Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior Review

Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior Review

At a glance, the Gyroshoes Hoverboard 8.5″ Warrior looks similar to the heavy-rider self-balancing scooter from Swagtron, the T6. But what kind of riding performance can one squeeze out of the Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior? In my Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior review, I answer this question and others you likely don’t even know you should be asking.

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Gyroshoes Hoverboard - Warrior 8.5 inch Off Road All...
Features tall 8.5-inch rubber tires that don't need to be inflated. Offers 700 watts of all the torque you'll ever need to rule over smooth, flat surfaces. Hoverboarding through grass meets little resistance, too, and the wheels provide good traction. Overall, a great on-road hoverboard and an average performer when it comes to conquering the unbeaten path.

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Specs and Features of the Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior 8.5″

I’ll quickly list this scooter’s specs and features right away so you get to know from the get-go what your budget can bag.

  • Weight: Not provided, but roughly 30 lbs
  • Max Weight Capacity: 256 lbs
  • Motor Capacity: 700W
  • Battery Type and Charge Time: about 2 hours
  • Hoverboard Safety Certifications: CE, ROHS, FCC, and UL 2272
  • Range/Mileage: 9.5 miles
  • Max speed: 9.95 mph
  • Water Resistance: IPX4 water resistant
  • Bluetooth Speakers
  • LED Lights
  • Tires: 8.5″ high-traction tires with a rugged design
  • Smart App Controls

Product Design and Construction

What first impressions did I have seeing the Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior with rugged 8.5″ wheels and Bluetooth speakers?

The product right out of the box looks cute and well-engineered. This self-balancing scooter is one of the most compact hoverboards I’ve reviewed. The fenders are integrated into the frame forming a solid casing as opposed to being detachable.

And yes, this hoverboard board has a rugged look. You’d be forgiven for thinking you were looking at the Swagtron T6. It sure looks like this board can take its rider to places no other hoverboard has ever reached. But does it really do that? Well, read on…

The wheels have deep tread, and it feels like traction shouldn’t be an issue when riding over smooth surfaces, asphalt, dirt paths, and even gravel. But are the wheels good enough for off-road hoverboard riding? I’ll let you know the answer to that question a little further down the road.

Overall, the board’s construction is good quality craftsmanship. But as far as longevity, I’m not sure the Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior is the most durable hoverboard at that price point.

To be fair, I’ve not tested this board’s durability. But that’s not prevented me from analyzing a ton of Gyroshoes hoverboard reviews online and forming a pretty solid opinion on whether the product holds up long enough.

How Heavy is the Gyroshoes Hoverboard?

I’ve not measured the weight of this product, and searching for that information on the company’s site proved to be an exercise in futility. But given its specs and the impression I got looking at the board, I think it weighs anywhere over 30 lbs. I mean, pretty much every board that pumps out 700 watts of riding power typically weighs 30 pounds or a little more.

Carrying this board by hand, my significant other thought a child would really struggle lugging the thing back home after battery failure or something like that.

Even though this hoverboard is as heavy and seemingly sturdy as most similar boards, stories of the board falling apart within days or weeks of receiving the package abound.

Weight Limits of the Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior 8.5″

This hoverboard offers an upper weight capacity of 256 lbs. When you consider that the average person in North America weighs about 178 lbs, it means that this hoverboard should be a good enough bet for heavier riders. Jason is pretty heavy at 230 lbs. But stepping on a fellow rider’s board gave him the impression the thing’s built for larger riders.

But keep in mind that a few owners have raised concerns about the longevity of this product. This self-balancing scooter may seem super sturdy and durable, but don’t be surprised if it breaks within days of riding it!

A Motor Capacity of 700 Watts

As for motor capacity, I have zero complaints. At that price point, who would ask for a stronger hoverboard? The personal transportation niche provides a slew of hoverboards that offer engine power of about 600W and cost north of $300.

With two motors each spewing 350 watts of riding power, this scooter outputs as much as 700W of agile riding capacity. The vast majority of boards I’ve reviewed exist in the 700W power band, and 700W isn’t like toy power! Unless there’s other underlying motor quality issues, 700 watts should be enough for most riders whether they’re beginner kids and adults or even pro riders.

Look, this is the same amount of motor might provided by the increasingly popular Gyroor Warrior 8.5″ hoverboard. It’s also the same level of engine  power the more sporty, race car-like Gyroor G-F1 hoverboard pumps out.

In  terms of power, it’d be inaccurate and unreasonably critical to conclude you’re getting a raw deal with this deal. 700 watts is about the maximum engine capacity anyone should expect in this product’s price range.

Hill-Climbing and Off-roading Capacity

With 700 watts of motor power, climbing gentle hills and slopes shouldn’t really feel like the labor of Hercules to this board. But what do I mean by gentle slopes? I’m talking about 15 to 20-degree inclines.

You likely read somewhere that this hoverboard beats the crap out of even the steepest slopes. And I know the manufacturer states that this self-leveling scooter should scale 30-degree slopes with remarkable nimbleness.

But I’m going to ruin this hype-party and flat out say that no hooverboard (and that definitely includes the Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior) has what it takes to conquer climbs that challenging.

What about traveling over grass, beach sand, and other such places? This board does better than a few others as far as its off-road capabilities.

Thanks to its rugged, high-traction 8.5″ non-inflatable, hard-rubber wheels, this hoverboard isn’t exactly lame when it comes to riding rugged terrains. I found that riding over grass isn’t hard as it is with certain boards that Jason and I have tested before.

Battery Performance

It takes about 2 hours to charge this hoverboard, and a single charge typically lasts about 2 hours of continuous use. But that’s when the battery works properly, which unfortunately isn’t most of the time.

I’ve actually bumped into reviews revealing that 20 minutes tops riding time isn’t uncommon with this board. If you’re primarily looking for a transportation beast that can propel you to your work in style while saving you money, pick something else.

If you’re lucky and get a good battery, you can expect at least an hour of solid riding on the Kids Mode.

And oh, be sure to select the self-balancing mode since it fosters stability and balance, two critical aspects when it comes to riding a self-balancing scooter as a complete beginner.

Range and Board Speed

So, how much range does each single charge of this self-balancing scooter deliver? Well, that depends. The amount of mileage one can get out of a single full charge depends on several factors. Some of these mileage-determining factors include how heavy the rider is, how fast they’re going, the quality of the riding surface, and of course how steep the incline is.

Someone like my SO that weighs over 200 lbs shouldn’t expect any range exceeding 5 miles riding challenging terrains such as 20-degree hills. But someone much lighter than that can expect to extract as much as 9 miles or even 10 miles riding smooth, flat pavement. That’d be about as much range (9.95 miles) as what the company behind the Gyroshoes Hoverboard claims to be the max range.

And, how much speed does this board offer riders that worship at the altar of thrilling velocity? If you’re light enough (under 200 lbs) and choose the fastest speed mode, the speedometer could read up to 10 mph.

In reality, riding at 10 mph on this board isn’t always comfortable or even safe. Some riders have experienced a bit of board vibration while others have reported speed wobbling.

But instability while riding a hoverboard happens a lot more often than you think. So, it’d be unfair to deny this product a chance on the basis of it rattling or shaking a little past 9 mph.

Whether you’ll end up choosing this product or not, make sure to gear up properly. It’s pretty common for riders to fly off their hoverboard at the worst possible moments!

So, be sure to put on the most protective helmet, knee pads, elbow pads, and wristguards/gloves in your protective arsenal. I believe any kind of protective gear that works for electric skateboarding should also work for hoverboarding.

Smart App Control: App Performance

As stated in a section ahead, running the Gyroshoes Hoverboard without the app isn’t as smooth as it is riding certain competing options. The app sure functions, but not without a whole range of pesky issues cropping up the whole time.

When the app works, you can set up the self-balancing mode and select the child riding mode for safety. You should also be able to control the LED lights on this scooter. However, my research found that controlling the LED lights may not always be possible.

You can also check battery charge level as well as adjust riding modes. What’s more, you can select a higher speed level or a lower one.

But that’s not everything you can do with the Gyroor app. You can set up the anti-theft alarm as well as choose whatever color you wish from a set of color options. Heck, you can even troubleshoot board problems with this app and resolve them, too.  But you can only do that when the app is working flawlessly, right?

In some instances, the lights stay on and refuse to respond to instructions. Other times, you can change the front flickering lights and not the ones on the back of the board. More on app performance below.

Bluetooth Speakers: How Well Do They Work?

The board’s Bluetooth speakers work. But there’s nothing exceptional about the performance of these music speakers. They’re just good enough Bluetooth speakers that have you rocking to beautiful sound as you ride.

Safety Certifications

The Gyroshoes 8.5″ Hoverboard provides 4 important safety-related certifications including the CE marking, FCC, UL2272, and ROHS. These certifications are solid evidence that this product has been stringently tested and given the requisite safety approvals.

But, if you ever notice the smell of burning rubber while riding the Gyroshoes self-balancing scooter, jump off and cut the motor. Who knows whether the thing is about to blow up and wreck havoc?

In case you’re unsure what these hoverboard safety certifications mean, invest a couple minutes reading this post: Gyroor G-F1 hoverboard review.

Water Resistance Rating of the Gyroshoes Hoverboard

The charging portal features a rubber cover designed to keep moisture and wetness out. Also, the Gyroshoes Hoverboard boasts the IPX4 rating.

What does being IPX4 rated mean when it comes to self-balancing scooters? It means that the Gyroshoes Hoverboard isn’t waterproof at all. Rather, this self-leveling scooter is water resistant. Yes. I know water resistant and waterproof confuse people, but the definitely aren’t the same rating.

An IPX4 water resistant hoverboard may still be safe and protected when exposed to the occasional splash (fr0m all directions) for a limited time. Note that you shouldn’t test this product’s water resistance profile by submerging it in water. You’re going to damage it.

Now, if it showers a bit mid-ride and the rubber cover on the battery charging port is doing its job, your board should be fine. But if it’s pouring hard and streams of rushing water are collecting in puddles, it’s best to not test the resilience of this hoverboard.

Chances are you’d end up with something in the scooter’s electrical system not functioning right. Or worse, the whole system could fail, and you’d be left holding an expensive piece of crap.

So, plan your hoverboard rides wisely. It’s best to enjoy your board when it’s all bright and sunny outside. If it ever rains heavily when riding, consider bagging your board and carrying it home.

Speaking of hoverboard carrying bags, my neighbor’s Gyroshoes Hoverboard didn’t come with a bag even though the company says it’s a “gift” for new buyers of the product. On contacting the company, they said they’d send it,  but they needed the person to write a 5-star review in exchange! So, they decided to buy the hoverboard bag separately, avoiding the ransom the company tried to arm-twist them to pay.

Issues With the Gyroshoes 8.5″ Hoverboard

I’ve said quite a few nice things about this product. But my review would be complete crap if I didn’t share what I believe are valid user concerns about the Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior.

Too Much Information to Access the App

The neighbor I mentioned earlier recently gifted their 13-year-old son this scooter, and there were issues right from the start.

First off, the app asked for lots of permissions to access. I wonder why this Chinese company wants all that information. I mean, do they really need to access the new owner’s camera, phone files, microphone, GPS, and even contacts?

That seems a little suspicious. I’m not sure most people want to give away all that personal information to an overseas company. If you care too much about security, this hoverboard might feel like the ultimate security nightmare!

Board Doesm’t Work Very Well Without the App

Being able to access all the nice features that enhance ride quality is awesome. But don’t we all crave a self-leveling scooter that works just fine even without the app?

One grippe users have with this hoverboard is that it doesn’t work properly app-less. So, if you want an option you can operate without relying on the app buy something else.

It should be pretty easy to control all the available features, but the app does seem to misbehave all too often. That’s quite a bummer, right?

The company should do two things to make this product more useful. One, they should fine-tune the app, and two, they should tweak the scooter’s controls underneath the footpads a bit so that the rider can safely use the board without needing to rely too much on the app.

Spinning Incidents Happen, Too

One major issue I’ve learned about the Gyroshoes Hoverboard is that it has a tendency to do crazy spins even when the rider is on it. What could be more dangerous than that?

My neighbor’s son rode this board the first time it shipped in, and the experience was scary to say the least. The parents chose the Kids Mode and also selected the self-balancing mode because they wanted the young dude to travel slowly and safely.

The self-balancing supplied all the fun the kid had imagined prior to receiving the gift and then some. The enjoyment of the board continued until it suddenly went insane and threw the kid off.

Luckily, the child was wearing great protection. Otherwise, they’d have ended up with a broken skull and injuries to other body parts such as wrists, knees, and elbows. The boy still sustained a bruised shin.

Even after the kid fell off, the damn board kept spinning around in a frighteningly uncontrollable way. I was there, and it was like watching a destructive tornado approaching fast and furious and not knowing what to do to save your life!

The boy’s dad also rides a hoverboard and knows a thing or two about these devices. So, he quickly grabbed the spinning thing and brought it stop by pressing the power button. But he almost had his wrists broken! It was really nasty.

Beeping Sound

Finally, some users have noticed an annoying beeping sound that won’t go unless you turn off the board several times and then turn it on back. What’s worse, some hoverboards just refused to stop beeping no matter what interventions the owner tried to help stop this waywardness.

Given the many quality issues users have experienced with the Gyroshoes Hoverboard, I’m not sure I want to recommend this product. I’ve bought a couple self-balancing scooters over the years, and I’ve been planning on investing in this one.

But after all the negative reviews I’ve read and the crazy incident I saw at my neighbor’s place, I definitely won’t be picking up this device.

The Best Gyroshoes Hoverboard Alternatives

Now that I’m not recommending this hoverboard to you, what other options do I think you should look at instead? Since the Gyroshoes Hoverboard puts out 700 watts of motor capacity, I’ve decided to give you two options in that performance range.

The Gyroor Warrior 8.5″ hoverboard is one of the best comparable self-balancing scooters I can think of. This board mostly works, and while it gives riders its fair share of problems, there’s not a whole boatload of board quality issues to grapple with.

As far as specs and features go, the Gyroor Warrior is pretty similar to the Gyroshoes Hoverboard. But I suspect that’s because these two self-leveling hoverboards come from the same hoverboard brand, the Silicon Valley-based Gyroor.

Well, maybe Gyroshoes isn’t based in the U.S. as is the parent company, Gyroor. I tried asking a few product-related questions via email, and the responses I got revealed I was dealing with someone who couldn’t communicate intelligibly in English.

I thought the guy on the other end was some Chinese dude with a rudimentary knowledge of English. Maybe Gyroshoes operates from China, producing stuff and shipping them over to the main company in the U.S. Maybe that’s why Gyroshoes kept saying to me “we’ll send the product in U.S., dear friend!

Another Gyroshoes Hoverboard’s alternative I recommend is the Gyroor G-F1 8.5” with app control and Bluetooth speakers. This one looks like a race car, and it produces exciting sounds that lend a certain badass quality to the ride. Features and specs-wise, the Gyroor racing hoverboard offers about the same level of performance as the Gyroor Warrior.

Here’s Gyroor Warrior Hoverboard review I wrote previously, and here is a review of the Gyroor G-F1 hoverboard, all decent alternatives of the Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior.

Gyroshoes Hoverboard Warrior Review: Verdict

Overall, the Gyroshoes Hoverboard 8.5″ Warrior is an OK-ish hoverboard that works for some but fails other riders spectacularly. The board has trouble operating app-less, and while the smartphone app works, it can be quite temperamental. Also, there have been a few cases of this hoverboard spinning uncontrollably and furiously. Battery issues aren’t rare, too.

The good news is that the hoverboard market provides a slew of worthy Gyroshoes Hoverboard alternatives that give riders decent performance. I recommend the Gyroor Warrior and its race version the Gyroor G-F1 because, well, they work. Plus, these alternatives don’t decimate bank balances.

EpikGo Sports Plus Hoverboard Review

EpikGo Sports Plus Hoverboard Review

I’ve been putting out heavy rider hoverboard reviews for a series of posts that focus on taking a closer look at each of these hovering e-rideables. Well, these hoverboards haven’t learned to hover, yet. And in this EPIKGO 8.5″ off-road hoverboard review, I reveal everything else this self-balancing scooter can’t do. Of course, I also uncover every little benefit that can be had by owing this personal transportation device.

But here’s the deal. I’ll expend every ounce of effort and energy needed to put together a super helpful review. And, you’ll (hopefully) make the right decision, a decision you won’t regret making. I want you to pick up a board that’ll appreciably better your outdoor life.

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EPIKGO Sports Plus 8.5
Are you always gung-ho about riding boards on wheels and worship at the altar of speed, function, and durability? The EPIKGO Sports Plus could be just what you need.

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Product Overview: EPIKGO Sports Plus Hoverboard

The EPIKGO Sports Plus is an 8.5″ beast that prides itself on having enough motor power to support heavier-than-average riders up to 240 lbs. Each of the two motors the e-vehicle possesses pumps out 400 watts of raw might, which means the device amounts to 800 watts of awesome riding power.

When it comes to rolling over flat and well-paved riding surfaces, the EPIKGO Sports Plus really shines. And when asked to take heavy riders up steep inclines and bumps on the road, this guy doesn’t disappoint.

What’s more, this UL 2272 rated self-balancing scooter offers effective smartphone app control and uses a certified LG battery that holds a charge satisfactorily.

EPIKGO claims that each of these boards gets at least 159 safety tests thrown at it during production. And, only those scooters found to have the balls to carry riders around safely and reliably are considered worthy of being sold to the end user.

Here’s one more thing.  This hoverboard is fast, and its speed maxes out at 12 mph. It also boasts great water resistance ratings. But the product’s price will probably have you wondering whether you really should shell out over $750 (as of this writing) just to own it.

