Wattne W2 Review

According to the manufacturer, the Wattne W2 massage gun is a professional massage gun that is extremely quiet and can be used for deep tissue massage. But to what extent is this true? This is what I want to find out in this review. For this purpose, I bought the device and evaluated it in different categories, such as functionality, handling, and quality.

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Scope of Delivery and Attachments

The box in which the Wattne W2 is delivered is completely black. This makes it look very classy.

But let’s not dwell on the exterior but look at the contents of the box.

  • 1 x Wattne W2
  • 1 x Ball Attachment
  • 1 x Flat Head Attachment
  • 1 x Rounded Flat Head Attachment
  • 1 x Fork Attachment
  • 1 x Bullet Attachment
  • 1 x Thumb Attachment
  • 1 x Carry Bag
  • 1 x Charger
  • 1 x Manual

I can find absolutely nothing wrong with the sheer scope of the included accessories. Everything is included that you would want and need to use a massage gun. The attachments also seem very versatile:

The ball attachment is the standard attachment that comes with almost all massage guns. Due to its size and shape, it can be used for all muscles. However, it is particularly suitable for larger muscle groups.


The flat head attachment is also very universal. On the Wattne W2, the attachment has nubs on the top. This is quite rare. The small nubs provide a special feeling on the skin.


The rounded flat head attachment is similar in design to the flat head attachment. However, it has a slight curvature on the upper side. This makes it more suitable for certain muscles or feels better in certain places.


The fork attachment has, as the name suggests, a gap in the middle. This serves as a recess for tendons, ligaments and bones. These are not to be treated with the massage gun. Accordingly, the attachment is used along the spine and calves.


The bullet attachment has a fairly small tip. This allows it to be used specifically for individual muscles, for example to treat trigger points.


The Wattne W2 is one of the few pistols with a thumb attachment. This attachment is modeled after the human thumb. This is to use it on the feet, the hands and the lower back.


All in all, the attachments cover the essential things you need to treat most muscle groups. I would have only wished for an air cushion attachment for sensitive areas. However, that is complaining on a high level.

The quality of the attachments also convinced me and does not have to hide behind that more expensive massage guns. The massage heads are mainly made of foam (ball attachment) or plastic (other attachments). The material is not only stable but also feels pleasant.

 

Functionality

In total, the Wattne W2 has 20 power levels. That’s quite a few for a massage gun. Therefore, I will not list all of them here. Instead, you will find the shock frequencies for the application areas specified by the manufacturer:

  • 1st to 5th Level: 1,200 to 1,642 rpm
  • 6th to 10th Level: 1,753 to 2,195 rpm
  • 11th to 15th Level: 2,305 to 2,747 rpm
  • 16th to 20th Level: 2,858 to 3,300 rpm

The power levels thus cover all the application areas that you need in a massage gun. On the lowest settings, the massage feels very light. On the highest levels, on the other hand, it is quite intense.

Unfortunately, I did not find any information about the impact depth. However, it should be in the good midfield. However, the power of 20 watts is very low. This is also noticeable during use, in my opinion.

 

Usability and Handling

The operation of the Wattne W2 is as simple as most other massage guns. There is a switch on the bottom to turn the power supply on or off.

The motor can be switched on and off via a power button on the top of the gun. The 20 power levels can be switched up and down via two further buttons. In addition, automatically set modes can be activated. The operation is also explained well in the included user manual.

The handling is also comparatively good. Thus, the weight of the massage gun is quite low. It is only 1.93 lbs (875 g) without attachment or 1.98 lbs (897 g) with ball attachment. Thus, the gun does not feel too heavy during longer use.

The handle could be a bit narrower, as it is quite hard to grip around. However, this is compensated for to some extent by the rubber coating. This prevents the handle from slipping out of hand very well.

 

Power Supply

There is an integrated battery in the Wattne W2. Its capacity is 2,600 mAh, which is average for massage guns. According to the manufacturer, this should allow the gun to operate for 3 to 8 hours, depending on the level used. My test showed that in practice, 3 to a maximum of 4 hours is more realistic.

