15 best hoverboards

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

It is difficult to imagine a vehicle more mobile than a gyro scooter. This device appeared only a few years ago, but has already earned the trust of people in all parts of the world. Gyro scooters for children and adults differ mainly in the diameter of the wheels and the size of the platform; there are also differences between the models in the number of wheels and the cross-country ability of the devices, not to mention their technical features. The portal's experts studied the market of gyro scooters in Russia and identified the best models in several thematic categories.

Rating of the best gyro scooters

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best hoverboards for kids 1 NOVELTY ELECTRONICS L1-C
2 HOVERBOT K3 11 052 rub.
3 Smart Balance Wheel KIDS 4.5 RUB 10 480
Best hoverboards with 6-9 inch wheels 1 HIPER ES80 RUB 10,990
2 Novelty Electronics L1 RUB 13 650
3 HOVERBOT A-15 RUB 14 655
4 Smart Balance Wheel 6.5 RUB 5,900
Best hoverboards with wheels over 10 inches 1 GoWheel GO PREMIUM RUB 11,990
2 ZAXBOARD ZX-11 Pro RUB 19,900
3 Smart Balance Wheel Suv New 10.5 RUB 8,500
The best off-road hoverboards 1 Smart Balance 9 Off-Road RUB 10,450
2 Cactus CS-GYROCYCLE AR BK RUB 13,590
The best electric unicycle 1 InMotion V8
2 KingSong KS18A 1360Wh RUB 73,990
3 Airwheel X8 170WH

The best hoverboards for kids

A device for riding children must meet the basic requirement – to be safe. For this, gyro scooters are equipped with a wide deck, small wheels, and the engine picks up a relatively low speed so that in the event of a fall, the child is not injured. For insurance, it is recommended to use the device with personal protective equipment – elbow pads and knee pads, a helmet. The rating includes 3 models from different manufacturers.

NOVELTY ELECTRONICS L1-C

Rating: 4.8

 NOVELTY ELECTRONICS L1-C

The first line of the rating is taken by the light and maneuverable gyro scooter of domestic design NOVELTY ELECTRONICS L1-C. It is designed for children from 3 years old to adolescence (up to 70 kg). The device is driven by 2 powerful 300 W motors, thanks to which you can accelerate up to 10 km / h. A capacious 2200 mAh rechargeable battery provides a power reserve of up to 10 km – a rather large figure for a children's riding device, while a full charge is carried out in just one hour.

Responsible for safety are rubber-coated wheels with a diameter of 4.5 inches (114 mm) and LED-illuminated bulbs built into the front panel, as well as a non-slip coating in the form of animal faces on the deck. The hover scooter chip is music speakers through which you can listen to music from your phone via the channel Bluetooth. Compact dimensions allow you to pack the device in a bag or backpack, even a schoolchild can handle it (only 5 kg).

Everything in the NOVELTY ELECTRONICS L1-C hoverboard is as it should be, even the price is reasonable – about 11,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Maneuverability;

  • Reasonable price for a hoverboard with such a filling;

  • Reliable build;

  • Loudspeakers;

  • Small wheels with elastic rubber coating;

  • Highlighting the road;

  • Light weight and dimensions;

disadvantages

  • Only suitable for smooth asphalt pavement (ground clearance 30 mm).

HOVERBOT K3

Rating: 4.7

 HOVERBOT K3

The experts placed the hoverbot K3 hoverboard in second place in the rating. Compared to the leader, it is just as compact, with small wheels 4.5 inches (114 mm), designed for riders weighing up to 70 kg, but its engine power is lower – 500 W, therefore, it develops a lower speed – only 7 km / hour. But this is quite enough for a child. But a battery with a similar capacity Lithium 36V 2.2 AH holds a charge up to 15 km, that is, temporarily the reserve for walking is 1.5 times more, and it also charges in just 60 minutes.

HOVERBOT K3 has speakers, connecting to a smartphone or tablet via a channel Bluetooth allows you to listen to music on the go. The weight of the device is small – 5.7 kg, it can be carried in a bag or backpack. Low ground clearance and rubberized wheels without shock absorbers make it comfortable to ride only on flat asphalt, like all ordinary gyro scooters.

You can buy HOVERBOT K3 from 13,500 rubles.

Advantages

  • Low weight;

  • Musical column;

  • Fast charging;

  • Increased power reserve;

  • Brutal ergonomic design;

disadvantages

  • High price;

  • No backlight.

Smart Balance Wheel KIDS 4.5

Rating: 4.7

 Smart Balance Wheel KIDS 4.5

The Smart Balance Wheel KIDS 4.5 hoverboard got the third place for the lowest speed the device can reach – only 5 km / h. On the one hand, it is good for the child – there is less risk of injury. On the other hand, the gyro scooter is designed for riding people weighing up to 90 kg, and this speed will not be enough.

