For 2022 Hypervolt have released their newest and most up-to-date massage guns, the Hypervolt 2 and the Hypervolt 2 Pro. We’re going to review them both and see how they’ve been upgraded from previous years. Are they going to be worth the investment? Let’s find out!
However, if you want to know what the absolute newest and most powerful model has to offer, we’re going to tell you all you need to know in our Hypervolt 2 Pro review.
We’ve created a table to show you the differences between the 5 current models available. We’ll discuss the products further down:
|Hypervolt 2 Pro||Hypervolt Plus||Hypervolt 2||Hypervolt||Hypervolt Go (Mini)|
|Weight||2.6 lbs||3 lbs||1.8 lbs||2.5 lbs||1.5 lbs|
|Size||10.4 x 8 x 2.5 in||9.7 x 7 x 2.5 in||9.5 x 7.5x 2.5 in||9.7 x 7 x 2.5 in||5.5 x 5.5 x 2 in|
|Battery Life||3 hours||2.5 hours||3 hours||2 hours||2.5 hours|
|Motor||90 w||90 w||60 w||60 w||40 w|
|Check Price on Hyperice||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Hyperice||Check Price on Amazon||Check Price on Amazon|
The 2020 version’s probably will only be available until stock sells out, so get yours now at a reduced price while you still can.
If the Hypervolt 2 is what you want, then you’ll definitely be getting one of the most advanced massage guns on the market today. Here’s our review of the Hypervolt 2 Pro:
Hypervolt 2 Pro Review
Hypervolt 2 Pro features and specs
Power and Speed
The 90w motor is more than sufficient for a powerful massage session that will benefit anyone, regardless of their situation. There are 5 different speeds available from 1700-2700 rpm. Battery life is an impressive 3 hours. While I’d like to know the stall force (the amount of pressure you can apply) I haven’t seen it advertised on the website.
This is the stroke length, or how deep the massage gun head gets into the muscle. For this massage gun it’s 14mm. Seeing as the average is about 10-12mm, that’s pretty good, although not as high as the Theragun Pro’s 16mm. It really isn’t worth paying an extra $200 for an extra 2mm though (particularly seeing as the majority of users wouldn’t need that depth).
There are 5 attachments and an included attachment pouch to keep them together. The head attachments help you to customize your treatment and each is designed for different areas of the body. They’re really simple to use – when the device is switched off just pull the current one straight out, then insert the next one into the opening while pushing firmly.
Fork – This is best used on the paraspinal muscles, ankles, forearms, upper traps etc.
Bullet – This attachment has the smallest surface area and is good for deep, intense pressure and smaller, harder to reach muscles.
Flat – This head is good for covering a larger area or denser muscle group like glutes or hamstrings. It is made of a hard material for deep tissue penetration.
Cushion – This one is the softest material of the 5 so is suitable for beginners or for using on sensitive areas like the neck.
Round – This is slightly more dense material than the cushion and is for large muscle groups like the pecs, lats and quads. This is a very versatile head attachment and is many people’s favorite.
Patented Pressure Sensor Technology™ shows you how much pressure you’re applying with 3 LED light indicators.
The device connects via Bluetooth® to the Hyperice App. The app provides expert guidance and personalized recovery routines, syncing your physical and digital activity to customize your experience. It works with Apple Health, Garmin, Strava etc. You don’t have to guess how to use your massage gun because you get all the instructions and guidance you need. This is particularly useful as most people don’t get the most out of their massagers when they don’t know how to use them properly.
What else has the Hypervolt 2 Pro got?
It has a 1 year warranty – if it fails within 1 year of the date of purchase (due to workmanship or defects) they will repair or replace your massage gun free of charge. As with any warranty though, there are exclusions.
It’s TSA approved for carry on so carry it on a plane when you’re flying (it has international adapters too).
What is it missing?
Hyperice have never included a carrying case for their products. If you want one you can buy it separately though (about $30-$40). They do now include a carrying pouch for the head attachments, which is something. Personally, I’d prefer a case that holds everything together – the device, the attachments and the power supply adapters.
