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Fitrx Massage Gun Review

FitRX Massage Gun Review – Cheap and Massively Underperforming

Hey there! We recently got our hands on this FitRX massage gun, also known as Tzumi or ProFIT massage gun. It is everywhere, including Walmart, Macy’s, eBay, and Amazon. It’s all the same device, with different names depending on where you look.

But even though it’s widely available, that doesn’t automatically mean it is a good device.

We picked it up for about $50, and while it seemed like a steal at first, we were quickly disappointed. This guy might look like the high-end Ekrin, but it definitely doesn’t perform like one. We realized this after putting it on our test drive and also dismantling it to check what’s inside.

So, in this review, we will cover all of its features. More importantly, we’ll explain why, in our opinion, this massager isn’t worth the investment and where it disappoints the most. But so you know, we will recommend some much better options at the end of this review.

Tzumi Fitrx Profit Massage Gun Review
Are FitRX, Tzumi, or ProFIT massage guns any good? Let’s find out.

FitRX Massage Gun Review

Tzumi FitRX Specifications

Tzumi Fitrx Massage Gun Specifications

Our FitRX Massage Gun Rating

  • Quality
  • Effectiveness
  • Usability
  • Accessories
  • Price Value
2.4

Summary

The FitRX is a budget massage gun with a good ergonomics, but disappointing performance and questionable quality. We recommend exploring alternative options for a better value and effective deep tissue therapy experience.

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FeatureTzumi Massage Gun Specs
Stall Forceup to 15 lbs.*
Stroke Length6.2 mm*
Percussion range2150 – 2880 rpm*
Speeds6
Attachments4 included
Weight1.8 lbs.
Noise (decibel)59 – 68 dB
Battery Life / Capacity4 to 25 hours / 2000 mAh
(varies by speed)
ProsPrice
ConsVery low stall force
Very low amplitude
Quality issues
Noise
Soft attachment missing
Warranty1 year
Current PriceCheck it out at Walmart
Better Alternatives:Urikar Pro 2
Renpho Active (R3 Mini)
Sportneer D9 Elite
FitRx massage gun specifications ​1​.
* our verified measurements.

FitRx Video Review

Below, you can watch our hands-on video review of FitRx. We show you what’s included, how it looks, and how this massage gun performs.

Spoiler Alert – it’s a bit weak on the power side and stalls pretty easily, no matter the speed. Still, don’t just take our word for it; give the video a watch for some real-life action. It’s right below.


First Impressions

When we first got our hands on the Tzumi FitRX (or ProFit, depending on where you buy it), we were excited to see what this sub-$50 massage gun could do. We were hopeful that it would at least look and feel similar to the high-end Ekrin guns we’ve tested in the past.

The first thing we noticed was the carrying case. Hey, that’s not bad! It’s a good start for a budget massage gun. But then we opened it, and our hopes were quickly dashed.

The FitRX just looks cheap. It’s made of flimsy plastic and doesn’t feel like it’s well put together. When we shook it from side to side, it felt like something was loose inside (and what’s inside, we’ll find out shortly.). That is not a good sign.

The gun itself is all matte black, which we guess is fine, but it doesn’t do much to hide the fact that it feels like a cheap knockoff.

And don’t even get us started on the control button placement. It’s not where it should be – at the bottom of the handle. We’ve seen this in mini massage guns before but in a full-sized gun? Come on. When you press the button, it makes a cheap click sound that just adds to the disappointment.

On the bright side, the FitRX does have a USB-C port, which is a nice touch.


Size, Weight, and Ergonomics

Let’s talk about the size, weight, and ergonomics of the ProFIT massage gun. Regarding massage guns, size, and weight are important factors that can greatly affect their performance.

The biggest surprise is just how big this thing is. We were expecting something a bit more compact, but this gun is definitely on the larger side.

The FitRX is actually bigger than the high-end Ekrin B37 or B37S (those aren’t small by any means). It’s taller and thicker but surprisingly light at only 1.8 lbs. That’s less than much smaller devices like the Ekrin 365, Sportneer D9 Elite, or even the Urikar Pro 2, which is also a large gun.

When we see a big but light device, we know it probably won’t perform up to expectations. And in this case, our suspicions were correct (more on that later).

But the FitRX’s ergonomics are actually this device’s best part. The angled handle, just like in the Ekrin, adds an extra 1-2 inches when reaching the lower back, reducing hand and wrist fatigue.

