Hoverboards, once a pipe dream of many science fiction movies, are commonplace in today’s world. They aren’t yet flying and floating but, these two wheeled, self balancing, vehicles capture the attention and imagination of many! Hoverboards come with many different features and in many different sizes, it can almost seem impossible to choose the right one. This guide will inform you on all things hoverboard, and help you choose one based on your preferences!
How much does a hoverboard cost?
Hoverboards can range from $100 to $250, some can cost even more! To make it easier we’ve made collections of hoverboards at each price point. Click the price range you are interested, and we'll show you whats available!
Other factors consider when buying hoverboards:
Originally hoverboards were not bluetooth compatible but since their unveiling in 2016 they have come a long way! Now some boards feature bluetooth speakers that you can easily connect your phone to, and play any audio you want out of your hoverboard. This is the best way to listen to music safely while riding. Small speakers may throw off your balance, while headphones block out the important sounds of your surroundings which could be dangerous. Gotrax introduced a bluetooth hoverboard in 2019, and now has a full series of SRX Hoverboards that include bluetooth speakers.
As much as we’d like, our path forward may not always be even and flat. This has prompted a solution to this problem, An All Terrain Hoverboard. They feature 8" or larger wheels, usually solid rubber or inflatable. The best off road hoverboards are made with solid rubber tires as they do not require air or tire tubes that can pop. These boards are noticeably more rugged, but also are usually quite a bit heavier. You should never buy an all terrain hoverboard with less than 400 Watts (or dual 200 watt motors) as they will be too weak to power the board up steep inclines or over bumps and gravel. GOTRAX offers two models of these amazing all terrain Hoverboards, the SRX PRO and Hoverfly XL feature 8.5" off road tires both are equipped with 500 Watts of power.
Hoverboards for Kids
Innovation has pushed even further past bluetooth and all terrain, creating hoverboards designed for younger people in our lives. Kids hoverboards have all the same functions as their predecessors but, they are designed to be accessible to kids ages 5-9 years old. These hoverboards should have a Self Balancing function so that kids can safely get on and off the board. A kids hoverboard should be less than 15 lbs so that it is easy to carry. Lastly it shouldn’t have much more power than 300 watts. This keeps the hoverboard at a safe speed allowing kids to enjoy flying around the neighborhood without the potential danger of high speeds. GOTRAX offers the SRX Mini, a hoverboard craft specifically for the little ones. These boards come in 4 fun colors and boast a dual 150 watt motor, self balancing frame, and an easy carry design.
Hoverboards under $100
The Ion is a self balancing hoverboard an updated futuristic model, from GOTRAX. It's sleeker and more stylish design if built for the next generation of riders! This nifty board has a 400 watts of power and goes up to 7mph on 4 miles of charge. The other feature this hoverboard has is its Self Balancing Mode. The hoverboard can automatically level itself making it easy for any level of rider to get on and off the board.
The SRX Mini is a highly rated and universally loved hoverboard built just for kids! The frame of the SRX Mini is designed with integrated handles and lighter components, so kids can take the board on any adventure. The Mini has a manageable top speed of 6mph and lasts up to 3 miles on a single charge. It has a dual 150 watt motor with a 25.5v motor. As with any kids product, safety is key, that is why GOTRAX included a self balancing mode, to make getting on and off a breeze.
This is the #1 selling hoverboard for GOTRAX! A great baseline model with everything a beginner would need to get to rolling. This hoverboard classic comes with the standard UL certification, 400 watts of power, 4 mile max distance on a charge, and can go up 7.4mph. This bad boy also comes in a variety of fun colors, so it matches any riders style.
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The SRX A6, a self balancing bluetooth hoverboard built for the casual rider. This board features a built-in bluetooth speaker system, allowing riders to express themselves everywhere they go. This model features a self balancing mode. It has a completely redesigned wheel. With the added features of lights, this hoverboard boasts 400 watts of power, 4 miles on a single charge, and touts speeds up to 6.5mph.
The E2 is the first of the new E Series, a high performance series by GOTRAX. This unique hoverboard boasts a new 24v battery and 400 watts of power! The E2 also incorporates the widely popular self balancing mode. Front and rear lighting ensures you’ll always see where you’re going. Lastly, this hoverboard has built-in bluetooth speakers, so you can take music with you wherever you go.Hoverboards over $200
E3 Off Road Hoverboard
The E3 hoverboard is the highest performance
off road hoverboard
by GOTRAX, with the best parts and highest specs. It is uniquely designed with a tech inspired look and built-in carrying handles. The E3 has the power to get you around on any terrain, with a 36v battery touting 500 watts of power. It reaches speeds of up to 8mph and can last 5 hours on a single charge. This hoverboard boasts the widely popular Self Balancing Mode, making it easy to on the board while the gyroscopics keep the hoverboards deck keeps it level to the ground. You can also take your music with you anywhere, as the E3 comes with an internal bluetooth speaker system.
