Theragun G3 vs Hypervolt

In this Theragun G3 vs Hypervolt review, we will compare Therabody’s mid-level massage gun of the third generation with its counterpart from their biggest competitors, Hyperice.

Just by looking at the design, you can already tell that the two brands are taking different approaches. The same is true for the functionalities of both devices. So should you pick the Theragun G3, or is the Hypervolt the better choice?

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

Stall Force

40 lbs

35 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 1 hour

Up to 3 hours

Adjustable Speed

1750 to 2400 ppm, 2 levels

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

Working Noise

Up to 70 dB

Up to 65 dB





Comparison: Theragun G3 vs Hypervolt


With an amplitude of 16 mm, the Theragun G3 was created to provide percussive, deep-tissue treatments. The Hypervolt with its amplitude of 12 mm, on the other hand, offers users a more vibrational, surface-level type of massage experience.

Winner: Theragun G3

16 mm

12 mm


The industrial-grade Japanese motor inside the Theragun G3 reaches its limits at around 40 lbs of pressure. This makes it slightly more powerful than the Hypervolt, which is equipped with a brushless motor that begins to stall at around 35 lbs.

Winner: Theragun G3

40.0 lbs

35.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

Depending on your preferences, you might prefer the lower minimum frequency of 1,750 percussions per minute (ppm) of the Theragun G3, or the Hypervolt’s higher upper limit of 3,200 ppm. The Hypervolt does have an advantage when it comes to the amount of speed levels:

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

Winner: Hypervolt

1750 to 2400 ppm, 2 levels

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels


Unlike the Theragun G3, the Hypervolt is able to interact with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The Hyperice app available for iOS and Android guides the user through different therapy movements, which is great especially for beginners. It can also automatically change speeds.

Winner: Hypervolt



Theragun G3 Video Review


At about 1 hour, the battery life of the Theragun G3 is significantly below the 3 hours of the Hypervolt. Now, with every treatment session not taking more than a few minutes, the G3 will still easily get you through the day – but there is no doubt that this category goes to the Hypervolt.

Winner: Hypervolt

Up to 1 hour

Up to 3 hours


Being the slightly more powerful device, the Theragun G3 is unsurprisingly also the slightly louder of the two. Running at full speed, it operates at a maximum of around 70 decibels (dB) compared to around 65 dB for the Hypervolt.

Winner: Hypervolt

Up to 70 dB

Up to 65 dB

Hypervolt Video Review

Attachments & Accessories

The additional fifth massage head makes the Hypervolt a bit easier to adjust to your exact needs and the muscle group you are about to target next. The Theragun G3, on the other hand, ships with a more sturdy travel case that allows for convenient storage and safe transport.

Winner: Draw

4 massage heads, travel case

5 massage heads, pouch

Weight & Dimensions

In the final round of this Theragun G3 vs Hypervolt comparison, we will have a quick look at the weight and dimensions of both devices. Not only does the Hypervolt have a lower weight, but is also of a bit smaller size, thus making it easier to handle overall.

Winner: Hypervolt

2.7 lbs, 9.8 x 7.9 in x 2.8 in

2.5 lbs, 7.0 x 2.5 x 9.7 in

Conclusion: Theragun G3 vs Hypervolt

The Theragun G3‘s notably higher amplitude in combination with the slightly higher stall force makes it the better choice for aspiring athletes and everyone else who is looking for a percussive treatment. We also like that the G3 ships with a travel case.

That said, average users might prefer the less percussive and more vibrational type of massage experience provided by the Hypervolt. It also offers more possibilities for customization with more speed levels and massage heads, as well as a significantly better battery life.

Find out how the Theragun G3 performs against Hyperice’s flagship device in our comparison Theragun G3 vs Hypervolt Plus.


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