Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100 BG2040/49 Review

Philips Norelco has lots of hair removal products and the Bodygroom 7100 is an all in one product to remove all type of hairs from men’s body. If you want a clean-cut appearance and you have skin problems, the Philips Norelco series 7100 BG2040/49 may take a concentration.

This is all-in-one grooming product and you can both shave and trim by this groomer quickly and easily. It is capable of trimming and shaving everywhere in your body like- chest back side of shoulders (dry or wet).


  • When you will use the shaver for the first time, charge it for 24 hours before use.
  • You can shave or trim by one product
  • The 3D pivoting head allows the shaver to follow closely every contour of your body with shaving comfort.
  • The trimmer will give you high performance and the combs will prevent your skin from scratching.
  • It is made with exclusive design and gives you ultimate body comfort. The groomer is able to cut any sensitive area of your body like- neck area, under-arms, legs, groin areas; it can trim and shaves your chest.
  • You can use it wet or dry.
  • For a full charge, it will take 1 hour only
  • The blades are self-sharpening which is the best gift of Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100
  • 2 years warranty
  • The manufacturer will give you 45 days money-back guarantee

What’s in the Package?

  • Philips Norelco bodygroom 7100 itself
  • A store and charge stand
  • A small cleaning brush
  • The charging adapter
  • User Manual

Features and Specifications

Made with Dual-End Design

The Philips Norelco series 7100 body-groomer 2040/49 comes with all-in-all grooming solution.

It features a dual design which gives you a skin-friendly shave.

The 3D pivoting head is able to follow very closely to every contour of your body; you won’t need to go over the same area twice.

At the bottom of the shaver, there is a trimmer which will give you a high performance of trimming.

The blades of the trimmer are rounded and the combs are for scratches preventing.

You can select five length settings from the trimmer- 1/8 to 11/25 inch.

Built with Shaving Comfort

The Philips Norelco made the series 7100 BG2040/49 with ergonomic design.

The side panels of the shaver have been designed with soft rubber and bottom gives a secure, comfortable grip in both wet and dry situations.

The shaving head of groomer series 7100 is made with hypoallergenic materials.

And you don’t need maintenance and lubrication because the blades are self-sharpening, thanks to Philips for the feature.

It is ready to help you anywhere. The Body-groomer series 7100 will work like new if you change the replacement foil BG2000 every 6-12 months.

Ease of Use

The body-groomer is for cordless use and the rechargeable power system makes the effort of shaving very easy.

By 1 hour charge, you can use 50minutes (cordless).

There is a LED indicator which will show you the power status (full/low/charging).

So you can know always when your groomer is ready to run.

Battery Life of Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100

There are 2CR Li-ion batteries included with it.

The charging time is 1 hour and the running time is 50 minutes.

There is a LED indicator on the groomer. When the battery power becomes low the indicator will send you a notification and the light becomes orange.

That means the groomer have only 10 minute operating time.

I am not satisfied with the battery life of this groomer because if you compare this trimmer with Norelco 8894XL, the Norelco 8894XL gives you 100 shaving minutes by 1 hour fully charged but this trimmer is older than Philips Norelco 2040.

When I trim/shave by 7100 with a full charge, before 25 minutes of use it starts losing power.

Shaving Performance

The body-groom series 7100 is mixed with good and bad performance.

#I want to start with good parts

The groomer feels enough able for anything you throw at it.

You can use it for shaving, trimming in different lengths.

The shaving head shape of the groomer is rounded; the blades are self-sharpening which make nicks and pinches so impossible.

The foil also works well maximum time but some hairs need extra passes.

The best feature of Philips Norelco series 7100 is, it is built with a trimmer and the trimmer is with adjustable comb.

In which area you don’t want to shave like chest, belly you can trim.

The trimmer comb has 5 length settings-3mm-11mm, which making it multipurpose.

You can also remove the comb from the trimmer fully but I am not agreed to do so because the manufacturer did not recommend like that.

Without a comb, you will feel a pinch.

#Some Cautions

My only regard about this product is, the pivoting head is needless with the body groomer because that’s harmful to the performance and comfort.

I will further clarify this problem.

When you will use the foil and cutters, the shaving head will vortex.

If You start dragging which area you need to shave, that means the corner relative to the skin will change which needs constant readjusting.

If you don’t do this the cutter will be approximately straight to the skin, in this situation that will perhaps cause some pulling on the hairs and it will experience like you are dragging the shaver over the skin.

Then, the head will become curly to skip and hop, leaving hairs back and reason some discomfort or some hurtful pinching.

All these facts will make a pretty exhausting experience, as you always have to pay care to the situation of the shaving head.

I got habituated it, but I cannot co-operate thought that this could have been a non-issue except the pivoting system.

I noticed that it takes too much time for a shave and the culprit is pivoting head.

When I shave my sensitive area I have to tolerate some pain like- underarms, groin area.

So you have to be more careful when you will shave these areas.

All are these fault you can easily avoid by using a fixed shaving head.

