In this self balancing scooter review, we’ll look at the pros and cons of the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 “hoverboard”.
The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is a self-balancing smart scooter. The 2.0 model number refers to the updated battery (UL 2272 certified) that won’t overheat or catch fire while someone is riding it.
This hoverboard costs around $450 new but can be found for around $400 on sale. This is one of the best self balancing scooters for someone on a budget. While it costs half the price of some of its competitors, it can travel over eight miles per hour. Yet the motor is relatively silent. It can run for up to an hour on a single charge with a rider up to 220 pounds. The run time shortens when you’re taking it up inclines or doing tricks. The run time is longer when you’re going downhill or have a lighter rider.
The battery has 36 volt lithium ion batteries you can swap out, so you can actually take the hoverboard to your destination, swap out the batteries and come home. You’ll know when to replace the battery because of its battery power indicator.
Swap Replacement Batteries for Uninterrupted Fun
The hoverboard itself weighs around twenty pounds. Taking replacement batteries with you adds a few pounds to your backpack. You only get one battery with the scooter.
This hoverboard automatically balances to make it easy to get on, much better than many other “self-balancing scooters”. The training mode is perfect for new users, while everyone else can switch to normal mode. The manufacturer says it isn’t recommended for children under 8.
This self balancing scooter has a smooth ride on sidewalks and streets. It has an LED light bar to improve your visibility to drivers, but this doesn’t make it safe to ride at night without other steps taking to make you easier for drivers to see. The anti-slip pads on the hoverboard help you keep your grip. The fender bumpers are overkill since they don’t offer much protection.
The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is available in a variety of colors. It is ready to use as soon as it is charged.
The manufacturer’s warranty is about three months after you buy it, and this isn’t available through all online retailers. Note that the warranty isn’t going to be in effect if you don’t use the LG branded batteries the manufacturer says must be used in this unit if you use anything other than the manufacturer provided battery pack.
This is a basic hoverboard, so it doesn’t have the ability to stream music from your smart phone or monitoring of the power level via an app.