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GOTRAX Hoverfly ECO Hover Board UL Certified Self Balancing Hoverboard

Last Updated: 2 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.8
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For Kids
 251
son, daughter, kids, year old, birthday
+94%
-6%
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" ...  This was a HUGE hit with my 12 year old son.  ...  "
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" ...  My three sons love it and ride it daily!  ...  "
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" ...  Grandson loves the hoverboard and it's been working great, thus far.  ...  "
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" ...  My Grandson loves it!!!!!!  ...  "
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" ...  Ordered these for my kids for Christmas. ... Once the kids are satisfied with the scooter I will update to 5 stars.  ...  "
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" ...  My 14 year old daughter loved this!  ...  "
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" ...  My son enjoys the board very much, no issues so far.  ...  "
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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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Product Reliability
 87
working, months, hoverboard, year old, hover board
+41%
-59%
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" ...  I have tried it several times to get on it with no luck.  ...  "
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" ...  Constantly having issues!  ...  "
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" ...  It stopped charging after three weeks.  ...  "
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" ...  Very disappointed this thing only lasted 4 months. ... My 8 yr old son got this for Christmas and it's no longer working.  ...  "
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" ...  The one that came with the hover board broke first so I thought that maybe we just got a faulty factory changer.  ...  "
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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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" ...  So I bought this unit and my initial impression was good, but I ran into issues quickly. ... Well without warning the unit died.  ...  "
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" ...  There was ZERO warning. ... But NOPE, there was NO Audible Warning Beep! ... This product definitely will be returned unless GOTRAX will respond and properly address the problems.  ...  "
As Gift
 84
gift, birthday, daughter, present, son
+94%
-6%
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" ...  Bought it for my grandson for Christmas and it was a hit.  ...  "
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" ...  This was our granddaughters Christmas present.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this as a birthday gift for my son in February and he loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  Bought it for my 9 year old daughter for Christmas, she loves it!!  ...  "
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" ...  Great Christmas gift for my boys.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it for my son for his 10th birthday.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm so excited to give my kids these as a gift for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for my 8 year old daughter as one of her Christmas gifts and she absolutely loves it.  ...  "
Charging
 83
charger, charging, charged, came, hoverboard
+55%
-45%
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" ...  The charge lasts long and when it does need to be charged, it charges quickly. ... We’ve had no issues with the charger as some have mentioned.  ...  "
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" ...  It's very durable and the battery lasts a long time after each charge.  ...  "
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" ...  The board charges quickly and he gets around 3 hours of solid use.  ...  "
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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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" ...  The unit charged just fine and worked great for two runs around the house.  ...  "
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" ...  It came earlier than expected, it was already charged and the easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  It holds a charge for days and is very durable.  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived completely charged.  ...  "
Battery Life
 62
charge, charged, long time, lasts, hour
+65%
-35%
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" ...  Works great no problems came fully charged!  ...  "
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" ...  It came already charged.  ...  "
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" ...  The battery lasts for hours.  ...  "
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" ...  The charge lasts long and when it does need to be charged, it charges quickly.  ...  "
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" ...  One charge goes a long way!  ...  "
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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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" ...  It came fully charged.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality is excellent,it holds a charge for a long time and has been very safe.  ...  "
Build Quality
 48
sturdy, heavy, durable, uses, toy
+60%
-40%
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" ...  Quality made, rides nice!  ...  "
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" ...  Very durable and easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  didn't break!  ...  "
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" ...  I had to make some adjustments to the attachment design but this baby was so much cheaper than an actual electric chair and it’s also faster and lighter.  ...  "
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" ...  quality build and looks good too  ...  "
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" ...  It’s more sturdy than other ones on the market.  ...  "
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" ...  Best for color, and the balancing mechanism was made by a local company.  ...  "
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" ...  I don't have anything to compare these hoverboards to but they seem well made and as safe as a hoverboard can be.  ...  "
Delivery
 41
box, shipping, packaged, earlier than expected, delivery
+88%
-12%
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" ...  It was just as described and arrived on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Arrived on time .  ...  "
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" ...  It arrived quickly and was packaged nicely.  ...  "
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" ...  It was packaged well, arrived promptly during the time frame that they initially gave me and have not had one problem with it.  ...  "
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" ...  The shipping was rather faster than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  Received the product 4 days earlier than expected.  ...  "
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" ...  It came fully changed right out of the box.  ...  "
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" ...  Once we ordered it to review, and it arrived 3 days later.  ...  "
Price
 34
money, worth every, waste, penny, great product
+85%
-15%
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" ...  So far, definitely worth the price!!  ...  "
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" ...  At first I was very skeptical of this product itself because of the heavily discounted price.  ...  "
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" ...  My son purchased this with his own money. ... This is a great board for your money.  ...  "
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" ...  On time delivery, great price  ...  "
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" ...  Worth every penny  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and quality for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  very durable and worth my money!!  ...  "
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" ...  We were impressed at the quality of the hover board especially at the price.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 27
easy to use, board, use, seems, easy to maneuver
+100%
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" ...  It's so easy to use you will think it's reading your mind.  ...  "
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" ...  I find it fast and easy to maneuver.  ...  "
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" ...  Very durable and easy to use!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s very easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  The learning mode was great for beginners.  ...  "
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" ...  The board is sturdy and is easy to control.  ...  "
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" ...  One time I had to recalibrate one, but that was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  No putting it together it already comes assembled and easy!  ...  "
