Is The Hyperice Hypervolt Worth The Money?
(Update: Get $30 off the opove M3 PRO with promo code “MG15” or $50 off the Hypervolt.)
At $350, you might be wondering if the Hyperice Hypervolt is worth the money. In this comparative review, we tested the Hypervolt to the $150 less expensive opove M3 PRO. Does a so-called “knock off” outperform the massage gun champion? We wanted to find out.
Let’s first talk about the Hypervolt. There’s no question, the Hypervolt is a fine percussion massage gun. The build quality is exceptional with performance to match. Weighing in at 2.5lbs, it’s quite easy to maneuver without much fatigue.
It has a detachable battery that is rated up to 3 hours of use. That’s assuming you’re using it on the lowest setting. Regardless, having the option to swap the battery for one with a fresh charge is a nice feature.
The Hypervolt also comes with 4 different muscle busting attachments. The 3 speed motor smoothly hums along at 3200RPM thanks to the high-torque motor with Quiet Glide™ technology. That is a fancy term meaning it has a brushless motor.
All in all, the Hypervolt is the perfect package, but the original question remains:
Is the Hyperice Hypervolt the best buy at $350?
Amazon is chalk full of Hypervolt look-alikes. The opove M3 Pro is perhaps one of the most notorious and well rated of the imposters. Looking at the sales page, it’s very obvious the folks behind the M3 Pro are dying to draw the attention of the Theragun and Hypervolt buyers.
Intentional or not, they “borrow” the trademarked Quiet Glide technology name from the Hypervolt in the description. A more blatant misnomer is calling it the G3 Pro, the name of Theragun’s highest end model. Those gripes aside, with a 4.7/5 rating from over 2000 reviewers, we had to try it out.
As of this writing, The M3 Pro is $199.99. The company behind the M3 Pro claims to offer the same 3200RPM motor, same battery life, same 4 attachment heads, weighs .3 oz less, and carries the same 1 year warranty.
Unlike the Hypervolt, however, the M3 Pro actually comes with a travel case. Hypervolt decided to pull an Apple and charge extra for something that should come in the box in the first place. Like it or not, a Hypervolt branded case is available for $49 dollars, bringing the grand total to $400.
On paper, it’s hard to not argue that the M3 Pro is simply a rebranded Hypervolt. See the two side by side below.