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Theragun PRO Review

  • 16mm Amplitude

  • 5 Attachments

  • Includes Case

  • 5 Speed Settings

  • 2.5-hr Battery Life

$649 at AMAZON.CA

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 Pros:

Ergonomic triangular structure

Closed-cell foam attachments are softer and less painful

QX65 motor allows for 60lbs of pressure without stalling or recoiling

Comprehensive Therabody bluetooth app

 Cons:

Premium price point is hard to justify

Motor has a maximum PPM rating of 2400PPM

Included carrying case is bulky

Battery lasts ~2hrs on a single charge

Theragun PRO Review

The Theragun Pro lives up to its high-end moniker: at $649, it’s not only more expensive than comparable massage guns like the Bang PRO and the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro, it’s pricier than large pieces of fitness equipment like a Peloton, or the newest Apple Watch.

 

Theragun's pricing remains consistent among all the major online retailers, including Therabody’s website. You could always wait for a potential sale, although historically they’re few and far between.

  

The sturdy, triangular structure of the Theragun Pro is a departure from the typical shape of many popular massage guns, like the Bang Massage Gun PRO or the Hyperice Hypervolt. Contrary to these offerings, Theragun Pro can be held in various ways, allowing users to apply pressure more efficiently and comfortably. I found this multi-grip design especially helpful when targeting hard to reach spots, like my lower back and hamstrings.

 

At the top of the Theragun Pro you’ll find an OLED screen that displays its current speed, battery life, and an applied force meter. This is a useful feature if you tend to press into your muscle tissue too hard —  or, in my case, not hard enough. Up and down arrow controls below the screen allow you to change the Pro’s speed to either 1750, 1900, 2100, 2200, or 2400 percussions per minute. These speeds will work for nearly anywhere on the body, but you can fine-tune your Theragun PRO to a more specific RPM using the Therabody App (available for iOS and Android). 

 

Left and right arrow controls allow users to toggle between up to three preset treatments.

The Pro’s highest PPM setting is 2400, and that speed felt great on all of my most problematic areas. There are guns that can go faster, but 2400 PPM was more than enough to reduce trigger points and pain in all of my hot spots.

 

The Theragun Pro is expensive, and it may be hard to fathom spending the same amount of money on a massage gun as you would a mid-range treadmill, but it’s a worthy investment. It’s a well-made, high-quality massage gun that has the potential to improve anyone’s range of motion, pain, and overall fitness. 

Theragun™ PRO

Highest Quality Massage Gun:

This massage gun delivers robust percussion in a unique design, featuring a triangular, multi-grip handle for versatile use.

$649 at AMAZON.CA

Category Winners:

Model Category Winner Image Review Price ($CAD) Speeds Heads incl. Amplitude Stall Force Battery Life Weight Return Window
BANG PRO 🏆 BEST OVERALL BANG PRO Massage Gun Review Read Review $199 Thirty 6 14 mm 60 lbs 8 hours 2.3 lbs 100 Days
Theragun PRO (5th Gen) Highest Quality Theragun Pro Massage Gun Review Read Review $649 Five 6 16 mm 60 lbs 2.5 hours 2.9 lbs 30 Days
Hydragun Best for Athletes Hydragun Massage Gun Review Read Review $339 Six 7 12 mm 40 lbs 3-6 hours 2.9 lbs 30 Days
Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro Most Quiet Hypervolt 2 Pro Massage Gun Review Read Review $449 Five 5 12 mm Not listed 3 hours 2.6 lbs 30 Days
BANG V1 Most Economical BANG V1 Massage Gun Review Read Review $119 Twenty 6 12 mm 40 lbs 4-6 hours 2.0 lbs 100 Days
Theragun Mini Most Compact Theragun Mini Massage Gun Review Read Review $249 Three 1 12 mm 20 lbs 2.5 hours 1.4 lbs 30 Days
Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 Best Mini/Lightweight Hypervolt Go 2 Massage Gun Review Read Review $199 Three 2 10 mm Not listed 3 hours 1.4 lbs 30 Days
Jawku Muscle Blaster V2 Best Angled Design Jawku Muscle Blaster V2 Massage Gun Review Read Review $345 Five 7 14 mm 60 lbs 4-6 hours 2.2 lbs 30 Days
BANG GN1 Most Ergonomic BANG GN1 GooseNeck Massager Review Read Review $149 Five 4 10 mm 25 lbs 5 hours 1.5 lbs 100 days
Bob & Brad X6 Best Hot/Cold Therapy Bob & Brad X6 Massage Gune Review Read Review $159 Five 5 10.5 mm 55 lbs 4 hours 1.9 lbs 30 Days

How We Tested

Overall Massage

We didn't just rely on the specs; we gave each device a thorough workout, paying attention to how good the massage felt during use and how we felt afterward.

