The 5 Fastest Hoverboards of 2017


The Fastest Hoverboards

Hoverboards are a super fun thing to ride outdoors. Some people like to use them to get around campus or commute to work. Other people utilize them to play Pokemon Go. And some people…they just want to go fast. If you’re a speed demon, then this is the article for you. We’ve rounded up the five fastest hoverboards available on the market right now. These are all safety certified and available in the US.

For consumer safety, many hoverboards have capped speeds to prevent them from going too fast, usually around 6-8mph. So while you won’t be traveling at lightning speeds, these hoverboards are the fastest available on the market right now. Check out our comparison chart and then the reviews.

Fastest Hoverboards Comparison Chart

Check out our comparison chart for the fastest hoverboards. If you want to read our in-depth review of each hoverboard model, scroll down to the next section.

NamePhotoRatingSpeedFeaturesBuy
Swagtron T6
4.5 Star Rating12 mphMax distance: 7-12 miles, all terrain design, Bluetooth Speakers, phone app, turn signals, min weight: 44 lbs, max weight: 420 lbs.
H1 Gemini
3 Star Rating12 mphMax distance: 10 miles, Bluetooth speakers, carry handle, LED lights
GT Hover GTS
5 Star Rating12 mphMax distance: 10 miles, Bluetooth speakers, No Fall tech, free carry case
EPIKGO
4.5 Star Rating10 mph1 hour ride time, water resistant, ride off road, max weight 265 lbs.

Segway miniPRO
4.5 Star Rating10 mphMax distance: 14 miles, padded knee bar, max weight: 220 lbs., Bluetooth app, LED safety lights, security alarm

Want to compare all of the hoverboards we’ve reviewed? Check out our Hoverboard Comparison Chart.

Fastest Hoverboards Reviews

Swagtron T6

Swagtron has been a big name in the hoverboard scene since the beginning, so it’s no surprise they offer one of the fastest hoverboards on the market. With a top speed of 12 mph, this sturdy off-road hoverboard can go anywhere and let you take your hoverboarding to the extreme. Unlike most glideboards that are good for beginners or casual sidewalk riding, the T6 has heavy duty 10″ tires that can combat mud, grass, gravel, or even riding in the rain.

In addition to fast speeds and off-road riding capability, this hoverboard from Swagtron also has some nice features. Safety features include UL2272 Safety Certification and a Sentry Shield lithium ion battery and management system that keeps it from overheating. Fun features include the Swagtron iOS & Android app which allows you to check speed, battery life, and track travel distance. Enjoy music while you ride with the built-in Bluetooth speaker. Not only is the T6 one of the fastest hoverboards you can buy, it’s a great option for a rugged self-balancing scooter for outdoorsy people and advanced riders.

Available colors: black, desert camouflage, pink camouflage

Wheel Size: 10″

Max Speed: 12 mph

Max Distance: 7-12 miles

Notable features: UL2272 Safety Certification, All terrain design, Solid rubber tires, Built-in Bluetooth speakers, Sentry Shield Battery Protection, Lithium Ion Battery, Charge time: 2-3 hours, free IOS & Android app, min weight: 44 lbs., max weight: 420 lbs., battery indicator, turning signals, LED lights


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Genesis H1 Gemini Hoverboard

If you’re looking for a hoverboard that’s a little less rugged for riding around on the street and in park, the H1 Gemini can still deliver top speeds in a more streamlined design. As one of the fastest hoverboards on the market, this 2 wheel self balancing scooter can reach 12 mph and has a travel range of 10 miles. It’s a great option for commuting or just zipping accross campus. If you’re concerned about safety, the H1 Gemini has all the necessary safety certifications and each hoverboard is thoroughly tested for electrical and battery components.

As far as features go, the 7.5″ wheels are perfect for teens and shorter adults, while regular sized adults will also enjoy the lighter weight and easy of navigation. Genesis also has its own smartphone app to allow you to update settings, monitor battery life, speed, and track your trips. It also features an onboard LED status screen so you can get quick stats om speed, temperature, and battery life. Plus the Bluetooth speakers let you enjoy your tunes as you ride. Other small but useful features are the LED tail lights and a built-in carrying handle. With 6 color options, you can find the perfect H1 Gemini to blaze down the street on.

Available colors: black, pink, blue, white, green, red

Wheel Size: 7.5″

Max Speed: 12 mph

Max Distance: 10 miles

Notable features: UL 2272 Certification, Bluetooth speakers, iOS & Android app, security alarm, LED status screen, LED tail lights, built-in carrying handle, 2 hour charge time, max weight: 220 lbs.


