Hypervolt Plus vs Hypervolt 2 Pro

In this Hypervolt Plus vs Hypervolt 2 Pro review, we will compare Hyperice’s high-end massage guns of the first and second generation against each other.

From the outside, not much separates the two devices aside from thepill-shaped grip of the Hypervolt 2 Pro for a more comfortable hold. But what other updates were made to the Hypervolt Plus?

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

Hypervolt Plus

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Massage Gun

Hypervolt 2 Pro

Hypervolt 2 Pro Massage Gun

Stall Force

45 lbs

60 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 2.5 hours

Up to 3 hours

Adjustable Speed

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1700 to 2700 ppm, 5 levels

Working Noise

70 dB

65 dB

Attachments

5

5

Comparison: Hypervolt Plus vs Hypervolt 2 Pro

Amplitude

With an amplitude of 14 mm compared to 12 mm for the entry-level models, both the Hypervolt Plus and the Hypervolt 2 Pro are suitable to give you a percussive massage experience.

Winner: Draw

14 mm

14 mm

Force

Targeted at professional athletes and those who want to become one, the Hypervolt 2 Pro has a stall force of up to 60 lbs. The brushless motor inside its predecessor can deal with up to 45 lbs of pressure before it begins to stall, which should still be enough for most users.

Winner: Hypervolt 2 Pro

45.0 lbs

60.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

While the Hypervolt Plus reaches up to 3200 percussions per minute (ppm), its successor maxes out at 2700 ppm but offers a slightly wider range and two additional speed levels.

With the newly introduced digital dial, you can seamlessly cycle through five levels:

  • Level 1: 1700 ppm / 28 Hz
  • Level 2: 1900 ppm / 32 Hz
  • Level 3: 2100 ppm / 35 Hz
  • Level 4: 2400 ppm / 40 Hz
  • Level 5: 2700 ppm / 45 Hz

Winner: Hypervolt 2 Pro

2400 – 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1700 – 2700 ppm, 5 levels

Connectivity

Similar to most other Hyperice devices, both the Hypervolt Plus and the Hypervolt 2 Pro are able to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Using the Hyperice app allows you to follow recovery routines developed by health experts and professional athletes and track your progress.

Winner: Draw

Yes

Yes

Hypervolt 2 Pro Video Review

Battery

Compared to the 2.5 hours of the Hypervolt Plus, the Hypervolt 2 Pro has a slightly prolonged battery life of up to 3 hours. Both devices allow you to remove the battery, meaning you can easily extend the usage time if you decide to invest in a replacement battery.

Winner:Hypervolt 2 Pro

Up to 2.5 hours

Up to 3 hours

Noise

Despite being the more powerful device, the Hypervolt 2 Pro is quieter than its predecessor – if only for a bit. It generates up to 65 decibels (dB), while the Hypervolt Plus can reach around 70 dB. But especially at lower frequencies, both devices are suitable for watching TV or even having a conversation.

Winner: Hypervolt 2 Pro

Around 70 dB

Around 65 dB

Hyperice founder Anthony Katz introducing the Hypervolt 2 Pro

Attachments & Accessoires

Though the number of interchangeable head attachments remained the same, they are now made of a new material that feels firmer and also easier to clean. With both massage guns, you get the following massage heads:

  • 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

While the Hypervolt 2 Pro additionally includes three adapters for international travel/usage, disappointingly neither of the two devices comes with a carrying case.

Winner: Draw

5 massage heads

5 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

Finishing up our Hypervolt Plus vs Hypervolt 2 Pro comparison, let’s have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of both devices. The Hypervolt 2 Pro is a bit lighter but also larger than the Hypervolt Plus. However, the new pill-shaped grip makes handling it seemingly easier.

Winner: Draw

3.0 lbs, 7.0 x 2.5 x 9.7 in

2.6 lbs, 8.0 x 2.5 x 10.4 in

Conclusion: Hypervolt Plus vs Hypervolt 2 Pro

With theHypervolt Plus being used by the NBA, NFL, and other big sports leagues, it is a device that lives up even to the expectations of professional athletes. It doesn’t or only slightly trails the Hypervolt 2 Pro in important categories such as amplitude, battery life, and attachments.

That said, those leagues and athletes are obviously in the process of upgrading to the Hypervolt 2 Pro. And if you want the best Hypervolt out there, so should you. It is the more powerful device of the two and offers more possibilities for personalization with its additional speed levels.

The slightly lower weight and the new pill-shaped grip make it easier to handle than the device of the first generation, something you will definitely appreciate if you use the massage gun on your patients for extended periods or if you simply have smaller hands. And at a two-digit price difference, you definitely get the better deal with the Hypervolt 2 Pro.

Hypervolt Plus

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Massage Gun

Hypervolt 2 Pro

Hypervolt 2 Pro Massage Gun

If you are looking for a more entry-level and cheaper Hyperice massage gun, you might enjoy our comparison Hypervolt vs Hypervolt 2.To see how the second generation stacks up against each other, read Hypervolt 2 vs Hypervolt 2 Pro.

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