EasyMotionSkin, MihaBodytec, Visionbody…What are the real differences between EMS suits? In order to shed some light on the subject, I will take a closer look at two types of EMS suits and try to draw a comparison.

The classic – the EMS wetsuit

“The wetsuits have now proven themselves for almost 15 years…” (1) and are the classic among EMS suits. The individual electrodes are sprayed with warm  water before the training. The water ensures the correct conductivity of the current to the skin. Care should be taken to ensure the correct temperature and the right amount to ensure that the EMS suits are really ready for use. They “…usually work perfectly even during longer use and after many washing units.” (1).

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The newcomer – the EMS dry suit

“The dry suits have been on the market for about 2-3 years …” (1) and must first prove themselves in the industry. For the functioning of these suits I refer to the explanations of stimawell.com, which have summarized it wonderfully. In this new type of EMS suit, the water is replaced by the wearer’s own sweat and therefore only works after a proper warming up. One of the major differences of these EMS suits. The electrodes are made of silicone and should not come in contact with hairy skin. There is a danger of overheating. The EMS suits are therefore put on the naked skin, without previous spraying, and the user must first produce sweat. The suits start as soon as sufficient sweat is produced.


Differences EMS suit and EMS vest

Although the suits are preferably chosen for whole body training and endurance sports, the vests are the favorite when it comes to individual body parts or split training. Both types I explained before, the newcomer and the classic, are available as EMS suit or EMS vest. (3)The type of training and of course the preferences of the user play a decisive role in the decision about the right suit/vest choice. It may seem a little strange to slip into a suit without any clothes. But it is all a matter of getting used to it(2)



So much choice. So many differences between EMS suits. So much to consider. Finally, it is hard to decide which is the right EMS suit for you. Therefore, it should be clearly defined: what type of training (whole body or specific areas) do I want to do? And which type (wet or dry) do I prefer? Since I am a personal fan of the classic, I will continue to spray my vests with water. However, I will be open to the newcomer as soon as he has proven himself on the market and the initial teething troubles are eliminated. Because the most important thing with all the different EMS suits should be a “smooth” training process.


  1. https://www.stimawell.com/de-de/a/ems-anzug-darauf-musst-du-achten


  1. https://www.ems-training.de/magazin/article/ems-kleidung–was-du-beim-training-anziehst-


  1. https://unternehmen.handelsblatt.com/ems-anzug-fuer-zuhause.html