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Bodywand Aqua 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:

6.3

18%

6.6

14%

7.0

15%

8.0

13%

4.4

11%

7.8

13%

2.0

8%

Build Quality

5.4

4%

8.5

1%

3%

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Performance Ratings

6.3
6.6
4.4
7.0
8.0
7.8
5.4
8.5
2.0

MAX VIBRATION POWER

POWER RANGE

RUMBLINESS

COMFORT & EASE OF USE

USE DURING SEX

NOISE

ATTACHMENT COMPATIBILITY

MOUNT COMPATIBILITY

BUILD QUALITY

Our Verdict

The Bodywand Aqua is a reasonably budget-friendly wand massager – but there are better wands at this price.

The Bodywand Aqua’s vibrations are weak for a wand, and they’re fairly buzzy. The overall quality is poor. Over time, this motor has developed a very noticeable rattling sound. And this wand runs on 3 AA batteries, which means you’ll spend more on the Aqua over the long run than you would on a comparable rechargeable wand.

Some of my favorite wands, the Magic Wand Mini and FemmeFunn Ultra Wand, are in the same price range but perform much better than the Bodywand Aqua. And I even prefer some cheaper rechargeable wands (jump here to compare).

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Pros

  • Good hands-free with mounts

Cons

  • Poor quality
  • Loud rattling sounds
  • Takes AA batteries
  • Weak

Table of Contents

Compare Wand Vibrators

The Bodywand Aqua’s vibrations are weaker and buzzier than other wands in its price range. And since it uses AA batteries, you’ll need to spend more over time. Most mid-budget wands (especially the Magic Wand Mini and FemmeFunn Ultra Wand) and cheaper wand vibrators (especially the Orion Your New Favorite Wand and VeDO Wini) have better vibrations and overall performance. 

See all our recommendations for the best mini wand vibrators, the best wand vibrators under $100, and the best cheap wand vibrators.


Build Quality


Build Quality Rating:

2.0

What is it:

Our perception of the wand vibrator’s durability and material quality; whether it feels cheap or sturdy and long-lasting. If we noticed any decline in a wand’s performance over our months of testing, it is accounted for in its Build Quality rating.

When does it matter:

When you want a wand vibrator to last for years. Many wand vibrator manufacturers provide a warranty (usually 1 to 2 years), but a higher quality wand vibrator is more likely to endure after your warranty is expired.

Scoring Factors:

Subjectively Scored

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The Bodywand Aqua has below-average build quality. The handle’s plastic feels somewhat cheap and you can really feel the vibrations in your hands.

The Aqua has also developed a rattling sound within our first 6 months of using it, and this rattling has gotten worse over time. Though the motor still vibrates, this makes us think its overall build is less durable than other wands. 

In addition, this wand takes AA batteries instead of being rechargeable or plug-in, which at this point is the industry standard for quality vibrators. We’ve also had the batteries get lodged in the handle, and they can be difficult to remove.


Vibrations: Power And Range


Max Power Rating

6.3

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:

6.6

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:

6.6

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 Bodywand Aqua Massager is one of my weaker wands. It’s only a good option for those who prefer soft stimulation. 

Its strength is similar to the middle power levels on many of my non-wand vibrators. The highest power is just enough for me to orgasm, but I prefer more strength.

Smaller vibrators with this power are often enough for me, since their vibrations are more focused. But the Bodywand Aqua’s wide head spreads the soft vibrations over a broad area – making it feel too weak and diffuse. 

Bodywand Aqua and Toys with Similar Strength
Smaller toys that are actually stronger than the Bodywand Aqua (left to right: We-Vibe Tango X, Lelo Mona 2, We-Vibe Nova 2)

I usually prefer sex toys that offer a gradual increase in intensity, so I like that the Bodywand Aqua provides 6 intensity levels. But with this wand, I just skip straight to the highest power before it does anything for me.

You can do better than the Bodywand Aqua at this price. Both the Blush Noje W4 and Maia Zoe are more powerful and less expensive. And two of my favorite wands with greater power, the FemmeFunn Ultra Wand and Magic Wand Mini, are about the same price as the Bodywand Aqua.

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Vibrations: Frequency (Rumbliness)


Rumbliness Rating:

4.4

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:

6.0

50%

2.7

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:

67 Hz

(Moderately Rumbly)

Median Frequency:

90 Hz

(Moderately Buzzy)

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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