Gone are the days of having to pay through the nose for pain-relieving massage treatment. Now you can self administer a professional quality deep muscle stimulating massage anywhere, anytime with the aid of a portable massage gun. The massage gun has been a game-changer for people who suffer from back and other pain. But with so many players on the market, how do you know which percussion massage gun is best for you?
Today we take a close look at the Opove M3 Pro Massage Gun. We’ll go under the hood to discover just how well it performs, and we’ll find out what verified purchasers think of it. Our Opove M3 Pro review will also include comparison between the Opove and two other popular massage guns; the Hypervolt from Hyperice and the Theragun G3 Pro.
At A Glance
The Opove M3 Pro Massage Gun is a low priced massage gun that is clearly modeled off of the Hypervolt from Hyperice. It looks almost identical, providing you with the same 3 levels of percussion, similar attachments and a similar removable and rechargeable Ion battery pack. It is not quite as powerful as the Hypervolt at full throttle, but will still provide a decent level of percussion. This massage gun represents terrific value and even comes with a high-quality carrying case – something you do not get with the much more expensive Hypervolt.
A major feature of the Opove M3 Pro is its low noise output. The max level is just 55 decibels!
Opove M3 Pro Review
Design and Build Quality
The Opove M3 Pro is designed as a heavy-duty workhorse. The shell of the gun is made from a combination of Nylon 66 and glass fiber to create an incredibly strong material. That allows this gun to take all the knocks and occasional drops that are part of life when you carry your gun in your gym bag or travel luggage. In fact, this gun has been drop tested from a height of 2 meters with no adverse effects.
The weight of the Opove M3 Pro is a relatively light 2.2 pounds, making it easy on the forearms and wrist when you are using it for an extended period of time. The handle and grip of the Opove M3 Proare ergonomically designed to ensure the most comfortable grip and holding action. One negative in terms of design is that the shape and design do not allow you to comfortably work the gun with both hands.
The power button and 3-speed settings are on the base of the unit, putting them within easy reach of your thumb when operating the gun.
The Opove M3 Pro is available in 3 color options: silver black, black and camouflage red.
The Opove M3 comes with a 24V brushless high torque motor that is fitted with Opove’s patented Quiet Glide technology to ensure minimal noise output. The power generated allows for a maximum of 3200 percussions per minute. The tension is adjustable to three levels, putting you in total control of the amount of pressure that is applied to your body. Level One operates to a max of 1800 percussions, while Level Two takes it up to 2400 and Level 3 maxes out at 3200 percussions.
The high torque motor on the M3 provides an impressively accurate percussion direction. The stroke length on each percussion is 12mm. After ten minutes of use, the unit automatically switches itself off to ensure that the user doesn’t injure himself.
Battery life and charge time
The Opove M3 Pro comes with a powerful Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. You’ll get an impressive 3 hours of massage time per charge. That makes this an ideal massage gun to use at the gym or wherever else you happen to be when you need instant relief for your sore muscles.
Your purchase of the Opove M3 comes with four attachment heads to provide versatility in attacking your muscle pain points. You get a soft tip head, a forked top for getting into the muscles around your neck or Achilles heel, a flat tip which is great for working around your spine, and a deep penetrating node to get into those hard to reach areas.
The Opove M3 Pro comes with a well-built carry case. This is something that you do not get with the very similar and much more expensive Hypervolt from Hyperice. The case has a molded space for all the parts to help you keep everything safe and in order when you are traveling.
Dimensions and weight
The dimensions of the Opove M3 are 120 x 60 x 18 inches. This massage gun weighs 2.2 pounds.
The reduced noise level on the Opove M3 Pro is a major selling point. Opove’s quiet glide technology ensures that the noise level never goes beyond 55 decibels. That is great when you are using it on the gym floor as part of your warm-up or warm down routine.
The Opove M3 comes with a 12-month no questions asked replacement warranty.
What others are saying about the Opove M3 Pro massage gun
There are a lot of online reviews from verified users of the Opove M3 deep tissue massage gun. Some of these reviews are provided by professionals, such as doctors and physiotherapists. Several such professionals mentioned that the Opove M3 was comparable to the Hypervolt but was a lot less expensive. However, mention was also made that the Opove is not as powerful as the Hypervolt.
The vast majority of reviewers expressed their joy that the Opove M3 helped them find instant relief from their muscular pain. People mentioned that the heads are able to penetrate deeply into the muscle tissue and were impressed with the battery life.
Several reviewers also mentioned that they have had positive experiences with the company when making inquiries or trouble-shooting.
What is the amplitude of this massager?
The amplitude of the massager refers to the depth of penetration of each percussion movement. The amplitude of the Opove M3 Pro massage gun is 12 mm.
What is the difference between the Opove M3 Pro and the Hypervolt by Hyperice?
The Opove M3 Pro Massage Gun is very similar in design and features to the Hypervolt. The two deep tissue massage guns look very similar with the same ergonomics and handle design. They both have a removable ion battery pack.
The four attachment massage heads that you get with the Opove M3 Pro are almost identical to those that come with the Hypervolt. Even the warranty (12 months) is the same on both products?
So, what are the differences?
The most obvious one is the price. The Opove M3 Pro is around a hundred and fifty dollars less than the Hypervolt. However, the Opove is not as powerful as the Hypervolt, so if you are in need of a very powerful percussion rate, you will be better off with the Hypervolt. On the other hand, the Opove M3 Pro comes with a handy carry case, which you do not get with the Hypervolt from Hyperice.
What is the difference between the Opove M3 Pro and the Theragun G3 Pro?
The first difference you will notice between these two massage guns is the design. The Theragun features a unique triangle handle design which allows you to grip it from a variety of angles and with both hands. The Opove, however, is quite limited in its gripping options and you can’t really grab it with both hands.
In terms of noise level, both the Theragun and the Opove are impressive, with the new Theragun being 50 percent quieter than its previous model. However, the Opove just edges it out in terms of quietness. The Theragun provides you with two more attachment massage heads than the Opove M3. You also have the ability to adjust the arm angles to four different positions. You do not get that option with the Opove.
The amplification of the Theragun is 16mm, which is 4mm deeper than the Opove M3 Pro. That allows for greater deep muscle penetration. Rather than an ion rechargeable battery pack, the Theragun provides you with two swappable batteries, each of which has a 75-minute capacity battery. The Theragun has just two speeds, compared with three on the Opove. It is also half a pound heavier than the Opove M3 Pro. Both units provide you with a sturdy carry case.
In summary, the Theragun offers you more performance options. However, the Opove M3 Pro is quieter and has a better battery pack. The Opove is also considerably cheaper.
The Opove M3 Pro massage gun represents exceptional value for money. It provides all of the features that you get with more expensive guns for virtually half the price. However, it is not as powerful as the Hypervolt or as versatile as the Theragaun. But if you are after a medium level of percussion and penetration at an unbeatable price, you can’t do much better than the Opove M3 Pro.