The current battery level is always displayed during use via the light at the bottom of the handle. This lights up in the colors green – yellow – red (full to empty). However, an exact display is not available, which I find a pity. Thus, you can only roughly estimate the current battery state.

The battery is charged via the supplied power supply unit. This is connected to a power outlet and plugged into the underside of the gun. The charging process thus takes place in a few hours. The 3.5 hours stated by the manufacturer are very realistic here.

Unfortunately, the battery is not replaceable. This also results in deductions in this category. The entire gun has to be replaced if the battery is defective.

 

Noise

I measured the volume of the Wattne W2 with a volume meter from a distance of 40 cm. Normally, I do this for each individual power level. However, due to the large number of power levels, I performed the measurement for the power ranges specified by the manufacturer in this case. I obtained the following values:

  • 1st to 5th Level: ~ 48 dB to 53 dB – similar to a (loud) TV
  • 6th to 10th Level: ~ 54 dB to 57 dB – similar to a conversation
  • 11th to 15th Level: ~ 57 dB to 67 dB – similar to road traffic
  • 16th to 20th Level: ~ 67 dB to 69 dB – similar to a vacuum cleaner

All in all, this makes the Wattne W2 one of the loudest devices in my massage gun test. The noise is barely perceptible on the first levels. However, the gun is really extremely loud from level 12 to 13. In my opinion, relaxation is very difficult to achieve here. Use in quiet environments is also not recommended. Accordingly, there are large deductions in this category.

 

Material and Quality

Wattne has mainly used plastic for the material. Nevertheless, the massage gun looks very valuable at the first moment. Unfortunately, I could see some flaws when I took a second look. For example, the black paint has already peeled off in some smaller places on my copy. The gaps are also quite large in some places.

The workmanship, on the other hand, is very good. I could not detect any sharp or unclean edges. Instead, the material is without any noticeable flaws.

The smell, on the other hand, can be criticized. I could perceive a very unpleasant chemical smell on the handle as well as the case. This is, unfortunately, a common problem with cheaper massage guns. Often, the smell comes from the processed rubber and the plasticizers contained therein.

 

Price Performance

I paid €68.99 for the Wattne W2. Then when I tested it a few weeks later, the price on Amazon.com was $85.99. However, with a coupon, it could be lowered to $69.99. This puts it in the low to mid price range and is quite a bit cheaper than the top models. However, it is also one of the worst massagers in my test. Accordingly, I can’t recommend it despite its fairly low price, even from a price-performance perspective.

 

Conclusion – Wattne W2 Review

Summary

The Wattne W2 is a comparatively inexpensive massage gun. However, it did not convince me at all in my test. The device is extremely loud in operation, the power of the motor is comparatively low and the power levels are too granular for the normal user. The battery is also not replaceable, so the entire gun has to be replaced if it is defective.

However, the worst thing for me was the quality. The paint came off in some places. The workmanship was also somewhat unclean in parts.

In contrast, there are not too many positive features. One of them is the fairly low weight and the rubberized grip. Thus, the gun lies well in the hand, does not become heavy even during long use, and does not slip out of sweaty hands. Apart from that, the Wattne W2 could only convince me to a limited extent.

Overall, I personally would therefore rather not advise the Wattne W2.

Overall
8/10
8/10
  • Scope of Delivery and Attachments - 10/10
    10/10
  • Functionality - 9/10
    9/10
  • Usability and Handling - 8/10
    8/10
  • Power Supply - 8/10
    8/10
  • Noise - 6/10
    6/10
  • Material and Quality - 7/10
    7/10

Pros

  • light and compact
  • space-saving transportable
  • carrying bag included
  • simple operability
  • very good handling
  • well thought out power levels
  • 5 attachments included
  • with display

Cons

  • battery not replaceable
  • handle smells unpleasantly of rubber
  • does not seem as stable as metal models
  • “too many” power levels
  • very loud
  • poor quality

 

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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