Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 Review

Discover the benefits of this portable massage gun, and take your recovery to the next level. 

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Recovery is one of the most crucial aspects of working out, and Hyperice is making it easy for you to work out any stiffness, and increase blood flow to areas of need. The Hypervolt Go 2 is their latest percussive massage gun that really packs a punch for its travel size. A percussive massage is done by rapid and repetitive pressure combined with vibration therapy. The head of the massage gun moves quickly, and applies enough force mixed with vibrations to work out any stiffness in your soft tissue. So if you have any issues with a stiff neckback, or simply have sore muscles, you may want to pick yourself up a massage gun like this one. 

This Hyperice massage gun is a solid tool for both pre and post workout. If you massage pre workout, you may feel “warmed up” faster, and if you massage post workout, you might experience less soreness. The Hypervolt Go 2 only weighs 1.5 pounds, so you can easily travel with it, and it features a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that lasts for three hours. You receive two interchangeable head attachments, and you’ll have three different speeds at your disposal. When looking for a new massage gun, we think the Hypervolt Go 2 is a solid option as it comes from a reliable company, and offers great power in an easy-to-transport size. 

Main Takeaways

  • The Hypervolt Go 2 is easily portable since it only weighs 1.5 pounds, and can easily fit in your bag.
  • The two interchangeable attachment heads allow you to focus your massage on large muscle groups, or pinpoint it to one specific area.
  • The Hyperice app provides guides on how to massage a specific muscle group, and even offers guided massage sessions.
Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2
Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2
Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2

This massage gun features two attachments to go along with three different speed settings. The battery lasts three hours, and it only weighs 1.5 pounds, so you can easily take it on the road with you. 

Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 Video Review

Our reviews writer, Jake, breaks down everything the Hypervolt Go 2 has to offer. Follow along as he shows you all of the features of this massage gun in his detailed review, including the companion app. 

Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 Highlights

Percussive massage guns are a great tool for people of all shapes and sizes, regardless of if you work out or not. Hyperice has an iOS and Android app that you can download to improve your experience with your massage gun. Once you create your account, simply fill out some information about yourself and what frequent activities you engage in. The available activities range from running, to sports, and even simple office work — meaning there is an option for everyone. 

Hypervolt Go 2 Compact Design
Hypervolt Go 2 Compact Design

Since it only weighs 1.5 pounds, and the dimensions are only 6.7 inches x 7.3 inches x two inches, you can easily fit the Hypervolt Go 2 in your bag, and take it with you as you travel — plus, it’s approved by the TSA for carry-on. This massage gun still packs a punch despite its small design, especially if you put the bullet attachment on the head of the gun.

The bullet attachment is designed to penetrate your muscles to work out your deep tissue, which is perfect for your hamstrings or glutes, but not for sensitive areas. For muscles like your forearms or shoulders, you’ll want to stick to the flat head attachment since it doesn’t penetrate as deep as the bullet does. That being said, it still has enough force to be used on your hamstrings or glutes if you don’t need it to target your deep tissue, plus the flat head covers more area than the bullet. 

Who Should Buy the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2

  • Everyone can benefit from percussive massage guns like the Hypervolt Go 2. Regardless of if you workout or not, our muscles can become stiff and sore frequently. The Hypervolt Go 2 can help eliminate those issues, and get you back to feeling like yourself. 
  • Anyone who travels a lot will enjoy the small design and light weight of 1.5 pounds. You can easily toss this massage gun in your bag, and hit the road. 
  • People who don’t know how to properly use a massage gun will likely find the app to be a helpful tool since there are guided videos on how to get the most out of your experience. 

Who Shouldn’t Buy the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2

  • Anyone who would rather go to a masseuse may not find much use in a massage gun like this one. 
  • Those who simply don’t want to spend $200 on a massage gun. You can find other massage guns out there for less than half the price. 
  • If you’re looking for more attachments or more speed settings than the Hypervolt Go 2 has to offer, you might want to explore some more advanced options.

