Power Plate Pulse vs Theragun

In this Power Plate vs Theragun review, we will compare Power Plate’s flagship massage gun with the Theragun Prime. Can the Power Plate Pulse, created by a company that has its background in vibrational therapy and endorsed by Mark Wahlberg, keep up with a model that was developed by one of the leaders in the market for percussive therapy? This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Power Plate Pulse

Power Plate Pulse Massage Gun, Red

Theragun Prime

Theragun Prime Massage Gun

Stall Force

50 lbs

30 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 4 hours

Up to 2 hours

Adjustable Speed

1300 to 3300 ppm, 4 levels

1750 – 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Working Noise

50 dB

65 dB

Attachments

Colors

6

Black, Red

4

Black

To make this comparison as fair as possible, we decided to put the Power Plate Pulse up against the entry-level Theragun Prime and make the price gap between the two compared devices as small as possible. If you want to learn more about the differences between the three Therabody massage guns, check out our review Theragun PRO vs Elite vs Prime.

Comparison: Power Plate Pulse vs Theragun Prime

Amplitude

With an amplitude of 16 mm compared to 12 mm, the Theragun Prime definitely takes the win in the first round of our Power Plate Pulse vs Theragun competition. If you are looking for a deep-tissue massage experience, all of the three Therabody massage guns are a great choice.

Winner: Theragun Prime

12 mm

16 mm

Force

While the brushless motor inside the Theragun Prime has a stall force of 30 lbs, the Power Plate Pulse can deal with up to 50 lbs before it reaches its limits. This is not only significantly higher than the Theragun Prime, but also most other handheld massage devices on the market.

Winner: Power Plate Pulse

50.0 lbs

30.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

The Power Plate Pulse can be set to a speed between 1,300 to 3,300 percussions per minute (ppm). The Theragun Prime has a much smaller range, but offers an additional speed level and thereby more customization. Therefore, we decided to call this a draw.

Winner: Draw

1300 to 3300 ppm, 4 levels

1750 – 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Connectivity

Both Power Plate and Therabody have an app available for smartphones running Android or iOS. But Therabody and Hyperice massage guns are the only devices that are able to connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

This allows you to let the app control your device and follow the exact routines created by health experts and professional athletes, something that is not possible with the Power Plate Pulse.

Winner: Theragun Prime

No

Yes

Battery

Despite its higher stall force, the Power Plate Pulse has a surprisingly good battery life of up to 4 hours compared to only 2 hours for the Theragun Prime. Considering that each massage session should only last a few minutes, this allows you to use the Pulse for several days before you need to find a plug socket.

Winner: Power Plate Pulse

Up to 4 hours

Up to 2 hours

Noise

Furthermore, the more powerful Power Plate Pulse is unexpectedly also less noisy than its competitor. At around 50 decibels (dB), the noise level is comparable to an electric toothbrush. And although 65 dB still isn’t much, the Pulse is the better choice if you plan on using your massage gun at the office or similar, public places.

Winner: Power Plate Pulse

Around 50 dB

Around 65 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

Once again, the challenger comes out on top with six interchangeable massage heads compared to four. Power Plate also includes a carrying case with the massage gun, allowing you to keep everything safe and in one place. The Theragun Prime only comes with a carrying bag.

Winner: Power Plate Pulse

6 massage heads

4 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

We conclude this Power Plate Pulse vs Theragun Prime comparison with the weight and dimensions of both devices. The latter is about 10 percent lighter and also a bit more compact. That said, the Pulse with a weight of 2.5 lbs is still lightweight enough to carry around.

Winner: Theragun Prime

2.5 lbs, 7.5 x 3.0 x 10.0 in

2.2 lbs, 6.3 x 2.9 x 8.9 in

Conclusion: Power Plate Pulse vs Theragun Prime

Despite being somewhat of a newcomer in the space of percussive therapy and massage guns, Power Plate undoubtedly managed to develop a great device with the Power Plate Pulse. At a competitive price, it beats the Theragun Prime in terms of stall force, battery life, and noise. Even actor and fitness enthusiast Mark Wahlberg is convinced!

But one of the few areas where the Theragun Prime came out on top is also one of the most important when chosing a massage gun. If you are looking for a percussive therapy device for a deep-tissue massage, the amplitude of Theraguns is among the highest and only surpassed by TimTam.

That said, if the amplitude isn’t a concern for you, the Power Plate Pulse is the better and also cheaper choice between the two devices we just compared. Don’t forget that there are two more advanced Theragun models though, which you can learn more about in our review Theragun PRO vs Elite vs Prime.

Power Plate Pulse

Power Plate Pulse Massage Gun, Red

Theragun Prime

Theragun Prime Massage Gun

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