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GOTRAX Hoverfly ECO Hover Board UL Certified Self Balancing Hoverboard

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.8
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For Kids
 239
son, daughter, kids, birthday, year old
+94%
-6%
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" ...  The real test however, occurred when the boys in the neighborhood came over for his birthday party.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves her new hoverboard.  ...  "
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" ...  The hoverboard was a christmas gift for my 11 year old grandson.  ...  "
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" ...  We’ve had ZERO problems and nothing but fun with not one, but two of these (each younger daughter has one) .  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter is extremely happy with it!  ...  "
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" ...  My 8 year old nephew loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  This is such a good hoverboard my 12 year old daughter is soooo obsessed with it all she does it ride it and it’s very easy to ride.  ...  "
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" ...  My son is 100# and LOVES this hooverboard!  ...  "
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As Gift
 83
gift, birthday, daughter, son, present
+95%
-5%
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" ...  I bought this for my 8 year old daughter as one of her Christmas gifts and she absolutely loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my son Christmas present and he loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  It is his favorite Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  was a great Christmas gift for my 12 year old who loves it  ...  "
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" ...  Gift for grandson.  ...  "
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" ...  Since Christmas the entire family has enjoyed this gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased for my Grand sons birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought 9, yes 9 of these for my grandkids at Christmas. ... Now I have to figure out what to do for next Christmas!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 82
working, months, hoverboard, year old, hover board
+41%
-59%
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" ...  Only worked for a week.  ...  "
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" ...  Having a problem it only wants to work upside down I have no idea why this problem has occurred  ...  "
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" ...  2 days after the return window it stopped working .  ...  "
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" ...  It was nice at first, but then stopped stabilizing after a week.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried it several times to get on it with no luck.  ...  "
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" ...  Product won’t charge after two weeks, support no help ... Product is useless after two weeks and support has been unresponsive.  ...  "
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" ...  Four months in and one side doesn't want to go.  ...  "
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" ...  This thing seems well built,but when in use you quickly find out its an accident waiting to happen.  ...  "
Charging
 80
charger, charging, charged, came, charges
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Easy to charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought an additional charging plug to have here at grandparents house when they bring them over.  ...  "
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" ...  This looks beautiful but the charging mechanism didn’t work.  ...  "
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" ...  One charge goes a long way!  ...  "
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" ...  Took it out of the box so I could charge it up before Christmas. ... Kept a charge for hours.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted customer support and they immediately sent out a new charger no questions asked.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is excellent,it holds a charge for a long time and has been very safe.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great no problems came fully charged!  ...  "
Battery Life
 58
charge, charged, long time, lasts, hours
+67%
-33%
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" ...  He charged it and ran it through the regular paces.  ...  "
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" ...  Although the actual battery life of the fully charged battery is shorter than the listed hours (1 hour and 10 minutes v.s.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is excellent,it holds a charge for a long time and has been very safe.  ...  "
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" ...  Came fully charged.  ...  "
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" ...  It came fully charged.  ...  "
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" ...  Works great no problems came fully charged!  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived completely charged. ... We rode it for a couple of hours and it still has a full battery.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life and power are incredible.  ...  "
Build Quality
 43
durable, heavy, sturdy, uses, toy
+60%
-40%
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" ...  I liked the construction quality, feature set, and ease of use.  ...  "
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" ...  No putting it together it already comes assembled and easy!  ...  "
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" ...  Quality made, rides nice!  ...  "
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" ...  It is a solid heavy piece of machinery and is not by any means a junky thing.  ...  "
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" ...  We had him using it on a concrete slab.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems durable and well built.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice an sturdy and very heavy.  ...  "
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" ...  It's well constructed and very durable.  ...  "
Delivery
 40
box, shipping, packaged, earlier than expected, delivery
+88%
-13%
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" ...  It arrived before the estimated time.  ...  "
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" ...  It was just as described and arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  I contacted the company and they sent me a shipping label that day.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly and was packaged nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  Product was shipped fast and packaged well.  ...  "
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" ...  Delivered exactly as described  ...  "
