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The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 was released in late July of 2016

Razor Hovertrax 2.0 Review:
A Closer Look at the New and Improved Hoverboard

Razor USA recently released the Razor Hovertrax 2.0 hoverboard. They have added several new features to this self-balancing scooter, all designed to make it a safer and better quality product. See what these new features are and how the Hovertrax 2.0 compares to other hoverboard brands.

Bottom Line

It might not be the fastest hoverboard, but the Hovertrax is probably one of the best hoverboards to get for kids. It will let them do anything they would want to with a hoverboard, and the slower speed may keep them out of accidents.

Quick Rating: 84/100

Read the full Hovertrax review below.

The specs for the Hovertrax 2.0
The Hovertrax hoverboard comes in 5 different colors: green, red, blue, black, and white.

Hovertrax 2.0 Specs

Top Speed 6 mi/h (9.5 km/h)
Speed is one of the most important stats of any hoverboard. The Hovertrax 2.0's top speed is 6 miles per hour. This is surprisingly slow, especially when it's compared to other brands which average around eight mi/h. That's 25% faster.


Battery Life 60 minutes
After speed, the next important stat for any smart balance board has to be the battery life. How long the battery lasts depends on upon several factors: rider weight, temperature, active usage. The battery capacity for the Hovertrax is estimated to be 60 minutes.


Weight Limit 220 lbs. (100 kg.)
The Hovertrax 2.0 weight limit is 220 lbs. This is the standard maximum rider weight for self-balancing scooters.


Product Dimensions 24.5 in. L x 9 in. W x 8.75 in.
The Hovertrax is the standard size for a hoverboard with 6.5" wheels. It measures: 24.5'' L x 9'' W x 8.75'' H


Weight 27 lbs. (12.2 kg.)
Unloaded the Hovertrax weighs 27 lbs.


Available Colors 5 different colors
The Hovertrax is available in 5 different colors: White, Black, Blue, Green, and Red.

Features of the Razor Hoverboard

Auto Self-Balancing Sensor
An improved self-balancing sensor is used in the Hovertrax 2.0, it uses gyroscopic technology to ensure that the rider always maintains their balance.


New Operation Modes
Two new modes of operation allow the performance of the Hovertrax to be adjusted for riders of every skill level. Use the training mode if you're just learning how to ride a hoverboard. For those riders who have more experience you can unlock more performance from the Hovertrax by using the standard mode.


Shatter-Resistant Plastic Shell
A new polymer is used for the hoverboard shell. It's shatter-resistant and helps to protect the inner components from accidental damage while riding. Because it's a more durable material, the scratches and scrapes that were common on the first generation Hovertrax should be prevented.


Better Anti-Slip Foot Pads
Improved anti-slip foot pads let riders maintain their grip on the hoverboard while riding.

The Hovertrax 2.0 has new anti-slip foot pads to help riders keep their grips while riding
A 350 Watt silent motor powers each wheel of the Hovertrax

More Features

Swappable Lithium Ion Battery
Quick change 36V lithium ion battery pack with LG cells. No longer will you have to stop and recharge your hoverboard, just swap out the dead battery for a fully charged one and keep riding.


LED Power Indicator
The LED power indicator shows you how much power you've got left before you need a charge. It also shows which operation mode your Hovertrax is in.


Fender Bumper Protection
Fender bumpers offer protection from scratches and scrapes


Powerful and Silent Motors
A silent 350 Watt motor powers each wheel of the Hovertrax. These allow you to cruise at speeds of up to 6 mph.

Replaceable Battery

This makes the Razor Hovertrax unique, you can replace the dead battery for a fully charged one.

It Balances Itself!

The gyroscopic sensor inside the Hovertrax automatically causes it to maintain it's riders balance.

UL-2272 Certified

The Hovertrax 2.0 is UL-2272 certified. This is the official safety standard for all hoverboards. It involved more than 40 different safety and standards tests. It's part of Razor's commitment to provide safe and fun rideables.

Hoverboard with LED headlights
LED Headlights provide riders with extra visibility

WHAT'S DIFFERENT?

The Razor Hovertrax Electric Self-Balancing Scooter is a groundbreaking product. It can’t be compared to the other hoverboards that you see everywhere blowing up or catching on fire.

The engineers that were used to design and build the Hovertrax incorporated several different features to help it be the safest hoverboard that you can buy.

  • Twin hub motors (350 W peak, 130 W cruising speed)
  • Gyro sensing tech that is so silent and smooth that it’s almost as if it was a real hoverboard with wheels.
  • Top speed of 6 MPH, that’s faster than you can walk!
  • Approximately 60 minutes of run time to give you plenty of time to zoom around.
  • It's the only hoverboard that has a quick-swap battery so that you can continue riding for as long as you want.

As an added safety feature, it has an anti-slip grip to the top of the Razor self-balancing scooter. This serves the dual purpose of providing a sure grip to the rider and also helps them to maintain a stable footing while maneuvering and steering.

This is the perfect hoverboard/self-balancing electric scooter for kids over 13. The Hovertrax has a weight limit of 220 lbs.

