Hypervolt 2 Pro Vs Theragun PRO Comparison
The Theragun PRO and Hypervolt 2 Pro are two excellent flagship products from Therabody and Hyperice. But if you’re in the market for a new massage gun, deciding between two quality products can be a challenge.
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Theragun PRO vs Hypervolt 2 Pro
|Theragun PRO||Hypervolt 2 Pro|
|Speed Range||1750-2400 PPMs||1700-2700 PPMs|
Rotating Massage Arm
|Straight Handle Design|
|Device Controls||OLED Screen|
Bluetooth App Control
|Digital LED Dial|
Bluetooth App Control
|Size||10.0 in (25.5 cm) x|
7.1 in (18 cm) x
3.0 in (7.6 cm)
|10.4 in (26.42 cm) x|
8 in (20.32 cm) x
2.5in (6.35 cm)
|Weight||2.8 lbs||2.6 lbs|
|Warranty||2-Year Limited Warranty||1-Year Warranty|
*Prices as of 11/29/2021
Which Is More Powerful:
A few different factors come into play to assess how powerful a massage gun is: the motor, the maximum stall force, the amplitude, and the speed of each percussion.
We will break down their specifications and discuss the importance of each factor to the product’s overall performance.
- Theragun PRO Motor: QX150 Professional-grade motor with QuietForce Technology
- Hypervolt 2 Pro Motor: Brushless high-torque 90W motor
The Theragun PRO’s impressive 60lb max stall force is the highest in their lineup. And it supplies a fantastic amount of pressure that penetrates deep into your muscle tissue.
The Hypervolt 2 Pro doesn’t supply an official maximum stall force in their product line. Independent measures are also inconsistent, ranging from 35lbs all the way to matching the Theragun’s 60lbs of stall force.
However, because the Theragun has a higher treatment amplitude, the max stall force is likely lower than the Theragun, subjectively, it feels higher. But it could also be due to limitations in the travel distance of the massage head’s design as well. We’ve reached out to their technical team for an official metric. We’ll update this section if they can supply it for us.
Amplitude for a massage gun is an essential factor in measuring the power supplied during treatment. Amplitude is how deep the massage head can penetrate into muscle and tissue with each pulse.
- Theragun PRO Treatment Amplitude: 16mm
- Hypervolt 2 Pro Treatment Amplitude: 14mm
The Theragun PRO’s additional 2mm of treatment amplitude gives it a distinct advantage in its ability to supply a deeper massage. This is what makes a massage gun “feel” more powerful in practice.
Although the Theragun tops out the comparison for amplitude, 14mm with the Hypervolt is still enough to get the job done – and still 2mm higher than most massage guns on the market with only a 12mm amplitude.
Speed Range and Settings
The measurement for a massage gun’s speed is Percussions Per Minute (PPM.) This is how many times the massage head impacts your muscles every minute. Both the Teragun and Hypervolt have different speed settings that vary the device’s PPMs during your massage.
- Theragun PRO Speed Range: 1750-2400 PPMs
- Hypervolt 2 Pro Speed Range: 1700-2700 PPMs
While both devices have five different speed settings that you can take advantage of, the Hypervolt 2 has a broader range on both the low end as well as the high end.
Speed is an important factor because it changes the frequency of vibration during your massage. The benefits of vibration therapy are becoming more established, but the research indicates that it may be frequency-specific. The Hypervolt 2 Pro’s ability to range from 28Hz all the way to 45 Hz gives it a distinct advantage in leveraging a more comprehensive range of frequencies, maximizing the benefits it could provide.
The first few generations of the Theragun PRO were notoriously loud. However, their addition of Quietforce technology in their 4th generation lineup delivers a substantially quieter device.
- Theragun PRO Decibel Range: 40-70dB
- Hypervolt 2 Pro Decibel Range: 60-70dB
Measuring the decibel range of a device can come with all sorts of variance: the distance from the device, the insulation of the room, the operating speed, etc. – making the results of these tests inconsistent.
