Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt Plus

In this Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt Plus review, we will compare Therabody’s entry-level massage gun with Hyperice’s flagship device.

Is the Theragun Prime, created by the leader in percussive therapy, the right fit for you? Or should you go for the Hypervolt Plus, the same device professional athletes including LeBron James and Fernando Tatís Jr. use?

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

Theragun Prime

Hypervolt Plus

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Massage Gun

Stall Force

30.0 lbs

45.0 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

70 dB

Attachments

4

5

Comparison: Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt Plus

Amplitude

All three Theraguns – from the entry-level Prime to the most advanced PRO model – have an amplitude of 16 mm, making them ideal for percussive therapy. And while the Hypervolt Plus with its stroke length of 14 mm is also suitable for that purpose, the Theragun Prime has the upper hand in this category.

Winner: Theragun Prime

16 mm

14 mm

Force

The brushless motor inside the Hypervolt Plus can deal with up to 45 lbs of pressure before it begins to stall, making it significantly more powerful than the Theragun Prime with its stall force of 30 lbs. While that should be enough for most users, it is a lot less than Hyperice’s flagship device.

Winner: Hypervolt Plus

30.0 lbs

45.0 lbs

Frequency & Speed Levels

While all Hyperice massage guns can deliver up to 3,200 percussions per minute (ppm), their counterparts from Therabody allow for more customization with five different speed levels compared to three.

Winner: Draw

1750 to 2400 ppm, 5 levels

2400 to 3200 ppm, 3 levels

Connectivity

The next round in our Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt Plus comparison ends in another draw since both devices have the ability to connect to a smartphone via Bluetooth. Do you want to follow the exact recovery routines that professional athletes use? This feature makes it possible.

Winner: Draw

Yes

Yes

Battery

Despite its significantly higher stall force and both devices having the same connectivity feature, the Hypervolt Plus somehow has a better battery life than the Theragun Prime with up to 2.5 hours compared to around 2 hours.

Winner: Hypervolt Plus

Up to 2 hours

Up to 2.5 hours

Watch Alec Treffers compare the Theragun Prime and Elite to the Hypervolt and Hypervolt Plus

Noise

The Theragun Prime edges the Hypervolt Plus in this category will a noise level of around 65 decibels (dB) compared to 70 dB. A bit louder than an average electric toothbrush, this makes both devices suitable for usage at the gym, office, or other public places.

Winner: Theragun Prime

Around 65 dB

Around 70 dB

Attachments & Accessoires

This time, it is the Hypervolt Plus that walks away with a narrow victory. Its additional interchangeable head attachment allows for a bit more personalization than the Theragun Prime.

  • Bullet: Pinpoint problem areas and release trigger points
  • Cushion: Softer attachment for sensitive areas
  • Flat: Smaller surface area, great to use on more dense muscle groups
  • Fork: Rounded ends to work around specific muscle groups
  • Round: Greater surface area, best attachment to start with

Neither the Theragun Prime nor the Hypervolt Plus comes with a carrying case.

Winner: Hypervolt Plus

4 massage heads

5 massage heads

Weight & Dimensions

At just 2.2 lbs, the Theragun Prime is significantly lighter than the Hypervolt Plus and also smaller in terms of length and height, making it easier to fit and carry around in your bag.

Winner: Theragun Prime

2.2 lbs, 8.9 x 6.3 x 2.9 in

3.0 lbs, 9.3 x 6.5 x 2.5 in

Conclusion: Theragun Prime vs Hypervolt Plus

Considering that we put Therabody’s entry-level massage gun up against the flagship device of its biggest competitor, the Theragun Prime did really well in this comparison.

With the higher amplitude of 16 mm, the same connectivity capabilities, and four different massage heads, it is a great choice for everyone looking to buy their first professional-level massage gun at a reasonable price.

Overall though, the Hypervolt Plus comes out on top. The device convinces with its battery life, many ways to personalize the experience with five head attachments and the Hyperice app, and is powerful enough even for professional athletes including LeBron James and Fernando Tatís Jr.

Theragun Prime

Hypervolt Plus

Hypervolt Plus Bluetooth Massage Gun

Find out how the Hypervolt Plus compares to Therabody’s flagship massage gun in our comparison Theragun PRO vs Hypervolt Plus.

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