If you’re on a budget and want a percussion massage gun, then look no further than the Medcursor massage gun. With a sub $100 price tag, the Medcursor offers a surprising amount of value and performance. Read on to see why we love this ultra affordable massage gun.
Medcursor is a relatively new company that sells a variety of different types of massagers, including massage guns. If you’ve never heard of their company name before, that’s ok because neither had we.
However, even without a lot of social media and online clout, they’ve still managed to rack up a consider amount of positive reviews. Last we checked, the Medcursor massage gun is rated 4.8/5 stars on Amazon from over 1200 individuals.
That’s pretty impressive!
Currently, Medcursor sells three different massage gun models, affectionately named, MG01, MG02, and MG03 which happens to a heated massage gun. We’ve yet to try the latter two, but we understand they’re upgraded, more powerful versions of the original model that we’re reviewing now, the MG01.
Medcursor Massage Gun Specifications
The Medcursor is a variable-speed massager that allows the user to change between 5 intensity speeds. Those speeds range from 1,200 percussions per minute all the way up to a vigorous 3,200 percussions per minute.
According to Medcursor, they provide the following recommendations for each speed level:
- Speed 1: Muscle Warm-Up (1,200 percussions per minute)
- Speed 2: Myofascial Release (1,900 percussions per minute)
- Speed 3: Lactic Acid Reduction(2,400 percussions per minute
- Speed 4: Deep Tissue Massage (2,800 percussions per minute)
- Speed 5: Muscle Recovery (3,200 percussions per minute)
The Medcursor has a built-in Lithium-ion battery that should last 6-8 hours of continuous use on a single charge. That’s assuming you’re using it on the lowest setting with light pressure. A more realistic figure is about 3-5 hours with moderate to heavy usage.
To conserve battery and to assure that you’re not over using it, a built-in timer will automatically shut off the massage gun after 10 minutes. Keep that in mind if it randomly turns off. No, it’s not broken!
The overall design of the Medcursor is perhaps one of our favorite aspects of this massage gun. It’s not exactly a “mini” massage gun, but it does have a footprint that’s much smaller than most others out there.
The body of the massager melds an aluminum alloy with a soft touch polycarbonate that is not only very durable, but light in the hand as well. Nothing about it elicits cheapness. If we were to guess, we’d assume the Medcursor was sold for much more than it is based on the build quality alone.
Oh, and have we mentioned how light the Medcursor is yet? Say goodbye to arm fatigue because this massage gun weighs in at a feather light 1.7lbs! It’s so small and light, throwing this in a suitcase or gym bag is more of a reality than ever. So-called full size massage guns just aren’t as feasible to carry around everywhere.
If you think that the Medcursor’s design looks similar to the Sportneer massage gun, you would not be mistaken. They’re identical and essentially the same percussion massager. Historically, the Sportneer massage gun is priced right around $130, so going with the Medcursor is a smarter decision.
Power & Performance
Lastly, and perhaps the most important detail you want to know is the percussive power. After all, you are purchasing this because you want something that’s going to provide a second to none massage experience, right?
From our time with it, we can affirmatively say that the Medcursor is shockingly powerful, particularly given the price. The massage head itself has an amplitude of 11mm and a stall force of 16.5 lbs. We’re curious to know if the stall force figure is correct, because in our testing, it seemed much stronger. Hey, sometimes figures on paper don’t always equate in real life. We think you’ll be more than pleased with its output.
What’s In The Box?
- Medcursor Percussion Massager
- AC Adapter Charger
- Zippered, molded carrying case
- Built-in, non-removable, rechargeable lithium-ion battery (3400mAh capacity)
- 6 attachment heads
4 of the 6 included massage heads are the usual fare:
- Round head – Ideal for large muscle groups
- Flat head – All-around performer on any part of the body
- Fork head – Best for the neck, spine, and Achilles tendon
- Bullet head – Effective for trigger points and other pinpoint areas
The other two massage heads are unique in that the are covered in a stainless steel covering. If you’ve ever considered using any sort of massage lotion, essential oil, or pain relieving cream in conjunction with the massage gun, these make clean-up a cinch.
Considerations When Buying
When you’re in the market to buy a massage gun, it’s important to understand what you’re getting. Price, for instance, is not always the best determining factor of quality or performance. To assume that you’re getting more by paying more is far from accurate.
We have tested a large scale of very expensive and also very inexpensive massage guns and here’s what we can tell you: Sometimes there’s very little difference.
So how does the Medcursor measure up? Fairly nicely.
If your budget is capped around $100 or less, this would be one of our top recommendations. Going up to about $150 dollars, the waters get a little murky.
On its own though, we thoroughly enjoyed our time with the Medcursor. It really is a great massage gun and would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone on a budget.