SISIGAD forum blog.sisigadgets.com updated February 2022 article on 10 things to consider when buying a quality hoverboard, here are the details of this article.
Not only are the hoverboards discussed above completely different from each other in terms of performance, design, and specs, but they are also quite different in terms of price. Both children’s hoverboards and adult hoverboards are available.
Before deciding which hoverboard is right, buyers should understand all of its features. Here are some factors to consider when buying a hoverboard.
1. Top Speed
Due to the fact that top speeds vary from model to model, it is important to consider them. Most hoverboards reach speeds between 6mph and 10mph.
6mph to 8mph is good enough for an excellent riding experience. Two-wheel boards can be dangerous at high speeds, especially for children and beginners.
Hoverboards come in different ranges depending on their speed, battery, and motor. Some can go up to 12 miles on a single charge, while others go up to 6 miles.
Hoverboards that can travel 10 miles on a single charge are hard to find at a low cost.
3. Motor Power
Having a good motor is crucial for hoverboards. The more power the hoverboard’s motor produces, the better. With this, it can travel faster, cover greater distances, carry more weight, and climb steeper inclines.
Some hoverboards run between 400 and 800 watts, but most cheap hoverboards run between 400 and 600 watts. So, if want better performance, choose the more powerful one.
4. Battery Life
Check the hoverboard’s battery life before buy it.
Choose a hoverboard with a long battery life.
With most hoverboard batteries, it can ride for at least two hours on a full charge. However, the longer the ride, the better.
5. UL Safety Certifications
Safety cannot be compromised when people are looking for the cheapest hoverboard.
Therefore, it should be ensured that the scooter is UL listed, which means that it has been fully tested and certified to be free from fire, electrical failure and explosion. If it’s not certified, leave it alone and find one that’s certified.
6. Charging Time
It should take the hoverboard the least amount of time to fully charge, but it should also maintain that charge for a long time. Hoverboards should charge in 1-3 hours and allow it to travel 6-12 miles on a single charge.
Therefore, check the charging time of a hoverboard before buying, to avoid buying one that takes 5 hours to charge only to drain all its charge within 30 minutes.
7. Weight Limit & Board Weight
People should buy hoverboards that are weight-appropriate. Buying one that doesn’t fit the rider’s weight quickly ruins it and has to buy another one. Hoverboards typically support riders between 44 and 220 pounds, but some are designed for heavier riders.
The weight of the hoverboard is also important as it is sometimes necessary to carry it. A 45-pound plank would use up all of the rider’s energy. If buying for a child, choose one that weighs between 20 and 28 pounds.
8. Wheel Size & Material
Each hoverboard has wheels of different sizes. Some are available in 6.5, 7, 8.5 and 10 inches. Consider the type of surface it will ride on first. If the terrain is rough, buy a scooter with 8-inch or larger wheels.
Riders can choose any wheel size if the surface is smooth. Also consider the material and type of wheels. Materials should be durable and able to handle different terrains.
Inexpensive hoverboards should be purchased from reputable brands.
Their hoverboards are made of high-quality materials, so they are very durable. In addition to being UL certified, the top brands have a high level of safety.
10. Additional Features
Inexpensive hoverboards often lack many of the features of high-end hoverboards. In most cases, one will find Bluetooth connectivity, smartphone app integration and LED lighting.
Some models are also available in multiple colors, such as the Gotrax Hoverfly, which comes in 7 different colors. Some will have fancy designs, like LED lights on the wheels, and make great gifts for kids. Additionally, first-time riders can learn how to operate the bike through the training mode.
SISIGAD is a well-known innovative manufacturer and retailer of high-end and middle-end outdoor sports equipment. Their range of hoverboards includes affordable models with or without Bluetooth, off-road style hoverboards and more. Excellent customer support, high-quality, speedy delivery and competitive prices, are the reasons to choose SISIGAD.