Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Elite

In this Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Elite review, we will compare Hyperice’s new entry-level massage gun with one of Therabody’s most popular devices.

Does the recently released Hypervolt 2 steal the spotlight, or is last year’s Theragun Elite the better choice? This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Hypervolt 2

Hypervolt 2 Massage Gun

Theragun Elite

Stall Force

45 lbs

40 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 3 hours

Up to 2 hours

Adjustable Speed

1800 to 3000 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Working Noise

65 dB

65 dB

Attachments

5

5

Colors

Comparison: Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Elite

Amplitude

With an amplitude of 12 mm, the Hypervolt 2 is the right device for a more vibrational type of massage experience. If you are looking for a deep-tissue treatment, the Theragun Elite with a stroke length of 16 mm is the better choice.

Winner: Theragun Elite

12 mm

16 mm

Force

While the brushless motor inside the Hypervolt 2 withstands up to 45 lbs of pressure, the Theragun Elite stalls at around 40 lbs. That said, both devices should be powerful enough for everyone but the most demanding users.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

45.0 lbs

40.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

The Hypervolt 2’s upgraded motor can reach up to 3,000 percussions per minute (ppm), while the Theragun Elite maxes out at 2,400. But since the latter offers five different speed levels compared to three, we will call this round a draw.

Winner: Draw

1800 to 3000 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Connectivity

Similar to most Hyperice and Therabody massage guns, both devices in this comparison can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth. This lets you easily follow warm-up and recovery routines developed by health experts and professional athletes.

Winner: Draw

Yes

Yes

Hypervolt 2 Video Review

Battery

Although it is a slightly more powerful device, the Hypervolt 2 has a significantly better battery life at up to three hours compared to around two hours for the Theragun Elite. Considering that a massage session only takes a few minutes, both devices should still last several days.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

Up to 3 hours

Up to 2 hours

Noise

With a maximum noise level of about 65 decibels (dB) each, the Hypervolt 2 and the Theragun Elite are tied in this category. A bit louder than an electric toothbrush, this makes both devices suitable for usage at the gym or while watching TV at home.

Winner: Draw

Around 65 dB

Around 65 dB

Theragun Elite Video Review

Attachments & Accessoires

Five interchangeable head attachments ship with each of the devices and allow you to personalize the massage experience to your exact needs. But unlike the Hypervolt 2, the Theragun Elite also comes with a carrying case that helps you keep everything safe and in one place.

Winner: Theragun Elite

5 massage heads

5 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Elite comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of both devices. At 1.8 lbs, the Hypervolt 2 weighs less than its competitor and also takes up slightly less space in your gym bag.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

1.8 lbs, 7.5 x 2.5 x 9.5 in

2.2 lbs, 9.5 x 2.9 x 6.7 in

Conclusion: Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Elite

In the end, it comes down to the type of treatment you are expecting out of your new massage gun. As an athlete looking for a percussive massage experience, the Theragun Elite with its amplitude of 16 mm and almost similar stall force is still the better choice for you.

Others will probably want to opt for the recently released and cheaper Hypervolt 2. Now more powerful than its competitor, it also offers a significantly better battery life. Together with the lower weight, it makes for a great massager to take with you to the gym, office, or extended trips.

Hypervolt 2

Hypervolt 2 Massage Gun

Theragun Elite


Find out how the Hypervolt 2 performs against its similarly priced competitor in our comparison Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Prime or read our Theragun Elite vs Hypervolt 2 Pro review.

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