Hey guys, I know that you might already own a hoverboard. You are now having loads of fun riding it while showing off your skills. But hold on for a second, if like me, you are thinking to buy a new hoverboard. Here are a few tips and tricks you must know in 2019 to choose best hoverboards with Bluetooth for yourself even you're experienced or newbie.
I heard about hoverboards for the first time in the movie ‘Back to the Future.’ The lead character Martin McFly rides a hoverboard. He was moving in the air on the board. This technology is still far away from our reach. And, the original idea of a real hoverboard is still a dream.
However, it does not decrease the significance of the electric hoverboards. Because, it is a convenient, eco-friendly, and attractive device. Besides, I think hoverboards are useful to make small travels effortlessly in the city. Also, they are fun to have at the park with mates.
Here is a brief outline of the hoverboard. First, it is different from the Segway, the Electric single wheel, and the Electric Scooters. Hoverboards have two wheels equipped with motors. They can rotate freely to each other. They are on each side of the board. A rechargeable battery stores the power.
It does not have any handlebars. Hence, the forward and backward tilting motion of the feet controls the wheels. A gyroscope supports the balance. However, hoverboards with Bluetooth allow control over its functions through the smartphone. It makes their operation easy for the user. Still, everything depends on the user’s skill to stay stable.
How to choose your Hoverboard?
When I was thinking to buy a hoverboard, I weighed these primary factors:
First I thought about the kind of hoverboard I wanted. Usually, Adults models reach higher speeds. They have a more complex working mechanism and higher cost. While, the models for children are simpler, light, slower, and inexpensive.
Quality product: I ensured that the model I had picked has a sturdy frame, a quality plastic, and a good motor. The best way to assure the decent quality of the product is to avoid cheap models. Also, I saw some reviews and compare various models before purchase.
The speed limit, range, charging time, the weight of the device mostly depends on the battery. The market average settles around 2 hours of power. Similarly, the recharging lasts up to 4 hours. So, keep that in mind also.
The models on the market are not light, ranging from 10 to 15 kg. Therefore, I suggest buying a shoulder bag along with the product. Sometimes the price includes a shoulder bag with the hoverboard.
You cannot evaluate the quality of the hoverboard until you have it in your hands. For this reason, I buy products that have a good return policy. As they have reliable customer care.
If you cannot buy directly from the company, you could rely on Amazon. They offer suitable guarantees for after-sales support.
How to get on a hoverboard?
After a long wait, you finally got hold of a fantastic hoverboard. But how do you drive it? I asked myself the same question. So, I followed these instructions to get on it safely.
- Foremost, I ensured that I had charged the hoverboard battery. I tried to avoid a dead battery while I was doing my first tests. Some hoverboards might need calibration. The product guide helped me to calibrate my hoverboard.
- After that, I switch it on and placed it in front of me and parallel to my feet. Usually, the common hoverboards have LED lights on the front. It is a subtle way to ensure the correct position of the hoverboard.
- If your hoverboard has a "beginner" mode, activate it. It helped me to keep my balance. I quickly became familiar with my new hoverboard.
- Next, I try to get on the Hoverboard. I started with my dominant foot. Naturally, mine is the right foot. But you choose the one that gives you the feeling of greater security.
- If, you have placed the first foot close and parallel to the wheel. Imagine that you are scaling a small ladder, without overthinking. If you focus too much on balance, you will end up not climbing. You must stay relaxed and get on with your second foot, looking straight in front of you.
How to move with a hoverboard?
Next, it is time to move. I was most thrilled about this part. Here, is what you should do:
Moving in a straight line
The hoverboard technology enables you to guide it easily by displacing the weight of your body. So, to move with the hoverboard in a straight line, tilt your upper body slightly forward or backward.
Go easy, incline the body just enough to move forward and you will learn in a moment. The best way to learn to drive the hoverboard is not to focus too much on the motion. Just think about where you need to go and transfer your body weight towards it. Try to start with small actions.
Now that you have finally started moving on your hoverboard back and forth, it is time to make some turns.
Let us start with a small turn. As before, every change must happen naturally. The advanced electronics of your hoverboard knows what you want to do based on the movements of your body. It is enough to rotate the foot forward which is opposite to the turning direction. Here is what you need to do.
- If, you want to turn right, push the tip of your left foot forward.
- If, you want to turn left, push the tip of your right foot forward.
Again, start with these small movements and get familiar with the medium. When you feel confident, you can start making more precise turns.
How to get off the hoverboard?
Traveling on the hoverboard is fun. But unfortunately, it is time to stop now.
- Now to get off from the hoverboard without falling off, I used a simple trick. Repeat the movements you did to go up the other way.
- First, move the weight on your preferred foot, which is, the one you chose to go up. Now raise the other foot from the hoverboard and place it on the ground.
After some practice, you will succeed to get down smoothly. But try to avoid quick descents. As getting off from the hoverboard is one of the most delicate maneuvers to do. If you do not use caution, you risk hurting yourself and damaging your hoverboard.
Keep these little tips in mind:
I recommend taking care of your hoverboard. Keep it always in a safe condition. Also, it is a matter of safety. I am sure you want to enjoy it for an extended period. For this reason, you should regularly do the maintenance.
Since its manufacturing, it has been discharging. Thus, I recommend making a full charge first-time.
Do not leave the hoverboard in places with very high temperatures. That is among the main reasons for battery explosions and fires.
Once the hoverboard has fully charged, unplug it. As the battery should not overcharge.
The wheels of the hoverboard support a lot of pressure. As a result, tires suffer wear, deflation, or puncture during their use. With a quick look, you can verify that there are no problems with the wheels.
Over time, the screws may come loose. I suggest that at least every 15 days, do an inspection. Look at the visible screws and assure that they are tight.
Before going to the streets, make a test to verify that the electronic system is working correctly. Just do the basic movements: forward, backward, left, and right.
If you notice that something is wrong, the first step is to try to restart the hoverboard. You can check the guide manual for any further troubleshooting.
For any unexpected issues, you should bring the hoverboard to the technical support. Since the problems in the electronic sensors are usually quite complex.
Should we view hoverboards as the means of transport or not? To date, it is still up for debate. Therefore, often authorities are banning their use on the roads, and spaces reserved for pedestrians.
The prohibition is for the protection of the people. Because in a matter of a few minutes you can learn to drive a hoverboard. Though, the certainty of not falling may never come. No doubt, it has advanced electronics. But then again it has caused sudden falls to the most skilled skaters even on plain terrains.
During the holiday season, there was a boom in the sales of hoverboards. In the US, NY PD banned the use of hoverboards in public areas in November. Moreover, the rule breakers had to pay fines. The United Kingdom police were also taking some similar steps.
However, we are still waiting for a law that allows us to use it everywhere in cities. Till then, hoverboards have these regulatory limitations.
My goal is to provide you with some valuable information. So, you can have nonstop fun and pleasure with your new gadget. I hope that with these tips can improve your experience with hoverboards.
Now you have everything you need to use your hoverboard safely. Thus, have fun without risk.