The words "wellness" and "recovery" are synonymous with global high-performance wellness brand, Hyperice. Masters of their craft, they recently launched two new products within their heat therapy category, Venom Go and Venom 2, alongside HyperHeat™ technology for the fastest, most consistent and even distribution of heat to relieve sore, stiff muscles and promote wellness - and they have finally reach South African shores!
What does that mean for the average fitness athlete and active person alike? Quicker recovery, advanced flexibility, faster results, and newly improved products that keep you ahead of the recovery game.
The Venom Go advances the capabilities of the Venom line further with the ability to deliver heat and vibration spot treatment in more areas, such as the neck, shoulder, upper and lower back, calf and forearm.
Designed with flexibility in mind, Venom Go can be utilised in more environments than ever before, with unmatched versatility and customisations, delivering instant muscle relief wherever the body needs it most.
"The Venom Go is a revolutionary product for us as it widens the application of our Venom technology and addresses the need for a powerful heat and vibration solution for spot treatment," said Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice. "It's been six years since the debut of heat and vibration technology from Hyperice, we've now significantly enhanced the Venom user experience and added our patented HyperHeat™ technology, all while staying true to the core elements of the original product that made people fall in love with it. The Venom line is one of our fastest growing product lines, and we expect this trend to continue in the U.S. and throughout the world."
So what is the Venom Go?
The Venom Go is a heat and vibration wearable, that consists of a control pod that magnetically connects to an adhesive pad and is applied directly to the skin. Venom Go pads are reusable approximately 20 to 40 times each (depending on placement on body and any sweat, lotion or oil that may be on the skin) and cover 87 square centimetres, allowing users to receive direct treatment to more areas of the body than ever before.
Users can select from 3 levels of heat, and 3 levels of vibration, via easy to use button control on the pod. Sore and stiff muscles can now receive instant treatment, with Venom Go reaching up to 45°C in 90 seconds after applied to the skin - or just 20 seconds prior to being applied to the skin.
The Venom Go control pod and pad weighs a mere 90grams, and holds a battery life of up to 60 minutes on a full charge, with a standard session running for 10 minutes. The Venom Go is charged via USB connection and is TSA approved for convenient use while traveling. Utilizing Bluetooth connectivity, the Venom Go is controlled via the Hyperice App, with users having the ability to sync multiple pods to deliver tailored spot treatments across different areas of the body at once for a unique heat and vibration therapy experience.
"Recovery plays a key role in performing your best every day," said Robin Arzón, Hyperice Athlete-Investor, and Peloton Vice President of Fitness Programming. "Venom has always been a staple product in my warmup and recovery routines. Vibration and heat are both critical components in the equation. The new Venom Go allows me to be even more targeted with muscle recovery to keep me moving at my best so I can help others move at their best too."
We broke down the must-knows when it comes to the Venom Go – user friendly technological tips for the average Joe.
1. How do I turn on the device?
Press and hold the power button for 0.5s. The device will turn on (H logo will turn red).
2. How do I change the settings?
Once the device is on, simply press the temperature icon button on the left side of the device to cycle between level 1-3 heat. If vibration is desired, then press the vibration icon button on the right side to cycle between three modes of vibration.
3. I selected my settings on the device but why is nothing happening?
The Venom Go will automatically start when you connect it to a pad.
4. Can I select my settings if I turn on the Venom Go when it is already connected to the pad?
Yes, you can select the settings when the pod is connected to the pad. If you select your settings when the pod is on the pad, the device automatically starts.
5. What are the three heat temperatures for Level 1,2, and 3?
Level 1 – _105F (40C)
Level 2 – _109F (43C)
Level 3 – _113F (45C)
6. What are the three modes of vibration?
Mode 1 – Constant vibration
Mode 2 – Pulsing vibration
Mode 3 – Pattern vibration (4 quick pulses and then one long pulse)
7. What is the battery life?
Level 1 heat + Constant vibration = ~60 mins
Level 2 heat + Constant vibration = ~50 mins
Level 3 heat + Constant vibration = ~40 mins
8. How long does it take to charge?
~ 3 hrs from a dead battery to fully charged
~1.5hrs for 80% charge
9. Is the Venom Go instructed to go against the skin?
10. What charger does the Venom Go use?
Any USBC cable.
11. How do you know the battery life of the device?
There is a battery led by the power button.
-Green – _100-80% charged
-Yellow -80-20% charged
-Orange – _20%-0%
12. What happens when the Venom Go runs out of battery?
The device will quickly vibrate 3 times and the battery led by the power button will flash orange.
13. What is the standard session time?
14. Does this device have Bluetooth?
Yes, you can control this device in the Hyperice app. In the app, you can increase the time of your session (30 mins), adjust your temperature, and control 2 devices at the same time. You can also update your device to the latest firmware.
15. How do I turn down the temperature mid-session?
The temperatures cycles between Off - Level 1 - Level 2 - Level 3 - off. So if you are on level 3 heat and you want to go to level 2 heat, simply press the button 3 times (off- Level 1 -Level 2).
16. If I turn down the temperature, will it restart the session time?
No, your session time will continue to run even if you change the temperature or cycle from Level 3 to Level 2 heat.
17. Is there a way to turn off the temperature or vibration?
Yes, you can either press the button until no LEDS display anymore or you can hold the button for 1 second.
18. If I disconnect the pod from the pad midsession will it restart the session time?
No, your session time will continue to run if you disconnect and reconnect the pod to the pad within 10 seconds.
19. Can I run this device from the wall?
No, it is only battery powered.
20. Where can I purchase Hyperice products?
What you need to know about the Venom Pads
1. How many pads come in a package?
2.How many pads come in a refill pack?
3. How long do the pads last?
Under normal application, the pad will last 20+ session before we recommend replacing the pad. This number of uses is shortened depending on the amount of sweat, location on the body and if there is any lotion or oil on the body before application.
4. Can I clean these pads?
Yes, you can use a disinfectant wipe to clean the pads without affecting the adhesion strength.
5. What do you suggest is the best practice of care for my pads?
After each use, we suggest using your hand to wipe off any excess moisture or sweat and letting it air dry with the adhesive face up for 5 minutes before placing the pad back on the liner. This will ensure the next use will have the best adhesion.
6. What is the black liner that the pads come on?
This is the protective liner for your pad. We suggest putting the pad back on the liner after each use to protective the adhesive of the pad.
7. I lost one of my liners what do I do?
You can put the pad on the back of another pad's liner. Wax paper can be used if you have lost all liners.
8. If I am sweaty will the pad still stick to me?
Sweat, oil, and lotion will make the pad NOT stick well to your skin. We suggest wiping down the area that you plan to use the pad before use.
9. After my session, there is a lot of sweat on the pad and it does not stick well afterwards. What do you suggest?
Wipe the excess sweat off the pad with your hand. Allow that pad to air dry with the adhesive facing up for 5 mins and place the pad back on the liner. In the meantime, you can use another pad.
10. What do I do with my old Venom Go pads?
You can either throw it away or put them in an envelope with a stamp and send it to the international team at (3636 Camino del Rio north Suite 240, San Diego CA 92108) so that they can reuse the parts for future pads.
"With the Venom Go, users will be able to experience the same benefits they have grown to know and love in the Venom line, but in many more targeted areas for relief," added Huether. "This product is amazing for anyone with soreness, stiffness or pain in targeted areas, and furthers our mission to help as many people as possible improve their daily lives through recovery and movement."