On a single charge, you can travel up to 15 km thanks to the standard 2200 mAh battery. Unlike the leaders of the rating in the category, the Smart Balance Wheel KIDS 4.5 hoverboard has an increased ground clearance and allows you to enter the slides at an angle of 250. The cost of the device also wins – only 9000 rubles, the cheapest price from the presented children's models, but it corresponds to a children's device without additional functions.

Advantages

  • Good power reserve;

  • Low price;

  • Increased ground clearance;

  • Small weight;

disadvantages

  • There are no additional features;

  • Very low gain speed.

Best hoverboards with 6-9 inch wheels

Gyroboards with oversized wheels are suitable for use by both children and adults. The devices are more massive and heavier, usually more powerful than children's devices, and are designed for more weight. They can be used both for commuting / studying and for walking.

HIPER ES80

Rating: 4.9

 HIPER ES80

The first line in the rating category rightfully went to the HIPER ES80 hoverboard. It is a powerful machine that can be ridden by people weighing 20 to 120 kg. At the same time, the device accelerates to 10 km / h and has a power reserve of up to 20 km with a full filling of the battery from the network in just 2 hours. Comfortable ride is ensured by solid cast wheels with a diameter of 8 inches (203 cm), and the LED backlight flashes in different colors while driving. On the one hand, it is beautiful, on the other, it is an additional security measure in the dark.

The weight of the device, subject to high power and a capacious battery, is relatively modest – 10.5 kg, and the cost is about 18,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Large power reserve;

  • Bright backlight;

  • Motor power 700 W;

  • Smooth running according to reviews;

  • Good driving speed;

disadvantages

  • High price;

Novelty Electronics L1

Rating: 4.8

 Novelty Electronics L1

This hoverboard is designed for a load of up to 100 kilograms, and the main characteristics are identical to the leader in the category: the power reserve is 20 km with a maximum acceleration of up to 10 km / h with a 700 W engine. The battery with a capacity of 4.4 Ah is filled in 5 hours. The difference also lies in the diameter of the wheels – they are smaller, only 6.5 inches or 165 mm.

Despite the lower load and long-term charging, the Novelty Electronics L1 hoverboard model is equipped with music speakers with Bluetooth connection to a smartphone and light illumination. With such a device, you will definitely stand out from the crowd. It comes with a complete control panel.

Advantages

  • Good motor power;

  • Colored lighting and music speakers with Bluetooth channel;

  • Power reserve 20 km at optimal speed for a hoverboard;

disadvantages

  • Small wheels;

  • Long-term charging.

HOVERBOT A-15

Rating: 4.7

 HOVERBOT A-15

The hoverboard with space design and glossy plastic body belongs to the premium series of the manufacturer HOVERBOT. It has the largest acceleration in the rating category – 15 km / h, the same power reserve on a single battery charge. It doesn't take long to get connected to the mains – after 120 minutes you can hit the road again.

Wheels 165 mm with rubberized coating allow a person with a body weight of up to 120 kg to drive on smooth asphalt and even light off-road terrain, but taking into account the small clearance, only 150 slopes uphill or downhill.

The hoverboard gets the third place in the ranking due to its relatively low power reserve, that is, it needs to be charged more often, but the process is faster than in the previous model from Novelty. The high price also played a role – about 18,500 rubles and more.

Advantages

  • Increased speed;

  • Channel Bluetooth, backlight;

  • Stylish and attractive design;

  • Fast charging;

  • 7 colors to choose from;

disadvantages

  • Comparatively smaller power reserve;

  • High price.

Smart Balance Wheel 6.5

Rating: 4.7

 Smart Balance Wheel 6.5

The Smart Balance Wheel 6.5 gyro scooter is widely known for its space exterior and the exact observance of all the characteristics declared by the manufacturer: a range of 15 km, a speed of 10 km / h, a power of 300 watts. The device can be driven by a driver weighing 25-110 kg, both a beginner and an experienced rider feel equally good on it: sensitive control and high-impact maneuvering are provided thanks to proprietary Tao-Tao electronics.

The hoverboard is designed for smooth roads with small irregularities – solid rubber wheels with a diameter of 165 mm compensate for them, which does not cause discomfort. Off-road driving is fraught with the formation of breakdowns. A device without additional functions in the basic version is quite inexpensive – from 6,000 rubles, while it is assembled with dignity without claims to quality.