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" ...  Giving a 4 star because the order came earlier than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time .  ...  "
Price
 34
money, worth every, waste, penny, great product
+85%
-15%
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" ...  You can't beat the great price too!  ...  "
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" ...  On time delivery, great price  ...  "
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" ...  Good value overall.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  money well spent!  ...  "
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" ...  Great hoverboard for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny.  ...  "
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" ...  So far, definitely worth the price!!  ...  "
Ease of Use
 26
easy to use, board, use, seems, easy to maneuver
+100%
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" ...  Easy to maneuver, going forwards, backwards, left and right.  ...  "
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" ...  I've even ridden it and its really easy.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Very durable and easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  The learning mode was great for beginners.  ...  "
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" ...  The thing I like the most about the hover board is that it is easy to learn.  ...  "
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" ...  I find it fast and easy to maneuver.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up and works beautifully.  ...  "
Marketplace
 24
response, described, company, review, amazon
+67%
-33%
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" ...  That wasn't the only thing that made me extremely happy it also came well boxed and is exactly as described.  ...  "
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" ...  I will update my review with their response.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice company to deal with!  ...  "
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" ...  Would definitely recommend buying from this seller!  ...  "
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" ...  I appreciate the personalized support from the company.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought on sale on cyber Monday.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you to all of the previous customers who took the time to review this product.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for a quality product.  ...  "
Design
 19
product, one, son, red, received
+79%
-21%
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" ...  We looked at others, but had a good feeling about this one.  ...  "
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" ...  quality build and looks good too  ...  "
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" ...  This looks beautiful but the charging mechanism didn’t work.  ...  "
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" ...  My 8 yo is super cute to watch in this.  ...  "
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" ...  My son loves the blue color and everything about it!  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing is that the color wasn't a true red it looks more like burgundy.  ...  "
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" ...  If you’re in the market for a hover board look no further!  ...  "
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" ...  Both cute and annoying.  ...  "
For Fun
 17
right, quality, much, loves, daughter
+100%
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" ...  Hours of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Lots of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Goes fast enough to be fun.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter said it is fun, she can do stuff with it, and it is fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Not a wise choice, more pain and misery than fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for making fun affordable.  ...  "
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" ...  He loves it and it looks like a lot of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  Purchased the second one for her younger brother to double the fun and keep peace in the family.  ...  "
Returns
 15
back, send, returning, one, able
+13%
-87%
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" ...  If it happens again, I will update this review and will assume at that point that the port must be the problem and will return the entire product.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought and paid for the unit, I should be able to leave verified feedback, even if I decide to return it.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to send it back for a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  We ordered in enough time to get it for Xmas but now the return time has expired.  ...  "
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" ...  It has been returned to amazon in hopes of getting a refund!  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter wants to return it  ...  "
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" ...  Had to send one back because one side wouldn't work all the time.  ...  "
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" ...  We were able to return one of them but the other broke a month and a half after we purchased it so Amazon wont let us return it any longer.  ...  "
Overall performance
 12
hover board, works, well, going, go
+100%
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" ...  The graphics are cool and set it apart from every other board.  ...  "
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" ...  It gives you a warning when you go too fast.  ...  "
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" ...  In training mode, you can't go too fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Works very well  ...  "
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" ...  This hover board has two speeds, so far we have kept it at the low (beginner) speed.  ...  "
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" ...  Works Great so far!  ...  "
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" ...  Rides smooth and not too fast!  ...  "
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" ...  The boards seem well made and are very quiet.  ...  "
Comfort
 12
fell, falling, smooth, make sure, helmet
+75%
-25%
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" ...  With his helmet, elbow pads, hand and wrist pads, and knee pads on he was going in a flash.  ...  "
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" ...  I did and was happy they made me feel so good about the whole thing.  ...  "
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" ...  I will say both kids have fallen, make sure to wear a helmet.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to ride smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to get on and off, balances very well, smooth ride and goes fast enough to make her happy!  ...  "