Handling Comfort

We got a grip on each massage gun, checking out the handle's shape and orientation. We looked for comfort in various grip positions because a good massage shouldn't come at the cost of hand cramps.

Attachments

Variety is the spice of life, and the same goes for massage guns. We assessed the range of attachments to see how well they targeted different muscle groups with ease and comfort.

Noise Level

Peace and quiet matter. We used each massage gun in everyday settings to judge how loud they got, because nobody wants a massage that sounds like a construction site.

Best Overall: BANG™ PRO

  • 14mm Amplitude

  • 6 Attachments

  • Hardshell Case

  • 30 Speed Settings

  • 8-hr Battery Life

$199 at BANGMASSAGEGUN.CA

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 Pros:

Powerful motor; adjustable speeds from 1600 to 3200 percussions per minute, rated higher than most models in this review

Whisper quiet operation

Intuitive LED display and controls

Relatively inexpensive

Six massage head attachments

Battery is detachable & replaceable

Comes with zippable hardshell carrying case

 Cons:

It has to be set to at least level 15 (midway point) to really feel power

No companion bluetooth app

Charging port awkardly placed at bottom of unit

 Bang PRO Review

Bang PRO stacks up extremely well against the other heavy-duty massage guns on this list. It’s also on the quieter side. The battery lasts up to eight hours per charge, depending on which speed setting you use, and consists of thirty speeds ranging from 1,600 to 3,200 percussions per minute (the highest PPM out of all the massage guns reviewed). The LED panel on the Bang PRO massage gun intuitively displays the current speed setting and battery life remaining. There’s also a glowing halo on the base of the battery indicating when it needs to be charged.

 

Bang PRO comes with six massage heads and a carrying case. I found the overall footprint of the Bang PRO massage gun to be quite compact, allowing me to travel around with it – whether it be on a plane or to throw in your locker at the gym.

 

The Bang PRO massage gun also features a detachable battery, meaning that you can get a replacement or back-up power pack if required. Detaching the battery, which is also the handle itself, can make it easier to stow the device away in a bag if you’re traveling.

 

An issue I had with the Bang PRO is that I had to set it to level 15 (it ranges from 1 to 30) to start to feel the true power of the massage gun. The levels from 1 to 14 are definitely on the lighter side i.e., more vibration, less penetration. This is less common with heavy-duty massage guns, like the Theragun PRO, because you can feel the intensity at the lowest setting. Another aspect that could be improved is the location of the charging port. It is located on the base of the battery, so when you’re charging your Bang PRO, you have to lay it on its side rather than keeping it in an upright position.

 

After a few weeks, I was surprised to discover how often I’d still reach for the Bang PRO massage gun. I was worried it would be something I used out-of-the-box and forgot about, but I’ve been grabbing it almost every single day. It was a great way to relieve any post-workout tension in my shoulders, and I loved trying it on places I knew I carried stress like my hips and IT band.

Bang™ PRO

Best Massage Gun Overall

A competitively priced, powerful & highly effective massage gun that is delivers deep-tissue massage.

$199 at BANGMASSAGEGUN.CA

Most Economical: BANG™ V1

  • 12mm Amplitude

  • 6 Attachments

  • Hardshell Case

  • 20 Speed Settings

  • 4-6hr Battery Life

$119 at BANGMASSAGEGUN.CA

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 Pros:

Powerful motor; adjustable speeds from 1600 to 3200 percussions per minute, rated higher than most models in this review

Quiet operation

Intuitive LED display and controls

Most affordable option, great value

Six massage head attachments

Battery is detachable & replaceable

Comes with zippable hardshell carrying case

 Cons:

Lower speed settings (1-9) feel more liek vibration than massage therapy

No companion bluetooth app

Charging port awkardly placed at bottom of unit

 Bang V1 Review

The Bang™ V1 Massage Gun is an excellent entry-level device that offers impressive performance and features for those new to percussive therapy. Designed to provide effective muscle relief and recovery, the V1 stands out with its user-friendly design,  robust motor, and affordable price point.