Let’s now push this EPIKGO 8.5″ all-terrain hoverboard review to the next logical step. It’s time to know what specs and features this expensive product offers.

EPIKGO 8.5″ Sports Plus Specs and Features

  • UL 2272 hoverboard safety certification
  • UL 2271 battery safety certification
  • IP56 Fire resistance certified
  • Weight: 33 lbs
  • Hill-climbing agility: Up to 30 degrees*
  • Motors: 400W dual motors
  • Battery: LG Smart Battery
  • Time It Takes to Get a Single Full Charge: Under 2 hours
  • Wheels: 8.5″ all-terrain tires made of rubber
  • Riding Range:
  • Speed: 12 MPH max
  • Weight Capacity: Up to 240 lbs
  • Bluetooth 4.0 Music Speakers
  • Portability: Offers a carrying handle
  • Warranty: 12 months

 

We now have the spec s and features out of the way. Now, let’s see what each of these specs and features can do for you should you decide to splurge on the EPIKGO 8.5″ all-terrain self-balancing scooter.

Design and First Impressions

If you’re a low-key-ish person who doesn’t want to stand out, the EPIKGO Sports Plus is probably not a great fit. That’s because right out of the box, this thing is intimidating.

This self-balancing scooter looks big. It appears bigger than many hoverboards offering more or less similar motor capacity and rolling on high-traction 8.5″ wheels. It’s a venerated beast in the personal transportation niche for its almost matchless motor might and solid construction.

The slip-resistant foot pads felt stable and sure, and the self-balancing mode sprang into action immediately Jason hopped on this scooter. Standing on the sturdy frame reveals one incontrovertible truth — that the EPIKGO Sports Plus is built to look and to behave athletic and sporty. It didn’t seem like the kind of low-quality-components hoverboard that breaks after two weeks of normal or even light use.

Well, the EPIKGO isn’t as rugged the same way the Gyroor F-1 8.5″ hoverboard is, but it seems designed to handle different kinds of demanding and not-so-challenging terrain well. But does it do what the advert said it does? We’ll see how credible that claim turns out to be a little further down the road.

We’ve owned this monster for a couple weeks, and while it’s exceeded our performance expectations so far, it’s obviously too early to start heaping praise on it. So, I’ll stick to my (and Jason’s) experience riding this hoverboard over the past two months. But I’ve also talked to a few other owners of this scooter and spent hours diving into seas of EPIKGO 8.5″ Sports user reviews online so I’d not miss anything you should know before biting the bullet and buying this behemoth.

Is the EPIKGO Sports Plus Heavy?

Yes, the EPIKGo Sports Plus with Bluetooth speakers ships in weighing over 30 lbs. And any self-balancing heavier than 30 lbs is considered heavy. You won’t have fun carrying this thing from a trouble-packed spot on your trip even though the carry handle makes it quite portable.

With that kind of weight, you never want t buy this for a kid. It’s made for relatively heavy adults, large humans weighing a couple of pounds north of the average U.S. adult weight of xx. But it doesn’t mean lighter folks can’t ride this. It just means it’d be overkill for a 100-pound rider.

But it’s not heavy because the engineering brains working for EPIKGOO at the Silicon Valley couldn’t build something lighter. It’s because these technical minds know that you can’t carry heavy riders down and up steep hills on a light, flimsy frame.

Lots of owners and reviewers of this board agree that it’s pretty hard to ride it to the ground in weeks or even months. The product lasts, and that’s mainly because it’s been designed and engineered using solid, high-quality components.

Two 400W Motors That Put Out Tons of Torque

Ah, motor power. If there’s one thing you must get right when shopping for a heavy rider hoverboard, it’s the scooter higher weight limit. And a hoverboard’s maximum load capacity is a function of several factors with motor power being the most critical.

I’ve read many reviews where people said their 500W hoverboard rode up hills with amazing agility. And I knew they either hadn’t stepped on such a machine, or they were deliberately spewing positive reviews for some reward or something.

Listen to me, dear friend: the EPIKGO  8.5″ Sports Plus goes where most of its competitors have only dreamed of, and it scales inclines that leave people in awe.

Before I encountered the EPIKGO Sports Plus, I thought the Swagtron T6 was the undisputed king of flat surfaces, steep hills, and even off-road riding. But not anymore.

This beast may cost twice what the Swagtron T6 does, and there’s only a difference of 100 watts of engine power between the two contenders. Still, stepping on the foot platform of sporty EPIKGO feels like a whole new experience.

Not only does this self-balancing scooter go faster than most, but also the torque the two 400W motors supply packs an enormous hill-climbing punch. Many competitors struggle going up hills especially when some large-framed dude is standing lazily on the frame, but not the EPIKGO Sports Plus. These engines are designed to propel even the heaviest of riders up slopes as steep as 30 degrees. And the motors don’t fall short of this lofty expectation.

Maximum Weight Capacity and Hill-Climbing Power

If there’s one thing that baffles me, it’s the claim that the Swagtron T6 is the mightiest beast when it comes to supporting heavy riders. I probably will never understand how a hoverboard with robust 300W dual motors outperforms a hoverboard with two 400W motors.

I also find it surprising that the T6 can carry persons weighing all the way up to 420 lbs (how many riders are that heavy anyways?). How so when the T6’s motors amount to just 600 watts of power? I’m an award-winning scientist on self-balancing technology for scooters and hoverboards, but I still struggle to believe some of the weight capacity claims I’ve seen.

I’m not a hoverboard engineer of any kind. And, for that reason, I choose not to succumb to the urge to call certain weigh capacity claims I’ve seen blatant misrepresentations designed to deceive.

Here’s what I’ll do instead: tell you what Jason, my significant other thought riding these two hoverboards.  My guy weighs a massive 230 pounds. Maybe he should do something about that, you know. But since he’s tall, he still looks like the hot, charming dude I fell for. I digress — back to the issue at hand.

Jason’s thinks the EPIKGO 8.5″ Sports Plus beats the T6 hands down on pretty much every comparison parameter. Well, the T6 has taller wheels, which means it should maneuver tough terrains better than the 8″-wheeled EPIKGO Sports Plus.

The EPIKGO Sports Plus Hoverboard’s Hill-Ascending Power

The EPIKGO board outperformed the T6 when going over flat surfaces, when doing big bumps on the road, and when riding gravel and dirt roads. But where the EPIKGO really exerted its dominance and took its rightful place as a real macho man is when it came to ascending 25-degree slopes.

I keep hearing reviewers say that this or that other hoverboard has a 30-degree slope-climbing capability. But you must know that a 30-degree (or roughly a 58% slope) is seriously steep. Most hikers struggle a bit while going up 30-degree slopes, and motorized vehicles struggle too. It’s pretty hard for the EPIKGO Sports Plus, or Swagtron T6 to conquer 30-degree slopes no matter what those shameless marketers say.

The Swagtron T6 couldn’t take my SO all the way up a nearby 25-degree slope. It did a decent job going up, but somewhere mid-slope, the hill proved to be too steep for this little e-vehicle. To be fair, the EPIKGO Sports Plus struggled quite a bit, but it somehow reached the top of the knoll. In Jason’s opinion, neither the T6 and EPIKGO were met his performance expectations on 25-degree slopes, but clearly, the EPIKGO won the contest.

But when riding up a 20-degree incline, the EPIKGO did the climb with relative ease while the T6 still struggled. Well, the T6 was successful in this hill-climbing ability testing experiment, but one shouldn’t say it’s built for ferrying heavy fellas up anything steeper than 17 or 18-degree slopes. But that’s not too bad.

Speed and Range/Mileage

As stated in several other places on this outdoor recreation website, the average speed of the typical self-balancing scooter hovers between 6 mph and 12 mph. Any option that reaches 12 mph or higher is a pretty fast scooter.

With the EPIKGO 8.5″ Sports Plus hoverboard, you’ll enjoy rides as speedy as 12 mph. But that’s when you’re not a large-framed dude like my SO. The fastest Jason has ever rode on this hoverboard was 9 mph, and that’s on the fastest riding mode.

Maybe a person weighing 30 pounds less (200 lbs) wound have hit the 12 mph mark, huh? As for range, the stated number is 12 miles. But you’ll get way less than that if you’re really big and like devouring hills.

What about ride quality? I’ve reviewed quite a few hoverboards that shake, rattle, and vibrate when the going gets fast. I’m talking about hoverboard stability here. And I’m saying there’s quite a few scooters retailing at obscene price points but don’t offer stable rides.

Board stability is one area the EPIKGO Sports Plus does really well. Even at 9 mph, Jason still felt safe riding it. There’s every indication the hoverboard could be safe even at higher speeds. Overall, the ride was smooth, stable, and most important, safe.

8.5-Inch Streamlined Wheels

The wheels look like good quality, and they stand 8.5 inches tall. The company says they’re all-terrain wheels that should demonstrate enviable performance when the rider throws challenges such as small rocks, crusty asphalt, big bumps, grass, mud, and sand.

But these wheels don’t look that rugged. While these supposedly rugged wheels are great for rolling over smooth pavement, they struggle a bit moving over or through challenging obstacles. Obstacles such as pebbles, sand on the beach, and compact lumps of dirt.

We found that getting around on the beach on this board can be difficult. But when using the hoverboard on our lawn, Jason found that this EPIKGO self-balancing scooter stayed pretty stable. This makes this option a winner as far as riding over grass, especially when compared with a few other choices we’ve tested before.

The wheels are supposed to be racing tires designed the same way racing car tires are. However, you shouldn’t expect exceptional performance on rugged terrains with these wheels.

You can call this hoverboard a badass on-road and off-road self-balancing scooter if you like.  But Jason and I think (and for good reason) that this supposedly all-kinds-of-terrain scooter is no more than a moderately good bet for off-road adventures.

EPIKGO Sports Plus Safety Certifications

Let’s now talk hoverboard safety. Because the idea of having a hoverboard blowing up when you’re zipping around at 12 mph makes you cringe.

As mentioned in a Tomoloo 6.5″ Q2C hoverboard review I wrote for this heavy rider hoverboard series, electrical safety is critical when it comes to enjoying these e-rideables.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, hoverboards heating and exploding much to the consternation of onlookers isn’t a rare occurrence. There’s been over 250 hoverboard electrical safety-related incidents since 2015.

But it gets even worse.

The CPSC also reports that at least 13 burn injuries have happened over the same period. Additionally, there’s been 3 or so cases of people getting injured from smoke inhalation.

But these stories don’t end there. Folks have seen upwards of $4,000,000 worth of property suffer sudden fire damage.

Now, all this sure sounds scaring. But the good news is that hoverboards are today way safer than they’ve ever been. Ever since strict hoverboard safety regulations were enacted starting 2016, every scooter brand takes hoverboard safety seriously.

The CPSC has authorized quite a few recalls of hoverboards that didn’t quite make the cut safety-wise. I know at least one company that the CPSC slapped with a hefty penalty for cranking out devices it didn’t deem safe for end users. Since no hoverboard company wants stiff penalties to start chipping away at their bottom line, they’ve become extra careful.

UL 2272 Certification for the Hoverboard

The EPIKGO Sports Plus and many other self-balancing scooters today conspicuously wear their safety credentials. Any board described as UL 2272 rated should be safe enough for normal riding, and this scooter boasts the UL 2272 certification.

*Understand that being UL 2272 certified is no iron-clad guarantee that the self-balancing scooter is 100% safe to use and will never catch fire or even explode.

UL2271 safety certification for the Board’s LG Smart Battery

As for the LG battery this mini e-vehicle uses, it’s UL 2271 certified. That means the battery is safe to use even when you’re riding in extreme environmental conditions such as high temperatures or freezing cold temperatures.

Bluetooth 4.0 Music Speakers and App

The speakers are great, some of the best quality built-in Bluetooth speakers I’ve seen on any self-balancing scooter. To listen to all the music your smartphone packs, simply connect your phone’s Bluetooth 4.0 technology to the EPIKGO Sports Plus.

One thing I really liked about the EPIKGO Sports Plus is that it’s noticeably easier to connect to its smartphone app. At least, it’s as much pain as it is with quite a few of this unit’s worthy competitors. What’s more, the app works well.

Sure, I keep reading reviews from folks whose app didn’t perform reliably, but this one works. With this scooter, you get tons of intelligent app controls.

Choosing the self-balancing mode is a breeze. You can also decide how fast you want your hoverboard to fly as well as a riding level you’d be most comfortable at.

Additionally, you can see how many miles you’ve covered at any point on the trip. There’s more — you can glance at the app and see how much battery power remains from the last full charge. That way, you can make intelligent range-related plans to avoid having to haul the device all the way back home.

One thing I don’t like but don’t think should be a deal breaker is how the device announces “looking for Bluetooth device.” But to be fair, this isn’t the only self-balancing scooter that annoyingly announces Bluetooth connectivity. But I wish there was some way to prevent this from happening whenever I start the thing.

Does the EPIKGO Sports Plus Throw the Rider Off the Board?

We all have heard funny and sometimes not-so-funny stories of hoverboards sending their owner flying off the board. And bad falls aren’t rare with self-balancing scooters that decide to misbehave at the worst possible time.

One of the causes of these unfortunate events is the app unexpectedly shutting down the board controls. Other times, it’s the battery dying off suddenly. Or, the scooter hits a large obstacle and trips on it.

Another reason that could lead to these kinds of unpleasant incidents is going way too fast. When you’re zipping around at speeds that threaten to exceed the recommended 12 mph, the EPIKGO automatically starts to decelerate. Luckily, the scooter doesn’t decelerate in a way that causes potentially messy jerks.

Jason hasn’t experienced this sort of thing — yet. And from the look of things, it likely won’t happen. That doesn’t mean ride your EPIKGO board insanely fast just because the e-rideable knows how keep unsafe speeds under control! Nor does it mean you won’t get thrown off if you have the gas pedal all the way down.

So, take care and live….your loved ones need you.

What’s Great About the EPIKGO Sports Plus

  • The App functions without issues
  • Tons of torque for challenging rides and climbs
  • Tall, race-quality performance tires
  • Well-designed and constructed (super sturdy)
  • Lots of genuine positive reviews

What Could Be Improved

  • An almost prohibitively pricey product
  • Moderately good performance on rugged terrains

EPIKGO Sports Plus Hoverboard Review: Verdict

The EPIKGO Sports Plus is overall a great hoverboard that provides safe, smooth rides over the smoothest pavements and moderately tough terrains. But it’s not anything like a proven off-road hoverboard for taking you to nooks and crannies you’ve never before accessed on a four-wheeled mini electric vehicle.

It gets even better. The app works great. You’d be hard-pressed to find Bluetooth speakers that put out better quality sound/music. What’s more, the self-balancing scooter rarely throws riders off even when it’s doing its auto-deceleration thing.

The EPIKGO Sports Plus 8.5″ hoverboard is dang expensive, though. It might even feel like you’re not getting any more value than you would from a cheaper option that boasts similar features and specs.

But even though this self-balancing all-terrain scooter is pricey, it delivers on pretty much every performance metric you ask of it.

Gyroor G-F1 Off-road Hoverboard Review

Gyroor G-F1 Off-road Hoverboard Review

Have you always wanted to own a sleek street legal race car that didn’t cost a small fortune? In this Gyroor G-F1 off-road hoverboard review, you’ll learn what this race car-like self-balancing scooter from America’s Silicon Valley is and what’s not. You’ll also know know what this heavy rider self-balancing scooter for pursuing on-road and off-road outdoor fun can and can’t do.

The Gyroor G-F1 is the hoverboard version of that dream car. It looks fabulous, and it tears down streets dang fast (up to 12 mph). What’s more, it offers great app support as well as Bluetooth connectivity so you can rock to soul-nourishing music as you ride.

Additionally, the Gyroor G-F1 off boasts a super sturdy all-aluminum construction. And, its 350W dual motors offer a decent upper limit weight capacity of up to 265 lbs.

But it gets even better. The G-F1 hoverboard comes CE, ROHS, FCC, and most importantly, UL2272 certified. More on these certifications down the road. But there’s still more. This self-balancing scooter with a 12-month warranty climbs fairly steep slopes pretty well. Throw in exciting racing sounds and colorful LED lights, and you’re never going to experience one dull moment while out riding.

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Gyroor G-F1 all-Terrain Race Hoverboard
Packing 700 watts of raw riding power, this all-terrain self-leveling scooter pumps out tons of torque. And, the e-scooter looks and roars like a real race car. It also offers great app control so you can manage its colorful LED lights while jamming to awesome music from your smartphone. Its affordable, too.

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Gyroor G-F1 Off-road Hoverboard Specs and Features

  • Weight: 33 pounds
  • Dimensions:29.6″ x 9.9″ x 8.8″
  • Portable: YES, offers a carrying handle
  • Frame Material: Tough, light-weight aluminum
  • Upper Limit Weight Capacity: 265 lbs
  • Motors: 350W dual motors
  • Speed: Up to 12 mph
  • Certifications: UL2272, ROHS, CE, and FCC certified
  • Battery: Certified removable battery for more convenience
  • Time Needed to Draw a Full Charge: Under 2 hours
  • Water Resistance Rating: IP54
  • Hill-devouring Power: Up to 30 degrees*
  • Tires: 8.5″ hard-rubber tires that never pop
  • Bluetooth Speakers: YES
  • App Support: YES
  • LED Lights for Night Riding: YES
  • Anti-theft Alarm: YES
  • Optional Racing Sound

Let’s now jump into this Gyroor F-1 off-road hoverboard review to help you make up your mind on whether to pick it up or not. I’ll take each spec and feature and hold it up to the brightest light possible so you can see its flaws as well as awesomeness.

