Pulseroll vs Theragun

In this Pulseroll vs Theragun review, we will compare Pulseroll’s relatively new flagship massage gun with the Theragun Prime. Can the Pulseroll Massage Gun, created by a UK-based company that has its background in vibrational therapy and endorsed by Anthony Joshua, keep up with one of the most popular devices on the market? This side-by-side comparison will help you find out.

Pulseroll Massage Gun

Pulseroll Massage Gun

Theragun Prime

Theragun Prime Massage Gun

Stall Force

50 lbs

30 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 3 hours

Up to 2 hours

Adjustable Speed

1300 to 3300 ppm, 4 levels

1750 – 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Working Noise

70 dB

65 dB

Attachments

6

4

To make this comparison as fair as possible, we decided to put the Pulseroll Massage Gun 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: Pulseroll Massage Gun vs Theragun Prime

Amplitude

The Pulseroll massage gun comes with a respectable amplitude of 12 mm. Still, that doesn’t come close to the market leader in percussive therapy devices. All Theraguns, including the Theragun Prime, have a stroke length of 16 mm and are the better choice if you are looking for a deep-tissue massage experience.

Winner: Theragun Prime

12 mm

16 mm

Force

If your focus lies on a forceful massage though, you will want to go with the Pulseroll and its stall force of 50 lbs. Especially if you are an athlete, a fighter, or a bodybuilder, you will appreciate the additional power of the Pulseroll device that only the more expensive Theragun model can match.

Winner: Pulseroll

50.0 lbs

30.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

While the Pulseroll massager has a much wider range in terms of percussions per minute (ppm) from as low as 1,300 up to 3,300, the Theragun Prime has an additional speed level that allows for more customization. The Pulseroll allows you to choose between:

  • Level 1: 1300 ppm (Low power mode)
  • Level 2: 1800 ppm (Medium power mode)
  • Level 3: 2500 ppm (High power mode)
  • Level 4: 3300 ppm (Ultra high power mode)

Winner: Draw

1300 to 3300 ppm, 4 levels

1750 – 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Connectivity

Theraguns and Hypervolts are the only massage guns that can be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth and controlled through an app. This allows you to easily follow recovery routines developed by health experts and professional athletes and track your usage of the device.

Winner: Theragun Prime

No

Yes

Battery

Despite its higher stall force, the Pulseroll Percussion Massage Gun has a significantly better battery life than the Theragun Prime. It runs for up to 3 hours before you need to find a plug socket, which should be enough to get you through several days of massages.

Winner: Pulseroll

Up to 3 hours

Up to 2 hours

Noise

With the introduction of the current 4th generation, Theraguns have thankfully become a lot quieter. At around 65 decibels (dB), the Prime is only a bit louder than an electric toothbrush and edges the Pulseroll device with a noise level of about 70 dB.

Winner: Theragun

Around 70 dB

Around 65 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

The six interchangeable attachments that come with the Pulseroll massage gun provide treatment for all of your muscle groups, while the Theragun includes four massage heads. With the Pulseroll massager, you get:

  • Bullet head (Trigger point therapy)
  • Flat head (Full body massage)
  • Pneumatic head (Sensitive muscles)
  • Spinal head (Spinal muscles)
  • Round head, small (Full body massage)
  • Round head, large (Full body massage)

A carrying case is also included with the Pulseroll, compared to just a bag for the Theragun Prime.

Winner: Pulseroll

6 massage heads

4 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

The last round of our Pulseroll vs Theragun comparison ends in a draw. Both devices are extremely lightweight and equally suited to bring along to the office, gym, or travel.

Winner: Draw

1.1 kg, 16.5 x 6.0 x 25.5 cm

1 kg, 16.0 x 6.9 x 22.5 cm

Conclusion: Pulseroll Massage Gun vs Theragun Prime

Unlike Therabody, which started out with percussive therapy devices and is undoubtedly one of the leaders in this market, Pulseroll created a vibrational foam roller as its first product and only got into the market for handheld massagers much later.

Still, the Manchester, England-based company managed to create a device that can definitely compete with more popular brands. The Pulseroll Massage Gun is powerful enough even for professional boxer and Olympic Gold Medallist Anthony Joshua, and compared to the Theragun Prime has a better battery life and more attachments while costing less.

The Theragun Prime definitely has its strength in its amplitude, which at 16 mm is almost unmatched. If you are looking for a deep-tissue therapy device and want to follow the exact recovery routines used by Therabody partners such as Manchester City or Romelu Lukaku, the Theragun with its connectivity feature is the better choice.

Pulseroll Massage Gun

Pulseroll Massage Gun

Theragun Prime

Theragun Prime Massage Gun

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