If you are shopping for a percussive therapy gun, two brand names you are going to run into time and again are Hypervolt and Theragun.
You might be wondering between these two brands which one offers products that are higher in quality and a superior value.
In this article, we are going to introduce you to the backgrounds of both companies and their product lines.
Along with their products, we will also compare their shipping and return policies, warranties, overall shopping experience, customer support, and more.
Below, you can view a quick comparison table for the percussive therapy gun product ranges offered by Theragun and Hypervolt.
Percussive Therapy Gun Product Range
|Hypervolt||3||2.5 Pounds||Brushless high-torque 60 W motor|
|Hypervolt 2||3||1.8 Pounds||Brushless high-torque 60 W motor|
|Hypervolt 2 Pro||5||2.8 Pounds||Brushless high-torque 90 W motor|
|Hypervolt Go||3||1.5 Pounds||Brushless high-torque 40 W motor|
|Hypervolt Plus||3||3 Pounds||Brushless high-torque 90 W motor|
|Theragun Prime||5||2.2 Pounds||QX65 Motor with QuietForce Technology™|
|Theragun Elite||5||2.2 Pounds||QX65 Motor with QuietForce Technology™|
|Theragun Pro||5 built in, customizable range||2.9 Pounds||QX150 Motor with QuietForce Technology™|
|Theragun mini||3||1.43 pounds||QX35 Motor with QuietForce Technology™|
Let’s dive into our detailed comparison!
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Company Backgrounds and Mission Statements
To get started, let’s offer some context for each of these brands.
Hypervolt is a brand of percussive therapy guns from a company called Hyperice.
Hyperice was founded in 2010, and is based in Irvine, CA.
The company writes, “We believe the quality of life is intimately connected to movement. Whether you’re an elite athlete, a fitness enthusiast, or seeking a healthier lifestyle, the way you move determines the way you feel. Our devices allow you to move better, so you can feel your absolute best.”
They continue, “Hyperice connects the innovation of technology to the art of movement. Our products are designed with a synthesis of science and physiology to support and advance the human condition.”
The company actually used to have the same name as the Theragun line of products. But in 2020, Theragun re-branded, keeping the Theragun name for its percussive therapy gun line, but changing the company name to Therabody.
The reason for the change was that Therabody was expanding. Like Hyperice, Therabody offers additional products for wellness.
Theragun’s history dates back even earlier than Hyperice’s history. When chiropractor Dr. Jason Wersland had a motorcycle accident in 2007, he needed a product he could use to treat the resulting nerve and muscle pain.
Alas, nothing that was on the market at the time was doing a satisfactory job. So, he ended up inventing his own product, the Theragun. Since that time, there have been a few generations of Theragun percussive therapy guns.
Both Hyperice and Therabody have strong reputations among customers. Their products are both broadly aimed at a market for professional and personal use.
With either brand, you are looking at a line of products from a well-established company with a long history. Neither company really emerges as a clear “winner” with respect to background.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Percussive Therapy Guns
The Hypervolt line consists of these percussive therapy guns:
- Hypervolt 2
- Hypervolt 2 Pro
- Hypervolt Go
- Hypervolt Plus
The Theragun line consists of these percussive therapy guns:
- Theragun Prime
- Theragun Elite
- Theragun PRO
- Theragun mini
Let’s briefly introduce each of these products in both lines so you know what each brand is offering.
The original Hypervolt is currently priced at $249 (it was previously $349). It measures 2.5 pounds, 10 x 7 x 2.5 inches, and contains a brushless high-torque 60 W motor.
It is powered by a 24 V rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and provides 2+ hours of use for each charge.
LED indicator lights provide a basic but functional user interface. You can also connect it through Bluetooth with an app for additional ease of use.
It offers 3 speeds ranging up to 3200 percussions per minute, and comes with Flat, Bullet, Fork, Cushion and Round attachments.
The volume of this therapy gun is 79 decibels.
