What are self Balancing scooters?
Self Balancing scooter also is known as hoverboard by many people. It is too new for many people as they do not know about this product and how to use it. You can’t control it with the handle because it doesn’t have one that’s why it is named as ‘Self Balancing scooter.’
Almost all Self Balancing scooters are the same.
Here are some common questions asked by people about hoverboards.
Are they safe to use – Will they go on fire or explode?
If you see the sales of Self Balancing scooters, sales just exploded back in late 2015 and everyone wanted one for themselves but all of a sudden Amazon and other sellers stopped selling these hoverboards scooters and this happened because in some cases scooters went on fire and exploded the reason for this is that some Chinese manufacturers also started manufacturing these scooters cheap, low quality, and unsafe materials and these few scooters ended up representing a lousy image of Self Balancing scooters, it was just a few of the low-quality scooters and all the excellent brand scooters bought was awesome for majority of the customers.
There was also an issue of hoverboards getting short-circuited, at first, it looked like an isolated issue, but then it became common in a lot of hoverboards.
In the starting months of 2019, CPSC (Consumer Product Safety Commission Of United States) stopped the sale of hoverboards, over half a million scooters were sent back to fix the issue. Around 15 different models of hoverboards from 8 famous manufacturers were affected due to the short-circuit problem.
What certifications do hover boards need to be considered as safe?
UL (Underwater Laboratories) is a global safety science company you can check the guidelines for hoverboard certifications from UL here. There are very few hover boards which are currently certified from UL.
Why are some hoverboards expensive than others?
Not all the hoverboards are the same (Only a few of them are the same) because they vary in terms of materials which are used to build them. Some are made with cheaper materials (they are not durable & also dangerous) using low-quality batteries that are not as powerful and long-lasting. Different warranties and after sales service are offered by different companies. Do not buy high-end models until and unless the name matters to you. You can buy a good quality hoverboard for around $400-$500.
Where can you ride hoverboards?
You can ride it on the flat grounds, smooth roads, and pavements. You can also ride it on the grass only if the ground under the grass is flat. Do not ride it on the rocky grounds and gravel.
For which age groups hoverboards are suitable.
Hoverboards are recommended for children aged 14 and above. But if any kid under the recommended age wants to ride it and if they can control it successfully with the help of their parents or elder siblings then it will be suitable for them. Keep in mind that these scooters are quite fast and can be dangerous if not used properly. Many adults and kids have injured themselves falling off the board. Read the manual before using this product so that you can use it safely.
The travel distance of hoverboard after a full charge.
It can run for 1-2 hours and can travel a distance of around 25 KM.
How much weight can a self-balancing scooter bear?
Average weight limit of a hoverboard is 80-100kg.
The durability of the product.
The durability of this product may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer and the material they use to build the product. So only buy this from a well-known seller.
Is it water resistant?
Yes, you can ride it in light rain but don’t use it in during heavy rain and also do not use it in water floods. Never let it drown in deep water because there is no guarantee that it will work after this.
The speed of Self Balancing scooter.
15 km per hour is the last speed it can go.
What material is used in tires?
Tires of these scooters are made from pure rubber so they can’t break easily.
How can I carry scooter anywhere?
You can carry the scooter in a carry bag but the bag only a few hoverboards come with a carrying bag and you can also to buy it separately, they’ll cost around $10-$15 and are available on e-commerce sites like eBay & Amazon.
Will I also get Remote/Key Lock with the scooter?
Some scooters come with Remote/Key Lock, but some doesn’t, you’ll have to look for it while choosing the model you want to buy.
Top 10 Self Balancing Scooters Review
With different models of different companies of hoverboards available in the market, it has become difficult for the buyers to choose the best one for them.
Now all the hoverboards come with a message that these hoverboards are safe to use. And they need to be certified according to UL2272 before they are released to be sold in the market.
Looking for the best Self Balancing scooter to buy, here are some.
There are a large number of these hoverboards available in the market in terms of color, design, power, and battery life, etc. So, buyers get confused while choosing the one which fits best for them also because of the problems that happened with hoverboards if you’re having this problem too then do go through this article before buying one for yourself.
1. Gyroor Warrior 8.5” Hoverboard
This is one of the best hoverboards in our list as Gyroor Warrior is an All-Terrain Off-Road hoverboard. Design of this hoverboard is inspired by F1 racing cars this scooter can handle a lot of abuse as it is a tough one. This is a reliable and sturdy hoverboard because mostly aluminum is used to build its body that weighs around 30lbs.
Gyroor Warrior has a sleek design like Formula 1 racing cars which appeals to a lot of buyers.