The Gyroor G-F1’s Design Build Quality

When designing this hoverboard, Silicon Valley-based Gyroor drew inspiration from Formula 1 race car engineering. The scooter sure looks pretty much like a powerful racing car. But that’s not all.  It roars like one! Don’t like the racing sound effects? No worries! It’s easy to turn the sound off. Just press the power button twice gently and it’s done.

Do you like announcing your individuality to the world letting everyone know you’re not a captive of the herd mentality? Are you a highly driven person who cares about hitting your performance goals above everything else? If you’re that kind of authentic personality, then the Gyroor G-F1 could be a great hoverboard for you.

This self-leveling scooter looks really badass, an e-vehicle with a next-gen look that makes everyone think, “This guy/girl is different.” The overall appearance is elegant and unique. Everyone immediately notices that this is’t yet another nondescript e-rideable from some little hoverboard brand based out in China or wherever.

When it comes to build quality, the product seems very well designed and constructed. It has a somewhat thin feel, and every part from the all-aluminum frame to the tough-rubber non-pneumatic tires seems pretty solid. Nothing in the overall structure that looks flimsy or like it urgently needs attention.

My significant other, Jason, weighs a whole 230 pounds. And when he steps on this hoverboard, it doesn’t feel like it’s going to break under pressure.

A colleague from work sent Jason this thing as a birthday gift last Xmas. The workmate knows my man is an adventurous Sagittarius, and they chose a matching gift for him. The dude from Jason’s work purchased this race-fierce beast because they’d read reviews saying it works great even for big riders like him.

This thing has probably the sturdiest frame we’ve ever seen! Not even the Swagtron T6 that claims to offer a max load capacity of 420 lbs is sturdier! Want to read this Swagtron T6 review? But it doesn’t feel stronger than the Gyroor Warrior 8.5,” its version that doesn’t produce those empowering racing sound effects.

Gyroor G-F1 Hoverboard Weight

If you thought you’d easily find a high-quality, long-lasting, and really sick all-terrain self-leveling scooter that’s  feather-light, think again. That’s just not possible.

Well-built hoverboards, especially those designed for both on-road and off-road expeditions, are typically heavy. That’s because manufacturers use the sturdiest components they can find to build such hoverboards.

Weighing in at 33 lbs (net weight), the Gyroor G-F1 probably is the heaviest and strongest high-performance hoverboard that can be had at that price point.

As far as weight, the Gyroor G-F1 self-balancing race scooter is as heavy the EPIKGO Sports Plus. The Gyroor Warrior mentioned above weighs 33 pounds, by the way. But while this competitor (the EPIKGO board) looks nice and puts out 800 watts of engine power compared to Gyroor G-F1’s 700 watts, it comes in at twice the price!

Maximum Weight Capacity

How much weight is the Gyroor G-F1 designed to carry around comfortably? The company’s website states that the product supports weights up to the 265 lbs mark. But given how solid and sturdy the aluminum frame of this scooter is, I believe it can work for over 300 lbs riders as well. Still, it’s best to buy a hoverboard with a load capacity that significantly exceeds your body-weight for the best performance.

We’re yet to test the weight capacity claim, though.  And that’s mainly because no one in our riding group weighs that much. See, being an outdoors guy or girl helps keep you close to your ideal weight.

Most Americans find themselves hovering (much like these hoverboards that never hover!) around 180 lbs weight-wise. But what does this well-known weight fact mean? It means that with an upper weight limit of 265 lbs, few riders would ever need a sturdier option.

If you’re wanting a high-performance and reasonably priced heavy adult or heavy kid hoverboard with racing capabilities, the Gyroor G-F1 should be it.

Lots of heavy riders have tested this self-leveling scooter, and it hasn’t disappointed.

Motor Power: 700 Watts of Real Power

Some of the fastest and most powerful hoverboards out there have two motors that put out a combined power of as much as 800W. Now, the Gyroor G-F1 pumps out a combined engine power of 700W. Does that seem too bad given a similar scooter such as the EPIKGO Sports Plus gives 800W in comparison while costing an arm and a leg?

Can you believe that the Swagtron T6 in the same price range as the Gyroor G-F1 on/off-road race hoverboard outputs not an ounce over 600W? Evidently, the G-F1 hoverboard offers its owners great value in the motor-power department for the price.

But what does this scooter’s 700W power mean in real hoverboard riding terms? It sure feels like a real mighty ride. Actually, it feels like they got the specs wrong because the machine feels like a 900W ride!

Rolling over smooth surfaces such as pavements and smooth sidewalks is a breeze. But the real power of this hoverboard shows up when going up hills.

But Is 700W Engine Power Adequate for 30-degree Hills?

The manufacturer says that this G-F1 self-leveling scooter packs enough engine power to haul light and heavy riders up 15-30-degree hills. But I must point out something sort of like unethical that I’ve seen hoverboard manufacturers do again and again.

These companies keep telling prospective hoverboard buyers that their special scooter has the chops to take them up super steep slopes. How steep, the eager consumer asks. As steep as 30 degrees, the overenthusiastic company rep says.

I want to be remembered as the girl on the web that decided to call out all those companies that overstate the value of their hoverboard. I won’t mention names here for obvious reasons, though. But I MUST unequivocally state that hoverboards don’t climb 30-degree (almost 58% slopes) with ease.

Think about it.

A 58% slope. Picture that kind of a slope. How steep is that?

That’s too steep that even the most stable human needs their hands to prevent themselves from losing footing and falling. And have you ever seen a truck going up a gradient that steep? You can easily tell that the vehicle finds the climb to be an extremely tough slog. So, I’d take the 30-degree hill-climbing claim with a grain of salt.

It’s More Like 15-20 Than 20 Degree-plus Slopes

I must say that the Gyroor G-F1 on-road and off-road hoverboard demonstrates a pretty decent slope-climbing capability. But this self-balancing scooter almost gave up when my 230-pound hubby asked it to propel him a 25-degree (or 47% slope).

But when Jason requested the scooter to do a more gentle hill (about 20 degrees), the self-balancing scooter did the job with relative ease. It was in the 15-degree slopes though that this built-for-racing hoverboard really wielded its hill-dominating might.

If you’re much lighter than 230 pounds, it’s possible that this hoverboard could show a surprising level of agility scaling 20 degree slopes. And if you’re lighter than almost any rider you know, it’s possible your G-F1 hoverboard could be nimble enough for even 30-degree inclines. Notice how I’ve used could….

Verdict: The Gyroor G-F1 uses motors that crank out enough capacity to conquer moderately steep inclines. Also, this board on rubber wheels provides a decent level of vitality for hills slightly steeper than that provided the rider isn’t too heavy.

How Fast is the Gyroor G-F1 Hoverboard?

Let’s now review this hoverboard’s performance in terms of how fast you can zip down low-traffic streets and other such riding surfaces.

What’s the max speed limit of the Gyroor G-F1 self-balancing scooter with Bluetooth? It’s supposed to be 12 miles per hour, but few riders can tell you the exact upper speed limit with absolute certainty.

Jason helmeted up and wore the rest of his carefully handpicked protective gear for electric skateboarding before stepping on this scooter. He put on his wicked Triple Eight Downhill Racer helmet as well and highly protective Triple Eight knee pads, 187 Killer elbow pads, and got into his tough Emerica Reynolds G6 skateboarding shoes and then hopped on the scooter.

The objective was to test how much speed juice this off-road racing self-balancing scooter reaches when doing various terrains. So, he leaned forward, and off he sped.

The first testing environment he performed the speed test over was smooth, high-quality asphalt. And, the kind of performance he saw was simply impressive. The upper limit Jason achieved riding this thing was 10 mph. But that was probably because he’s a little too heavy.

A lighter person sure should hit higher speeds riding the same surface quality. We tested whether this e-rideable ever reaches 12 mph as stated in the product description. And I’ll tell you more about our little experiment below.

Does the Gyroor G-F1 Hoverboard Ever Reach 12 Mph?

Our neighbor’s 18-year-old son asked to ride our G-F1 hoverboard, and we said yes do it. The young man is pretty agile. The boy is also a real master when it comes to maintaining balance when riding any kind of board, motorized or not. He weighs 135 lbs, and with great dexterity, the lad successfully achieved the board’s max speed limit of 12 mph riding over high-quality asphalt!

You’d think the board gets extremely unstable at that speed, and it was. But the ride was nothing like unsafely unstable. The typical speed range of hoverboards is 6 mph to 12 mph, but it’s almost always dangerous to ride above 10 mph.

Honestly though, 12 mph is nowhere near a safe hoverboard riding speed. I’d advise you to not test this board’s speed limits unless you have perfect balance and know what to do if dangerous wobbling starts happening at somewhere over 10 mph.

The G-F1 is probably the strongest, most powerful, and fastest racing hoverboard on the market today. Doubt it? If you find another option with a racing car silhouette that looks this good, runs this fast, and climbs hills this well, come tell me.

Performance on Grassy Surfaces and Gravel

Gyroor says that the F-G1 is a confirmed all-terrain hoverboard. That means that the board should show a similar level of performance when riding smooth, less challenging surfaces as it does over tough riding terrain.

We tested that, and well, that claim isn’t entirely true. I mean, we saw no more than moderately good performance over grassy grounds. As for riding over gravel and dirt, the performance was more or less like the performance we saw hoverboarding grassy fields.

In these riding conditions, anything past 6 mph felt increasingly unstable, even dangerous. Again, remember to wear adequate protective equipment when riding challenging surfaces such as grass, dirt, small rocks, and crusty asphalt. It’s easy to hit something and get thrown off-balance. And if that happens, eating crap is almost inevitable. So, gear up and stay safe.

Battery Performance and Charge Time

The battery of the Gyroor G-F1 hoverboard comes UL2271 protected.  And it needs less than 2 hours to build up a single full charge. It’s a 36V, 4.4 Ah removable lithium ion battery.

Now, if there’s one thing that makes the G-F1 scooter stand out, it’s that this hoverboard uses a removable battery. The battery being removable means you can cover twice the distance the board’s built to give. The range is 9.95 miles (upper limit).  But if you can carry a spare battery to lend a hand to the existing one, you can easily double the maximum stated range/mileage.

What’s more, you can charge the battery separately from the hoverboard. That means you can hop on your board and hit the road, leaving the other battery charging. Which then means you’ll always have enough juice to get you to work and back the next day, huh?

And no, you don’t need any kind of special tools to yank the existing but spent battery out of this self-leveling scooter. A quarter to work the turnkey and remove the drained battery should do the trick. It doesn’t take forever to perform the task.

Lots of competing hoverboards come with non-swappable batteries so that you have to spend an entire afternoon using special tools to open the battery compartment. And as if having to do that much work wasn’t enough, you then find that any kind of consumer meddling with the battery voids the scooter’s warranty! By the way the G-F1 provides a warranty of 12 months vs just 6 months for the battery.

If you’re wondering why the battery offers a 50% shorter warranty, it’s most likely because hoverboard batteries misbehave — frequently. I’ve reviewed quite a few heavy rider hoverboards. And I can tell you battery issues are the #1 concern raised by new hoverboard owners.

4 Certifications Of the G-F1 Hoverboard

Hoverboard safety isn’t something anyone can afford to ignore. Gyroor did everything required to have this hoverboard and its battery certified by UL (Underwriters Laboratory). The board itself enjoys the UL2272 certification vs the UL2271 certification for the lithium ion battery.

Does it mean that this self-leveling scooter can never catch fire or blow up during a ride? No, no hoverboard company can guarantee that.

What it means is that you can expect a decent level of insurance against frequency of electrical mishaps when enjoying your scooter. Don’t worry, though — hoverboards blowing up happens a lot less often these days. That’s because hoverboard engineering and technologies keep evolving. Just like everything else.

The scooter is also ROHS, CE, and FCC approved.

Being ROHS certified means that the G-F1 scooter is made out of materials that are safe. This e-rideable doesn’t use unsafe amounts of certain restricted materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury, and polybrominated phenyls among others. The ROHS certification emerged from a European directive curbing use of various hazardous materials used to make devices such as this hoverboard.

As for being CE certified, that means that this hoverboard can be sold within the European Union as it meets that region’s health, safety, and environmental protection standards.

But we all know where dead hoverboards end up, right? In the landfill; that’s where. Note that the CE marking of this or any other self-leveling scooter doesn’t mean it’s a high-quality hoverboard.

Finally, this product boasts the U.S. FCC’s approval. The FCC certification is pretty much a U.S. version of the EU’s CE marking. So, you’re looking at a properly certified hoverboard, a product that’s passed tens of electrical safety standards and tests.

8.5″ Hard-rubber Tires (Non-Pneumatic)

How well do the tires of the G-F1 perform? This scooter uses tough-rubber tires that are 8.5″ in diameter. But as already mentioned in an earlier section of this G-F1 hoverboard review, these tires aren’t the surest bet when it comes to defeating the roughest terrains.

Compared to the 10″ pneumatic tires of a hoverboard such as the Swagtron T6, these tires look super smooth. It seems like these tires were built for the smoothest surfaces out there rather than the most rugged riding zones. These tires don’t exactly boast the badass all-terrain performance profile they’re supposed to demonstrate.

But there’s an upside of this self-balancing scooter’s comfortably wide, race car-like tires. The advantage is that these tires are made out of extremely hard rubber. Plus, they’re non-pneumatic. That means you can roll over sharp or thorny stuff in grassy areas and these wheels won’t pop.

There’s more.  You never need to inflate these tires because they don’t need it. Nor do you have to worry too much about getting tire pressure right.

Bluetooth Speaker and App

You can ride the Gyroor G-F1 without using the app that this personal transportation device comes equipped to work with. And you don’t need to be a hovering superman to ride this board. Just hop on the scooter and make sure your feet are standing over the sensitive grippy rubber footpads/foot controls.

Sensors underneath the footpads help propel you forward just by leaning forward a bit. The same sensors have the hoverboard reduce its speed or even stop when you lean backward.

This is hands down one of the easiest-to-use hoverboards on the market. The auto self-balancing feature balances the board the instant the sensors become aware you’re standing on the footpads. And that makes it easy and comfortable to find your balance and stay safe during rides. That’s why this product is a great option for kids and beginner adults.

But there’s also the app option that lets you access a battery of cool features that enrich your ride quality even further. The app is easy to use. It connects without glitches for the most part. and it remains active and useful throughout the ride.

Through this app, you can choose either the Adult mode or the safer kids mode. That means riders of all riding abilities and levels can use this scooter without the worry they might fall off their board.

You also get to easily turn the self-balancing feature on or off, dictate what a safety and comfortable speed for you is, and accelerate or decelerate. Of course, you can also power the thing on and off with zero struggle. One more thing: you can monitor  battery charge levels as well as the range.

But it gets better.

You can connect the app to the inbuilt Bluetooth speakers for stereo quality music as you have fun. The speakers are good, but they could be louder. That can’t be a bummer if you mostly use your headphones, though.

A Small Issue with the Gyroor App

There’s always that person experiencing trouble connecting to the app. But my research reveals that the app mostly has challenges connecting to older android systems. So, be sure you’re using a recent-ish android system on your smartphone so you can experiment with all the app controls this software has to offer.

Another small annoyance I noted is that if you don’t disable auto-rotate on your phone, the app tends to automatically choose the landscape instead of portrait screen orientation.

That’s not a big issue, though. But I found it a little challenging accessing some features when the screen was in landscape mode. Aside from that, the app works great.

Gyroor G-F1 Off-road Hoverboard Review

So, are Gyroor hoverboards good? Is this particular Gyroor self-balancing scooter any good? Gyroor motorized self-leveling scooters work. At least, they work great all the time they do, and that’s a lot of the time for most users especially when brand-spanking new.

This hoverboard looks sleek, boasts a pretty decent assemblage, uses powerful motors, and supports Bluetooth app controls. The product also lets users jam to soul-uplifting music during powerful, ecstatic rides.

The board is fast, too, with its upper limit speed hovering around 12 mph. Oh, don’t ride this race monster too hard unless you have superb motor and balancing skills. Also, remember to gear up adequately before ever mounting this board, unless you’re prepared to spend days or even months in the hospital with overworked, sulky care providers.

For all the bells and whistles you can access with the G-F1, the price point shouldn’t feel like too much spending. This product feels like money well-spent. At least, it feels that way to lots of its happy owners out there.

But anything can happen if you get a defective G-F1 hoverboard, and that isn’t rare. I hope your hoverboard shopping journey ends in true outdoor happiness for you and your loved ones.

Gyroor Warrior Off-Road Hoverboard Review

Gyroor Warrior Off-Road Hoverboard Review

Minimalism seems to be a growing trend in the United States. But the bigger is better mentality is still alive and well today. Many people still want bigger, better houses, cars, off-road hoverboards, and a lot more things. In my Gyroor Warrior Off-road hoverboard review, I’ll place everything I know about this 8.5-inch self-balancing scooter for adults and kids on the table so you can dissect the deal and determine its real value/usefulness. Here’s a review of 5 great heavy adult and kids hoverboards you may want to read.

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Gyroor Warrior 8.5 inch All Terrain Off Road Hoverboard...
A UL 2272 certified self-balancing scooter that rolls on moderately rugged 8.5

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Gyroor Warrior 8.5″ Hoverboard Overview

I’d love for you dear read to feast on this Gyroor Warrior review all the way to its conclusion so you can form a balanced opinion of the product’s overall usefulness. But if you’re here for a compact summary of what this heavy-rider and normal weight rider hoverboard, I’ll quickly give that to you.