Marketplace
 25
response, described, company, review, amazon
+68%
-32%
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" ...  I contacted the company and they sent me a shipping label that day.  ...  "
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" ...  Very nice company to deal with!  ...  "
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" ...  Great product and even greater product support. ... I will rebuy from this company.  ...  "
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" ...  Would definitely recommend buying from this seller!  ...  "
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" ...  Item works as described.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks for a quality product.  ...  "
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" ...  Thank you to all of the previous customers who took the time to review this product.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Design
 21
one, red, product, color, son
+76%
-24%
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" ...  They all thought the board was so cool.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks like fun but might be difficult to find out with no charger in the box.  ...  "
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" ...  This looks beautiful but the charging mechanism didn’t work.  ...  "
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" ...  But the response I received from GOTRAX said that this is the design.  ...  "
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" ...  quality build and looks good too  ...  "
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" ...  Both cute and annoying.  ...  "
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" ...  My son loves the blue color and everything about it!  ...  "
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" ...  My 8 yo is super cute to watch in this.  ...  "
For Fun
 20
right, quality, product, much, sturdy
+100%
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" ...  Purchased the second one for her younger brother to double the fun and keep peace in the family.  ...  "
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" ...  This product delivers tons of fun as promised.  ...  "
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" ...  Hours of fun.  ...  "
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" ...  A really fun, sturdy product and I highly recommend it!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Fun while it lasted.  ...  "
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" ...  He loves it and it looks like a lot of fun.  ...  "
Returns
 16
back, send, returned, one, returning
+13%
-88%
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  I have requested a replacement but there is no substitute for a failed present.  ...  "
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" ...  Its been three days and still no response back from GOTRAX.  ...  "
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" ...  Had to send it back for a replacement.  ...  "
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" ...  Will be returning.  ...  "
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" ...  I returned it hopefully they send one that works !  ...  "
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" ...  It has been returned to amazon in hopes of getting a refund!  ...  "
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" ...  we were forced to send it back.  ...  "
Comfort
 14
fell, falling, smooth, make sure, helmet
+64%
-36%
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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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" ...  I will say both kids have fallen, make sure to wear a helmet.  ...  "
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" ...  I did and was happy they made me feel so good about the whole thing.  ...  "
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" ...  The smooth ride and easy control of the board is a definite plus.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems to ride smooth.  ...  "
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" ...  As a reminder it is important to remember to wear safety gear.  ...  "
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" ...  Fingers crossed because he does love it and was excited with the colorful design!  ...  "
Color
 12
son, exactly, colors, blue, looks
+100%
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" ...  The blue color is exactly as pictured - very pretty.  ...  "
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" ...  The color is the perfect shade of pink and the lights make it really cool.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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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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" ...  Color was exactly what we wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  My son likes the color  ...  "
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" ...  My son loves the blue color and everything about it!  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and love the color  ...  "
Overall performance
 12
hover board, works, well, going, go
+100%
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" ...  Rides smooth and not too fast!  ...  "
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" ...  It gives you a warning when you go too fast.  ...  "
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" ...  Works Great so far!  ...  "
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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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" ...  Very fast and responsive.  ...  "
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" ...  It tells you when your going slow and when your going fast.  ...  "
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" ...  The boards seem well made and are very quiet.  ...  "
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" ...  The graphics are cool and set it apart from every other board.  ...  "
Capacity
 10
family, around, rides, whole, riding
+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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" ...  The whole family likes this hoverboard.  ...  "
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" ...  He rides it around the house and the neighborhood.  ...  "
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" ...  Our whole family is riding around our house for a large chunk of our day.  ...  "
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" ...  We like it because everybody in the family can use it.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s definitely been a big hit in our house and I would highly recommend it.  ...  "
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" ...  My daughter loves it and is already riding it everywhere inside the house.  ...  "
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  ...  "
For Running
 8
ride, much, one, kids, could
+88%
-13%
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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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" ...  I definitely recommend bike helmets and elbow pads for anyone who’s riding one.  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
Defective Delivery
 8
one, new, defective, broken, condition
-100%
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" ...  It was defective !  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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".  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Fit
 7
fall, around, without, tire, time
+57%
-43%
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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.  ...  "
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.  ...  "
Product As Described
 6
works, exactly, everything, color, blue
+100%
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" ...  Works as described  ...  "
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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.  ...  "
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 !  ...  "
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
nope, 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
+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, noise
-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%
comment
" ...  I just hope his motivation continues.  ...  "
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" ...  My kids have put more miles on it in 3 months than they walk.  ...  "
Ports
 3
charging port, however, charging, hover, charger
-100%
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" ...  We chose these after reading reviews, however I am disappointed to say that upon opening this one the charging port was loose and hangs out.  ...  "
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" ...  The charging port broke I would not buy this product again  ...  "
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" ...  2 charging cables have stuck in the adapter where the charging port is on the hover board.  ...  "
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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Size:  294 meters
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