A hands-free segway is a self-balancing scooter that’s powered by technology that senses motion and balances and tilts itself based on the rider’s motion. They’re useful in areas such as personal transport. They’re a new and fashionable way to travel on the road or sidewalk. And in 2018, hoverboards and segways are still going strong. Here are the top segway boards:
The Segway Minipro is the best hands-free segway on the market. It combines an advanced technology with an easy-to-use interface and an optimal level of comfort. With this Segway, you’ll be soaring at a record speed with full control, while completely hands-free.
Features: The features of this segway include a mobile app that lets you connect the phone to your Segway. You have basically full control of the segway from your mobile phone. Some of the things you can do with the mobile app are: locking the segway, adjusting the lights, controlling the speed, modifying the features, upgrading the firmware, commanding the segway to move, and running vehicle diagnostics. The anti-theft features allows you to securely lock your segway.
The Minipro is UL2272 safety certified. It’s age range is listed as 16 – 60. It weighs 27 pounds and has a weight limit of 220 pounds. It’s built from an aircraft-grade magnesium alloy frame with military-grade shock absorption. It has 10 and a half inch pneumatic air-filled tires.
MiniPro is powered by an 800-watt dual motor. It has a maximum speed of 10 MPH and a range of 14 miles. It has both front and back lights. It also has a padded knee control bar with adjustable height. It can be detached to make the scooter easier to carry.
What We Like: There’s a lot to like about the Minipro. It uses an up-to-date technology that makes it easier than ever to ride the Segway. A beginner can learn to ride it in minutes, as the sensors and knee control bar do most of the work. Of course, the mobile app just adds convenience to everything. This way, you can control your segway while you’re riding it. It’s useful even when you’re not riding it. For example, if you need to lock it, you can just use the phone, sort of like a car key.
The design is another strong point of this segway. This version has an all-black finish; there’s also an all-white version. The small and handless aspect is a big improvement in design over the larger and clunky regular-sized segways. This also has an advantage over hoverboards, because of the knee control bar. It supports your legs/knees and improves motion.
Overall, the Segway Minipro is one of the best self-balancing scooters on the market, because of its handless knee control bar, stellar design, ease of use, and innovative technology.
Here is a video of the Segway Mini Pro in action:
Xiaomi Ninebot Mini
Xiaomi Ninebot is a very cool handless segway with a stunning design. Like the MiniPro, it’s a segway with a short knee control bar, which you don’t have to hold. That’s why it’s called a handless segway. In most regular segways, you hold the bar using your hands. When you’re hands-free, you can have a lot more fun.
Features: Xiaomi Ninebot is built from a magnesium alloy frame that’s durable and resistant to water and force/bumps. It can support a maximum weight of 220 pounds. It has a 400-Watt dual motor and it reaches a maximum speed of 11 MPH and it has a range of 21 miles. It uses lithium-ion batteries and has a charging time of 5.5 hours and a working time of 9 hours. (Important: Please check the individual product page for the exact specifications, because they sometimes vary product-to-product).
What’s really cool about this segway is that it’s controlled by a multi-functional remote control! This remote comes with the segway, and it is a very advanced piece of technology. It’s fitted with an intelligent chip that allows it to do things like calling on the segway to come closer, within a 20-meter range. It also has an auto-follow function, where the segway will automatically follow you (i.e. the remote). The remote control can also lock/unlock the scooter, turn the lights on/off, and control the speed.
Among the things unique about this segway is that it has a small storage component for keeping valuables such as your phone, wallet, camera, etc. This storage compartment is located in the middle of the segway, and it’s tightly secured.
What we like: The strongest point of the Xiaomi Ninebot hands-free segway is its level of technological advancement. The remote control function is unique and innovative because it hasn’t been tried with a segway before. There are segways and hoverboards that you can control using your phone through an app, but this remote control gives you almost full and automatic control. You can use the auto-follow function so that your segway will basically follow you around like a pet. How cool is that? It’s also very useful for when you want to steer and control your direction while you’re riding it. There are endless things you can do with this function, and it gives you full control and a host of different options.