The Bang™ V1 comes with six interchangeable massage heads, each designed to target different muscle groups and provide various types of relief. This versatility allows users to customize their massage experience to their specific needs. The inclusion of a sturdy carrying case further adds to the portability of the device, making it easy to take with you on trips or to the gym.

While the Bang™ V1 offers many benefits, there are a few areas where it could be improved. To feel the full power of the device, it often needs to be set to at least level 10 out of its 20 speed settings. The lower levels (1-9) are on the lighter side, providing more vibration and less penetration, which might not be sufficient for those seeking intense massage therapy. Additionally, the location of the charging port at the base of the battery means the device must be laid on its side during charging, which could be more convenient if it could be charged while standing upright.

The Bang V1 Massage Gun is a solid choice for those new to percussive therapy or looking for an affordable, high-performing device. Its capab motor, user-friendly design, and long-lasting battery make it a reliable tool for muscle recovery and tension relief. Despite a few minor drawbacks, the Bang V1 offers excellent value and convenience for its price.

Bang™ V1

Most Economical Massage Gun

A competitively priced, powerful & highly effective massage gun that is delivers deep-tissue massage.

$119 at BANGMASSAGEGUN.CA

Best for Athletes: Hydragun™

  • 12mm Amplitude

  • 7 Attachments

  • Includes Case

  • 6 Speed Settings

  • 3-6hr Battery Life

$339 at AMAZON.CA

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 Pros:

Premium build materials

Soothes larger muscle groups with ease

6-hr battery life

Quiet performance

Comes with universal power adapters for travelling abroad

 Cons:

Well balanced, but noticeably heavier than other massage guns

No LED display & stall/torque indicator on rear panel is not intuitive

No companion bluetooth app

Hydragun Review

The Hydragun has a premium build, works marvellously well to soothe strained and fatigued muscles, but also comes with a relatively premium price tag. It’s cheaper than a Theragun Pro, though, and ships with seven attachments and has six speed options. It doesn’t come with all the features of a Theragun, like Bluetooth support for a connected app and an OLED display, but the Hydragun does exactly what it says on the box – relieves everyday aches and pains, and loosens tight muscles after a workout.

 

Like most massage guns currently available, the Hydragun ships in a semi-soft travel case that also encloses some extra freebies like a protein bar, eye gel, nasal spray and curated playlists to help you relax.

 

The massage gun itself is made from premium, futuristic materials like aerospace-grade aluminum and nano silica gel (used in the grip), which might explain why it costs as much as it does. The seven attachments that come with the gun, however, don’t share the premium materials, but they look good and are pretty sturdy.

 

The attachments are two stainless steel flatheads, one plastic flathead, a soft ball head, a fork, a wide scaper (for flushing) and a bullet – most target the larger muscle groups, but some can be used for deep-tissue massage and bony areas like ankles.

 

While it works marvellously well on most large muscle groups, it can feel quite aggressive in some others. For example, if you use it along the curve of the neck and shoulder, it may feel like your brain is vibrating, even on the lowest setting, making it an uncomfortable experience. If you can bear it for a few minutes, though, there’s nothing like a little kneading with the Hydragun to remove the soreness you feel after an entire day in front of the computer.

 

You’ll need to be careful when using the Hydragun on or near bony areas – like along the spine or near the ankle – as the gun tends to bounce off the harder surfaces. While it doesn’t hurt if you accidentally move over a bone, the thrust away from the body can be a hard jolt that may cause you to drop the pulsating device.

 

At $339 a pop, it is expensive, but comes in cheaper than the likes of the Theragun Pro or the Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro, although these two premium models offer more features than the Hydragun. 

Hydragun™

Best for Athletes Massage Gun:

The Hydragun is used by Olympians, recovery professionals, and people from all walks of life on four continents.

