Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 Review

Editor rating

9.5/10 on June 1, 2016

Panasonic is one of the most reputed brands in the world of electric shavers. The company’s constant endeavor to lookout for innovative technologies for making the shaving process simpler for men is the reason why every single product of this brand is such a dynamic combination of efficiency and innovation. And the Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 is an electric shaver that clearly demonstrates Panasonic’s desire to provide every modern man with powerful electric shavers.

This amazing electric shaver comes with a number of features that are highly beneficial and are sure to completely transform your shaving experience if you are used to shaving with a manual razor. To help you know more about this powerful product and share my personal experience with it, I’ve created this Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 review.


Along with the Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 electric shaver, you’ll find-

  • Clean and Charge Station
  • Charging Cord
  • Trimmer Attachment


1. 30-Degree Precision Blades

This Panasonic electric shaver features a total of three ultra-thin, super-sharp Nanotech blades with a 30-degree angle to make sure that they are able to capture hair right from the surface of the skin to provide users with quick and precise shaving results. The blades are made from high-quality stainless steel which is hypoallergenic, making this shaver perfect for every man who has sensitive skin.

2. Pivoting Head and Curved Foil

Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 has micro foils softly curved to effortlessly follow the contours of your face. Moreover, its pivoting head is able to glide easily even over the hard-to-reach areas, like the cheekbone, neck and jaw line.

3. Powerful Motor

This shaver is powered by a 10,000 CPM motor to offer quick shaving results. Although many quality electric shavers have powerful motors that make a lot of noise, Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3’s motor is extremely quiet and you will not hear anything more than a small humming sound while using it.

4. Slide-Up Trimmer

By simply sliding your finger at the back of this shaver, you can slide out its precision trimmer if you want to trim your mustache and sideburns. The blade of this trimmer is ultra-sharp and is honed to 45 degree angle to deliver precise results.

5. 5-Settings Comb Attachment

It comes with a 5-settings comb attachment that can be clipped on/off easily. It can also be used for trimming in varying lengths, ranging from 7 mm to 1 mm.

6. Rubberized Grip

Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 has an ergonomic and lightweight design and features a rubberized grip to ensure that the shaver sits firmly in your hands, thus enabling you to use it effortlessly even when your hands are wet.

7. Wet/Dry Shaver

Forget the need to use shaving foam or gel as this shaver can be used for dry shaving when you are in a hurry. And if you do have time, go ahead and use your favorite shaving foam or gel to enjoy a royal shaving experience. Moreover, as the shaver is waterproof, you can use it in your shower and can easily clean it under water.

8. Rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery

The lithium-ion battery of this shaver can be fully charged in about an hour and once fully charged, it can be used for 50 minutes continuously. There are also LED lights on it to indicate the charging status of the battery.

9. Chest and Head Shaver

While the Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 is promoted as an electric shaver for face and neck, it is powerful enough to be used on head and chest as well. This eliminates the need to buy an additional shaver for other shaving needs.

Cleaning, Renew and Maintenance

If spending time in cleaning your shaver after every use bothers you then you can opt for this shaver, as Panasonic has completely eliminated this tedious process with its unique Automatic Cleaning and Charging Station. Once you are done with shaving, simply place the shaver in this station to clean, charge and dry it without any manual interference. The process is extremely quick and is finished in minutes. However, you will be required to keep it in this stand for a longer duration to charge the battery.

Warranty Details

Just like most other Panasonic electric shavers, ES-RT97-S Arc3 also comes with a standard 2-year warranty.

This product also has a 30-day money back guarantee. It means that if you are dissatisfied with any Panasonic Personal Care & Beauty Care Products for any reason, you can simply return it to the place of purchase in its original packaging with a valid proof of purchase and all accessories, parts and instructions within 30 days of the purchasing date for a full refund. You can also call Panasonic at 1-800-338-0552.

Electric shavers from Panasonic are undoubtedly one of the best shavers available in the market and it is the shavers like the ES-RT97-S Arc3 that make it such a preferred brand all over the world. If you are looking to transform your shaving experience, I am quite sure that this shaver will be a perfect pick for you.

If you are looking to buy this shaver and want to know more than the information already available in this Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 review, you can send your queries through the comments section below. Moreover, if you’ve been using this shaver and want to share your experience, feel free to use the comments section as we’d like to hear your experience.


1. Powerful 10,000 CPM motor.

2. 2 Nanotech blades.

3. Pivoting head.

4. Ideal for sensitive skin.

5. Built-in trimmer.

6. Additional trimmer attachment.

7. Wet/dry versatility.

8. Ergonomic design.

9. 100% waterproof.

10. Rechargeable lithium-ion battery.

11. Battery indicator.

12. Can be used for shaving head and chest.


1. Advanced models are available.

2. Lot of users suggest that the shaving offered by this shaver is not very close.


If you are planning to switch to an electric shaver from a manual razor or want to upgrade your existing electric shaver, the Panasonic ES-RT97-S Arc3 can be a great choice. I’ve been using it for about a year now and have never faced a single problem with the shaver. While Panasonic has launched advanced version of this shaver, I don’t really think that I’ll ever need any other electric shaver in future. It has many useful features that are sure to appeal to the modern man and its reasonable price tag, makes it an excellent value for money product.

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