Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Review

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The Bottom Line

The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 is a top-of-the-line percussion massage gun. While it may be on the pricier side, it is worth the investment for those who prioritise recovery and muscle relaxation. It sports innovative features such as a pressure sensor and can be connected to the Hyperice app on your mobile device for added functionality and quality-of-life features. Although it’s a good all-round option for fitness enthusiasts who prefer a softer muscle massage and office workers, it suffers from a low stall force which makes it insufficient for deep tissue massages.

Final Rating: 3.95/5

What I Liked

  • Improved Design: The Hypervolt 2 has a sleeker design with a more comfortable grip. The new attachment heads are also easier to swap out, which is a big plus.
  • Single button operation: The Hypervolt 2 is incredibly easy to use with its single button that only needs to be held or pressed to access certain functions.

What I Didn’t Like

  • Although not a dealbreaker, the features that help to promote a better user experience such as the app and pressure sensor, don’t feel like they overcome the unit’s shortcomings.
  • Short battery life: The battery life of less than 3 hours is too short for me.

    Who Should Use The Hyperice Hypervolt 2?

    The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 is a mid-priced massage gun that is marketed towards the general public. Here are some examples of individuals who may benefit from using it:

    • Fitness enthusiasts who prefer a softer muscle massage: Although the amplitude of 12 mm is respectable, the low stall force doesn’t allow you to get to work on aching muscles.
    • Office workers: If you spend long hours sitting at a desk, you may experience tension in your neck, shoulders, and back. The Hypervolt 2 is lightweight, small, and relatively quiet and could be stored in a drawer.

    But the Hyperice may not be for everyone. The main disadvantage of the Hypervolt 2 is its low stall force of 35 lbs. This means you can’t apply as much pressure to the area being massaged as much as other percussive massage guns. As such, the Hypervolt 2 is in my opinion, not ideal for athletes who need a deep tissue massage regularly or people who prefer thorough therapy to relieve muscle tension.

    Although the battery life is stated at 3 hours, customer reviews indicate that 2 hours is more realistic. With this low battery life in mind, it’s probably not a good option as a traveling companion considering you need to buy the charging port as well.

    My Take On It’s Features

    Here are some of the features that stood out to me.

    Small but powerful (to an extent)

    With a slightly better amplitude of 12mm than its predecessor, the Hypervolt 2 promises a deeper, more effective massage. When used for the first time, the gadget produces a pleasing percussion effect that is noticeably firmer than its predecessor but falls short of the higher amplitude versions’ intensity. This ‘sweet spot’ balance provides a good compromise between strong and vibrating sensations, making it appropriate for a range of muscle areas.

    The device’s projected stall force of 35 pounds is its biggest weakness. This device’s weak stall force is a significant negative that is especially apparent at higher speeds. It makes the device stall easily under pressure, which reduces its effectiveness during more vigorous massages.

    The motor performance of the device seems to be in line with earlier versions, retaining a power output that is comparable to those of the prior models. The Hypervolt 2 fails to provide the expected strength, despite hopes for more power. Other massage guns like the Beurer MG99 and RENPHO are better for power.

    Bluetooth connectivity is useful

    For automated speed control, the Hypervolt 2 can connect to the Hyperice app that can be installed on your mobile device. The app also allows you to learn about the features of the massage gun and watch how top athletes use Hypervolts for their recovery exercises. Although it isn’t a deal-breaker for everyone, the Bluetooth capability adds another level of use and comprehension to the device and appeals to individuals looking for more direction in their massage and recuperation regimens.

    Sensor to control the pressure

    Similar to the Smart Level on the Arboleaf Mini massage gun, the Hypervolt 2 incorporates patented technology that automatically detects the pressure being applied to your muscles and displays it. Despite the inclusion of a pressure sensor with three-level LEDs, its effectiveness is hampered by the device’s relatively low stall force of 35 lbs.

    Despite being present, the pressure sensor’s capability doesn’t significantly improve the overall massage experience because of the device’s limits (low stall force) with regard to handling applied pressure.

    Comes with premium attachments

    In comparison to its predecessor, the Hypervolt 2 has a new appearance and a lighter, smaller body. Operation is made simpler by the control panel’s indications for pressure, speed, and Bluetooth connectivity. While the rubberized handle improves grip, the lack of a carrying case is still a disadvantage. The Hypervolt 2 comes with five head attachments made from premium materials. Some attachments are typical for a percussion massage gun but some are unique. They include:

    • Ball head: More forgiving touch and universal use but especially good for large muscle groups like quads and calves.
    • Forkhead: Specifically targeting the calf, neck, and spine.
    • Cushion head: For delicate and skeletal regions such as the hands, forearms, and feet.
    • Bullet head: Perfect for treating trigger points or areas that need a bit of point force (e.g. soles of the feet).

    Although the attachments match the device in terms of quality and colour, they don’t provide anything new beyond functionality. Except for the Ball and Cushion heads, which have a gentler touch, the majority are constructed of hard plastic.

    Quiet and comes with a decent battery life

    The Hypervolt 2 lives up to Hyperice’s heritage by being silent, albeit with a little increased noise level than its predecessor. The device produces sounds between 53 and 54 dB at lower speed levels and between 63 and 64 dB at its highest setting which is a bit higher than other premium massage guns such as the Theragun Pro. Because of its higher amplitude, it is slightly louder, but it doesn’t interfere with normal conversation when in use.

