Do you have a need for speed? We firsthand tested and reviewed the seven fastest hoverboards currently on the market.
Hold on to your helmets! We're diving into the world of high-speed hoverboards as we rank the top seven fastest models available in 2024.
We didn't just look at the specs; we tested these hoverboards in real-world conditions, navigating through tough terrain and city streets to push their speed limits and find out which ones are truly the fastest of the year.
Here is a quick overview of the fastest hoverboards - tried and tested:
We researched the market for the most popular high-speed hoverboards and purchased them. We tested each model using high-precision performance measuring equipment, clocking its top speed and real-world range.
Speed is one thing, but what about safety and reliability? We've tested hoverboards for a half-decade and amassed a wealth of data and expertise. Backed by real-world trials, we also assess the durability, ride quality, reliability, and value for money in this review.
Note: Our performance tests were conducted by a 175 lbs (79 kg) test rider. If your rider is lighter, you may experience higher performance numbers. Heavier riders may see a decrease in speed and range.
With a GPS-confirmed top speed of 9.9 MPH, the Gyroor G2 top our list as the fastest hoverboard you can buy.
Powered by dual 350W motors, the G2 has enough torque and acceleration prowess to climb steep inclines of up to 20%.
However, the Gyroor G2 isn't just about speed - thanks to its deep-treaded 8.5" solid tires, it comfortably cruises over obstacles and unven surfaces to make it a viable all-terrain hoverboard.
With a tested range of 6.4 miles, the G2 offers the second best mileage we've ever tested.
At 33 lbs, this self-balancing hoverboard is a bit heavy but it is warranted by the powerful motors and high-capacity battery.
The G2 isn't just a fast hoverboard - it is one of the most versatile models we've tested, which is why it also tops our list of the best hoverboards of the year.
The iconic Halo Rover X comes in second with a tested maximum speed of 9.8 MPH.
The Halo Rover X is has been a household name in the industry for years - and for good reason. We've ridden our Rover X for more than 300 miles and it has held up with no issues and performance is intact two years later.
While the Rover X loses out to the G2 on speed by a hair (0.1 MPH to be exact), it has the most powerful motors in the industry. Its 800W nominal output makes it the best hill-climbing hoverboard we've ever tested.
The Halo Rover X continues to impress with 6.9 miles of real-world range. This hoverboard truly goes the distance where alternatives fall short.
With a vast feature set including a smartphone app, Blueooth speakers and three riding modes, the Halo Rover X sets itself apart as one of the most versatile hoverboards for kids and adults alike.
Its premium performance and features come with tradeoffs in price and weight, but you get what you pay for.Read our full Halo Rover X review
The beautiful gold-wheeled Gyroor Y1 Pro is a force to be reckoned with. Its substantial 350W motors deliver a tested max speed of 9.7 MPH; and the acceleration from 0-5 MPH is the fastest we've tested.
Despite its impressive power and 6.2 miles of confirmed range, the Y1 Pro is nimble. Its true strength lies in the 25.6 lbs that - along with the 8.5" solid tires - make it an incredibly capable off-road hoverboard.
A high weight capacity of 300 lbs is a testament to its reliable built quality and features like a smartphone app, 3 ride modes and Bluetooth audio make it a fan favorite.
The frame is made from a strong single-piece aluminum alloy and we really love the carrying handle that makes it easy to transport.
The Swagtron Swagboard Warrior XL stands out for its blend of safety and performance.
The heart of its appeal lies in the LiFePO4 battery. With concerns about hoverboard recalls and fires, it stands out with newer and safer battery technology.
With 102.4 Wh of capacity, this board not only offers a safer ride, especially crucial for kids and novice riders, but it also outlasts standard lithium-ion batteries.
We were able to reach a respectable top speed of 7.9 MPH on the Warrior XL. While it doesn't top the list, it stays competitive at affordable price.
The Swagtron Warrior XL shines further in its user-friendly feature set. Bluetooth speakers allow for an entertaining ride while adjustable ride modes cater to both beginners and more experienced riders.
