Halo Rover Review 2020
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Halo Rover Key Features
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|Motor||Max speed||Distance||Wheel size||Max load||Weight||Charging time||Bluetooth or Smartphone app?||Colors available||Waterproof?||Dimensions||Lights|
|8.5″||265lbs / 120KG||32lbs|
|2.5 hours||Bluetooth speaker with smartphone app.||Black, Blue, White, Pink.||No waterproof rating.||23.8" x 7.3" x 7.3"||LED lights & indicators
Halo Rover Review & Overview
Introducing the Halo Rover, which could bring hoverboards to a whole new level. We’ve long been excited to write our Halo Rover review for 2020, and can confirm that the Rover is a top line hoverboard made for the adventure seekers. The Halo Rover, designed and based in the USA and rated in top 10 best off road hoverboards in 2019 and likely again in 2020. Halo are a leading company in the industry and their products are renowned built quality, safety, and support. Halo hoverboards are infamously known by many hoverboard feens as the best of the best. They’ve had numerous features in publications like Digital trends, GIZMODO, DailyTekk, and many others.
Whilst Halo hoverboards were originally seen as just fun indoor transport, the Halo Rover is an all-terrain hoverboard. You can now you can cruise over gravel, dirt, sand, or grass. The Halo Rover is branded as being ‘nearly indestructible’. Though don’t take this too literally.
Similar to other Halo products, this hoverbaord comes fully packed with features. Many are for enjoyment but there are also lots of safety and reliability features. The Halo Rover is suited for all experience levels as it has three ride settings, This gives new riders the confidence they need to get started, but it’s also great for seasoned riders. The Rover comes with ride-assist technology so the board is balanced at all times regardless of whether or not you are standing on it. This model also includes built-in Bluetooth speakers, and the board itself is water resistant – awesome!
Speed and power & Distance
How fast does it go?
This model claims a maximum speed of 10 mp/h (16 km/h) and tackles inclines up to 20 degrees. It’s certainly one of the fastest and most powerful hoverboards we’ve reviewed.
What age/weight is it suitable for?
The Halo Rover can take weight up to 265lbs and has three training modes making it suitable for ages 7+. (Beginner-Intermediate-Advanced). The three different levels allow for different speed levels so you can progress in your comfort zone. Switching between these modes can be done manually or using the smartphone app. (see below for more info).
What is the range/distance?
The range of the Rover is approximated at 10 miles per charge. This is on par with the average hoverboards we’ve reviewed, if not more. Side note: One downfall is the weight of this hoverboard being 32lbs so try not to get stuck carrying it with a dead battery! That being said, it does include a heavy-duty carrying case with a shoulder strap, which is useful.
Can it be used offroad?
We feel the MAIN selling point of this model is that it has been branded as capable of taking on all terrain environments. It’s self balancing whether you’re on the board or off, and has massive “indestructible” durable tires as advertised. With these solid gripped 8.5” wide tires you should feel confident heading through gravel, dirt, sand, etc.
How long does it take to charge?
The battery takes approximately 2.5 hours to fully charge, with riders expecting up to 2 hours of continuous use before needing a recharge. Remember to take into consideration that weight and speed affect the battery life.
Battery protection & safety
The Halo Rover Hoverboard is certified under the UL2272 which is the safety certificate specifically aimed for hoverboards/self-balancing scooters.
This confirms that this model has undergone electrical and fire-safety testing and certification, which we consider being one of the biggest benefits of owning this particular product. This UL standard applies to its electrical drive train, battery, and charging system. Ultimately, you can be at ease knowing that you or someone you care about is riding without the worry of the product overheating or malfunctioning and potentially even exploding like some earlier brands of hoverboards.
Proof of the UL 2272 safety standard is the UL hologram certificate on the board. Plus, the self-balancing scooter has UL 2271 certified fire-safe batteries to safeguard against catching fire and comes with a UL certified charger and a four year life span.
Design and Ergonomics
Continuing our 2020 Halo Rover review with our critique on design and ergonomics. This board boasts a huge 800 Watt electric power motor and is designed from mostly high grade aluminum products and some plastic components-making it far more superior in our eyes compared to most hoverboards build quality. We most definitely love its powerful motor, allowing it to travel up to a 20 degree incline and having enough torque to ride comfortably over almost any terrain. One unfortunate thing is its hefty weight of 32 pounds (due to the thick tire treads needed for off-roading and the aluminum base) The product dimensions being 27.5 x 8.7 x 9.1″.
