TaoTronics Deep Tissue Percussion Massage Gun Review
The TaoTronics Deep Tissue Percussion Massage Gun is a fairly new release in the market but that doesn't stop it from amassing huge popularity swiftly.
Highly rated as one of the best handheld massager, it stands out with its long-lasting battery life and huge intensity range.
Design & Material
Designed to last a whopping 10 hours in one full charge, it is one massage gun with the longest battery life amongst all the handheld percussion massager we have reviewed.
Just look at this comparison chart and you will see what we mean.
It is many trainers' basic requirement - that their massage gun has a long battery life and does not die in the middle of treatment.
They expect that their gun lasts several full days without requiring a charge, and that's exactly what the TaoTronics is all about.
"You'll want to be able to throw the gun in your bag or take it on a weekend trip without worrying about finding an outlet" -is what many professional trainers or athletes have to say.
The gun itself comes with a LCD display that shows the speed and battery level so that at a glance, you can know when to charge the massage gun before the battery runs out.
We also want to mention how it has advanced power management with its 3-layer protection to ensure a safe, stable and high current conversion.
Besides driving more power, it is able to preserve a longer life this way, which is why the TaoTronics is regarded to be more durable overall.
Weighing 2.2 lbs, it has a rubber surface handle for easy single-handed grip and it comes with a protective travel case for you to store everything inside for maximum portability.
Features & Functions
As mentioned above, its huge intensity range is one of TaoTronics' bestselling points.
When the usual standard rpm starts from 1,800 or 2,000 strokes per minute in most massage guns, this percussion massage gun here is able to offer a range that starts as low as 1,400 rpm, going up to 3,200 rpm maximum.
To have such a wide range then to be divided into 10 speed levels means that it can better cater to the different needs and requirements of different people.
For example, you can choose the lower 1,400rpm setting in level 1-2 speed to activate your muscles pre-workout to boost your athletic performance.
This is not something available in every massage gun as most starts from 1,800 rpm, which is an intensity that reaches the fascia level immediately for relaxation.
The faster speed levels are available thereafter for you to choose post-workout sessions to rejuvenate the sore tissues and aching muscles.
Another aspect that we like about the TaoTronics is its quiet operation.
Adopting a 24W high-torque brushless motor with a high quality bearing, the sound it produces is as low as 42 - 52dB only. That's drop-dead silent, slightly noisier than in a library only.
This enables you to use it discreetly and without causing a disturbance to others, be it in the gym or the office.
It is worthy to note that it has a 12mm amplitude incorporated, meaning it can reach tissues as deep as 12mm to increase blood flow for effective post-workout muscle relief.
That is 2mm more than the usual standard amplitude, which is another plus point from the TaoTronics.
1,400 - 3,200
No. of Massage Head
4 - 10 hours
42 - 52dB
Like Bobbito, this is another percussion massage gun that comes with 6 interchangeable heads to target specific muscle groups for faster recovery.
To be specific,
- Spherical Head - for large muscle groups i.e. arms, back, hips, thighs, calves
- Bullet Head - for impacting deep tissues i.e. meridians, joints, palmas, soles
- Air Cushioning Soft Head - for sensitive muscle relaxation
- Flat Head - for back bulk muscle groups
- U-shaped Head - for neck, spine and Achilles tendon
- D-shaped Head - for abdominal muscles
We particularly like how quick and easy these attachments can be affixed and removed from the head - you can literally do it in just seconds.
Use correctly and accordingly, you can see double the effect be it joint pain relief, myofascial release or sore muscle relief.
Professional Deep Tissue Muscle Massager Gun
6.8 x 9.6 x 2.95 inches
1x massage gun
1x power adapter
6x massage head
6x lithium ion batteries
1x travel case
1x user guide
Things to Note
The TaoTronics excel in its long battery life but there's one small detail to note - it takes quite a long while to fully recharge.
4 hours to be exact.
...Not exactly short, but somewhat understandable given it does give you 10 hours of usage in one go.
Nevertheless, we see how this may be slightly cumbersome for some. If it helps, you can charge it at night. This way, it won't disrupt your routine much and it will be ready for you in the morning.
If you are not one that can keep up with recharging your massage gun all the time, we highly recommend the TaoTronics Deep Tissue Muscle Massager Gun.
With its 10 hours usage life, you can probably get away with recharging once every week (depending on your usage frequency).
It is lightweight, it is portable and it comes with the maximum number of massage heads any percussion massage gun ever has. The wide range of intensity and speed levels give it a flexibility that not many has to suit different people of different needs.
Hence its popularity amongst professional trainers because they can adjust their massage accordingly on different clients.
Best of all, it is reasonably priced so many can afford it - easily the best buy massager anyone could have.