The only real issue we found with the Bluetooth connectivity is that it seems to draw battery faster than alternatives.
We recently had the chance to test the Hover-1 Titan, and it's fair to say it's the luxury sedan of hoverboards. Riding it feels like gliding on air, thanks to the 10-inch pneumatic tires that effortlessly absorb bumps and cracks.
Unlike other hoverboards that might leave you with a rattling experience, the Titan maintains its smooth composure even on challenging terrains.
The real standout feature for us was its terrain versatility. Whether we were cruising over grass, dirt, or pavement, the Titan provided an exceptionally comfortable ride, almost making you forget the surface underneath.
While it may not break any speed records, the Titan's 7.8 MPH top speed and 6.4-mile range make it an ideal choice for leisurely explorations. We found it perfect for relaxed journeys around a college campus or a park, ensuring a comfortable journey from start to finish.Read our full Hover-1 Titan review
Weighing in at 20 lbs, the Gyroor G13 is portable and its 176 lbs weight capacity makes it a solid choice for kids and growing teens between 6-15 years.
The 6.5" pneumatic tires are another highlight. They significantly enhace ride comfort by reducing road vibrations, which is an exceedingly rare feature in the hoverboard market.
What truly makes the G13 kids-approved is its fun features. It has vibrant LED headlights for visiblility, integrated Bluetooth speakers for a spark of audio fun, and several ride modes to cater to different skill levels.
As one of the best budget-friendly hoverboards on the market, the Jetson Spin reaches a comfortable max speed of 6.7 MPH. Although it has a limited range of 5.1 miles per charge and the charging time could be better, these specs are more than sufficient for those shorter, enjoyable excursions.
One of the Spin's standout features is its lightweight design, making it especially suitable for kids and first-time hoverboard users. We like the inclusion of side lights as it enhances visibility and overall safety.
While the Jetson Spin may lack advanced features like Bluetooth speakers or an extended battery life, it delivers the quintessential hoverboard experience. For those who want to enjoy the thrill of hoverboarding without a hefty price tag, the Jetson Spin is a fantastic and economically sound choice.
Since 2019, we have tested personal electric vehicles - including hoverboards - and based our recommendations on amassed expertise and real-world data.
Every hoverboard featured on ERIdeHero has undergone careful firsthand tests by our team. Our readers drive us; thus, we focus on transparency and report both good and bad about each process. We believe trust is earned, not given.
A hoverboard is largely made 'fast' by its motors. Motor power is measured in watts (W), which describes the rate at which electricity flows.
In general terms, you can think of watts as the electronic equivalent of horsepower. Higher W ratings typically result in more speed.
Voltage has a secondary effect on top speed, which is always the same for the battery and motors (making them compatible with one another). The most performant hoverboards run 36V, while less powerful models run anywhere from 18V to 26V.
Many other factors directly affect real-world performance, which is why we've tested the above hoverboards firsthand to establish a comparable basis between models.
We typically do not recommend faster hoverboards for beginners or kids, as high speeds increase the risk of accidents. However, getting a high-performance hoverboard with training/speed modes is entirely viable as you can increase the speed gradually as you become more comfortable.
The following are our recommended top-speed guidelines for various age groups:
|Recommend Max Speed
|6 MPH (9.7 KMH)
|7 MPH (11.3 KMH)
|8 MPH (12.9 KMH)
|10 MPH (16.1 KMH)
The Gyroor G2 is the fastest hoverboard on the market, with a confirmed top speed of 9.9 MPH. The Halo Rover X comes second with a verified maximum speed of 9.8 MPH, while the Gyroor G1 Pro is third at 9.7 MPH.
Legal restrictions on hoverboards vary by region and country. In many places, there are specific regulations regarding speed, though there may be laws permitting or allowing the use of hoverboards in public spaces.
Note: Always check local laws before riding in public.
High-speed hoverboards have beefier motors than their entry-level competitors. The fastest hoverboards typically range in price from $250 to $400.