Advantages

  • Optimum ratio of speed and power reserve;

  • Sensitive control;

  • Low price;

  • Design, 9 colors to choose from;

  • Remote control keychain included;

  • Rubber wheels;

disadvantages

  • Scratching plastic;

  • There are no additional options;

  • Skating only on flat asphalt;

Best hoverboards with wheels over 10 inches

The larger the gyro scooter wheels, the more passable and more powerful the device, the more comfortable it is to stand and ride on it. In the category of large wheel diameters, we presented 3 models of personal vehicles.

GoWheel GO PREMIUM

Rating: 4.9

 GoWheel GO PREMIUM

A powerful device in its category at an acceptable, one might say low price. The hoverboard is made in a modest design, but in bright four colors. It holds a charge for 20 km at a maximum acceleration speed of 25 km / h and with an engine power of 900 watts. It is convenient to travel long distances with it: the charging time is only 2 hours and you can go further or back.

The wheels of the device are large – with a diameter of 254 mm, they are covered with elastic rubber, which compensates for road irregularities and makes the trip as comfortable as possible. The automatic balancing function helps you learn to use the device without unnecessary injury.

In addition, the gyro scooter is equipped with speakers with Bluetooth connection, the sound is clear and loud. Advantages include an affordable price for such a powerful device – about 11,000 rudders, as well as a low weight – 10 kg.

Advantages

  • Balancing assistance;

  • Large power reserve with fast charging and increased travel speed;

  • Large wheels with elastic coating;

  • Music speakers;

disadvantages

  • Not found on quality build models.

ZAXBOARD ZX-11 Pro

Rating: 4.8

 ZAXBOARD ZX-11 Pro

This is one of the few gyro scooters that can be used in extreme weather conditions – both in hot and cold weather, it is not afraid of immersion in water. The motor-wheels with a total power of 1200 W, in cooperation with the Tao Tao G2 board and the British-designed microprocessor, provide excellent responsiveness and maneuverability, and the special Tao Tao Plus application makes it possible to control from the phone.

Samsung battery with a capacity of 4400mAh holds a charge up to 20 km, acceleration is 18 km / h. These data ranked the ZAXBOARD ZX-11 Pro in second place in the ranking. The strength of the device is also less than that of the leader; it can withstand a load of up to 100 kg thanks to its ribs.

A nice bonus to the package bundle is a carrying bag for this difficult device weighing 13.5 kg. You can buy it by giving about 20,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Counterfeit protection – serial number;

  • 3-year manufacturer's warranty;

  • Rugged case, IPX-6 water protection class;

  • Great power;

  • Fast charging;

  • Phone control;

disadvantages

  • Price;

  • Inaccurate lower bound weight recognizer (for some users).

Smart Balance Wheel Suv New 10.5

Rating: 4.8

 Smart Balance Wheel Suv New 10.5

The experts assigned the third place to the maneuverable and powerful hoverboard Smart Balance Wheel Suv New 10.5, which is well deserved: the maximum speed is as much as 30 km / h, the power reserve is 25 km, and a full charge takes 3 hours. The speakers and connection Bluetooth make riding fun, and the included bag makes it easy to carry the 13kg device.

The advantage of Smart Balance Wheel Suv New 10.5 is a low purchase budget, only 8,000 rubles for a model with a high driving speed with a good battery and large 266 mm wheels.

Advantages

  • High acceleration speed;

  • Budgetary price;

  • Bag included;

  • Music and Bluetooth;

  • 6 bright colors;

  • Capacious battery with an impressive power reserve at maximum speed;

disadvantages

  • Longer charging time.

The best off-road hoverboards

Driving on an asphalt surface is not possible everywhere: outside the city, off-road conditions are common, and not only the townspeople want to ride. For these cases, gyro scooters with increased wheels and engine and battery resources have been created. Introducing 2 devices suitable for off-tarmac travel.

Smart Balance 9 Off-Road

Rating: 4.9

 Smart Balance 9 Off-Road

A brutal off-road hoverboard can be operated all year round in snow, rain, off-road, and in the city. This became possible thanks to the manufacturer's use of heat-resistant materials for the manufacture of the body and powerful wheels with deep all-season tread. You can't accelerate quickly on a hoverboard – 15 km / h is the maximum, which is not surprising: the motor is loaded with a load of up to 120 kg plus 14 of its mass. But even with such data, the battery life is impressive – the power reserve reaches 20 km, and the charging time is 90 … 120 minutes.

Nice additions: APP TaoTao control app, music speakers, remote control. The miracle of engineering can be purchased relatively inexpensively – only 9600 rubles.

Advantages

  • High cross-country ability;

  • High-quality assembly;

  • Acceptable price;

  • Wide operating temperature range from winter with snow to hot summer;

  • Large 228mm wheels with deep tread;

  • Optimal speed and charge reserve with fast replenishment;

disadvantages

  • The wheels are not inflatable, it is harsh to drive off-road;

  • There is a marriage due to a complex design.