    With a rechargeable lithium-ion 23V battery, the device can run for up to three hours, however, actual use suggests that two hours is a more reasonable amount of time at moderate to high pressure. Although respectable, its battery life is not as long as certain rivals, such as Ekrin, which provides a longer usage period of 4-6 hours.

    A notable change from earlier iterations is the non-removable battery, which may set the Hypervolt 2 apart as an entry-level gadget from the higher-end Hypervolt Pro. This contrast is further reinforced by the lack of a USB-C charger. Annoyingly, you will need to buy the Hypervolt 2 Pro Charging Base which will set you back another $84.95.

    Traveling With The Hyperice Hypervolt 2

    In terms of size and weight, the Hypervolt 2 offers no issues. Its weight of 816 g doesn’t qualify as a compact massage gun like the BodyPro Mini Massage Gun which can be used without getting a sore arm. However, I do have some issues with its carry case – or lack thereof. Unlike the majority of massage guns, the Hypervolt 2 doesn’t come with a case that houses the unit itself and all its attachments. Instead, you will receive a small pouch to store the five head attachments. The only other consideration is the need to frequently charge since it has a stated battery life of 3 hours.

    My Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Experience

    My experience with the Hypervolt 2 highlighted its improved ergonomics and aesthetics. The device has a better grip and looks better overall, which are clear results of the redesign from its predecessor. Even still, the device’s performance during deep tissue massages was significantly impacted by the stall force constraints. Although the range of attachments is typical for what you will find in a percussive massage gun, I felt there was a persistent yearning for increased stall force, which limited the device’s ability to provide deeper massages.

    Despite the Hypervolt 2 looking fantastic from an aesthetic point of view, the lack of a carry case and charging port (which are separate purchases) makes it feel a little underwhelming. Combine this with the low stall force and I couldn’t help but feel that the Hypervolt 2 sits somewhere in between a standard-size massage gun and a compact and travel-friendly version.

    What Customers Are Saying

    Based on 622 Google reviews at the time of writing, the Hypervolt 2 has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5.0. Generally, the massage gun was praised for its many uses and for efficiently activating muscles before exercise to improve performance. One key advantage that was emphasised was its remarkable ability to promote faster recovery after exercise by reducing soreness. Overall, the Hypervolt 2 satisfied users’ expectations and had a good influence on their wellness routines by bridging the gap between professional sports therapy and regular exercise.

    However, there were some recurring themes in terms of areas for improvement. In particular, several customers found it difficult to operate the power button. Furthermore, suggestions were made for improvement even if the battery life was thought to be better than in prior models.

    Final Verdict

    Based on our Hyperice Hypervolt 2 review, the device may not be considered a powerful massage gun with its lower-than-usual stall force of 35 lbs. Although it comes with a great-looking design and decent quality-of-life features that you will seldom find in other massage guns, the Bluetooth-enabled Hypervolt 2 is more suited to light to medium body massage with its rapid and repetitive pressure. Simply put, there are better massage guns if you prefer a deeper massage and increased blood flow in sore muscles.

    How I Rated The Hyperice Hypervolt 2

    • Ordering, Shipping, Delivery – 4/5
    • Speeds – 4/5
    • Motor – 4/5
    • Attachments – 4/5
    • Battery Life – 3/5
    • Noise – 4/5
    • Portability – 4/5
    • Value – 4.5/5
    • Warranty and Returns – 3.5/5
    • Customer Service – 3/5
    • OVERALL: 3.95/5

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the amplitude of the Hyperice Hypervolt 2?

    The maximum amplitude of the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 is 12 mm, the same as that of the initial Hypervolt model. This amplitude offers deep tissue massage and is adequate for the majority of people.

    How does the Hypervolt 2 compare to the Theragun Pro?

    Although both the Hypervolt 2 and the Theragun Pro are excellent massagers, they differ in a few key ways. Compared to the Theragun Pro, the Hypervolt 2 is more economical, quieter, and has a longer battery life. Theragun Pro, on the other hand, comes with a carrying case and has a higher maximum stall force.

    Is the Hypervolt 2 worth the price?

    Being a high-end massager, the Hypervolt 2 is more expensive than some of its rivals. However, for those seeking a premium massager that is long-lasting, efficient, and simple to operate, it is well worth the cost.

    Are Hyperice massage guns worth the money?

    With good reason, Hyperice massage pistols are among the most well-liked models available. They have several features that make them simple to use, well-made, and efficient. For people who are serious about their rehabilitation and want a high-quality massage gun, they are worth the extra cash even though they could be more expensive than some of their rivals.

    How loud is the Hyperice Hypervolt 2?

    Though it is quieter than the first Hypervolt model, the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 is still somewhat louder than some of its rivals. It is not, however, loud enough to be annoying to use in a public place.

    What are the reviews saying about the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 on Reddit?

    On Reddit, the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 has received mostly positive reviews. Customers laud its longevity, usability, and efficacy. Although some users complain that it is a little heavier than other massagers, most people don’t find this to be a big problem.

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