The Swagtron T1 self-balancing scooter is the first model on the market to be UL 2272 certified, making it amongst the safest hoverboards around. This rating means the board underwent rigorous testing in order to deem it safe for use.
This type of testing standard came about as a result of the batteries in older models suddenly exploding when they were overcharged. Fortunately, the manufacturer has taken several steps to ensure consumer safety, and it’s evident in the number of safety features available in the T1.
In fact, many riders feel that this model is as sturdy as they come, thanks to the solid construction, innovative design, and overall versatility. You’ll love the powerful motors, easier handling, the number of color options and the overall improved traction this hoverboard offers.
Swagtron Hoverboard Rundown and Features
Inside the box, you’ll find the electric scooter, charging cord, user’s manual and two silicone wheel arch protectors.
This board by Swagtron is able to handle a max weight of 220 pounds, with a minimum weight of forty-four pounds. It can go up to speeds of eight miles per hour and features a faster charge time of just sixty minutes.
In total, per charge, the scooter is able to go about eleven miles, depending on terrain. Obviously, a route that consists of more hilly terrain will take more juice. The board also comes equipped with battery power indicator, so you’ll never be stuck with a dead battery when you’re out and about, LED headlights for safer night riding, and rubber bumpers.
Power And Handling
The motor power comes in at 250 watts and offers gear stabilization for better handling and control when riding downhill. The board’s gyroscopes are very sensitive to the rider’s movements, which will make for one smooth ride and a better handle on control.
Build Quality And Materials
The ABS casing is built tough with the type of quality that makes this model one of the leading electric scooters on the market. The included Safe Stop technology will keep the rider safe in the event that the battery unexpectedly dies, working to slow you down before the scooter totally quits as opposed to abruptly stopping, which would normally cause the rider to fall or lose control of the board.
Offering a modern, sleek look consumers can choose from six available color options including black, blue, gold, red, pink, and white. Best described as impressively durable, this is a great board for users over the age of ten.
When the sensors notice a significant drop in the sentryshield battery power, they will begin to beep in order to warn you that the smart battery level is dangerously low. That is the so-called smart battery management system. The board will also automatically limit the board’s top speed so when the power does fail there will be no jerky rough stop. As an additional safety precaution, the manufacturer has added aluminum casing to the lithium ion battery, which works to ensure that the battery does not catch fire in the event it’s overcharged.
This model comes with a one-month return policy, although the board must be undamaged and unused in order to qualify for a refund. However, it also comes with a limited one-year product warranty against defects. According to riders, this board offers excellent top speed, turning ability, responsiveness and easy handling.
Because it’s easy to ride and control and comes packed with a number of safety features, it’s the perfect choice for younger kids, especially considering the lower max speed. But despite the lower speed, it’s also a great option for adults as well, especially if you’re looking for a better quality model that can easily handle turns.
Perhaps this isn’t the best choice if you’re searching for a model that can easily handle curbs or a wider range of terrain type. If this model seems too limiting, you can check out the Razor self-balancing scooter, which is currently the T1’s top competitor.
Quick Tip: This electric scooter rides like a dream thanks to its impressive stopping power. However, you’ll notice that the wheels are smaller than average, measuring in at just a little over six inches, so you won’t be able to ride this scooter over uncultivated terrain or off curbs like you would with a scooter with eight-inch wheels.
If you want to learn more about hoverboards, check out our full Buyer’s Guide on the topic.
T1 Hoverboard Advantages and Disadvantages
- Sleek look
- Great bang for the buck
- You can choose from six different color options
- There is an extra layer of aluminum around the battery
- Has a one-month return policy
- Has a high top speed and is very stable
- Very responsive and smooth to handle
- Has innovative led lights upfront
- Consumers who ran into issues with this electric scooter had major complaints regarding the customer service team. One consumer who explained that the board’s frame broke, sent the model in for repairs and it was returned one month later, still broken.This issue also happened to another buyer who had issues with the battery accepting a charge. Again, the model was kept for well over a month and sent back unfixed. Unfortunately, this issue seems to be too common with this manufacturer, which is something that didn’t sit well with us.
Pro Tip: The electric scooter comes with two modes total: regular and learning mode. If you’re new to riding hoverboards, the learning mode is the perfect setting that will slow down max speed abilities and turns. You can continue to use this mode until you’re more confident in your riding abilities. If this scooter is for a child you can choose to leave the scooter in the learning mode to limit the top speed feature.