Halo Rover accessories
Whilst also providing high-tier hoverboards to the masses, a number of Halo Rover accessories are also offered to enhance your ride; alongside accessories for the majority of their models. Unfortunately for you die-hard DIYers, the range of Halo Rover accessories are relatively small. However, you can still easily source replacement chargers; or carry your ride in style with the Halo Rover carry case. Browse the full range of Halo Rover accessories.
What colors are available?
The Halo Rover comes in 4 different colors which can be seen below:
What material is it made from?
Halo Rover claims a rugged construction with high-grade aluminum frame and wheel guards; making it far more durable, compared to many hoverboards we’ve reviewed in the past.
Does it connect to your smartphone via app or Bluetooth?
An added bonus for this product is the easy functioning smartphone app, available on iOS and Android. This allows you to connect to your board via Bluetooth and track your live speed, battery life, distance traveled, map your ride and power your hoverboard on and off!
Does it have lights?
The Rover comes equipped with powerful LED lights for style and your own visibility safety with cars and pedestrians. As well as 2 indicator lights with 3 settings:
- Warning Indicator Light: A red light that turns on when there’s an issue with the board.
- Balance Indicator Light: A green light which turns on when the scooter is in balance mode. (Uses the same light as the warning indicator)
- Battery Status Indicator Light: A green light which will turn on when the board is on.
Build quality and ease of use
Is it easy to ride?
This model comes equipped with 3 different levels of training modes; allowing you to adapt at certain speeds and also advance when you’re ready for the next step. If it is your first time, just start off with the beginner mode. Most people pick it up in next to no time!
Is the Halo Rover waterproof?
This hoverboard boasts an IPX4 water resistant rating. It will run fine, should you experience light rain or small puddles, however remains not fully waterproof. If submerged in a lot of water, the board will most definitely short-circuit.
Our likes & dislikes of the Halo Rover
What we like about the Halo Rover
- Off-road ability – We think anyone looking for a tough, offroad hoverboard will want this product. Considering the powerful motor, the incline and having enough torque for a comfortable ride.
- Battery – Up to 10 miles in range – decent in our opinion, however when added to an exceptional recharge time of 2.5 hours and proclaimed 4 year lifespan; we think you’re getting a great deal.
- Training modes – The three different levels allow you to adapt at certain speeds and advance when you’re ready!
What we dislike about the Halo Rover
- The Sound system – A great added feature for most people but some might be disappointed with the quality of the speaker.
- The weight – Because of the aluminum frame, fat tires, etc. potentially become a downside; leaving the risk of getting stuck with a dead battery- (that being said it does include the carrying case).
Halo Rover discount codes & promo coupons 2020
Throughout the years, Halo have offered a variety of Halo Rover discount codes & promo codes; and we consider 2020 no different. In this section, we cover a variety of seasonal and flash deals, discounts and promos for the Halo Rover. You’ll find both expired and active deals, alongside general site-wide promos diligently updated throughout the year. Scroll down for Halo Rover discount coupons; or continue reading for some of the hottest Halo Rover Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals for 2020. If you think we’ve missed something or you’ve found a deal too good be true, leave us a comment.
Halo Rover Black Friday & Cyber Monday
Those seeking serious savings will be wondering about some Halo Rover Black Friday deals. We believe this will be more than likely, with Halo offering a number of deals last Black Friday, with savings up to $500! Furthermore, with the rising competitive nature in the hoverboard industry, a Black Friday sale is also imperative in gaining market share and influence. This should likely motivate Halo into offering a few more Black Friday deals.
Companies who don’t take advantage of Black Friday and the sales it brings will inevitably be left on the sidelines. Whilst this board is still an amazing deal, we recommend holding off and waiting for any Halo Rover Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals. Keep checking for the latest updates, or discover our list of possible Black Friday hoverboard deals this 2020. As always, thanks for reading our 2020 Halo Rover review, we hope we answered all your questions!
- We think this is one of the best offroad hoverboard models available in 2020.
- High powered 800W motor.
- Strong 20-degree incline capability.
- Water resistant.
- 3 ride modes (beginner, intermediate, advanced).
- Smartphone app with Bluetooth connectivity.
- It's heavy! Although it comes with a carry strap, 32lbs is not something you want to haul around with you.
- We've heard some reports that the speaker is of a low quality.
- Expensive in comparison to many other hoverboards available.