Next-Generation of Hypervolt Massage Guns: A Review of the Hypervolt 2

Hyperice has gained recognition in the massage gun market as being a high end brand and quality product. So, when they released the Hypervolt 2 in the latter half of 2021 the buzz around it wasn’t a surprise. But, just how good is the Hypervolt 2? We’re going to let you know here in our Hypervolt 2 review.

Truth be told, we haven’t been the biggest fans of the Hypervolt massage guns, but we appreciate that they are one of the most popular massage guns

We’re also dedicated to giving you the best information so that you can decide what massage gun (or guns, if you’re like us) is best for you. So, without further ado, here’s our Hypervolt 2 review.

Hypervolt 2: Summary, Review, and Features

  • Price: $299
  • Depth: 12 millimeters
  • Stall Force: 20 – 30 pounds
  • Noise: 53 – 64 decibels
  • Speeds: 3 speeds (2000, 2350, and 2700 percussion per minute)
  • Battery Life: 3 hours (rechargeable lithium-ion battery)
  • Frame: Hard plastic, rubberized handle
  • Attachments: 5 massage heads
  • Warranty: 1-year 

Pros

  • Brushless high-torque 90w motor
  • Patented QuietGlide® technology
  • Bluetooth compatible
  • Sleek design 

Cons

  • Battery not removable
  • Low stall force
  • Only 3 speeds
  • Does not come with a carry case

The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Massage Gun is the new generation of Hyperice massage guns.  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. It offers a lightweight design and is one of the quietest massage guns on the market today. You can even customize your routine and get tips from the experts via the Hyperice app that connects to your device via Bluetooth.

Hypervolt 2 Review
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Design

The Hypervolt 2 looks and feels more compact and sleek than the former generation. The body of the device is entirely slate gray and made of hard plastic. The handle is now pill-shaped, which makes it easier for smaller hands to hold for extended periods of time. It’s also rubberized, which is helpful for grip.

Unlike the previous model which had a button on both the butt of the handle and on the back of the motor, the single button on the Hypervolt 2 is found on the back. This is both the power button and the speed control. 

Performance

Like with their other products, Hyperice leaves a lot to the imagination when it comes to quantifiable specifications. You can get some details from the HyperCare team, but some claims don’t seem to add up.

The Hypervolt 2 has three speeds of 2000, 2350, and 2700 percussion per minute. These fall mid-range in terms of the range and how many speed levels that other guns offer. 

Battery Life

The Hypervolt 2 has a 24V lithium-ion battery, which is sort of the standard of massage gun batteries as it holds a long charge and is rechargeable. The battery pack of the Hypervolt 2 provides three hours of charge.

One disadvantage is that the battery is no longer removable on the Hypervolt 2. In the previous generation, users could purchase additional batteries and swap the low-charge battery out for a full one.

When your lithium battery eventually reaches its natural death, you can pay $99 to have it replaced. According to the HyperCare team, the typical lifespan is three to four years. 

Attachments

The Hypervolt 2 comes with the standard five attachments: flat, bullet, ball, cushion, fork. These are all made of hard plastic, with the exception of the cushion and the ball. The ball is now made of closed-cell foam, which is an improvement from the previous one which was open-cell foam.

One thing we actually really like is that Hyperice has included international plug adaptors with the Hypervolt 2, as well as the Hypervolt 2 Pro and Hypervolt Go. This makes it easy to travel with your massage gun, which is a big advantage for professional athletes and those who need to manage chronic pain. 

FAQs 

These are some of the most commonly questions asked about the Hypervolt 2.

When Did the Hypervolt 2 Come Out?

Hyperice’s newest massage gun, the Hypervolt 2 was released on September 7, 2021, and marketed the new model as being more lightweight and ergonomic. Hyperice also released the Hypervolt 2 Pro and the Hyperice X on the same day. 

Does the Hypervolt 2 Really Work?

Research is still ongoing to determine if and how massage guns provide any benefit. One study showed promise after researchers found that a massage gun helped heal damaged tissue in mice. 

The gun was made by a team at Harvard and the researchers followed a specific treatment plan. Be careful in using this data to inform your own treatment and consult a professional before you use a massage gun on an injury. 

Is the Hypervolt 2 Massager Worth It?

When we compare the Hypervolt 2 to other models, it seems to have the same or similar effect as other mid-range guns on the market. So, in that regard, yes the Hypervolt 2 is worth it. However, like in our review of the Hyperice Hypervolt, we feel that the Hypervolt 2 is quite expensive despite being middle-tier in performance (our opinion).

It is, however, worth noting that Hyperice’s performance advisors are a group of experts in physiotherapy, massage therapy, psychology, nutrition, and women’s health. This is one way that Hyperice sets itself apart from others.

Bottom Line

While we have our own feelings on the Hypervolt 2, it does do what it claims to do. Whether that justifies the price tag is a matter of personal opinion. However, if you do go with the Hypervolt 2, there are some reasonable benefits and we hope you enjoy it.

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