Does your hoverboard refuse to charge? Check out our guide to easily troubleshoot this common issue.
Hoverboards or self-balancing scooters is fun way to travel. You may want to use your hoverboard as a green mode of transport, a cool way to commute. No matter how you use your personal transportation vehicle one thing is for certain, they are much more fun to ride than to carry.
This is why it is important to know your battery level before you go for a ride. In addition to knowing the battery level, keeping your charger at hand and knowing how far your hoverboard can travel on a single charge can help prevent unexpected power loss.
However, sometimes our hoverboards can throw us for a loop when they refuse to charge. In those instances, we need to troubleshoot to determine exactly what could be causing the problem.
How to Troubleshoot a Hoverboard that won’t Charge
While it is not always the case, many hoverboard chargers have built in indicators to help you troubleshoot. Take a look at your charging cord to see if there is an indicator light. While this is not always present on all models, it is often there to help with this common hoverboard issue.
When you plug your charging cord into an outlet the light should turn green. This is to indicate that the charging cord is functioning properly. If your charging cord has a light but it does not turn green that is your indication that your cord is likely the issue.
If you have plugged your cord into an outlet and it has turned green it is time to plug it into your hoverboard. Once the cord is plugged into your hoverboard the light should turn red. If the light fails to turn from green to red it could indicate an issue with your charging port. Make sure the charging port is clean and try again.
This could also indicate that the issue is not within the charging or battery. You can check your battery for a charge using a voltmeter. A fully charged battery is between 36 and 42 volts. If the battery is fully charged then your issue likely lies with the motherboard. This is a fix best left to the professionals. However, if your issue is your battery it is much cheaper just to order a new one and swap it out. Here is a quick video demonstrating how to change the battery in your hoverboard.
If the light turns red and stays red despite being plugged in for the full charging time it could indicate a more complicated issue within the motherboard. Again, for these more complex issues we suggest contacting your hoverboard’s manufacturer for repair options rather than attempting to fix the issue yourself.
Troubleshoot common issues with your gotrax hoverboard with our handy guide.
There is no doubt that hoverboards are a popular and fun way to get around. While they are a fairly new technology, they are rapidly growing in both popularity and their abilities to manage different terrains and new technologies.
Of course, with any new or growing technology there are often hiccups along the way. Users need to manage the learning curve of managing their new technology and simple troubleshooting techniques.
One of the best ways to limit interruptions in your riding is to familiarize yourself with the owner’s manual before riding your self-balancing scooter for the first time. Here is a link to find the manual for your Gotrax hoverboard.
Here at BestERide we have compiled some of the most common issues found with GoTrax hoverboards and how to solve them.
Why does my Gotrax hoverboard keep beeping?
TWO OF A KIND – Dual hub motors unite to create 700 watts of pure electric power, pushing the V6 to speeds up to 10 mph.
PARTY ANIMAL – Play your music with the enhanced Bluetooth speaker, sync the LED lights to the beat, and keep the party going.
IT GOES ON AND ON – The powerful lithium-ion battery has a long lasting charge, keeping the V6 going for up to 15 miles.
EXTRA FEATURES- Get the free app to choose between 3 different ride modes, track travel time and distance, share your activity with friends, and more.
There are common reasons why any brand of hoverboard may be beeping, and also reasons that may be particular to your model of Gotrax hoverboard. Firstly, you can check out the common troubleshooting tips we have provided, or check the indications specific to your particular model of Gotrax hoverboard here.
The most common reason your Gotrax hoverboard is beeping is that it needs to be charged. Many Gotrax hoverboard models have a battery indicator light to also indicate your hoverboard needs to be charged. Beeping can also indicate uneven pressure on the hoverboard sensors. For example, only standing with one foot on your hoverboard can cause some models to beep.
Many hoverboards will typically also beep when they reach maximum speed, if they are tipped too far forward or backward or if they reach too steep of an incline.