$339 at AMAZON.CA

Most Quiet: Hyperice™ Hypervolt 2 Pro

  • 12mm Amplitude

  • 5 Attachments

  • No case, just head attachment pouch

  • 5 Speed Settings

  • 3 hr Battery Life

$449 at AMAZON.CA

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 Pros:

Extremely low noise levels (patented QuietGlide technology)

3-level pressure sensor is great feedback when used in conjunction with the app

Bluetooth & Hyperice app compatibility

Intuitive digital speed dial for ease of use

Detachable battery for easy storage

Used by professional athletes

 Cons:

No carrying case (just pouch for attachments)

Relatively low power motor (easy to stall)

a midrange device with a premium price tag

Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro Review

The Hyperice Hypervolt 2 Pro is a premium-quality massage gun used by professional athletes (they’ve got sponsorship deals with the NBA, MLB and NFL). Featuring a detachable battery and five percussion speeds, the Hypervolt 2 is an impressive device that can deliver on its promises to help pro-athletes recover faster.

 

The Hypervolt 2 Pro also feature a pressure sensor which showcases how much pressure is being applied during use, which is a great feature when you’re just getting to grips with the device.

 

Unlike the other products in the range, the Hypervolt 2 Pro also has an easy-to-use speed dial on the back of the gun which allows you to select five different rates of percussion. The dial is an intuitive feature that is much easier to use than tapping on an LED display.

 

One slight disappointment is that the Hypervolt 2 Pro does not come with a carrying case, which some rival products do include. Instead, you have the option of buying a separate case directly from the Hyperice website for $69.99

 

This Hypervolt 2 Pro review would not be complete without mentioning the connectivity features that have always been a strong selling point for Hyperice.

 

The Hypervolt 2 Pro is Bluetooth enabled and you can connect it to the Hyperice app (available on Android or iOS) for guided routines. The app can take control of the device and help you massage according to physiotherapist guidelines.

 

All in all, I have mixed feelings about this device. The Hypervolt 2 Pro has good ergonomics and punches hard enough to get the job done.

But the drawback is the power and price. The deep hits and the solid percussions are okay, but it’s relatively easy to stall this gun. It is definitely whisper quiet, and is perfectly suitable to use in even the most discreet locations/settings. However, given the target audience (pro users), the intermediate power level is a surprising move from Hyperice to have, especially at this premium price point.

 

Nevertheless, I am sure Hyperice knows what they are doing. I also know that most users, especially new ones, will still find the Hypervolt 2 Pro strong enough. 

Hyperice™ Hypervolt 2 Pro

Most Quiet Massage Gun:

The Hypervolt 2 Pro is our Hyperice's most powerful percussion device, weighing 2.6 lbs and combining the pressure of a 90 Watt high-torque motor with five speed settings. 

$449 at AMAZON.CA

Most Ergonomic: Bang™ GN1 GooseNeck Massager

  • 10mm Amplitude

  • 4 Attachments

  • No case included

  • 5 Speed Settings

  • 3 hr Battery Life

$149 at BANGMASSAGEGUN.CA

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 Pros:

Ergonomic gooseneck design with a rubberized handle

Most comfortable massage gun to use, easy to reach around the back and hamstrings

Extremely low noise levels (patented QuietGlide technology)

Balanced weight & design, making it a joy to use

Best for lower back massage with deep tissue penetration

 Cons:

No carrying case

Limited to five speed settings

Cannot be used while charging

Bang GN1 GooseNeck Massage Gun Review

The Bang GN1 Gooseneck Massager stands out with its unique design and effective performance, offering a top-notch massage experience for muscle relief and recovery.

 

Performance and Battery Life
The GN1 features a proprietary brushless motor with QuietGlide Technology, delivering a customizable speed range from 1,600 to 3,200 percussions per minute. Its 10mm stroke length ensures deep percussion, not just vibration, and provides up to 25 lbs of no-stall force. The internal lithium-ion battery lasts up to 3 hours per charge, with an LED battery life indicator for easy monitoring. Despite the 3hr battery life, the battery is designed to avoid unnecessary bulk, maintaining an even weight distribution and balanced feel.

