The Hyperice Hypervolt is one of the most popular massage guns. Therefore, I have also subjected it to an extensive practical test. I would like to provide you with the results of my test in the following review. Thereby I go into the scope of delivery, the functionality, the operability, the quality, and the volume of the massage gun. I will also tell you how it performed overall in my test.
Scope of Delivery and Attachments
The Hyperice Hypervolt is delivered in a plain white box. There is already some information about the pistol again.
Inside the box is divided into several sections. In them is included the following:
- 1 x Hyperice Hypervolt
- 1 x Ball Attachment
- 1 x Flat Head Attachment
- 1 x Bullet Attachment
- 1 x Fork Attachment
- 1 x Cushion Attachment
- 1 x Attachment Carry Bag
- 1 x Charger
- 1 x Manual
As you can see, everything you need to use the massage gun is included. Only a carrying case for the gun itself is not included, which I find a pity, but not problematic.
So that you also understand what the gun can be used for, I will now go into the supplied attachments:
The ball attachment is probably the standard attachment for massage guns. Accordingly, it is also included with the Hyperice Hypervolt. You can use it to work on small, medium, and large muscle groups.
Also suitable for universal use is the flat head attachment. It can therefore also be used for almost all muscle groups. Due to its shape, however, it is particularly suitable for larger areas, e.g. the chest.
The bullet or cone attachment concentrates the entire force of the massage gun on a rather small point. This enables the targeted massage of individual muscles and body parts. Therefore, this attachment is used for trigger point massages, for example.
The fork attachment is shaped like the letter U. It thus contains a cutout in the center for ligaments, bones, etc. Therefore, the fork attachment is used along the spine as well as on the calves. The special feature of this model is that there are small balls at the ends of the fork. This allows for an even better massage.
The cushion attachment absorbs shocks from the massage gun. Therefore, it is used wherever the parts of the body are particularly sensitive and require a gentler massage.
All in all, the attachments have convinced me very much. All have a high quality and are quite stable. I was particularly impressed by the ball attachment. While this is made of foam in most other pistols, it is made of rubber in the Hyperice Hypervolt. This makes it look much more valuable.
An important point in my evaluation of massage guns is functionality. The Hyperice Hypervolt can be set to the following three speed levels:
- 1st Level: 1,800 rpm – release sore muscles & fascia massage
- 2nd Level: 2,400 rpm – deep tissue & muscle tension massage
- 3rd Level: 3,200 rpm – trigger point massage
Three levels are a bit low for a massage gun. Therefore, there would normally be a deduction from me in this rating category. However, the three levels are very well coordinated and are quite far apart in terms of performance. Thus, they fully fulfill their purpose for the different areas of application.
At the lowest level, the massage gun felt quite pleasant. On the higher levels, the massage was very intense and felt almost painful.
The good amplitude of 11 mm also contributes to this.
In addition, the massage gun has a force sensor. This lights up as soon as you exert (too) much pressure on the body with the gun. This makes the use of the gun quite safe, as it prevents too much pressure on the body parts and reduces the risk of injury.
Another feature of the Hyperice Hypervolt is the app control. You can easily connect the massage gun to your cell phone via Bluetooth. This feature has almost no other such massager.
Then, on the one hand, predefined massages can be performed, with the cell phone automatically setting the intensity level. On the other hand, you can also set the intensity yourself. This was very easy for me in my test.
Usability and Handling
Operating the Hypervolt is child’s play. The gun is easily switched on and off using a switch on the underside. After the switch is flipped, the battery level is displayed, and the force sensor is activated.
In turn, the massage gun motor is turned on by pressing the button on the top of the massage gun. Pressing the button cycles through the individual power levels. Alternatively, the power levels can also be set via app. both options were child’s play to use in my test.
The Hyperice Hypervolt’s handle, on the other hand, is coated with rubber. Thus, it does not slip out of your hand without further ado, even if the hands are a bit sweaty. Only the weight is very high. I myself determined weight of 2.45 lbs (1,110 g) without attachment and 2.53 lbs (1,149 g) with bullet attachment. This makes the pistol one of the heaviest models. Accordingly, it is quite heavy in hand after some time, which leads to deductions in this category.
The Hypervolt is powered by an integrated battery. Its capacity is 2,400 mAh. This is enough to run the massage gun for about 2 to 3 hours. That’s what the manufacturer says. But my test was also able to confirm this runtime. However, it should be said here that the runtime depends on the intensity level used. The higher this is, the more power is consumed.