To remedy these common issues all you need to do is place your Gotrax hoverboard on a flat surface and/or reduce your speed.
How do I recalibrate my Gotrax hoverboard?
Anyone familiar with modern technology knows the healing properties that come along with turning something on and off. When it comes to hoverboards, the magic ‘fix-all’ is called ‘recalibration’. This is a few specific actions that act as a reset for your board and can fix many common issues.
To recalibrate a Gotrax hoverboard:
Start with your hoverboard turned off
Make sure the petals are level with each other and on a flat surface.
Hold down the power button for 10 seconds. You will see the LED lights start to flash.
Press the power button to turn off.
You can now turn your hoverboard back on.*
*You may need to perform a recalibration up to three times to fix your issue.
What does it mean when my Gotrax hoverboard won’t turn on?
If your Gotrax hoverboard will not turn back on you are experiencing an issue. Through simple troubleshooting, you can attempt to determine where your issue lies and see if you need outside help to solve it.
The most obvious reason your Gotrax hoverboard will not turn on has to do with its battery. If you have tried to charge your hoverboard and it still will not turn on you need to check if there is an issue with your charger, charging port or battery.
When you plug your charger into the wall, the indicator light will turn green. This is telling you the charger is working. When you connect the charger to the hoverboard it will turn red to let you know it is charging. When the battery is fully charged it will change from red to green.
If your charger does not turn green when you plug it in, your problem may lie in your charger. If it does not change to red when you plug it into your hoverboard, your issue could lie in the charging port. Of course, you could also have an issue with your battery. It is possible to check the voltage of your battery using a voltmeter. A fully charged battery will have between 36 and 42 volts.
Here is a simple video demonstrating how to change the battery in a hoverboard if you have determined that is your problem.
If the battery is fully charged, then the issue is likely with the motherboard or wiring. You can contact Gotrax to get more information, talk about your warranty or learn about repair options.
Why is my Gotrax hoverboard not balancing?
There are many possible reasons why your Gotrax hoverboard is not balancing. Often when there are small issues like this with your hoverboard, it simply means it is time to recalibrate. You can recalibrate your Gotrax hoverboard by following the instructions above.
Find your perfect all-terrain hoverboard with our guide to the best of the best in 2020.
With adventure-rich features like dust and water resistance and heavy tread air filled tires. Hoverboards have gone from self-balancing scooters to off-road all terrain personal vehicles.
Hoverboards may have started as the result of a dream to be able to one day ride a skateboard without using any ‘manpower’ but today they are a green mode of personal transportation with endless possibilities.
Many of the newer innovations have taken hoverboards from a run ride on the road to an off-road all terrain personal vehicle. These newer models have features built with adventure in mind, from unsurpassed durability, safety features and stronger motor-power to get you through whatever comes your way.
All Terrain Hoverboards
Just like regular hoverboards, all-terrain hoverboards are not all built to the same standards or with the same features. It is important to consider all features included in the model for both safety and durability and consider how they add up to your individual needs.
While many all-terrain vehicles boast impressive features, if they aren’t durable or safe enough for your needs they will not be a good fit. It is also important to consider who will be using the hoverboard. While you may purchase the perfect fit for your personal use, it may have too much power for younger members of the family. Or you may purchase with your teen in mind but it may not have the power to carry a larger adult’s weight.
With so much to consider before what is a larger purchase, here at BestERide we have compiled the best of the best when it comes to off-road or all-terrain hoverboards. Our handy guide is designed to help you make the best decision when it comes to your next all-terrain self-balancing scooter purchase.
1. Halo Rover Off-Road Hoverboard
With a reputation as the best hoverboard on the market and winner of 2019 hoverboard of the year, of course we had to include the Halo Rover Off-Road hoverboard in our list. This hoverboard has thought of it all-safety, durability and affordability.
