That said, two of the three people I tried these massagers on preferred the Theragun instantly. I think this may be in part down to the very soft default general purpose head. However, I do like that the power floor of the cheaper massage guns is much lower. This test’s cheapest massage gun was sold under the Rybozen brand, but there’s no mention of that name on the box or the case.
Unlike Hyperice and Therabody, Hydragun only offers one product, also called Hydragun. I had the recent opportunity to try the Hydragun for myself to see how well it worked and if it really lives up to the brand’s self-imposed hype. Unfortunately, you’ll be on your own when you’re experimenting with the five interchangeable tips, as there’s no app to guide you through your percussive therapy journey.
You can use them during exercise, too, to help clear your muscles of lactic acid and toxins. Given how hard we know you’re going to hit that first treadmill reunion, you’re going to need a good massage gun to keep post-sesh DOMS at bay. We’ve been grafting behind the scenes to find the best for all needs and budgets, including plenty of hot picks for runners.
That said, it is a user-friendly unit that you can comfortably hold to massage different body parts. This is a top-rated and effective massage gun that guarantees hours of continuous massage. It comes with a high-capacity rechargeable long life battery that keeps it running for 4-10hrs. In addition to this, the massage gun has an ergonomic design that allows for easy hold when massaging every body part. Other than this, it is fitted with up to six massage heads that bring about ten intensity massages speed.
Furthermore, some models incorporate a variety of settings or presets that allow for a customizable experience. In testing each massage gun, we used every available tip, attachment, and accessory to see which we liked best. We also fussed around with the various modes and settings when available.
Though it offers speeds up to 3,200 PPM, it does not offer as much force, making it one of the quieter guns we tested. This is ideal for someone who is on a tight budget, wants multiple levels of power, but isn’t looking for something to get deep into their muscles. The Sportneer has five speed settings and six attachments, two of which are made of metal and specifically for use with oils . I tried using the metal attachments with essential oils, and the experience was just OK. What I mainly enjoyed was that the metal attachments were cool to the touch, which was a welcome sensation after a long, sweaty run.
We wanted to fix that, so we designed a quiet massager so you can fully enjoy your relaxation. At about 45 DB, it’s as loud as a quiet conversation you might have with a friend. Both Theragun PRO and Hypervolt Plus offer financing through Affirm, allowing you to pay over a period of time rather than upfront for your massage guns.
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Besides the extra power, the difference is that the LX comes with 9 speed levels and 10 interchangeable massage heads to choose from. Sonic makes high-quality massage guns that pack a ton of power and hold up with heavy use over time. Like the Theragun G3 PRO, the PlayMakar MVP percussion massager comes with 6 different attachment heads. For example, you can target your back muscles using the forked massage head that avoids your spine, and target small muscles or connective tissue with the smallest massage head. It has a totally different shape and grip, and instead of giving you just 3 massage heads and 6 speeds, the VYBE Pro comes with 5 attachment heads and 9 different speeds.
Our portable massage gun increases blood circulation, releases tension from sore and achy muscles, and helps relieve back, muscle, and joint pain. With a 5 hour battery life, the Z-Smart Massage Gun can be packed in your carry case, and ready to keep on-hand. While the 10mm amplitude isn’t nearly as deep penetrating as some of the higher end, 16mm options, don’t count this unit out when it comes to a powerful and potent massage. This whisper-quiet massage gun features five levels of vibration intensity.
The noise, on the other hand, is fairly less than most of the massage guns. At a speed of 3000 RPM and providing 27 stall force, it produces a noise around 45dB. Like most other affordable massage guns, it offers three-speed options and percussion per minute speed range. It charges via type C USB and lasts for more than 5 hours on the top-speed.