The Gyroor Warrior is an affordable electric rideable with sufficient motor power to propel normal-weight and heavier riders to their destinations smoothly, safely, and reliably. The Warrior behaves like a real warrior when it comes to conquering the smoothest pavements as well as rolling over relatively demanding riding surfaces such as bumps, hilly asphalt roads, and even the tough grass on your lawn. When it comes to its ruggedness parameter, the wheels are tall, giving the hoverboard more ground clearance than most.

The battery charges fast enough, too, and it holds every full charge for longer than most of its comparable competitors. Finally, there’s the Bluetooth speakers that work acceptably, as well the self-balancing feature that keeps riding safely upright on the board the entire time.

What’s more, it comes with fully functional LED lights to make it less likely that vehicles and other riders will keep ramming into your ride. And as for the hoverboard’s price-point, you’re going to have an easy time finding an option that reasonably priced and performing on the same level as the Gyroor Warrior.

Gyroor Warrior isn’t without a thing or two that might cause a little annoyance. I’ll discuss all the cons after I’m done talking to you about what makes the Gyroor Warrior 8.5″ off-road hoverboard tick.

Gyroor Warrior Off-Road Hoverboard Specs and Features

Here’s a quick list of all the features and specs the engineering technology behind this self-balancing e-scooter crammed into this hoverboard.

  1. Product Weight:30 lbs
  2. Wheel Height: 8.5″
  3. Load Capacity: 265 lbs
  4. Motors: 2 350W motors (700W)
  5. Battery Charge Time: 2-3 hours
  6. Range: 9.5 Miles
  7. Speed: 9.95 MPHHill Climbing Capacity: Up to 30 degrees
  8. Bluetooth Speakers: Yes
  9. App: Yes, Gyroor App
  10. UL2272 Certified

Product Design

If you’ve been wanting to own a sleek, futuristic personal transportation device that doesn’t cost you’re entire bank account balance, the Gyroor Warrior is precisely that product. The frame/casing is made of a combination of high-quality ABS plastic and lightweight but strong aluminum.

Right out of the box, the product seems well-constructed, and no screws and other loose parts fall off when you unbox it. We (Jason my hubby and I) recently received this as a Christmas gift last in 2020 (probably the only good thing that horrible year!). And we liked what we saw when we unpacked it.

It seems like this company uses the best materials they can find and assembles them using the best technical hands. Many people that bought this smart, self-balancing scooter say it’s performed to expectation and hasn’t fallen apart after several months of heavy use.

Starting, Riding, and Stopping the Gyroor Warrior

This product is smart enough to self-balance as soon as you start it. It knows it needs to keep the footpads facing up so can hop on and get the ride you need to brighten your afternoon. There’s an app you can use to control this hoverboard. To access the Gyroor App, simply download it from the Smartphone Store. Alternatively, grab the product’s user manual and scan the QR code.

But you know what? The Gyroor Warrior works pretty reliably even without the app. Plus, we noted that activating the app requires a ton of permissions.

Are you a beginner hoverborder and have been wondering if the self-balancing scooter market offers a beginner-friendly hoverboard? If yes, here’s good news for you: the Gyroor Warrior is among the most stable and easiest-to-use beginner hoverboards out there. While there’s a bit of a learning curve, even the slowest learner can master board control in 30 minutes tops.

My nephew spent last Xmas with us, and the outdoor spirit thrives in this lad as it does within us. So, he wanted to test out this off-road board, and we let him. He’d not rode a hoverboard before, no has any experience riding a regular skateboard or an e-skateboard.

Bluetooth Speakers and App

We have a pretty large basement, and we have him learn how to ride this hoverboard there. He powered the device on, and itself balanced in a second. Then there was this Bluetooth on announcement he didn’t like very much. Mike is a teen and seems to hate almost everything And, he hated that there’s no way to switch off the slightly annoying sound or even lower the volume. Who wants to have strangers staring at you every time you power up your hoverboard? But that’s not like a horrible experience, is it?

We’d downloaded the Gyroor App already, and Mike easily and quickly chose the instructions he wanted to ride the board. The teen didn’t feel so confident at first since he was trying to do something completely new to him. So, he had the walls of our basement for support just in case the board decided to suddenly jerk forward leaving him to fall face-down on the hard floor.

Mike chose the self-balancing mode on the app as a complete beginner, but there’s also an Adult Mode for more experienced riders. If you’re planning on buying this for your child, there’s a Child Mode as well.

LED Lights for Safe Night-riding

Also, setting a speed limit he’d be comfortable riding in was a breeze. He could also control the front and back LED lights for nighttime safety riding the hoverboard. But I’ve heard a few Gyroor Warrior users say they had difficulty controlling the LED lights with app. You can also track mileage so you don’t exceed the stated maximum 9.5 miles range. To be fair, the app works OK, but it could offer a better user experience.

Now, our fun-loving visitor loves rap music, and connecting my smartphone to the good-sound-quality Bluetooth speakers built into the hoverboard was pretty easy. As Eminem started playing, the kid started zipping around the basement like it’s the most natural thing to do! But that’s not until he’d been practicing riding this device for about half an hour.

Here’s the thing: the Gyroor is pretty easy to learn to ride. I’ve tested supposedly beginner hoverboards that spills the clueless beginner rider fast and sometimes dangerously, but this board is beginner-friendly and smoothly responsive to the instructions you give it.

A Beeping Sound

We’ve noticed that sometimes this hoverboard produces a beeping sound when you step off the foot pads. We also found that the beep persists until you turn off the hoverboard and crank it up again. I find this a little annoying, but not enough of a problem to warrant a don’t-buy-this-e-scooter  warning.

Battery Power

The battery of the Gyroor is pretty reliable, too. If one issue keeps causing to pain to new hoverboard owners, it’s battery charging. But this board’s battery charges in under 2 hours even though the manufacturer states 2-3 hours for a full charge.

Another great thing you’ll love about this e-vehicle is that it holds charge quite reliably. I’ve tested hoverboards that hold a charge for 10 minutes tops, but this one lasts a couple hours so you can travel to your work and back without worrying all the time. I mean, this hoverboard weights in at 30 pounds, and that’s pretty heavy. And that brings me to the next aspect important aspect relating to this product — its weight and maximum weight capacity.

Gyroor Warrior Weight and Load Capacity

How heavy is the Gyroor Warrior? You definitely don’t want to lug this hoverboard for miles should the battery misbehave mid-ride. The Gyroor is as heavy as its close competitor, the Swagtron T6 which weighs 30.5 lbs.

But while it may seem like being too heavy is a bad thing, consider that this board is heavy because it’s made using heavy components. When it comes to things to electric skateboards and self-balancing scooters, heavier options tend to be sturdier and more durable. Additionally, heavier hoverboards almost always outdo their lighter counterparts in terms of the maximum weight capacity offered.

Now, the Average American male weights roughly 200 pounds. So, if you’re heavier than that be sure to find a heavy-duty hoverboard built to support heavy riders. The sturdiest hoverboard for heavy adults and kids I’ve ever rode is the Swagtron T6. The T6 offers as much as 420 weight capacity. So, even if you’re the heaviest rider you’ve ever known, the T6 should carry you around without breaking.

As for the Gyroor Warrior, the maximum load it can carry without straining is 265 lbs. That may seem pretty low compared to the T6’s 420 lbs, but how many people do you weigh over 250 lbs?

According to a recent news article published on Gallup, American men weighed on average 192 lbs between 2001-2009 vs 196 lbs over the decade 2010-2019. Additionally, more and more Americans have admitted to weighing over 200 lbs. Even if you’re obese (and it’s unlikely you’re considering you’re an outdoor enthusist0, both the Gyroor Warrior and the Swagtron T6 shouldn’t sag and break under your weight.

Motor Power

Two 350W dual motors give the Gyroor all the torque it ever needs to conquer flat riding surfaces as well as pretty hilly terrains. This hoverboard offers riders more engine power than the Swagtron T6 which offers 600 watts of raw power.

I’ve tested these two adversaries, and my 160 lbs body knows for sure that the Warrior climbs 30% hills a little better than the T6. But these two hoverboards aren’t like the best hoverboards for the steepest terrains ever.

As far as motor performance, the dual motors hold up really well, and users haven’t noticed declining performance as has been the case with a few boards. If you want a hoverboard that performs consistently over time, the Gyroor Warrior is a worthy option to consider.

Rugged tires

The tires are rubber and rugged, and that’s because this hoverboard is supposed to be an off-road e-rideable. But how well does this hoverboard do rugged terrains, muddy patches, asphalt, dirt roads? How well do these 8.5″ rubber tires roll over obstacles such as pebbles? Do these tires perform well when it comes to rolling over grassy areas?

Gyroor says that their Warrior is the most rugged self-balancing scooter ever made. But I’m not sure that’s a claim that comes backed up by solid data. It’s mainly a marketing-focused claim like the millions of misleading ones we keep hearing while in the marketplace shopping.

Jason and I have tested the Gyroor Warrior’s off-road ruggedness, but we don’t think this is the baddest boy out there. Out riding flat smooth surfaces, we’ve found that the wheels roll nicely and smoothly. But when traveling over gravel and dirt roads, these wheels do struggle quite a bit. In fact, it’s pretty easy to take a spill when riding on any kind of rough, unpaved, uneven surface. Going over small pebbles isn’t easy, too. And as for riding your hoverboard over the grass carpeting your lawn, that’s a tough task for these 8.5″ rubber wheels.

In the ruggedness department, we believe that the Gyroor Warrior isn’t the best bet. If you’re mainly shopping for a badass off-the-beaten-path beast, this self-balancing scooter just it — buy something else.

Braking System

Faulty braking systems on e-skateboards and self-balancing scooters have caused bad falls inexperienced beginner riders. And I’ve reviewed my fair share of hoverboards with notoriously defective electronic braking systems. But here’s good news — the braking system of the Gyroor Warrior works. At least, my own experience (and Jason’s as well)  reveals that the stopping mechanism performs reliably most of the time. All you have to do shift your bodyweight a little backward by learning back a bit.

But I discovered one somewhat annoying thing while testing this hoverboard.

Safety Certifications

The Gyroor Warrior is a safe heavy duty hoverboard that’s successfully passed through the most comprehensive safety tests. Safety has been an area of major concern over the years, but it’s rare to find an option that’s not UL 2272 certified.

The UL 2272 certified isn’t evidence that a hoverboard will meet or exceed your performance expectations. Rather, it’s a way to ensure that hoverboards meet stringent safety standards so consumers can have peace-of-mind when out riding the self-balancing scooter.

With the Warrior, you’re assured that the battery works safely and won’t cause a life-threatening explosion during hot-weather rides.

Gyroor Warrior Hoverboard and Battery Warranty

The Gyroor Warrior boasts a 12-month manufacturing defects warranty. If something about the hoverboard doesn’t function properly, contact the company via email and their technical people will fix the issue ASAP.

A 12-month warranty for a hoverboard is pretty much a standard warranty. I’ve seen and reviewed quite a few off-road hoverboards with similar on-road and off-road capabilities that offered a 1-year warranty, just our off-roading warrior here.

As for the battery, it functions under a shorter warranty of just 6 months. Perhaps that’s because issues are a huge problem when it comes to electrical vehicles of any kind. Battery problems are one of the main headaches as far as owning an electric skateboard or a hoverboard like this one. Fortunately, the battery for this hoverboard does holds a charge for a decent amount of riding time outdoors.

Additionally, this board offers LED lights on the front and back of the hoverboard. The lights work as expected, and they’re there to make sure motorists, pedestrians, and other riders can see you easily.

I can switch the lights on and off without difficulty using the Gyroor app, but a few Gyroor Warrior reviews have said the app doesn’t control these lights very well. Luckily, this issue seem to affect many Gyroor Warrior owners.

How Much Does the Gyroor Warrior Cost?

Well, hoverboards in general aren’t cheap things, and the Gyroor is no exception. It retails at a couple hundred dollars, but I must say that at that price point, it’s still tons of value for the price.

I’ve come across quite a few hoverboards that don’t even perform as well as the Gyroor Warrior costing over $100 more! OK, the deal is by no means a steal, but you definitely won’t feel ripped off…unless you get a hoverboard that doesn’t function as advertised , which sometimes happens.

Gyroor Warrior Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Looks good
  • Durable construction
  • Tall tires
  • Good battery
  • Power motors (700W)
  • Great hill climbing abilities
  • UL 2272 certified, a safe hoverboard

Cons

  • Not a cheap product
  • A little too heavy
  • Range could be better
  • Not the fastest hoverboard

Gyroor Warrior Review

Is the Gyroor Warrior hoverboard for off-road riding a good buy? The short and simple answer is a YES, this high-load capacity self-balancing scooter amounts to pretty decent utility and value. The battery charges well and relatively fast, and it does hold charge satisfactorily.

The range isn’t great, but it’s not something to complain about either. As for speed, it’s not the fastest hoverboard on the planet, but it’s not the slowest hoverboard either. The price point won’t the bank, too, and you’ll receive a sturdy, well-made product that lasts.

Compared to its competitors such as the Swagtron T6, the Gyroor is hands down the better deal. The Swagtron T6 provides pretty the same features and weights similarly but offers a higher load capacity and costs more. But the T6 seems to be a little less reliable than the Warrior, and if reliability isn’t the most considering when choosing an off-road self-balancing scooter, what is?

I’m convinced that the Gyroor Warrior is a great product, and so are legions of real users all over the web. Grab it now, tomorrow, next week, or whenever you’re ready…just stop fence-sitting and do the right thing. You most likely won’t regret this decision.

TOMOLOO 6.5″ Q2C Hoverboard Review

tomoloo 6.5" Q2C Hoverboard review

Let me guess why you’ve searched and found this TOMOLOO 6.5″ Q2C hoverboard review. You’ve been pondering sinking a couple hundred dollars into some sleek personal transportation contraption that actually works. Or, maybe you lean a little on the heavy side of things and are hunting around for a heavy rider hoverboard?

But there’s tons of horrible, decent, and great hoverboards as well as a few amazing ones on the hoverboarding market. You likely feel a little confused. And, you can’t seem to decide what’s the best hoverboard for the money.

Lucky you!

Here, I’m laser-focused on assessing all the features and specs of this self-balancing scooter so no one will hoodwink you into forking over for a worthless piece of ABS plastic on wheels just because it’s motorized!

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TOMOLOO 6.5
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TOMOLOO 6.5
UL2272, UL 2271, and CPSC certified self-balancing scooter for heavy kids and relatively light adults.

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TOMOLOO 6.5″ Hoverboard Specs and Features

  • Product Weight: 18 lbs
  • Weight/Load Capacity: Min capacity 44llbs, max load capacity: 165lbs
  • Materials: Mainly tough ABS Plastic
  • Wheel Size: 6.5 inches, non-pneumatic tires
  • Motor Power: 250W brushless dual motors (500W)
  • Water Resistance: IPX4
  • Battery: Samsung, 25V, 4Ah
  • Battery Charge Time: Under 3hours
  • Range: 4.3 miles
  • Speed: 7.5 mph
  • Bluetooth Speaker:V4.2 bluetooth speakers, work well within a Bluetooth range of 33 feet
  • App: Tomoloo Bluetooth app present
  • Safety LED Lights: 5 flashy lights that change with music rhythm
  • Extras: Free hoverboard carrying bag
  • Certifications: UL 2272, UL 2271, and CPSC certified
  • Price: Please Check Price at Amazon

Build and Appearance Right Out of the Box

The Tomoloo Q2C hoverboard for heavy kids and light adults looks pretty well-built and cute in the way hoverboards are cute. Mom sent this product over for her grandson Mike, my sister’s teenage son who lives with us. The kid’s mommy recently obeyed the call and became a committed (and globetrotting) Christian missionary.

But I digress.

I should be telling you about how great (or terrible) this hoverboard from Tomoloo is,and that’s exactly what I’ll do from this moment on.

The casing is made out of seemingly high-quality plastic. I had the impression that the product should last. Mike’s has had it for just a week now, and he’s loving the damn thing. It’s got that unmistakable kid-centric feel to it with five flashy kiddo-friendly colors that add another layer of enjoyment (and safe night riding).

The wheels look like good quality non-pneumatic rubber hoverboard tires. And no, they’re not plastic — they’re relatively wide and crafted out of high-quality rubber for better traction, stability, and durability. There’s plastic fenders, too. These fenders provide a bit of protection to the wheels should they hit some obstacle during rides.

This scooter for large kids and small adults boasts a construction quality that feels sturdy and potentially durable. But I’ve heard a couple negative reviews to the contrary.

Now that we know something about the design of the Tomoloo Q2C, let’s jump in and assess its other performance aspects.

Motor Power: Two 250W Brushless Motors

I’ve decided to start off this Tomoloo 6.5″ kids and adults hoverboard review with how much power this self-balancing scooter puts out. I mean, no one buys a hoverboard that can’t carry them over flat, smooth surfaces as well as up hills.

So, how much motor power and torque does this self-balancing scooter from Tomoloo, a China-based hoverboard and electric skateboard manufacturer, provide? Unfortunately, the manufacturer doesn’t provide motor information for this board. At least, I didn’t come across any kind of specific information on their website or in the product’s description at Amazon.

Now, I don’t know why Tomoloo forgot (or chose to omit) to provide this all-important piece of hoverboard performance information. But when I examined the product box of my nephew’s gift, it said 500W Brushless Motor. The hoverboard has two brushless motors each contributing 250W to its combined motor power of 500W.

I’ve said in a previous post (best hoverboards for adults) that the Tomoloo was designed for some of the heaviest riders in the outdoor community. In that heavy adult review article, I said that the Tomoloo 6.5″ is a heavy-duty hoverboard that transports even the burliest riders around with ease.