Hyperice describes the Hypervolt 2 as “the original Hypervolt with some serious upgrades – lighter, more powerful, and a newly designed handle.” At the time of this writing, it sells for $229.
It measures 7.5 x 2.5 x 9.5 in and measures 1.8 pounds, so it is significantly lighter than the original Hypervolt, which may make it a good option for those with arm or wrist strain.
The motor is 60 W, like that in the original Hypervolt, and it likewise features 3 speeds, Bluetooth connectivity, and five attachments.
Hypervolt 2 Pro
Hyperice calls the Hypervolt 2 Pro “our most powerful percussion massage device ever.” At the time of this writing, you can get it for $299.
It measures 8 x 2.5 x 10.4 in and weighs 2.8 pounds. The battery lasts for three hours on a charge, and it offers 5 speeds of percussion, making it one of the most versatile Hypervolt products.
The motor is 90 W, and once again, you get Bluetooth connectivity and five attachments.
Another product in the Hypervolt line of therapy guns is the Hypervolt Go, priced at $129 at the time of this writing.
As the name of this product implies, this one is designed with portability in mind. It measures just 5.5 x 5.5 x 2 in and weighs a mere 1.5 pounds. There are 3 speeds of percussion, and the product is powered by a 40 W motor. It comes with two attachments.
So, if you are looking for the most powerful therapy gun, this isn’t it—but it is one of the most portable and lightweight you will find.
This is one of Hyperice’s premium percussive therapy guns. Nonetheless, it is quite similar to the basic Hypervolt.
It features the same three speeds and maximum percussions per minute, LED indicator lights, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 24 V rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The attachments are the same as well. At 81 decibels, it is scarcely louder than the original Hypervolt.
The three main differences are the price ($206 at the time of this writing, previously $299), the size (3 pounds, 10 x 6.5 x 2.5 inches), and the motor.
The motor for the Hypervolt Plus is a more powerful one with 90 W.
Concluding Thoughts on the Hypervolt Line
Most of the Hypervolt therapy guns are quite similar to each other, particularly with respect to percussion speeds and battery life.
There are some variations in size and power, however, which are the main differentiating features at each price point.
Now that we have explored the Hypervolt line of products, let’s take a look at what Theragun offers in its current generation.
Theragun describes the Prime as “smart” and “simplified.” It sells for $198 at the time of this writing.
This therapy gun measures 8.9 in x 6.3 in x 2.7 in and weighs 2.2 pounds.
It features 5 speed settings, and is powered by a 12 V internal lithium-ion battery which offers 120 minutes of run-time and 80 minutes of charging time.
The interface is LED indicator lights, but it is compatible with the Therabody app.
There are four attachments for this product.
At 60 decibels, it is significantly quieter than the typical Hypervolt therapy gun.
The Elite is Therabody’s “premium” therapy gun—but not their “professional” level gun, which is the PRO model.
It measures 9.5 in x 6.7 in x 2.8 in and weighs 2.2 pounds. So, it is mildly larger than the Prime, but the same weight.
This product features 5 speed settings and the same internal battery.
But it offers more force (40 pounds, compared to the 30 pounds the Prime can apply), and comes with 5 attachments rather than 4.
Additionally, the LED indicator lights are replaced by an OLED screen for greater ease-of-use.
Like the Prime, it is compatible with the Therabody app. It sells for $298 as of the time of this writing.
The professional-level therapy gun manufactured by Therabody is the Theragun PRO, selling for $399 at the time of this writing.
This makes it significantly pricier than anything in the Hypervolt line.
The therapy gun measures 10 in x 7.1 in x 3 in and weighs 2.9 pounds.
It features a pair of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. You can swap between them while you are charging. Each one offers 150 minutes of battery life.
The device features an OLED screen, and is compatible with the Therabody app. There are 6 attachments, and decibels fall somewhere between 60 and 70.
Therabody’s portable option is the Theragun mini for $199.
It measures just 6 in x 5.3 in x 2.25 in, and weighs only 1.43 pounds.
