Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Review 2020: Best Self Balancing Smart Scooter?
The Hoverboard is one of the greatest inventions to surface back in 2013. Since it was an entirely new kind of ride and people were hyped to own one. It wasn’t exactly like the hoverboard in the movie Back to the Future, but it was a futuristic invention that caught the attention of people. Since then, a lot of companies have developed their own take on the revolutionary hoverboard self-balancing machine.
Razor is one of those companies that put their time into creating best hoverboards that kids and adults can enjoy. The Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard self-balancing smart scooter is one of those products that completely changed the game. With its cool design and neat features, kids and adults alike can have fun and enjoy the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard.
What makes the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard worth buying?
All you need to know about this product will be explained in full detail in this Razor Hovertrax 2.0 review.
Speed and Power output
Let’s start by discussing the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard‘s speed and power. It is equipped with a silent 135-watt motor that can reach a maximum of 350 watts at its peak. At peak level, riders can enjoy going at speeds up to 9 miles per hour.
Compared to an electric skateboard or scooter, the speed can be too slow. If you imagine standing on two wheels, going at that speed, things can still get exhilarating.
If it is your first time riding a hoverboard self-balancing smart scooter, you can choose between the training and normal riding modes. It is pretty easy to learn on the Hovertrax 2.0 because of its auto self-balancing, gyro-sensor technology. (1) This technology helps first-time hoverboard riders learn how to balance quickly. Just be sure to wear a helmet and safety pads when learning to ride.
Range and Battery Performance
In terms of range, the Hovertrax 2.0 will not disappoint. Riders can use it for 60 minutes of continuous use on a single charge, which converts to about 3.4 miles in distance. This distance is pretty decent for going to the nearest convenience store, coffee shop, moving around the house, or riding in your neighborhood. However, for actual commuting to work or school, the range will need more work.
We wouldn’t recommend this hoverboard for commuting as the battery would probably run out on your way to work or school. Because the weight of this hoverboard is not exactly light, it would be such a hassle to carry it around. Aside from that, the Hovertrax is still a cool ride for riding around the neighborhood or at your workplace (if it’s allowed).
The Hovertrax 2.0 is powered by a 36-volt Li-ion battery and comes with the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Charger. Compared to Razor’s electric scooters and skateboards, this hoverboard can charge rather quickly. You can also purchase an extra battery kit and quickly swap it out for extended fun.
Design & Construction Quality
The design is where this hoverboard shines the most. The Hovertrax 2.0 sports a futuristic contemporary design that will probably appeal more to kids than adults. Since Razor is known for making its products to be kid-friendly, you would expect it to have this design.
The build quality is pretty sturdy. It is equipped with a shatter-resistant polymer frame with a fender bumper for protection and multicolor LED lights that indicate its common functions.
The board itself looks pretty slick. It has a cool design with several different colorways to choose from. It is also equipped with an anti-slip rubber traction pad that makes the rider’s feet in place, giving the rider complete control of the ride.
The board comes completely assembled and pre-calibrated so that you can enjoy it right out of the box. It comes pre-charged with a little battery power, but make sure you let it get a full charge before using the board for a long time upon arrival. The initial charging time as recommended by Razor is 6 hours. After charging for 6 hours initially, you can charge the battery for 4 hours to get a full charge.
One of the cool features equipped on the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 aside from the futuristic flashing lights is the Bluetooth speaker. The rider can connect their phones via Bluetooth to enjoy their favorite tunes on the go while spinning and riding.
With the Hovertrax 2.0 EverBalance Technology, beginner hoverboard riders can easily learn the ropes of riding a hoverboard. It automatically keeps the Hovertrax 2.0 leveled, contributing to a very smooth ride.
Tires & Braking System
The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard is equipped with 6.5-inch air-filled tires that ride very smoothly on flat surfaces. However, when using the board on sidewalks with small cracks, the ride quality seems to decrease. Even with the EverBalance technology and the air-filled tires, the hoverboard still cannot ride smoothly on road imperfections.
