How We Tested
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Massage guns are handheld devices that deliver percussive therapy. This type of therapy reduces muscle pain, eases stiffness, and aids speed recovery. There are plenty of different massage guns on the market, but some are better than others. We’ve done the work to bring you a shortlist to help you make your choice. Here’s our top 3 comparison.
What to Look for In a Massage Gun
But before we dive in, let’s take a quick second to better understand how these massage guns all made the cut. Here’s what we looked for in a percussive massage gun:
Design and Ergonomics
A good massage gun is undoubtedly an investment, so you’ll want to make sure it’s well-made and gets the job done before purchasing. A comfortable handle with easy access to the controls is essential, but it doesn’t hurt if the massage gun has a sleek-looking design, too.
We looked at both the features on the massage guns themselves, as well as what came in the box. This helped us to determine what differentiated one model from another so that you can better weigh differences in price.
Battery Life and Charging
If you’re going to be using your massage gun with any degree of frequency, it’s important to know how long it’s going to last before the battery cuts out.
Massage guns can tend to be noisy, so it’s important to consider the noise level in any given massage gun before you buy. Of course, it’s ultimately a matter of personal preference and your noise threshold.
Other Products We Considered
The Fat Kid Deals editorial team researches hundreds of products based on consumer reviews, brand quality, and value. We then choose a shorter list for in-depth research and testing before finalizing our top picks. These are the products we considered that ultimately didn't make our top 5.