PowerDot FAQs

PowerDot is a FDA cleared electrical stimulation device. You should receive the following: Two PowerDot pods. 1 Butterfly pad and 2 sets of rectangle and circle pads. Lead cables (10cm & 25cm). Carry case. Micro USB charging cable. **Powerdot requires iPhone 5 or later (with iOS 7.0+) or supported Android phones running Android 4.4+

The PowerDot app has many different programs. For the purposes of the study and for compliance reasons, please only use the Period Pain Relief Program during your period in the second and third cycle conditions. Once you complete the study, you can use all of the features and programs in the PowerDot app.

For the purposes of the study and for compliance reasons, please only use the Period Pain Relief Program during your period in the second and third cycle conditions. This reduces any confounding variables. Once you complete the study you can use all of the features and programs in the PowerDot app.

Please see the general warning and safety guidelines in the PowerDot instructional manual. Our investigators have screened each participant in the study. However, if you have any concerns regarding your participation in the study, please consult with your physician and our research investigators. See below for contraindications:

  • People with electronic devices such as pacemakers and intra- cardiac defibrillators.
  • People suffering from epilepsy.
  • Use during pregnancy.
  • Place of electrodes to the front and sides of the neck.
  • Stimulation of the thoracic area of people with cardiac arrhythmia.
  • Stimulation of the lower legs in cases of venous thrombosis or severe arterial obstruction (ischemia).
  • Stimulation of abdominal area in case of abdominal or inguinal hernia.
  • In case of particular health problems, it is always recommended that you seek the advice of a healthcare professional.
  • NEVER use PowerDot while driving, operating machinery, doing heavy physical training or any other action where involuntary muscle contraction can cause an accident or injury.

PowerDot is using a Li-Ion battery, which, when fully charged, is good enough for at least 6 hours of continuous stimulation. In general, an average active user should expect to re-charge PowerDot once a week or even once in 10 days.

Charging the battery to full should not take more than 90 minutes. You can charge Powerdot from any micro-USB connection or standard USB- compatible AC charger. PowerDot comes with a micro-USB-2-USB conversion cable.

To extend the lifetime of pads, we recommend you regularly clean the sticky side with antiseptic alcohol tissues to remove hair and oil. Attach the pads to the safety film prior to storing them.

The health and activity data collected on the PowerDot app stays there, period. At Therabody, we understand your health and activity data is yours and yours alone. We do not collect, sell, or share any of your data, ever. In fact, feel free to test this by activating Airplane Mode on your phone. You’ll see that the app continues to work independently of any signal, as all of your data is stored locally on your device.