Swagtron Swagroller Review 2020
Key Features of the Swagtron Swagroller
- Cost-effective yet full of features
- Max. range of 12.4 miles (20 km)
- Max. speed approx. 9.3 mp/h (15 km/h)
- 450W motor
- Self balancing technology
- Built in Bluetooth speaker
- Minimum payload 55 lbs
- Max. payload of up to 264 lbs
- Tackles 15 degree inclines with ease
- Average charge time of approx. 3 hours
- UL2272 certified & IP55 waterproof rated
- Voice prompts for notifications and alerts
- Bright LED lights help you stay seen and safe at night
- 14″ dual air filled tires – Enhanced stability and traction
- Retractable handle & foldable metal footrests for easy transport
- App supported – Choose LED pattern, motor locking, view riding history and more
|Dimensions||Speed||Range||Climbing angle||Charging time||Weight||Foldable||Smartphone app?||Cruise control?||Waterproof rating||Lights?|
|16.5 x2 0.5 x 5 inches||Approx. 9.3 mp/h (15 km/h)||Approx. 12.4 miles (20 km)||15 degrees||3 hours||30.9 lbs (14 kg)||Yes||Yes||No.||IP55||Custom Front/Rear LED lights|
Swagtron Swagroller Overview
Firstly, the Swagtron Swagroller is an incredibly cost-effective electric unicycle full of features. Boasting a number of features included in leading competitors but at a fraction of the price; self balancing, IP55 waterproof rating, LED lighting & Bluetooth speaker are just a few included in this delightful design. Further offering a max. speed of 9.3 mp/h and a range of 12.4 miles, fairly impressive considering there are many models offering the same performance for double or even triple the price. Lastly, Swagtron offer 90 day warranty on all official purchases, should your awesome new ride develop any faults. To keep it short and simple, at $399 the Swagroller is cost effective, full of features and boasts a number of features of leading competitors at a third of the price. For those still looking for deals, check out our list of electric unicycle Black Friday deals!
Speed, Power & Distance
How fast does it go?
Max. speed approx. 9.3 mp/h (15 km/h)
What age/weight is it suitable for?
The Swagtron Swagroller offers an impressive max. payload of 264 lbs (120 kg), with a minimum payload of 55 lbs (25 kg). Please note, variables such as weight, terrain, incline, etc. will have an impact on overall performance.
What is the range/distance?
Max. range of 12.4 miles
Battery Life & Charging
How long does it take to charge?
Approx. 3 hours.
Battery protection & safety
UL 2272 certified & IP55 waterproof rating, alongside SentryShield technology aiding in keeping your sweet new ride safe from the elements. A number of rigorous fire and electrical safety tests were carried out and passed, with a high standard of safety placed throughout the entire production process. Learn more about IP ratings here.
How long will the battery last for?
12.4 miles – Approx. 1 hour 20 at constant max. speed on even terrain (depending on rider weight).
Design and Ergonomics
The design of the Swagtron Swagroller is engineered for convenience, functionality and fun. The retractable handle & foldable metal footrests for easy transport and storage in any location. Speaking of, the metal footrests are perfectly placed to ensure maximum control and enhances rider capabilities. Dual 14″ rubber tires enhance stability and traction, whilst also very cheap to replace if damaged. Riders can customise and check statistics on their ride from the mobile app, or connect to the Bluetooth speaker and have a blast on the move. It even includes voice prompts for notifications and alerts, ensuring that you always know the status of your awesome ride. As mentioned previously, the Swagroller offers an incredible max. payload of 264 lbs (120 kg), which is more than most high-end competitors on the market. All of these features for a fraction of the price really put this electric unicycle up in our good books.
What material is it made from?
Aluminium/metal, plastic & rubber.
Can it be used as a regular unicycle?
No – once you run out of battery, expect to make use of that convenient retractable handle feature.
Does it connect to your smartphone via app or Bluetooth?
Yes – the Swagroller supports both Bluetooth & features a mobile app. Connect to the wireless Bluetooth speaker and blast your jam of choice on the go. The mobile app also allows you to choose LED patterns, motor locking, view riding history and more; get the app for Android or iOS.
Build quality and ease of use
As with all Swagtron products, the build quality is of an industry leading standard. The Swagroller has passed a number of rigorous and comprehensive fire and electrical safety tests to guarantee it a UL 2272 rating. Furthermore, this model has even achieved an IP55 waterproof rating, offering moderate protection against high water pressure and dust. The self balancing technology is another great feature, thanks to the implemented gyroscope within the frame; this offers the rider much more control and stability when riding. Overall, the Swagroller offers great performance and a number of nifty features for an incredibly cost-effective price tag (just $399)!
Safety and usability on the road
Firstly, the Swagtron Swagroller offers a number of features to prove it suitable for road and roadside use. Bright LED headlights help you both see and stay seen during those dark nights. Furthermore, these LED headlights are fully customisable from within the mobile app. The dual 14″ tires are best suited for roadside use and enhance both balance and control, perfectly paired with the gyroscopic self-balancing technology to leave minimal room for user error. For those hoping to tackle steep hills, it’s best to simply stick to flat roads with minor inclines, this model will easily tackle 15 degree inclines, but no steeper than that. The Swagtron Swagroller makes a perfect commuting method for short distances on safe roads and sidewalks, but don’t try and ride it on the highway!
Is the Swagtron Swagroller waterproof?
Yes – This model is IP55 waterproof rated, meaning that it withstands blasts from high water pressure and offers good protection against dust and other particles that may mess up internal electrical circuitry.
Restrictions and availability
Whilst we cannot account for every region, we have reason to believe that the Swagroller ships worldwide. However, please check your local laws and regulations surrounding this to ensure that your region allows for such transport methods. Lastly, we recommend checking the product listing for yourself and seeing if Swagtron ship to your location.