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" ...  Fingers crossed because he does love it and was excited with the colorful design!  ...  "
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" ...  As a reminder it is important to remember to wear safety gear.  ...  "
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" ...  She’s very athletic and has incredible dexterity for a 9 year old however, even my far less coordinated 12 year old can ride just fine.  ...  "
Color
 11
son, exactly, colors, blue, looks
+100%
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" ...  Easy to use and love the color  ...  "
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" ...  The color is the perfect shade of pink and the lights make it really cool.  ...  "
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" ...  The colors were bright and the design was nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The blue color is exactly as pictured - very pretty.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing is that the color wasn't a true red it looks more like burgundy.  ...  "
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" ...  My son likes the color  ...  "
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" ...  Color was exactly what we wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  It has monsters and aliens and robots on it, but a nice combo of all colors, so it would be appropriate for either a boy or girl.  ...  "
For Travel
 9
son, ride, kids, easy, riding
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Son loves this rides everywhere.  ...  "
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" ...  After the girls had been riding for hours all over our hilly neighborhood, I decided to take “the easy way home” all uphill and the kids actually had to run to keep up with me!  ...  "
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" ...  My son rides it daily.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love them and ride them everyday.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids was excited to ride it.  ...  "
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" ...  I did test rides on all 3 and they work great!  ...  "
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" ...  bought this hoverboard for my niece, it was really easy to learn i'm going to get a second one so we can ride them at the park  ...  "
Capacity
 9
family, around, rides, whole, received
+100%
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" ...  Everyone in the house loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  He even rides it in the house  ...  "
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" ...  We have a really big house and he rides it in the house on the carpet and doesn’t have any issues.  ...  "
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" ...  He rides it around the house and the neighborhood.  ...  "
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" ...  We like it because everybody in the family can use it.  ...  "
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" ...  Our whole family is riding around our house for a large chunk of our day.  ...  "
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" ...  The whole family likes this hoverboard.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s definitely been a big hit in our house and I would highly recommend it.  ...  "
Features
 8
training, switch, first, set, red
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Right out of the box issues with the “red light”.  ...  "
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" ...  Then the red light showed up and we tried recalibrating it and it never worked.  ...  "
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" ...  First: there are conflicting instructions on how to set "Training Mode" versus "Performance Mode". ... The long beep will indicate "Training Mode".  ...  "
For Running
 7
ride, much, one, kids, could
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Had no problems jumping on riding.  ...  "
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" ...  Love my boys running around on the howerfly !  ...  "
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" ...  So much fun to ride.  ...  "
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" ...  All 9 are still running strong.  ...  "
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" ...  I have enjoyed riding it as much as he has.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids love them and ride them everyday.  ...  "
Controls
 7
say, power, instructions, turn, press
+43%
-57%
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" ...  The left wheel was not functioning at all.  ...  "
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" ...  My only complaints are: 1) It would not go into training mode when the power button was pressed as per the instructions, and 2) the plastic covers over the battery light and the light indicating a person is on it come loose far too easily and can get lost (we already lost one of them).  ...  "
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" ...  Written instructions say "press button, wait 1 second and press again". ... Other instructions say just push the button twice really fast.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 7
one, new, broken, inside, condition
-100%
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" ...  Item came USED not NEW!  ...  "
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" ...  One side is broken!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  as i opened the blue one, i noticed a rattling coming from inside which was broken plastic.  ...  "
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" ...  It easily scratches.  ...  "
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" ...  has a few scratches but no breaking or dents.  ...  "
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" ...  But have no fear, we thought surely this must've been defective!?!?  ...  "
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" ...  It’s all scuffed up and scratched.  ...  "
Setup
 6
charged, recalibrate, read, gotrax, earlier than expected
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Apparently that's a fairly common thing as there were all kinds of instructions online on how to recalibrate it.  ...  "
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" ...  We have calibrated, charged properly, and followed all instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Receive item, open box and read instructions.  ...  "
Cleaning
 6
board, carpet
+67%
-33%
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" ...  This hoover board is great.  ...  "
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" ...  Very smooth ride and even works on carpet!  ...  "