What’s new (vs last year’s model)? Hypervolt 2 Pro vs Hypervolt Plus
Being the current most powerful model (and the most expensive) this is an upgrade of last year’s Hypervolt Plus. But what’s different? And does it warrant spending an extra $70? The main difference here is the new design. The pill-shaped handle is more comfortable to hold, and the upgraded design makes it stand out from all the many Hypervolt knockoffs that are on the market right now.
It has a new digital dial that delivers 5 variable percussion speeds. The Plus had just 3 percussion speeds and wasn’t quite as powerful. Bluetooth connectivity is the same – connect to the Hyperice app for automated speed control.
Battery life is now slightly longer with 3 hours usage rather than the 2.5 hours of the older model.
The weight is reduced from 3lbs to 2.6lbs – not a huge difference, but even a small reduction in weight makes the device easier to use.
Who is the Hypervolt 2 Pro most suitable for?
The Hypervolt 2 Pro is pretty powerful, and while it can be used by anyone, the majority of users probably won’t ever need the top speeds. That doesn’t mean it’s not a great investment though. You never know when you MIGHT need the extra power.
If you’re into weight lifting, you’re a sports person or athlete, or just a regular gym goer, you’ll love this new model and definitely find it useful. If you’re just looking for a more relaxing massage, to treat back pain or just loosen up your muscles after a hard day at the office, you could probably get by with less.
How about the cheaper Hypervolt 2?
This is the upgrade of the Hypervolt Bluetooth from last year and is designed to be lighter, more powerful, and comes with an improved ergonomically designed handle.
While I like the new pill-shaped handle design (the old design has been copied so many times now by cheaper knockoff brands), the specs and features aren’t ALL that different.
For me the biggest advantage is that the weight has been reduced from 2.5lbs to 1.8lbs. That’s a good thing because it makes it easier to use when trying to reach awkward parts of the body (e.g. the upper back). A heavy massage gun can be tiring on the wrists and arms if you’re not strong.
Battery life is now 3 hours (vs 2 hours previously) and it still has the same Bluetooth connectivity to the Hyperice app. It also comes with the same 5 head attachments and pouch.
Hypervolt 2 vs Hypervolt 2 Pro
If you’re getting kind of confused it’s not surprising seeing as there are currently 5 different models available – this year and last year’s! You can check the table above to see them all compared side by side, but what about the 2 newest models from 2021?
Here are the differences between the Hypervolt 2 Pro vs Hypervolt 2:
The Hypervolt 2 Pro is slightly bigger, slightly heavier and has 2 extra speeds. It is also 30% more powerful with a 90w motor vs a 60w motor. And that’s it! If you invest in the Pro model the main benefit will be the extra power. Other than that they have the same battery life, same shape and design, and same number of attachment heads.
Final thoughts: Is it worth investing in the Hypervolt 2 Pro?
If you want to get the latest and greatest from Hyperice, then the Hypervolt 2 or the Hypervolt 2 Pro are the ones to consider. Hypervolt is one of the most popular percussion massager brands of the last few years and continues its reign with the new 2021 models. You certainly wouldn’t be disappointed with your purchase if you bought either of these. Both are fantastic devices, and there are few that can beat them for features and quality.
The Hypervolt 2 Pro IS one of the more expensive massage guns on the market though. Which is fine if you can afford it and don’t mind shelling out for the best and most top of the range product. It’s got some nice upgrades since last year. New lighter more ergonomic design, 2 extra speeds, slightly longer battery life etc. Plus its nowhere near as expensive as the top model in the Theragun brand – the Theragun PRO.
It is most suited to professional athletes, sports people, weight lifters and those with serious muscle issues. If you’re heavily into fitness or sport, then it’s definitely worth paying the extra money.
However, with 30% less power (but still as much power as most average massage guns on the market) you can get your hands on the new Hypervolt 2 for just $299 on the official website. Or check out last year’s Hypervolt Bluetooth on Amazon to save even more.
If you’re a complete beginner to massage guns and don’t need a particularly powerful model, then you should check out the mini Hypervolt Go. It’s small, light and portable!
Got any questions about our Hypervolt 2 Pro review? Just post them in the box below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.