It features an internal battery and 3 speeds. You get a single attachment with it.
Concluding Thoughts on the Theragun Line
There is more variation in the Theragun line than there is in the Hypervolt line. Along with different sizes and weights, there are different user interface styles and battery options.
While both product lines are solid, on the whole, we are more impressed by what Theragun has to offer.
With devices that sport OLED screens, additional speeds, more battery options, and lower decibels, we feel that this product line gives you more choices and superior value.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Percussive Therapy Guns Accessories and Add-Ons
Accessories and add-ons available for Hypervolt therapy guns include cables, chargers, cases, head attachments, and head attachment pouches. There are also charging bases and batteries.
From what we can tell, the majority of these accessories are included with your purchase of most of the company’s therapy guns. It looks like the charging base and battery are available to buy separately.
Theragun products also come with a number of accessories and attachments. But the company offers a wider selection of add-on products you can purchase separately.
These include charging stands, multi-device wireless chargers, attachment heads, stands, battery chargers, batteries, skins for your devices, and some sets.
While Therabody and Hyperice both offer a nice range of accessories, we like that Therabody makes it easier to shop for add-ons and replacements separately, so Theragun wins in this category.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Other Products
Both Hyperice and Therabody offer additional products beyond their Hypervolt and Theragun ranges.
We don’t want to focus too much on this since we are primarily interested in their therapy guns, but we figure some people will find this link while searching for information on the companies themselves and not just their therapy gun lines. After all, “Theragun” is still sometimes used to refer to Therabody.
So, here are the other products Hyperice offers:
Hyperice X: This product offers contrast therapy treatment.
Core by Hyperice: This product is a handheld meditation trainer.
Nomatec: If you are looking for dynamic air compression, consider this line of products.
Venom: The Venom line of products combines heat and vibration therapy.
Vyper: Soothe your body with vibrating massage.
Hypersphere: You can target trigger points with the vibrating Hypersphere.
Hyperice: If you want cold therapy, then Hyperice is the line you are looking for.
Here are the other products Theragun is offering:
TheraOne: This is a line of CBD lotions, balms, oils, and tinctures.
Wave Series: If you are looking for rollers to apply pressure and vibration, the Wave Series of products can help you out.
RecoveryAir: This is the line of compression products that Therabody offers.
PowerDot: TENS and NMES are combined into one product with the PowerDot line.
There is no way to pick a winner in this category because each company offers different products to fill different needs. Obviously, if you are shopping for CBD products, Therabody has more to offer. But if you are shopping for cold therapy, Hyperice may be more in line with your needs.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Shipping and Return Policies
Now that we have discussed the product lines of both companies in detail, let’s talk about shipping and return policies.
Hyperice ships Hypervolt products via UPS and FedEx. On average, you can expect 7-10 business days between ordering and receiving your product.
Therabody writes that order processing takes 24 hours, and you can expect to receive your package within 1-2 business days following processing. They do not list their carrier in their shipping FAQ.
As to returns, Hyperice allows you to initiate a return process within 30 calendar days of receiving your product. Therabody does likewise.
The returns policies for the two companies are comparable. But if you want fast shipping, you would be better off ordering from Therabody.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Warranties
Now let’s talk about the warranties offered by both companies.
If you click on the Warranty information page on the Hyperice website, it only gives you info specifically about Hyperice and Nomatec, not Hypervolt.
But as best we can tell, it appears that your Hypervolt product is protected by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Hyperice also offers an extended warranty program. If you want to extend your protection, you can select it when you are checking out and pay an extra cost, which may be higher or lower depending on the device you are buying.
With Therabody, the length of your warranty depends on the particular product you are buying. It also may be different for the device than it is for the accessories.
Some Theragun products carry a 1 year warranty, while others carry a 2 year warranty.
