theragun pro vs g3pro

Theragun PRO vs G3PRO

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The Theragun flagship comparison always remained the talk of the town. In 2019, it was between 3rd Generation G3 and G3Pro. But in May 2020, Theragun introduced their new leader in the form of 4th generation Theragun PRO.

Even the more important news was the official discontinuation of G3Pro. Although the G3Pro is still available, it will not be there in 8-10 months. 

But since Theragun Pro came with many new exciting features, there should be an in-depth Theragun Pro vs G3Pro comparison.

Therefore, we are going to cover it under ten different subsections by taking every possible element into account. 


Quick TheraGun PRO Vs G3PRO Comparison 

FeatureTheragun PROTheragun G3Pro
Stall Force60 lbs60lbs
Stroke Length16 mm16mm
Weight2.9 lbs3.1 lbs
Battery Life2.5 hours1.25 hours
Number of Batteries22
Speed Options5
(Unlimited with app)
2
Noise60-70 DB~75DB
Number of Attachments66
Head Adjustment Options44
BluetoothYesNo
App ControlYesNo
ProsComes with Advanced Features.
Currently the industry leader.
A Highly competitive massage gun.
Price has become better.
ConsMost Expensive Massage Gun in the market.
Massaging action remained the same.
Became a little old-fashioned.
Won’t be available in a few months.
Rating9.5/108.5/10
What should I Do?Buy at Theragun.comCheck Price

In-depth review: Theragun PRO Vs G3PRO.

In the review, we have made a detailed comparison. If you just want to know which one is better, jump to “Who’s the winner.

Design and Manufacturing Quality:

In May 2020, Theragun rebranded itself as TheraBody. With a small change in their name, they kept the same tradition in their 3rd and 4th generation Models. Overall, the design looks almost the same, with a little yet effective changes. 

The first change that we loved about the Theragun Pro is the improvement in Power Button. This small change in the design allows for more easy control. Also, there is the addition of an OLED display.

Theragun OLED screen

Although the screen is small, it tells you about important things like speed, force, and battery. Also, the Design of Theragun Pro became more texturized and dull, but it does not affect many things.

Built-Quality, however, remained the same. G3Pro has a slightly sturdier construction. So, we can say both balances each other in terms of Design and Built-Quality.      

Key Percussion Features:

We consider, Stall force and Stroke length are two core parameters for an excellent percussion. It is because they determine the degree of therapy, either soft or deep. 

In the 4th Generation upgrade, we were expecting a significant update in these features. Since G2Pro offers a stall force of around 80lbs, most massage gun experts were expecting a high value in 4th Generation Pro. But unfortunately, they kept both the features the same as in G3Pro.

G3PRO Feature 1 Desk

If you neglect speed options, the basic massaging remain the same. But on a bigger picture, these key massaging features can prove suitable for a soothing deep tissue massage. So Again, in key percussion features, both are parallel to each other.

Speed Options:

The Biggest Drawback people found in G3Pro is the two-speed options. Having such little speed options puts a big question mark on customization features. 

The 4th Generation Theragun Pro has five-speed options. But since they come with app control, you can adjust any speed between 1740 to 2400 percussions per minute. 

Theragun Pro app control

Most people will not tell you that the speed range of both the massage guns is the same from 1740-2400 percussion per minute. So, the start and endpoint are the same; 4th Generation Pro just allows more options.

In speed options, TheraGun Pro is clearly the winner. But keep this thing in mind that many other percussion massagers offer 1200 to 3200 percussion per minute. So, the Theragun Speed range is not very brilliant. 

Noise:

On our noise judging scale, any massage gun above 70DB falls under the ‘Loud’ Category. Also, 60-70DB is the standard range for most high-end percussion massagers. 

Fortunately, Therabody put more emphasis on noise reduction. We have seen this reduction from G2Pro to G3Pro when sound reduced from 90 to 75. 

Again, in 4th Generation Theragun Pro, the sound came under 70 DB. Therabody says that they have employed Quiet ForceQX 150 technology to achieve this feat. 

A fantastic thing is all 4th Generation Massage guns are the consistency of sound. Typically, when the speed increases, noise follows it. But, in Theragun pro, the difference is not significant; in fact, the motor becomes smooth as the speed increases. 

