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When I was first introduced to Hyperice’s Venom Go, a portable heat and massage device, I had recently purchased a standard heating pad that just didn’t get hot enough to do its intended job. I was curious about trying a more focused product that would get right to the source of muscle tension and pain.

Venom Go, packaged with three removable/reusable sticky pads, is a great way to bring heat to your muscles with the added bonus of three massage patterns.

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[What’s in the box]

Out of the box, you simply charge the pod with the included USB charging cable, peel off the back of a Venom Go pad (containing a neoprene and silicon adhesive), place the pad directly on your skin where the tension is, and then magnetically clip the pod into place.

With a press of the start button, plus your chosen heat level and massage, the Venom Go instantly heats and massages on the spot.

Each pad is meant to last for up to 20 uses. It easily comes off the skin and sticks back onto its backing strip until the next use.

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I like that there’s no wait time for the pod to heat up. It’s instantaneous. Its compact footprint makes the Venom Go ideal for travel (it’s TSA-approved!), and you’re not tethered to the plugged-in cord of a conventional heating pad. These are the best two features of this tiny yet powerful device.

The built-in lithium-ion battery in the pod promises one hour of battery life. After 10 minutes, the unit shuts off automatically without the use of the companion smart phone app (iOS, Android). With the app, you can select the duration (up to 30 minutes) and opt for either just heat or heat and vibration.

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The app also includes a list of routines, from a mini warm-up to lower body roll out, with varying time durations.

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You can also connect other health apps to the Venom Go, including Strava, Apple Health, WHOOP, and Garmin for additional settings.

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Pad: 12.7 x 7.62 x 0.7 cm (5 x 3 x 0.3 in)
Pod: 5 x 5 x 2.54 cm (2 x 2 x 1 in)
Combined weight: less than 90 g (0.2 lbs.)

Heating levels: Level 1: 40C (105F); Level 2: 43C (109F); Level 3: 45C (113F)

The vibration really helps with sore muscles and joints. I placed it on one of my knees as well as on my shoulder blade for some relief before bedtime. I am hoping to get close to an hour of batter life as I have not yet fully been able to get an hour of use on one charge. Perhaps it has to do with my chosen settings (continual vibration vs intermittent?).

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This would make a great holiday gift for those into physical fitness or suffering from chronic pain. It’s also a great little product to have around the home for relief from sitting too long at the desk. I’ve even used it on a painful heel that gave it relief after one session!

The Hyperice Venom Go retails for CAD $199/USD $109 (was $129) and is available via Best Buy. 3-pack refills are also available (CAD $44/USD $29).

I was sent the Hyperice Venom Go for the purpose of this feature. Opinions, as always, remain my own.

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