Maximum load and rider weight
You’ll want to make note of who you’re purchasing the device for before choosing a model. Because the maximum load or weight on the board will affect the battery life and range, you’ll want to choose a hoverboard that will support the weight of an adult if an adult is a primary user.
Hoverboards have a 6.5-inch wheel or an 8/10-inch wheel, so you’ll want to note what type of terrain you’re going to travel on before you choose the best wheel size for you. A larger wheel will be able to handle gravel and other bumpy terrains better, but it won’t be able to climb a hill as easily as a smaller wheel. On the other hand, a smaller wheel won’t be as fun to ride on bumps, but it will be able to cruise up hills and down smooth pavement.
Speed and Range
It is needless to say how cool it looks to dash down the lane on your hoverboard, but then you should also pay heed to your safety. Some of the brands that manufacture fast hoverboards offer a high-speed limit of around 15 mph.
On the other hand, the kids’ hoverboards are specifically designed to have a lower speed limit of around 3 mph to 4 mph. The max speed in these hoverboards is intentionally kept low to ensure the safety of the children.
While riding a hoverboard for the first time, it is recommended that you use the default training mode as you work up from a slow to high speed. As you get comfortable riding the board after days of practice, you can gear up the hoverboard speed to a whopping 15 mph!
As far as the range of a fast hoverboard is concerned, there is a myriad of factors that need to be considered, making it difficult to measure. Depending on the weight of the rider, terrain, incline, and speed, some of the fastest hoverboards offer up to a 20-mile range.
Water resistance of hoverboards
Can you use your hoverboard in the rain? Unless your model specifies that it’s water-resistant, the answer is no. These devices are not water-tight, and hoverboards have a computer chip on board that could be affected by water. Rain also creates slippery surfaces, so it’s possible you could lose balance and fall on wet pavement.