I also said in that review that the self-balancing scooter has a minimum weight capacity of 44 lbs and an upper weight limit of 265 lbs. But …that’s just not accurate! No matter what any marketer out there tells you about this board’s rated weight capacity, just know it’s 165 lbs and not 220 lbs or 240 lbs or 265 lbs. Please remember that.

Here’s the thing. The Tomoloo Q2C isn’t built for the heaviest adults and kids ever born. Consider that the (2015-2016) average weight for males and females in the United States is in the 171 lbs and 198 lbs neighborhood respectively. That means that this hoverboard is best suited to heavier kids and light adult riders. I hope that clarification on this hoverboard’s misrepresented weight capacity helps.

Battery Charge Time and Performance

Ah, battery charging. Battery performance. Battery charge holding. My research reveals that battery concerns top the list of all the questions future owners of the Tomoloo Q2C hoverboard keep asking.

This self-balancing scooter offers a 4.0 Ah Samsung battery that draws a full charge in under 3 hours. Actually, battery charge time was like 2 hours for the product Mike received. No complains there since hoverboard batteries typically take more or less that time to accumulate one full charge.

When the battery is full to capacity, it lights up green. And, the battery indicator stays green the entire time as long as you still have some riding juice to squeeze out of your device. Note: if you ever receive a Tomoloo Q2C that keeps blinking red before use, return it. It most likely is a defective product. But when it shows yellow, that means the battery’s about to run out of power.

With one full-to-the-brim charge, all Mike got from this hoverboard was 3 minutes. That’s not surprising when you consider that the hoverboard’s stated range is just 4.3 miles.

Lots of kids in the U.S. today are a little heavier than they should be the case. And Mike is….one of those kids. The young man weights in at 160 lbs, which is almost 20 pounds heavier than the average national weight of American male kids of 141 lbs according to reliable weight, height, and BMI data from the CDC.

Clearly, our young guy sits on the heavier end of the U.S. kids weight continuum. Maybe that’s why he could only get 4 minutes of fun riding up a hill elevated just 10 degrees.

If you’re a considerably heavy adult and seek out a hoverboard designed for riders in your weight category, buy something else. Remember: The Tomoloo Q2C hoverboard isn’t the best hoverboard for the heaviest adults out there.

Negative Reviews About the Battery

This Tomoloo Q2C 6.5″ review would be incomplete and unhelpful if I didn’t let you in on a little secret about the scooter’s battery performance. At best, you’re looking at 15 minutes of ride time on the beginner riding mode.  And at worst, ride time dips to as little as 2 minutes! What a bummer it’d be if that happened to your lovely son.

This little futuristic-looking personal transportation device isn’t designed to fly you to work and back. It’s more like a toy to have fun with when you want to steal a moment of happiness and fun from life’s noisy chaos. So, if you’re looking for some device to get you to work reliably, you’re betting on the wrong horse.

How Well Do this Hoverboard’s Wheels Maneuver Various Terrains?

Let’s now focus our attention to the rubber wheels that come with this kids and adults self-balancing scooter. Now, the wheels of the Tomoloo Q2C hoverboard aren’t a plastic product like some I’ve seen in that price range. Instead, they’re 6.5″ rubber wheels.

What’s more, these rubber wheels are non-pneumatic. Being non-pneumatic means you won’t grapple with the issue of wheels going flat now and then. Who enjoys the pain of airing up pneumatic tires all the freaking time? Nobody — that’s who.

But do these rubber tires climb over small rocks and relatively large ones well? What about these wheels’ overall performance over other rugged terrains such as mud and grass?

This set of non-pneumatic rubber wheels weren’t built for the roughest riding surfaces ever seen. These ones are meant for cruising down low-traffic but smooth city streets and other nicely paved, flat surfaces.

So, if the roads where you live are crap or you’ve been planning on investing on an off-road, self-balancing electric scooter, pick up an alternative. With these 6.5-inch mildly-rugged wheels, there’s little to none off-road riding to be had. And no, this scooter doesn’t do over-the-grass rolling well either. It’s definitely not an off-road hoverboard.

Q2C Hoverboard’s Safety Certifications

Does this hoverboard blow up during a ride is among the most common hoverboard safety concerns prospective owners have. And, those concerns are valid. There’s been quite a few cases of little nice hoverboards going up in flames and scaring the heck out of frightened riders and bystanders! Over 250 such overheating cases according to the CPSC.

But the issue of hoverboards blowing up is becoming less common thanks to the ever-evolving safety-focused engineering technologies and enforceable hoverboard safety standards.

The Tomoloo Q2C 6.5″ kids and adults self-balancing scooter with Bluetooth speakers boasts 3 safety certifications. These safety certifications include the UL 2272 for the hoverboard itself, the UL 2271 for the battery, and the CPSC certification.

The UL safety standards for personal mobility devices (mainly self-balancing scooters aka hoverboards) first came into effect in 2016. And since then, all hoverboards come fully compliant with the U.S. UL 2272 hoverboard safety standards. It doesn’t matter who designed or made the scooter, or where it’s made. Those safety requirements must be met.

A hoverboard earns the mighty UL 2272 safety badge after it’s gone through a series of tests conducted by an independent organization, UL. By the way, the abbreviation UL stands for the Underwriters Laboratory.

What’s UL 2272 Certification and What Does It Mean?

Maybe you’re wondering why this testing organization is called the Underwriters Laboratory. It’s because it’s a real scientific testing laboratory established by the U.S. insurance industry in the late 1890’s.

This electrical safety testing center was founded for the sole purpose of determining what claims carriers could or couldn’t pay. If a fire happened because, for instance, a circuit breaker wasn’t UL certified, the insurer could quickly point out that the faulty circuit breaker was the cause of the fire and consequently deny the claim. See, it’s smart to buy UL-certified consumer products.

A hoverboard that’s UL 2272 certified gives you a certain level of assurance that it’s made of safe materials that won’t explode mid-ride. The same goes for the UL 2271 battery safety certification. Riding a certified hoverboard such as the Tomoloo 6.5″ Q2C offers you a bit of peace-of-mind.

Finally, there’s the CPSC safety certification of this self-balancing scooter. The Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that all hoverboard users ride CPSC-certified hoverboards. Why? Because CPSC-tested self-balancing scooters come with a reduced fire risk. CPSC keeps recalling hoverboards it considers unsafe for consumer use. Here’s a list of CPSC-recalled hoverboards since 2017.

Note: Being CPSC or UL-2272 or UL-2271 certified DOESN’T MEAN that the certified hoverboard can’t or won’t overheat or even catch fire and well….explode.

Product Weight

It’s time to talk about how heavy this self-balancing scooter is. This product weighs in at just 18 lbs. And, considering that hoverboards have an average weight of about 25 lbs, the Tomoloo Q2C is on the lighter side of the scale here.

But it being light is expected given that this hoverboard is designed with the riding needs of teens, kids, and not-so-heavy adults in mind. I’ve learned that, in general, heavier hoverboards support much bigger loads than do lighter, less sturdy ones. For example, the Swagtron T6 weights in at slightly over 30 lbs, but its weight capacity tops out at 420 lbs.

Also, lighter hoverboards (with a few exceptions) have the tendency to fall apart after a few months or even weeks of use. I’ve seen quite a few negative light hoverboard reviews across brands to believe that the view I hold is more than a baseless opinion.

The upside of this device being super light is that even a kid can lug it around easily in case the battery failed or something. The downside is that the hoverboards is probably crafted from lighter materials that result in a less-sturdy construction. Maybe that’s why these light-ish scooters are always breaking and ending up as expensive heaps of rubbish.

5 Colors of Flashing LED Lights

There’s one thing that tells me that Tomoloo had youngsters in mind when designing this device. It’s that the self-balancing scooter comes with lots of LED lights that flash on and off in tune with the music from the built-in Bluetooth speakers. These Bluetooth music speakers put out great sound by the way.

Kids love flashy things, which is why they find hoverboards such as this one alluring. There’s LED lights on the front of the device for safety. There’s also more lights on the back so kids and adults can enjoy their ride safely especially when it’s dark.

There’s another set of nice LED lights all over the outer side of the stable rubber wheels. Now, it’s not one or two colors — it is multiple LED lights (5 color options). And, you can easily choose the color you crave via the Tomoloo Bluetooth App. But how well does this hoverboard’s Bluetooth app work? I’ll answer that in a short while.

One question I keep getting is whether these ride quality-enhancing lights are only active when the hoverboard’s Bluetooth speakers are on. Yes, the lights keep flashing and adding swagger to the ride the entire time as long as the Tomoloo Q2C stays turned on. Even when you switch off the speakers.

The Tomoloo Q2C Bluetooth App

It’s common these days for hoverboards to come with a smartphone or Bluetooth app that lets the rider access a slew of useful features. With this hoverboard’s app, the Tomoloo App, you can track the distance covered and current speed. You can also monitor battery usage via the app’s battery charge indicator.

Additionally, the app helps you select one of three riding modes namely the Beginner riding mode, the Intermediate riding mode, and the advanced riding mode.

The beginner riding mode should be the safest mode, obviously. Launch the beginner mode if you’ve never ridden a skateboard, hoverboard, or any kind of object that sits above a set of wheels. With this riding level, you’re choosing to navigate your terrain slowly but surely. The best part? Stopping the hoverboard shouldn’t be a problem at all.

If you have a bit of experience balancing on some board on wheels, you can choose the Intermediate mode. While noticeably faster than the beginner riding level, it doesn’t feel too fast. After all, this self-balancing scooter’s speed maxes out at just 7.5 mph, which isn’t like crazy fast.

Pro riders may be comfortable choosing the fastest riding mode, the Advanced mode. But whether you achieve the stated limit of 7.5 mph or not depends on a couple factors such as your weight and the steepness of the incline.

Mike weighs around 160 lbs, and he’s yet to see the hoverboard reach even 5 mph riding flats! And when it comes to taking this young dude up hills, this hoverboard really struggles. Clearly, this isn’t what to gift your lovely son or daughter next Christmas if you live in hilly West Montana!

Even though this hoverboard features two 250W brushless motors, it doesn’t seem like they pump out 500W of raw torque. The struggle my nephew saw even when ascending 10-degree hills really shouldn’t have happened if the device really offers 500W of raw power.

Oh, I almost forgot to review the Tomoloo app. It’s not always easy to connect this hoverboard to their Bluetooth app. We had challenges helping Mike connect his scooter, but we eventually succeeded after a couple trials.  Not being to access all the useful ride statistics the app spits out …That’s a bummer, but probably not a dealbreaker.

IPX4 Water Resistance Rating

If you inspect this hoverboard’s charging portal, you’ll notice that it features a cover. This charging portal cover is water resistant so you an enjoy safe rides even when passing through a little harsh environmental conditions.

This device comes with the IPX4 water resistance rating. But when it comes to terms such as waterproof, water resistance, and dust-protected, there’s tons of confusion surrounding all the jargon.

What It Means if a Hoverboard Provides IPX4 Water Resistance

So, what does it mean when Tomoloo claims that this self-balancing scooter offers IPX4 water resistance?

To earn this rating, this hoverboard was tested for 10 minutes by splashing water against it from all directions. With this rating, even if the cover over the charging port comes loose temporarily (for around 5 minutes), you shouldn’t worry.

It also means that the hoverboard can be ridden in light showers and even through puddles for short durations without damaging the device or causing electrical issues.

But hey, no one is saying ride in the rain and through mud and puddles all you like just because this product provides the IPX4 water resistance rating.

Is the Tomoloo Q2 Hoverboard Compatible with the Hover-1 Buggy Attachment?

That should be possible since the Hover-1 buggy attachment is designed to be compatible with pretty much every hoverboard in the 6″-10″ category. We’ve not tried attaching the Hover-1 buggy to my nephew’s Tomoloo Q2C (we haven’t bought it, yet), but some owners have had success attaching theirs. Maybe you can try connecting this hoverboard (if you purchase it) to the Hover-1 buggy and convert it to a go-kart then let me know how it goes, huh?

Is this Product Worth the Price?

The Tomoloo Q2 6.5″ costs over $200 in many online marketplaces. But given the product’s track record as far as performance, that proce point feels like too much.

If you’re looking for a kid’s hoverboard that gives about a quarter of an hour of uninterrupted of indoor or outdoor fun, this option should be good enough.

But if you need a beast that takes you up steep inclines while giving you an insane range/mileage, the Gyroor Warrior 6.5″ is certainly a better bet.

Gyroor Warrior 6.5
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Gyroor Warrior 6.5
A high weight-capacity UL 2272 certified hoverboard with blue tooth speakers for riders as heavy as 265 lbs. With 350W brushless dual motors, it goes up hills without straining too much, and while it lacks excellent off-road capabilities, it's not completely lame in that department.

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Tomoloo Q2 6.5″ Hoverboard Review: Verdict

In the final analysis, the Q2C self-balancing scooter for heavy kids and light adults is an OK-ish hoverboard best used for fun rather than daily commutes. While the product offers two 250W motors, it strains going up even low-gradient hills.

As for the battery, it charges OK, but it’s hard to get more than 15 minutes of ride-time consistently. And while the wheels are large enough, they have a hard time going over uneven surfaces or climbing over rocks. Plus, the thing doesn’t even conquer grass…it’s off-road profile sucks!

For the price, you’re getting a relatively expensive hoverboard that performs pretty like a glorified toy.

If you’re serious about investing in a decent personal transportation device, consider choosing the Gyroor Warrior 6.5″ off-road. Well, this Tomoloo Q2’s alternative is pricier, but it delivers acceptably on almost all riding performance fronts.

Swagtron Outlaw T6 Off-road Hoverboard Review

Swagtron Outlaw T6 Off-road Hoverboard Review

Using two 300W motors, the Swagtron T6 Outlaw provides enough power to give riders as heavy as 420 a decent range and a maximum speed of over 10 mph. But is the T6 a good buy? In this Swagtron Outlaw T6 Off-road hoverboard review, I list out every aspect that makes this self-balancing scooter great as well as what owners of this cool two-wheeled rad, modern vehicle don’t like about it.

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Swagtron T6 Off-Road hoverboard for riders 250 lbs and heavier.
A UL 2272 certified hoverboard made for the some of the burliest riders on the planet. It's pretty fast and gives a decent range, and it offers bluetooth connectivity. The Swagtron App makes controlling this hoverboard a breeze, but as far as reliability, the Swagtron T6 isn't like the Toyota of the hoverboarding world.

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I’ll start at the very beginning by giving a nice little list of the specs and features you stand to get if you decide to buy this machine.

Swagtron Outlaw T6 Hoverboard Specs and Features

  • Swagtron T6’s Weight: 30.55 lbs
  • Maximum Speed: 12 mph
  • Range: Up to 12 miles
  • Motor: Dual 300W motor (600W engine power)
  • Maximum load capacity: 420 lbs
  • Battery: A rechargeable and replaceable 36V battery
  • Time Taken to get a full charge: 2-3 hours
  • Tires: 10″ pneumatic tires for all-terrain exploration
  • Braking System Type: Electronic
  • Swagtron T6’s Warranty: A 1-year warranty
  • Bluetooth Enabled: YES
  • APP connectivity: YES
  • Color Options: several
  • Water resistance rating: IPX4

Wow, that’s quite an impressive list of features and specs. But how well do these specs and features function? Do they so what Swagtron says they do? Is the hoverboard’s overall performance in all kinds of terrain as good as everyone says it is? Read Swagtron Swagboard Outlaw T6 Off-road hoverboard reviews including mine to find out.

If this product is a complete waste of money, rest assured my review will reveal that. And if turns out to be an amazing product that delivers on the majority of its promises, I’ll also let you know in the final section of this post. I hope you’ll find this review adequately informative and useful.

About Swagtron, the Business Behind the T6

You’ve probably wondered what company makes the Swagtron T6 hoverboard.  You’ve also probably asked yourself: where are Swagtron Scooters made? Are these transportation-focused products made in the U.S.A?

Yes, Swagtron is a U.S. company based out in Indianapolis. If you ever want to visit the company’s offices, you’ll find them on 3431 William Richardson Dr., Suite F South Bend IN 46628. If you ever decide to pay these people a visit, you’ll likely have a nice conversation about their product offerings and all that, but you won’t be able to buy a hoverboard, an e-scooter, an e-skateboard, or an e-bike there. Nor can is the office building a collection center for their customers’ products.

Why is that so? Could it be that Swagtron have some sweatshop in China or some other country like that where they make their e-rideables? Maybe they’ve outsourced manufacturing processes to some factory there? That seems to be a reasonable explanation as to why this company doesn’t sell their products to customers directly at their headquarters.

But at least, they have a traceable office in the U.S., and having dealt with them more than once, I must say they’ve taken customer support to a whole new level. I mean, the customer experience is sweet, and they’ve not once ignored my emails. As for returns and stuff like that, the business makes it a breeze.

Honestly, though, some people that bough the product have complained about the company taking too long before responding to user concerns. But most people seem happy with how the company treats them.

Verdict: Swagtron is a U.S. owned firm whose products are manufactured else for obvious reasons. But which U.S. company isn’t outsource certain processes to overseas geos, including the mighty Apple?

Let’s now dive in and learn everything we can about the overall utility of the product under review — the Swagtron T6 self-balancing scooter for heavy riders.

How Heavy is the Swagtron T6?

Do you how much the average hoverboard weighs? 25 lbs is about the average weight of the typical hoverboard. Some of the lightest options I’ve seen weighted in at roughly 20 pounds, but the heaviest ones can be as much as 30 pounds.

No one likes heavy products when lighter ones that do the job as well are available. In fact, pretty much every product from laptops and phones to rollerblades and skateboard trucks these days keeps gets a slimmer silhouette. Slim and sleek seems to be the new mantra.

