Hypervolt Go vs Theragun mini

Hyperice and Therabody belong to the veterans among the massage gun manufacturers. The Hypervolt Go and the Theragun mini are the two mini massage guns from the manufacturers. If you can’t decide between the two massagers, you’ve come to the right place. On this page, you will find a comprehensive comparison of the massage guns. Since I have tested both the Hypervolt Go and the Theragun mini myself, I can report here not on the basis of data sheets of the manufacturers but also on my own experiences.

 

Comparison – Hypervolt Go vs Theragun mini

Criteria

Hyperice Hypervolt Go

Theragun mini

My Rating

Motor Power

up to 40 W

no information

Speed Levels

3

3

RPM

2,200 - 3,200

1,750 - 2,400

Amplitude

~ 10 mm

~ 12 mm

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

55 dB - 61 dB

58 dB - 69 dB

Material

Plastic

Plastic

Battery Capacity

2,350 mAh

no information

Battery Life

ca. 2.5 hours

ca. 2.5 hours

Battery changeable

Weight (without Attachment)

1.36 lbs (617 g)

1.43 lbs (649 g)

Scope of Delivery

  • Hyperice Hypervolt Go

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Bullet Attachment

  • Charger

  • User Manual

  • Theragun mini

  • Standard Ball Attachment

  • Carry Case

  • Charger

  • User Manual

Hyperice Hypervolt Go

Theragun mini

My Rating

My Rating

Motor Power

up to 40 W

Motor Power

no information

Speed Levels

3

Speed Levels

3

RPM

2,200 - 3,200

RPM

1,750 - 2,400

Amplitude

~ 10 mm

Amplitude

~ 12 mm

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

55 dB - 61 dB

Noise (from 40 cm Distance)

58 dB - 69 dB

Material

Plastic

Material

Plastic

Battery Capacity

2,350 mAh

Battery Capacity

no information

Battery Life

ca. 2.5 hours

Battery Life

ca. 2.5 hours

Battery changeable

Battery changeable

Weight (without Attachment)

1.36 lbs (617 g)

Weight (without Attachment)

1.43 lbs (649 g)

Scope of Delivery

  • Hyperice Hypervolt Go

  • Flat Head Attachment

  • Bullet Attachment

  • Charger

  • User Manual

Scope of Delivery

  • Theragun mini

  • Standard Ball Attachment

  • Carry Case

  • Charger

  • User Manual

 

Scope of Delivery and Attachments

I have listed the scope of delivery of both massage guns in the comparison table above. As you can see there, both are manageable. However, this is also a common problem with mini-massage guns.

I can’t see a clear winner in this category either. The Hypervolt Go comes with an additional attachment. With the Theragun mini, on the other hand, you get a carrying case.

In the end, you have to decide for yourself what is more important to you.

 

 

Functionality

Both massagers have three different power levels. In the Hyperice Hypervolt Go, these have the following rpm:

  • 1st Level: 2,200 rpm
  • 2nd Level: 2,750 rpm
  • 3rd Level: 3,200 rpm

The Theragun mini on the other hand has the following stroke frequencies:

  • 1st Level: 1,750 rpm
  • 2nd Level: 2,100 rpm
  • 3rd Level: 2,400 rpm

There are clear differences between the two devices here. The Theragun mini starts at a lower stroke frequency. It also does not go as high as the Hypervolt Go, which already starts in a higher range. In addition, the Go has a wider spectrum. However, my criticism of both devices is that there could be more power levels to adjust the power more individually to one’s needs.

Although both massagers provide an intensive massage, the massage feeling is completely different. With the Hypervolt Go, it feels like an intense vibration massage that goes deep into the tissues. The massage of the Theragun mini is also very intense. However, the individual jolts are more noticeable here due to the large stroke length of 12 mm.

Here you have to decide for yourself what you personally prefer. Neither massage gun has any special functions, such as a pressure sensor. This is typical for devices in this size category.

 

 

Usability

Although the two massagers look very different, the operation is equally good:

On the Hypervolt Go, there is a button directly on the handle. On the Theragun mini, the control is again located at the top of the massage gun.

In both cases, the motor is started by holding the button for a few seconds. Pressing the button again switches up one power level at a time until it starts again at the first level. The motor is switched off by holding the button again for a few seconds.

This is really easy as pie and can be learned in a short time by anyone!

 

 

Handling

In terms of handling, I looked at the weight of the massage guns on the one hand. Once again, the two devices perform quite similarly here. The Hypervolt GO weighs about 1.36 lbs (617 g) without the attachment and the Theragun mini is about 1.43 lbs (649 g) without the attachment. This makes both massagers very light compared to normal massage guns. For a mini massage gun, they are rather in the upper range. Nevertheless, the massage is anything but strenuous due to the low weight.

Secondly, I evaluated how well the massage guns can be gripped. The Hyperice Hypervolt Go has a narrow handle. It is easy to grip – even if you don’t have big hands. In addition, the handle is rubberized. This prevents the massage gun from slipping out of your hand too easily.