You can hold this device in a few different ways, which is always a plus. The rubber grip is also a nice touch, although we wish it extended all the way up instead of just in the middle.

Our Take

Overall, the FitRX massage gun is a bit of a mixed bag in terms of size and ergonomics. While the device is larger than expected and surprisingly light, the angled handle and rubber grip are nice features that make it comfortable to use.


Controls

The device only has one button at the bottom of the handle—a sign of a budget approach.

However, it’s simple enough to use with a long press to activate and a short press to change speeds.

There are no fancy LCDs or OLEDs, just a basic LED speed indicator.

While it’s not the most advanced control system out there, we can live with it.

Fitrx Control Buttom Usb C Charging Port

Inside Look: Disassembling the FitRX

Curiosity about the FitRX’s large size yet lightweight led us to wonder what’s going on inside (as a reference, you can read here about what a typical massage gun construction is like). We decided to crack it open and take a peek. Honestly, what we found was a bit of a letdown again.

The build quality? Not great. It’s mostly cheap plastic parts in there.

One thing that really stood out was how the motor’s movement gets transferred to the massage heads — all done with flimsy plastic. Even the motor’s attachment to the body is plastic.

And get this: one part broke while we took it apart. That’s not a good sign, right?

What else did we see? There’s a tiny battery, hardly any electronics (so don’t expect any cool features or smart battery management), and zero effort in soundproofing. No anti-vibration pads, nothing to muffle the motor or mechanical noise.

Check out these photos and see for yourself. It’s pretty revealing:


Attachments

Let’s talk about the attachments that come with the Tzumi FitRX massage gun.

First, we must admit that four attachments at this price point are a good deal. However, the quality is regular.

Only one attachment, the ball head, is made of foam, and even that foam feels pretty firm. However, foam like this can deteriorate over time, so it’s not the most durable choice. 

The other three attachments are all hard plastic. There’s:

  • a fork head for muscles along the spine, 
  • a bullet head for trigger points ​2​ and 
  • a flat head for larger muscle groups. 

While the fork and bullet heads are okay, we were disappointed by the flat head. It has a small diameter and feels like it’s from a mini device, not a full-size gun. All in all, the attachments are serviceable, but nothing to write home about.


Performance

We examine a device’s amplitude, stall force, and percussions per minute in performance. And this is the worst part of this device.


Amplitude

According to our high-precision caliper, this device has a measly 6mm amplitude or 6.27mm. Can you believe it? We sure couldn’t.

We’ve seen some low-amplitude guns in our day, but this one takes the cake for a full-size device.

Fitrx Massage Gun Measured Amplitude
6.27 mm of amplitude. Embarrassing.

As you can imagine, the lack of amplitude means that it doesn’t pack much of a punch when it comes to percussive hits. Instead, it feels more like a glorified vibrating massager.

But don’t lose hope just yet. Vibrations can be effective for deep tissue if the device can rev very fast (usually above 3200 rpm). Plus, if the stall force is enough, you can press the device against the muscle without slowing down, delivering a reasonably powerful treatment.

Sadly, the FitRX massage gun doesn’t have either of these features, so it’s not looking too good in the effectiveness department. We’re not ones to sugarcoat things, but we’re also not to give up hope entirely. Let’s see how it fares in the next section, shall we?


Percussions

Let’s face it: the FitRX / Tzumi massage gun is not a percussion powerhouse. Despite its promise of delivering 3200 rpm, our tests show it falls short, clocking in at a meager 2150-2880 rpm.

That’s not going to cut it for those who are looking for a deep-tissue massage. With such a low amplitude and intensity, it’s not effective enough as an all-rounder. 

However, it’s not all doom and gloom. The device can still help alleviate sore neck and shoulder muscles, warm up soft tissues, and get the blood flowing ​3​. But if you’re after a true deep-tissue massage gun, the FitRX just isn’t going to be a worthy choice.


Stall Force

Stall force—the amount of pressure a device can withstand—is crucial when it comes to massage guns, and unfortunately, this one falls a bit short.

We hate to say it, but the FitRX stalls like a cheap mini gun. Even on the first speed, it slows down with the slightest pressure or contact with the skin. That’s just not going to cut it when it comes to deep-tissue massage.

We’re talking a maximum performance of maybe 15 lbs, which is pretty laughable for a device of this size. It’s Hypervolt Go 2 déjà vu, but the Go 2 is a mini device! But we’re not surprised after seeing the kind of motor powering this device. Even children’s toys can have more powerful electric motors.