Price

The Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 is listed right around $200 with shipping included. This is a pretty solid deal considering the benefits of this type of massage therapy, the features, and the product’s portability. That being said, there are other massage guns out there that are a fraction of that price, and also feature more attachments than the Hypervolt Go 2. However, we’ve found that many of these bargain options aren’t nearly as powerful as the Hypervolt Go 2. 

Hyperice also has another model that is even more powerful than this one, with five speeds and five attachments. But it’s also going to cost you nearly $400. In the long run, the Hypervolt Go 2 will eventually pay for itself if you were to compare the price to seeing a masseuse once or twice a week. If you want the benefits of massage therapy 24/7, this is a really solid option in our opinion. If you don’t want to spend $200 up front though, Hyperice allows you to utilize Klarna to split your purchase up into four interest-free payments of about $50. 

You can also order your massage gun through Rogue for the same price, and utilize PayLater from PayPal — this will also split up your purchase into four interest-free payments of about $50.

Overall Build and Quality

The Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 is made from a high quality plastic that feels really sturdy in your hands. The rubber grip and angled design are both going to provide you with a solid grip while using the gun. You can hold it naturally without worrying about your hand or wrist becoming fatigued during usage. 

Hypervolt Go 2 Power Button
Hypervolt Go 2 Power Button

The handle is also a bit on the thicker side, but not too thick to where you can’t “firmly grasp it” (as Patrick Star would say). The 40 watt motor provides a seemingly silent experience which is one of our favorite things about this massage gun, and the LED speed sensors allow you to see exactly what speed you’re on, while the battery ring light shows how much battery life is left. 

Features

The Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 comes equipped with two different attachments for you to use, and offers three different speeds. To turn the gun on, simply press and hold on the power button for two seconds. This button also doubles as the speed changer, and to use that feature, all you have to do is press the button to increase your percussion speed. The app is a great tool for anyone who doesn’t know how to properly use a massage gun — plus, it offers “routines” for any specific issues you need addressing. 

Hypervolt Go 2 Attachment Heads
Hypervolt Go 2 Attachment Heads

The battery ring light located at the base of the handle shows you exactly how much life is left in the battery. When it’s green, it’s full or nearly fully charged, while the red light will indicate that it’s close to dying. The battery will last for three hours, unless you have it on the highest speed setting, in which case, you could expect it to last around two hours of continuous usage. You also receive a charger that is easy to use when needed. If the battery is completely dead,it will likely take right around 3 hours to fully charge. 

Attachments

The Hypervolt Go 2 comes with two attachments for you to use — the bullet and the flat head. The bullet, which has a narrower shape, is the ideal attachment for any deep tissue muscle recovery problems such as your hamstrings and glutes, but we wouldn’t recommend using it on sensitive areas such as your shoulders. The flat head attachment is better for sensitive areas since it doesn’t penetrate as deep as the bullet does, but it can be used on larger muscle groups as well if you don’t need a deep tissue massage. 

Speed Settings 

There are three different speed settings available for you to use with the Hypervolt Go 2. To adjust the speed, just tap the power button and the LED lights will indicate which setting you’re on. 

Companion App

The companion app is one of our favorite things that Hyperice has to offer. This is a really useful tool for anyone who doesn’t know how to use a massage gun since there are guided sessions. Plus, as you’re making your profile, you can select the activities you participate in.

Jake Using the Hypervolt Go 2
Jake Using the Hypervolt Go 2

These choices range from running to lifting, and even just simply working in the office, so the app can learn more about what type of recovery you’re searching for. The app also lets you select specific muscle groups to target, and shows you exactly how to do so. The “Routines” tab provides you with multiple routines to do, such as unlocking your hips, or undoing neck tension from sitting at a desk. 