One of the nicest features of the Halo Off-Road hoverboard is its family-friendly design. The minimum weight for the hoverboard is 45 lbs and the maximum is 260 lbs. It also features three different power modes: learning, beginner and advanced. This means that a seasoned rider can experience the speed and power they want and a new rider can learn with a safer set of controls.
The safety features do not end there. The Halo Off-Road hoverboard is also UL-2272 certified and uses LG lithium ion batteries. Which means this model has been cleared of any of the overheating issues that plagued many hoverboards in the past. Riders can enjoy this self-balancing scooter without worry.
Of course safety is a great feature to have, but what we really want to know about is the off-roading features. The Halo Rover Off-Road hoverboard features 8.8 inch tires. Unlike many of its competitors, this hoverboard’s tires feature a deep tread; making them ideal for sand, mud or snow. The Halo Rover also boasts an IPX4 rating compliance, making it possible to operate in the rain or snow.
In fact, this hoverboard was made with power and durability in mind. It features dual 400 watt motors that can get up to speeds of 12 MPH and handle inclines up to 20 degrees on uneven terrain.
Water and wet conditions will not affect the Halo Rover Off-Road hoverboard’s performance. It has LED lights on the front and rear to provide visibility in low light conditions as well as signal other riders or pedestrians to your presence. Going off-roading is a breeze thanks to its smartphone app which provides GPS guidance and allows you to monitor battery power.
All in all the Halo Rover Off-Road hoverboard provides a safe, all-terrain ride suitable for the whole family. Purchase yours here.
Pros: Family-friendly, safe, GPS
Cons: heavy, expensive
2. TOMOLOO V2 Eagle Off Road Hoverboard
If you are looking for a more budget-conscious buy than the Halo Rover but still want all the power the TOMOLOO V2 Eagle Off Road hoverboard may be the right model for you. This hoverboard is less expensive than the Halo Rover but still offers many of the same features.
The TOMOLOO V2 Eagle offers dual 350 w motors to offer speeds up to 12 MPH and can go up to 12 miles on a single charge. This is right up there with many of the more expensive models on the market, yet at a much more affordable price.
The TOMOLOO V2 Eagle hoverboard also did not skimp on safety. This model is UL 2272 Certified for safety so riders don’t have to worry about any overheating or shock hazards that may have been associated with early hoverboards. The TOMOLOO V2 Eagle features a fire resistant outer shell makes this hoverboard fireproof, shock-proof and water resistant. It also features anti-slip foot pads. This is an important feature since even travelling over challenging terrain such as mud, snow or dirt won’t make this hoverboard overheat.
The TOMOLOO V2 Eagle is also perfect for any type of user. It boasts three different speed modes which can be controlled with its smartphone app. The TOMOLOO V2 Eagle will warn its users when they are approaching maximum speed so they are able to safely slow themselves down.
Speaking of the smartphone app, it also offers many fun features. Not only does it offer GPS support (a great option for all-terrain models) but it also gives the user an accurate read of the battery power remaining. While no one wants to be left carrying their hoverboard, at least the TOMOLOO V2 Eagle is relatively light compared to its counterparts. This hoverboard weighs in at 29 lbs.
Pros: Great safety features, three different speed modes, GPS, inexpensive
Boasting great value and family-friendly features, the Gyroor Warrier hoverboard is a great addition to our all-terrain hoverboard list.
This all-terrain hoverboard is suitable for ages 7 and up and has self-balancing technology to help even the newest of riders quickly become seasoned experts. The smartphone app also allows you to control the speed of the board easily with both child and adult modes so you can gradually learn to master the 700 watt motor.
The Gyroor Warrior Hoverboard is designed for durability and stability. The body of this hoverboard is made with 90% aluminum making it durable and flexible. It is IP54 Certified water resistant which is important when taking your hoverboard off roading. Its large 8.5 inch wheels are shock absorbent with deep treads to take on many different terrains.
The Gyroor Warrior has the power to take on up to 30 degree inclines and can go between 7.5 and 9.5 miles on a single charge.
