite, Blast Off, Random Shuffle, Lapping Waves.
If you want to simply know the vibration intensity and duration, this application is for you. VM is similar to a seismograph. It shows a wave graph and a number called vibration intensity. Whenever your phone moves, VM will display a number and will distort the wave. You can configure the application to play an alarm sound when the intensity reaches the threshold value set by you. It can also play a beep sound.
VP is a simple utility app that can either make your mobile device vibrate continuously or in a custom pattern which is built using one of these two values:
- Pause time.
VP shows two options on the screen when you run it. You should tap on the option of your choice.
Body Massager Vibration app
BMVA shows the following four patterns on the screen when you run it:
- Constant/Medium vibration.
- Light Pulses, deep massage.
If you choose the 1st mode, you’ll see a button with the label “Start massage”. If you tap one of the remaining three modes, you’ll see the button as well as a slider to adjust the “vibration” intensity. Tap the button.
Use one of the applications I’ve shared above if you’re looking for an alternative to the electronic massager. The vibration intensity won’t be as powerful as the electronic devices but the applications are worth trying out.