Halo Rover Hoverboard Review 2019

Editor choice Halo Rover Hoverboard Review 2019
9.5 Total Score
  • We think this could be the best offroad hoverboard available in 2019.
  • High powered 800W motor.
  • Strong 20-degree incline capability.
  • Water resistant.
  • 3 ride modes (beginner, intermediate, advanced).
  • Smartphone app with Bluetooth connectivity.

Halo Rover Key Features

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MotorMax speedDistanceWheel sizeMax loadWeightCharging timeBluetooth or Smartphone app? Colors availableWaterproof?DimensionsLights
800W10 mph
(16km p/h)
10 miles
8.5″265lbs / 120KG32lbs
2.5 hoursBluetooth speaker with smartphone app.Black, Blue, White, Pink.No waterproof rating.23.8" x 7.3" x 7.3"LED lights & indicators

Halo Rover Hoverboard Overview

Introducing the Halo Rover, which could bring hoverboards to a whole new level. We’ve long been excited to write our Halo Rover hoverboard review and can confirm that the Rover is a top line hoverboard made for the adventure seekers. The Halo Rover is designed and based in the USA and rated in top 10 best off road hoverboards in 2019. Halo is 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, the Halo Rover 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. The Halo Rover also has built-in Bluetooth speakers, and the board itself is water resistant – awesome!

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Speed and power & Distance

How fast does it go?

The rover has a maximum speed of 10 mph (16km ph) and can incline 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 the Rover 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 by Halo. With these solid gripped 8.5” wide tires you should feel confident heading through gravel, dirt, sand, etc.

Battery life

How long does it take to charge?

The battery of the Rover takes approximately 2.5 hours to get a full charge and you can expect the battery to last up to 2 hours 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 the Halo Rover 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 the Halo Rover 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.

Halo Rover battery safety

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Design and Ergonomics

Halo Rover 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″.

What colors are available?

The Halo Rover comes in 4 different colors which can be seen below:

Halo Rover Colors

What material is it made from?

Halo Rover is ruggedly constructed 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.
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Build quality and ease of use

Is it easy to ride?

The Rover is equipped with 3 different levels of training modes, allows you to adapt at certain speeds and 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 Rover waterproof?

The Halo Rover is in fact rated IXP4 water resistant. It should run fine if you get caught in light rain or small puddles but it is 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 is good in our opinion, but when added to an exceptional recharge time of 2.5 hours and the said to be 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 – It’s 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 this can be seen as a downside, in case of you getting stuck with a dead battery- (that being said it does include the carrying case).
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9.5 Total Score
Halo Rover Hoverboard Review & Bottom Line

  • We think this could be the best offroad hoverboard available in 2019.
  • 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.
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