So, in Theragun PRO vs G3PRO noise comparison, the Theragun Pro is the winner by producing a less and smooth sound.

Weight:

Looking at the table above, you can guess there is not much difference in the weight. Two things needed to be addressed here. The first is “the reason for this weight”, and second is “Does the weight affect therapy?”

Except one to two that try to copy, No other massage gun has an appearance like Theragun Models. Thus, Theragun is unique among all handheld massagers. Such uniqueness demand sturdiness, as well as long-life. Both of these things are not possible without the use of resilient and robust material. 

So, due to the unique framework and durable material, TheraGun Models weigh more.    

Coming to the second question, “Does the weight affect therapy or Percussion?” The answer is No if you are just starting with a massager gun. 

However, if you are upgrading from some lightweight handheld massager, carrying almost double and doing percussion can be initially very challenging. But in a few weeks, you will surpass the challenge, and again the weight will not be affecting you.

The summary of weight discussion is both the TheraGuns are heavy, but it will not affect your therapy. 

Attachments:

If both the massage guns have the same attachments, then why is there any need to explain? The question seems very valid. Since their attachment’s number is the same, but not the type, there is a need to address this thing.

This ‘type difference’ is due to a special velcro ‘Super Soft’ spongy attachment in Theragun Pro. This attachment is the same as a facial sponge, but with slightly more thickness.

Due to its unique nature, it reduces the force. Hence, you can percuss with less power on sensitive areas like the neck, and also for soft tissue therapy. 

4TH GEN ACCESSORIES DESK

However, the rotating arm of G3Pro better adjusts at all positions than Pro. It is probably due to the reason, therabody wants to add more smoothness in motion.

Despite the same attachment number, 4th Generation Pro is better due to the new type. However, G3Pro has solid arm adjusting positions.      

Battery Life:

Therabody is continuously evolving the battery life in every upcoming massage gun. We haven’t seen such consistency in any other feature. The reason for saying this is we have seen a massive improvement in battery life in all 4th Generation models. 

The 4th Generation Pro has almost double the battery life than the 3rd Generation one. Since both come with an extra battery, it does not need rocket science to find which one is the winner in battery life.   

Price:

Before the release of 4th Generation percussion massagers, G3Pro was the same price as Theragun Pro has now. But since Therabody shifted their crown, so does the price. Now, G3Pro is $150 less than Theragun Pro. Also, the Basic Warranty remains the same. 

So, if we compare them head to head, Theragun G3Pro is the winner in price. Despite being inexpensive than Theragun pro, it is among the highly expensive massage guns.  

Exclusive things:

In the short review table, you might have seen Bluetooth and app control under TheraGun Pro. 4th Generation models are the first percussion massagers to have such a feature.

With the app, you can’t only control basic options like speed, but it also gives you special instructions for individual body parts. Along with this, force meter and ProCare services are exclusive in Theragun Pro. 

4TH GEN DYNAMIC CONTROL 3

On the other hand, G3Pro has no such exclusive feature. It is more a traditional type of percussion massager.

No Doubt 4th Generation Theragun Pro, or some people call it G4Pro, has become innovative and takes a big lead in advanced features.

Things we Might have ignored:

We are aware that we neglected things like grip, case, built-quality of particular parts, and a few other things in this Theragun PRO vs G3PRO comparison. The reason for this is we consider them individual product-centered factors. 

However, we have covered everything in “Theragun Pro”, and “G3Pro” in-depth reviews. We recommend reading these for a better understanding. 

Result: The winner!

After comparing all the factors individually, here is the Final Verdict:

“In terms of basic massaging features, design, weight, and attachments Theragun pro and G3Pro are almost the same. In price and somehow in Built-Quality G3Pro leads. While in Battery life, speed options, noise, and advanced features, Theragun Pro manages to win. Overall, Theragun Pro is the clear winner.” 

Closing Thoughts:

Like this one, we cover comparisons, individual product reviews, and buyers’ guides for massage gun lovers.    

If you have any questions in mind, we recommend reading our in-depth reviews on Both of these models. Still, if you find any query, we are open to questions.

At the end we can only hope that our Theragun Pro vs G3Pro review has helped you find the winner. 


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