If you’re interested in purchasing a Hyperice Hypervolt (but you’re not sure which one), then this is the comparison you need to help you choose. The Hypervolt was one of the top selling massage guns of 2020, and is set to be just as popular in 2021. It comes in 2 different models though – the Hypervolt Bluetooth, and the upgraded PLUS model. You may be wondering if it’s worth paying a bit extra for the Plus, or is it really necessary? MAYBE you can get everything you need from the cheaper Hypervolt? In this Hypervolt vs Hypervolt Plus article we’re going to compare the two so that you can see which is the right one for you.
Spoiler Alert: There aren’t that many differences (this is going to be short!)
So, without further ado …
Hypervolt vs Hypervolt Plus: Here are the Differences
Rather than start by explaining about massage guns and why you should get one, I’ll just start with the comparison (that’s what you’re here for, right?) If you want to know more I’ll include that stuff afterwards so you can keep reading if you want more info.
Here’s a quick table so you can see the differences at a glance:
|Motor||60 watt||90 watt (30% more powerful)|
|Battery Life||180 minutes||150 minutes|
|Normal Price||$349||$399 ($50 more)|
|Buy Now (RogueFitness)||Buy On RogueFitness||Buy On RogueFitness|
Now if you look at the customer reviews for each of these products, you’ll find that nobody complains the Hypervolt isn’t powerful enough for their needs – everyone seems to be very happy with it. It’s also got the vast majority of the reviews, so by those numbers, we can assume this is by far the more popular of the two.
So why might you need the Hypervolt Plus with it’s 30% extra power? Some people prefer a more aggressive massage. Or maybe you’ve got serious problems with muscle knots that need a stronger, deeper massage to relieve the pain, stiffness and soreness. If you want the best, and you’ve got the extra money, then why not? I’ll reiterate though – most people won’t need this and will do just fine with the original model.
We’ve written a more detailed review of the Hypervolt if you need more info.
Hypervolt Plus vs Hypervolt: Features included in both
In this section I’m just going to discuss the features of the Hypervolt massage guns (both):
These are lightweight (2.5-3lbs), cordless massagers that are powered by rechargeable lithium ion batteries and give approx 2 hours of usage per charge. Both use Hyperice’s patented Quiet Glide Technology which enables you to use the device anywhere, without disturbing others. Many similar (but cheaper models) can be uncomfortably loud for you, the user, but also annoying for other people in the vicinity.
Why should you buy a massage gun?
There are so many benefits to massage guns that it’s no wonder they’re currently one of the bestselling fitness accessories available. Here are some of the things you might use your massager for:
- Speed up recovery and muscle repair after a hard workout (this is the most popular use)
- Warm up muscles before a workout
- Relieve muscle stiffness and spasms
- Improve blood circulation and flow
- Help with muscle problems related to nerve damage from a wide range of ailments including arthritis, MS etc.
- Improve range of motion for increased mobility and less muscle stiffness
- Break up scar tissue
- Stress relief
It’s also important to note that if you go for regular deep tissue massages with a therapist, a percussion massager like the Hypervolt will save you a lot of money by doing the same thing for free. You’ll also find it easier to hit the spots you really need to hit because you’re the one in control of your massage.
Here’s a video on how to use it (this applies to either model:)
Verdict: Which Should You Buy?
As the differences between the Hypervolt vs Hypervolt Plus are minor, you may just decide to choose based on your budget. $100 is no small saving, particularly if you intend to purchase the carry case as well (which is almost an extra $50). So you might just go for the cheaper (and more popular) Hypervolt. It’s got a slightly longer battery life too.
Personally, I prefer the silver look to the black, but that’s just a matter of aesthetics – they both work just the same. In regard to the power, you’ll find it’s plenty powerful for the vast majority of uses you could want it for.
So why would you pay the extra $100 and opt for the Hypervolt Plus? It wouldn’t be worth paying that much just for the black exterior (unless you’ve got money to burn!) so the main reason would be the extra power.
30% extra power, although not necessary for most users, could be very helpful in treating more serious muscle problems. Also as this is a professional device it might be a good choice if you use it to treat others (physiotherapists, chiropractors etc. might prefer the option to use a stronger massage for some clients).
The price of both models doesn’t really change throughout the year, so if you’re looking for Hypervolt deals you might have to wait until the Black Friday shopping season later in the year. However, if you count up the cost of regular massages, it’s easy to see that either of these devices will save you quite a bit of money in the long run! Either would make an excellent investment in the health of your muscles at any time of year.
Do I need to buy a travel case?
If you do buy one of the aforementioned massage guns, you’ll probably want to invest in the carry case at some stage. There’s an official Hyperice hard case available (you can find it on Rogue Fitness here). There are also a selection of non branded ones that are designed to fit the Hypervolt on Amazon. Some are slightly cheaper than the official carry case, but not by much though.
This is pretty much an essential item if you want to keep all the attachment heads, the charger and the device together (especially if you intend to travel with it). It comes with specially designed slots to keep everything safe and protected from moving around.