I was deeply impressed with the addsfit Elite Massage Gun. The massage movements are smooth, the battery lasts forever, and you can easily tote the whole thing with you. The carrying case makes it something you can toss in a travel bag and take recovery tools wherever you go.
- Compact design
- Accessory carry case keeps everything organized
- Helpful chart of the use for each massage head
- Uses USB Type-C
- Affordable, especially with the discount
- Grips on the handle make it more comfortable to hold
- It is hard to remove the post to attach the neoprene head
I’ve become a bit of an accidental expert in massaging recovery tools. I’ve reviewed a few massage guns as well as a vibrating massage ball, and today we’re taking a look at another massage gun, the addsfit Elite Massage Gun. This is a crowded market; does addsfit’s contribution stand out? Read on to find out more!
The addsfit Elite Massage Gun comes with five massage heads, all neatly packaged in a handy carrying case. The case itself is well-built and sturdy, with a little elastic pouch perfect for holding the user manual and a charger, as well as the massage gun itself and all the accessories. The gun has a nice grip to it, with soft-touch rubber on either side of the handle to make it more comfortable to hold.
The addsfit Elite Massage Gun charges via USB-C, and you can check the battery status via the lights below the power button. The lights above the power button correspond to the power level of the massager, and the power button itself is tactile and easy to press. Nothing about the Elite creaks, shifts, or feels weak; this is a very solid massage gun.
A few features make the addsfit Elite Massage Gun notable in the world of massage guns. On paper, it functions just like every other massage gun out there, but addsfit’s extra touches make a big difference. The idea behind using a massage gun is that the percussive pressure allows you to target sore muscles, breaking up tension and increasing blood flow to improve your recovery. But when every massage gun follows the same general playbook, it’s the little things that make you stand out.
As I said above, the included case is a fantastic feature. It’s great when you have several interchangeable massage heads, but that’s also more pieces to track. Having a carry case with dedicated slots for each accessory just keeps the whole product nice and neat.
I also really appreciate that there’s a battery status light so you can see at a glance if you should be getting ready to recharge. The battery is also quite beefy at 2500mAh, which addsfit says can give up to 15 hours of massage. I’ve been testing it for a few weeks and have not had to charge it yet, so I have no reason to doubt that it will be able to go quite a while between charges.
The grip on the handle also makes it far more pleasant to hold and helps offset how cold the body’s metal can be.
Finally, I have to give big praise to the user manual. I’ve reviewed massage guns that either did not explain their accessory heads or just listed them, but the addsfit manual shows you the intended use of each head, what body parts they’re for, and the intensity level you should expect.
These are basically just small motors with rubber on the end, and it’s up to the user to figure out how to use them safely and comfortably. The quick reference at-a-glance chart that addsfit includes is really quite helpful, and not only because I never in a million years would have guessed the u-shaped forkhead was for the Achilles!
I really only had one issue with the addsfit. Four of the massage heads are silicone and pop on and off a small post. The neoprene round head has its own post, so you must remove the post for the silicone heads to attach it. Unfortunately, the silicone head post was challenging to remove — to the point where I briefly tried taking pliers to it before finally getting enough grip to pull it out. I guess that the rubbery coating will eventually break in a little and make it easier to remove and replace, but it shouldn’t require whipping out a toolkit and muttering a bunch of curses to swap heads!
I was deeply impressed with the addsfit Elite Massage Gun. The massage movements are smooth, the battery lasts forever, and you can easily tote the whole thing with you. The carrying case makes it something you can toss in a travel bag and take recovery tools wherever you go. Best of all, at $139.99, it’s reasonably priced for a compact massage gun, and you can save 20% off with the code GEAR20 on the addsfit website. That’s an absolute steal and a very affordable way to explore the ways massage guns can help your muscle recovery!
The addsfit Elite Massage Gun retails for $139.99; it is available directly from the manufacturer. Use code GEAR20 for 20% off.
Source: Manufacturer supplied review sample
What I Like: Compact design; Accessory carry case keeps everything organized; Helpful chart of the use for each massage head; Uses USB Type-C; Affordable, especially with the discount; Grips on the handle make it more comfortable to hold
What Needs Improvement: It is hard to remove the post to attach the neoprene head