Theragun mini vs PRO

In this Theragun mini vs PRO review, we will compare Therabody’s small, yet surprisingly powerful mini massage gun with their flagship device.

Is the Theragun mini, which is also used by NBA All-Star Paul George and former Victoria’s Secret supermodel turned businesswoman Miranda Kerr, enough for your needs? Or should you invest in one of the best massage guns on the market, the Theragun PRO?

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

Theragun mini

Theragun mini Massage Gun, Black

Theragun PRO

Stall Force

20.0 lbs

60.0 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 2.5 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Adjustable Speed

1750 to 2400 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Working Noise

65 dB

65 dB

Attachments

1

6

Colors

Comparison: Theragun mini vs PRO

Amplitude

All of the three big Theraguns have an amplitude of 16 mm, while the Theragun mini comes with a stroke length of 12 mm. But despite losing out to the Theragun PRO in this category, the Theragun mini does still have one of the highest amplitudes among all small massage guns on the market.

Winner: Theragun PRO

12 mm

16 mm

Force

With a surprisingly high stall force of 20 lbs, the Theragun mini is also among the leaders when it comes to the most powerful small massage guns. Obviously, this is nowhere near the professional-grade Theragun PRO with its impressive stall force of 60 lbs, which is enough even for the most demanding athletes.

Winner: Theragun PRO

20.0 lbs

60.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

All four Therabody massage guns are able to generate a maximum of 2,400 percussions per minute (ppm). With the Theragun mini, you can choose between three different speed levels.

The other three devices, including the Theragun PRO, offer you five different settings:

  • Level 1: 1750 ppm
  • Level 2: 1900 ppm
  • Level 3: 2100 ppm
  • Level 4: 2200 ppm
  • Level 5: 2400 ppm

Winner: Theragun PRO

1750 to 2400 ppm, 3 levels

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

Connectivity

The Theragun PRO, Elite, and Prime even allow you to customize your massage experience further by connecting your device to your smartphone via Bluetooth. This also makes it easy for you to follow the recovery routines created by health experts and professional athletes.

Winner: Theragun PRO

No

Yes

Battery

Despite all its power and connectivity feature, the Theragun PRO runs for up to 2.5 hours on one charge and therefore just as long as the Theragun mini. Furthermore, the Theragun PRO comes with a second battery, meaning you actually get to enjoy up to 5 hours of percussive therapy before you need to find a plug socket.

Winner: Draw

Up to 2.5 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Watch Paul George use the Theragun PRO and Theragun mini

Noise

Therabody also somehow managed to keep the noise level of the Theragun PRO down to around 65 decibels (dB), once again tieing it with the Theragun mini. As this is just a bit louder than an electric toothbrush, you can definitely use both devices in the office, gym, or while watching TV.

Winner: Draw

Around 65 dB

Around 65 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

As the Theragun mini is designed to make it as portable as possible, it only includes a single massage head that is best for small muscle groups like your neck, shoulders, and forearms.

Being a professional-level percussive therapy device, the Theragun PRO comes with a total of six interchangeable head attachments:

  • 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
  • Supersoft: Mostly used for sensitive areas, including bones

To make transport and storage easier, a soft case is included with the Theragun mini. The Theragun PRO comes with a carrying case that fits your massager, all attachments, and the charger.

Winner: Theragun PRO

1 massage head

6 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

The final round of our Theragun mini vs PRO comparison finally sees the challenger pick up its first win. At just 1.4 lbs, it is extremely lightweight and ideal for on-the-go.

Winner: Theragun mini

1.4 lbs, 5.4 x 4.3 x 1.6 in

2.9 lbs, 10 x 7.1 x 3.0 in

Conclusion: Theragun mini vs PRO

If you are suffering from spending countless hours in front of the computer and looking for quick relief in the office, on public transport, or at home while watching TV, the Theragun mini is the right choice for you.

Being extremely lightweight and small as well as quiet and enduring, it is used by former Victoria’s Secret supermodel turned businesswoman Miranda Kerr and also powerful enough for seven-time NBA All-Star and Los Angeles Clippers power forward Paul George.

If you want the best of the best though, you will want to invest in the Theragun PRO – just like the two above did in addition to their Theragun mini. It combines an amplitude of 16 mm with a stall force of 60 lbs, making it one of the leading percussive therapy devices out there.

Add to that its rotating arm that allows you to comfortably self-massage even hard-to-reach areas, six different massage heads to customize your experience, and several other features and you will understand why Cristiano Ronaldo, Maria Sharapova, and many others swear by it.

Theragun mini

Theragun mini Massage Gun, Black

Theragun PRO


Find out how the Theragun mini compares to Therabody’s mid-level device Theragun Elite in our comparison Theragun mini vs Elite.

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