The Bemer mat have been one the big names in the pulsed electomagnetic field industry since the 1990’s and have a long line of development in Bemer technology. If Bemer 3000 is one of the biggest names in the Pulsed Electromagnetic Field industry surely it is the top one? In one word no. The Multi Wave Mat and it’s PEMF Capabilities have overtaken Bemer`s quality of PEMF.
While Bemer and Bemer technology have long been the benchmark in the industry other companies have advanced their PEMF technology to become more flexible to better serve the individuals using it. In this guide we will directly compare the Bemer Professional to the best PEMF mats that we have tested and reviewed.
Who is the Bemer Mat for?
The Bemer Classic and pro models (previous models were called Bemer 3000 Mats) are made for people who want to maintain their good health or help aid themselves in fixing an existing condition that an individual already has. It does this by providing multiple PEMF bursts to stimulate your cells. These bursts are done 33 times per second through each 20 minute session.
The main goal that people have who purchase the Bemer 3000 mat is to aid in their bodies microcirculation. Microcirculation is the process in which blood successfully transports nutrients and oxygen from your smallest blood vessels to your organ tissues. Often times certain diseases or long periods of inactivity due to lifestyle can affect Microcirculation and blood flow which can have consequences on your long term health.
Because of the Bemer name and business structure this PEMF mat doesn’t come particularly cheap. A new Bemer Professional Set will cost you $5990 and a new classic set will cost $4290. In our PEMF mat comparison we identify that Bemer is one of the more expensive models that actually provides you with less pulsed electomagnetic field flexibility. We go more into this in our comparison chart Below. If you are set on getting a Bemer mat we recommend either going directly through Bemer or going to Ebay to get a Pre-Owned Mat for a less expensive price tag
About the Bemer Company
Bemer is always a name associated with PEMF because of its longevity in the industry but there are a few things you should know about the company. The Bemer group is an MLM style business. MLM stands for Multi- Level Marketing which is where the company uses direct sales strategies to encourage existing distributors to recruit new distributors offering a certain percentage for each successful recruitment that the individual has made.
This in turn greatly inflates the price because of these obligations the Bemer group has to make. This is not to say Bemer is scamming people or that it is a terrible product, a lot of people who purchase Bemer mats are very happy with them and see improvements in their conditions. All that we are stating is if you are looking for the leading PEMF Mat look for something that gives you the most bang for your buck. More on this below.
Where The Bemer Mat Rates
PEMF Stats: In PEMF Stats Bemer tied for second at 80% which is a decent score. Where Bemer lacked against the Top Rated PEMF Mat is the flexibility of pulsed electomagnetic field settings.
- Frequency: 1-25 Hertz
- Wave Type: Square and Sine Wave
- Intensity: up to 3 Gauss (Settings at 10%, 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%)
- Pulse Duration (Drop off): Medium, Fast or Ultra Fast
- Pre Programs: 10 20 minute programs 2 one hour program
- Custom Programming: 313 Billion Combinations to choose from above.
- Frequency: Bemer has 2 Frequency Settings at 10 and 33 Hertz
- Wave Type: Bemer Signal
- Intensity: 10 Settings to .350 Gauss
- Pulse Duration: 1
- Pre Programs: 3
- Custom Programming: 9 Available Slots where you can control the Intensity levels over a 20 minute window.
With the Bemer Professional set you get 3 set programs and 9 custom set programs where you can choose between 1 to 10 intensities over a 20 minute span. With the Multi Wave mat you get to choose not just your intensity but also the wave form, Pulse Duration, as well as 25 Frequency settings.
As you can see there are far more combinations Pre programmed and custom PEMF combinations with the new Multi-wave mat then there is with the Bemer mat. Our PEMF Beliefs on this site is that each person’s body is different and one individuals pulsed electromagnetic field therapy needs will be different from another’s. To find what is ideal for your body you need a starting point. We go into this further in out Multi-Wave mat review.
