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addsfit Review | Mini vs Max comparison

My addsfit review units had some intensive use after their recent arrival especially the Mini version as it is super-easy and handy to use. It’s way less than half the price of the popular Theragun models, it’s easy to use as a handheld device and I find it nicely complements my much larger Thumper Mini Pro (reviewed here). I’ve also had a few good sessions with the Addsfit Max which is also well-priced although it’s usage overlaps with what I get from the Thumper Mini Pro.

The Mini digs DEEP, where larger percussive massagers might struggle and it might save you a small fortune with any of this tech by avoiding all those physio visits.

Here is a quick overview of the addsfit review followed by some more details if you page down to the discount codes for the Max and Mini models.

addsfit Review
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addsfit Review Summary | Mini vs Max

, Thumper Mini Pro, Hyperice Hypervolt

addsfit Review | Mini & Maxi models comparison specifications

  • Upper ITB – easily gets to the (very painful) spot

The addsfit Max is definitely better at giving more widespread coverage, for example, to quads or calfs.

 

Pros

  • Much cheap than the competition
  • Easy to use and transport
  • Practical, lightweight design
  • Really massages those deep spots
  • Well-made. Quality that you wouldn’t be embarrassed about giving as a present to a loved one.
  • Great for glutes – penetrates deeply
  • Great for shoulders – lightweight and easily held in a difficult position
  • You can use it whilst doing something else (watching Netflix πŸ˜‰ )

Cons

  • Only two replaceable heads
  • Less suitable for larger areas eg the full ITB. Still works but would take longer than, say, Thumper Mini Pro
  • I’m struggling…help me out here.

 

Background

I love my Thumper Mini Pro and use it a lot. However, it’s a bit heavy for frequent, prolonged usage and doesn’t always massage deeply enough. Also it’s quite long and that means that the weight at the end of the Thumper feel heavier than it should. So I went in search of ‘something else’ and the addsfit mini seems a good value percussive massager that fills the gaps where my Thumper sometimes struggles. As the following image shows, they are completely different beasts of a totally different scale.

 

addsfit Mini Opinion

I like it. I use it. My family likes it even more than I do! They use it in different bodily places to me but all the use cases we like boil down to LIGHTWEIGHT, EASY-TO-USE, DEEP/PRECISE MASSAGE OPTIONs.

Size comparison to toilet roll and to a CK-one perfume spray

addsfit Mini vs. addsfit Max

Here are the high-level specs comparing the two addsfit models. The main benefit of the MAX model is that there is a greater stroke force, though the mini is plenty painful enough for me. The Max also has a wider variety of accessory end pieces…I mostly only use the pointy one, so that’s of little interest to me. Against the greater stroke force and range of attachments would be a notably heavier and more expensive unit. There is no extra benefit for me for the MAX model as I have the Thumper, however, there IS some benefit to having both a smaller and larger percussive massager ie getting the Max and Mini is a sensible idea if you currently have no similar products.

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Max Mini
Color Gun Grey Space Grey
Weight 900g 360g
Adjustable Speed 9 Speeds 3 Speeds
Massage Heads 5 Heads 2 Heads
Stroke Force 35 pounds 27 pounds
RPM 1700 – 3300 1600 – 3000
Battery Life 6-8h 6-8h
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addsfit Quiet Technology βœ“ βœ“

addsfit Mini Review – Other Points

It’s easy to use. Press and hold the button to turn it on or off, or just press the button to toggle between the 3-speed modes. If you want to change one of the accessory heads you just pull it out and push the other one in, they stay in firmly and need a little tug to get out.

It’s a newer USB-C charging cable (supplied)

addsfit Max Review – Other Points

The black cylinder on the MAx contains a large and relatively long-lasting battery. It can be a little hard to get in and out of the main unit, however, you only need to do that to put in away in the case and not to charge it. You charge it from the hole in the base which is also next to the on-off button. Confusingly there is a further on-off plus intensity-button to the rear of the main circular area at the top.

I love the usefulness of the range of attachments however they are not easy to get on and off. I guess the counter-argument to that is that they never come off accidentally.

Addsfit Mini & Max – Alternatives

An interesting and different alternative for recovery and massage is the PowerDot – essentially a smart, sport-focused tens machine that you control with an app. Failing that, these are more conventional alternatives.

  • Theragun: Theragun is quite a bit more expensive and only has one percussive contact area, whereas Thumper has 2. Theragun has the advantage of more precision arising from a variety of attachments: Get one here
  • LifePro PulseFx Series include PulseFx, SonicLx, Sonic Percussion, Sonic Mini, Sonic X & Sonic Fx Get one here.

addsfit Mini and addsfit Max can be bought on Amazon in the Eu or directly from the manufacturer if you are looking to buy one in the USA and the headline prices seem broadly OK for this kind of product. However, there are some sweet discounts. Amazon will give you a Β£/Eu30 voucher to redeem at their site or you can use the code 5K202009 on Amazon checkout (Eu/UK only). Alternatively, FROM THE USA then please use the code 5K202009 directly at addsfit.com where you get 10% off either model

Note: 3-year manufacturer guarantee when buying directly from addsfit.com – they have confidence in the longevity of their own product.

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Justin

Your code doesn’t work for the Pro version (US).

Chris

Great recommendation and review! Works awesome, super small and looks great, too.

Nick K

Hm, got 20% discount with your code on Mini, here in the US. Much obliged! Was getting tired of rollers and compression boots, neither of which are that efficient with specific tension spots and are a pain in the… periformis to transport.

tfk, the5krunner

bloomin’ piriformis
try the pigeon yoga stretch as well
if you cycle you might not be as low and back on our saddle as you need to be (bike fit)