Their (Gyroor Warrior) website says that only children above 7 years can use this hoverboard, but I have tried this hoverboard and can say that with the self-balancing ability of this hoverboard child of 5 or 6 years can also use this hoverboard easily.
It has a top speed of 10 mph, and it runs without any problem on grass, rocky grounds, and gravel. Warrior can last for 2 hours after a full charge.
This hoverboard can be controlled by an app ‘Gyroor’ which is available on Android and iOS as this hoverboard also has Bluetooth. This also has built-in professional speakers, and with the app, you can see the speed & battery life, change LED lights, can switch self-balancing, set kids or adult mode, can also set the anti-theft alarm, and adjust riding speed & troubleshooting. Gyroor Warrior has a handle in the middle so you won’t need to carry it with both hands anywhere just grab the handle with the single hand and take it anywhere.
If we talk about this hover board’s safety, it comes with UL2272 certification.
2. Swagtron Swag board Vibe T580
Swagtron T580 a lightweight hoverboard that weighs around 20lbs made with care so that the user has the best experience using it, T580 is also built with sturdy material and will not break easily.
T580 comes with an eco-friendly mechanism that ensures that it does not emit carbon it is patented with Sentry Shield technology which provides that battery does not discharge unnecessarily. This technology also ensures that the battery remains safe from fire and heating problems and T580 is also UL2272 certified. No need to worry about its protection from water as it comes with IPX4 water protection.
It has a top speed of 7.5mph and can last for up to 1.5 hours after a full charge of an hour and 40mins which is 8 miles, in distance, and this disappoints some people
It has built-in speakers for music also it has Bluetooth so you can play and change music with Bluetooth connectivity, with its dynamic equilibrium technology you can control how fast you want to go, where you want to go with just a shift of weight. To check the battery power, there are LED lights in the middle of the hoverboard. IPX4 assures that the hoverboard is splash-proof.
Also, you can connect you hoverboard with an app on your smartphone and with the app, you can check hover board’s battery life, check the navigation, and as already mentioned you can control music while riding the hoverboard.
It’s one of the best hoverboards you can buy within $200-$300.
3. SISIGAD Hoverboard
One of the best things in this SISIGAD hoverboard is that they come in 13 different colors and graphics. It had high quality 6.5’’ rubber tires, and foot pedals are shock-absorbing and non-slippery. This hoverboard is specially designed for beginners also because this hoverboard gives a smooth riding experience and it is easy to learn and maintain balance on it.
There are LED headlights and LED lights on the side of the wheels also there are turn signal lights. It can carry weight pf 44lbs-260lbs.
This hoverboard also has built-in speakers for music which you can play with its Bluetooth functionality, and it is easy to pair. SISIGAD hoverboard has both Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth versions, there is only a little difference in price, and I will say go for the Bluetooth version of this hoverboard. It also has LED power indicators which lets you know the battery status.
4. Sea Eagle Hoverboard
This hoverboard is easy to ride best for amateurs easy to learn. This hoverboard has excellent speed control comes with LED flash wheels and can rotate to 360 degrees.
Max speed of this hoverboard is 6.2mph and traveling distance after full charge which takes 2-2.5 hours is 6.2mi
It has an anti-skid pedal, and you won’t feel tired even after using it for hours. This is the best hoverboard for beginners which come at an affordable price. It is suitable for office workers, day trippers and dog & catwalkers. Sea Eagle hoverboard is great if you are looking to surprise your friend with a gift on his/her birthday.
5. EPCTEK 6.5″ Hoverboard
This hoverboard also comes in 13 different colors and graphics like SISIGAD and also it has both Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth versions, so it’s up to you which one you buy. Bluetooth version cost only extra $3-$6. Built-in speakers are there. Epctek 6.5’’ is great for both kids and adults.
It has non-slip footpad ensure good grip & makes sure you are in control. Epctek hoverboard has powerful self-balancing feature so you can learn to ride hoverboard quickly. Max speed is 8mph.
This hoverboard has multiple safety features like it’s UL2272 certified, overcharge protection, stops automatically if rider steps off, and overheat protection.
With the Bluetooth version of the hoverboard, you can pair your device and enjoy listening to your favorite music while riding it comes with LED lights for safety in the dark. It is one of the best in its price range.
6. Keepower Hoverboard
Comes in 8 different colors and graphics both Bluetooth and non-Bluetooth versions are available in this also only $6-$10 difference in price. Keepower has built-in speakers which you can connect easily with hover board’s Bluetooth to enjoy the music you like with great excellent effects. Sidelights and LED lights to enjoy riding it in the dark.
