Hypervolt vs Hypervolt Plus

In this review, we will compare the Hypervolt with the Hypervolt Plus massage gun. From the outside, both devices look pretty much the same apart from their color. But there are actually two big differences that should make your decision between these two a lot easier.

Hypervolt

Hypervolt Bluetooth Massage Gun

Hypervolt Plus

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Massage Gun

Stall Force

35 lbs

45 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 3 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Adjustable Speed

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

Working Noise

65 dB

70 dB

Attachments

5

5

Comparison: Hypervolt vs Hypervolt Plus

If it wasn’t for the matte black color of the Hypervolt Plus, the two flagship massage guns from California-based recovery and performance technology brand Hyperice would be very hard to tell apart.

But it’s not only the design that is similar. Both devices can generate up to 3200 percussions per minute, sync with your smartphone via Bluetooth, use the exact same battery, and come with a selection of 5 interchangeable head attachments.

So why would you pick the newer, more expensive version over the original one – besides the bragging rights that you use the same massage gun like the NBA, NFL, MLB, and UFC do? There are two good reasons, both coming up right below.

Amplitude

The amplitude (also referred to as stroke length) is the distance the massage head covers when it goes back and forth while percussing your muscles. A stroke length of 10 mm or fewer results in a surface-level massage, while 12 mm or more are needed for a deep-tissue massage.

Now if you just want to ease some tension in your muscles and get the blood flowing, the 10 mm amplitude the Hypervolt offers are perfectly fine. But if you are looking for a professional percussive therapy device, you will prefer the Hypervolt Plus.

Winner: Hypervolt Plus

10 mm

14 mm

Force

The second reason that may help decide the Hypervolt vs Hypervolt Plus competition in favor of the latter is the upgraded, brushless high-torque motor with 90 watts that is 30% more powerful than its predecessor.

Combined with the higher amplitude, this means you can enjoy an even more intense percussive massage with the Hypervolt Plus. Both devices are equipped with Hyperice’s Pressure Sensor™ Technology and three LED light indicators that display the force level.

Winner: Hypervolt Plus

35.0 lbs

45.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

As for the maximum amount of percussions per minute (ppm) and the different intensity modes, Hyperice stuck with 3200 ppm and 3 levels for both devices. On the back of the massage gun, three LED light indicators show at which level you are currently at.

  • Level 1: 30 Hz / 2400 ppm
  • Level 2: 40 Hz / 2800 ppm
  • Level 3: 53 Hz / 3200 ppm

Winner: Draw

2400 – 3200 ppm, 3 levels

2400 – 3200 ppm, 3 levels

Connectivity

Both the Hypervolt and the Hypervolt Plus connect to your smartphone and the Hyperice App using Bluetooth. The app is available for iOS and Android and guides the user through different therapy movements, which is great especially for beginners. It can also automatically change speeds.

Winner: Draw

Yes

Yes

Battery

An identical, 24 V rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers both of the massage guns in this comparison. Seeing that the Hypervolt Plus has a more powerful motor, its maximum battery life is a bit shorter than for the original Hypervolt.

If you regularly go on longer trips where you have no way to recharge, you might want to consider investing in a replacement battery. The charger for all Hyperice products can be used internationally and has a dual voltage of 110 – 240 V.

Winner: Hypervolt

Up to 3 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Hypervolt vs Hypervolt Plus video review by track and field athlete Chari Hawkins

Noise

Hyperice proud themselves of their QuietGlide™ Technology that keeps the noise their massage guns generate at a minimum. The original Hypervolt is expectedly a bit quieter, considering that it has less power than the Hypervolt Plus.

Winner: Hypervolt

Around 65 dB

Around 70 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

Both devices come with a selection of 5 interchangeable head attachments that make it easy to adapt the massage experience to your needs. A small black pouch, especially for the massage heads, ensures that you will have them in one place at all times.

  • 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

Also included are a charger and three plug adapters. Unfortunately, neither of the massage guns in this comparison come with a carrying case.

Winner: Draw

5 massage heads

5 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

At 2.5 and 3.0 lbs, it is safe to say that both devices won’t make your gym bag a lot heavier. As for the product dimensions, they are exactly the same. Both of the Hyperice massage guns are approved by the TSA for carry-on in case you want to treat your stiff muscles on your next flight.

Winner: Hypervolt

2.5 lbs, 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.5 in

3.0 lbs, 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.5 in

Conclusion: Hypervolt vs Hypervolt Plus

If you are looking for a powerful and deep massage experience, then the Hypervolt Plus is definitely the right choice for you. Some of the world’s best athletes including Kansas City Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and 4-time NBA champion LeBron James from the Los Angeles Lakers use this exact device when they get ready for a game and to make their recovery more effective.

But if don’t consider yourself an athlete and simply want to enjoy a regenerating surface-level massage after a long day at the office, the original Hypervolt is everything you need. Quiet enough so that you can still have a conversation while using it, this version is around $50 cheaper and still comes with a lot of the same features as the Hypervolt Plus.

Hypervolt

Hypervolt Bluetooth Massage Gun

Hypervolt Plus

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Massage Gun

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Hypervolt and Hypervolt Plus?

The two main differences between the Hypervolt and the Hypervolt Plus are the 30% more powerful motor and the increased amplitude, both of which allow for an even better deep-tissue massage experience.

Is the Hypervolt Plus worth it?

The Hypervolt Plus is definitely worth it if you are looking for a powerful, yet quiet massage gun that comes with five different massage heads and is used by professional athletes from the biggest leagues including the NBA, NFL, MLB, and UFC.

Can you bring a Hypervolt on a plane?

Yes, it is possible to bring your Hypervolt on a plane. In fact, the Hypervolt, Hypervolt Plus, and Hypervolt GO are all approved by the TSA as carry-on. Note that due to the lithium-ion battery, the massage gun must not be checked luggage.


Find out how the Hypervolt Plus stacks up against the Theragun PRO in our comparison Hypervolt vs Theragun.

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