You might not agree, but we can’t stand being immobile the day after a hardcore training session. Percussive massage guns — like the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 — are a great way to help your body recover from a heavy lifting day. If you aren’t familiar with a percussive massage, it’s a combination of rapid and repetitive pressure, mixed with vibration therapy to work out any stiffness in your soft tissue. So if you’re looking for a way to loosen your sore muscles, like a tight back or stiff neck, you might want to snag the Hypervolt 2.
The Hypervolt 2 creates more blood flow, making it a great tool to use for your post-workout soreness, or for warming up. This powerful massage gun only weighs 1.8 pounds despite its relatively large size, so you shouldn’t be too fatigued while using it. It features five different attachment heads, three speed settings, and a rechargeable battery that can last for three hours. We think the Hypervolt 2 is a solid choice for anyone who’s serious about muscle maintenance, and wants the ability to massage their muscles at home.
- The Hypervolt 2 features five different attachment heads for you to use on both large and small muscle groups.
- The companion app is full of guided routines on how to target a specific muscle group, and tells you which attachment you should be using.
- The oval-shaped handle is wrapped in rubber, providing a great grip throughout the duration of your massage.
This massage gun comes equipped with five different attachments, and three different speed settings. The battery is meant to last for three hours, and it can be paired up with the companion app via Bluetooth.
Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Video Review
Our Reviews Writer, Jake, puts the Hypervolt 2 to the test during his detailed video review. Follow along as he breaks down everything this massage gun has to offer from the features to the immersive companion app.
Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Highlights
No matter if you work out or not, percussive massage guns like the Hypervolt 2 can be a great tool for everyone to quickly work out their soreness. The Hyperice App is compatible with both iOS and Android phone, and is full of routines you can perform based on the activities you participate in ranging from office work, to outdoor sports, and of course, weightlifting.
The five different attachment heads will allow you to concentrate on all of your muscle groups, but our favorites are the fork, bullet, and cushion attachments. The fork attachment is going to be great for longer muscles, such as your calves, forearms, and biceps. The bullet attachment is designed to give you a deep tissue massage in areas like your hamstrings and glutes, and the cushion attachment is ideal for more sensitive areas, such as your hands and neck.
Since it only weighs 1.8 pounds, you shouldn’t experience too much fatigue in your arms during usage, and the oval-shaped handle is wrapped in rubber to give you a sound grip at all times. It is kind of loud though, especially on the highest setting, which may be a bit of an inconvenience for some users.
Who Should Buy the Hyperice Hypervolt 2
- We think everyone can benefit from a percussive massage gun like the Hypervolt 2 — especially anyone who wants to take the best possible care of their body. Because of the price tag though, we believe this is better suited for anyone who is going to incorporate it into their daily routine.
- Anyone looking for a versatile massage gun will likely enjoy the five different attachments that are at your disposal.
- The companion app is an extremely useful tool for anyone who doesn’t know the proper way to use a massage gun.
Who Shouldn’t Buy the Hyperice Hypervolt 2
- This is a premium product with a premium price tag, and is going to be better suited for those who make a point to use it nearly every day.
- The “softest” speed may not be soft enough for those days when you’re extremely sore. If you want a softer speed in a massage gun, you’ll want to look elsewhere — but those alternatives may not be as effective.
- Massage guns are a great tool, but may not be as good as going to see a massage therapist. Anyone who is partial to getting a massage may not be interested in the Hypervolt 2 — though you will spend more money on massages in the long run.
The Hypervolt 2 includes free shipping and comes with five attachment heads, and is going to run you around $300. Considering the benefits you’ll likely experience from this form of massage therapy, and the various attachments included, we think that’s a pretty solid value. However, this product is going to be better suited for anyone who plans to make it part of their daily routine, just as they would with brushing their teeth (hopefully).
If you don’t want to spend that much money on a massage gun, you can find a lot of other ones out there for a cheaper price, Hyperice offers one of their massage guns for $200, but that still might be too expensive for some customers, and it doesn’t have as many features as the Hypervolt 2.