Healing Properties: The Bemer Classic PEMF mat only offers 1 Property which is pulsed electomagnetic field therapy while the Bemer Pro Mat set features 2 (PEMF Therapy and Photon Light Therapy from B.Spot and B.Light). In the PEMF space very little is made of other available therapies but the reality of the situation is the more therapeutic properties there are the more benefits you receive from the mat.
Properties such as Far Infrared heat Therapy, Negative Ion Therapy, Crystal Therapy and Photon Light therapy can all work together to provide you and your body with complete cellular regeneration. More on this on our top PEMF mats page.
Warranty: Bemer has a 30 day money-back guarantee but only through The Bemer group website and not any local distributors. They also feature a 3 year-warranty with the exception of the B. Box and the B. Light. Those parts only have a 6 month warranty which is significant because they are the most expensive parts. Compared to the Multi-Wave mat the main warranty is actually one year longer but the controller warranty (B. Box) is significantly shorter. The Multi-Wave features a 5 year warranty on the controller versus the 6 month warranty provided by Bemer.
Starting price: This is the Category where Bemer loses a good amount of it’s points due to it’s MLM structure. The Bemer Professional Set has the highest price out of any of the PEMF Mats at $5990. You compare that to what you get with the Multi-Wave mat’s $2499 price tag and Bemer pales in comparison. The Multi-Wave mat not only gives you more pre programmed and custom programmed pulsed electomagnetic field settings but it also provides 3 additional therapies and as well as a better warranty on the controller which is usually the item that gets replaced the most. To get a more Affordable Pre -Owned Mat take a look at Ebay
Does Bemer Therapy Work?
Bemers Frequency Stats and Comparison Claims
Bemers PEMF Therapy does have a limited scope compared to newer PEMF devices out there these days. For one it has 2 Frequency settings 10 and 33 Hertz. This is a limiting scope that while proven effective ( add Pub Med Studies) really does not leave a lot of room for customization compared to mats that have 25 different frequencies programmed.
An example of this is Shumanns resonance which is the earth’s magnetic field runs within 7.83 Hertz. It is our preferred Frequency because we like to be within the same strength as the earths magnetic field. With the settings Bemer currently has you would not be able to stay within this scope.
Bemer Intensity Stats and Comparison
The Bemer mats and applicators run at different ranges with the Applicators running within a lower span then the mats.
The Bemer mat has a 10 setting intensity range from .035 to .35 Gauss. On the spectrum of things the Bemer therapy intensity range is actually on the lower end of the spectrum iwith regard to range compared to its competitors. The Multi-Wave mat gives you a maximum of 3 Gauss and a lower end of .3 gauss as the minimum
The Bemer Therapy Signal is a series of half wave shaped sine waves that build up to make it into one bigger type of sawtooth looking waveform. The intensity of this wave starts off slow but then builds momentum to a bigger drop off rate towards the end. The Bemer signal is one of their big pitches when marketing their PEMF devices.
There has been much that is made about the Bemer Signal claims and how it is superior to a lot of other waves. The truth is PEMF therapy is effective throughout a wide scope for intensities and frequencies and there is not a “Best PEMF Waveform” according to these 10 Pubmed research studies that support this.
Positive Results of PEMF Reaserch Studies Beyond Bemers Frequency and Intensity
These research studies give and support positive results for their given study from a wide range of different wavelength intensities and forms. Making the whole supreme PEMF wave discussion null. Instead we feel it is ideal to get a PEMF device that can give you a wide range of different pulse durations, Frequencies and intensities. This not only gives you more selection, but it also allows you to build your own PEMF program that is right for you and your body. This custom PEMF programability can be found in the new Multi-Wave Mat. We have further support on this below done by the reasearch of Dr. Thomas Torossian.
Furthermore the Pubmed studies that Bemer participated in did not even specify the specific “Bemer Wave” as the wave form that was actually used 1 2 . Which means that they most likely used the Sinusoidal (or sine) wave variation that many PEMF devices feature. I state this because the Sine wave mimics the waveform of electricity coming from an electrical outlet. If a study does not state the exact waveform it will most likely be a sine wave.
