Hypervolt Plus vs Theragun Elite

In this Hypervolt Plus vs Theragun Elite review, we will compare Hyperice’s flagship massage gun with Therabody’s middle-level device.

Should you invest in the Hypervolt Plus, the device that is used by professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, and other leagues? Or is the Theragun Elite the better choice for you?

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

Hypervolt Plus

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Massage Gun

Theragun Elite

Stall Force

45.0 lbs

40.0 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 2.5 hours

Up to 2 hours

Adjustable Speed

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Working Noise

70 dB

65 dB

Attachments

5

5

Colors

Comparison: Hypervolt Plus vs Theragun Elite

Amplitude

Although the amplitude of the Hypervolt Plus increased significantly compared to the original Hypervolt, it still loses out to the Theragun Elite and its stroke length of 16 mm. That said, both devices are suitable for percussive therapy.

Winner: Theragun Elite

14 mm

16 mm

Force

The Hypervolt Plus edges the Theragun Elite in this category with a stall of 45 lbs compared to 40 lbs. Once again, this makes both devices powerful enough for regular users and even professional athletes.

Winner: Hypervolt Plus

45.0 lbs

40.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

The Hypervolt Plus reaches up to 3,200 percussions per minute (ppm) and has a higher range than the Theraguns of the 4th generation. But since those devices offer five different speed levels compared to three, we decided to call this one a draw.

Winner: Draw

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Connectivity

We continue with another draw, this time looking at the connectivity capabilities of both devices. In fact, all Hyperice and Therabody massage guns can connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth.

Would you like to follow the recovery routines developed by health experts and professional athletes? You can do so with either device.

Winner: Draw

Yes

Yes

Battery

Although it has a slightly higher stall force, the Hypervolt Plus manages to run for up to 2.5 hours until you need to find a plug socket. The Theragun Elite on the other hand has a battery life of 2 hours. While that should be enough to get you through several days, it is less than its competitor.

Winner: Hypervolt Plus

Up to 2.5 hours

Up to 2 hours

Noise

The Theragun Elite is a bit quieter with a noise level of around 65 decibels (dB) compared to 70 dB for the Hypervolt Plus. Considering how powerful both devices are and that they are still just a bit louder than an electric toothbrush, both brands did a good job keeping the noise down.

Winner: Theragun Elite

Around 70 dB

Around 65 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

It is another close call in this category, seeing that both competitors ship with five interchangeable head attachments. For the Theragun Elite, those are as follows:

  • Cone: Used mostly for pinpoint muscle treatment, including the hands and feet
  • Dampener: Used mostly for tender or bony areas. Perfect for overall use
  • Standard Ball: Perfect for overall use on large and small muscle groups
  • Thumb: Used mostly for trigger points and the lower back
  • Wedge: Perfect for shoulder blades and IT bands

Unlike Therabody and despite the Hypervolt Plus being the flagship device, Hyperice decided to not include a carrying case with its massager, meaning you would have to purchase it separately.

Winner: Theragun Elite

5 massage heads

5 massage heads, case

Weight & Dimensions

While the Theragun Elite may be a bit bigger than the Hypervolt Plus, there is a massive weight difference between the two devices with 2.2 lbs compared to 3.0 lbs. Hence, we decided to award the final category to the Theragun.

Winner: Theragun Elite

3.0 lbs, 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.5 in

2.2 lbs, 9.5 x 6.7 x 2.9 in

Conclusion: Hypervolt Plus vs Theragun Elite

With a lot of close calls made, which is the better massage gun overall?

Undoubtedly, Hyperice made great improvements to their lineup of massage guns when they introduced the Hypervolt Plus. With the significantly improved amplitude and a stall force of 45 lbs, it is powerful enough even for professional athletes from the NBA, NFL, and other major sports leagues.

The Theragun Elite on the other hand managed to keep up with Hyperice’s flagship device surprisingly well and convinced with an impressive amplitude of 16 mm, making it ideal for deep-tissue treatments. Due to its much lower weight and the included case, it is also a slightly better choice for a lifestyle on the go.

Since both devices are also similarly priced, this one really comes down to personal preference. But if we had to make a choice, we would go with the Theragun Elite due to its unique form, which makes treating otherwise hard-to-reach areas a lot easier.

Hypervolt Plus

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Massage Gun

Theragun Elite


Find out how the Hypervolt Plus compares with Therabody’s flagship massage gun in our comparison Theragun PRO vs Hypervolt Plus.

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