Best Swagtron Hoverboards

Best Swagtron Hoverboards & Overview

Welcome to our countdown of the best Swagtron Hoverboards available in 2020. As it stands, many models remaining in their range contain consistent similarities and features. Therefore, some models you see will share similar top speeds, ranges, design, weight limits and more. However, these models come with a variety of prices, with most offering great value for money. Another inclusion worth noting is that almost all of these models feature UL2272 certification, protecting them against fire & electrical hazards and resulting in a safe and secure ride. Gone are the days of your awesome new hoverboard bursting into flames, as cool as that sounds.

In fact, the manufacturers clearly take safety seriously, integrating a Smart Battery Management System to keep batteries safe from a variety of potential faults, which you can learn more about here. Secondly, most of these models also feature fully integrated LED headlights; a feature we were pleasantly surprised with, seeing as many similarly priced competitors do not feature this. Not only does this keep riders safe & seen, but its also a feature usually reserved for higher-end models. Furthermore, the inclusion of Bluetooth speakers & mobile app functionality is a great bonus; alongside all models featuring automatic self-balancing technology, greatly improving safety and ease of use.

A remarkable range of rides

Today, we take a look at the Hero, Twist T881, Duro T8, Vibe T580, T1 Sports & Elite models; all of which come with a 90 day warranty & a variety of colours to choose from. We were especially impressed with how each model could tackle up to 30 degree inclines; a feat that many similarly priced competitors will struggle with. Check out our comparison of the top 3 models below for more information on the specs & features, or keep scrolling for our discount hoverboards section. Lastly, please note that variables such as rider weight, terrain, incline, etc. will affect overall performance.

ModelMotorMax speedDistanceSuitable for off road?Waterproof?Max weightCharging timeBluetooth or Smartphone app? LED lightsSelf balancing technologyMax climbing angle
EliteDual 250w8 mp/h (12.8 km/h)7-12 miles (11-19.3 km)NoUnspecified220 lbs (100 kg)2-3 hoursYes, Bluetooth speaker and smartphone appYesYes30 degrees
Vibe T580Dual 250w7.5 mp/h (12.1 km)8 miles (12.8 km)NoUnspecified220 lbs (100 kg)3 - 3.5 hoursYes, Bluetooth speaker and smartphone appYesYes30 degrees
Sports T1Single 250w8 mp/h (12.8 km/h)~11 miles (~17.7 km)NoUnspecified220 lbs (100 kg)NoneYesYes30 degrees
Duro T8Dual 200w7 mp/h (11.6 km/h)5.8 miles (9.3 km)NoUnspecified200 lbs (90.7 kg)5.5 hoursNoneNoYes30 degrees
Twist T881Dual 250w7 mp/h (11.6 km/h)4.8 miles (7.7 km)NoUnspecified200 lbs (90.7 kg)5.5 hoursNoneYesYes30 degrees
HeroDual 250w6 mp/h (9.6 km/h)3 miles (4.8 km)NoUnspecified200 lbs (90.7 kg)5.5 hoursNoneYesYes30 degrees

Top 3 Comparison

Welcome to the top 3 comparison section. Here, we’ll take a look at the models offering the best performance; comparing specs, stats and features between them. It was fairly close, however the Elite model wins in this instance. We believed this the superior model due to the increased range and marginally higher top speed. Alongside this, we believed the charge time relatively rapid when accounting for the extended range offered. Had the Sports T1 had a few more features or the T580 had a longer range, it could have ended up differently. Feel free to compare the specs and features for these remarkable rides below.

swagtron swagboard elite hoverboard

#1. Elite

  • Dual 250w motors
  • 8 mp/h speed
  • 7-12 mile range
  • Multiple riding modes
  • Tackles up to 30 degree inclines
  • Charges in just 2-3 hours
  • Supports up to 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • Integrated Bluetooth speakers
  • Front lights: Yes
  • Bluetooth enabled: Yes
  • Mobile app support: Yes
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swagtron VIBE T580

#2. Vibe T580

  • Dual 250w motors
  • 7.5 mp/h speed
  • 8 mile range
  • Multiple riding modes
  • Tackles up to 30 degree inclines
  • Charges in approx. 90-100 mins
  • Supports up to 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • Integrated Bluetooth speakers
  • Front lights: Yes
  • Bluetooth enabled: Yes
  • Mobile app support: Yes
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Swagboard Sports T1 fast hoverboard

#3. T1 Sports

Feel free to learn more about this model in our in-depth Swagboard Pro T1 review.