The other thing that we really like about this segway is its design, both for its look and for its pragmatism. It looks like a very clean and simple design that looks good and is easy on the eyes. It’s built from high-grade magnesium metals which makes it both smooth and sturdy. It’s also a very smart design. The storage compartment is useful for keeping any small item you’re carrying. It’s also designed in such a way that you can easily fit a camera on top of it, for filming and camera work. It also has enough space (and the right design) to carry load, like bags. And you can control it using the remote, making it function like your own remote-controlled personal shopping assistant.
This is the most advanced hands-free segway on the market.
A One-Wheel Segway?
Segway has a one-wheel self-balancing scooter known as the Ninebot One S1 (see more: electric unicycles). One-wheel scooters are different from segways and hoverboards not just because of having one less wheel, but also because their technology operates differently. Besides tilting forward and backward, the rider also needs to tilt sideways in order to let the scooter know when to turn. In addition, it’s harder to balance yourself on a one-wheel scooter than on a two-wheel scooter. But it’s still easier than it looks.
Swagtron T1 is a trendy segway board. Swagtron puts out a compact and user-friendly hoverboard that has 2 different modes of learning, for beginners and pros. While it’s a small hoverboard, it’s fast and built to perform beyond its capability.
Features: This hoverboard comes in many different colors, namely black, blue, gold, pink, red, and white. It is UL2272 certified, passing all the required safety tests. The maximum speed of the T1 is 8 MPH and the range is 11 miles. The hoverboard weighs 22 pounds and has a weight limit of 220 pounds.
Swagtron T1 uses a 250-watt electric motor. There are two modes of driving: learning mode and standard mode. At the learning mode, the hoverboard governs the speed so it doesn’t reach the maximum. At the standard mode, there are no restrictions on speed.
The other features of this hoverboard include LED lights, Sentry Shield battery, battery indicator lights, and Safe Stop Technology (which brings the hoverboard to a balanced stop when it loses power).
What we like: The T1 has a simple and elegant design in colorful combinations. The app is very helpful for beginners who’ve never used a hoverboard before. It governs their speeds and helps with stabilization and balance. The hoverboard is also very compact and lightweight; it’s not heavy duty and hard to carry around like some of the bigger hoverboards. It has a wide age range; it can be used by kids as young as 8, or adults of any age. It’s specifically good for beginners and novice riders.
The Swagtron T6 is a large, powerful, and off-road hoverboard that works for all terrains and riders of all sizes. It boasts a high speed and a large weight limit.
Features: The T6 weighs 32 pounds and has a weight limit of 420 pounds. It has a 12 mile range and a maximum speed of 12 MPH. It’s equipped with 10-inch all-terrain rugged tubeless tires designed especially for use on outdoors surfaces such as grass, puddles, gravel, and mud. It can also travel up inclines with a maximum slope of 30 degrees. The tires are nylon-infused and have a rugged treat pattern that balances the hoverboard through rough terrains. It also uses staggered shoulder blocks for better grip.
The hoverboard uses a Sentry Shield lithium-ion battery and it fully charges in only 2-3 hours. You can also use the Swagtron app to connect the phone via Bluetooth. This lets you play music through the hoverboard’s Bluetooth speakers while riding the hoverboard.
What we like: The best thing about this hoverboard is its all-terrain capabilities. Not many hoverboards are powerful enough to be able to ride on rough outdoors surfaces. They’re just not built for it. But where’s the fun in that? A hoverboard like the T6 can climb up slopes, which is very useful. It can ride through rain, water muddles, grass, mud, and more. This becomes very useful when the hoverboard is a regular part of your personal transport. You won’t always find clean and smooth surfaces in your way, so it’s helpful to have a hoverboard that you can ride pretty much anywhere.
It has a good maximum speed and its weight limit means it can accommodate nearly any rider. It’s also built from sturdy material. Overall, it’s one of the strongest and most powerful hoverboards in the market.
Tomoloo is a mechanical self-balancing scooter that’s unique from the regular brands. It’s new, advanced, and distinguishes itself by its versatile features and its eye-catching design.
Features: The Tomoloo hoverboard weighs 23 pounds and has a weight limit of 265 pounds. It has a 6.5-inch sized motor and is suitable for both kids and adults. It has a maximum speed of 10 MPH and a mileage of 12 miles.
Like many advanced hoverboards, the Tomoloo comes with its own mobile phone app. The app gives you ample control over the settings. You can use it to adjust the light colors, light effects, the speed and other performance features of the hoverboard, change the riding mode, turn it on and off, and more. The hoverboard also has a built-in dual 5-watt bluetooth speaker that can play music.