Like many other hoverboards on this list, the Gyroor Warrior has bluetooth speakers to connect to your favorite music and LED lights that can be customized with their smartphone app. One nice feature that the Gyroor Warrior includes is an anti-theft alarm. Not often seen on a hoverboard but a nice feature to have considering the cost of these items.
Pros: Designed for 7 years and up with child mode, IP54 Certified water resistant, can take on 30 degree angles
Cons: Does not have GPS, Max speed is 9.95 miles per hour
4. Swagtron Swagboard Outlaw t6
When it comes to hoverboards, one of the biggest limitations in enjoying these self-balancing scooters can be the maximum weight limits.
While more and more models are able to handle more than the previous 220 lbs weight maximum, the Swagtron Swagboard Outlaw t6 has really made a board that is inclusive to almost everyone. This tough, all terrain option has a maximum weight capacity of 420 lbs and a minimum weight of just 44 lbs. This means it is truly a toy for kids of all ages-especially big kids!
What sets the Swagtron Swagboard apart is its 10 inch inflatable rubber tires set on aluminum wheels. The benefit of inflatable wheels versus solid wheels is their ability to absorb shock from uneven terrain. The tires also feature a deep tread to allow its users to travel through dirt, grass, snow and even gravel.
The Swagtron Swagboard features three different riding modes: learning mode, standard mode and advanced mode. Learning mode limits the speed so new riders don’t accidentally find themselves going 10 MPH, standard mode gives more freedoms and advanced mode gives the rider more fine motor control over the hoverboard and makes it easier to reach the maximum speed.
The Swagtron Swagboard has two 300 watt motors to give this hoverboard a top speed of 12 MPH and a range of about 12 miles. You can also tackle inclines of up to 30 degrees. Of course, range will vary with use so always make sure to check your battery before heading out.
Another family-friendly feature is that the Swagtron Swagboard was designed with safety in mind. It has built in LED indicators to let others know if you are stopping, starting or turning. The battery features SentryShield multi-layered battery protection, which essentially encases the battery in a damage-proof (fire-proof) aluminum casing. This is a technology exclusive to Swagway Systems. This means that no matter how hard your hoverboard has to work to get you through the rough terrain, you don’t have to worry about your battery overheating.
Pros: Able to handle riders from 44 lbs to 420 lbs, 10 inch tires, three different riding modes
Cons: Does not have a smartphone app therefore no GPS
This well designed hoverboard is our top pick for fastest hoverboard in 2020, and has also found a place on this list for its off-road abilities.
One of the unique design elements of the FutureSaw Pro Edition is its unique chassis height. While many hoverboards have a standard height of only a few inches off the ground, the Future Saw Pro Edition features an unique bowed shape with a full 10 inches off the ground. This is especially helpful in off-roading when the rider may need to drive over larger debris.
In addition to this unique design element, the FutureSaw Pro Edition also has a lot of speed and power behind it to make it ideal for all-terrain. The FutureSaw Pro can carry adults up to 300 lbs and hit speeds of up to 12.5 miles an hour!
It features a duo 350 w motor and advanced lithium ion LG battery to power this hoverboard as far as 12 miles with a single charge. Even though the FutureSaw Pro gives its riders between 5 to 6 hours of ride time, you can still fully charge this model in about 60 to 90 minutes!
This combo of a powerful battery and duo 350 watt motors is great for off-roading as it allows its riders to conquer up to 30 degree inclines! The FutureSaw Pro Edition also features dual bluetooth speakers and a low battery indicator so you can have tunes for your adventures.
Pros: Fastest hoverboard currently available on the market, quick charge time, long lasting battery
Cons: Does not have a smartphone app, no learning modes for beginners
While we are very happy with the top five contenders on our list, we felt there was still room for two more honorable mentions. While the following options did not quite meet our extremely high standards, we feel they both bring some interesting options to the table that deserve some recognition.
