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The ultimate portable percussion massager. Lightweight, versatile, and sleekly designed, it offers relief on-the-go – massaging away stress and tension, loosening muscle knots, and targeting fatigue. It’s more than just an ordinary massage gun – it’s designed for go-getters like you to help you do what you love, more.

Pros Cons
+ More affordable than other massage guns - Limited number of massage heads
+ Lightweight making it nice and comfortable to hold - No bluetooth at all
+ Very quiet when being used - The app is not great
- No carry case

Unlock Your Recovery Potential with the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2

Massage guns like the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 have gained popularity among athletes and enthusiasts for their effective recovery benefits. Unlike traditional foam rolling, top-quality massage guns can deeply penetrate tissues, promoting relaxation and improving blood circulation. They are versatile tools that can be integrated into both warm-up and cool-down routines, contributing to muscle repair and reducing the risk of injury.

However, navigating the crowded market of massage guns can be daunting, especially considering their higher price point compared to foam rollers. The Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 stands out as a relatively affordable and portable option from Hyperice. But how does it stack up against competitors like the Theragun Elite and Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro? To answer this question and learn more about the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2, read our comprehensive review.

Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 Design

The design of the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 follows a familiar pattern seen in many massage guns, resembling its predecessor, the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro. Its long vertical handle is attached to a horizontally oriented shaft housing a brushless 40-watt motor. While not as ergonomically shaped as the triangular Theragun Elite or Theragun Prime, the T-shaped design is straightforward and allows access to most areas of the body without difficulty.

Weighing just 1.5 pounds, the Hypervolt Go 2 is remarkably lightweight, especially considering its powerful top speed of 3,200 PPM (Pulses Per Minute), comparable to heavier and pricier models. Its portability is further emphasized by TSA approval for carry-on luggage, although it lacks a dedicated carry case, which is a minor drawback compared to competitors like the Theragun Mini.

Operating the massage gun is simple, with a button on the back to turn it on. A green light at the bottom of the handle indicates power, turning red when the battery is low. Three lights above the on/off switch display the speed settings, adjusted by pressing the switch. Despite the absence of a screen, navigating through speed levels is intuitive.

Unlike its counterpart, the Hyperice Hypervolt Pro 2, the Go 2 lacks Bluetooth connectivity to the Hyperice app. This means it cannot automatically adjust speed based on muscle group, a feature present in other models.

Overall Performance

The Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2, much like its counterpart, the Hypervolt 2 Pro, boasts an impressive battery life. Lasting three hours, it surpasses the Theragun Elite and Theragun Mini by 60 and 30 minutes respectively. Throughout a week of testing, I found no need to recharge the massage gun, even after a full 24-minute lower body session using the app. While Hyperice recommends an initial four-hour charge, during testing, the gun charged fully in just one hour. Despite its commendable battery performance, the absence of a screen and Bluetooth connectivity makes it challenging to monitor remaining battery life.

Featuring three speed settings—2200 PPM, 2750 PPM, and 3200 PPM—the massage gun operates with a 40-watt motor, offering respectable power during use. Though not as robust as the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro, which boasts a stall force of around 35 pounds according to several reviews, the Hypervolt Go 2 still provides sufficient power without noticeable recoil. However, extended use at the highest speed may fatigue the wrists, a common issue with most massage guns.

Reviewers estimate the stroke length (the distance the attachment and shaft extend from the gun) to be approximately 10mm, which may not be as deep as some pricier models but is typical for smaller, more portable devices. During testing, noise levels ranged from 55-65 decibels, comparable to other popular massage guns on the market.

How about the app?

After using a massage gun for recovery over the years, I've developed a preference for following a routine. Having a structured approach helps me allocate time to different body areas and identify areas to avoid. However, despite my routine, I found the Hyperice app somewhat lacking in comparison to Therabody's offering.

The app's user-friendliness leaves much to be desired. I struggled to locate suitable routines, and since the Hypervolt Go 2 doesn't connect to the app via Bluetooth, there's no feedback on force or recommended speed settings. This lack of guidance, especially for beginners, could be improved upon. Additionally, many of the routines provided were lengthy; for instance, my standard lower-body sequence took a substantial 24 minutes, equivalent to some of my strength workouts.

Nevertheless, there were positive aspects to the app. I appreciated the in-app timer and the instructional video demonstrations with accompanying voice-over, which offered valuable guidance and tips. Seeing a real person using the gun in the videos added authenticity compared to diagrams or animations.

Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 Conclusion

The Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 stands out as an excellent option for those seeking a lightweight and affordable massage gun without compromising on quality. Its impressive battery life and portability make it a convenient choice for users on the go.

However, if you require a more powerful massage gun with a wider range of attachments, the Hyperice Hypervolt Pro 2 would be a better fit.

For newcomers to massage gun therapy, it's worth noting that the Hyperice app may not be the most user-friendly. In this case, exploring alternative routines or resources may be beneficial to get started on the right track.

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Need to know

Weight 680g
Amplitude 10mm
Speed settings 3
Battery life 3 hours
Included accessories 2 massage heads, power supply and adaptors

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