 

Design and Usability
The ergonomic gooseneck design with a rubberized handle allows easy access to hard-to-reach areas like the hamstrings and lower back. Despite the 10mm stroke length, the handle enables deep relief, minimizing strain and enhancing usability. The rubberized handle offers a comfortable and secure grip, adding to the overall user-friendly design. Additionally, the GN1 is one of the most comfortable to use, making it easy to reach around the back with ease.

 

Attachments and Portability
The GN1 includes four different massage head attachments and a power adapter. However, it does not come with a carrying case, which could be a drawback for those looking for easy portability.

 

Areas for Improvement
The charging port is located at the base of the battery, requiring the device to be laid on its side during charging. Additionally, the GN1 cannot be used while charging, which may be inconvenient for some users. The limited five speed settings might not meet the precise needs of all users.

 

Final Thoughts
The Bang GN1 Gooseneck Massager has been the most pleasant massage experience for me, specifically because I suffer from chronic lower back pain. It helped release those knots in my lower back and spine. The elongated handle meant I didn't have to awkwardly bend or maneuver myself to reach a tense muscle – my entire body was within reach. Its robust motor, ergonomic design, and variety of attachments make it a valuable addition to any wellness routine. Despite minor drawbacks, it offers excellent value and convenience for its price.

Bang™ GN1 GooseNeck Massager

Most Ergonomic Massage Gun:

Its elongated design allows you to effortlessly reach and massage even the most difficult areas, providing a deep, satisfying massage experience. 

$149 at BANGMASSAGEGUN.CA

Most Compact: Theragun™ Mini (2nd gen)

  • 12mm Amplitude

  • 1 Attachment

  • Includes carrying bag

  • 3 Speed Settings

  • 2.5hr Battery Life

$249 at AMAZON.CA

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 Pros:

Perfect for loosening up before a run

Great for relieving post-workout muscle soreness

Small form factor that is easy to carry

Quiet performance

 Cons:

Not powerful enough for deep massage

Very easy to stall

No display / visual feedback

Theragun Mini Review

Right off the bat, the Theragun Mini offers impressive power, easily fits into a small bag, and delivers effective pre- and post-workout relief. It also happens to be the cheapest model in Theragun’s lineup, making it a good option for first-time massage gun owners looking for a premium brandname.

 

That reliable and effective performance is almost entirely attributed to how Theragun built the Mini. With three separate speed options of 1,750, 2,100, and 2,400 PPM, the Mini is anything but a watered-down version of the brand’s more advanced models.

 

Unlike the high-end models though, the Mini may have a harder time hitting muscles deeper and for longer periods of time before stalling. Although its RPM output is similar, the Mini has a far lower threshold of no-stall force (the amount of force it is able to dole out before stalling). While the Theragun Elite offers upward of 60 pounds of no-stall force, the Mini offers just 20 pounds – the lowest ranking out of our entire list. Basically, if you press just a bit too hard on the Mini, it will stop vibrating altogether.

 

Since I used the Mini almost entirely to either loosen up before a run or recover after a workout, I rarely found this to be an issue. Anyone who needs deeper work on their muscles, or who doesn’t want to fumble with a device that stalls as they press harder, may want to look at a different model.

 

The shape is unlike any other massage gun we tested – the Mini is shaped like a bloated spade (the card suit, not the shovel) with an indented area near the base that provides a spot for grip. An on/off/speed change button and charge port are located on one side, while the head is attached to a small arm protruding out from the top.

 

The Mini’s limited grip angles mean it won’t easily get to some hard-to-reach areas (like your upper back) and if you are able to reach them, the massage head won’t always be in a position to deliver a direct hit. I found the unique grip to be rather uncomfortable.

 

It won’t replace any of the Theragun’s advanced models but for the casual user, it’s not bad. It provided just enough relief post-workout that it became second nature to grab for the Mini the same way I do a foam roller. I appreciated how well it worked on areas of my body that were especially sore, too — most notable of which is my lower back. A few minutes of massage across my lower back was effective enough to allow me to avoid my standard back therapy routine of Ibuprofen and a hot shower. Instead, the Mini loosened up those back muscles to the point where I’d forget they were sore at all. 

 

The Theragun Mini is a simple, yet effective massage gun for light muscle work and quick recovery. For targeted, longer sessions, you’ll want something with more power and features.

