A search on Amazon for the keyword “massage gun” will show you hundreds of products from dozens of brands, all with different selling points and diverse price tags. Although they weren’t as popular years ago, massage guns have gained a lot of popularity recently, and this may be due to the fact that fitness figures and bodybuilders contributed in a way or two. I mean, what better way is there to massage sore muscles after a long day of exercise and training?
However, you don’t need to be an athlete or bodybuilder to own and use a massage gun, and if you’ve been looking around trying to figure out a mid-range option to go for, Yunmai Massage Gun Pro might interest you. I’ve had this little guy for about two months, but I must confess my wife makes the most use of it.
While Yunmia Massage Gun Pro does not sit in the same rank as high-end options like Theragun Prime, it does excel as an affordable and efficient mid-range massage gun; but the question is, is it worth investing in at all? This review takes a closer look at this and more.
My first impressions
Yunmai EasePro massage gun makes it easy for you to carry around as it comes in a soft carry case that looks well-designed. If you are the type that will have to take this to the gym several times a week, this carry case lets you pack the massage gun with all its accessories with ease.
Speaking of accessories, this unit comes with four different massage heads designed specifically for various needs and purposes: ball, flat, bullet, and U-shaped. It also comes with a USB type-C charger, a warranty card, and a user manual. There is no charger included, but any charger does work.
It is important that a massage gun feels comfortable to hold and be as light as possible. Yunmia EasePro ticks these boxes the first time I took it out of the box. The slanted ergonomic handle lets you reach difficult places, such as the back, without putting too much stress on your wrist. This device weighs only 0.6kg, and from my experience, even though the grip isn’t textured, it doesn’t slip. However, I cannot say this if your palms are sweaty (your knees are weak, and your arms are heavy).
The EasePro has a power button on the grip that the index finger can easily reach, but there is also a capacitive touch panel at the back of the device with speed control and LED indicators for speed level.
The design also incorporates an LED indicator covering the perimeter of this panel that signifies the level of stall force being applied; this will go from light blue to dark blue and red, depending on how hard you press the massage gun against your muscles.
Technical mumbo jumbo
The Yunmai EasePro Massage Gun offers the convenience of a compact design with dimensions measuring 6.7”x 5.1”x 2.6″. With a mass of just 0.6kg, using it doesn’t feel like massaging yourself with a dumbbell. The compact size allows you to store it almost anywhere while still benefiting from its remarkable 15-20kg thrust range that allows for powerful massaging relief, ideal for soothing aches and pains effectively. With an extended motor life, which is estimated at more than 20,000 hours according to the manufacturer, it looks highly durable and reliable, giving you the peace of mind that it won’t quit working after a few uses.
This product has three-speed settings; at first gear, the speed is capped at 1,800 revolutions per minute, which increases to 2,400rpm on the second speed and then 3,000 revolutions per minute when in third gear – maximising its power while still allowing for comfortable operation with sound levels not exceeding 43 decibels. These features make this massager device both powerful and user-friendly, as its quietness allows you to massage yourself anywhere without the disturbance of an unbearably loud sound.
The battery holds approximately 2600 mAh capacity, which is touted to still maintain up to 85% performance level after one year of use. It charges using the USB type-C port, providing 9V/2A or 5V/2A voltage options while offering a power output rated at 45W.
The flat and bullet head attachments are made from ABS (Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene), while food-grade silicone is used for round and U shapes. All these specifications are encased within a lightweight (600g) body.
The capacitive panel at the back incorporates two features: gear shifting and pause/play options via single or double taps, respectively. Each purchase of Yunmai EasePro massage gun comes with a one-year warranty, giving buyers confidence and satisfaction with their purchase.
General performance & user experience
The worth of a message gun, or any device at all, is never determined by how good the specifications look on paper but by how well it performs in everyday use. One of the most important aspects of a massage gun is the amplitude, which is basically how far the head travels into your muscles. The Yunmain EasePro has only a 10mm amplitude, which, I believe, is the barest minimum you must look out for when shopping for a massage gun. While this can be as low as 7mm or as high as 14mm, the stall force exerted by the motor is equally critical. In this department, the 20kg maximum stall force on this device goes above average, making up for the relatively moderate amplitude.