Also, here is an example of a breakdown for included accessories:
Device & charger: 2 years
Lithium-ion batteries: 90 days
World travel charger: 1 year (2 years in the EU/UK)
Wireless charging stand: 1 year (2 years in the EU/UK)
Attachments: 30 days
While we like that you can extend your Hypervolt warranty, Therabody already backs some of its Theragun products with a longer warranty by default. Plus, we like that they make their warranty information easier to find, and provide detailed breakdowns.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Shopping and Checkout Experience
What is it like to shop on the Therabody and Hyperice websites?
On the whole, both websites are easy to navigate to find what you need.
We did find the filters system for Hyperice a bit confusing; for example, we repeatedly were unable to pull up the Accessories page, even though we had no filters selected and clicked on “Accessories.” We are not sure if this was poor navigation at play or an error.
We could not run into any issues like this on the Therabody website, however.
How do the checkout experiences compare? In both cases, they are pretty straightforward. You add the item you want to your cart or bag, and then click in the upper right-hand corner on the cart or bag icon.
There you have a chance to fill out your shipping and payment information, review your order, and submit it.
Checking out on either website is fast and easy. And for the most part, both sites offer a smooth and enjoyable shopping experience.
Still, we can narrowly pick Therabody as the winner in this category since the site seems a little more functional and easy to navigate.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Promotions
At the time of this writing, we did not notice any promotions or sales on the Hypervolt website.
But we do know that Hyperice has posted deals on their website in the past.
Also, if you follow Hyperice on social media, you will notice they sometimes run additional promotions and giveaways there.
For Therabody, at the time of this writing, we notice a promotion right at the top of the Therabody website.
The promotion in question is for a different product, not Theragun, but we imagine sometimes they run promotions for Theragun up there that are easy to find.
Like Hyperice, Therabody also sometimes post promotions on social media pages.
We have not followed promotions from these two companies for long enough to say which one tends to offer the bigger or more frequent discounts. From what we can tell, they probably are similar.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Customer Onboarding and Support
We investigated customer support for both of these companies. When we opened the live chat on Hyperice, it connected us with a bot. It was a weekend, so that might have been the reason. But there was no mention of live agents, and nothing about support tickets.
There is nobody at the live chat on the Therabody website today, either, but we have connected with live agents in the past. In fact, we have found them to be knowledgeable and friendly, taking pains to research to answer questions when information was not readily available.
Plus, when nobody was there today, at least the live chat box offered us the opportunity to open a support ticket, assuring us that an agent would assist us as soon as possible.
In this category, it is easy to pick Therabody as the winner over Hyperice. If you purchase a Theragun product, you may have an easier time connecting with a customer support agent than if you choose a Hypervolt product.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Customer Reviews
On the whole, customer reviews for both of these product lines are overwhelmingly positive, both with respect to the products themselves and the support they received.
Whether you choose Hypervolt or Theragun, customer reviews suggest that you will have a positive experience.
Hypervolt vs. Theragun Value
Whether you choose Theragun or Hypervolt, both product ranges start at $199 as of the time of this writing.
That said, the price range for Theragun is certainly wider than that for Hypervolt. The most expensive product in the Theragun line is the $599 Theragun PRO.
By contrast, the most expensive product in the Hypervolt range is the $399 Hypervolt 2 Pro.
But with 300 minutes of total battery life, an OLED screen, a customizable speed range, a rotating arm and ergonomic multi-grip, and a quiet motor, we feel like the most expensive Theragun offers more value than the most expensive Hypervolt, even with the significantly higher price tag.
Even though the price range for Theragun goes higher than that for Hypervolt, we feel that you get more bang for your buck if you go with Theragun.
Theragun and Hypervolt are both high quality therapy guns, and a product from either line should be a satisfactory purchase for personal or professional use.
That being said, Hypervolt did not emerge as the clear winner in any of our comparison categories. In all of them, Theragun came out ahead, or there was a tie.
We think that if you choose Theragun, you will be impressed with the quiet, powerful performance of your therapy gun as well as its versatile features and solid customer support.
Nevertheless, if you decide to go with Hypervolt, we believe you will also be happy with your purchase, just like the numerous Hyperice customers who have posted glowing reviews.
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