The first is the Epikgo Classic. While the Epikgo Classic is certainly not the newest offering from Epkigo, it holds a certain appeal for riders who really want to use their hoverboards as a means of personal transportation, especially commuters. With its attractive design and all terrain abilities the Epikgo Classic is one self-balancing scooter we had to include on our list.
The second honorable mention on this list is the Gotrax SRX Pro. While the SRX Pro is not able to boast nearly the speed or staying power of the other options on our list, it has some family friendly options that certainly warranted an honorable mention.
The SRX Pro features self-balancing technology with a built-in gyroscope that self levels the hoverboard whether the rider is on the hoverboard or not. This technology makes it both easy to ride for a beginner as well as easy to get on and off.
The SRX Pro also has less power and and less speed making it a safer option for younger riders. With a maximum speed of 7.4 MPH it may be an option that parents feel safer letting their children learn on.
So while our honorable mentions may not be ‘the best all-terrain hoverboards of 2020” they still may be the right all-terrain hoverboards for many of our readers.
Epikgo Classic Self Balancing Scooter
Epikgo has branded themselves the indestructible self-balancing scooter. While this claim has yet to be proven, they do boast a sleek high-end design that nods to their California roots.
While some hoverboards may be designed with teens or younger children in mind, the Epikgo series seems to be made with environmentally conscious adults in mind. Epikgo often designs its self-balancing scooters in shades that mimic those seen on cars on the road rather than bikes on the street. For example, the classic series features shades like space gray, elite silver and rose gold.
While the Epikgo outside design is attractive, it isn’t just a pretty package. This self-balancing scooter was truly designed for many different terrains.
It’s 8.5 inch all-terrain solid rubber wheels are designed to easily go from dirt to grass to pavement easily. It features indestructible aluminum wheel covers and an ABS body chassis. It is also 30 % larger than the average hoverboard to give users a stable and more comfortable ride. However, it has been noted in many user reviews that this wider body can make the Epikgo harder to maneuver.
In addition to its stability, the Epikgo Classic was also designed for safety. The Epikgo Classic is rated IP56 for solidness and water resistance and all EpikGo models are UL2272 Certified.
While the Epikgo Classic has a lot of benefits for all-terrain use, it is limited when it comes to the newest bells and whistles that are featured on many of our newer models listed here. For example, while it is not always wanted or needed, the Epikgo Classic does not feature a bluetooth speaker, or different riding modes. While it says it is able to be used by people with a minimum weight of 44 lbs and a maximum weight of 240 lbs it does not feature different riding modes so it may not be user friendly enough, especially since Epikgo is known for its quick acceleration speeds.
Pros: long lasting battery, high safety standards, comfortable ride, attractive design
Cons: Expensive, not easy to learn on, no bluetooth or GPS
Gotrax SRX Pro All-Terrain Hoverboard
With many of the hoverboards on this list child friendly features and safety options were a nice consideration. With Gotrax it seems like these family-friendly features are the first consideration. While the Gotrax SRX Pro All-Terrain hoverboard may not have been especially designed for speed and power, it may be the perfect addition for an outdoorsy family looking for adventure.
The SRX Pro has a self-balancing mode to make it easier for beginners to ride. The SRX Pro has a built in gyroscope that levels the footpads whether there is a rider on it or not. This is a great feature to make it easier for new riders to get on and off the hoverboard.
Like many of the more expensive models on our list, the SRX Pro features 8.5 inch all terrain tires that allow the SRX pro to easily go from pavement to dirt and grass without an issue.
While not boasting nearly as much power as many of the other hoverboards on our list. The SRX Pro hoverboard features a 500 watt motor system and can reach speeds of up to 7.5 miles per hour. While this cannot touch the top speeds of many of the other hoverboards on our list, this still provide a thrilling ride.
Unlike models like the Epikgo Classic, the Gotrax models are designed with kids in mind. With bright and bold colors like candy apple red that kids will love to show off to their friends. The SRX Pro also features bluetooth speakers and LED lights to keep kids focused on the road.