The SRX Mini is a highly rated and universally loved
hoverboard for kids
hoverboard for kids! The frame of the SRX Mini is designed with integrated handles and lighter components, so kids can take the board on any adventure. The Mini has a manageable top speed of 6mph and lasts up to 3 miles on a single charge. It has a dual 150 watt motor with a 25.5v motor. As with any kids product, safety is key, that is why GOTRAX included a self balancing mode, to make getting on and off a breeze.
SRX Bluetooth Hoverboard
The SRX is the first of the SRX series, with redesigned frame and wheels. This bluetooth hoverboard is very powerful with a 36v battery, putting out 400 watts. One of the funnest boards to ride, helped by built-in bluetooth speakers. The SRX has LED lights, so you can ride anytime, even if you’re scared of the dark. Lastly this board comes with a self balancing mode, which when activated will keep the hoverboard’s deck even with the ground, to make it easy to get on the board at any experience level.
All Terrain Hoverboards
The first Off Road hoverboard by GOTRAX, the Hoverlfy XL has a rugged frame and special made wheels to ensure terrain is never an issue. The XL has a powerful dual 350 watt motor, allowing it to reach up 7.4mph! Because of the reinforced frame and 8” off road tires, it can support up to 220lbs. The massive battery allows the board to go up to 12 miles before needing to be recharged. With 7 fun colors, this self balancing hoverboard is ready to go wherever your adventures take you!
SRX Pro All Terrain Hoverboard
The SRX Pro is the highest spec board of the SRX series. It has a sturdy frame resting on top of 8.5” all terrain tires. The SRX Pro comes with a self balancing mode. It also comes with LED lights and built-in bluetooth speakers, for ultimate swagger. This board boasts a 36v battery and dual 250 watt motors, allowing it to reach top speeds of 7.4mph and last 7.5 miles to a charge. This is the ultimate
All Terrain Hoverboard
The E3 hoverboard is the highest performance hoverboard by GOTRAX, with the best parts and highest specs. It is uniquely designed with a tech inspired look and built-in carrying handles. The E3 has the power to get you around on any terrain, with a 36v battery touting 500 watts of power. It reaches speeds of up to 8mph and can last 5 hours on a single charge. This hoverboard boasts the widely popular Self Balancing Mode, making it easy to on the board while the gyroscopics keep the hoverboards deck keeps it level to the ground. You can also take your music with you anywhere, as the E3 comes with an internal bluetooth speaker system.
The Hoverfly Series is compiled of our classic hoverboards the ECO, ION and the XL. This series is perfect for entry-level riders with all the hoverboards being at an affordable price. If you’re new to riding hoverboards and don’t want to spend a fortune on a hoverboard this is the series for you. All hoverboards in this series are tested and certified to UL 2272 electrical standards. The Gotrax ECO hoverboard is a GOTRAX classic. The Hoverfly ION is a cutting edge hoverboard perfect for beginner riders. The XL is GOTRAX’s first all-terrain hoverboard. So whether you’re looking to off-road as a beginner or just want a solid board to learn how to ride on this series has a perfect board for every beginner rider. Check out the chart below to see all the details about the Hoverfly series.
The SRX Series is compiled with the next generation of hoverboards with all new features and appearances from our Hoverfly series. This series includes the SRX, SRX A6, SRX PRO, and the SRX MINI. The SRX series has a hoverboard for every rider, ranging from the SRX Mini hoverboard for kids to the SRX PRO equipped with 8.5” Off-Road Tires and 500 Watts of power! The SRX, SRX A6 and SRX PRO all feature a built-in Bluetooth speaker so you can safely listen to music while you ride. Check out the chart below to see all the details about the SRX series.
The E Series includes the GOTRAX E2 and E3 hoverboards and is our high-performance series with the best features and specifications. Both hoverboards in the E Series comes with a built-in Bluetooth speaker, and have an auto self-balancing mode. The body of these 2020 hoverboards is completely redesigned in a unique tech-inspired style. The E2 hoverboard is sure to turn heads with its pulsing LED wheels, LED light bumpers and color-changing headlights. While the E3 is uniquely designed with built-in carrying handles and 8.5” off-road tires. Check out the chart below to view all the details on this high-performance E series!
What is the Best Hoverboard?
Reading Reviews - Top Rated Hoverboards: GOTRAX Hoverboards are some of the most highly reviewed and rated hoverboards on the internet! You can find countless youtube videos, amazon reviews, walmart reviews and even reviews on our gotrax.com product pages! See what others have to say about the best hoverboards in the business. GOTRAX hoverboards offer all the features you're looking for at a price you weren't expecting!
Best Hoverboard for Kids: The best hoverboard for kids is the Gotrax SRX Mini. It's our most kid friendly design yet. It features a unique shape in many vibrant colors! It's smaller and lighter than most hoverboards with easy to use carry handles built into the design. Also the wheels and platform are smaller and lower to the ground to make it easier to step on and off, as well as it features self balancing mode to help the board adjust to the rider keeping them upright.
