SPRYNG review: Wireless active compression for better performance

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Our son suffers from restless leg syndrome and has also been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so I thought that SPRYNG might be a tool that could possibly help him with his struggles.

8.8/10 rating

SPRYNG are a pair of wireless active compression leg wraps said to encourage circulation of blood as well as help fatigued muscles. When the company first contacted me I initially felt that this product wouldn’t fit into my lifestyle, but then I asked a few questions.

After the initial email from SPRYNG PR I emailed back asking if this product might help with restless leg syndrome. The company wrote back and said the product isn’t intended to treat restless leg syndrome but that it could possibly help in easing the symptoms of restless legs. All I could do is try.

Our son suffers from restless leg syndrome and has also been diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so I thought that SPRYNG might be a tool that could possibly help him with his struggles. We often massage his legs at bedtime to help him through the pain that restless legs bring. This review is based on our use of SPRYNG to help mitigate the discomfort of restless leg syndrome in our 9-year old son.

Specifications

SPRYNG has the following features and specifications:

  • Relieve aching muscles
  • Improve circulation
  • Faster muscle recovery
  • Flush out lactide acid
  • Accelerate healing
  • Increase oxygenation
  • Improve performance (sports and athletics)
  • Massage therapy feels great
  • Machine washable

What’s In The Box

  • SPRYNG compression wraps
  • Carrying pouch
  • Split MicroUSB cable to USB-A for charging

Design

The design of SPRYNG is nothing short of premium. These leg wraps are very well constructed and are made of solid materials that look and feel like they will last a long time. The material feels like canvas, and the stitching is really well done.

They are rather large but do give a decent amount of play in the velcro for adjustment. We were able to get them on our son’s legs but just barely, they were almost too big. Because of this, I would suggest SPRYNG consider a pair for kids.

There’s not much to SPRYNG beyond the materials. There is a charging port on each wrap, an IR port, LED indicators, and 3 buttons. The buttons are power and compression strengths. It’s pretty basic, which is perfect, no need to complicate this type of therapy with too many bells and whistles.

Overall, the design of SPRYNG is really nice. These exude premium quality and everything feels really great on them. The company really spent a lot of time making the build quality and materials worth the money. I do wish they fit smaller, kid-sized legs better. While they did fit our 9-year old son, he was on the edge of comfort.

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These are almost too big for my son’s legs.

Ease of Use

There’s really not a whole lot to using SPRYNG. It’s so easy even our 9-year old son could do it on his own. It is recommended you charge them both before your first use. From our experience, charging can take a while and you’ll need to find a charging adapter to use. Any phone wall adapter will do.

After you charge them, just place them around your shin and calf area of your leg and power them on. Next, you can use the buttons on the front of each SPRYNG to choose a power setting, basically how much compression they are going to give. Third, just choose a compression pattern with the 3rd button on the front and you’re ready to go.

Overall, SPRYNG is very easy to use but they do take a little longer than I’d like to charge to full.

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The controls

Performance

So here we are at the performance. This was really a hard thing to evaluate in the situation for which we used SPRYNG. The product wasn’t built specifically for helping those who suffer from restless leg syndrome so we have to give it a bit of a break.

Before we get into what SPRYNG did and didn’t do for our son, let’s talk about how it feels. I did try these on my own legs and the compression feels like a mix of a blood pressure cuff and shiatsu massage on your legs. The pattern you choose will feel different and the pressure you choose will also make things feel different. You really have to play around with all the settings to get a feel for what is best for you.

For our son, we found he was very uncomfortable with any pressure above the first setting. He was most comfortable with the lightest pressure setting and he enjoyed changing the pattern to mix it up.

One more thing that is worthy of noting here is that SPRYNG is not a replacement for a doctor or therapy. Using this product is entirely at your own risk, and we stuck with just the 15-minute sessions and no more than that for our son.

What we found was that our son felt relief from his restless leg syndrome about 50-55% of the time he used SPRYNG. That’s far from a perfect score, but it is something. We also found that there were times our son was just uncomfortable in the leg wraps, due to them being large on him. Just to test things out, I tried them on myself several times. I found them to be relaxing, and they did alleviate tension and aches in my legs. But they also fit much better.

So, I can’t be too harsh in scoring SPRYNG in performance. Mostly because the application we used them for isn’t entirely what they are designed for. They make no claims to help with restless leg syndrome.

Overall, I think these are very helpful in moderation and many people will find them to help for a variety of ailments. For our situation, they worked for half the time and that is at least something.

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The SPRYNG compression wraps helped my son about 1/2 the time.

Battery Life

The company claims 2.5 hours of battery life for these. That’s not bad considering the size and the fact that sessions are 15-minutes long. These should last you around 10 sessions and ours did last a bit longer than that. Battery life definitely lives up to the claimed performance.

Price/Value

You can preorder these on Indiegogo now for US$189, and I can’t honestly say for certain they are worth it. They may be worth it to many, but then some may find them useless. This is one of those things that’s hard to gauge since these aren’t exactly one size fits all.

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Wrap Up

The SPRYNG active compression wraps seem like a great idea. I’ve no clue how helpful they are to those playing sports or those who suffer from muscle aches. Our experience was a mixed bag for restless leg syndrome. I certainly think if you’re suffering in a bad way, it may not be a bad idea to give these a go. I think the biggest selling point is that these are more portable than comparable products that do the same thing.

*We received a sample of SPRYNG for the purposes of this review.

SPRYNG

Starting at US$189
8.8

Design

9.0/10

Ease of Use

9.0/10

Performance

8.5/10

Battery Life

9.0/10

Price/Value

8.5/10

Nailed it

  • Nicely designed and really great materials used throughout
  • Fairly easy to setup and use
  • Does a good job of muscle massage and circulation stimulation

Needs work

  • Maybe a smaller version for kids would be helpful
  • While the massage and circulation stimulation was good, we found SPRYNG's effectiveness on restless legs was a mixed bag, 50/50 at best.

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