The current charge level is displayed in two ways. First, there are five lights at the top of the gun – four green and one blue. The more of these that light up, the fuller the battery. On the other hand, there is a luminous ring at the bottom of the handle. This glows in different colors, depending on the battery level:
- Green Light: fully charged battery
- Yellow Light: almost fully charged battery
- Orange Light: low battery
- Red Light: nearly empty battery
Charging the battery is very easy with the included power plug. Thus, only a few hours are needed for a full charge.
Another great advantage of this massage gun is the replaceable battery. While most other devices have a permanently installed battery, the Hypervolt from Hyperice is easily removable. If the battery breaks, it is easily replaceable, and the entire gun does not need to be replaced. This saves a lot of money in the long run.
Like all the other massage guns in my test, I measured the noise of the Hyperice Hypervolt from a distance of 40 cm. I got these values:
- 1st Level: ~ 47 dB to 48 dB – similar to a conversation
- 2nd Level: ~ 50 dB to 51 dB – similar to a loud radio or TV
- 3rd Level: ~ 52 dB to 53 dB – similar to a kettle
Thus, the Hyperice Hypervolt is comparatively quiet. This is especially true for the highest level. With its stroke rate of 3,200 rpm, other models are usually much louder. The massage gun is thus also suitable for intensive massages in a quieter environment.
Material and Quality
No savings were apparently made in the material of the Hypervolt. The housing is made of high-quality stainless steel, the handle of rubber, and the attachments of sturdy plastic/rubber.
The workmanship is just as high quality as the material. I could not detect any flaws in the copy sent to me. All edges were clean and smooth. That is very good!
The smell has also largely convinced me. However, the handle smells a bit strongly of rubber. Therefore, I have deducted a point here. However, I would like to note that the rubber smell was still bearable and not as strong as some other massage guns (e.g., the addsfit MAX).
I paid €249 online for the Hypervolt from Hyperice. This is a typical price for this massage gun. When I wrote the review, it was on sale for $199. Price-wise, this puts it in the upper range. If I were to look at the price alone, I could only conditionally recommend the gun.
However, you have to pay a higher price for a certain quality, and with the Hypervolt, you actually get very high quality. In addition, there is an app that is always being developed further. That is not the case with other classic Asian imports. That is why I find the price-performance ratio good despite the high price.
Conclusion – Hyperice Hypervolt Review
Considering all the evaluation criteria, the Hyperice Hypervolt is clearly one of the best models in my massage gun test. There are many reasons for this:
On the one hand, the gun looks very high-quality and is cleanly processed. I was particularly impressed by the ball attachment, which is made of rubber and not plastic like most other massagers.
Another strength of the Hypervolt is the app control. This allows you to control the gun via smartphone as well as apply predefined massages. In my test, this was very easy to do and completely convinced me.
In addition, the massage gun is very quiet – especially at the highest level. Other devices emit much louder noises at a high stroke rate.
On the other hand, the small disadvantages of the Hyperice Hypervolt can be counted on one hand. You will therefore find them listed below. However, they do not change my rating. I can recommend the massage gun to almost anyone who has the necessary budget.
Scope of Delivery and Attachments - 10/10
Functionality - 10/10
Usability and Handling - 8/10
Power Supply - 9/10
Noise - 9/10
Material and Quality - 9/10
- very low volume at the highest speed level
- space-saving transportable
- carrying bag for attachments included
- simple operability
- very good handling
- appears stable and of high quality
- well thought-out power levels
- 5 attachments included
- very well processed
- enables app control
- integrated pressure sensor
- replaceable battery
- handle smells a bit like rubber
- very high weight
- price could be lower
- “only” three power levels
- no carry bag for the gun
FAQ & Troubleshooting
- If you still have a warranty on the Hypervolt, contact the manufacturer with your problem. They can help you in most cases.
- Make sure that the battery of the massage gun is charged. Before the first use, you should fully charge the battery.
- Make sure you have set the switch on the bottom to "On".
- You should perform this step only if nothing works and you have no warranty: You can open the massage gun and perform a repair by yourself. There is an excellent tutorial to do this on this Reddit thread.
- Make sure that you use the original power supply. According to Hyperice, the Hypervolt can only be charged with the original charger. If you do not have the original charger, you can purchase it directly from Hyperice.
- If the battery still does not charge properly, leave it connected to the charging cable for about one hour. Remove the charging cable and then start the massage gun. Empty the battery completely again. Then try to charge the battery again. The whole process may have to be repeated several times.
- If charging the battery still does not work, contact Hyperice support. This should be the first thing you do if you still have a warranty.
- Avoid completely draining the battery. The problem that the massage gun cannot be charged often occurs when the battery is completely discharged.
- Make sure the Hypervolt is turned off.
- Hold the massage gun and simply pull off the current attachment.
- Insert the desired attachment firmly to the massage gun.