With adjustable speed levels suited for various use cases and different users, the massage gun delivers soothing thrusts that actually ease pain, be it sore shoulders or an aching calf.
Whether you need a gentle massage after a long day at work or think your muscles require deep tissue massage after extended hours at the gym, the varying speed levels offered by the EasePro cater to different use cases. However, one can’t help but wish this device had more speed options. You either go low, medium, or high—two more options somewhere in between would have made things a bit better.
The 20kg (44lbs) stall force is more than enough, and you would need to press really hard to make the device stop. Besides, the ring LED light around the back panel lets you know when you’re going too hard, a feature Yunmai calls “Magic pressure sensing.” If this goes from light blue to deep blue, all the way to red, you would know that pushing further might stop the motor.
In practical use, EasePro stands out in terms of its ergonomic design and portability. During my trial, it was easy to handle for extended sessions without putting pressure on the wrists. Additionally, the slanted grip enhances usability by making it easier to reach different body parts.
There are four types of massage heads that provide different benefits: the round head is great for muscle relaxation, whereas the bullet head allows for targeting small muscle groups and deeper tissues. The U-shaped head helps massage the neck, and the flat head is perfect for providing an overall application. However, I always find myself using either the flat or round head in a lot of cases.
Battery life is another area where the EasePro shines—it literally goes for two weeks without needing a charge, even though the manufacturer claims it should be able to go 46 days. I’m not sure I want to use it for that long without plugging it in, though. In short, the battery life is quite impressive, and unless you actually make it a point of duty not to charge it, it should never die on you mid-session. Unfortunately, there is no reliable to check the battery level—this is a simple feature that should provide users with basic information on how much power is left on the device.
The capacitive touch button may be convenient for switching speeds and operating modes, but it can be challenging to use correctly at times. I’ve had a few frustrating experiences when my double taps inadvertently caused the device to switch gears instead of pausing. Nevertheless, over time, I’ve been able to master its use without triggering the undesired action. Other than that quirkiness, this feature is no major drawback in my opinion.
The Yunmai EasePro Massage Gun is an ideal choice for those searching for a strong and flexible massage device. Its user-friendly design, accompanied by an array of massage attachments, makes it simple to target specific muscle groups and acquire the desired level of relief. The long battery life, sturdy but comfortable build, and ease of use are some of its notable advantages.
Although there are much better massage guns available with more advanced features in the high-end range, the EasePro Massage Gun achieves a counterbalance between affordability, performance, and efficiency. It delivers different experiences which cater for both professionals as well as regular John Does.
At $179, the Yunmai EasePro Massage Gun is a sensible mid-range option compared to expensive alternatives that can set you back $300. While these pricier options might come with more advanced speed settings, better build, fancier hand grip designs and so on, there is no reason why those unable or willing to pay much should be deprived of good massage service.
This massage gun is designed to be long-lasting and robust. This results in the device providing good value over the longer term, and the one-year warranty guarantees peace of mind when it comes to durability.
However, that’s not to say it doesn’t come with its disadvantages—an average amplitude, finicky pause/play/speed controls, limited speed options, and lack of a battery level indicator.
In spite of these trade-offs, I believe that the Yunmai EasePro Massage Gun is a fantastic investment for those looking to alleviate muscle soreness and pain without going for the high-end options. It offers excellent value for money, as the device provides good performance, user-friendly design and long-term durability. Based on my experience, I would rate this massage gun at 8/10.
Having said that, everyone’s needs are different, so it is essential to properly research the market and understand your requirements before buying a massage gun. However, the Yunmai EasePro Massage Gun could be a great choice for anyone looking for relief and relaxation— from regular people to casual gym goers to competitive athletes.