Hypervolt vs Hypervolt 2

In this Hypervolt vs Hypervolt 2 review, we will compare Hyperice’s original massage gun with its recently released and updated successor.

At first sight, the Hypervolt and the Hypervolt 2 look pretty similar. Now completely in dark gray, the new version comes with a pill-shaped grip for a more comfortable hold. But what about other improvements?

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

Hypervolt

Hypervolt Bluetooth Massage Gun

Hypervolt 2

Hypervolt 2 Massage Gun

Stall Force

35 lbs

45 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 3 hours

Up to 3 hours

Adjustable Speed

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1800 to 3000 ppm, 3 levels

Working Noise

65 dB

65 dB

Attachments

5

5

Comparison: Hypervolt vs Hypervolt 2

Amplitude

With an amplitude of 12 mm, both the Hypervolt and the Hypervolt 2 are geared towards users looking for a more surface-level, vibrational type of massage experience.

Winner: Draw

12 mm

12 mm

Force

The Hypervolt 2 comes with a stall force of around 45 lbs, which makes the brushless motor as powerful as the premium model of the first generation, the Hypervolt Plus.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

35.0 lbs

45.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

While the original Hypervolt generates up to 3200 percussions per minute (ppm) and therefore a bit more than its successor, the Hypervolt 2 offers a much higher range to choose from and still reaches up to 3000 ppm.

  • Level 1: 1800 ppm / 30 Hz
  • Level 2: 2400 ppm / 40 Hz
  • Level 3: 3000 ppm / 53 Hz

Winner: Hypervolt 2

2400 – 3200 ppm, 3 levels

1800 – 3000 ppm, 3 levels

Connectivity

Similar to all the other Hyperice massage guns, both devices in this comparison can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. Among other things, this allows you to follow the recovery and warm-up routines developed by health experts and professional athletes.

Winner: Draw

Yes

Yes

Hypervolt 2 Video Review

Battery

Both the Hypervolt and the Hypervolt 2 can run for up to three hours until they need to be recharged. Strangely, while it is possible to remove the battery of the first-generation Hypervolt and swap it for a charged one, the Hypervolt 2 does not include this feature.

Winner: Draw

Up to 3 hours

Up to 3 hours

Noise

Both devices max out at around 65 decibels (dB), despite the higher stall force of the upgraded version. Especially at lower frequencies, the Hypervolt and the Hypervolt 2 won’t disturb the people around you or prevent you from watching TV while using your massage gun.

Winner: Draw

Around 65 dB

Around 65 dB

Hyperice founder Anthony Katz introducing the Hypervolt 2

Attachments & Accessoires

While the five interchangeable head attachments remained the same for the updated device, Hyperice did make improvements to some of the materials. Those make the massage heads of the Hypervolt 2 feel firmer and easier to clean.

  • 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

The upgraded version also comes with three adapters that allow you to charge the device in most countries. Unfortunately, neither massage gun comes with a carrying case.

Winner: Draw

5 massage heads

5 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Hypervolt vs Hypervolt 2 comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of both devices. While the device of the second generation is a bit longer than its predecessor, it is significantly lighter than the original Hypervolt.

Winner: Hypervolt 2

2.5 lbs, 7.0 x 2.5 x 9.7 in

1.8 lbs, 7.5 x 2.5 x 9.5 in

Conclusion: Hypervolt vs Hypervolt 2

So should you ditch your old Hypervolt and upgrade to the newest device?

The Hypervolt 2 feels like an ergonomically friendlier and significantly lighter version of the original device. If you had trouble holding your old Hypervolt or simply have small hands, you will definitely notice the difference. On top of that, it comes with a higher stall force while being as long-lasting and quiet as the first generation.

If you already own the original Hypervolt or would like to save some money without missing out on too many features, the first-generation Hypervolt is the better choice. Especially if you plan on sharing your massage gun with your partner or maybe even using it to treat patients, you will appreciate the removable/exchangeable battery.

Hypervolt

Hypervolt Bluetooth Massage Gun

Hypervolt 2

Hypervolt 2 Massage Gun

If you are looking for a more powerful Hyperice massage gun, head over to our comparison Hypervolt Plus vs Hypervolt 2 Pro. To see how the Hypervolt performed against the flagship device, read Hypervolt vs Hypervolt 2 Pro.

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