 

YOU CAN DO SO MANY TRICKS ON THIS HOVERBOARD.

Want to spin 360 degrees in place? No problem. Just shift your weight and you’ll start moving in a circle. Shift your weight more, you’ll move faster. Shift it back to a neutral-ish position and you’ll slow down. It’s that easy.

A lithium-ion battery takes a quick recharge of only about 2 hours . There’s a battery charge indicator on the chassis. In a glimpse, you’ll be able to see the current charge level and decide if you need to find a power outlet.

Razor Scooters stands behind the products that they make. They believe this is the best electric hoverboard scooter and want you to know this also.

You don’t have to worry about how safe is this hoverboard. It's been tested by the Underwriter's Laboratory to pass the UL-2272 self-balancing scooter electrical systems testing standards.

Additionally, the Razor Hovertrax comes with a 90-day manufacturer's warranty.

The UL-2272 Certified Hovertrax 2.0
The Hovertrax 2.0 is UL-2272 certified, making it a safe hoverboard to buy.

PROs and CONs

What I Like:


  • The replaceable battery - as long as you have an extra battery you can keep riding.
  • Two operation modes - these allow both skilled and unskilled riders to have a good time with the Hovertrax.
  • Razor USA is a well-known company that's primary focus is scooters and other rideable toys. The Hovertrax is a good product that should only get better.
  • The Hovertrax price is comparable to other brands with the same specs and features.

What I Don't Like


  • Battery life is estimated to be about 60 minutes, that's not really all that long. Also I haven't been able to find where to get the additional batteries.
  • The Hovertrax has a top speed of 6 mph, most other hoverboards are 8 mph or faster. However, scooters are Razor's entire focus as a company. If they have a product that's slower than other brands it's probably because they have experience from their other electric scooters and choose to offer one that was slower on purpose.
  • It only comes with a 90-day warranty. I recommend buying a Hovertrax on Amazon and then buying the additional SquareTrade extended warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions

How fast is the Hovertrax?

The Hovertrax has a top speed of 6 mph (10 kph)

Who Makes It?

The Razor Hovertrax 2.0 is made by Razor USA LLC

How to Ride?

The Hovertrax 2.0, like all self-balancing scooters, responds to the rider's foot movements. Tilt your foot forward, and it moves forwards. Tilt your foot backward, and it moves backward. The amount you move your foot is the degree that the speed increases or decreases.

How to Control it

Increase your speed by tilting your foot downwards. Decrease how fast you're going by tilting your foot upwards.

What's the Hovertrax price?

The Razor Hovertrax price varies, but it usually is between $400-$500 depending on the model and seller.

Where can you buy one?

The best place to buy a Hovertrax: Amazon. In addition to getting the lowest price, you can purchase a Squaretrade extended warranty for your hoverboard.  It costs less than $40 and extends your warranty for 2 years beyond the 90-day manufacturer's warranty.

What stores sell a hoverboard, so you can buy one in person?

This isn't a complete list, but I'm adding and stores as I find them:

  • Amazon.com
  • Wal-mart - currently out-of-stock estimated arrival 9/1/2016
  • Razor.com - out-of-stock.  Also priced higher than Amazon.
  • Many sporting good stores.

In Conclusion

Who Should Buy a Hovertrax?

The Hovertrax 2.0 is a better product that the original version that was sold by Razor. The first generation suffered from being overpriced and underperforming.

The Hovertrax 2.0 doesn't have these problems. In addition to the Hovertrax price being reasonable at $400-$500 (depending on the model and where you buy one from), it's specs are on the same level as most other hoverboards.

The replaceable battery is a unique feature that I haven't seen any other hoverboards include. This benefits the rider as long as they have a replacement battery for the Hovertrax.

At the time of writing this Hovertrax review, I haven't been able to find them sold anywhere.

Another feature that I haven't seen much is the two different modes of operation. The two modes are great because you can ease into the full capabilities of a Hovertrax as you become accustomed to riding. That makes it a safer hoverboard for new riders to learn how to ride.

Experienced riders will like the Hovertrax as well because of the more durable hoverboard shell and fender bumpers. If you've seen any of the first-gen hoverboards, or read their reviews, you've probably heard about how easy it was to scratch them. That should be a thing of the past now with the new shell material.

Overall Rating

Top Speed - 6 mph
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Battery - 60 min
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Weight Limit
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Style - 5 Colors and Unique Wheels
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Safety - UL-2272 Certified
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Features - The Replaceable Battery
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Bottom Line

It might not be the fastest hoverboard, but it is probably one of the best hoverboards to get for kids. It will let them do anything they would want to with a hoverboard, but the slower speed may keep them out of accidents. Plus the easily changeable battery is a neat new feature. The Powerboard has better performance specs for a lower price. The Swagtron T1 is the same price and has better safety features than both models.

My Rating: 84/100

This concludes my Hovertrax review; I hope that it's been useful and will help you to find the best hoverboard for your needs. Be sure to read my hoverboard comparison of more than seven different brands.

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