Both devices are relatively on the same scale for noise. If you’re looking for a quieter device that may not quite have the power as the Theragun PRO, take a look at our comparison guide for the Theragun lineup – specifically, the Theragun Elite ranking in as their quietest device for their 4th generation product line.
The Theragun PRO leads the comparison chart for total battery life with an impressive 300-minute runtime.
However, it’s important to note that the Theragun’s battery time is “combined battery life,” so it could be seen as an unfair comparison. The PRO comes with two removable batteries. Therefore, the 300-minute number is actually a combination of exhausting both batteries in total.
In practice, the Hypervolt 2 Pro also has a removable battery design. So you could purchase an additional battery and have a combined total of 360-minutes.
But, since the Theragun PRO comes with two Lithium-ion batteries right in the package when you buy it, it still tops the list for battery life.
Ergonomics may have a degree of personal preference. But the versatility of the Theragun PRO’s triangular design and rotating massage arm makes it stand out against the competition.
The Theragun’s unique design makes getting to those hard-to-reach places far more accessible.
However, the straight handle design of the Hypervolt is still quite comfortable – and can even be preferable to some. And, if you’re a trainer or therapist who will be using the massage gun on someone else, accessibility for self-massage becomes more of a non-factor.
The Theragun PRO comes with six attachments heads:
- Standard Ball
The Hypervolt 2 PRO comes with five attachment heads:
The attachment heads that come stock with both massage guns are definitely a full enough range to get the job done. You might assume that the larger amount of included attachment heads would put the Theragun PRO in the lead for this section.
However, the major downside to the Theragun product line is the lack of compatibility with aftermarket attachment heads. It is much easier to find third-party attachments with unique and niche designs compatible with the Hypervolt lineup.
So if you’re planning on using attachment heads outside of the ones that come in the box with either massage gun, the Hypervolt may give you more options.
Device Controls and Usage Features
The Theragun PRO uses an OLED screen with button controls to adjust the speed settings and presets manually on the device.
The Hypervolt 2 Pro has a unique spinnable LED dial to adjust the settings on the device.
Both, however, have the ability to connect to your mobile device via Bluetooth to control customizable massage sessions.
Size and Weight
Theragun PRO Size and Weight:
- 10.0 in x 7.1 in x 3.0 in
- 2.8 lbs
Hypervolt 2 Pro Size and Weight:
- 10.4 in x 8 in x 2.5 in
- 2.6 lbs
Both the Theragun and Hypervolt are comparable in dimensions and weight. The most significant difference between the two is the design. The Theragun PRO has a triangular design that takes up more volume in total. In contrast, the Hypervolt (while both slightly taller and longer) has a vertical design leaving more empty space beyond the handle.
The dimensions of the product you select come down to personal preference – in both how you intend to use it as well as where you will store it.
- Theragun PRO Warranty: 2- Year Limited Warranty
- Hypervolt 2 Pro Warranty: 1-Year Warranty
No one likes getting a defective unit, but sometimes it happens. Although you’re likely to know if there is a manufacturer defect within one year, the additional year provided by Therabody for the Theragun PRO gives you more peace of mind with your purchase.
Massage guns aren’t a cheap investment. Additionally, they are percussion devices – meaning wear on the components is inevitable. Having that extended timeframe to have support for hardware issues in your device is well worth the protection to your investment.
Final Thoughts Between Theragun PRO and Hypervolt 2 Pro:
The Theragun PRO has our top pick for a massage gun that has everything you need for the additional cost. Powerful max stall force, deeper amplitude, additional battery life, and fantastic ergonimics that enhance self-use.
But for a more affordable price, you still can’t go wrong with the Hypervolt 2 Pro. They are both quality products with slightly different target markets.
At the end of the day, it comes down to personal preference and budget. We hope that the direct comparison chart helps you visualize the most important features for you, so you can add the massage gun to your gym bag that checks all the boxes for the right tool for the job.
We’ll leave an Amazon grid down below, including both the Theragun Pro and the Hypervolt 2 Pro, right along with a few other contenders at lower price points in their lineups.