Shootout: Theragun, TimTam, Percussive Massagers
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Mar 26, 2019  hits 2,575

Theragun G3PRO » The G3PRO is the latest and most refined massager from Theragun. It's incredibly slick, MUCH quieter than the competition, and comes complete with a spare battery, seven tips of different sizes/shapes/firmness, and a case. At $600, it's extremely pricey, but it is undeniably head and shoulders better than anything else in this review. Is it worth the extra cash? That's really a decision for the individual user. Personally, I did't want to see my review unit go back.

The first time I saw a Theragun was on a trade show floor. The Theragun folks were showing off a very high-priced massaging tool, and I didn't really pay attention. But years later, they have become a force of nature in the high-end massage gadget space, and when I finally got around to testing one, I was floored. It's amazingly effective, and a very polished product. But how did this extremely expensive massager compare to similar offerings? That's what this review was all about. Here, we compare Theragun to a lower-priced competitor, TimTam, and also a home-made version of the same type of percussive massager made from a standard jigsaw. Check out the article for all the info!


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Comparison Shots 

Theragun, TimTam, and the homemade variety, side by side.

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Theragun G3PRO 

The G3PRO is the latest and most refined massager from Theragun. It's incredibly slick, MUCH quieter than the competition, and comes complete with a spare battery, seven tips of different sizes/shapes/firmness, and a case. At $600, it's extremely pricey, but it is undeniably head and shoulders better than anything else in this review. Is it worth the extra cash? That's really a decision for the individual user. Personally, I did't want to see my review unit go back.

  • Theragun G3PRO
  • Theragun G3PRO
  • Theragun G3PRO
  • Theragun G3PRO
  • Theragun G3PRO
  • Theragun G3PRO

TimTam Power Massager 

TimTam is kindof the budget version of Theragun. It works just fine, but it's no quieter than a shop jigsaw, and only has one tip. That tip is a very hard rubber ball, which offers you just one shape and one level of firmness. Honestly, it'll get the job done, but it's loud and not particularly refined.

  • TimTam Power Massager
  • TimTam Power Massager
  • TimTam Power Massager
  • TimTam Power Massager
  • TimTam Power Massager
  • TimTam Power Massager

The Homebrew (Black + Decker Jigsaw) 

At about $100 complete, this is by far the cheapest setup, and comes with the added bonus of being useful as a shop tool. After all, it's just a jigsaw. It also features variable speeds, which is pretty nice, but you have to control that speed with the continuous trigger, which can be a bit tricky. And finding different tips is a pretty tricky situation, you basically scour Amazon or eBay to find something that will fit the jigsaw shank.

  • The Homebrew (Black + Decker Jigsaw)
  • The Homebrew (Black + Decker Jigsaw)
  • The Homebrew (Black + Decker Jigsaw)
  • The Homebrew (Black + Decker Jigsaw)
  • The Homebrew (Black + Decker Jigsaw)
  • The Homebrew (Black + Decker Jigsaw)

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