What it all means…

We have to say that the FitRX is one of the least-performing massage guns we have ever encountered. Its amplitude is like that of a minigun, but the percussions and stall force are even lower than those typically seen in minis.

While it can rev up to almost 2900 rpm, it slows down when in contact with skin, so it probably won’t be an effective massager for some.

However, it might work decently for a basic, entry-level device for a sore neck, shoulder, or feet, but probably nothing else.

Yes, it’s cheap, but other affordable massage guns on the market offer much better specs. 


Noise

Well, it looks like the ProFIT massage gun doesn’t do well in the noise department, either.

With a range of 59-68 dB, it’s definitely above average and not what you’d expect from a device with a low amplitude like this one.

Lower amplitude devices are typically quieter, but that’s not the case here. The stroke length could be the culprit since longer strokes generally lead to more noise. But that’s no excuse for a 6mm stroke length to produce such a racket!

The real kicker is the rattling and tractor-like sound it makes. It’s enough to make you think the thing is about to fall apart, and nobody wants that!

So, a massage gun with such a small motor and short amplitude shouldn’t be this loud, but the problem is elsewhere. This device lacks any soundproofing or anti-vibration pads. The interior is almost hollow, which does nothing but exacerbate the noise level.


Battery

Here, too, we have some more not-so-good news. With only 2000 mAh, the battery won’t last as long as you might want it to. In fact, most mini-guns have a bigger battery, which is a bit disappointing.

Take the Sportneer D9 Elite, for example, which has a 3350 mAh battery – that’s over a third bigger! And let’s not forget about the Urikar Pro 2, which has a 2600 mAh battery.

So, you can expect about an hour or two of battery life, maybe even less if you’re using high speeds. And let’s be real: this device stalls way too easily to be used at low speeds anyway.

But, the Tzumi massage gun does have one saving grace – the USB-C charging. Kudos for that! It’s just like the Ekrin 365, which we wholeheartedly recommend if you have an extra $100 to spend.

However, we’re skeptical about the long-term performance of the Tzumi, given what we sound inside and the quality of its parts. So, if you want better battery life, we recommend checking out some of the abovementioned alternatives.


Price and Warranty

What about the price and warranty? The device is cheap and available for under $50 at Walmart, Macy’s, Amazon, and other retailers.

You may think, “Hey, it’s so affordable; let’s give it a shot.” But hold on—even at this price range, massage guns outperform the FitRX/ProFit by a long shot.

So, is it worth your money? Honestly, not really.

The warranty on this device is one year, according to Tzumi.

However, the long-term reliability of the FitRX is questionable based on our experience with it. So, if you’re looking for an affordable massage gun that actually works and comes with a reliable warranty, we recommend looking elsewhere.


Tzumi FitRX Better Alternatives

Here are our top three recommended alternatives to the FitRX massage gun, each with its unique standout features that, in our opinion, make them a superior choice. Even better, these alternatives come at a similar price point to the FitRX.

We have created a comparison table highlighting each massage gun’s key features, such as stall force, amplitude, percussion range, battery capacity, and more. For ease of use, we have highlighted those features that stand out (green color) as well as those that are weak points (red).

Note: Renpho Active is a mini massage gun, so you should remember that when comparing its numbers, as they are typically lower than in full-sized massagers.

So, without further ado, let’s dive into the data and discover which massage gun is the best alternative to the Tzumi FitRX.

FitRXUrikar Pro 2Renpho Active
(R3 mini)
Sportneer Elite D9
Stall Forceup to 15 lbs25 lbs25 lbs30 lbs
Amplitude6.2 mm12 mm9 mm10 mm
Percussion Range2150 – 2880 rpm1030 – 2020 rpm1800 – 3000 rpm1100 – 3150 rpm
Attachments46 (heated)56
Battery2000 mAh2500 mAh2500 mAh3350 mAh
Weight1.8 lbs2.27 lbs1.5 lbs2.3 lbs
Price$49.97
at walmart.com
$169.99 $62.90
at urikar.com
$99.99 $69.99
at renpho.com
$129.99 $64.99
at sportneer.com
Our Rating2.43.9
details & photos ↓
4.2
details & photos ↓
3.8
details & photos ↓
Direct comparison of FitRX specifications and our recommended alternatives.
We measure and verify all values.

Urikar Pro 2 Handle Turned To The Front
Urikar Pro 2

Urikar Pro 2

Move over FitRX, there’s a new sheriff in town! The Urikar Pro 2 is an affordable massage gun that blows FitRX out of the water.