Hyperice also allows you to utilize Klarna to split your purchase up into four interest-free payments of around $75. If you were to purchase your Hypervolt 2 through Rogue like we did, you have the option of using either Affirm or PayLater from PayPal. The amount you’ll pay through Affirm will ultimately depend on your credit score, but with PayLater, you’ll also be making payments of around $75.
Overall Build and Quality
The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 is made from a hard plastic that feels quite durable in your hands. The pairing of a rubber grip and an oval-shaped handle provides you with a solid grip while you are using the gun. We were able to hold it naturally and didn’t find ourselves feeling fatigued during our time.
The handle is a little over six inches in diameter, but because of its oval shape, it doesn’t feel too thick. The motor is a little bit loud, especially compared to their travel-sized Hypervolt Go 2, and that may be a bit annoying for some users. The LED lights on the back of the Hypervolt 2 signal the current speed you are using, and the battery ring light at the base of the handle will show you how much battery life is left.
The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 comes equipped with five different attachment heads that you can use, and features three different speed settings. The power button actually doubles as the speed changer, and only requires a simple tap to cycle through the available speeds. The companion app is full of “routines” to help you loosen up your stiff muscles — you can even pair the app with your massage gun to take you through these routines.
The battery is built to last for three hours, and there is an LED light located at the base of the handle that will indicate how much life is left. The speed setting and the amount of force you’re using could shorten that life span, but if it dies, it should only take around three hours to fully charge.
The Hypervolt 2 comes with five different attachments that allow you to use the massage gun on your entire body. The bullet attachment is ideal for pinpointing specific areas, and releasing trigger points. It’s also a good choice for any deep tissue muscle recovery problems, such as those in your hammies and glutes. The fork attachment is going to be great for your forearms, biceps, and ankle/achilles — we also enjoy using it on either side of the spine.
The ball attachment is an excellent option for large muscle groups, such as your quads since it covers a larger area. The flat head attachment is also a good all-around choice for bulky muscle groups, such as your legs, chest, and back — but it might not be as comfortable as the ball attachment.
The cushion attachment is by far our favorite attachment that comes with the Hypervolt 2. This is going to be your best bet for any sensitive areas, such as the wrists and neck, plus the padded surface makes it overall more comfortable, so it won’t hurt as bad if it hits a bone.
The Hypervolt 2 comes with three different speed settings that you can use. It’s super easy to adjust the speed — simply tap the power button, and the LED lights will show you which setting you’re on. To go up a speed, you’ll just tap that same button again.
Pressure Sensor Technology
Another cool feature with the Hypervolt 2 is the pressure sensor technology. This is exactly as it sounds: It will sense how much pressure you’re using. We find this to be a helpful tool since you could apply too much pressure if you aren’t careful. These three LED sensors are located just underneath the power button, and if all three lights light up then you are maxing out the pressure.
Likely the best feature that Hyperice has to offer is their companion app. We find it to be extremely helpful, especially for anyone who doesn’t know how to properly use a massage gun. All of the routines that you can choose from are guided and show you exactly where to position the gun, and which attachment you should be using.
The app will suggest routines for you to do based on the activities that you participate in. These activities range from running to lifting, outdoor sports such as skiing and surfing, and even simply working in the office. You can always go back and add more as well if you find yourself trying new things. The “Routines” tab is where you will find all of the suggested routines, from a full body massage, to a routine to do before going to sleep.
The Hypervolt 2 also has Bluetooth capabilities, and can be paired with the app. It’s a really simple process — just make sure you have your Bluetooth enabled on your phone, and when you’re in the app you can select ‘pair new device’, find your Hypervolt 2, and then it’ll be instantly linked. The speed setting can then be set automatically according to which routine you decide to do.
The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 is one of the better massage guns we’ve used due to its pressure and the multiple attachments that are included upon purchase. It’s made from a hard plastic that we feel is quite durable, it doesn’t feel like you could break it by twisting or dropping it.
