Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt GO

In this Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt GO review, we will compare Therabody’s entry-level percussive massager with Hyperice’s mini massage gun.

Is the Theragun Prime, which was developed by one of the leaders in the market for percussive therapy devices, the ideal handheld massager for you? Or should you rather opt for the ultra-portable and lightweight Hypervolt GO?

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

Theragun Prime

Hypervolt GO

Hypervolt GO Massage Gun

Stall Force

30.0 lbs

15.0 lbs

Battery Life

Up to 2 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Adjustable Speed

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

Working Noise

65 dB

55 dB

Attachments

4

2

Comparison: Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt GO

Amplitude

The Theragun Prime, Elite, and PRO all have an amplitude of 16 mm, which is one of the reasons why they are considered the leading percussive therapy devices on the market. A small, portable massage gun like the Hypervolt GO can obviously not come anywhere close to that value.

Winner: Theragun Prime

16 mm

10 mm

Force

With a stall force of 30 lbs, the brushless motor inside the Theragun Prime generates enough power for most regular users. It is twice as powerful as the Hypervolt GO, which begins stalling at around 15 lbs.

Winner: Theragun Prime

30.0 lbs

15.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

All Hyperice massage guns from the small GO to the high-end Plus can generate up to 3,200 percussions per minute (ppm). All Therabody massagers on the other hand come with five different speed levels, allowing for more customization and making us call this one a draw.

Winner: Draw

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

Connectivity

Unlike the Hypervolt and Hypervolt Plus, and the Theragun Prime for that matter, the Hypervolt GO can not be connected to your smartphone via Bluetooth.

The feature allows you, among other things, to let an app control your massage device for you. This makes it easy to follow the recovery routines created by health experts and professional athletes.

Winner: Theragun Prime

Yes

No

Battery

Being more powerful, the Theragun Prime with its battery life of up to 2 hours comes up short against the Hypervolt GO, which has enough juice for around 2.5 hours. But with a massage session not taking more than a few minutes, both devices will get you through several days.

Winner: Hypervolt GO

Up to 2 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Noise

At around 65 decibels (dB), the low noise level of the Theragun Prime is already a pleasant surprise. But this still doesn’t compare to just 55 dB of the Hypervolt GO, which makes Hyperice’s portable massage gun suitable even for usage at a quiet office.

Winner: Hypervolt GO

Around 65 dB

Around 55 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

Credit to Hyperice for including two massage heads with the Hypervolt GO, which is unfortunately not common in the market segment for small massage guns.

The Theragun Prime comes with a total of four 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

Neither of the devices ships with a case.

Winner: Theragun Prime

4 massage heads

2 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

The final round of our Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt GO comparison unsurprisingly goes to the mini massage gun. At just 1.5 lbs, you will barely notice a difference in the weight of your bag. But at 2.2 lbs, the Theragun Prime is not exactly heavy either.

Winner: Hypervolt GO

2.2 lbs, 8.9 x 6.3 x 2.9 in

1.5 lbs, 7.3 x 5.5 x 2.0 in

Conclusion: Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt GO

Obviously, both devices were created for different purposes.

The Theragun Prime is a percussive therapy device. With its amplitude of 16 mm, stall force of 30 lbs, and the four included massage heads, it is Therabody’s entry-level massage gun for athletes and everyone looking to experience deep-tissue massages at home or at the gym.

Compare that to the Hypervolt GO, which excels exactly where it should – with better battery life, an impressively low noise level of just 55 dB, and being as portable as possible. So if you are looking for a device for a relaxing self-massage at the office, it is the right choice for you.

Theragun Prime

Hypervolt GO

Hypervolt GO Massage Gun

Find out how the Theragun Prime compares with the original Hyperice massage gun in our comparison Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt.

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