Review: Theragun G3PRO – A closer look at the heavy-duty percussion massager
More and more people are using percussion massagers for so many things. If you’re new to the game, percussion massagers loose up muscles that feel tight and knotted. They offer a lot more benefits than traditional massagers, and can help with pain relief, soreness, injury prevention, and muscle misalignment.
Theragun is one of the leading brands of percussion massagers. Their latest massager, the Theragun G3 Pro, is one of the best of its kind and has received praises despite its hefty price tag.
The Theragun G3 Pro uses frequency, torque and 16 mm amplitude to ease muscle tension, hasten recover, improve mobility and lessen pain. This hand-held device isn’t just your average massager — it’s like a power tool for your muscles and joints.
The G3 Pro is the upgraded version of Theragun’s G2 which was released in 2018. Out of all their percussion guns, the Theragun G3 Pro is the most expensive, but also the most advanced.
It offers high intensity massages with six different attachments that were designed to target specific joints and muscles. Its quality, durability and customization makes it the best percussion massager currently in the market.
What do you get in the box?
You should be expecting a lot from a product that costs $599, and we’re happy to say that you won’t be disappointed when you get this in the mail.
The G3 Pro comes with two Lithium-ion batteries, a battery charger, six attachments (dampener, large ball, standard ball, wedge, thumb, and cone), travel case, and one attachment pouch.
Who needs the Theragun G3 Pro?
Anyone who exercises often or lives an active lifestyle will gain the most out of this percussive massager. Athletes and fitness buffs will definitely want to add the G3 Pro to their pre-and-post-workout routine. But, if you just suffer from muscle soreness or your typical “it comes with age” ache, you can still benefit greatly from a Theragun.
How does it work?
The Theragun G3 Pro puts high amounts of pressure using steady pulses into your muscles and joints. The percussive massage gun easily loosens up specific points on your body because of its high level of force.What’s best is that you can customize the pressure with just a tap of a button.
The massage gun relieves tightness and pain in areas like your quads, glutes and hamstrings, and helps you warm up before workouts and recover from athletic injuries in no time.
It feels like a deep tissue massage that you would get for $80, but this time, you can do it to yourself in the comfort of your own home. The hand-held device features an ergonomic design that allows you to be your own masseuse, comfortably working on any part of your body with ease.
The 10-inch massage gun is lightweight at under 3 pounds, so you can bring it with you to the gym or any time you’re on-the-go.
What are its features?
The G3 Pro is shaped like a hand mixer, which makes it easy to hold and adjust to suit whichever arm position you’re most comfortable with. It rotates a full 180-degrees which makes it easy to target hard-to-reach spots. As we mentioned before, the Theragun comes with six attachments, while its predecessor, the G2 Pro, only had four.
Its six attachments (dampener, large ball, standard ball, wedge, thumb, and cone) can be easily swapped according to the type of deep tissue treatment that you need.
● Dampener – works best on tender areas near bones
● Thumb – perfect for the lower back and for trigger point therapy
● Large Ball – for large muscle groups such as glutes
● Standard Ball – for overall use and general massaging
● Wedge – for shoulder blades and IT bands
● Cone – penetrates deeper, best for pinpoint muscle treatment
The G3 Pro comes with 2 batteries, but we noticed that it takes some time to charge each completely. You also have to plug in the entire device just to recharge. Each battery lasts an average of an hour and fifteen minutes, for a total battery life of 2 and a half hours, which is more than enough time for a pre or post-workout massage session. This is an improvement to the G2 Pro’s combined battery life of 90 minutes.
Using the G3 Pro is no sweat. To turn it on, press the power button conveniently located on the handle. Above it, you can find the button for speed control so you can adjust the pressure easily. The Sensitive mode works with 29 percussions per second, while the Standard mode uses 40 percussions per second. It’s best to stick with Sensitive mode unless you really need an intense tissue treatment. Remember: the Theragun packs in sixty pounds of force, so 40 percussions is already pretty extensive.
While using the Theragun is fairly simple, the free app can help if you don’t know where to start. It has useful information on all the major muscles like your glutes, neck, back, and more. It also covers common injuries like carpal tunnel syndrome and stiff neck complete with images that show you how to use your Theragun G3 Pro.
Another improvement with the G3 Pro is the reduced noise. You might have noticed that most percussive massage guns are extremely loud. According to Theragun, the new G3 Pro uses a gearbox that results in 50% less noise compared to earlier models, which we think is necessary if you’re supposed to enjoy a relaxing massage.
Design and durability
The Theragun G3 Pro receives most of its praise from its easy-to-clean and sturdy build. Its frame is made of Professional-grade plastic composite, and is powered by an industrial-grade Japanese motor. All of the six attachments are made of closed-cell foam, which is a safer alternative to hard plastics. Because it’s non-porous, it doesn’t absorb sweat, oils or lotions.
The G3 PRO comes with a 2-year warranty.
The Theragun G3 Pro is a heavy-duty percussion massager that will work wonders on your body, whether or not you’re leading an active lifestyle. With 60 lbs of force, it alleviates muscle soreness and tension after workouts and other activities. The G3 Pro comes with everything you need, including six attachments for different types of massages, a travel pouch, batteries, a and charger.
We found that the Theragun G3 Pro provides superior massages with its adjustable arm and steady pulses of 29 to 40 PPS. The long battery life, quiet engine and adjustable arm make it stand out from its competitors. When we used it, we experienced minimal post-workout soreness, and found the six changeable attachments useful for targeting specific muscle groups. If what you need is a pro-level massage in your own home, look no further than the Theragun G3 Pro. But, if its price point of $599 is too high, you could always go for the budget-friendly option, the Theragun G3 which costs only $399, but with less attachments.