Theragun vs Hypervolt Massage Gun Comparison – 2024

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Last Updated: August 28, 2023

Therabody’s Theraguns and Hyperice’s Hypervolt Massage Guns are some of the most popular on the market. When it comes to recovery tools, both brands offer all kinds of equipment, as well as an assortment of massage guns that range from high-end to travel-friendly. In this comparison review of Theragun vs. Hypervolt Massage Guns, I’ll go through what you can expect from each brand so you can decide which brand and massage gun is best for you.

Theragun vs Hypervolt Massage Gun Comparison 2024

The Theragun Massage Guns and the Hypervolt Massage Guns have different designs.

Why You Should Trust Our Comparison Review

When we compare products, we spend time using them to see how they compare and stack up. That way we can accurately inform you of which one we recommend and why. It is our goal to help you make informed buying decisions so we spend time testing all kinds of fitness equipment and recovery tools. We’ve tested countless massage guns from different brands and in different prices and sizes, so we know what to look for in a quality massage gun, too.


Pros & Cons of the Theragun:

Theragun Pros
  • They have massage guns for professional use, personal use, as well as travel-friendly.
  • They have high amplitudes and stall forces to be powerful.
  • All of the models come with multiple high-quality attachments.
  • They all come with cases.
Theragun Cons
  • They’re louder than other massage guns on the market.
  • They’re higher in price than others.
Theragun Pro Massage Gun Review

Pros & Cons of Sole Hypervolt

Hypervolt Pros
  • The lineup includes higher-end models as well as a travel massage gun.
  • They are all fairly quiet to use.
  • The higher-end models come with a variety of attachments.
  • The chargers come with different attachments for traveling.
Hypervolt Cons
  • They don’t come with cases to transport or keep all of the items together.
  • They don’t have a model that is suited for professional use.
 Hypervolt Massage Gun Review

Theragun Gun Pro Specs:Hypervolt 2 Pro Specs:
  • Size: 8.9” x 7.1” x 8.3”
  • Weight: 2.76 lbs
  • Motor: EQ-150 Commercial-Grade Brushless
  • Amplitude: 16 mm
  • Stall Force: 60 lbs
  • Percussive Speeds: 1750-2400 PPMs (1750, 1900, 2100, and 2400)
  • USB-C Charging Cable & Adapter
  • 1 Lithium-ion Battery (150 minutes of use)
  • 6 Included Attachments
  • Included Carrying Case
  • Connects To Therabody App
  • 4-Way Adjustable Arm
  • Visual Guide On OLED Screen
  • Built-in Routines
  • Warranty: 2 years for the device and 90-day for the battery and attachments
  • Size: 8” x 2.5” x 10.4”
  • Weight: 2.6 lbs
  • Motor: Brushless High-Torque 90W
  • Amplitude: Not Listed (Estimated around 14 mm)
  • Stall Force: Not Listed (Estimated around 30-40 lbs)
  • 5 Percussive Speeds: 1700 – 2700 {PPMs (1700, 1900, 2100, 2400, and 2700)
  • Rechargeable Battery with adjustable wall plug included (3 hours of use)
  • 5 Included Attachments
  • Connects To Hyperice App
  • Patented Pressure Sensor Technology
  • TSA Approved
  • Warranty: 1-Year

Recommendation:

Theragun and Hypervolt Massage Guns are some of the best on the market. While our top recommendation is Theragun Massage Guns, both brands have a nice lineup with quality construction and features. Theragun includes the option to purchase a professional quality massage gun with the Theragun Pro, midrange models with the Elite and Prime, and a travel massage gun with the Mini. They all have high stall forces and amplitudes that make them powerful and effective. They are higher in price than other massage guns, but worth the splurge in our opinion.

Hyperice also has a quality lineup with the high-end Hypervolt 2 Pro, mid-range Hypervolt 2, and travel-sized Hypervolt Go 2. These massage guns are lower in price and quieter than Theraguns. They don’t include cases, however, and they aren’t quite as powerful. For home use for most though, they do a great job at relieving tension, too.


In-depth Review of Theragun vs Hypervolt Massage Gun


Construction

For overall construction, both brands make quality massage guns that are effective at providing percussive therapy. All of the models from each brand are great for using on muscles all over the body and for warming up and cooling down, as well as recovery after workouts. The percussive therapy offers different modes depending on your level of tension and sensitivity. Most of the massage guns come with different attachments, too.

Theragun vs Hypervolt Motor

Hypervolt Go 2 Massage Gun Using Flat Head Attachment On Quad

All of the massage guns, including the Hypervolt Go 2 have brushless motors.

A factor that contributes to how powerful the motor is in a massage gun is the stall force. The stall force is the amount of pressure or weight that can be applied behind a massage gun on the body before the motor stalls out.

Theragun has high stall forces on their massage guns. The premium Theragun Pro comes with a 60 lb stall force. The Theragun Elite has a 40 lb stall force, and the Prime has a 30 lb stall force. The smallest massage gun, which is the Theragun Mini has a 20 lb stall force. The 60 lb stall force on the Pro is almost unnecessary, meaning that you’ll never need to apply that much force to a massage gun. It does help to indicate a well-built massage gun, though.

Hyperice unfortunately isn’t as transparent about the stall forces on their massage guns so it’s impossible to know what they are for sure. The high-end Hypervolt 2 Pro is estimated at around 30-40 lbs, while the Hypervolt 2 and Hypevolt Go 2 are estimated to be less than this. While we are able to stall these motors out more easily than we can the Theragun Pro, it still requires a good amount of effort to do so. I should also mention that I wouldn’t actively try to stall out any massage gun’s motor because it could damage it over time. We just do it for testing purposes.