It can travel up to 9mi after full charge pedals are non-slip and shock absorbing. This hoverboard weighs around 22lbs, and weight load capacity is 260lbs.
The best thing about this hoverboard you can ride through grass, mud, rain, and also on gravel with safety. Its powerful self-balancing feature will help you learn to ride it quickly and easily.
What I do not like about this hoverboard is that it takes 3-5 hours to charge and max travel distance is 6-9mi after a full charge.
You won’t have to worry about because it is also UL2272 certified.
7. WorryFree Gadgets Hoverboard
This hoverboard comes in 4 different chrome colors, and of those 4 colors, there are 2 flashy colors Golden, and Silver. There are LED headlights, LED wheel lights, and lights on fenders also to guide you in the dark. It has built-in speakers which you can connect with Bluetooth to enjoy some music.
WorryFree hover board is very small and lightweight easy to carry around but being light does not mean that it is not powerful it has a top speed of 10mph and can climb 15-degree slopes.
Reason for being light in weight is it is made of alloy metal. This hoverboard is very easy to use and can carry a load up to 220lbs. Better battery protection as it gradually slows down and stops completely when the battery is less than 10%. There is a low battery indicator which alerts you when the battery is running low. It takes charging time of 60-120mins and charges 80% in 30mins.
Talking about safety, this hoverboard is UL2272 Certified as this self-balancing scooter has passed all UL safety regulations.
Because of its build material and color, it only appeals more to girls.
8. XPRIT Hoverboard
This hoverboard is very simple and best for kids; it comes in 6 different matte and glossy colors to choose from.
There are LED headlights and wheel lights to ensure safety in the dark. Built-in wireless Bluetooth speakers are there to listen to music, but Bluetooth pairing is sometimes troublesome. It is easy to learn with it good self-balancing feature
It takes 2-3 hours to charge and has a max speed of 6.2mph and can last up to 75mins after a full charge. It can carry a maximum weight of 165lbs. It has anti-slip foot pad and sturdy non-slip tires to ensure smooth rides. Not to worry about fire or exploding of hoverboard as it is UL2272 certified.
9. CXM2018 Hoverboard
This hoverboard has the most appealing design in the list of this top 10 hoverboards after Gyroor Warrior and comes in green, jade black, purple, sky blue, and white color.
CMX2018 has built-in speakers which you can connect via Bluetooth this hoverboard ensures safety with UL2272 certification with UL2271 smart battery management system, CE, RoHS and FCC Certificate, free of potential fire hazards.
This hoverboard can be easily controlled with your weight and body movements like if you lean forward, it will speed up and if you bend backward, it will slow down.
Max speed is 7.5 mph, and traveling distance is 7.46mi after a full charge and lasts only one hour after a single charge. It takes a lot of time to charge which is 4-5 hours. Weight limit is 66-220lbs.
There are LED lights on the fender and indicator light in the middle of the hoverboard.
10. eWheels USA Hoverboard
This is the last in our list of top 10 hoverboards it is a very simple hoverboard scooter comes in 8 different colors.
There are LED wheels and LED front light and in-built Bluetooth speakers for music. It gives a mileage of 15mi after full charge there is also a battery indicator. Max speed is 8mph and lasts up to 2hours after a single charge which is good. For safety, it is also UL2272 certified.
The reason why it is on the last of our list is that it costs $20-$30 more than other hover boards coming with the same features at a lower price.
Safety of Self Balancing scooters
You may have noticed that all the hoverboards in our list are UL2272 certified; this is because it ensures the safety of the rider.
So before buying hoverboards from anywhere make sure that they are compliant with applicable safety standards.
If the hoverboard you are buying is cheaper than other hoverboard scooters, then it might not be UL2272 certified and not just the hoverboard, chargers and other components also need to be UL2272 certified.
From where the trend of hoverboard started
Hoverboards were first seen in China in 2014 and in 2015 it started getting popular very fast.
And its increasing craze even got many famous celebrities to try this gadget and also endorse these hoverboard scooters & soon these hoverboards were accepted by peoples all around the world for the enjoyment and fun it gave to the riders.
The hoverboards do not have a particular name their names are mostly based on the characteristics and features they have.
After researching and reviewing all the hoverboards, I think the best one that has all the required features is XPRIT hoverboard and is affordable too.
If you are going for the looks then you can buy ‘Gyroor Warrior’ and ‘CMX2018 hoverboard’ and if you want more controls on your smartphone with Bluetooth connectivity then check ‘Gyroor Warrior’ and ‘Swagtron Swagboard Vibe T580’ as you can see battery life, speed, change LED lights, and check the navigation, etc