  • 250w motor
  • 8mp/h top speed
  • Up to 11 mile range
  • Multiple riding modes
  • Tackles up to 30 degree inclines
  • Supports up to 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • Front lights: Yes
  • Bluetooth enabled: No
  • Mobile app support: No
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Best Performing

Top speed

Most models in this range sit around the 6-7 mp/h range, with the Elite & Sport variants capable of pushing to 8 mp/h; alongside also offering multiple riding modes to choose from. These models also include Bluetooth & mobile app support, allowing riders to set speeds, rider modes, run diagnostics and more. Beginners can easily get to grips with their new ride, thanks to learner mode. Below, you’ll find a tie for the #1 spot, due to both models boasting a matching top speed. However, it’s worth noting that the Swagboard Elite claims a variety of additional features over the T1 Sports. This includes a built-in Bluetooth speaker, front lighting and mobile app support.

#1. Elite/Sports: 8 mp/h

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#2. VIBE T580: 7.5 mp/h

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Distance

We believed that the distances offered were fairly average at best, with varying performance for the Elite. We were usually easily able to push it to 12 miles, but heavier riders often found their ride ending at around the 10 mile mark. The Sports T1 was a strong contender, offering a more consistent range of around 11 miles per ride. However, heavier riders also struggled reaching the 11 mile mark. As the Elite went the furthest multiple times, we believe it only fair to crown it champion of this category.

#1. Elite: 7-12 miles per charge

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#2. Sports: Up to 11 miles

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Charging time

As previously mentioned, the T580 & Elite models offer the fastest charging time by far; with other models taking approx. 5.5 hours+ to fully charge from empty. We found this a little strange, seeing as many models offer similar range and mileage, with the key differences relying in motor power and charge time. This indicates a significant battery upgrade on these models, in comparison to the rest; likely also resulting in the Elite’s decent 7-12 mile range. Adjusting for this extended mileage, we almost felt inclined to give it the #1 spot, seeing as the T580 only has to recharge approx. 8 miles range.

#1. VIBE T580: 90-100 mins

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#2. Elite: 2-3 hours

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Strongest

Moving on to the final section of our best performing category, the strongest Swagtron hoverboard. The results of this section actually surprised us a fair bit, as we thought it would be another easy win for the Elite; especially considering its robust, polycarbonate frame. Now, whilst all models supported the same amount of weight, we decided to calculate which one was giving it the most. Surprisingly, it was the T580/Twist bringing it home for a joint first place, capable of supporting 11 times their own weight. The Elite comes fairly closely behind, supporting 9.7 times its own weight of 22.5 lbs.

#1. Vibe T580/Twist: Supports x11 own weight – 220 lbs (100 kg), weighs just 20 lbs

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#2. Elite: Supports x9.7 own weight – 220 lbs (100 kg), weighs 22.5 lbs

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Cheapest Swagtron Hoverboards / Discount Hoverboards

Welcome to our cheapest section, much to the delight of price-humble hoverboard hustlers everywhere. It’s worth noting, some of these models were made with kids in mind, although they should still support you; depending on your weight of course. As a result of such cost-effective pricing, riders should expect significant decrease in performance in comparison to other models. Riders should expect much longer charge times of approx. 5+ hours, dramatically decreased range, top speed and more. Alongside this, these models are also refurbishments; repaired or factory re-certified by manufacturer technicians, cited as fully functional with a slight possibility of cosmetic flaws. All in all, we believe this a great way to score a discount hoverboard for a low price, still full of features.

Although whilst a little bit slower and offering a little less power, many of the more money-minded will deem this a worthy sacrifice. Lastly, whilst the Hero model remains indisputably the cheapest, for just a few extra dollars riders can greatly improve their ride quality with the T881; offering an extra mile in both speed and range. We feel this increased performance definitely warrants an extra $5. However, the Duro T8 appears to fall short, offering only one extra mile in range over the the Twist. Feel free to discover the cheapest hoverboards in the Swagboard range below and learn the key features offered by these models.