Product Specs

The Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 is one of our favorite massage guns due to the relatively low price for the top quality, and the fact that it’s extremely portable. The handle is angled and wrapped in rubber for you to achieve solid grip without experiencing too much wrist and hand fatigue during usage. The plastic used for the build feels really sturdy, and durable enough to last you many years, while handling some bumps and bruises along the way. It only weighs 1.5 pounds, and the dimensions are small enough for it to fit in a bag to take on a trip. 

Materials

The attachments and the actual massage gun itself are made from a hard plastic that feels durable enough to where you shouldn’t be scared about it breaking if dropped. The handle is also wrapped in rubber to provide you with a firm grip while using the gun. We also really like how the handle is angled to make it easy to use without wearing your wrists and hands out.

Battery

The Hypervolt Go 2 uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery that can last for three hours of usage, so you could go a few days between charges. The light at the base of the handle indicates just how much life is left in the battery. If you were to use the massage gun at the highest speed setting, the battery will likely last around two hours, which is still plenty of time for one (or a few, depending on how hard you want to go) massage session(s). 

Hypervolt Go 2 Battery Light
Hypervolt Go 2 Battery Light

If your battery dies, you can expect it to take around three hours to fully charge. Instead of using a USB type of charger though, you have to use one with a three-prong plug, which is worth noting for those often using it on the go. 

Dimensions and Weight

The Hypervolt Go 2 is about as portable as you could ask for a massage gun to be. It only weighs 1.5 pounds, and the dimensions are only 6.7 inches x 7.3 inches x two inches, so you can easily toss this in a bag, and take it on a trip with you. Plus, it’s approved by the TSA for carry-on bags. 

Warranties

The Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 comes with a one year warranty that covers any manufacturing defects. This excludes negligent use, so we suggest reading their warranty section for a better understanding of what not to do. 

Places to Buy

You can purchase this massage gun directly through the Hyperice website, or from Rogue.

Company Information

Since 2011, Hyperice has stood by their mission statement to move, live, and be better — regardless of if you’re an athlete or not. You can head over to their “Contact Us” page to chat with a customer support representative, or fill out a support request, and someone will email you. 

Final Word

Massage therapy is a great way to help your sore muscles recover from runninglifting weights, or even a long day at the office. While going for a massage from a masseuse is still a solid way to work out any kinks, that can be pretty pricey over time. With a percussion massage gun, such as the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2, you will save money in the long run while still experiencing a lot of the same benefits from a massage therapist. 

The two attachment heads that come with the Hypervolt Go 2 allow you to focus on deep tissue, as well as more surface layer issues, as you please. The three speeds are also great since they each have their own benefits. The lowest speed setting is great for sensitive areas like your hands or any muscles that are super sore, while the highest speed can pack more of a punch when necessary. Since the Hypervolt Go 2 is so lightweight and compact, you can easily take it on trips.

When considering which massage gun to go with, we think this is a really good choice for people of all shapes and sizes who want a top-tier product without breaking the bank. If you find yourself on the road often, you’ll also likely enjoy the fact that this is a highly portable massage gun, so you can always toss it in your bag. 

FAQs

What exactly are percussion massage guns like the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2?

Percussive massages include a trio of rapid and repetitive pressure, mixed with vibrations. The massage heads move quickly and forcefully, which applies pressure to your deep tissue while the vibrations engage the outer layer of your skin. This can improve your mobility, as well as relieve any tension from working in an office, and even assist in muscle recovery.

What benefits can I expect to experience from the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2?

The Hypervolt Go 2 is a great tool for everyone, regardless of if you’re an athlete or not. This massage gun could help improve your mobility, and if you have any sore muscles, it could speed up that recovery process. Because it’s so small, it’s easy to use yourself (except maybe on certain parts of your back or legs), and if you use it before a workout, it might help you warm up faster.

Is the Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 better than going to see a massage therapist?

While one may not be “better” than the other, going to see a massage therapist once or twice a week tends to be pretty expensive. With a massage gun, you will spend more up front, but in the long run it will pay for itself. Plus, you will experience a lot of the same benefits as you would from seeing a massage therapist.