There are some expensive massage guns out there. Let’s look at 3 with some unique features, all at or under $100 on Amazon!
First, to be clear … this is not a sponsored review. Medcursor did not ask me to make this video, but now that I have all 3 of these guns individually, I wanted to share my overall comparison with you! The opinions are 100% my own and unfiltered.
I decided to make this video for a few reasons.
1) The value for these massage guns are off the charts.
2) You guys often ask me in the comments which one of the 3 to get … so here you go.
Here are the 3 we are looking at: Medcursor Mini, Medcursor V2, and the Medcursor Heat.
All come with fantastic cases! The Mini’s case is more round. The other ones are rectangular. The Heated gun’s case has a removable mini case just for the attachments that takes the whole thing up a notch!
Looking at attachments, the big difference is that the mini has 2 metal tips. These are great if you’d like to freeze them for a cold compress type feel. The V2 and Heat do not have metal attachments, but do have 2 attachments the Mini does not – a Soft Cushion Ball tip and a Blade tip. The soft, squishy ball tip is great if you need to massage close to a boney area (wrist, neck, etc). The blade is great for scraping down a whole muscle – like an IT band. The major bonus of the Heat gun is that the flat attachment head will heat up. It does need to be charged separately.
OK let’s start diving into the important specs!
MINI V2 HEAT
Amplitude – Amplitude is how much the head travels in and out. The Mini has 11mm and the bigger ones 12mm, but I can’t really tell a difference between them.
Stall Force – This is more important in my opinion. It tells you if & when a massage gun stops as you apply force. The chart from Amazon shows the Mini has almost half the max force, but in use it seems totally adequate and maybe the numbers are even incorrect. I was able to forcefully push it into my chest with 2 hands and almost all of my power, and it took a bit before it stalled out. I I couldn’t hardly tell the between the bigger guns difference especially at higher speeds.
Mini: 5 speed levels (1200-3200RPM)
V2: 4 x 3 modes … 12 speed levels (1000-3200RPM)
Heat: 4 x 3 modes … 12 speed levels (1000-3200RPM)
Weight: The Mini is lighter, but surprisingly not by too much. Just .5 lbs difference.
Noise – Noise is always an important factor to me. I measure this myself because sometimes the numbers on the Amazon page can be a little off. I can say these are all quiet, but the Mini comes out on top here.
Mini – low is 39dB
Heat & V2 – 47dB and 48dB (basically the same)
Size – obviously the size of the Mini stands out and I LOVE the smaller size. I often throw it in my backpack.
Power Switch Location – The On/Off switch for the V2 & Heat is on the bottom. The Mini requires you to push a digital button and hold it in on the side. I would say it’s quicker to turn on the ones with the switch on the bottom, but you can’t easily do it with one hand.
Buttons – The Heat has a digital screen, and capacitive touch buttons – could be accidentally touched. The V2 two has physical buttons on the back – but otherwise same modes which we will get to in a bit. The Mini hides it’s button on the side and also acts as an on/off button .
Battery Life – The battery life is longer on the V2 & the Heat. If this most important to you, steer away from the Mini.
That is a lot on info for you. Here are the perks of each one broken down:
Mini – Small and is a great massage gun with metal tips
V2 – long battery life, adds modes depending on the type of massage you want
Heat – Basically the V2 + digital screen and heated head
The value for these massage guns are off the charts as I mentioned. You know what you’re getting spec wise. Now the cost …
Mini $89 + 10% coupon on Amazon
V2: $89 + 10% coupon on Amazon
If you want to know my personal favorite … I choose the mini mostly due to size because I carry massage guns with me to the gym a lot.
The point of this video was to help you to figure out which one fits your needs. I hope it helped.
Also make sure to see our full comparison of 13 massage guns! See how the Medcursor stacks up against top brands like Hypervolt and Theragun!
Last update on 2022-12-05 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API