Pulse Duration/ Drop off Rate:
The drop off rate is one of the least talked about topics within the pulsed electomagnetic field community but it is one of the most important that needs to be talked about. The Pulse Duration refers to the rise and fall of the wavelength pulse. This rise and fall determines the pulse duration. Bemer only has one Pulse duration from it’s Patented Bemer wave which features the mini pulses within the one wave. The Multi-Wave has three different drop off rates available which are medium, fast and ultra fast. This gives you more flexibility in regards to magnetic polarity of how intense you want these pulses to be.
In the scope of PEMF customization Bemer just has pre-programs that you can choose which leaves you little room for experimenting what PEMF combinations work for you and your body. The programs within Bemers system are more of a one size fits all type of PEMF instead of a therapy that is custom tailored to you and your conditions/ uses. While we on this site have long liked our PEMF within the Shumann resonance field different health problems/ conditions require different levels of PEMF. Below is a PEMF frequency chart done by the research from Dr. Thomas Torossian that shows what PEMF Frequencies are ideal for different conditions.
Pulsed Electomagnetic Field – Infratonic Frequency Chart
|Acne, Eczema, Neurodermatitis, Psoraiasis||Whole Body|
|Art.Nen. Circulatory Disturbances||Whole Body|
|Arthrosis (Degenerative Rheumatism)||Local|
|Asthma & Spastic Bronchitis||Local, Whole Body|
|Bone Breaks & other Sports Injuries||Local|
|Cervical Vertebra Pain||Local|
|Climacteric Troubles (Menopause)||Whole Body|
|Dorsal Vetebra Pain||Local|
|Dystonia Neurovegetativa||Whole Body|
|Headaches & Migraines||Whole Body|
|High Blood Pressure||Whole Body|
|Hip, Knee & Ankle – Joint Pain||Local|
|Immune System Enhancement||Whole Body|
|Low Blood Pressure||Whole Body|
|Lymph Circulatory Disturbances||Whole Body|
|Menstrual Problems||Local, Whole Body|
|Muscle Spasms & Nerve Inflammation||Local|
|Neck & Shoulder Pain||Local|
|Neuralgia Trigemini||Local, Whole Body|
|Osteoporosis||Local, Whole Body|
|Phantom Limb Pain||Local|
|Psychosomatic Syndrome||Whole Body|
|Rheumatic Inflammation of Joints & Muscles||Local, Whole Body|
|Sensitivity to Weather Changes||Whole Body|
|Skin Allergies, Decubitus, Ulcus Cruris & Wound Healing||Local, Whole Body|
|Sleep Disorders||Whole Body|
|Stomach Aches||Whole Body|
|Swelling (Edema – Various Causes)||Whole Body|
Done by Dr Thomas Torossian
As you can see many of these conditions require Hertz that are not within the scope of the Bemer mats frequency which is 10 Hertz and 33 Hertz.
My Personal Bemer 3000 Mat Review
In the Multi-Wave Personal Review section, I talked about how I injured my back. Before I tried the Multi-Wave mat I gave the Bemer 3000 model a try that my friend had. I did a 7-day test between 1st, the Older Bemer 3000 mat, and then the Multi-Wave mat to see which was more efficient at soothing my lower back pain. I did some research beforehand to see how the PEMF stats compared to each other, which you can see at the beginning of this review.
As stated above I researched the Bemer Mat PEMF stats beforehand and discovered how it’s a lower intensity mat compared to other PEMF mats. As we’ve stated throughout most of this site, there is no “best PEMF” but rather the best PEMF the is best suited to your body. So the findings I put in here were my experience, this is not to say that you will have the exact same experience as me.
