Pulsio AIR vs Theragun mini

In this Pulsio AIR vs Theragun mini review, we will compare two mini massage guns that can help you with recovery and relaxation on the go.

Can the recently released Pulsio AIR by the London-based brand keep up with the competing device by one of the market leaders in percussion therapy, the Theragun mini?

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

Pulsio AIR

Pulsio AIR Mini Massage Gun, Black

Theragun mini

Theragun mini Massage Gun, Black

Stall Force

25.0 lbs

20.0 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 2 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Adjustable Speed

1000 to 4000 ppm, 4 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 3 levels

Working Noise

Up to 42 dB

Up to 65 dB

Attachments

4

1

Colors

Black, Red, Silver, Violet

Comparison: Pulsio AIR vs Theragun mini

Amplitude

With an amplitude of 8 mm, the Pulsio AIR is ideal for a relaxing, surface-level massage. If you are looking for a more percussive massage experience, however, the Theragun mini with a stroke length of 12 mm is definitely the better choice.

Winner: Theragun mini

8 mm

12 mm

Force

The brushless motor inside the Pulsio AIR can deal with up to 25 lbs of pressure before it begins to stall. This makes it slightly more powerful than the Theragun mini, which has a stall force of around 20 lbs. That said, both devices do pack a punch for their size.

Winner: Pulsio AIR

25.0 lbs

20.0 lbs

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Frequency & Speed Levels

Offering a range from as low as 1,000 up to 4,000 percussions per minute (ppm) divided into four different speed levels, the Pulsio AIR gives you more options to adjust the frequency compared to the Theragun mini with a range of 1,750 to 2,400 ppm.

Winner: Pulsio AIR

1000 to 4000 ppm, 4 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 3 levels

Connectivity

Neither the Pulsio AIR nor the Theragun mini can be connected to your smartphone, meaning there is no easy way to track your sessions or let an app control the device for you. While this feature is also not included in the Pulsio Elite, it is supported by the Theragun Prime, Elite, and PRO.

Winner: Draw

No

No

Introducing the Pulsio AIR

Battery

Depending on the applied pressure and the frequency level, the Pulsio AIR lasts for around 2 hours. This is slightly lower than the battery life of the Theragun mini, which sits at 2.5 hours. But since a single session only lasts a few minutes, both devices will get you through several days.

Winner: Theragun mini

Up to 2 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Noise

Although it is the more powerful mini massage gun of the two, the team at Pulsio somehow managed to keep the maximum noise level down to an impressive 42 decibels (dB) – significantly less than the Theragun mini at up to 65 dB.

Winner: Pulsio AIR

Up to 42 dB

Up to 65 dB

Theragun mini Video Review by Noah Banks

Attachments & Accessoires

With a total of four interchangeable attachments, the Pulsio AIR gives you a lot more opportunities to adjust the massage experience to your specific needs and individual muscle groups. Unlike the Theragun mini, however, it does not include any type of case.

Winner: Pulsio AIR

4 massage heads

1 massage head

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Pulsio AIR vs Theragun mini comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of both devices. While they are pretty similar in terms of their size and should fit in almost every pocket, the Pulsio AIR is definitely the lighter of the two.

Winner: Pulsio AIR

1.0 lbs, 5.5 x 3.5 x 1.7 in

1.4 lbs, 5.4 x 4.3 x 1.6 in

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Conclusion: Pulsio AIR vs Theragun mini

If you are looking for a device that can provide you with a deep-tissue massage experience, the Theragun mini with an amplitude of 12 mm is among the best choices you can make among mini massage guns. Even professional athletes including Maria Sharapova and Collin Morikawa use it in their warm-up and recovery routines.

That said, if you prefer a relaxing surface-level massage, the Pulsio AIR might just be what you were looking for. Despite the higher stall force, it is an incredibly quiet device that you can use at the office without disturbing your colleagues. Finally, it also comes at a significantly lower price.

Pulsio AIR

Pulsio AIR Mini Massage Gun, Black

Theragun mini

Theragun mini Massage Gun, Black

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