Theragun vs Hypervolt Amplitude

Another important spec to consider is the amplitude of a massage gun. This is the length the attachment travels in and out when applying it to your muscles. It is the depth it can dig into your muscles to provide that percussive therapy. Being one of the beastliest massage guns out there, the Theragun Pro has the highest amplitude seen on massage guns at 16 mm. The Elite and Prime also have 16 mm amplitudes and the Mini has a great 12 mm amplitude. For all of these massage guns, this is a great amount of “punch”.

Theragun Mini Massaging Bicep

The Theragun Mini is an effective, portable massage gun.

The amplitude is another spec that is missing from Hyperice. Although Hypervolt Massage Guns don’t provide the same amount of depth and level of percussive therapy as the midrange and higher-end models from Theragun, they still dig into the muscle a good amount. The travel-friendly Go 2 feels similar to the Mini when used side by side, and the 2 Pro and 2 are estimated to be around 14mm.

Theragun vs Hypervolt Handle

The handles are also where these massage guns differ. Theragun has created patented triangular handles that feature multiple areas to grip. Even the Theragun Mini is triangular-shaped. I will say, when it comes to handles, this is a very effective design.

Holding the Theragun Pro By Handle

The Theragun Pro also takes functionality to another level with the 4-way adjustable arm, which is a nice touch.

I, however, find that I don’t use the arm that much, so the Prime and Elite work just fine having a fixed arm position. The triangular handles on each of them serve to be versatile enough for me to reach all areas of my body.

Theragun vs Hypervolt Percussion Settings

Massage guns deliver massage therapy by providing percussions per minute. This is the rate at which the attachment on the massage gun moves in and out to deliver percussive therapy. Both Hypervolt and Theragun Massage Guns provide similar percussions per minute (PPMs).

Theragun Massage Guns offer a little bit slower PPMs than other massage guns. They range from 1750 to 2400 PPMs. The Theragun Prime, Elite, and Pro have 5 settings that are customizable, and the Theragun Mini has 3 preset settings.

Hypervolt Massage Guns range from model to model. The Hypervolt 2 Pro has 5 preset settings ranging from 1700 to 2700 PPMs, while the other models have 3 preset settings. The Hypervolt 2 offers 2000 to 2700 PPMs, and the Go 2 offers 2200 to 3200 PPMs. I think since the Go 2 is the least powerful, this massage gun makes up for it by providing a higher rate of percussion per minute that packs a good amount of pressure.

For percussion settings, each massage gun offers a low enough range to work for most sensitive areas and a high enough range for deeper tension.

Theragun vs Hypervolt Attachments

I like that both brands include multiple attachments with their massage guns. I think attachments come down to personal preference. Some of our reviewers like certain attachments, while some prefer others. I think as far as variety and quality, I prefer Theragun’s attachments overall.

Theragun Attachments

The Theragun Pro comes with 6 different attachments.

The supersoft is specifically nice for very sensitive areas of the body and I think the dampener is my favorite when it comes to an attachment I like to use on main muscle groups. The Elite and Prime come with 5 attachments and the Mini comes with 3.

Hypervolt also includes a large variety with the same 5 attachments. The cushion attachment is my favorite because it offers a little bit of give. The flat attachment is pretty firm, and whenever a massage gun has a fork attachment, I find I use it the least, if at all. Most of the attachments are pretty firm and made from hard plastic, while Theragun’s attachments have a little bit more cushion overall.

Hypervolt Go 2 Massage Gun Attachments

The Hypervolt Go 2 only comes with 2 attachments.

Functionality & Performance

Overall, Therabody’s Theragun Massage Guns and Hyperice’s Hypervolt Massage Guns include a variety of models depending on budget, use, and preference. They both have massage guns that range from high-end to travel-size.

As far as how they compare to use, Theragun’s lineup is a bit more powerful and functional with their triangular handles. The amplitudes are very effective. That said, they are louder to use than Hypervolt’s Massage Guns. All of Hypervolt’s models are pretty quiet and therefore less disruptive to use in shared spaces.

The midrange and high-end models from each brand connect to apps for guided use. Theraguns use the Therabody App, while Hypervolts connect to the Hyperice App. Essentially, both apps do the same thing, which is to help show you how and where to use the massage gun. They do this in a little bit different ways though. The Therabody App shows you what areas of the body to use the massage gun on with a diagram, while the Hyperice App features videos of people using the massage gun to follow along with. They’re both functional and helpful. I really like that Theragun Massage Guns offer customizable percussive settings with the app though, so you can really make each massage gun work best for you.

The Theragun Pro is also meant for personal and professional use, while all of the Hypervolt Massage Guns are made for personal use. I wish Hypervolts came with carrying cases to transport them more easily, especially the small Hypervolt Go 2, but it is nice that there are multiple adapters depending on where you’re using the massage guns. Each Theragun Massage Gun comes with a case.

Theraguns are a bit higher in price overall than Hypervolts, but they’re worth the splurge, I think.

Theragun vs Hypervolt Warranty

Therabody includes a 2-year warranty for the Theragun Pro, while Hyperice includes a 1-year warranty with the Hypervolt 2 Pro.


Recommendation: Theragun vs Hypdervolt

Therabody’s Theragun and Hyperice’s Hypervolt are some of the most popular massage guns out there. Each brand offers different models depending on your needs and goals. In terms of overall power, quality, and features we prefer Theragun Massage Guns. They are a little higher in price, but their powerful amplitudes and stall forces pair well with the variety of nice-quality attachments and percussion settings. They also all come with carrying cases to make transporting them more convenient. We like Hypervolt Massage Guns because they’re quieter and more affordable. So, even though our overall preference is Theragun, you can’t go wrong with a massage gun from either brand.

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