With almost double the amplitude at 12mm, this gun is a game-changer. Although the stall force definitely isn’t the strongest, it’s still better than FitRX. 

However, the real killer feature is heated massage therapy, which has a ceramic head that heats up to a toasty 117°F (47°C).

And don’t forget about the 7 varied non-heated attachments, making it 8 in total! With 3 dynamic modes and 6 manual speeds, the Urikar Pro 2 is a customizable experience.

The adjustable handle can rotate 180 degrees, allowing for two opposite positions. 

And the best part? Use the code Urikar02 for a discounted price of only $62.9, making it a better value than FitRX.

Read More: Our dedicated Urikar Pro 2 review.


Renpho R3 mini
Renpho R3 mini

Renpho Active (R3 mini)

You might as well go for a mini device that actually performs better than the ProFIT massage gun. We’re talking about the Renpho Active, formerly known as Renpho R3 Mini.

This little guy is small and lightweight, making it the perfect on-the-go option. And don’t let its size fool you – Renpho is a proven brand that knows how to make a good massage gun.

With a 9mm stroke length and 3000 rpm, this mini massage gun is a hybrid between a mini and a full-size gun, giving you the best of both worlds. And with a stall force of about 25 lbs., it’s definitely a step up from the ProFIT.

But that’s not all—the Renpho R3 also has better battery life, with a 2500 mAh battery that lasts longer than the Tzumi’s.

It’s also much quieter, without any rattling to worry about. Plus, it’s USB-C enabled for easy charging.

The only downside is that the handle isn’t tilted like other models, but it’s oval-shaped and comfortable to hold.

And at only $69.99, it’s a steal compared to other massage guns on the market.

So why settle for a subpar massage gun when you can have the Renpho Active?

Read More: Our in-hand Renpho massage gun review.


sportneer Elite D9 ergonomics

Sportneer Elite D9

The Sportneer Elite D9 massage gun is a step up in quality, making it one of the best-quality devices in the budget category.

It feels great in your hand, with a partly metal cover that makes it less plastic-ky than the FitRX. Plus, the angled handle is made of more rubber and is better to hold, with a thinner and more oval shape.

But its real selling point is its performance. With a stall force of about 30 lbs, it’s much better than the FitRX and even better than the Urikar.

The Sportneer Elite D9 is also much faster, revving up to 3200 rpm. Its stroke length is a third better, measuring slightly over 10mm.

The device is super quiet, compared to the FitRX, with a noise level ranging between 40 dB to 60 dB.

The sound is smooth, with no rattling. And with six attachments, it’s a better deal than the FitRX, even though the quality of those attachments is so-so.

As for the price, it is currently discounted by half and costs $64.99, available on sportneer.com. Don’t wait; the quality offered at this price is a steal.

Read More: Our in-depth Sportneer D9 Elite review.


Review Summary

With that, we come to the end of our FitRX massage gun review. After thoroughly testing the FitRX massager, we have to say it’s likely the most underperforming device we’ve seen. We wouldn’t even consider it as an entry-level gun, despite some positive reviews we’ve come across.

While you can buy it if you want, we highly recommend looking elsewhere. The specs have absolutely nothing to do with deep tissue therapy, so if that’s what you’re after, this won’t deliver.

Instead, we suggest checking out one of the alternatives we’ve mentioned or browsing our buying guides – especially the best budget massage gun and best under $100 massage gun.

Happy shopping and happy massaging!


References
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    FitRx massage gun official website. fitrxrecovery.com. https://fitrxrecovery.com/product/208
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    Moraska A, Schmiege S, Mann J, Butryn N, Krutsch J. Responsiveness of Myofascial Trigger Points to Single and Multiple Trigger Point Release Massages: A Randomized, Placebo Controlled Trial. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2017;96(9):639-645. doi:10.1097/PHM.0000000000000728
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    Konrad A, Glashüttner C, Reiner M, Bernsteiner D, Tilp M. The Acute Effects of a Percussive Massage Treatment with a Hypervolt Device on Plantar Flexor Muscles’ Range of Motion and Performance. J Sports Sci Med. 2020;19(4):690-694. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/33239942

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Here's a quick rundown of all the tweaks and edits we've made to this article to keep it accurate and up-to-date!

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January 22, 2024 Added a new section with a detailed breakdown and photos of disassembling the FitRX massage gun. (Author: Greg)

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April 14, 2023 Added our hands-on video review of the Tzumi FitRx massage gun.(Author: Greg)

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