Top 3 Cheapest Swagtron Hoverboards

Swagboard Hero cheapest hoverboard

#1. Hero: $79.99

  • Cheapest available
  • Dual 250w motors
  • 6 mp/h speed
  • 3 mile range
  • Multiple riding modes
  • Tackles up to 30 degree inclines
  • Charges in approx. 5.5 hours
  • Supports up to 200 lbs (100 kg)
  • Front lights: Yes
  • Bluetooth enabled: No
  • Mobile app support: No
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#2. Twist T881: $84.99

  • Dual 250w motors
  • 7 mp/h speed
  • 4.8 mile range
  • Multiple riding modes
  • Tackles up to 30 degree inclines
  • Charges in approx. 5.5 hours
  • Supports up to 200 lbs (100 kg)
  • Front lights: Yes
  • Bluetooth enabled: No
  • Mobile app support: No
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#3. Duro T8: $109.99 on sale

  • Dual 200w motors
  • 7 mp/h speed
  • 5.8 mile range
  • Tackles up to 30 degree inclines
  • Charges in approx. 5.5 hours
  • Supports up to 200 lbs (100 kg)
  • Front lights: No
  • Bluetooth enabled: No
  • Mobile app support: No
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Additional information

What age/weight are these boards suitable for?

The vast majority, if not all of the boards mentioned in this comparison withstand up to 200-220 lbs of weight; remaining suitable for a variety of ages. However, it’s worth noting that Twist T881 & Vibe T580 models were designed with kids in mind, featuring front LED lights & learning modes; however the T580 also retains functionality for older riders, too. These are the only two models designed specifically for kids, with the rest retaining suitability for kids and adults alike. Furthermore, all models have undergone intense fire & electrical safety inspections, ensuring a safe ride for everyone. As such, we believe that most of these models are suitable for both kids & adults alike.

Offroad Functionality

Unfortunately, none of these hoverboards offer any off-road functionality; instead choosing to incorporate smooth, hard-rubber tires for great grip on flat roadside surfaces. We recommend sticking to flat, even surfaces such as the roadside or pavement; alongside avoiding slippery terrain such as mud, grass, sand, etc. We also recommend wearing adequate safety gear when riding, such as knee pads, helmet, gloves, etc.

Battery Life & Charging

As previously mentioned, the T580 & Elite models offer the fastest charging time by far; with other models taking approx. 5.5 hours+ to fully charge from empty. We found this a little strange, seeing as many models offer similar range and mileage, with the key differences relying in motor power and charge time. Most models are fitted with a lithium-ion battery, a highly efficient and long-life rechargeable battery. In most instances, riders should expect an average of around 500-1000 charge cycles before any battery faults arise.

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Battery protection & safety

We were happy to note how safe all of these models actually are. Each one we looked at claimed UL2272 certification; meaning that each model you see has undergone rigorous fire & electrical safety testing to ensure safe & superior standards of quality. Furthermore, all models feature Swagtron’s patented “SentryShield Multilayer Battery Protection”. This is a form of smart battery management system allowing riders to maximise their rechargable lithium-ion battery. Lithium-free models incorporate “SentryShield Quantum”, another form of battery management system aimed at keeping riders safe. Such systems typically protect against over-voltage, over-charging, short circuiting and much more. Learn more about Battery Management Systems here.

Design and Ergonomics

Aesthetically speaking, many of these models follow the conventional hoverboard design taking the world by storm. The decks offer ample foot room, with added grippy rubber to ensure maximum control and safety. All models also include patented “SentryShield”, protecting the battery against over-voltage, short-circuiting. Feel free to scroll up to our battery protection & safety section to learn more about these systems. Many of the featured models feature a frame made out of a strong steel casing, with hard rubber tires for added grip & control. However, worth noting is the T580, Elite, Twist and a few other models boast a fire-retardant polycarbonate shell. Furthermore, the Elite has a much more robust and wider design, offering greater power, control and durability. All in all, the majority of these models were extremely easy to handle and offered a comfortable ride.