Cactus CS-GYROCYCLE AR BK

Rating: 4.8

Cactus CS-GYROCYCLE_AR_BK

The gyro-scooter-off-road vehicle Cactus CS-GYROCYCLE_AR_BK took the second place in the category due to the reduced maximum driving speed – only 10 km / h. But this is enough to overcome significant irregularities in the road surface for 20 km on a single charge at maximum engine power.

The control is facilitated by built-in gyroscopes and a smart processor filling. Cactus CS-GYROCYCLE_AR_BK costs more than its predecessor in the rating – about 13,000 rubles, but this does not prevent it from being well assembled.

Advantages

  • High mileage;

  • Ergonomic design

  • Driving off-road on rubberized wheels;

disadvantages

  • Reduced driving speed;

  • Increased value compared to the category leader.

The best electric unicycle

A monowheel is a special type of individual vehicle on an electric drive, it is a wheel with two supports on both sides for feet. For the convenience of taking a position on the protective wing, there is a handle to support the apparatus, for which you can carry or roll the gadget, the handle can be static or telescopic. Monowheels are controlled by the driver's maneuvering and are suitable for performing various stunts, high speed is a feature of the devices, at low speed they often fail due to axle overload.

We present 3 electric unicycle, recognized as the best in the domestic market.

InMotion V8

Rating: 4.9

 InMotion V8

This powerful device of Chinese design is impressive in all respects: the maximum speed is 30 km / h, the power reserve is 50 km, a large rubberized wheel with a diameter of 15 (406 mm) inches is able to comfortably transport a driver weighing up to 120 kg both on the off-road and on the city asphalt.

InMotion V8 interfaces with a dedicated mobile phone app via channel Bluetooth. On the handle there is a button for putting the device into sleep mode, in which the wheel does not lose orientation when carried over obstacles, and for beginners it must be locked to avoid accidental pressing and falling.

The device is equipped with a color backlight that can be turned off, as well as sound speakers, but not for listening to music, but for safety reasons.

All the advantages of the InMotion V8 unicycle are reflected in its price – about 50,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Large power reserve and speed;

  • Retractable handle;

  • Relatively low weight for such a device – 13 kg;

  • Phone control;

  • Sleep button;

  • Stylish design without unnecessary details;

  • Robust construction;

  • Soft foot cushions included;

disadvantages

  • The price is high;

  • Users note the thin plastic on the fender.

KingSong KS18A 1360Wh

Rating: 4.8

 KingSong KS18A 1360Wh

The second place was taken by the KingSong KS18A monowheel with a 1360Wh battery, which holds a charge up to 120 km at a speed of 40 km / h. These are very good indicators for such a device, but they require appropriate technical equipment, so the device is almost 2 times larger in size and weight compared to the category leader – the unit weighs 22 kg, not everyone can carry it on their hands, but you can roll it by the handle . The problem also lies in the inability of some drivers to ride: the body rubs the calves of the legs, people with small stature feel uncomfortable on such a device. But the unicycle of drivers can withstand up to 150 kilograms – a record among similar devices.

The device charges for a long time – up to 12 hours, the charge indicator will notify about the imminent need to connect to the network. Front and rear lights ensure road safety.

The trick of the model is the transformation into a seated driving mode, for this a seat is attached to the handle. Riding such a device will require skill and good coordination.

The price of KingSong KS18A 1360Wh bites – almost 74,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Very large power reserve and battery capacity;

  • Seat;

  • Built-in music speakers Bluetooth;

  • Increased durability resource up to 150 kg;

  • Increased speed;

disadvantages

  • Dimensional and heavy device;

  • High price;

  • Long-term charging;

Airwheel X8 170WH

Rating: 4.7

 Airwheel X8 170WH

The one-wheeled gyro Airwheel X8 170WH takes the third place in the rating for lower speed (up to 18 km / h) and cruising range (23 km). But it is relatively light – 11 kg, quickly charges (only 2 hours) and costs optimally for a monowheel – about 23,000 rubles.

The device is assembled in China, but using reliable materials. Thus, the original Panasonic 170 W / h battery is protected in a durable case, like the engine, so Airwheel X8 170WH is not afraid of moisture and dust in the interior. The wheel diameter is 406 mm, which provides a soft and smooth ride with good response. There is a connection with a smartphone through a special application.

Monowheel Airwheel X8 170WH is a good basic model without additional functions, suitable for lovers of leisurely walks and novice riders.

Advantages

  • Relatively light weight;

  • Convenient shape with small dimensions;

  • Smartphone app control;

  • Good speed for beginner riders;

  • Optimal cost;

disadvantages

  • Quiet ride for experienced skiers;

  • No telescopic handle, only a small one on the body;

  • Small power reserve;


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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