But the Swagtron T6 is much heavier than the lightest hoverboard you’ve ever rode. At 30.55 lbs, it’s among the beefiest I’ve tested, but could that be because the T6 is made of heavier, sturdier, more durable parts? I think so. The T6 doesn’t seem or feel like a cheaply made product, and I want to believe that Jason’s T6 will keep transporting his rather large-framed body around for years.

Also, remember that the Swagtron was designed with the riding needs of heavy outdoor enthusiasts in mind. Doesn’t it seem like heavier riders would be better supported by heavier, stronger materials?

And, I suspect 30.55 lbs isn’t like the heaviest load you’ve ever carried around town. This hoverboard is lighter than the heavies foldable scooter you’ll ever ride, but it’s slightly heavier than some of the heaviest electric skateboards you’ll every ride (or carry).

Swagtron T6 Build and Design

The Swagtron T6 boasts a sturdy build, and standing on it, heavy riders have the assurance the foot area will always be strong enough for them. The foot area is wider than most so larger riders’ feet can have enough room.

The Swagtron T6 hoverboard has that badass look around it. It was created to be a real beast for taking even the largest hoverboard riders over the most challenging terrains outdoor adventure will ever throw at them. It looks rugged and somewhat intimidating. When I feasted on its ruggedness for the first time ever, I couldn’t help thinking I was looking at a super tough mini ATV or tank!

The wheels of this 10-inch hoverboard are large at 10 mm, and they seem as rugged as any. They should roll over small obstacles and even a little larger ones with ease.  The aluminum frame feels firm and durable, but the area between the right and left side of the board

T6’s Maximum Range and Speed

Not every hoverboard is created equal, just like no two hoverboard riders have exactly the same transportation needs. The typical range hovers (no pun intended here. And no, the T6 doesn’t hover at all!) around 7 miles. The longest range I’ve seen of any hoverboard is 15 miles.

But how does the hoverboard stack up against the rest in the mileage and speed department? The make of this product claims that it’s got enough motor power and battery power to last up to 12 miles of range.

But that’s not what my hubby thinks. Jason has never got more than 10 miles ever since he started riding this board. And you know what? There’s quite a few people online that saw no more than 5 miles tops after several months using the board normally.

I feel there’s a bit of work to be done as far as range. If you’ve been considering buying this transportation device for traveling to work and there’s 10 miles between your home and work, you may want to research for something that offers better mileage consistently.

But if you want this to have some great after-work bonding time with your dog, then you have nothing to worry as far as range. I mean, no one walks their dog for 10 miles. See, I told you I’d let you know both the good, the bad, and even the ugly about the Swagtron T6.

As for speed, the Swagtron lives to its promise. Once you’ve mastered board control and can balance like a pro on this self-balancing scooter, you can fly around at over 10 mph. In fact, the hoverboard can reach as high as the producer-stated 12 mph. But I don’t want you riding at that speed unless you have tons of experience riding these kinds of vehicles. At least, don’t go that fast on uneven surfaces such as crusty asphalt and gravel roads.

Two 300W Motors

The Swagtron T6 is pretty much a heavy-duty hoverboard. It comes with two 300W motors that have been proven to be able to ascend hills and bumps as steep as 30 percent. I don’t know why Swagtron could use more powerful motors such as 400W or 500W ones considering this machine is built for heavy riders.

The motors work well, at least they for my hubby, but I’ve read a few user reviews that said that the motors tend to lose some of their juice over time. I can’t say whether that’s true or false since Jason’s T6 performs 6 months after buying nearly the same way it when he ever stepped on it the first time ever.

I feel like a rugged hoverboard like this deserves more engine power than it currently has. So, if you live in the hilliest part of the country and are heavier than average, I’m  not sure this is the product for you. With that motor power, you’ll want to ride mostly flat surfaces to slightly raised ones.

How Good Are the 10-Inch Pneumatic Tires of the Swagtron T6?

The tires for my man’s T6 were a 10-inch pneumatic affair that amount to a lots of ground clearance. When practicing balancing on this hoverboard on the smooth concrete in your garage, these wheels should roll super smoothly, and the ride should feel super comfortable.

And when you take your T6 out to that rather rough pathway leading to your house to practice riding uneven terrain safely, the tires should carry you effortlessly.

What about when you want to go off the beaten path and enjoy temporary escape from the insanity modern life has become?  Jason decided to test how well his Swagtron could roll over grassy patches and even muddy places. And what was the experience like? The tires demonstrated great performance when rolling over massively grassy non-beaten paths.

As for riding through mud, the vehicle did experience quite a bit of difficulty. But is that really surprising? Even cars and pick-truck trucks with way more powerful motors don’t handle muddy sections as well as they do hard-packed terrain.

And, it’s not a good idea to ride this hoverboard through mud. Even though the manufacturer markets this hoverboard as being a terrific off-road hoverboard, I’d like to tell you it’s like the most virile off-the-trodden-path e-ride that can be had.

Is the 36V Battery of the Swagtron T6: Any Good?

According to the company, a complete battery charging cycle takes about 2-3 hours. And that’s what it was for Jason when he started using this electric vehicle. The battery came with three bars of charge, but we decided to give it a full charge before hitting the road.

When not charging, the charger showed a blue light, but once we plugged the hoverboard in, the charge lit red. At that point, we checked the battery indicator, and the thing was sure drawing charge. 1 hour and 45 minutes later, the battery’s bars indicated that the charging process had completed.

Jason decided to test whether the battery pack was what the company said it was. He used to be 200lbs, but he’s grown a little bigger and now weights over 235 lbs. He stands 5 feet 8 inches, and that’s about the average American male weight for guys 20 years old and older.

Stated Vs Actual Range from the T6’s Battery

How much range did he get out of the T6? He rode the thing on a mostly flat area, and he got about 10 miles from that single charge. I wouldn’t expect more range than that if I was that heavy. If you’re lighter, say 165lbs, you may expect a little more range, say 12 or thereabout. But it all depends on how hilly and demanding the terrain you’re riding is.

When Jason tested the thing’s abilities (the next weekend) as far as conquering hills and rough, bumpy surfaces, 7 miles was all he could get. See, range varies with how heavy the rider is and how challenging the riding surface proves to be.

Swagtron T6 Battery Performance

But battery issues with this hovering board that doesn’t actually hover (as if any out there ever hovers) aren’t uncommon. Some reviewers have reported that the battery is no good, and that’s not what they thought it was. Heck, some T6 owners have even seen their battery go bad within 2 months of receiving their glittering package. In some cases, the battery charged rather slowly and lost charge really fast. And in the worst case scenarios, the battery just flat out refused to charge.

But that’s not all. While researching for this Swagtron T6 review, I came across at least one person that said the battery behaved in a way that could be dangerous during rides. One reviewer suddenly felt their hoverboard because the battery had shut down without warning.

I’m sure you can imagine what happened to that guy. The dude kept moving forward at more or less the same momentum he had while on the hoverboard, except there was nothing underneath! It was a pretty scary experience, and if the guy did start running like a bat from hell in the same direction, he’d have taken a face-destroying thud.

Well, the unlucky hoverboard rider didn’t eat the pavement face-first, but he still fell and ended up with road rash and a few bruises and cuts. Fortunately, he was wearing appropriate protective gear for riding electric devices such as e-skateboards and hoverboards.

The guy said he’d have seriously damaged his handsome face had he not been covering his outdoor-loving noggin with a super protective helmet for downhill riding, the Triple 8 Downhill Racer full-face helmet.

Removing the Battery Can be a Pain, Too

Technically, you can remove the 36V battery of this heavy adult self-balancing scooter and put in a replacement that promises better performance. But brace yourself — swapping out the battery isn’t something you can quickly mid-travel. That’s a task you’ll have to set aside enough time for since it requires you to disassemble the whole damn thing to access the faulty battery.

While removing the battery is challenging enough, it also voids Swagtron’s 12-month warranty! Keep that in mind.

Swagtron T6 Electrical Braking System

This self-balancing motorized scooter comes fitted with a braking system designed to help you stop anytime you wish or need to. And yes, the braking system works, but not as well as most riders had hoped.

When Jason tested the Swagtron T6, he learned one thing: mastering braking system does have a learning curve. But once you learn how to start the hoverboard, accelerate it, or maintain its motion at a specific speed limit, controlling this scooter does become easier.

But this braking system reportedly has other issues. I’ve had at least one person tell me that their hoverboard’s electrical braking system failed when they badly needed to stop.

The unhappy user contacted Swagtron and requested to speak to a technical head, but the company said to just send the item back for repair. You know what? You’re going to pay the shipping costs should ever need to return the item for repair of some sort. And from all the Swagtron Swagboard T6 hoverboard reviews I’ve analyzed, quite a few owners had to send the product back so the technical team could replace or tweak something.

Even though the Swagtron T6 we own hasn’t had any noticeable braking system issues, it does seem that this Indiana-based e-rideables company need to fine-tune this heavy duty hoverboard’s braking system.

The Swagtron App and Bluetooth Speakers

To ride the Swagtron T6, you have to press the power on/power off button located on the left side of the board just below the foot pad. The foot pad is pretty rugged, and it’s good anti-slip properties so that you when you plant your feet on the pads, they’ll stay there until you decide to move them to some other location.

When you press the power on button, that’s when you learn that the hoverboard is a real self-balancing electric scooter….because it rights itself up from whatever position it was in before you powered it up.

Once the device’s foot pads face upward, two indicators light up, a blue one and a green one. The blue light indicator shows up on the left side of the foot pad, and that’s the battery life indicator that displays 5 bars if the battery has been charged to its full capacity. As for the green indicator on the right side of the platform, that’s the self-balancing feature and is there to let you when there are issues relating to board balance.

To fully control the Swagtron T6, you’ll have to download the Swagtron app from Google App Store. The app is pretty easy to set up, but the Swagtron T3 and T580 usually show up before the T6 comes on the screen. To access the Swagtron T6 and calibrate the hoverboard to your liking, you’ll have to swipe left until the T6 becomes available on your smartphone’s screen.

How Well Does the Swagtron App Work?

You’ll always have to do a bit of swiping on the screen to choose the Swagtron hoverboard you’re trying to configure. And that sucks a bit. Plus it’s not like the settings you choose (such as the beginner mode or advanced mode) stick. You’ll have to set up the kind of ride specs you want every time the bug bites and you want to see the outdoors a bit.

So, the app could work better. It does function well enough, but some users have complained of glitches happening now and then. One of the most commons Swagtron issues I’ve heard is that it can suddenly decide to be unresponsive. Well, the app being unresponsive isn’t like a widespread issue, but that it happens some of the time is a valid concern.

In some cases, users have seen their board controls not working at all, sometimes to the extent where the hoverboard owner opts to return the product. App glitches aren’t rare for e-rideables, but I since this hoverboard lacks a handheld remote for board controls, the app is one area Swagtron should give laser-focused attention. That’s because an unreliable app gives riders an unreliable hoverboard.

Bluetooth Connectivity 

This hoverboard comes with two speakers that connect to the Hoverboard’s Bluetooth technology so you can stream some really cool music from your phone or tablet. This connect works well, and the speakers put out good quality sound. But they could be better quality than that.

Now, the music is loud enough for you and your hoverboard riding buddy to have a nice little party on wheels. But the Bluetooth speakers aren’t loud enough to wake up the whole neighborhood for when you want to show them you can be really bad when you choose to be a horrible person!

Swagtron T6 Safe Riding Credentials

How safe is the Swagtron T6 hoverboard? I like that this self-balancing scooter boasts the UL2772 certification. But that’s not anything special as pretty much all self-balancing scooters these days come certified to the UL 2272 safety standard for hoverboards.

To meet the UL 2272 requirements, the product in question goes through a battery of safety tests and only gets the endorsement after it passes all of them. This certification mainly focuses on assessing an e-scooter’s electrical safety by testing battery safety (usually lithium ion batteries) in various riding and hoverboard storage situations.

The testing people perform a focused assessment that determines the hoverboard’s ability to withstand impact and how well the e-scooter handles water exposure (water resistance). The comprehensive safety testing also seeks to determine the hoverboard’s overall tolerance to extreme temperatures so that your device doesn’t blow up when you’re cruising to some destination on a really hot summer day.

But the UL 2272 rating has absolutely nothing to do with the approved hoverboard’s performance. So, let no one convince you to choose the T6, Swagtron T3, or T5 or any other hoverboard just because it’s UL 2272 certified. But at least, having the rating on this little self-balancing two-wheeled vehicle is no guarantee does inspire quite some peace-of-mind.

Best Swagtron T6 Hoverboard Alternative

I’m not going to waste your time giving you a list of all Swagtron T6 hoverboard alternatives. I know lists can be a little overwhelming at times. For that reason, and I’m going to cut to the chase and

So, what conclusion does this review and all the Swagtron T6 off-road self-balancing scooter customer reviews on Amazon and other places support?

As far as reliability of the Swagtron T6 hoverboard, it does seem like there’s a bit of work that needs to be done. The battery could work better and last longer, too. And, the motors could be a little more powerful for better navigation of hilly terrain. Additionally, the braking system probably needs a bit of improvement. And the app isn’t the best it could be.

So, is there a hoverboard that’s similar to the Swagtron in many ways and costs around the same price but performs remarkably better and provides noticeably better reliability? The answer is yes, there’s such as a hoverboard, and it’s none other than the Gyroor Warrior 8.5″ all-terrain off-road hoverboard.

Like the Swagtron T6, the Gyroor Warrior is a hoverboard that’s suitable for on-road and off-road use. Similarly, this alternative Swagtron T6 hoverboard offers Bluetooth Speakers and LED Lights so you can listen to some really nice music as you explore your neighborhood on those lazy Sunday afternoons.

What’s more, the Gyroor Warrior is also a UL2272 certified self balancing electric scooter. That means it comes with a safe, certified battery and isn’t likely to explode during use. But hey, it’s not rare for hoverboards to explode and cause everyone around the scene to experience terror firsthand. I’m just saying that UL 2272 rated hoverboards such as the Swagtron T6 and the Gyroor Warrior are for the most part safe hoverboards. 

Customer Reviews

This gal spent some time poring through tons of hoverboard customer reviews on Amazon and a couple other places online. I really wanted to know what real users of these two comparable off-road hoverboards felt about each product. And, while most of the readers of this outdoor recreation blog tend to choose the Swagtron T6 over the Gyroor Warrior, the Gyroor Warrior appeared to have much better (more positive) reviews than the Swagtron.

While the T6 managed to earn a 3.9 out of a possible 5 star rating, its beastly nemesis the Gyroor Warrior had a 4.6 star rating. These ratings looks even more interesting when you glance at the number of raters. The 3.9 rating for the T6 came from just 398 respondents compared to an amazing star rating of 4.6 emanating from 1,747 ratings!

And the best part? The Gyroor Warrior comes in at a lower and more affordable price point than  the T6. Can you believe the Warrior offers more motor power (700W) than the T6 (600W) even though it’s cheaper?

Clearly, a lot more riders who bought the Gyroor Warrior were happier with their purchase than their counterparts that chose to bet on the other horse, the T6. I (and Jason) believe that the Gyroor Warrior is a better deal than the Swagtron. Take a look at the Gyroor Warrior off-road hoverboard below.

Gyroor Warrior Off-Road hoverboard, 8.5
A UL 2272 rated hoverboard that offers Bluetooth connectivity and LED lights for safety when hoverboarding at night. Compared to the Swagtron T6, the Gyroor Warrior offers greater reliability.

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Swagtron T6 Review: Verdict

So, what conclusion does this review and all the Swagtron T6 off-road self-balancing scooter customer reviews on Amazon and other places support?

As far as reliability of the Swagtron T6 hoverboard, it does seem like there’s a bit of urgent work needed. The battery could work better and last longer. The motors could be a little more powerful for better navigation of hilly terrain, and the braking system probably needs a bit of improvement. And the app isn’t the best it could be.

But the product is a sturdy construction that looks nice and works great for lots of hoverboard riders out there. The vehicle’s hill climbing power is also good but could be better. What’s more, the product is UL 2272 rated and tolerates temperatures, muddy riding conditions, and the occasional splash pretty well.

Overall, the Swagtron T6 self-balancing electric scooter would be an awesome product if it didn’t have a bunch of reliability issues detracting from its utility. Surely, you and everyone else deserve better reliability at that price.

But you know? You can always return your Swagtron T6 if it disappoints you and you can’t find a way to make it work without issues. And Swagtron has always paid for return shipping. Maybe you could give the T6 a chance, huh? You never know…..

Best Hoverboard for Heavy Adults

Best hoverboard for heavy adults

The best hoverboard for heavy adults comes with a declared weight limit deemed suitable for large, heavy riders. According to the CDC, heavier than average men weigh over 197.80 lbs while women who weigh over 170.50 lbs are considered heavier than average. I present 5 heavy-duty hoverboards that offer considerably high weight limits.

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Without further ado, here’s a list of 5 hoverboards suited to large-framed folks:

5 Best Hoverboards for Heavy Adults:

 

1. Swagtron Outlaw T6 Hoverboard For Big Adults (400 lbs Best for Very Heavy riders)

2. Jetson V6 Electric Scooter (Weight Limit 300 lbs)

3. Gyroor G-F1 Big Rider Hoverboard (Limit: 265 lbs)

 

4. Tomoloo Q2 Large Rider Hoverboard (Limit: 265 lbs)

 

5. EPIKGO Sport Plus Self Balancing Scooter (Limit: 240 lbs)

Best Hoverboard for Heavy Adults Reviews

 

Let’s now scrutinize the features each of these 5 best options present to help you decide which one best serves your needs.