I did two separate trials with this Bemer mat each day for 7 days. One specifically with just the mat for my back pain, and another for the intensive applicator attachment that comes with the Bemer 3000 mat. The applicator was tested on my right bicep which I had slightly strained after pushing a bit too hard in the gym one of the days. The applicator is used for targeted areas like your knee, bicep, wrist, or any other ligament that may need special attention.
The first few days I did not feel a huge amount of difference with my lower back pain, this could be a few different reasons. It’s lower intensity levels or the fact that some individuals take some time for their bodies to respond to lower intensity PEMF. Regardless my lower back pain persisted, until about day 5 where I could start to feel some relief, but the pain still persisted. On the other hand, when I tested out the Multi-Wave mat my back pain was relieved much quicker.
First off the Multi-Wave mat had a wider range of frequencies (1-25 vs 10 and 33 Hertz), as well as 3 different pulse durations vs the Bemers 1. In PEMF one of the most important factors isn’t the waveform, but rather the drop of the pulse duration(or drop off rate). In this scenario, the Multi-Wave gave me more options to take control of my PEMF because it had the medium, fast or ultra-fast settings that control how steep the waveform drops and rises per second.
I also felt that the far-infrared heat provided by the crystals from the Multi-Wave helped soothed my lower back which relaxed the tight muscles. This addition to the Far infrared heat gave me 3 additional therapies (crystal, far-infrared heat, and negative ions) that were added on top of the PEMF Therapy.
I did, however, find a more positive result with the applicator because of the more concentrated PEMF and the higher intensity levels that are given off by the applicator. So with that respect, I did feel that it made a bigger difference to my bicep in comparison to my strained lower back. Having said that I felt the stronger intensity of the Multi-Wave would have also done the trick for this, but because it was a more temporary injury I couldn’t necessarily test this properly.
The Mat and Controller
The Bemer Mat
The Bemer mat is relatively more simple as compared to the other PEMF mats we have reviewed. This is because it lacks the layers of crystals and photon lights that provides the other mats with 4 other therapies. The mat is simply the device that is stage for it’s PEMF therapy. Everything is Controlled by the B. Box.
Bemer features two product lines that will help you with pulsed electomagnetic field therapy. The Bemer Classic and Pro Mars. The other products they sell are the applicators, control units and the accessories. We will go through the complete sets that are available.
The Bemer Pro Set:
- B.BOX Professional
- B.BODY Proic
- B.LIGHT incl. Protective Goggles
- Foot Protection
- Car Power Cable
- B.SPOT incl. Fixing Strap & B.GRIP
- Wall Mount
Specifications: 23.6” W x 70.8” L
Bemer Mat Cost– $5,990.00 USD
This is the most complete Bemer package that offers a slight price discount on on getting the complete package as opposed to buying each part separately. This package comes with four applicators, the B Body Pro, the B Pad, the B Light and the B Scan.
The Bemer Classic Set:
- Box Classic
- Body Classic
- Spot Applicator
- Grip Handle
- B. Scan
Specifications: 23.6” W x 70.8” L
Bemer Cost – $4,290.00 USD
The Bemer Classic has less add-ons then the pro and is for people who do not need the necessary applications. Still the Bemer Classic gives you to the option to add these applicators in the future.
The Bemer 3000 Set:
- Control Unit
- 3000 Mat
- Intensive Applicator
- Travel Bag
Specifications: 23.6” W x 70.8” L
Bemer Cost – Depends Where You Buy it and it it’s used or in new packaging.
The Bemer 3000 is the retro mat that started it all for Bemer. While the main Bemer company no longer sells this version of the mat you can find these mats on markets like Craigslist, Ebay etc. While the mat is older, the PEMF settings have not changed signifcantly over the years.
So you may be asking: “whats the difference between the Bemer Classic, Bemer Pro set? and the Bemer 3000 Set” The two main differences between the two packages are the applicators and the controllers and the Display functions on the B. Box (Controller).
The Bemer Pro set Includes the B. Light and B Pad. the B. Pad is a bit like a wearable belt that you can use while you are in a chair that can provide targeted pulsed electomagnetic field relief to areas such as your back and waist. The B. Light is a decide that provides Photon light therapy to targeted areas of the body. You can learn more about Photon Light Therapy in our guide.
