Theragun Elite vs Hypervolt

In this Theragun Elite vs Hypervolt review, we will compare Therabody’s middle-level massage gun with the original Hypervolt device.

Is the Theragun Elite, developed by one of the leading companies in the market for percussive therapy devices, the right fit for you? Or should you rather go for the slightly cheaper Hypervolt?

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

Theragun Elite

Hypervolt

Hypervolt Bluetooth Massage Gun

Stall Force

40.0 lbs

35.0 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 2 hours

Up to 3 hours

Adjustable Speed

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

Working Noise

65 dB

65 dB

Attachments

5

5

Colors

Comparison: Theragun Elite vs Hypervolt

Amplitude

As a vibrational massage device, the Hypervolt comes nowhere near close to the 16 mm amplitude of Theragun Elite, PRO, and Prime. If you are an athlete looking for a deep-tissue massage, the Theragun Elite is by far the better choice.

Winner: Theragun Elite

16 mm

10 mm

Force

Additionally, the brushless motor inside the Theragun Elite is also a bit more powerful and only begins to stall at a pressure of around 40 lbs compared to 35 lbs for the Hypervolt. That said, both devices should generate enough power for most users.

Winner: Theragun Elite

40.0 lbs

35.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

Hyperice massage guns manage between 2,400 to 3,200 percussions per minute (ppm). Its’ counterparts from Therabody have a lower range, but come with more customization options thanks to five different speeds levels compared to three.

Winner: Draw

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

Connectivity

This round ends in another tie since all three Therabody massage guns as well as the Hypervolt and Hypervolt Plus can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth. If you would like to follow the warm-up and recovery routines of the countless professional athletes using those two brands, you can do so with both the Theragun Elite and the Hypervolt.

Winner: Draw

Yes

Yes

Battery

Caused by the higher amplitude and increased power, the Theragun Elite can only run for up to 2 hours compared to 3 hours for the Hypervolt. While both devices should get you through several days worth of massage sessions, the Hypervolt definitely has the advantage in this category.

Winner: Hypervolt

Up to 2 hours

Up to 3 hours

Noise

At around 65 decibels (dB), both massage guns are just a bit louder than an electric toothbrush and should not disturb anyone around you in the locker room or even the office.

Winner: Draw

Around 65 dB

Around 65 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

Both the Theragun Elite and the Hypervolt come with five interchangeable head attachments. These allow you to adjust the massage experience to specific muscle groups and your needs.

The following massage heads are included with the Theragun Elite:

  • Cone: Used mostly for pinpoint muscle treatment, including the hands and feet
  • Dampener: Used mostly for tender or bony areas. Perfect for overall use
  • Standard Ball: Perfect for overall use on large and small muscle groups
  • Thumb: Used mostly for trigger points and the lower back
  • Wedge: Perfect for shoulder blades and IT bands

Unlike the Hypervolt, the Theragun Elite also ships with a carrying case.

Winner: Theragun Elite

5 massage heads, case

5 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

Finally, we end this Theragun Elite vs Hypervolt comparison with another draw. While Therabody’s Theragun Elite is a bit lighter at 2.2 lbs, it is also a little big bigger than the Hypervolt when it comes to the product dimensions.

Winner: Draw

2.2 lbs, 9.5 x 6.7 x 2.9 in

2.5 lbs, 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.5 in

Conclusion: Theragun Elite vs Hypervolt

This comparison was probably the closest we had so far, with tons of draws and close decisions. If you were to buy a carrying case for the Hypervolt, both devices would also cost exactly the same. So which one should you choose?

In the end, the decision comes down to the type of massage gun you are looking for. As an athlete searching for a percussive therapy device, you will definitely want to go with the Theragun Elite with its much higher amplitude and higher stall force.

If you are looking for a more surface-level, relaxing kind of massage experience, the Hypervolt is the better choice. It has almost the same stall force as its competitor, making it powerful enough for most users. And with significantly better battery life, it is also better suited for extended trips.

Theragun Elite

Hypervolt

Hypervolt Bluetooth Massage Gun

Find out how the Theragun Elite compares with Hyperice’s flagship massage gun in our comparison Hypervolt Plus vs Theragun Elite or read our Theragun Elite vs Hypervolt 2 review.

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