Hypervolt GO vs Theragun mini

In this review, we will compare the Hypervolt GO with the Theragun mini massage gun. These two lightweight yet surprisingly powerful devices are ideal for muscle relief on the go, no matter if you happen to be in the office, on a train, or on the golf course. We put the two massage guns side by side so you can find the right one for you.

Hypervolt GO

Hypervolt GO Massage Gun

Theragun mini

Theragun mini Massage Gun, Black

Stall Force

15.0 lbs

20.0 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 2.5 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Adjustable Speed

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 3 levels

Working Noise

Up to 55 dB

Up to 65 dB

Attachments

2

1

Colors

Comparison: Hypervolt GO vs Theragun mini

Amplitude

Let’s start this comparison by looking at the amplitude, which is also referred to as stroke length. The difference of 2 mm might not sound like a lot but actually makes a big difference. In fact, those 2 mm make the Hypervolt GO and the Theragun mini two fundamentally different products.

Everything below 12 mm gives you more of a surface-level, vibrational type of massage that helps your muscles relax and increases blood flow. But if you are looking for a percussive type of massage (like you might be used to from your bigger massage gun), you will want to go with an amplitude of 12 mm or above which the Theragun mini offers you.

Winner: Theragun mini

10 mm

12 mm

Force

Obviously, no one can expect these compact and lightweight massage guns to be as powerful as their bigger competitors. But at a stall force of 15.0 lbs for the Hypervolt GO and 20.0 lbs for the Theragun mini, the impact is still strong enough to help you release tension in your shoulders during a long day at the office or to loosen your forearms when you sweep across them during a round of golf.

Winner: Theragun mini

15.0 lbs

20.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

Round 3 in our Hypervolt GO vs Theragun mini competition sees the Hypervolt GO pick up its first point. At 2400 to 3200 and 1750 to 2400 percussions per minute respectively, both devices reach the exact same frequency as the Hypervolt Plus and Theragun PRO. Three different speed levels allow you to adjust the frequency to your needs.

Winner: Hypervolt GO

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 3 levels

Connectivity

Unlike their flagship counterparts, neither the Hypervolt GO nor the Theragun mini can be connected to your smartphone. Therefore, you will have to make your adjustments to the frequency on the device itself and miss out on the preloaded routines that make the adjustments for you.

Winner: Draw

No

No

Battery

The next round also ends in a draw, as the Hypervolt GO and the Theragun mini both run up to 2.5 hours before you need to find a plug socket. Considering that one round of treatment only lasts a few minutes, you should be able to use both devices for more than a week on one charge.

Winner: Draw

Up to 2.5 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Hypervolt GO vs Theragun mini Video Review

Noise

While noise isn’t that much of a factor for bigger massage guns that you use inside of a locker room or when you are at home, you might want to use your small massage gun inside of the office or maybe on a bus, train or plane without disturbing others.

The Hypervolt GO is better suited for this job at a noise level of around 55 decibels compared to 65 decibels for the Theragun mini. That said, the noise generated by both devices is comparable to an electric toothbrush and definitely won’t annoy your coworkers or people sitting next to you.

Winner: Hypervolt GO

Up to 55 dB

Up to 65 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

As the main focus is on portability and convenience, it comes as no surprise that there aren’t many massage heads included with either of our competitors. Still, the Hypervolt GO undoubtedly wins this category. It does not only come with one additional, interchangeable head attachment but Hyperice‘s set of massage heads can be purchased for a much lower price than Therabody‘s.

Winner: Hypervolt GO

2

1

Weight & Dimensions

Although it is the last round in this Hypervolt GO vs Theragun mini matchup, it is also one of the most important ones. Both in terms of weight and in terms of dimensions, the Theragun mini comes out on top. It is just a bit lighter and definitely smaller than the Hypervolt GO and therefore the better choice if your main concern is portability.

Winner: Theragun mini

1.5 lbs, 7.3 x 5.5 x 2.0 in

1.4 lbs, 5.4 x 4.3 x 1.6 in

Conclusion: Hypervolt GO vs Theragun mini

Hypervolt GO vs Theragun mini – which is the best mini-massage gun? Both retail at the exact same price, have an identical battery life of up to 2.5 hours, and almost the same weight at around 1.5 lbs.

So the question is, what kind of massage gun do you want? If you are looking for a surface-level, vibrational massage experience to increase blood flow and help your muscles relax, choose the Hypervolt GO. It is super quiet and therefore perfect for use at the office, on a bus, train, plane, or anywhere else where you have people around you.

If you are looking for a percussive massage experience on the go that comes as close to bigger massage guns as possible, then the Theragun mini is the better choice for you. It is more powerful and has a higher amplitude than the Hypervolt GO while being smaller and a tick lighter at the same time. Available in three different colors instead of just one, it also comes with a soft case for easy storage that its competitor is missing.

Hypervolt GO

Hypervolt GO Massage Gun

Theragun mini

Theragun mini Massage Gun, Black

Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better, Theragun mini or Hypervolt GO?

The Theragun mini is better if you are looking for a percussive massage on the go that comes as close to bigger massage guns as possible. It is also the more mobile option. Choose the Hypervolt GO if you aim for a more relaxing, vibrational type of massage experience that is super quiet and therefore even suitable for the office.

Is the Hypervolt GO as good as the Hypervolt?

The Hypervolt GO is around 30% smaller than the Hypervolt and weighs just 1.5 lbs. Naturally, it is less powerful than its flagship counterpart. But because of its small size, low weight, and quiet operation, the Hypervolt GO is perfect for everyday muscle relaxation on the go.

Is the Theragun mini powerful enough?

The Theragun mini has a stall force of 20.0 lbs. This is powerful enough for everyday use on smaller muscle groups like your forearms or neck. But if you are an athlete looking for a really powerful percussive massage, the Theragun PRO or one of the other models are a better fit.


Looking for a cheaper alternative to the Hypervolt GO and Theragun mini? You might like the Booster Mini Massage Gun. Otherwise, check our comparisons Hypervolt GO vs Plus and Theragun mini vs Prime.

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