The Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2 is an update to the 2016 model, which attracted great reviews from users. The Jazzy Air 2 is designed with an adjustable seat that can be elevated by up to 12 inches, and has a top speed of 4mph. As with the very best electric wheelchairs there’s onboard suspension here to ensure a smoother, more comfortable riding experience. But as an overall package, is it worth the investment?
Headquartered in Exeter, Pennsylvania, Pride Mobility has earned a global reputation for manufacturing high-quality healthcare products. Its mobility devices are designed to help users enjoy a greater freedom of movement, whether inside the home or exploring outdoors. The Jazzy Air 2 is one of the more popular power wheelchairs, and here we look at it in terms of price, design and features, and we look at current user reviews too.
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Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2: Price
The Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2 RRP is $5,799, though a number of retailers are currently offering significant discounts. That'll free up some money to buy the optional 40Ah battery ($300) designed to increase the powerchair's range from 16.8 miles to 19.2 miles (the original Jazzy Air offered up to 18.4 miles).
Even with a discount, the Jazzy Air 2 is one of the most expensive 'elevating seat' power wheelchairs. Unable to pay for the Jazzy Air 2 in one lump sum? Through partnerships with credit companies such as Affirm, various online retailers offer customers the opportunity to purchase Jazzy Air 2 in installments. Depending on where you buy from, you could be looking at an average payment of $139 per month.
Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2: Design
With its elevating seat, high backrest and smaller wheels, the Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2 is closer in style to a power scooter. Like its predecessor, it boasts a modern, stylish aesthetic – and for users who want a bit of personalization, there's a choice of ten colors, including Ruby Red, Black Onyx, and Citrine Yellow. Compared to some power wheelchairs, the Jazzy Air 2 is a heavy device, weighing 229lbs all in. On the plus side, the added bulk provides an extra level of assurance when traversing busy pavements.
The Jazzy Air 2 is designed with comfort in mind, so naturally it has a reclining sports seat boasting two inches of depth adjustment, a height- and angle-adjustable headrest, plus angle-, height- and depth-adjustable armrests. There's an integrated foot platform with rubber insert to effortlessly support your heels whether you're seated in the elevated or non-elevated position.
The maximum weight capacity of 300lbs should accommodate most users and their belongings without issue. One thing we love about this version of the Jazzy Air is the fact that its seat-to-floor height has been lowered by 5cm, enabling users to sit comfortably at dining tables and other surfaces.
Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2: Features
When it launched the original Jazzy Air, Pride Mobility's marketing focused heavily on the chair’s sleek and speedy elevating seat. Well, the elevation is even more impressive this time around, with a touch of the armrest-mounted 'Air' switch raising the seat by 12 inches in just 11 seconds. Additionally, the maximum speed is 4mph whether the seat is up or down – an improvement on the first Jazzy Air, which maxed out at 3.5mph when the seat was elevated.
While we welcome the upgrade, we would've liked a more significant boost in speed – after all, the Porto Mobility Ranger Quattro is nearly twice as fast at 7mph. At least the Jazzy Air 2 is built to deliver a pleasantly smooth ride, thanks in no small part to its Active-Trac suspension.
Elsewhere, Pride Mobility's much-vaunted Mid-Wheel 6 Drive system is on hand to ensure excellent maneuverability, whether indoors or out, though the Jazzy Air 2's turning circle is very slightly inferior to its predecessor's at 20.78 inches (compared with the Jazzy Air's 19 inches). Increasing user safety after dark are a set of bright LED lights along the base of the device. And rounding off the list of qualities this FDA Class II product has to offer is an intuitive PG VR2 controller.
Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2: User reviews
There aren’t many user reviews to glean information from, but at Scooters N Chairs there are three customer reviews, each awarding the chair 5 out of 5 stars. One user review describes how, ‘My 88 year old mother-in-law loves it. Delivered to her senior home as promised. Home owner easily assembled it… Rising seat makes it easy to get up and down.’
Another 5-star Jazzy Air 2 user review stated that, ‘This chair is an excellent product and I use it to get around after an operation for breaking three bones in my spine area. It lifts you up and down so you feel like part of your surroundings, and helps you be independent too.’
Should you buy the Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2?
If you don't fancy, or don’t have the budget for, a standing power wheelchair, then a power scooter with an elevating seat is probably the next best thing in terms of versatility. And you'll be hard-pushed to find a product that does it better than the Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2. Designed for smooth, fast elevation, coupled with terrific stability and suspension, it should enable users to move around with completed confidence.
In terms of drive speed, the Jazzy Air 2 isn’t one of the faster mobility aids on the market, but on the plus side it does offer decent range. Even taking discounts into consideration, the Pride Mobility Jazzy Air 2 is one of the more expensive 'elevating seat' powerchairs out there, but existing users highly rate its quality and recommend it for a variety of scenarios.
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