Along with less power also comes a friendlier price tag. The Gotrax SRX Pro is available at less than $200 on their website currently. Compared to some of the more expensive models consumers could choose to buy two SRX Pro hoverboards. This can make a big difference when it comes to purchasing hoverboards for the whole family.
Cons: Less power, can only hold up to 220 lbs, slower speeds
The Best All Terrain Hoverboard is Subjective
Here at The BestERide we have done our best to find the best hoverboards for off-road adventures. However, when it comes to choosing the best hoverboard for you it is important to consider your personal needs. Whether you are looking for speed, safety, the newest technology we will help you find what you are looking for. Did we miss a great model that needs to find its way on this list? Let us know in the comments!
Check out these common issues and concerns to troubleshoot your Airwalk Hoverboard
Anyone who viewed the 1989 classic Back to the Future Part II was instantly mesmerized by the possibility of Marty McFly’s ‘hoverboard’ which he used to escape from the ‘bad guys’ in the 2015 of the future.
While hoverboards don’t yet have the technology to actually hover, (they are actually self-balancing scooters) these personal transportation devices have been picking up popularity among kids and adults alike.
Like all modern technology, there are also hiccups along the way. One of the best ways to minimize these little annoyances is to familiarize yourself with the owner’s manual before actually riding your hoverboard so you are fully aware of how to operate it safely as well as troubleshoot any potential problems.
When it comes to the Airwalk Hoverboard, troubleshooting information is a little tougher to find. We were able to find an online user manual, and are also relying on standard best practices for troubleshooting hoverboards to help assist.
Why Does my Airwalk hoverboard keep beeping?
There are many reasons why your Airwalk hoverboard may be beeping. You may have reached your maximum speed, be facing an incline beyond your hoverboard’s ability (15 degrees), your hoverboard is tilted forward or backward beyond 15 degrees or your hoverboard has a low battery.
To remedy this, try moving your hoverboard to a smooth, flat surface and check your Airwalk hoverboard’s battery level.
How do I recalibrate my Airwalk Hoverboard?
In some cases, you may need to recalibrate your Airwalk hoverboard in order to stop the beeping and flashing lights.
The method to recalibrate your Airwalk hoverboard is slightly different than the standard procedure:
Place your hoverboard on a completely flat surface with both sides aligned.
Press the power button until you hear a single beep and release.
The front LED lights will flash blue continuously.
After 5 seconds of continuous blue flashing, hold the power button to turn your hoverboard off.
Turn the hoverboard back on and it should be ready to ride.
What does it mean when your Airwalk Hoverboard will not turn on?
If your Airwalk hoverboard will not turn on, there are several possible reasons and it is beneficial to do some troubleshooting to see if it is an easy fix.
The first possibility is the easiest to address-your hoverboard needs to be charged. Of course most people will try this option first. However, the issue may lie in your hoverboard’s inability to charge. The issue could lie within the charger, portal or battery itself. The included charging cord will change from green to red to indicate the hoverboard has begun to charge. If the cord fails to change colors it may indicate an issue within the charging cord or portal.
The charging cord changes from red to green to indicate the hoverboard is fully charged. Standard charging time varies between 2 and 4 hours. If the cord fails to turn green after 4 hours, the issue may lie within the battery of the hoverboard.
Here is a handy video that gives a step by step guide on how to change the battery on your hoverboard.
If your charging cord indicates that your battery is fully charged, the issue could lie in your motherboard. Once you have determined this may be the issue, we suggest taking your hoverboard to a certified repair shop rather than trying to fix the issue yourself. With the Airwalk Hoverboard a solid red LED light indicates when there is an issue with the system.
Why is my Airwalk Hoverboard not balancing?
Sometimes the system is not balancing because you have hit something or possibly bumped your unit and upset the calibration. Try turning your hoverboard off completely and back on to reset. If this does not work, recalibrate your hoverboard by following the instructions found above.