The Theragun mini is not shaped like a classic massage gun but like a kind of triangle. Nevertheless, it is very easy to grip. For this purpose, the device has indentations on the top. Also, the surface is matte, which also prevents it from slipping out of your hand.

Overall, both massagers do not take much here, and I can only recommend both with regard to handling!

 

 

Power Supply

For the power supply, both massage guns have a permanently installed battery. This is suboptimal since a defective battery means that the entire massage gun has to be replaced. However, since you get a warranty on both devices, this is unproblematic for now.

The Hypervolt Go has a battery capacity of 2,350 mAh. This is enough for a battery life of about 2.5 hours. The Theragun mini also has the same battery life. However, I could not find any information about the battery capacity here.

Both devices are charged via the supplied charging cable. This is plugged into the massage gun and connected to a power outlet. The battery then recharges in a few hours.

 

 

Noise

For both massage guns, I measured the volume myself from a distance of 40 cm. The noise level of the Hyperice Hypervolt Go was as follows:

  • 1st Level: ~ 55 dB to 56 dB – similar to a conversation
  • 2nd Level: ~ 57 dB to 58 dB – similar to a loud TV
  • 3rd Level: ~ 59 dB to 51 dB – similar to a loud conversation

For the Theragun mini, on the other hand, I measured the following volume at each power level:

  • 1st Level: ~ 58.8 dB to 59.2 dB – similar to a loud conversation
  • 2nd Level: ~ 61.8 dB to 62.4 dB – similar to a very loud TV or radio
  • 3rd Level: ~ 68.5 dB to 69 dB – similar to a vacuum cleaner at a distance of 1 m

Thus, both massagers are not particularly quiet. Especially the Theragun mini has the typical problem of all massage guns from Therabody. Although these are advertised with a low volume, they are among the loudest on the market.

The Hypervolt Go could also be a lot quieter. Still, its volume is in a very acceptable range compared to the Theragun. In terms of volume, therefore, I see the Hypervolt Go clearly ahead.

 

Material and Quality

There are hardly any differences in the material between the two massage guns. Both the Hypervolt Go and the Theragun mini are mostly made of plastic. This is very thick and thus stable in each case. Accordingly, both devices make a solid impression.

The workmanship of both massage guns is on a high level. For me, the Hypervolt Go has the edge here. All edges are perfectly finished. With the Theragun mini, I could, unfortunately, see impurities in some places. There was also lubricant on the stroke, which was easy to smear.

 

 

The Theragun mini scored better in terms of smell. It simply smells “new”. However, the Hypervolt Go smelled unpleasantly like rubber. This smell only disappeared after some time.

 

Price

I spent 161.70 € on the Hyperice Hypervolt Go myself. Its price, when I made this product comparison, was around $140 to $199, depending on the vendor.

The Theragun mini cost me €197.90. At the time of this comparison, it was priced between $159 and $199.

Thus, both massage guns are among the most expensive devices in their size class. Likewise, both have their very own advantages and disadvantages. This makes it hard to say which of the two devices has the better price-performance ratio. For me, both devices are not particularly good here.

 

Conclusion Hypervolt Go vs Theragun mini

My comparison showed: There is a real head-to-head race between the Hypervolt Go and the Theragun mini. Both devices are among the better mini massage guns. Both also have very similar strengths and weaknesses. Accordingly, the devices could also score almost equally well.

For example, both massagers have the same number of power levels, nearly identical battery life, similar weight, and nearly identical price. Apart from that, there are mainly the following differences:

  1. When massaging with the Theragun mini, you actually feel the shocks. With the Hypervolt Go, on the other hand, it feels more like an intense vibration massage.
  2. The Hypervolt Go is supplied with an additional attachment. For this, the Theragun mini comes with a carrying case.
  3. The Hypervolt Go is a lot quieter than the Theragun mini.
  4. The Hypervolt Go is better manufactured but has an unpleasant rubber smell. The Theragun mini is minimally worse made but comes without an unpleasant smell.
  5. In the end, the Hyperice Hypervolt Go and the Theragun mini are on a similar level. You have to decide for yourself which features appeal to you more. I can definitely recommend both devices!

 

Hyperice Hypervolt Go

  • light and compact
  • space-saving transportable
  • easy to operate
  • very good handling
  • enormously stable and valuable
  • well-thought-out power levels
  • perfectly processed
  • powerful motor
  • deep, intensive massage feeling
  • comparatively high price
  • battery not replaceable
  • quite loud
  • unpleasant smell on the handle
  • few attachments & no carrying case
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Theragun mini

  • light and compact
  • space-saving transportable
  • carrying bag included
  • easy to use
  • ergonomic shape
  • very stable material
  • pleasant muscle massage
  • high-quality workmanship
  • only one attachment included
  • very loud at highest power
  • high price
  • battery not replaceable
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Marcel

Hi, I'm Marcel! Here at massage-gun-guide.com, I review different massage guns to find the best device on the market. All the massagers I have held in my own hands, so I can always report from my own experience. In addition, I clarify all myths and questions about massage guns. More about me.

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