The batteries used in this hoverboard are UL certified. They have a 43000 mAh capacity and they’re protected against short circuits, over-current, overcharging, and overheating.
What we like: This hoverboard has a stylish design due to its all-black finish and its placement of LED lights. It looks different from generic designs. It also has great connectivity, with the phone app allowing you to modify almost anything from your smartphone. The Bluetooth speakers are high quality.
Features: The Hovertrax 2.0 is UL2272 certified and meets the safety standards. It’s powered by a low-noise 350-watt motor. It has a run time of 60 minutes, which is characteristic of Razor electric vehicles. The battery is 36-Volt lithium-ion with LG cells. The hoverboard also has fender bumpers, and LED light bar display, and an LED battery indicator.
Hovertrax 2.0 weighs around 20 pounds and has a weight limit of 220 pounds. It has two riding modes: training and normal. It’s recommended for riders between the ages of 8 and 60.
The hoverboard is built from a polymer frame and is sturdy and shatter-resistant. It has an anti-slip rubber platform for placing your feet. It also has fender bumper protection.
What we like: This is one of the most well-known hoverboard segways in the market and consistently gets good reviews and ratings. The Razor brand is reliable and trusted, and it makes quality electric products. Hovertrax 2.0 has a slick and silent motor, which barely makes any noise but runs smoothly. It reaches speeds of 8+ MPH, and is very versatile. It can accomodate riders of nearly any age and size. It also has a good design and strategically placed LED lights.
Choosing A Hoverboard Segway
There are many things you should consider before buying a hoverboard segway. The first thing is you need to know how much it costs. Hoverboard segways are not very expensive compared to the full-sized segways, so you won’t need to spend a lot of money. Handless self-balancing scooters are generally pretty cheap.
Something that will help in your search is to read reviews of hoverboards and segways. We do our own reviews here and they describe the product in good detail. You can also read customer reviews on the product pages, to see what other users have thought of these hoverboards. Customer reviews give a good insight into the product, and give you information that you can’t find on the product description.
Another thing to think about is the speed, size, and range of the hoverboard. Do you want to go fast? Or do you prefer cruising at low speeds? The size of the hoverboard also matters. Big and heavy hoverboards are harder to carry around, but they’re also more powerful. The range is another very important feature of the hoverboard. It tells you how far it will run. So if you plan on traveling long distances on your hoverboard, it’s best to get one with a long range.
Lastly, the tires also give you information about the hoverboard. Hoverboard segways will either have smooth and thin tires, or large and thick tires. The former is suited for riding on plain surfaces. The latter is used for off-road riding.
What Are The Benefits Of Going Hands-Free?
There are several advantages to riding a handless hoverboard or segway. This is opposed to the segways that have a long handlebar which you place your hands on and steer. It’s also opposed to other forms of personal transport, such as scooters and bicycles, where your hands are always busy.
Hoverboard segways, on the other hand, don’t need you to do anything, which makes riding so simple. You just need to tilt forward and back to be in motion. The big advantage of that is that it’s easy to ride. It doesn’t require much work.
So, when you’re riding a hoverboard, you can also carry something in your hand, perhaps a bag or a phone. You can talk on the phone or do shopping, while still on the hoverboard.
Handless segways are also more compact, lightweight, and portable. Regular-sized segways can be clunky, and they can’t be carried around. The Mini Pro segway, however, is easy to carry around. You can detach the knee control bar and carry it like a hoverboard. This is a big advantage because riders often have trouble with finding a place to park their personal transportation vehicle. With these hoverboards and segways, you don’t need to park because you can just carry them yourself. There are bags designed specifically to carry hoverboards.
Segway hoverboards are reliable transportation devices. They entered the market relatively recently, and have had some drawbacks, but after new safety regulations, they’re better than ever. Part of the reason for their appeal is the self-balancing technology that makes it convenient to ride.
Most segways have a handlebar where you can simply place your hands and steer the vehicle. But there are some disadvantages to them. Hands-free segways have a shorter bar, known as the knee control bar. They’re lighter, more portable, and just as stable. Handless segways and hoverboards allow you to do other things like talking on the phone or carrying bags while riding.
Segways and hoverboards are in style and are getting updated with new and improved innovative technology. They’re only expected to grow in popularity over time.