Theragun™ Mini

Most Compact Massage Gun:

Theragun power, packed into an ultra-portable package to keep you moving wherever you go. Now 20% smaller and 30% lighter.

$249 at AMAZON.CA

Best Mini/Lightweight: Hyperice™ Hypervolt Go 2

  • 10mm Amplitude

  • 2 Attachments

  • No case

  • 3 Speed Settings

  • 3 hr Battery Life

$199 at AMAZON.CA

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 Pros:

Looks & feels great

Lightweight with a comfortable grip

No frills or unnecessary attachments

Quiet operation

 Cons:

No carrying case

No ball attachment

Highest speed setting doesn’t stimulate muscle deep enough

Hyperice Hypervolt Go 2 Review

Within a few seconds of using the Hypervolt Go 2, I knew I was hooked. It only weighs 1.5lbs and is immediately comfortable to hold. The device was quieter than most massage guns I’d researched, likely due to Hyperice’s patented QuietGlide technology (also used in their Pro model reviewed above), so I was able to watch television or have a conversation without the device drowning everything out. The ergonomic handle was comfortable and easy to maneuver, and I liked that I was able to massage hard-to-reach places without needing to twist around or ask for help. It is a compact, nifty little device!

 

The only other massage gun that was lighter, was the Theragun Mini at 1.43lbs – but the form factor doesn’t distribute the weight as evenly as the Hypervolt Go 2.

 

Moving on, the Hypervolt Go 2 only comes with two attachment options, which I found disappointing. I opted to use the flat head most of the time, but the bullet attachment was particularly effective at digging into muscle knots in my shoulders. Perhaps i’ve been spoiled by all the other massage guns at this point, but the ball attachment is by far the most versatile and comfortable for long sessions. The Hypervolt Go 2 team should really consider including this ball attachment.

 

Another downside was the speed choices: I liked being able to choose, but anything above the first setting felt a little too quick for my tastes — even on larger muscle groups like my quads or glutes. The motor definitely speeds up, but it doesn’t give you that deep penetrating sensation that I felt using the Hypervolt 2 Pro. I suspect this is do the restricted amount of travel distance the Hypervolt Go 2 has vs. its Pro big brother.

 

However, I don’t want to hold this lean, compact massage gun accountable to a criteria it was never meant to fulfill. This is not a Pro level massage gun, and it is not marketed as such. So the question is, is it worth it? I will admit that the $269 price tag might be a little high for casual users, but if you’re someone who experiences a lot of muscle soreness then it’s definitely worth the investment. It’s a stunning device that’s both visually appealing and incredibly well-made, so if you’re looking for a quality massage gun that’s beginner-friendly and effective, this is definitely worth a buy.

Hyperice™ Hypervolt Go 2

Best Mini/Lightweight Massage Gun:

Power your progress: Handheld relief anywhere, anytime. The Hypervolt Go 2 delivers all the power you need to stay limber.

$199 at AMAZON.CA

Best Angled Design: Jawku™ Muscle Blaster V2

  • 14mm Amplitude

  • 7 Attachments

  • Case included

  • 7 Speed Settings

  • 4-6 hr Battery Life

$345 at AMAZON.CA

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 Pros:

5 Speed Settings (1400 and up to 3200 Percussions Per Minute)

15 Degree angled shaft making it easy to reach all muscles

Extremely quiet operation

7 well thought out attachments

 Cons:

Non-replaceable battery

Bright orange aesthetic might not suit everyones taste

Jawku Muscle Blaster V2 Massage Gun Review

The Jawku Muscle Blaster V2 has a very unique shape. While it may look similar to other devices we’ve reviewed, it is the only device we have seen that has an intentional 15% lean. This angle is designed to make the device more ergonomic and easier for the user to reach hard to reach spots on their back. And it’s not just a gimmick! The angled shaft makes the Jawku an absolute pleasure to use in all scenarios. I was able to reach my lower back, hamstrings and calves with ease.

 

This device is very quiet. There are not many massage guns on the market that are as quiet as this one. While many of the newer devices on the market have come up with motors and housing to combat this noise, they’re still not able to maintain consistent power and minimize noise – the JAWKU V2 is one of them. It is not as quiet as the Hypervolt Go 2 in terms of decibels, but the average user will not likely notice a major difference between the two.

