We’ve covered Hyperice products here at Massage Gun Fight before, and today, we’re back with a new review: Hypervolt 2 Pro. If you’re in the market for a new massage gun, you might have come across this one during your research. But is it worth it? This guide will answer just that.
Hypervolt 2 Pro Review, Summary and Features
- Price: $399
- Depth: 14 millimeters
- Stall Force: 30 – 40 pounds
- Noise: 54 – 66 decibels
- Speeds: 5 speeds (1700, 1900, 2100, 2400 and 2700 percussion per minute)
- Battery Life: 3 hour battery life (removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery)
- Frame: Hard plastic, rubberized handle
- Attachments: 5 massage heads
- Brushless high-torque 90w motor
- Patented QuietGlide® technology
- Bluetooth compatible
- Sleek design
- Low stall force
- Does not come with a carry case
- No straightforward specs on the Hyperice Website
The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro Massage Gun is marketed as a luxury massage gun in the ‘massage gun game.’ The brand is partnered with professional athletic associations, such as the NBA, NFL, MLB, PGA, UFC, and U.S. Soccer. The massage gun uses the principles of percussive massage therapy to help relieve and heal sore muscles.
This professional grade massage gun is lightweight, quiet, and modern looking. You can customize your routine and get tips from the experts via the Hyperice app that connects to your device via Bluetooth.
The Hypervolt 2 Pro looks much like the previous generations, but there are a few differences. The body of the device is black and made of hard plastic, but the shape of the handle is now oval shaped. This makes it easier for smaller hands to hold the device.
The back of the gun looks sleeker and more modern. Unlike the buttons on previous models, a dial on the Hypervolt 2 Pro can be used to adjust its speed. The LED lights are now white and indicate the speed, and white LED lights automatically indicate pressure based on how much you’re applying. The LED light ring at the bottom is the same.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the 90 degree angle of the handle. No matter if you’re using the gun on yourself or someone else, the angle isn’t very ergonomic and puts strain on the wrist. This makes it less than ideal for long sessions.
We’ve discussed before how Hyperice offers a great line of massage guns, but, in comparison to competitors, the high price point just isn’t justifiable.
One pet peeve we have against Hyperice is that they don’t post the specifications on the website. The Hypervolt 2 Pro is no exception. Sure, they have a specs section that offers vague descriptions for what the product offers, but there are very few quantifiable details. But, we did some digging for you.
The Hypervolt 2 Pro has five speeds and a patented pressure sensor. Its highest speed is 2700 percussion per minute, which is in line with other professional models. However, the Hypervolt 2 Pro stall force is low. While Hyperice claims its about 60 – 70 pounds, a number of reviews guess it to be around 35 pounds.
We do appreciate that Hyperice makes it easy for its customers to buy replacement batteries. The Hypervolt 2 Pro lithium-ion battery is 24V and is like those in other top-performing massage guns, which means that it holds a charge well. The Hypervolt 2 Pro has a three hour battery life.
While lithium-ion batteries are rechargeable, they have a lifespan of a couple of years and you’ll likely need to replace yours at some point. Since it’s an easily removable battery pack, you can buy additional batteries for Hypervolt 2 Pro guns and charge one while using the other.
Just like with the Hypervolt and Hypervolt Plus, the Hypervolt 2 Pro comes with five attachment heads, each made of hard plastic. The interchangeable massage gun heads are the ball, fork, bullet, flat, and cushion, which are essentially the universal set for massage guns.
While some companies have used foam for the ball attachment, including even previous Hypervolt models, this attachment is made from plastic, albeit one that is softer than the standard plastic used for the other attachments.
Like its other models, Hyperice provides a little pouch for the Hypervolt 2 Pro head attachments.
Price and Warranty
Like all other Hyperice massage guns, the Hypervolt 2 Pro is on the pricier side. Hyperice does a great job of marketing and branding and this is seen as a luxury massage gun. It also stacks up alongside its competitors better than previous models, so maybe it is worth the $399 price tag.
Hyperice offers a one-year warranty on the Hypervolt Pro 2 to cover manufacturing defects. Like with most of their competitors, the warranty is void if the device is in any way altered.
There are some nice features on the Hypervolt 2 Pro that we appreciate compared to the previous models. It’s a good-looking massage gun, but we’re not just in it for the looks — it has the substance to boot, too.
We’re satisfied that this gun will give you what is to be expected from a mid-range massage gun, even though it’s been bunched in with other luxury brands. It competes with other massage guns by doing exactly what the others do.