Swagtron T5 Review


Pros

Swagtron is one of the most popular hoverboard brands on the market, and their new T5 model is sure to draw some attention. The Swagtron T5 hoverboard is slightly less expensive than the T1 and T3 models. If you're looking for a cheap hoverboard the Swagtron T5 is a great place to start. We also keep a running list of cheap hoverboards that have passed our safety standards, feel free to check it out.

While this hoverboard is definitely cheap, there's a compromise to be made, the T5 is lighter on the features. That said, it still comes equipped with everything you need to have a blast on your hoverboard without emptying your pockets. If you decide the Swagtron T5 is the right choice, you can find it on Amazon. You can also buy it from the Swagtron website, using our coupon code for $10 off.

The T5 hoverboard is lighter than other Swagtron hoverboard models, weighing in at 18 pounds. This makes it an ideal self balancing scooter for kids. At the lighter weight, it still boasts a solid maximum carrying capacity of 220 pounds.

The Swagtron T5 is powered by a 200 watt motor. It reaches a top speed of 7 mph and can travel up to 7 miles on a single charge. Other cool features include Swagtron SentryShield smart battery management, battery indicators and learning mode. It's also important to note that this self balance scooter is UL 2272 certified, meaning that the battery has passed the most stringent safety tests.


Cons

At a cheaper price point than the T1 and T3 models, the Swagtron T5 does compromise on some features. Top speed, power, and battery life are all a bit lighter than in the premium models.

The T5 also does not come equipped with bluetooth and cannot sync up with the Swagtron app. While these are nice features to have, they're certainly not essential for having a great time. Although the lower speeds and lighter weight may seem like a draw back to some, it makes this hoverboard better suited for kids and safer in many ways.


 

  • Top speed: 7 mph
  • Charge time: 2-3 hours
  • Battery life: 7 miles
  • Weight: 18 lbs
  • Weight Capacity: 187 lbs
  • LED lights: Yes - battery indicators only
  • Charger included: Yes
  • Bluetooth enabled: No
  • UL 2272 certified: Yes

 

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User Rating 33.35% (75 votes)
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Swagtron T1 Hoverboard

Swagtron T1 Review


Pros

Swagtron is a US brand that you can trust to deliver a high quality product.  The Swagtron is available at many retailers, including Best Buy, Target and Amazon. You can also buy the Swagtron T1 directly from the Swagtron website. If you do, feel free to use our exclusive discount code for $10 off and free shipping. With recent questions arising over the safety of batteries used in many hoverboard brands, you want to make sure you choose a brand that has met current safety standards, Swagtron has done so. They are UL2272 certified, this is a very extensive level of battery testing.

The Swagtron T1 is a very fast self balancing scooter, with a top speed of 8 mph. It also has a lengthy range of  about 12 miles on a single charge, and takes around 2 to 3 hours to charge. A tilt angle of 15 degrees allows you to climb some small hills on the the Swagtron hoverboard.

When purchasing through Amazon you know you are buying a high quality and safe product. Amazon removed all hoverboards from their online store early this year, Swagtron hoverboards are the one of the few self balancing scooters that have passed the new, rigorous requirements. There are other Swagtron models, the T3 and the T5, which are described below.


Cons

The charge time of 2 to 3 hours is decent. There have been faster charging hoverboard batteries, but they do not have the UL 2272 certification so you can't really make a comparison. In my experience it has fully charged in less than 2 hours. It faces similar issues as other hoverboards with 7 inch wheels, it can be difficult to ride on rough terrains such as gravel and grass. The Swagtron is also not water resistant, so don't plan on taking your board out in the rain or snow.

If you're looking for a comparable hoverboard at a cheaper price, check out my review of the Swagtron T5.


My Experience

I ordered my Swagtron T1 from Amazon and it took only a week to arrive. I was pleased with the presentation of the board when it arrived, the packaging was well done and the board was in perfect condition out of the box. First things first, this thing is fast.  At a top speed of 8 mph you can really get cruising on this thing, I do laps around friends that bought hoverboards with a top speed of 6mph.

Overall build quality is premium, I've used a lot of self balancing scooters and this is one of the first things I noticed, it is built much sturdier than many of the cheaper brands. Charge time is quick, often I get near a full charge in far less time than the posted 3 hours (more like 1.5 hours).

I've been using my board for about 3 weeks and haven't had any issues. The UL2272 testing is extremely comprehensive, in order to achieve this certification a hoverboard battery must undergo extensive testing. All of the in depth reviews I have looked into agree that this is a very safe battery - in order to be listed in the Amazon store you need to be.

Other Models

Swagtron has a few other cool models that are definitely worth mentioning. They include the Swagtron T3 and the Swagtron T5.

Swagtron T3

  • Slightly higher price point
  • Bluetooth included
  • Swagtron app for monitoring battery level and tracking past ride history
  • Dual modes for beginners and more advanced riders
  • UL 2272 certified

Swagtron T5

  • Cheaper price point
  •  Top speed of 7mph and range of 7 miles
  • Weight limit 187 lbs
  • 200 watt motor
  • UL 2272 certified

Battery Safety

Sentry Shield Battery Technology

Swagtron has implemented a new, state of the art battery protection system. An alluminum alloy casing encloses the battery and other sensitive components so that any malfunction in the battery will not create a fire hazard. A silicon coating also contains parts that would have previously been exposed to moisture or heat. The batteries themselves are manufactured by Samsung, this technology has been proven to be much safer than previous lithium ion technology.

Smart Battery Management System

Protects the battery from overcharging and overheating. These are the two main issues that plagued hoverboard batteries in the past. The lithium ion batteries would overheat due to heavy usage or overcharging, leading to the occasional hoverboard fire. Swagtron's Smart Battery Management System provides checks that prevent these two main issues.

 

Stats

  • Speed: 8 mph
  • Charge time: 2-3 hours
  • Battery life: 12miles
  • Weight: 22 pounds
  • Weight Capacity: 220 lbs
  • Tilt: 15 degrees
  • LED Lights: Yes
  • Charger Included: Yes
  • Bluetooth Integrated: No
  • UL 2272 certified: Yes

Review

Product Name: Swagtron T1 Hoverboard

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  • Charge time - 80%
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  • Battery Life - 80%
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  • Weight Capacity - 80%
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  • Durability - 80%
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  • User Experience - 90%
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User Rating 61.67% (3 votes)
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