1. Swagtron Outlaw T6 Hoverboard for Heavy Adults Review

 

With 10 inch tubeless, rugged rubber tires made from infused nylon, the 31 lbs 600W Swagtron T6 is the only hoverboard (as of this writing) that can handle 400-plus loads. We hear of 1,000 lbs people from time to time, but do such folks ever ride hoverboards? No, they don’t, and for obvious reasons.

Its body is mainly composed of two super durable materials, aluminum and ABS plastic, a kind of plastic that’s known for strength, safety, and durability. The board is UL 1272 rated and the battery’s production meets the UL1271 safety standards. The board is less like to overheat or explode.

Charging the battery requires about 3 hours, and a single charge lasts between 1 and 2 hours , and that translates into a 7 to 12 miles range. But you’re a little stout, meaning you should expect a relatively lower range and slower speed. A large—framed buddy of mine weighs 300 lbs, and he gets just 7 miles while riding at a top speed of 9 mph on a flat, smooth surface.

The board’s 10 inch tubeless tires never go flat, and there are few terrains such wheels won’t handle. Grass, snow, gravel, sand, mud, name it. I looked at this hoverboard once, and I instantly know I was looking at a package that’d resulted from high-quality materials assembled using superior engineering. I haven’t seen sturdier hoverboards of any kind, really. I’m 160’ish lbs, and the Swagtron T6 with a weight limit of 420lbs stood defiantly against my weight.

This Swagtron hoverboard is good for both large-framed beginner adults as well as pros. The device is operated using an app that lets the rider choose one of three experience levels namely Learning mode, Standard mode, and Advanced mode. The Beginner and Standard riding modes are pretty slow, but the Advanced mode tops out at 12 miles per hour. Now, that’s really fast, but do you really want to go that fast when you’re heavier than most adults?

Finally, this off-road hoverboard for heavier adults comes with led lights for your safety at all times. And you can soothe your soul with good music during rides. One more thing, this hoverboard is IPX4 water resistant, meaning it can tolerate light showers as well as the occasional splash.

Pros

  • 10″ all-terrain wheels with tubeless tires
  • IPX4 water resistant
  • Extremely sturdy construction
  • Affordable, portable hoverboard with a carrying handle
  • App for monitoring speed, battery life, and more

Cons

  • Some reviewers experienced app glitches
  • 600W motor not the most powerful
  • Hoverboard bulkier than most
  • No remarkable speed difference between beginner and intermediate riding mode

 

The app reportedly doesn’t always work very smoothly. And some riders (and that includes me) haven’t noticed any difference between the Learning mode and the Standard mode. Aside from that, it’s a self balancing large adults hoverboard that’s worth the money.

2. Jetson V6 Heavy-duty Electric Scooter Review

 

At 23 lbs, motor power of 700W (350W dual hub motor), a rechargeable battery that takes roughly 2 hours to siphon out a full charge, customizable front led lights for nighttime safety, the UL 2272 rated Jetson V6 self balancing scooter isn’t exceptional. It’s pretty much like other mid-range and budget hoverboards on the market

One area where the jetson V6 shines is its build quality and capacity to accommodate heavier than average adults up to a limit of 300 lbs. With 8 inch tires, you can ride pretty much everywhere. A 36 V, 4.4Ah lithium ion battery propels the scooter at 6 mph on the beginner, 8 mph on the intermediate, and 10 mph on the Advanced mode. The maximum range is 15 miles, or roughly 10 miles for a large, heavy hoverboarder. But I doubt this e-vehicle will transport a very heavy rider up a 20% incline as claimed.

This self balancing scooter features two Bluetooth modules. One Bluetooth module enables connection to the Ride Jetson App while the other connects to the device’s Bluetooth speaker. The app consistently reports on battery life, riding speed, and tracks travel time. You can even use the app to adjust steering sensitivity, and even set up auto shutoff time for the device.

Additionally, this adults hoverboard features 3 battery indicator lights that communicate battery status. A green light means the battery still has 50% of the charge, a yellow light indicates you have between 20% to 49% power remaining, and a red light means the battery capacity has dipped below 20%, and that you should charge it. DON’T allow charge depletion below 20% as the device shuts down at the 10% mark!

Pros

  • Customizable led lights for night riding
  • Features battery indicator lights
  • Learning mode for heavy beginners
  • UL2272 product safety rated
  • 30-day moneyback and 1-year warranty
  • Available in 4 color choices

Cons

  • Not the cheapest

 

Overall, the Jetson V6 is a great bet for large adults. The best part? The hoverboard boasts a considerably high maximum weight limit of 300 lbs. That makes it a good hoverboard for larger, taller, heavier hoverboarders.

3. 8.5 Inch Gyroor F1 Large Heavy Rider Hoverboard Review

 

When I first saw the 8.5 Inch, two 350W dual motors(700W) Gyroor F1 hoverboard, I concluded it’s the most stylish hoverboard I’d ever seen. The brains behind this engineering marvel claim to have got their inspiration from Formula 1 racing cars. Small wonder the hoverboard looks like a miniature Formula 1 racing car.

This adults hoverboard looks really cool, and “sturdy” is hardly adequate to describe how strong it felt when I hopped on it. Like the Tomoloo Q2, this hoverboard works well for small adults riders as well as those weighing nearly 265 lbs. Also, the e-scooter provides a bit more foot space than its competitors, as much play area as you’ll need Mr. big man.

Its body consists of 85% lightweight aluminum, the rest is ABS plastic. I can’t think of a better combination of quality and strength. The body looks pretty thin, too. But if you think the board would snap if a big rider stepped on the hoverboard, or rode it at top speed, think again!

The hoverboard features really smooth 8.5 inch wheels that supposedly withstand all kinds of terrains. But while the Gyroor F1 is a good off-road riding self balancing scooter for heavyset riders, it’s not the most rugged hoverboard I’ve seen.

This board’s 36V, 4.4Ah detachable Samsung lithium ion battery pack fully charges in 2 hours, gifting the rider a maximum range of 9.5 miles at a top speed of 9.95 mph. Not the fastest hoverboard, and not the greatest range. But its not the slowest option around, nor is 9.5 miles a small range.

The tires of this smart self balancing hoverboard are tall, strong, and wide enough for even the heaviest hoverboarder. They’re also super smooth, giving the impression they were formulated for smooth surfaces.

Like other hoverboards in that price range, the Gyroor F1 features nice led lights. You also get an app to customize the device’s led lights. Aside from that, you can chose to set up single-color led lights or flashing led lights in a variety of exciting colors. I like that.

But there’s more. The app supports Bluetooth connectivity that lets them select either child or adult riding mode, meaning the hoverboard is good for both heavier kids and adults. You can also play music via the built-in Bluetooth music speaker, adjust riding speed, track distance traveled, and monitor battery life. This speaker produces much better sound than most. Plus, there’s the optional exciting formula 1-like racing sounds that further enriches your ride.

What about product safety certifications? Few competitors boast of that many certifications. The board itself is UL2272 certified, and the battery UL2271 protected. It’s also FCC and CE rated, meaning it’s been produced against extremely stringent safety standards. Additionally, the hoverboard is RoH certified.

Pros

  • RoH, FCC, CE, UL2271, and UL 2272 certified
  • Tall, wide SUV rubber tires that handle large loads well
  • Sturdy structure and customizable led lights
  • Great price with good hill climbing power (up to 30% inclines)
  • IP54 water resistant
  • Pro quality Bluetooth speaker
  • Smartphone app provides child and adult riding mode
  • Comfortable non-slip footpads

Cons

  • More expensive than most
  • Not rugged enough for off-road riding

 

Good hoverboards with an exceptionally high load capacity don’t just happen. Great engineering and superior quality components come together to make it all happen.

4. 6.5 Inch Tomoloo Q2 Large Rider Hoverboard Review

 

The 6.5 inch Tomoloo hoverboard may be a product from a little-known Chinese company, but that doesn’t mean its frame won’t comfortably carry heavy riders. In fact, this 6.5 inch hoverboard rides with little struggle even when a 265 lbs hoverboarder stands on it. For a 17.2 lbs hoverboard, that’s impressive strength.

Tomoloo says that the material used for its body is what Apple uses to produce those alluring, long-lasting iPhones. If that claim is true, the materials include aluminum, iron, carbon, chrome, nickel, and more.

With a 4.3Ah lithium ion battery, the hoverboard affords regular-weight riders a 6 mile range at a top speed of 7.5 miles. 3 and 3.5 hours give the battery a full charge, and a single charge allows for adventures spanning 60 to 90 minutes. However, large hoverboarders should be ready for a shorter battery run time and range.

With the app, controlling the hoverboard becomes pretty easy. The app displays real-time data on speed, battery life, and distance traveled. But it gets even better. You can create really nice led lights patterns to enhance the overall feel of your ride. And at night, those same led lights announce your presence to oncoming drivers.

Pros

  • App+Bluetooth speaker for music-ful rides
  • A solid build comprising high-quality components
  • Nice range and maximum speed for normal weight riders
  • LED lights with colorful patterns
  • Affordable and UL 2272 certified
  • Great for both adults and kids

Cons

  • Battery charging time short but not the shortest
  • 6.5 inch wheel size not the best for rough road riding

 

Tomoloo may not be the most famous hoverboard brand to ever appear on the hoverboarding scene, but its product is a decent device sold at a reasonable price point. Adults across the weight divide will love this option.

5. EPIKGo Sport Plus Self Balancing Scooter for Heavy Adults Review

 

The 8.5 inch EPIKGo Sport Plus Self Balancing Scooter demonstrates a maximum load capacity of 240 lbs. At that load capacity, the EPIKGO offers a little more weight-bearing capacity than average (220 lbs). Plus, the device provides a little more foot space than most hoverboards, making it ideal for heavyset adults.

The 31lbs hoverboard is heavier than most. Its durable aluminum alloy frame boosts the board’s wight-carrying so heavier adults can ride safely. With 8.5 inch wheels from the company’s Sport Series and two 400W hub motors, the 800W EPIKGO Sport Plus is your best bet for scaling 30% inclines in style.

With an LG battery that charges in just 2 hours, you’ll enjoy fun-packed 60 minutes of all-terrain riding from a single charge. The battery supposedly uses fast-charging technology, but some batteries need only 1 hour to charge — nothing special there.

Range-wise, the board gives the large hoverboarder 12 miles max. That’s better than what many boards give. The EPIKGO Sport Plus reaches a top speed of 12 mph if the surface is flat and smooth. At least, that’s what the smart control app showed when I tested this self balancing board.

The battery is UL2271 certified, and the hoverboard has reportedly passed though a whole slew of safety and performance tests that guarantee complete safety and worry-free fun. The board shouldn’t catch fire or combust easily, but no cast-iron safety guarantees, you know. Still, knowing that EPIKGO conducted 159 tests geared toward boosting product safety inspires confidence.

This semi-submersible self-balancing board is IP56 rated. An IP56 rated hoverboard won’t easily get damaged by dust and other harmful solid deposits. Nor would strong jets of water destroy it. With this rating, sloshing through puddles shouldn’t worry you.

Also, this adults hoverboard features built-in 4.0 Bluetooth speakers that have you rock as you scoot around. And the scooter’s self balancing technology ensures you don’t bail all the time.

Pros

  • High motor output
  • Battery UL2271 certified
  • Hoverboard UL 2272 certified
  • IP56 waterproof resistant
  • Hoverboard safety confirmed via 159 safety tests
  • Features alloy wheels paired with tall, tubeless tires
  • App connectivity
  • I-year warranty
  • High top speed of 12 mph
  • A range of 12 miles from a single charge
  • Great for steep inclines

Cons

  • Price out of sync with maximum load tolerance
  • Wheels not great for going over sand or mud

 

Yes, the EPIKGO Sport Plus self balancing scooter costs significantly more than some beginner and pro hoverboards I’ve reviewed. While this is a heavy duty self balancing board, I feel its $750-plus price point (as of this writing) is pretty steep.

Some might even call it a rip-off given that its siblings the EPIKGO Classic and EPIKGO Balance cost almost 50% cheaper and offer more or less the same features and weight-handling capacity. But to be fair, the EPIKGO Sport Plus delivers a much higher hill climbing capacity and slightly better range.

Why Hoverboards Have Weight Limits

 

Hoverboard manufacturers want you to squeeze out much value out of your hoverboard. They’ve spent massive resources testing hoverboards to enhance product safety and determine each item’s maximum weight capacity. But that won’t happen if you refuse to heed to their maximum weight limit advice.

To determine the maximum load limit, hoverboard manufacturers take a number of factors into consideration. These factors include mainly the materials used, wheel size, motor capacity, battery power. Together, these aspects determine your board’s lower and upper weight limit, its max speed, and even acceleration .

Aluminum, for example, holds heavier loads than ABS plastic or polycarbonate. Similarly, larger, stronger wheels carry bigger weights than smaller ones. And of course, hoverboards with higher battery capacity and more powerful motors have considerably higher maximum weight limits than others.

Hoverboard Minimum Weight Limit

 

Hoverboards have two weight limits: the minimum load limit and a maximum weight limit. Most hoverboards have a stated minimum weight limit of 44 lbs. If you weigh less than 44 lbs and step on any hoverboard, it just won’t respond.

Every hoverboard manufacturer recommends these self balancing scooters as suitable for riders over the age 12. But why age 12 when 4 year-old boys weigh 30-44 lbs and girls 25-44 lbs on average according to Cincinnati Children’s hospital? Admittedly, 4-year-olds are heavy enough to ride a hoverboard. However, they may not have developed enough coordination to ride a hoverboard safely.

At age 12, the average human (male) weighs 66-130 lbs and the female weighs 68-136 lbs. At this age range, both sexes can handle fair complex activities including balancing on and safely riding a hoverboard.

Maximum Hoverboard Weight Limit

 

Every hoverboard also comes with a declared maximum weight limit. For most hoverboards, the maximum weight limit hovers around 220 lbs. But some options weigh much less while others can accommodate heavier loads. One of the hoverboards in these heavy rider hoverboard reviews holds as much as 420 lbs! Whether you weigh 250 lbs or 400 lbs, you should find a suitable hoverboard here.

What If I’m Heavier Than My Board’s Max Weight Limit?

 

Your hoverboard becomes awfully slow even on plain terrains. As for climbing hills, forget it! Also, the battery life of an overloaded hoverboard demonstrates noticeably reduced performance and longevity. Imagine getting a range of 5 miles when the self balancing scooter typically delivers 10 miles. Not fair, huh?

Additionally, exceeding the weight limit is a surefire way to kill the board’s motor. And what could happen if you keep exerting excessive weight over the electronics underneath?

But would stepping on a lower capacity hoverboard occasionally damage it? No. Similarly, it’s unlikely your board will snap just because you weigh 220 lbs and its upper limit stands at 200 lbs. Still, you should buy a hoverboard that matches your body weight.

What the Ideal Hoverboard for Heavy Riders Looks Like

 

The ideal heavy rider hoverboard has a super solid build and never feels flimsy. When you look at it, it looks pretty sturdy. It looks like it was made for the heaviest hoverboarder in the world, and the materials used are high quality. In most cases, such a hoverboard has large tires with tread crafted for the harshest riding conditions.

The battery pack for a hoverboard designed for high rider weight should be very good quality. A heavy-duty hoverboard has tons of work to do, and if the battery lacks the capacity to power the ride, the board won’t be very useful. As for the motor, it should be powerful enough to propel the hoverboard when a large-framed person is riding it.

What About IP Ratings?

 

Finally, the best hoverboard for massive riders often comes with a declared International Protection rating for water resistance. With a water resistant self balancing board, you won’t worry when it’s drizzling outside. Virtually all hoverboards these days are water resistant to varying degrees.

Additionally, the best board features large rubber wheels, anti-slip foot pads, a carrying handle, battery indicators, an app control system, and great sound quality from its Bluetooth speakers. Also, that board comes with adequate certification, efficient battery management system, properly working board balancing technologies, and effective fenders (braking system).

Given all these considerations, what kind of hoverboard do you think would be best for a heavy rider? Off-road hoverboards come to mind. Off-road options are generally well-built, have large wheels with intelligently engineered tread, and many have more powerful motors than regular hoverboards.

Best Hoverboard for Heavy Riders: Verdict

 

Having considered several important aspects about all 5 self balancing boards, I’m convinced that the Swagtron T6 heavy-duty hoverboard is the best electric scooter for big riders.

The hoverboard offers nothing really special, but its ability to keep large hoverboarders supported throughout their riding session is remarkable.

With a maximum weight-tolerance capacity of 420 lbs, it provides enough sturdiness to comfortably transport even the stoutest riders. Additionally, its large 10 inch rubber tires make it a venerable all-terrain hoverboard. It’s one of the most rugged hoverboards ever designed.

Regardless your riding experience, you should easily find a hoverboard that works for you at Amazon or wherever.

Best Hoverboards for beginners

Best hoverboards for beginners

The best hoverboards for beginners are well-built with high-quality parts that work together to deliver a smooth, safe ride. The battery lasts between 1 and 3 hours. Additionally, the build should be good, its motor powerful, but it shouldn’t be too heavy. Plus, the best hoverboards for beginners don’t always cost out the wazoo.

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5 Best Hoverboards for beginners

 

Here’s a list of some of the best hoverboards for beginners sold at Amazon as of this post’s date.

 

1. Swagtron T6 Outlaw Off-road Beginners Hoverboard (Best for Off-road riding)

best beginner hoverboards

2. UL2272 Certified Q2 Tomoloo Beginners Hoverboard (Best Overall)

best hoverboards for beginners

 

3. 6″ XtremepowerUS beginners Hoverboard

best hoverboards for begiinners

4. Hover H1 Self Balancing Scooter for Beginners

 

5. GoTrax Hovwerfly ECO Beginners Hoverboard

*not available at Amazon as of this writing.

