In this article, we will compare the two stars of the market of high-end wireless massage guns from the brands Hypervolt vs theragun. So that you can get a better idea of their characteristics and finally know which one is really made for you.
The massage for muscle recovery is common and efficiencies are more to prove. Whether for professional athletes like runners, cyclists, and basketball players. But for the rest of us, they are still a luxury. The good news is that there are now tools you can buy to imitate a massage – and they’re easy to use.
Hypervolt and Theragun
The Hypervolt and the Theragun are two of the most prestigious and best-selling recovery tools on the market today. The Hypervolt, released in the few last years, has already passed into the hands of our testers. Who also obtained the opinions of pro athletes on the hypervolt. However, when Theragun launched the third version of its powerful percussion therapy tool, we had to confront the two again.
The Hypervolt and G3PRO devices are both massage tools using percussion/vibration treatment. To help you in the muscle recovery phase or on the contrary in the recovery phase by getting rid of muscle stiffness. Usable on each of your main muscle groups (hamstrings, calves, back, arms) for about 15 seconds in warm-up, or up to 2 minutes on these same groups after training.
Similar in many ways, they are cordless and easy to use and get started, each with an on/off button and can be recharged via their removable reusable batteries. Both have an LED indicator light to let you know what percentage of the battery is left. There are two-speed levels on the Theragun and three on the Hypervolt.
To determine if the Hypervolt or the Theragun G3PRO is right for you, we have subjected them to four tests, the details of which are given below.
COMPARISON HYPERVOLT vs THERAGUN 1: DESIGN
These products have noble materials providing a flawless finish and feel on both devices, which is logical given their prices placing them as the most expensive in their category.
The Theragun nevertheless seems more natural in hand. The on/off button is intuitively placed and the ergonomics of the handle are very well thought out. The three different angles of the arm also offer an additional reach to that of the hypervolt, which facilitates the striking of the muscles of the upper back for example.
The handle of the Hypervolt seems less intuitive. It incorporates the battery, which makes it wider than that of its competitor, which impacts general comfort. As for the ignition, that of the Hypervolt comprises two stages: activate the on / off switch located at the base of the handle, then press the circular power button located at the place where the grids are located ‘Aeration’. This is less natural and you have to use both hands, which is more restrictive. However, the Hypervolt has display lights, which is more convenient to know immediately that it is on and at what level.
The Theragun is delivered directly in its black transport case. But the Hypervolt where it is optional (although the hypervolt & case pack remains cheaper). However, both the Theragun and the Hypervolt are small and light enough to be thrown into your sports bag – without a carrying case – and avoid this. Just make sure you find a way to keep all of the interchangeable heads together, or you risk losing one.
COMPARISON HYPERVOLT vs THERAGUN 2: NOISE
The new G3PRO is advertised as 50% quieter than its predecessor, the G2PRO, which was known to be very noisy. Although the G3PRO is actually quieter compared to previous versions, noise is still too much present during use. As far as the Hypervolt is concerned, starting up its motor can remind you of a buzzing razor, and does not particularly disturb the working environment. The sound of the Theragun reminds him of a hair clipper. Even at the highest setting, the hypervolt remains quieter than the G3PRO.
COMPARISON HYPERVOLT vs THERAGUN 3: BATTERY, USAGE TIME & CHARGING
The full load times are quite long in both cases.
The Theragun is delivered with two batteries, each offering 1h and 15min of autonomy. There is a battery charging base + a power cord connectes to the wall outlet. Carrying it all with either may seem like a lot. Similar to an electric drill, The battery placed in storage inside the larger handle. The advantage here is when one battery dies; you can exchange it for the other.
With the Hypervolt, you only need to connect a power cable from the wall outlet to its location directly under the handle. There is only one battery, but its autonomy is more than honorable with more than 3 hours available.
After using both devices on high power for more than 45 minutes, the Theragun was hot (everywhere except the handle). The Hypervolt did not lose its battery during this time. But the Theragun slowly dropped from 25 minutes and fell to just over half its capacity after 45 minutes. While the probabilities of using it for 45 minutes straight are slim. To find that the Theragun’s battery drops so much faster than that of the hypervolt is disconcerting.
COMPARISON HYPERVOLT vs THERAGUN 4: OPINION ON MASSAGE SENSATIONS
Hypervolt vs theragun heads:
Larger muscles such as the glutes, hamstrings, and quadric can absorb the higher intensity levels of Hypervolt and Theragun G3PRO. While smaller muscles, such as the calves, require level 1 d ‘use. Of course, the feeling varies, the vibrations perceived differently depending on each person’s brain receptors. There are two power levels (1740 percussions per minute and 2400 percussions per minute) on the Theragun and three on the Hypervolt (up to 3200 percussions per minute). Most testers stayed on the first level of Theragun, while it was easier to move to levels two or three of the Hypervolt. This is surely due to the fact that the G3PRO reaches the muscle more deeply, up to 16mm in amplitude,
Level 3 was thus far too powerful for some of our testers. Those with the least muscle mass in particular, while others were not embarrassed.
Equality: Tight decision because of the perception which differs according to each one. The Theragun can seem more “powerful” but that can cause discomfort in some.