Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart Board Review

Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart BoardIf anyone ordered a hover board online just a short few years ago, it would’ve been a tall order to fill. Now considered the smartest way to travel in the future, hover boards have become the latest trend in personal travel.

Swagway X1 Hands-free Smart Board is the next best thing in urban travel. It is eco-friendly and has zero-emissions. It is lightweight, self-balancing, and completely outfitted with a smart technology that balances and moves according to its rider’s motions. The Swagway is a combination of a skateboard and a motorized scooter, with moving speed capabilities of up to 10 mph.

Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart Board

SPECIFICATIONS AND FEATURES

The Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart Board is the fastest and lightest hover board of its kind available to the public right now. With temperature, rider weight, and terrain all taken into consideration, the Swagway’s top speed is approximately 10 mph. With compact dimensions of 23L x 7.3W x 7.3D, the product weighs in at 26.5 pounds and can hold up an approximate maximum rider weight of 200 pounds. It is powered with a 110W Samsung/LG lithium battery, and one full charge of the board will give 20 miles of riding time.

Built with an aluminum metal alloy frame, the Swagway is made with hard ABS coating. The wheels are also aluminum and the tires are made of rubber. Designed with sleek curves and cool lights, the main body of the hover board comes in a variety of colors: black, blue, red and dark red, green, white, and a special edition pink. The machine is easy to operate with zero degree turning capacity and an ability to move at a 15-degree incline. Beginner riders can avail of a learning mode that may be turned off to switch to performance mode. The product is portable and can be lugged in a carrying bag available for purchase separately. Swagway is also certified as US made.

THE GOOD

The best thing about the Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart Board is its manifested functions. It is a fun tool to use and can provide hours of entertainment. When ordered online through trusted channels, delivery is typically fast and secure. The hover board also comes pre-charged straight from the box. Although it is recommended to charge before use just like any piece of technology, the machine only takes approximately an hour to be charged fully.

Once fully charged, it can last to about five hours of prime use and has even been reported to reach maximum speeds of up to 14mph. Though beginners might not be riding so fast right away, it might only take about 15 minutes to learn how to ride. It’s just really that easy to manipulate. The tires are made of solid rubber, providing good traction and no flats whatsoever. The Swagway may be used both indoors and outdoors and on a variety of flooring and terrain as well.

THE BAD

On the other hand, as versatile as the Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart Board may be on the terrain it can traverse, it will never be able to go over any curbs. It has bumper guards on the front of the board, but they do not adhere very well. The bumper guards are supposed to absorb some shock and at the same time protect the board from any scratches. The Swagway’s hard plastic shell is easily scratched, so for a machine designed to move and transport, it is sure to collect blemishes pretty quickly.

There have also been discrepancies with charge duration. Some say a full charge equals to 20 miles of travel, while others report only 10 miles. The weight of the hover board is an arguable point as 26.5 lbs might not be considered light for some people. This questions the portability of the device as well.

Other discrepancies have been reported that movement maxes out at 5mph rather than 10-14mph. The hover board itself is not a quiet way to travel, and it has different colored lights that flash for different purposes. This might also prove to be an issue to some people.

THE VERDICT

To conclude, the Swagway Smart Board is a good board to buy if you are a beginner. The learning mode will help you get acquainted with the mechanics of hands-free travel. The price may be steep for just trial purposes, but buying anything cheaper will not have the same features.

Being lighter and faster than most of its competitors in the market, this board will also be good for those looking to use it as a true and primary mode of transportation in the city. There will never be worry of running out of power as urban communities have plenty of places to recharge.

In the end, it’ll ultimately pay you back your investment when it starts saving you money you would usually spend on gas, cabs, or buses.

Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart Board

Swagway X1 Hands-Free Smart Board Review
8.5 Total Score
Very Good

Build Quality
8
Features
9
Value for Money
9
User Rating: 2.62 (36 votes)

2 Comments
  1. Reply Demian January 23, 2016 at 2:55 am

    Stay away from this brand at all costs! I ordered 2 units directly from Swagway’s website and emailed them first to make sure these were brand new items. One came brand new but the other was clearly already used and returned. I contacted them again asking them to fix it but their customer service is lacking at best (possibly non existent). I really hope they make things right but as for now, I would stay clear and buy any other brand. At least until they develop some customer service.

  2. Reply Jamie Doucette April 22, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    We bought a black board directly from Swagway for my son for Christmas. We live in Nebraska so he wasn’t able to ride much as he’s not allowed to ride it in the house. About 2 months after we purchased it, he went to step on the board to ride it and the middle of the board broke. He’s 13 yrs old and 147 lbs. which is clearly within the weight limit for this board. We sent it in to be repaired/replaced which cost over $50 to ship. We received a bill from Swagway for $109.79 stating it was either violently crashed, dropped or the middle had been stepped on (which did not happen) so it wasn’t covered under the warranty. How convenient. They said if the repair fees weren’t paid within 5 days the board would be sent back as is so we paid the fee which was to include Right frame, Shell and Labor. We received the board back today and there definitely is NOT a new shell on it. It’s the same one that was sent when the board was broken and you can clearly see that the board has been glued. Also my son tried riding it to see if it works and the board shut off while he was riding almost causing him to fall off. I called customer service and the person I spoke to tried to tell me only the inside of the board was fixed and they don’t give the board a “facelift” so I asked her what a shell is and she said it’s the outside. EXACTLY!!! Which is one of the things I was charged for. Once again I have to contact support. It’s been nothing, but problems with this board and this company. I will absolutely never buy from this company again nor will I recommend them to anyone. Customer Service is horrible and the warranty is a joke!!!

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