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Does it connect to your smartphone via app or Bluetooth?

Yes, the Elite and T580 models both offer Bluetooth connectivity. Furthermore, these models also feature a built-in Bluetooth speaker for mobile music lovers to play on the move. These two models also offer mobile app support, allowing riders to check diagnostics, change settings and more.

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Swagtron spare parts & accessories

Whilst providing a number of marvellous models, Swagtron also offer a number of spares & accessories for these boards; alongside the majority of their other travel alternatives. These spare parts & accessories are a great way to enhance or repair your ride; source bags, locks, batteries, helmets, chargers and much more. Check out the full range of Swagtron spares and accessories.

Safety and usability on the road

As previously mentioned, these hoverboards lack off-road functionality. As such, we recommend sticking to flat, even surfaces such as floors, pavement and roads. However, we also recommend wearing adequate safety gear when riding near roads with traffic; such as a high-visibility jacket, helmet, gloves, etc. Lastly, due to the relatively low range and top speeds of these models, we recommend sticking to the slower lanes; or maybe just take a bus to work instead.

Waterproof ratings

Whilst waterproof rating remains unspecified for these models, we believe it more than likely that some form of water resistance is offered. However, we still recommend contacting the supplier for an official verdict on this. Learn about IP ratings here.

Conclusion

Thank you for sticking through to the closing section & conclusion of our list of best Swagtron hoverboards for 2020. As you may have guessed, the Elite model takes the first place podium for this one; offering a higher top speed, rapid charging time, Bluetooth & mobile connectivity, a smart Battery Management System and much more. Furthermore, we were especially impressed with its upgraded design, sporting a much more robust frame. This frame is forged from a lightweight & fire-retardant polycarbonate shell, offering greater durability and control. We were also impressed by its climbing ability, tackling inclines with relative ease. However, if it’s cheap & cheerful you’re after, we have to recommend the Twist T881 from our discount hoverboard section. Whilst it didn’t make the #1 spot due to price alone, it offers greater mileage and a higher top speed; all for just an extra $5.

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Other than those previously mentioned, the Sports T1 & Vibe T580 were the only other models to stand out; the former offering performance on par with the Elite, however sadly lacking additional features such as Bluetooth & mobile support. The T580 offered solid performance all round, with a slightly reduced range but much faster charge time. Other than that, many of these models felt remarkably similar, offering indistinguishable performance outside of charge time & speed. We hope you enjoyed our list of the best Swagtron hoverboards of 2020; feel free to read the rest of our reviews on electric scooters, eBikes, hoverboards and more.

Swagtron discount codes & promo coupons 2020

In this section, we look at a number of Swagtron deals, discounts and coupons offered throughout 2020. Throughout this list, you’ll find a variety of active deals and promo codes, alongside some expired promos in our hall of fame. Check out these Swagtron promo codes below and enjoy some of the hottest deals and discounts for Swagboards this 2020. If you think we’ve missed something, please contact us.

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Swagtron Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2020

Welcome to our Swagtron Black Friday & Cyber Monday section for 2020. Many economically-minded electric enthusiasts will likely wonder, will we have any Swagtron Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals or discounts. We’ve analysed a number of listings and price charts to determine how likely this is, alongside researching Swagtron’s own listings for any evidence of previous Black Friday deals. Swagtron have shown a number of discounts throughout the year for multiple models, alongside participating in Black Friday/Cyber Monday in previous years too.

Why not check out our Swagboard Pro Black Friday article for more information on prior involvement. As such, we believe it likely for some seasonal savings and delightful deals this year. However, we recommend that you always stay alert for any deals and check back here for any updates closer to the date. For those still seeking savings, check our our Black Friday hoverboard deals for 2020 article.

Restrictions and availability

As far as we know, Swagtron ship worldwide to all major countries & continents. Alongside this, Swagtron also offer fully-staffed US support team available via live chat, email, phone and more. Lastly, please double check your local laws and regulations to ensure that your country or region legally allows such electric travel alternatives. Once again, thanks for reading our best Swagtron hoverboards of 2020 article, we hope we answered any questions you have and if not, feel free to ask! Discover the rest of our reviews on electric scootershoverboardsskateboards and more.

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