Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Prime

In this Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Prime review, we will compare the two entry-level massage guns from market leaders Hyperice and Therabody with each other.

Should you go with the recently released Hypervolt 2 or is the similarly priced Theragun Prime still a good choice? This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Hypervolt 2

Hypervolt 2 Massage Gun

Theragun Prime

Stall Force

45 lbs

30 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

4

Comparison: Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Prime

Amplitude

Although the amplitude of the Hypervolt 2 has increased from 10 to 12 mm, it is no match for the Theragun Prime with a stroke length of 16 mm. If you are looking for a deep-tissue massage experience rather than a vibrational one, the Theragun is still the better choice.

Winner: Theragun Prime

12 mm

16 mm

Force

However, when it comes to the stall force, it is the Hypervolt 2 that comfortably comes out on top. The updated brushless motor can now deal with up to 45 lbs of pressure, while the Theragun Prime reaches its limit at around 30 lbs.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

45.0 lbs

30.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

With a maximum of 3,000, the Hypervolt 2 is able to deliver more percussions per minute (ppm). The Theragun Prime on the other hand offers more speed levels and therefore better personalization, which is why we call this round a draw.

Winner: Draw

1800 to 3000 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Connectivity

Like most Hyperice and Therabody massage guns, the Hypervolt 2 and the Theragun Prime are able to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Using the respective apps allows you to follow warm-up and recovery routines developed by health experts and professional athletes.

Winner: Draw

Yes

Yes

Hypervolt 2 Video Review

Battery

Despite being the more powerful device, the Hypervolt 2 has a significantly better battery life with up to three hours compared to two for the Theragun Prime. But with a massage session not taking longer than a few minutes, both devices should get you through several days.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

Up to 3 hours

Up to 2 hours

Noise

With a maximum noise level of around 65 decibels (dB), both devices are just a bit louder than an electric toothbrush. At lower speed levels, they even become quiet enough to be used during a conversation or while watching TV.

Winner: Draw

Around 65 dB

Around 65 dB

Theragun Prime Video Review

Attachments & Accessoires

The Theragun Prime includes four massage heads and therefore a bit less possibilities for personalization than the Hypervolt 2, which ships with a total of five interchangeable head attachments:

  • Bullet: Pinpoint problem areas and release trigger points
  • Cushion: Softer attachment for sensitive areas
  • Flat: Smaller surface area, great to use on more dense muscle groups
  • Fork: Rounded ends to work around specific muscle groups
  • Round: Greater surface area, best attachment to start with

Disappointingly, neither device comes with a carrying case.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

5 massage heads

4 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Prime comparison, let’s have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of both massage guns. At just 1.8 lbs, the Hypervolt 2 is the lighter device of the two. That said, the Theragun Prime too is light enough to bring to the office or the gym.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

1.8 lbs, 7.5 x 2.5 x 9.5 in

2.2 lbs, 8.9 x 2.9 x 6.3 in

Conclusion: Hypervolt 2 vs Theragun Prime

Priced similarly, it only makes sense that both devices have pretty similar specs. So is the Hypervolt 2 or the Theragun Prime the right entry-level massage gun for you?

As an athlete or someone looking for a percussive therapy massager, the Theragun Prime with its amplitude of 16 mm is probably the better choice. The unique design also makes it easier to treat hard-to-reach areas like your back.

Most average users will want to go with the Hypervolt 2 though. While the stroke length might be less, it is the more powerful device of the two. And with the significantly better battery life and a lower weight, it is better suited for usage at the office, gym, or during trips.

Hypervolt 2

Hypervolt 2 Massage Gun

Theragun Prime


Find out more about the improvements made to the Hypervolt 2 in our comparison Hypervolt vs Hypervolt 2 or view the original Hypervolt vs Theragun Prime review.

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