Best Hoverboard for Adults: GOTRAX doesn't just make hoverboards for kids, we make hoverboards for adults too! The SRX Pro and E3 hoverboard both feature 8.5" wheels, 500 watts of power and 36v battery that can handle up to 220lbs.
Helmet: Don’t forget your brain bucket! It always good to wear a helmet while riding a hoverboard. You only get one brain and its best to keep it intact!
Bumpers: These little rubber stoppers will act as a buffer between your hoverboard and anything you could run into. It’ll keep your fender scratch & scuff free.
Travel Bag: Your hoverboard is prime for adventure, make sure it travels anywhere you go! Hoverboard bags are a sleek and easy way to get your board from home to wherever your next adventure may be!
Components and Specs of Hoverboards
What makes up a hoverboard?
Gyroscope: The most important part of a hoverboard, this component adjusts the tilt of the platform in order to keep the rider balanced. It's such an important piece of how a hoverboard functions that the devices are sometimes called "gyro scooters".
Microprocessor: These regulate the amount of power going to the wheels.
Battery: A lithium-ion battery stores the hoverboard's electrical power and charge. 4 hours usually gives a full charge and provide up to 8 miles of riding
Motor: Receives information from the logic board and powers the wheels when you tilt.
Infrared sensors (IR sensors): Infrared rays measures an object's presence and distance and are used for a number of functions.
Tilt and speed sensors: Controls the speed of the hoverboard by measuring how quickly the wheels are turning and communicating with the gyroscope and logic board.
Logic board: Processes the data from various sensors and sends the information to the motors. This provides the required movements and directions as well as a balanced device.
Pressure pads: This is where a rider's feet are placed. They let the logic board know that someone is riding as well as what direction they want to go.
Two Wheels: These range in size according to the manufacturer. If you're thinking of taking your board off-road, look for a board with 8-inch wheels.
Power switch: Turns the board on and off.
Charging port: Most hoverboards come with a port for charging but these can be bought online separately, too.
Motors: Hoverboard motors are going to determine your speed, weight load, and acceloration. There are three general tiers of motors
Dual 100 Watt Motor: Performs best with those weighing 90lbs and less
Dual 200 Watt Motor: Preforms best with those weighing 175lbs and less
Dual 250 Watt Motor: Preforms best with those weighing 220lbs and less
Batteries: Batteries are powering your board and in conjunction with the motor they will determine time between charges for your hoverboard. There are 2 general batteries found in hoverboards
24 volt battery
36 volt battery
Wheels: The wheels of hoverboards are where your motors are housed. Wheels and the tires on them are going to allow you to approach different terrains and obstacles. Many hoverboards have standard wheels which allow you to approach flat and even terrain. These wheels will generally be 6.5” wheels. GOTRAX does have two all terrain hoverboards with larger wheels and better tred on the tires. These wheels are 8-8.5” and can approach the more difficult and challenging terrains out on the trails.
Safety: Safety is always the most important thing when it comes to any hoverboard, especially with their checkered past. No need to fear exploding or flaming hoverboards these days! Hoverboards these days carry a UL (Underwriter Laboratories) certification. This verifies that the batteries of the hoverboard are safe, stable, and won’t be exploding. All GOTRAX hoverboards have their UL certification and are tested for superior quality.
Many GOTRAX hoverboards boast a self balancing mode, as well. When activated this mode will use the gyrcopics in the hoverboard to make the deck level with the surface below it. This makes it stable for anyone getting on the board and keeps individuals safe from unexpected hoverboard movement
What to look for in a Hoverboard company
Product Reviews: You should always do your research and check out product reviews on the major platforms like Amazon, Walmart and GOTRAX.com Here you can see real reviews by real users. Also for more research Youtube is a great resource for video reviews. Below we have compiled some of the best and most popular reviews of our products.
Return Policy & Warranty: Many companies come with a warranty but it doesnt cover much, and some don't come with one at all! Always make sure to review the return policy and warranty of a hoverboard company before buying. GOTRAX offers 30 Day Returns and 90 Day limited warranty on all hoverboards!
Customer Service: When looking at a company its good to check their product reviews for customer service issues, also you want to buy from a company with phone support and live chat so you can talk to a real person if there ever is an issue. Also US based support is much easier to work with.
GOTRAX can be reached week days at 1-844-4GO-TRAX, as well as our live chat is available in the bottom right corner of our website during business hours. Lastly you can always reach a support member by emailing Support@gotrax.com or using our contact page in the footer.
The GOTRAX customer service team is ready to help! Proudly based in Texas.
Shipping: Shipping is a big deal, customers always want to know two things when it comes to shipping, how fast and how much. Well we've got good news. GOTRAX offers FREE SHIPPING on all our products, and our logistics team generally ships orders same day or within 24 hours. Using Fedex and UPS for fast transit times. Orders are completely trackable! Our shipping team is so good at what they do that we're also an amazon prime approved warehouse for having a pristine shipping record!
Now you're ready to begin your search for the perfect hoverboard. We hope you'll consider a high quality hoverboard from GOTRAX.