 

One drawback of the the Jawku is the non-removable battery. I suspect due to the unique angled shaft, they were not able to make a removable battery that fit those unique dimensions. In the short-run this is a non-issue, as the battery itself lasts ~4hrs per charge. However, down the road the battery life may dwindle, and you’ll be stuck with a very expensive paper weight.

 

Also, I’m usually not too concerned with colour choices, but I find this bright orange to be tacky. It’s hard to notice in the picture, but this thing almost looks fluorescent neon orange. A bold colour choice that isn’t for everyone.

 

It is powerful though! It can achieve an RPM of 3200, which ties the Bang PRO Massage Gun. It comes with 7 attachments and a zippered carrying case.

 

If ergonomic, ease-of-use is your number 1 priority, the Jawku Muscle Blaster V2 is the massage gun for you (even if you have to wear sunglasses while staring at it).

Jawku Muscle Blaster V2

Best Angled Design Massage Gun:

Max power and ergonomics when you’re all about maximizing your performance and recovery.

$345 at AMAZON.CA

Best Hot/Cold Therapy: Bob & Brad X6 Pro

  • 10.5mm Amplitude

  • 5 Attachments

  • Includes Case

  • 5 Speed Settings

  • 4hr Battery Life

$159 at AMAZON.CA

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 Pros:

Endorsed by Bob & Brad – the internet’s most famous physiotherapists

Rugged design with a soft, comfortable grip

Unique metal flat head attachment can be warmed/cooled before use

1 button operation

 Cons:

10.5mm stroke length feels more punchy/less soothing

No LED display on rear of unit

Stalls easily if pressed with moderate force

Bob and Brad X6 Pro Review

The Bob & Brad X6 Pro is a lightweight, well designed massage gun with a lot to offer for being a low-cost option. There is a nice variety of included attachment heads (including a metal head which is actually fairly useful), and a well-built case to hold it all together.

 

While the stroke length here is a step up from Bob & Brad’s other massage guns (8mm), at 10.5mm it is still a little short of what many may find optimal (12-14mm). That said, this is a great entry-level massage gun at a more affordable price than most.

 

The X6 Pro has a fairly nice design. While the outer shell is mostly made from plastic, it does not feel or look cheap. The handle has a comfortable silicone grip, and the shaft holding the attachments is made with durable titanium.

 

At 1.9lbs, the X6 Pro feels very light which adds to its comfort while using it. In terms of controls, there is a simple one-button setup on the back. You can hold the button to turn the massage gun on or off, and tap to cycle through the five available speeds.

 

There are five LED lights on the back to indicate which speed setting you are using, as well as an additional four LED lights near the bottom of the handle to indicate the battery life. Each of these bottom lights represent 25% of total remaining battery life.

 

The metal flat head attachment is definitely the piece-de-resistance. While not the first massage gun to have a metal head included, it is the first I have seen to screw in for more security. This seems very smart as the last thing you want is to accidentally have it come out and damage something (or somebody) around you.

 

I do really like how this metal head feels, and it is probably going to be what most people stick to to get deeper on larger, less sensitive muscle groups.

 

The metal head also allows for the possibility of cold massage. Since it is as simple as keeping the metal head in your freezer for cold massage, this is definitely a 

benefit for those that need it.

 

The X6 Pro is controlled by a single button on the back end of the housing. This button is located right in the center, and you press and hold it to turn the power on or off. Tapping the button will cycle through five different speed modes. The slowest is 2,000 RPM, and that each level increases in increments of 300 RPM, up to 3,200 RPM. Above the power button, there’s an arch of five indicator lights. These lights illuminate one by one as the power level increases.

 

For an entry-level massage gun, the X6 is a decent contender. It’s affordably priced and comes with the normal array of attachments. However, the stroke length my leave you wanting something that penetrates deeper into you muscles. So, if you want to go deeper, you’ll need a faster, more powerful massage gun. In that case, consider the Bang Massage Gun – entry level pricing with impressive midrange performance.

Bob and Brad X6 PRO

Best Hot/Cold Therapy Massage Gun:

Endorsed by renowned physical therapists Bob and Brad, the X6 Pro offers deep muscle relief, delivering up to 3200 RPM and 55 lbs of force

$159 at AMAZON.CA

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