Not too long ago, I posted a review on the LifePro Sonic X massage gun. (You can see that review at https://www.dropindiary.com/blog/gear-review-lifepros-sonic-x-massage-gun.) When I was doing my research to make my decision on the massage gun, I noticed some of LifePro’s other products, including a vibrating foam roller and a few different massage balls. They particularly caught my attention because of their portability. I love great products that travel well. So, I kind of filed it in the back of my mind at the time.
To my surprise, when I received my massage gun, I got a card with it that offered me one of these massage balls for free in exchange for my product review on the gun. How could I resist? The price was certainly right. So, I followed the instructions and received a confirmation. It was at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic so, it said it may be a little while before it shipped. No problem. I wasn’t going anywhere. And, I already had a really good massage gun from them.
A couple of months later, I received the massage ball in the mail. Honestly, I had kind of forgotten about it, so I was excited when it arrived. Here’s how it stacks up.
What It Comes With
It came with the ball, a charging cord and a similar card I got with the gun that said to give them a call or send them an email if anything goes wrong with the product. It’s one of the reasons I decided on LifePro’s massage gun. A company that stands behind their products scores big points in my view.
On the web site, it also says it comes with a user guide. However, I didn’t get one with mine. I don’t see this as a big deal, as the guide is on their web site and it’s not terribly extensive. It really doesn’t need to be.
Effectiveness and Functionality
The LifePro Agility vibrating massage ball is a little more than twice the size of a lacrosse ball (a staple of my travel arsenal), which means it will hit a greater surface area than a lacrosse ball but it may not work as well if you want to hit a very concentrated area. The massage ball is also textured, which helps to dig into an affected area.
It’s not going to have as much power as a massage gun, so it may not hit your muscles as deeply as a gun. However, I found it to be effective at the highest speed.
It’s also a little less versatile than a massage gun (but it comes at a far lower cost). I find it works well on hip flexors, calves, hamstrings, glutes, upper shoulders and neck area. Although I would always go to the gun first on many of these things, when travelling, it will do nicely.
I haven’t brought this to a hotel yet. One thing I’m a little concerned about is the vibration against the floor. It’s not loud at all but if you put pressure on it, that vibration radiates across the floor. I wouldn’t want my downstairs neighbor to think I was drilling through their ceiling. I’ll post an update once I put it to that test.
Like all of their other products I’ve looked it, the LifePro Agility massage ball comes with a 100% lifetime guarantee. You really can’t beat that.
Ergonomics and Build
It’s light weight; less than 11 ounces. It’s less dense than it looks but solidly built. Like their Sonic X massage gun, it doesn’t feel cheap or “toy-ish”. It’s quiet, but as I mention just above, you will hear more vibration when pressing it against a floor.
It’s not a hard plastic so, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. It’s got a silicone surface so it’s forgiving while having the proper amount of firmness.
This massage ball has four speeds; low, medium, high and alternating speed. Changing the speed is just a matter of hitting the only button it has, much like the massage gun. So, it’s simple to use. There’s an LED indicator for each speed as well as a 3-LED battery life indicator on the ball.
I have found that sometimes the button can accidently be hit when rolling across it. Although the button is slightly recessed, I’ve unintentionally changed the speed a couple of times.
LifePro claims a 2-4 hour battery life on their Agility massage ball and all of the evidence supports that. I’ve not had to charge it yet and there’s probably about half the battery left. I’m sure I’ve used it for more than an hour in total. Unless you’re going on a long trip and plan to use it a lot, you can probably charge it up and leave the cord at home.
The LifePro Agility massage ball was made for portability. It’s lightweight and small. It’s less than 4” in diameter. This is an easy choice for taking with you if you don’t want to spend the money or bag space on a massage gun.
The LifePro Agility 4-speed massage ball is a very nice complement to my travel arsenal. It’s not as effective or versatile as a massage gun. However, its portability factor is hard to argue with.
It retails for $49.99. I’ve seen many of LifePro’s products on sale on Amazon. I’ve also seen them offering discount codes on their site so I don’t think it’s too difficult to get a deal if you keep an eye out. It’s a pretty good buy at their retail price but I think it would be a little more attractive at a slightly lower price.
If you do happen to buy one of their massage guns and get that nice little promo card, by all means take advantage of it.
LifePro also has several other interesting products at https://lifeprofitness.com/ if you want to check them out.
I’m always happy to share more details on my experience with this or any product. Please feel free to ask me any questions by commenting on this post, on social media or email me at email@example.com.
Wishing you safe, healthy and successful travels.