Jetson V6 Hoverboard Review
The Jetson V6 hoverboard is carried exclusively by Target. It's a high quality board with UL 2272 certification, which is the most important factor we consider when reviewing hoverboards. While the V6 is exclusive to Target, Jetson also makes a sturdier all terrain model (the Jetson V8 Rover) that can be bought on Amazon. If you're interested in an off road model, we've compiled a review of the V8 Rover and other all terrain models.
As far as features go, the Jetson V6 blows away much of the competition. A top speed of 10 mph and battery life of 15 miles are both at the top end of the range for their respective categories. The Jetson V6 has a long list of cool capabilities that can be accessed through the Jetson Ready Ride App:
- Bluetooth connectivity to speakers
- Ability to customize the LED lights
- Change between ride modes based on skill level
- Track your speed and distance traveled
- Find the location of your hoverboard when lost
- Share ride stats via social media
- Compete with your friends in games
All in all, this is by far the most interactive hoverboard that we've seen thus far. The app connectivity, features and social media integration take the Jetson V6 to the next level of hoverboarding. The V6 also comes with 8 inch wheels, that's slightly larger than the industry average of 7 inches. The larger wheel size allows riders to navigate rough terrain with a more stable ride.
The Jetson V6 was just recently released, and to be honest we're still trying to digest all of the cool features built in to the app. If we find any flaws in the build we will update this post to account for them.
I was really pumped to try the Jetson V6 hoverboard, and it didn't fail to impress. Subtle features like customizable LED lights make this self balancing scooter really personalized. The Ride Ready App makes the V6 a lot of fun. I don't use social media often, but I had an urge to update my stats to Facebook. Taking on friends in challenges was a ton of fun, probably my favorite feature.
The charge time was faster than a lot of other UL certified hoverboards. It took less than 2 hours to get a full charge. It also has a control to auto shut off when it's fully charge. That's a really awesome safety measure! One of the only problems you can run into with a hoverboard is over charging, the V6 appears to have solved this. Oh and did I mention it's flame and water resistant?