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" ...  Recommend to any one looking to buy a Hoover board !  ...  "
Fit
 6
fall, around, without, tire, time
+67%
-33%
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" ...  No putting it together it already comes assembled and easy!  ...  "
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" ...  It has held up well so far to her falling a few times and it rolling down the pavement .  ...  "
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" ...  My neighbors like to block all the sidewalks with trash cans, parked cars, and motorcycles.  ...  "
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" ...  It is very sturdy & withstood my husband riding it around.  ...  "
Product As Described
 5
works, exactly, everything, color, blue
+100%
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" ...  It is everything as described and more.  ...  "
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" ...  Item works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Everything is in working order and as described.  ...  "
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" ...  The blue color is exactly as pictured - very pretty.  ...  "
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" ...  That wasn't the only thing that made me extremely happy it also came well boxed and is exactly as described.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 5
one, tooth, model, blue, setting
+60%
-40%
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" ...  We ordered another one with blue tooth speaker before .  ...  "
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" ...  I also purchased the bluetooth model, both great.  ...  "
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" ...  My least favorite was I thought I had the ones with the bluetooth  ...  "
Wash Programs
 4
training, learning, first, switch, set
+50%
-50%
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" ...  First: there are conflicting instructions on how to set "Training Mode" versus "Performance Mode". ... The long beep will indicate "Training Mode".  ...  "
User Manual
 4
says, read, manual, hoverboard, charged
+25%
-75%
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" ...  I downloaded the more detailed User Manual from the GOTRAX site which says: "When the hoverboard is low on battery and about to die, the hoverboard will beep and flash red on the LED lights."  ...  "
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" ...  We have calibrated, charged properly, and followed all instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  Receive item, open box and read instructions.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 4
noise, making, beeping, well, warning
+25%
-75%
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" ...  It made a loud beeping noise and wouldn't move anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  But NOPE, there was NO Audible Warning Beep!  ...  "
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" ...  By June 1, it started making the beeping noise constantly. ... Still making the constant beeping noise and will not move.  ...  "
Software Platform
 4
website, offers, live
-100%
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" ...  The message also offers a website to chat with a representative, however that website offers no chat option. ... After many attempts to call and email I finally got a response on Facebook Messenger.  ...  "
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" ...  ***UPDATE: What a nightmare.  ...  "
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" ...  Not sure if this is user error or related to the design.  ...  "
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" ...  The message said to go to the web site live chat - went there - and can't find any live chat!  ...  "
Cables
 4
cord, charging, charger, broke, hover
-100%
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" ...  No charging cable in box!  ...  "
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" ...  However, the charger cable broke within a week of using it.  ...  "
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" ...  Didn’t even have it for a week and the charger cord broke off inside the hover board.  ...  "
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" ...  The charging cord is shredded and that crap stuck all in the tires.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 4
inside
+25%
-75%
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" ...  Upon opening I immediately noticed the display is scuffed up and scratched.  ...  "
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" ...  It easily scratches.  ...  "
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" ...  there were scratches on the Hover board.  ...  "
Call quality
 4
disconnected, calls, tried, phone
-100%
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" ...  Immediately after pressing 2 for customer service on the phone, the call just drops.  ...  "
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" ...  The first several calls were disconnected when I pressed the prompt for service. ... Further calls only lead to a message that says I can hold to talk to an agent, and then are disconnected.  ...  "
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" ...  It still constantly beeps while driving.  ...  "
Size
 4
heavy, cart
+100%
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" ...  I needed it for the size of larger boys.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s so much fun to use and it comes in handy when I have to carry suitcases and other things :)  ...  "
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" ...  We attached it to a Hoovy Cart.  ...  "
Gaming
 3
+100%
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" ...  An Xbox One X and Nintendo Switch Gamer.  ...  "
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" ...  Very heavy duty and graphics are amazing!  ...  "
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" ...  Then the rest of the family started playing with it.  ...  "
Volume
 3
nope
-100%
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" ...  It made a loud beeping noise and wouldn't move anymore.  ...  "
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" ...  But NOPE, there was NO Audible Warning Beep!  ...  "
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" ...  But any way you do it I've never heard difference in the beep.  ...  "
Pedometer
 3
+67%
-33%
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" ...  I just hope his motivation continues.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids have put more miles on it in 3 months than they walk.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 3
phone
-100%
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" ...  Only silly 'galaxy' messages about "earthlings".  ...  "
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" ...  today we tried to phone the company - and their phone systems are down.  ...  "

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