Ekrin B37S vs Theragun Elite

In this Ekrin B37S vs Theragun Elite review, we will compare Ekrin Athletics’ flagship massage gun with one of the most popular devices from market leader Therabody.

Both were created with demanding users in mind. So should you add the less-known, but highly-rated Ekrin B37S to your recovery routine, or is the Theragun Elite the better choice?

This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Theragun Elite

Theragun Elite Massage Gun

Stall Force

55 lbs

40 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 8 hours

Up to 2 hours

Adjustable Speed

2000 to 3200 ppm, 5 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Working Noise

Up to 55 dB

Up to 65 dB





Comparison: Ekrin B37S vs Theragun Elite


With an amplitude of 12 mm, the Ekrin B37S sits right in the sweet spot between a vibrational, surface-level type of massage experience and a percussive one. For the ultimate deep-tissue treatment, however, you will want to go with the Theragun Elite and its amplitude of 16 mm.

Winner: Theragun Elite

12 mm

16 mm


When it comes to raw power, it is Ekrin Athletics‘ device that has the upper hand. The brushless motor inside the B37S only reaches its limits at around 55 lbs, a value that is significantly higher than the already powerful Theragun Elite and most competitors on the market.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

55.0 lbs

40.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

Both the Ekrin B37S and the Theragun Elite allow you to choose between five different speed levels. Depending on your preferences, opt for the B37S with its higher maximum of 3,200 percussions per minute (ppm), or the Theragun Elite with its lower starting point of 1,750 ppm.

Winner: Draw

2000 to 3200 ppm, 5 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels


Therabody massage guns including the Theragun Elite can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth. This makes it easy to keep track of your previous treatment sessions and follow some of the recovery routines developed by professional athletes and health experts.

Winner: Theragun Elite



Ekrin B37S Video Review


With every treatment session not taking longer than a few minutes, both devices will last for several days on a single charge. Having said that, at up to 8 hours, the battery life of the Ekrin B37S is among the highest of all comparable handheld massagers currently on the market.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

Up to 8 hours

Up to 2 hours


Despite being the more powerful device of the two, the Ekrin B37S operates at a maximum of around 55 decibels (dB) on the highest speed setting as opposed to around 65 dB for the Theragun Elite. Either way, both are quiet enough to use in the locker room.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

Around 55 dB

Around 65 dB

Theragun Elite Video Review

Attachments & Accessoires

With six interchangeable head attachments compared to five, the Ekrin B37S offers slightly more possibilities for you to adjust the massage experience to your exact needs and the muscle group you are about to treat next:

  • Bullet: Pinpoint treatment including hands, feet, and knots
  • Cone: Silicone tip for targeted treatment near tender and bony areas
  • Flat: Great for overall use
  • Fork: Designed to treat the spine and neck
  • Round (Foam): Overall use on large muscle groups
  • Round (Silicone): Low impact for treating sensitive and sore areas

Unlike the Theragun Elite, the B37s ships with a travel case that allows you to keep your massage gun and all the included accessories safely stored in one place.

Winner: Ekrin B37S

6 massage heads, travel case

5 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Ekrin B37S vs Theragun Elite comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of the two devices. At 2.2 lbs each, they weigh exactly the same and also take up a almost similar amount of space in your bag.

Winner: Draw

2.2 lbs, 9.5 x 7.4 x 2.5 in

2.2 lbs, 9.5 x 2.9 x 6.7 in

Conclusion: Ekrin B37S vs Theragun Elite

The Ekrin B37S combines a powerful motor with an even more powerful battery. Add to that the wider range of ppm as well as the additional massage head and travel case, and you will see why we believe that even demanding users should opt for the B37S.

There is, however, at least one aspect that might persuade you to go with the Theragun Elite instead. If you are looking for a deep-tissue treatment and are willing to trade some stall force and battery life for it, then Therabody’s device is the better fit for you.

Theragun Elite

Theragun Elite Massage Gun

Find out how the B37S performs against Therabody’s flagship device in our comparison Ekrin B37S vs Theragun PRO (4th Gen).


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