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 for your post-workout soreness or for warming up. Despite its relatively large size, this powerful massage gun only weighs 1.8 pounds, so you shouldn’t be too fatigued while using it. It features five different attachment heads, three speed settings, and a rechargeable battery that lasts three hours. We think the Hypervolt 2 is a solid choice for anyone serious about muscle maintenance who wants 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
Whether 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 phones, 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, lifting weights.
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 great for longer muscles, such as your calves, forearms, and biceps. The bullet attachment is designed to provide 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, we believe this is better suited for anyone who will incorporate it into their routine daily.
- 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 will be better suited for those who make a point to use it nearly daily.
- 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 effective as seeing a massage therapist. Anyone 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, has five attachment heads, and will run you around $300, including shipping. 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 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 a smaller option 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 can use 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 a solid grip while you are using the gun. We could hold it naturally and didn’t feel fatigued during our time with this product.
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 bit loud, especially compared to their travel-sized Hypervolt Go 2, which 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 has five different attachment heads and 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 an LED light is located at the base of the handle to 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 has 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 great for your forearms, biceps, and ankles/achilles.
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 will be your best bet for any sensitive areas, such as the wrists and neck, plus the padded surface makes it more comfortable overall, 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 tap that same button again. To stop the motor, tap the power button to cycle through all of the speed settings.
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, 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 — 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 with your purchase. It’s made from a hard plastic that we feel is quite durable, meaning it doesn’t feel like you could break it by twisting or dropping it.
The handle is oval and wrapped in rubber to provide 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 provides 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 features an LED light at the base of the handle that 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 enough time for you to get a solid massage since you shouldn’t be using a percussive massage gun in one area for more than two minutes. If you exceed that amount of time, you risk 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 its 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.
Whether or not we work out, 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 grow to be pretty expensive over time. With a percussive massage gun, you will save money in the long run, and will still experience similar 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 can 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.
How much does the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 cost?
Including shipping, the Hypervolt 2 will run you around $300. While that might seem like a lot of money for a massage gun, we think it’s worth the price tag thanks to the wide range of attachments and speed settings. That said, if you don’t plan on incorporating its usage into your recovery process at least a couple of times a week, you might be better off looking for a cheaper option.