GT Hover GTS Hoverboard

If you’re looking for a sporty hoverboard thats fast and unique looking, check out the GT hover GTS. As one of the fastest hoverboards it reaches speeds up to 12 mph and gives you a riding range of 10 miles on a single charge. Other awesome features include front and rear LED lights, a mobile app, and built in Bluetooth speakers. The sleek design is sporty and modern, and the color combinations give you a unique look when you hit the street.

This hoverboard is great for beginners or those who have trouble balancing on other models. The GTS has built in “No Fall” technology that balances the hoverboard for you and prevents clumsy falls. It’s also very safe with LG Firesafe batteries and UL 2272 safety certification. This is a great hoverboard for beginners and pro riders, and it’s sized perfectly for teens and adults. The built-in training modes (beginner, normal, and advanced) mean anyone can enjoy this self-balancing scooter.

Available colors: black/blue wheels, black/red wheels, black/black wheels, metallic gold/black wheels, metallic silver/blue wheels, metallic silver/red wheels

Wheel Size: 8.5″

Max Speed: 12 mph

Max Distance: 10 miles

Notable features: UL 2272 certified, front and rear LED lights, no fall technology, free hard case bag, mobile app, Bluetooth speakers, LG fire safe battery, 3 training modes, 2 hour charge time, min weight: 44lbs, max weight: 260 lbs., IPX4 water resistant, 2 hour battery life


EPIKGO Self Balancing Scooter

The next two models aren’t as fast as the above ones, but these hoverboards are still fast and great to consider if you want one with a little extra speed. Epikgo was the first company to release a rugged, all terrain hoverboard and it’s still faster than many of the competitors. With a ride time of 1 hour, you can reach speeds up to 12 mph. The 8.5″ alloy wheels with solid rubber tires are built tough and ready to go off-road through mud, sand, and grass. It’s also water resistant, so a little rain or riding through a puddle won’t damage it. The EPIKGO has all required safety certifications andan LG battery with Itelligent Protection to keep you safe during your ride. In addition to LED headlights, it also features rear blinkers to show when you’re turning.

This is a bigger hoverboard, with a larger footpad than standard hoverboards, so we recommend it for teens and adults. We recommend this hoverboard if you want speed and the ability to go off-road, but don’t need a bunch of unnecessary features. Plus EPIKGO is a US company based in Silicon Valley, so you know you’ll get the customer service you need if there’s a problem.

Comes with a 1-year warranty.

Available colors: space gray, rose gold, elite silver

Wheel Size: 8.5″

Max Speed: 10 mph

Notable features: UL 2272 Certified, 400W Dual Motors, climbs 18-degree slopes/hills, 10 mph top speed, rides for 1 hour on single charge, 8.5″ solid rubber tires, water resistant, 2 hour fast charging, aluminum alloy body frame, front and rear lights, max weight 165 lb.


Segway miniPRO Self-Balancing Personal Transporter

While it looks different from other hoverboards on the market, it is one of the fastest ones available. Popular among commuters and people with mobility issues, the Segway miniPRO is easy to ride while also giving you speeds up to 10 mph and a range of 14 miles (further than the other hoverboards on this list). What sets this self balance scooter apart from other brands is the padded knee bar. It give you greater control and easier maneuverability, especially for beginner riders. It’s built with urban commuters in mind as the mobile app includes a security alarm in addition to settings to adjust light colors, modify safety features, and remotely command your transporter.

Other features include customizable LED headlights and taillights, a lightweight frame that’s easy to carry, and a built-in telescoping carry handle. If you’re new to self-balancing transporters, the app also has a built-in training module so you can learn to ride quickly. The steering bar can also be removed for easy storage. The Segway brand and technology means this scooter is safe and high quality. With that comes a higher price, but if you’re looking for speed and distance, this is a great model to consider.

Available colors: black, white

Wheel Size: 10.5″

Max Speed: 10 mph

Max Distance: 14 miles

Notable features: 1600 watt dual motor engine, padded knee bar for precision steering, can carry up to 220 lbs., aircraft grade magnesium alloy frame, Bluetooth mobile app, customizable LED safety lights (taillights and headlights), anti-theft security alarm


Now that you’ve found the fastest hoverboard to get you around, don’t forget to check out some hoverboard safety gear to keep you safe and injury free while you ride.

If you’re still not sure which model to buy, check out our hoverboard comparison chart to see all the self balancing scooters we have reviewed. You may also want to consider safe hoverboard alternatives.



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