Built Quality of Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100

When you will hold the shaver for the 1st time, you can realize that it has a suitable amount of weight and feel the strongly made quality.

Elements also look and realize very well, it is made of silver plastic.

The rubber insert on the sides of the bodygroom, the design of the curve feel ergonomic product which makes it easy to maneuver.

There is a trimmer on the bottom and the trimmer is with an adjustable comb which makes it one of the best designer shavers in my opinion.

I don’t like the fragile, click-on combs which break easily and come off during the shave like other Norelco trimmers.

I was impressed when is saw the charging stand, it doesn’t feel feeble.

The 2 charging plates are elasticity loaded, ensuring junction with the 2 metal studs from the shaver side.

The rubbers feel nice to hold and they give a large grip when placed on a slippery floor.

In the downsides, the foils and cutters gathering is exhaustingly hard to remove and to put back on.

It needs a bit of force for getting it out.

You have to concern that not to disfigure the cutters when pulling it out if you grip it so strongly.

Snapping it backward in place also calls for serious pressure as well as the pivoting head made it worse.

Way to Clean and Maintain

The manufacturer strongly recommended that after every use you should clean it.

Since the Body-groom 7100 BG2040 is fully waterproof, so it is very easy to clean being waterproof.

1st apart all the parts and hold them under the tap, you can also use a drop of liquid soap for a hygienic clean.

You will get a cleaning brush with this package; this brush is useful when you will clean the hair from the internal section.

The trimming unit is situated on the bottom of the trimmer, for cleaning the trimmer you have to separate the comb then push the trimmer’s middle part to open.

After that, you can remove the hair from the internal by using the cleaning brush, after cleaning rinse it.

After rinse let all the parts fully air dry, then adjoin all the groomer’s parts.

For quick dry doesn’t use cloth type something, for that it can be easily damaged.

Replacement Parts

The manufacturer recommends that after 6-12 months you have to change the shaving foil head.

I think changing head depends on using, how often you use it, and you need to replace it sooner than the recommended time period or later.

The replacement head of body-groom 7100 is BG2000 which you will find at a reasonable price range.

Buy replacement head on Amazon

Who Should Purchase It???

A Body-groom and an electric shaver won’t give you the same performance, but they look almost the same.

By a general shaver, it will be risky to do shave on the belly, the back side of the shoulder and groin area.

But the groomer is made for these types of areas.

But the Norelco Body-groom 7100 is a prime example of a groomer and in this price range, you should not expect high-class performance.

If you want a high-performance shaver I think you should better to see the rotary premium shavers like Philips Norelco 9000.

But for body grooming, the Philips Norelco 7100 would be the best option.


  • Within a shot time it becomes fully charged.
  • Good battery life
  • It will provide you a close shave as possible
  • Cleaning is very easy
  • You can use both wet and dry
  • It is able to shave or trim any area of your body.
  • There is no specific reason that you could not use it for your facial hair


  • I feel little irritation when I shave my pits down to the skin- (the same thing occurs when I use a razor)
  • The foil shaver sometimes pull my hair out from the root
  • The adjustment of clippers feel baseless
  • There is no taper adjustment with it.
  • For short trim, it is not good enough


Considering the functions of Body-groom 7100, its performance, price, consumer ratings the Philips Norelco Bodygroom 7100 BG2040 seems that it is one of the best body groomers in the market.

The groomer design is really so attractive and it will save your time and money.

The Philips Norelco will give you a super chance that after buying you will get 45 days risk-free money back guarantee with 2 years warranty, so after trial, if you don’t like it you can return it.

Some users said that it is able to shave their beard and head hairs.

Bodygroom 1100 VS 3100 VS 7100

Here I will give some information about body-groom 7100, 1100 and 3100 which will help you to choose.

7100 is made with brilliant design and gives you various trimming lengths by one attachment comb where the others have to add on.

The 3100 comes with 3 attachment combs for different trimming hair length and the Bodygroom 1100 comes with only one.

Trimmer lengths are a really important buying point for how much close shave you want.

The groom 1100 will give you- 0.5mm (1/32’’) to 3mm (7/64’’)

Groom 3100(0) – 7mm (9/32’’)

 Finally, the groom 7100- from smooth to 11mm (7/16’’)

Now the next big point, which really matters to buy- this is the charging time.

The BG 1100 is powered by 2AA batteries, the 3100 will take 8 hours for a full charge and provides 50 minute work time and the 7100 will give you 50min run time by 1-hour charge.

Alternative Products:

Philips Norelco Body-groom 5100 BG2038/41

This body-groom comes with 3 additional combs, it is cheaper and features a basic, and the shaving head is fixed and gives you simple great work.

You will get an extra-long-back attachment with Body-groom 5100. You won’t have a problem to shave your backside.

Philips Norelco Body-groom 3100 BG2034

The Body-groom 3100 is also a skin-friendly alternative groomer. It is almost similar to the series 5100.

This groomer also comes with an extra-long-back attachment. But the charging time is so long- 8 hours.

In my opinion, I think this groomer would be best for you for money saving and the performance is pleasurable.

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