Braking is pretty easy once you get the hang of riding this hoverboard. It is quite responsive in terms of accelerating and braking, and children would not have a problem using the brakes. The Hovertrax 2.0 can go fast, but braking is not that abrupt, so kids and adults can use the breaks confidently when stopping even after coming from high speeds.
The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is a safe hoverboard in many aspects including its electrical components, braking, battery shield, safe riding, eco-friendliness.
First, let’s talk about how safe the technology is with the Hovertrax 2.0. It is built with safe materials that received a UL 2272 certification (2), making it safe for both kids and adults to use. This certification means that the build exceeds all standards, both in the use of electrical components and external build, making it a safe mobile device.
Both the battery and electric circuitry have been tested rigorously to ensure the safety of use. Since it is a product that is marketed for kids, Razor made sure that the product will not cause any harm to kids in terms of its electrical components and battery.
In terms of the environment, the Hovertrax 2.0 has been tested for emissions. The hoverboard turned out to be eco-friendly and it contributes to the overall sustainability. Not only is the Hovertrax 2.0 safe to use, but it is also safe for the environment.
It is an easy-to-ride hoverboard that is equipped with all the necessary balancing features that make it safer than most models. Braking and maneuvering are very effortless on this hoverboard, making it an overall standard for safety.
Razor did their part to ensure that this product is safe to use in several aspects. All you need to do is wear the proper safety equipment, especially when riding at top speed.
Brand & Customer Service
Razor is well-known for making electric rides like electric scooters and electric skateboards. But before manufacturing electric rides, Razor started as a scooter company. They made some of the best kick scooters that made a lot of children happy back in the day.
Now, Razor is still making children happy with their electric products. They are not only creating fun memories for children, but they are also making useful rides for adults as well.
For all the Razor electric products including the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard self-balancing smart scooter, they include a limited warranty of 90 days for manufacturing defects. The warranty (3), however, does not cover any normal wear and tear, wheel damage, or any electrical failure due to improper assembly.
The warranty can be voided if the product is modified in any way or rented out to the public.
For any questions and concerns about their products, Razor has a very responsive and helpful customer service unit that you can contact through their email at customersupport[email protected] or call at 1-866-467-2967.
- Cannot be used for all types of terrain
- The range can use a little work
- Can be too heavy for children
Who Should Buy the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard?
The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard is marketed for children. However, adults who weigh up to 220. lbs can also have fun on this hoverboard. It is not for commuting as the wheels and construction can break when used in harsh terrain, but it is a perfect ride for other recreational purposes.
The design is futuristic and rather better for kids than adults, but it will really depend on someone’s taste.
The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard is a decent board overall. It is highly affordable and comes with several safety features that make it perfect for kids. Although it may have some downsides, it is still a great product that can be a great gift for your kids or friends. Because of the combination of its overall performance, we gave the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 a 3.8 out of 5 on our score chart.
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|Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Hoverboard Specifications|
|Top Speed||9 MPH|
|Deck Length||135 watts|
|Motor||2x 500-watt motors|
|Charge Time||2.5 hours|
|Max Load||220 LBS|
|Wheel Size||6.5 inches|
|Brake System||Electronic Smart Braking|
|Warranty||90-day limited warranty|
Yes, the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 battery is replaceable. You can also purchase an extra battery to extend your riding time. You can get a Razor Hovertrax 2.0 battery replacement from the Razor Website (4).
Yes, you can purchase a Hovertrax 2.0 replacement charger from the Razor shop website. If you are planning to buy a new battery for your Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard, the replacement battery also comes with a new charging dock.
You can also purchase them separately.
No, the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard is not waterproof. Using the hoverboard in wet conditions can damage its electrical components, and can be dangerous for riders. Make sure that you or your children do not use the Hovertrax out when it is raining or use the Hovertrax 2.0 to splash through puddles. Although the board has a UL certification for safety, it does not make the board waterproof without an IP rating.