The second difference is the display of the B. BOX controller. The Pro set B.Box features Multi-Touch display and appears to have more customizability including having an edit mode and 2-1 functionality. This 2 – 1 Functionality allows you to run two different applicators from the B.Box instead of just the one.
The Bemer is controlled by the B. Box Pro which allows you to use 3 pre-defined programs, 10 intensity levels and a sleep program. It also features two ports so that two people at a time can use this controller. It has a 5 inch LED touch screen that shows the controls and display readings. I will say the controller is nice but it may get some getting used to. The thing with these touch screen LED controllers is that they can be a bit complicated to set up for first timers because you have to go through settings. Rather than twisting some knobs or pushing a button or two on other PEMF devices. Keep this in mind as well when shopping. Keep in mind the older Bemer 3000 has a different style of controller.
- 3 Pre – Defined Programs: These programs allow you to get started with the 3 most common application cases so you can choose the desired intensity level.
- 10 Intensity Levels: You can choose which intensity level you want according to what your requirements and comfort levels are.
- Sleep-Program: This program allows you to get PEMF therapy while you sleep. It has a signal specifically designed for sleeping periods and has a built in alarm that makes sure you wake up in time.
Certification and Classes : Is Bemer FDA Approved?
To start off with Bemer mats are certified by the following. So to a answer the question, yes it is, bit it Class I. Here is an explanaition on how devices get FDA Approval.
- FDA Class 1 510 (K)
- CE Certification
- MDC Certification
FDA Class 1 510(K): This is the standard certification of most of these mats which requires these mats to be briefly reviewed and deemed safe to the general public. This is usually the starting point I look for because it is going through stringent U.S.A criteria.
CE Certification: CE stands for “European Conformity” which means it is deemed safe for use in Europe. Bemer also complies with ISO 13485 which is a category for medical devices.
MDC Certification: Is a certification done by the MDC by an independent review company which specialises in the medical field to check to see if devices are safe. If they are deemed safe they get MDC Certification. It is also deemed noting that companies have to pay to get the MDC to review it.
Bemer certainly put a lot of money into their research and a lot of it is coming from reputable sources which is a big plus. There are lots of review sites out there that argue the authenticity of all of this and Bemer hit back at them by making an informative brochure. We are not here to say whether all of this is true or not true as you can make that informed decision for yourself. What I will say is that I personally would rather choose a mat that can offer five different therapies at a fraction of the price.
Warranty and Guarantees
Things get a little bit more technical in terms of warranty and guarantee because of Bemer’s MLM structure. Bemer features a 30 day money-back guarantee on it’s classic and pro products but only if they have been purchased through the Bemer group and it sites. Some of the stipulations include:
- Return Request Must be made within 30 days
- Product has to be in original packaging
- Addition accessories must be included in package
- Copy of the Invoice
- You must pay the Shipping back
- You get charged a 10% restocking fee
The MLM distributors that Bemer has may not receive the same 30 day money back-guarantee. Bemer has many different distributors throughout different countries. If you are buying through one of their local MLM distributors check the warranty and terms and conditions of their products. I have heard of a more than a few cases of people getting burned on this because they thought they were dealing with Bemer directly, when in fact the MLM distributors had their own terms and conditions which were much less favorable. If you are set on getting a brand new Bemer Mat it is important to make sure you are buying from the Bemer Group or Ebay if you go the pre-owned Bemer 3000 route.
In terms of warranties Bemer products purchased through Bemer you get a strong 3 year-warranty for most of the products except for the B. Box and B. Light which only features a 6 month warranty. This should be noted because these are the most expensive parts of the Bemer Machine so it is important that you are aware of this before purchasing because the B.Box is the most important component and the one most likely to fail. The Best PEMF Mat has a warranty of 5 Years on their controllers in comparison.