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BMS PalmPower Groove Review

Tested & Rated with Methodology v1.1

Overall Score

6.3

What is it:

How generally good the wand is. It’s a weighted average of the wand’s performance in various areas.

Scoring Factors:

3.2

18%

5.4

14%

7.6

15%

10.0

13%

6.4

11%

8.9

13%

6.5

8%

Build Quality

3.8

4%

0.0

1%

5.5

3%

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Performance Ratings

3.2
5.4
6.4
7.6
8.9
8.9
3.8
0.0
5.5
6.5

MAX VIBRATION POWER

POWER RANGE

RUMBLINESS

COMFORT & EASE OF USE

USE DURING SEX

NOISE

ATTACHMENT COMPATIBILITY

MOUNT COMPATIBILITY

BATTERY LIFE

BUILD QUALITY

Our Verdict

The BMS PalmPower Groove is one of my cheapest wand vibrators. But I only recommend it to those looking for a decent, first vibrator – so you can begin learning your vibrator preferences without spending much. 

The vibrations feel good, but they’re much more comparable to a small bullet vibrator than a large wand. Although I can reliably orgasm with it, the Groove is weak for a wand. If you’re expecting extreme strength, you’ll be let down. But the small size makes it a good vibe to use during sex at an affordable price.

There are a couple of overall better wands around the $50 price point. If you have the budget, consider the VeDO Wini or Orion Your New Favorite Wand instead.

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Pros

  • Short length and small head make it easy to maneuver and use solo or during sex
  • Very quiet, though this is because it has poor strength

Cons

  • Low strength and a tiny range of power
  • Although vibrations are rumbly, they pack little impact since they're not strong
  • Not compatible with mounts and most attachments
  • Limited control with only one button to cycle through 4 strengths and 3 patterns

Table of Contents

The BMS PalmPower Groove is a budget mini wand vibrator from BMS Factory. It’s the smallest and cheapest vibrator in the PalmPower lineup, including the PalmPower Recharge and PalmPower Extreme (my favorite wand). 

It’s a mini-wand, measuring only 6.1 inches tall. It has 4 intensity levels and 3 vibration patterns. It has a body-safe silicone, grooved head (which I did not find added anything to the stimulation) and a silicone handle. A travel lock prevents it from turning on accidentally, and it’s USB rechargeable. It’s IPX6 water-resistant, so you can clean it under running water.

Compare Wand Vibrators

The PalmPower Groove is an okay option if you just need a cheap vibrator with decent vibrations. But it significantly underperforms compared to premium mini wands like the Lovense Domi 2 or Magic Wand Mini. And there are better mini wands around $50 like the Orion Your New Favorite Wand and VeDO Wini.

Also check out our recommendations for the best mini wand vibrator and best wand vibrators under $50.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

3.2

What is it:

How strong the wand vibrator’s highest power level feels.

When does it matter:

If you prefer the extreme power some wands offer or want to make sure your wand at least reaches a certain strength.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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Power Range Rating:

5.4

What is it:

How wide the range is between the highest and lowest power levels, and whether it has enough power levels that steps between levels aren’t too large.

When does it matter:

A broad power range is usually important because it enables more versatile stimulation. You can start on softer levels when your body isn’t ready for crazy strong power. But when you want more strength, you can turn it up high.

Scoring Factors:

5.4

100%

Adjusted Power Range Width

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each wand vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the full power and frequency characteristics of any particular wand vibrator. This will tell you how strong and how rumbly each setting of the wand feels.

How Strong Is Each Power?

  • Power ≤ 3: Comparable to the vibration strength of smaller vibrators like bullets.
  • Power between 3 and 4.5: Comparable to … 

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  • Power ≤ 3: Comparable to the vibration strength of smaller vibrators like bullets.
  • Power between 3 and 4.5: Comparable to the vibration strength of mid-sized, non-wand vibrators like the Lelo Mona 2, Lovense Hyphy, Lovense Lush 3, We-Vibe Nova 2, etc.
  • Power between 4.5 and 7: Slightly to moderately more powerful than mid-sized, non-wand vibrators like those mentioned above. 
  • Power ≥ 7: Substantially stronger than other kinds of vibrators. These levels feel extremely powerful.

The Vibration Power scale is defined with a 10.0 given to the most powerful wand vibrator’s highest strength (Currently the Doxy Die Cast). So a vibration power of 8.0 feels 80% as strong as the Doxy Die Cast. A 5.0 feels 50% as strong, and so on.

The BMS PalmPower Groove has poor vibration power and range compared to other wands (even other mini wand vibrators). It’s one of my weakest wands, maxing out at just 1.6 out of 10 vibration strength – more comparable to a typical bullet vibrator than a wand.

At such a low price, it’s not necessarily bad If you enjoy mild stimulation. The vibrations still feel impactful enough that I enjoy them and orgasm with the PalmPower Groove. But If you’re expecting the massive power wand vibrators are famous for, you’ll be disappointed.

For a more powerful mini wand vibrator under $50, consider the VeDO Wini or Orion Your New Favorite Wand Massager.

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Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

6.4

What is it:

How “rumbly” (low frequency) or “buzzy” (high frequency) a wand vibrator feels at each of its power levels. And whether a wand can deliver strong vibrations while remaining reasonably rumbly. Higher scores indicate a “more rumbly” (lower-frequency) wand, since the majority of people prefer rumbliness. But ultimately vibration frequency is a personal preference.

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a specific area along the rumbly-to-buzzy spectrum.

Scoring Factors:

9.3

50%

3.4

50%

0%

Power vs Frequency Graphs

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Power vs Frequency Graph:

What is it:

A graph of each wand vibrator’s power vs frequency across all of its power levels. 

When does it matter:

If you want a detailed look at the full power and frequency characteristics of any particular wand vibrator. This will tell you how strong and how rumbly each setting of the wand feels.

Frequency on Low Power:

34 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

51 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

What is it:

What part of the frequency spectrum a wand vibrator’s power levels are centered around. It’s the vibration frequency of the wand’s middle power level (the average of the two middle levels if there is an even number of settings).

When does it matter:

If you prefer vibrations in a particular part of the frequency spectrum. This is a fast way to see whether one wand’s vibration levels are generally more rumbly or buzzy than another wand’s vibration settings. Since most people prefer rumbly toys, a higher performance score implies a lower-frequency (more rumbly) wand. 

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Frequency on High Power:

59 Hz

(Extremely Rumbly)

Ave Power Per Frequency:

3.4

What is it:

A measure that rewards wand vibrators that remain rumbly (low-frequency) while packing good vibration strength. Calculated for a wand using the normalized power / normalized frequency at each power level and taking the median.

When does it matter:

If you want a wand with a good balance of power and rumbliness.

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