Theragun Handheld Massagers
Theragun massagers are expensive. But if you have thick muscles or want your massage to be deep, Theragun is the way to go because of it 16 mm stroke length. Other handheld massagers have shorter stroke length, making them feel more like vibrations than percussions especially at high speed.
Theraguns also tend to be more durable than the competition. We've heard of its closest competition, the Hypervolt, breaking because too much pressure was applied on too much muscle. However, the Hypervolt may be sufficient if you don't have muscles like a heavyweight bodybuilder.
Theragun Liv compared to Theragun G3Pro and G3
For those of you who need a Theragun but can't afford the $599 G3Pro or the $399 G3, the Theragun Liv is just $249.
It has the same 16 mm stroke length of the higher end Theragun to give you the same deep massage.
The main difference between the Theragun Liv and the Theragun G3Pro and Theragun G3 is that you cannot change the speed setting. The only speed on the Theragun Liv is the highest speed setting of 40 percussions per second. Theragun G3Pro and G3 can be set at either 40 or 29 percussions per second.
Like the Theragun G3, Liv does not have a removable battery. The built-in battery of the Liv last for about 45 minutes. On the G3, the built-in battery last for about 60 minutes. The G3 Pro comes with two removable batteries each can last up 75 minutes.
Theragun Liv comes with 2 massage heads. Theragun G3Pro comes with 6 massage heads and has an adjustable arm. Theragun G3 comes with 4 massage head but doesn't have an adjustable arm.
At 2.5 lbs, the Theragun Liv is the lightest and smallest of the bunch, which is great for traveling. The Theragun G3Pro is the biggest and weighs in at 3.1. The G3 weighs 2.7 lbs.
- Lightest and smallest Theragun
- More affordable than other models
- Deep massage
- Only one speed
- The speed may not be suitable for sensitive muscles or skin
- No removable battery
The 40 percussions per second speed on the Theragun Liv may be too much for some people, especially when they don't have much muscle to work on. If you don't have the muscle, you're probably better off with something like the Hypervolt
If you have the muscles, the Theragun Liv might work out for you. It's just that sometimes you might have sensitive muscles and you might want to go easy on it. This can only be done by applying less pressure since there is no option to lower the speed.
Also, the Theragun Liv may be a good option if you travel a lot.
Update: The Theragun Liv is no longer available. It is replaced by the Theragun Prime, which seems to be a better alternative.