The handle features an oval shape that fills up the palm, and it’s wrapped in rubber to provide you with a really nice grip. Despite it only weighing 1.8 pounds, it is kind of large. It’s around 9.5 inches tall, and without an attachment, it’s about 6.5 inches from front to back.
The gun itself, and all of the attachments but the ball and cushion are made from a hard plastic. The rubber that wraps around the handle is going to provide you with a nice grip during use, and we also really like the oval shape.
The lithium-ion battery used to power the Hypervolt 2 is meant to last for three hours, and can be charged at any moment. The LED light at the base of the handle cycles between green, yellow, orange, and red. These colors are specific, and will indicate precisely how much life is left in the battery. If it were to die, we expect it should take around three hours for it to be fully charged again. While it’s meant to last for three hours, that lifespan will vary depending on the speed setting and the amount of pressure you’re using.
Even if it only lasts for two hours, that should still be more than enough time for you to get a solid massage since you really shouldn’t be using a percussive massage gun in one area for more than two minutes. If you exceed that amount of time, you run the risk of causing yourself injury.
The charging port is located underneath the handle, and uses a 15v charger. The cool thing is that if you plan on traveling overseas, Hyperice throws in three different outlet adaptors that you can take on your trip with you (these are included with your original purchase).
Dimensions and Weight
The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 weighs 1.8 pounds, so you shouldn’t get too fatigued while using the gun, but it is kind of large despite that light weight. It’s right around 9.5 inches tall, and from front to back, it’s around 6.5 inches without an attachment secured. With an attachment, add an inch or two to that horizontal length.
All of the Hyperice products feature a one-year warranty that will cover any manufacturing defects. There are some exclusions, as you may assume, such as any unit that is taken out of the United States. For you to gain a better understanding of their policies, we suggest checking out their warranty section.
Places to Buy
You can purchase the Hypervolt 2 directly through the Hyperice website, or from other fitness websites, such as Rogue.
Hyperice has stuck to its mission statement set in 2011 to help everyone move, live, and be the best version of themselves. To find out more about their operations, you can visit their Contact Us page to chat with someone on their customer support team, or fill out a support request, and they will email you.
Regardless of if you work out or not, our bodies tend to get stiff, and sometimes we need a way to relieve that soreness. Massage therapy is a great way to increase your blood flow to a specific area and start feeling better, but that can be pretty expensive over time. With a percussive massage gun, you are going to be saving money in the grand scheme of things, and can still experience the same recovery benefits.
The five attachment heads that are included with your Hypervolt 2 purchase will allow you to massage your whole body, from deep tissue, to sensitive areas, like your hands and neck. The three speed settings are pretty effective, and we have been able to tell the difference in our sore muscles after a hard training day.
If you plan on using the Hypervolt 2 on a daily basis and really incorporating it into your routine, we think this could be a great option for you to consider. However, since it is a bit pricey, it may not be ideal for those who don’t plan on using it that frequently.
What exactly are percussion massage guns like the Hyperice Hypervolt 2?
A percussive massage is done by combining rapid and repetitive pressure with vibrational therapy. The attachments on the massage gun move quickly, and apply enough force mixed with the vibrations to work out any stiffness you may have in your soft tissue. This is a great way to improve mobility, relieve tension in your muscles, and even speed up your muscle recovery process.
How many attachment heads does the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 have?
The Hypervolt 2 comes equipped with five different attachments for you to use, and is going to allow you to focus on your entire body. From large muscles like your quads, to sensitive areas like your hands, wrists, and neck — there is an option for whatever muscle group you need to work.
Is the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 better than going to see a massage therapist?
While it’s tough to say that one is objectively better than the other, going to see a massage therapist even once or twice a month can be pretty expensive over time. With a massage gun like the Hypervolt 2, you’ll spend more money upfront, but it will eventually pay for itself, and you’ll still experience a lot of the same benefits that a massage therapist can offer.