With the Teragun G3 Pro, you’re effectively paying extra for a trusted brand and the peace of mind that comes with it. This KoolerThings massage gun is, in a sense, its exact opposite.
Though noticeably less powerful than many other percussion massagers, the selection of 20 intensity settings (ranging from 1,100 to 3,000 cycles per minute) should satisfy most people.
The selection of 5 massage heads is also worth a mention: professional massage therapists and people with some experience with percussion guns will tend to prefer the range of options that come with the Sylphim or Darkiron massager.
However, the average person who’s just starting out and plans to use one on themselves will find these attachments much easier to get used to while obtaining good results.
In terms of operation, it’s very similar to the Darkiron, with a soft, reasonably ergonomic grip and LCD display.
All You Really Need
As with most massage guns, a transport case is included. The battery life, while not spectacular, is certainly respectable, and the included assortment of massage heads is perfect for beginners.
These include a normal ball head for working large muscle groups, a conical head that gives a more deeply penetrating massage, as well as a fork attachment for working around tendons.
One massage head is actually padded with air, somewhat like a tennis ball, to prevent you from hurting yourself even when working on areas with a lot of bone and little muscle. This is a feature more manufacturers should certainly consider adding to their products – of those that meet our criteria, only the Darkiron offers something similar.
Too Good to Be True?
As far as quality and reliability go … well, we just don’t know. It seems like this is a “white label” product, or in other words one designed and made by a third party but sold under the KoolerThings brand. This is probably why we couldn’t ascertain a decibel reading for its noise level, though it’s not any louder than most comparable massage guns.
It must be said that this model doesn’t seem quite as polished as the others we’ve selected: in particular, it’s more difficult to insert and remove the battery and massage heads. You actually have to use some force to seat them properly; this may have been the designer’s intention, but it’s certainly not the case with most high-quality massage guns.
Still, apart from that, it doesn’t appear that there are any obviously disastrous flaws and it does come with a 1-year warranty. Considering that you can buy two or even three KoolerThings massagers for the price of some very similar products, we’d say that getting one of these is worth the risk.
- Very low price
- Good set of massage heads
- Digital control panel with 20 speed settings
- Quality of after-sales service unknown
- Less powerful than some massagers