Two More Good Electric Scooters for Beginners

 

The Swagtron T1 and Swagtron T3 are also pretty decent e-scooters for beginners. Like the Swagtron T6, the Swagtron T1 and T3 offer different riding modes. beginners are best advised to learn hoverboarding with the training or learning mode before graduating to the other modes. The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 would also a good bet for beginners, but its battery life isn’t great.

Admittedly, though, pretty much all the hoverboard options reviewed here boast similar features with very small variations. Describing battery life, the top speed reached, led lights, tires. and other features for the different choices feels like reviewing the same product, But I’m not saying all these electric scooters have the exact same features.

1. Swagtron T6 Outlaw Off-road Beginner Hoverboard Review

 

Is the Swagtron T6 the best hoverboard with Bluetooth from Swagtron? I think so,. Swagtron makes some of the best self balancing electric scooters out there. Compared to its siblings and even many other options from other hoverboard brands, the Swagtron T6 is bigger, heavier, faster, and better. It comes with safety features such as the UL 2272 certification and the Sentry Shield protection for the battery so you can ride in perfect peace.

While other hoverboards weigh around 20lbs, the Swagtron T6 weighs 30.55 lbs. Well, that’s a little heavy, but it’s still portable over short distances thanks to an ergonomically designed carry handle.

I stepped on this hoverboard, and the build was super solid. This sturdy construction aided by a superior self balancing technology keeps beginners riding upright the whole time. It’s like Swagtron had gone all out and procured the finest materials they could get just to pour all of them into this all-terrain hoverboard. Another aspect that sets the Swagtron 6T apart from the rest is its maximum weight limit of 420 lbs. That’s almost twice the 220 lbs weight capacity its competitors offer.

The Swagtron is a real monster as far as riding over rough terrain whether that be mud, sand, grass, or small rocks. Its 10 inch high-tread air-filled rubber tires are designed to tackle the roughest surfaces. If you’re looking for the best rugged hoverboard for off-road riding, the Swagtron doesn’t disappoint.

The Swagtron T6 delivers between 7 and 12 range per charge and a maximum speed of 12 mph. It’s likely the fastest hoverboard ever made. The battery charges in about 3 hours and lasts you between 2.5 and 3 hours. I’ve not heard reviewers complaining of a crappy battery with this all-terrain self-balancing scooter.

But while Swagtron says this hoverboard climbs 30 degree hills better than most, I’m not very sure ….. I mean, the thing comes fitted with 300W dual motors, and there’s only so much torque to be had at that motor power.

The Swagtron App works with Bluetooth technology and lets you rock out as you ride. There are safety led lights,too, and anti slip pads that prevent the feet of beginners  from sliding all over the platform.

But what makes the Swagtron T6 great for beginners in hoverboarding? The e-scooter comes with three skill modes namely Learning mode, Standard mode, and Advanced mode. As your confidence on the board grows, you can easily switch over to faster modes. Just press and hold the power button for a couple seconds until you get the desired mode.

Pros

  • Exceptional high weight limit
  • Has a ruggedly cool look
  • LED lights for safety
  • Gives beginners a learning mode
  • Ergonomic carry handle for easy portability
  • App and Bluetooth tech for endless music
  • Super fast with a great range
  • Splash and dirt resistant
  • Very large rugged tubeless tires that devour all kinds of terrain

Cons

  • A relatively steep price tag
  • App seems to have issues
  • Learning and Standard mode don’t seem different

 

Quality costs money, you know.  But some users have complained about the app with some saying the app is nothing but trouble, and that they couldn’t activate the self-balancing feature. ]But it didn’t seem like  the problem affected everyone. Also noted that the learning mode and standard rode more or less the same.

2. UL 2272 Certified Q2 Tomoloo Hoverboard for Beginners and Kids Review

 

Good for both beginners and kids, the Tomoloo Q2 with Bluetooth boasts boatloads of positive customer reviews on Amazon and elsewhere. Even though this hoverboard is made in China, the company (Tomoloo) produces products with verified UL 2272 certification for safety.

The 4.3 Ah lithium battery takes about 3 hours to 3.5 hours to fully charge, and it comes with the UL2271 certification for Small Electric Vehicles. Built to support a maximum weight limit of 220 lbs, it pushes its dual system motor to climb gentle slopes (15 degrees) with ease. On steeper inclines, this hoverboard slows down to a stop.

The outercasing seems well made. The material used is like what you see on the typical iPhone; it withstands relatively high temperatures and shouldn’t catch fire easily.

The tires are 6.5″ (165mm), and they’re made of rubber and not plastic. They’re tough and large enough different kinds of terrain. The vehicle offers a maximum speed of 7.5 miles per hour and range of 6 miles.

Pair this self balancing scooter to your phone’s Bluetooth technology and enjoy cool music as you tour the neighborhood. Not everyone likes having that funny, heavily accented Chinese woman voice that says “you’re connecting to BlueTooth” ,though. LED lights that change color with your music add a really cool touch to your experience. And at just 17.2 lbs, the hoverboard is easy to carry, much lighter than most.

Pros

  • A lightweight but sturdy hoverboard
  • Hoverboard and battery UL 2272 and UL 2271 certified respectively
  • Tall, rubber tires
  • Beautiful LED lights
  • BlueTooth enabled
  • Reasonable speed and range
  • Available in several colors (black, pink, gray, red, blue, and yellow)

Cons

  • Not enough torque for uphill adventures

Overall, it’s a great buy for the money. But while this hoverboard is kid-friendly, it’s recommended that kids younger than 12 should NOT use the product.

 

3. 6.0 Inch XtremepowerUS Beginner Hoverboard Review

 

With a price point hovering around $200 as of this writing, the XtremepowerUS is a good enough hoverboard for kids and beginners. But it’s not the most powerful or fastest hoverboard available. The name XtremepowerUS is somewhat misleading.

A friend recently let me ride this 350W dual hub motor hoverboard. While I can’t say many negative things about it, I won’t praise it too much either.

With 6.5 inch air-filled rubber tires, it tackles rough terrain with relative ease. But when I tried riding it over mud and loose dirt, it didn’t demonstrate impressive performance.

The manufacturer claims the ExtremepowerUS is good enough for 17-degree inclines. However, the vehicle struggled a little too much.

As for range, only weightless riders who travel over super smooth terrain could squeeze the advertised 15 miles out this hoverboard! For me, it was more like 9 miles, and I weigh 160-ish lbs. Regarding maximum speed, I got 7.5 mph and not 8.6 mph as the manufacturer claims. But I’d have rode faster if I were lighter, huh?

The 2Ah lithium ion battery and charger meets stringent SGS safety standards and takes 2-3 hours to charge completely. However, the battery doesn’t last very long. You get a max run time of around 30 minutes. That’s certainly a bummer for anyone looking to enjoy longer ride time. But a short battery life isn’t unexpected at such price points.

Build-wise, this budget hoverboard felt reasonably sturdy. It looked great overall, but not exceptional.

I hopped on the XtremepowerUS., and it supported my weight without feeling like it’d snap suddenly. The hoverboard is good for a maximum load limit of 160 lbs. The vehicle certainly wasn’t designed for large-framed riders. I also noticed areas where the paintwork had scratched off.

Pros

  • Good build at an equally great price
  • Bight LED lights for night riding
  • Better range than many at that price point
  • Insanely attractive price point
  • Inbuilt speaker $ Bluetooth enabled
  • Portable
  • Maximum speed good enough

Cons

  • Struggles during uphill rides
  • Range and speed a bit exaggerated
  • Not great for rough road riding
  • Not ideal for very heavy riders
  • Paintwork could be better
  • Battery lasts 30 minutes

 

At that price, the buyer gets enough value for their money. But a $200-ish hoverboard is as good as it gets at that price point.

4. 6.5″ GoTrax Hoverfly ECO Beginner Hoverboard Review

If you’re hunting around for a colorful beginner-friendly 6.5″ hoverboard that ensures your safety as your ride, the GoTrax Hoverfly is a good bet. The hoverboard comes with a learning mode so beginners and kids, standing on anti-slip foot pads, can ride without worrying about bailing. To toggle between modes, just press a button at the rear twice and it’s done.

The hoverboard comes in a wide array of exciting and somewhat unique colors including Mars red, Nebula black, Neptune blue, and Alien green among others. Have you ever seen an Alien green or Neptune blue hoverboard of any kind? Me neither.

When you’re zipping around at 7.5 mph on 6.5″ tires and the battery dies, just grab the 20 lbs hoverboard, put it in its carry bag, and walk the rest of the trip. But with its two 250W hub motors, don’t expect magic when going uphill.

I love that the battery charges extremely fast, reaching capacity in just 1 hour.  And with a single charge, you may get up to 12 miles of range as per GoTrax (or roughly 1.5 hours). But I didn’t see more than 10 miles when I tested the device.

This electric self balancing scooter stands solidly against weight limits of up to 220 lbs. Obviously, heavier beginner riders may have to pick something else.

LED lights warn you that the battery is about to die. And at night, hard-to-miss lights make it easy for drivers to spot you and take care. But there’s no listening to your favorite musician as you ride around since the small e-vehicle lacks Bluetooth technology and speakers. But who likes listening to that foreign sound saying, “you’re now connected to Bluetooth?”

I’d have been nice, though, if there’s an app to help with basic data processing such as showing the current speed and remaining batter life.

Pros

  • Great for both regular and off-road riding
  • Affordable and UL 2272 certified
  • LED lights that announce “battery low”
  • Safety lights for night travel
  • Maximum range of up to 1.5 hours
  • Light enough; portable
  • Battery charges very fast

Cons

  • Not the greatest bet for doing inclines
  • Small motor power
  • No Bluetooth

5. Hover H1 Self Balancing Scooter for Beginners Review

 

What makes the Hover 1 hoverboard a great choice for beginners? It’s affordable, looks nice, features super audible built-in Bluetooth speakers, and the battery charges reasonably quickly (2.5 hours). Also, the built-in 4.3Ah lithium ion battery comes with overcharge and discharge protection.

More important, the Hover 1 offers beginners a training mode. And the beginner mode lets beginners ride at a low speed of about 4.5 mph. The hoverboard is IPX4 is water resistant, too, but don’t ride it through puddles. Additionally, the hoverboard is sturdy enough for riders as heavy as 264 lbs compared to just 220 lbs others are built for.

The build is pretty good. However, it’s not metallic. Don’t let the Amazon product picture deceive you. And at 22lbs, the e-scooter is easy to carry.

Download the Hover-1 Hoverboard companion App, pair it with your phone via Bluetooth, and you suddenly have tons of convenience in your hands. Via this app, you can track battery life, mileage, view current board speed and access customer support.

You can also access the product’s user manual, change skill levels (modes), and customize the product’s led lights. Well, users in the past have complained that the app came with a few glitches, but I noted the app was recently updated and boasts over 100,000 downbloads on Google Play.

Once your experience level increases and you want more speed, turn to the hoverboard’s Intermediate or Advanced mode. The hoverboard is supposed to offer a maximum speed of 9 mph, but anyone who’s experimented with the Advanced mode says the vehicle goes faster than it’s given credit for. And at 9 miles, the range is decent, too.

I chose the Advanced mode and started off down a pretty smooth, flat surface. When I looked at the app, I was moving at 10.5 mph! But I don’t want absolute beginners hurtling down the road at 10+ mph even when they’re wearing sufficient protection.  Too much velocity is dangerous for beginners, you know.

Pros

  • A feature-packed budget hoverboard
  • App boosts convenience
  • A decent range
  • Maximum speed higher than given credit for
  • Battery lasts nearly 2 hours
  • Offers training mode
  • IPX4 water resistance
  • A high weight limit

Cons

  • Not the best for off-road riding

 

It may be a budget mode, but don’t underestimate its potency.  It’s more capable than most electric scooters in that price range.

Best Hoverboards for Beginners Buying Guide

 

Consider these 5 factors and end up with a self-balancing motorized scooter you won’t want to stop riding.

1. Maximum Speed and Range

 

Hoverboard models such as Swagway boast of their amazing 20+ mile range, but they’re the exception. With most hooverboard options, expect no more than 10 miles in range, but some stay strong up to 15 miles.

As a beginner, you’re more concerned about having fun rather than getting to your destination at breakneck speed. Some self balancing scooters can be painfully slow, even slower than a human walking normally at 4 miles per hour! But some can deliver as much as 10 mph. In fact, some models such as PhunkeeDuck and Swagtron claim to reach 12 mph!

But even 12 mph may seem like too slow for a machine that expensive. And recent research suggests that humans can run as fast as 40 mph. But what record has the fastest human sprinter broken? Usain Bolt managed just 28 mph in a 100m sprint, and that wasn’t even for the entire run.

Anything between 7 and 10 mph is a fast-enough hoverboard, in my opinion. In the end, though, it’s the weight of the ride, the terrain, and the gradient of the riding surface that determine both range and speed.

2. Weight of the Self Balancing Scooter

 

I’ve seen 17-pound hoverboards, but even the lightest ones don’t actually hoover! A mean buddy thinks anyone who calls these devices hoverboards is a complete retard! What do you think? Forgive me for now, I’ll keep calling them hoverboards so everyone stays on the same page.

My advice is choose a relatively light hoverboard. Most hoverboards weigh between 20 and 30 pounds. Generally, the lighter the better, unless they’re too light it begins to feel like quality has been compromised.

 

3. The Build Quality of the Hoverboard

 

Hoverboards for kids and beginners many not hover at all, but there’s tons of technology poured into the overall design of a self balancing scooter. Whether it is tires, the frame or chassis, gyroscopes, led lights, remote control, and fenders/braking system, they should be made from high-quality components.

Very important: make sure the hoverboard’s battery is UL rated, and that the hoverboard itself has the trusted UL 2272 certification. Such a self balancing scooter has been thoroughly tested independently and should be safe to use. But it’s not like UL 2272 rated beginner hoverboards don’t experience sudden explosions. ALWAYS check and confirm that the device has an original UL logo before picking up a hoverboard.

I get it, it’s hard to tell well-built hoverboards from badly constructed ones when buying online. Good news! I’ve recommended 5 decent beginner hoverboards so you won’t end up with crap.

 

4. How Long the Battery Takes to Charge

 

Avoid hoverboards that take eons to charge. Typically, hoverboards take between 2 and 4 hours to draw a full charge. And please DON’T leave your device charging overnight. Actually, safety experts recommend keeping a fire extinguisher nearby just in case…

Battery life is another critical consideration. In fact, battery life is the number consideration for many hoverboarders. Because who wants an e-scooter with a 10-minute battery life? No one, that’s who!

5. Pricing and Knockoffs

 

More expensive hoverboards are engineered using high-quality components, generally. However, that’s not always true. But the market also offers bazillions of useless devices, mostly highly priced knockoffs — complete crap. In some cases, they’re the same product cranked out by a couple Chinese hoverboard manufacturers but marketed as unique and different than the rest.

With a very cheap hoverboard, the battery may be bad quality, the sort that overheats and ignites unexpectedly. Other times, the motor may be weak, or the gyroscope may not function smoothly. My point? Be willing to spend a little more if you value high-quality things.

 

6. Legal Issues

 

New York and Lewiston have banned hoverboards. In such locations, ride your thing indoors or on the driveway, else they’ll slap you with a hefty fine.

Some municipalities in the U.S. — and even entire countries such as the U.K. — view hoverboards as motorized vehicles and disallow riding them on the sidewalks and other public places. China, Australia, the Neatherlands, and Hongkong are other geographies that have banned hoverboards to varying degrees.

You’re not allowed to ride your hoverboard in most malls and quite a few campuses across the U.S. Good news! You can still hover between classes in many U.S. university campuses.

Before buying a self balancing scooter, make sure to check with your local police department whether hoverboards are legal in your area.

 

Why Do Cities, Airlines, Campuses, and Malls Ban Hoverboards?

 

It’s all about safety, mostly. Hoverboards have been known to combust unexpectedly, and that’s caused the authorities and police makers to outlaw these little weird vehicles. Also, some cities and municipalities consider hoverboards to be vehicles, meaning they must be registered. S And you can’t register a hoverboard, right?

Where to Buy a Good Hoverboard

 

I’ve bought 3 hoverboards at Amazon, and I had to return one. Amazon keenly scrutinizes its suppliers. In fact, Amazon recently banned quite a few unscrupulous suppliers, plus Amazon dangles peace-of-mind-inspiring return policies.

I’m confident you can differentiate between good and not-so-good beginner hoverboards. If yous till can’t, ask me anything you still need to know before buying. Remember to wear high-quality protective gear before hopping on your hoverboard. Get yourself a good MIPS helmet and durable pads for your knees, wrists, and elbows.

We’ve come to the end of my reviews for the 5 best hoverboards for beginners. And it’s time to decide which of the 5 options represents the best deal for the money.

 

Best Hoverboards for Beginners: Best Option Overall?

 

I have reviewed 5 of the best hoverboards for beginners available on Amazon as of this post’s publish date. But what’s the best of them all? All of them are good e-scooters that give riders lots of fun, but when it comes to off-road riding, the Swagtron wins every time.

But as far as features, ease of use, and pricing, the Tomoloo Q2 beginners hoverboard emerged as the best hoverboard for beginners overall. It offers large, high traction tires, a solid build, nice led lights, and a Bluetooth speaker so you can an ultra modern ride anytime. It’s also affordable, much cheaper than comparable opions from some not-so-good hoverboard brands. Whether you seek out a good kid hoverboards or a good-for-the-money beginners hoverboard, the Tomoloo Q2 is probably the best hoverboard for the money.