The Best Hoverboards under $200 in 2020

October 28, 2020
A look at some of the top hoverboards under 200 dollars

Are you looking for a high quality hoverboard under 200 dollars? Well, you're in luck! In recent years, the prices of these awesome personal transportation devices have dropped significantly, with more and more affordable hoverboards hitting the market. Meanwhile, their overall quality, safety, and features have only improved!

What this means is that you can now buy a good quality bluetooth hoverboard for $200 or less. There are even hoverboards under $100 available today (mostly they are just under, like $99). But when you go that cheap, you will have to sacrifice features, quality, and battery life big time.

If you're willing to spend 100-200 dollars on your hoverboard, you'll definitely get more bang for your buck. While this is still the budget end of the hoverboard price spectrum, you can expect to have better specs all around, making $200 hoverboards perfect for kids or any beginners looking to buy their first hoverboard. However, at 200 bucks, you won't quite get the offroading capabilities, stronger motors, higher weight limits, or super high speeds of $200+ hoverboards.

Below I'm going to introduce five of the best hoverboards under 200 dollars (but above $100) available today. In fact, some of these hoverboards are so good that they also make it onto my lists of the top hoverboards of 2020 and the best hoverboards for kids.  

Best Hoverboards Under $200 Dollars

Hover-1 H1

SISIGAD

TOMOLOO Music Rhythmed

Gyroor Swift

JOLEGE

Before getting to the detailed reviews for each of these top hoverboards under $200, here's a brief summary of why I chose each one.

  • Hover-1 H1: Trusted brand and the best-rated hoverboard on this list at the time of writing.
  • SISIGAD: Loads of colors & patterns, great for kids.
  • TOMOLOO: Super fun LED lights that sync with music, also great for kids.
  • Gyroor Swift: Trusted brand, comes with a little more power.
  • JOLEGE: A bargain price from a lesser known brand, cheapest on this list.

All five of these hoverboards come with 6.5" wheels, which is the smallest size and most common for children's hoverboards. All of them are UL2272 safety certified. All of them are suitable for kids, but only the Hover-1 H1, Gyroor Swift, and JOLEGE can also easily handle adults.

Hover-1 H1

For the first hoverboard under 200 dollars, let me introduce the Hover-1 H1. For starters, Hover-1 is one of the most reliable hoverboard brands on the market. In fact, there are several Hover-1 hoverboards that cost less than $200 and could just as easily made it onto this list (check out the Drive, Helix, and Chrome for example), but the H1 comes out on top, just barely, when it comes to user satisfaction.

Note that only one of the colors (see above pic) is under $200 at the time of writing.

Product Highlights

  • Max. 9 MPH (14.5 km/hr)
  • 9-mile range
  • Three skill modes
  • Can carry 44-264 pounds (20-120 kg)
  • Adjustable LED lights
  • Bluetooth speakers and app
  • 2.5 hours charging time
  • Weight: 22.04 pounds (10.2 kg)

The Good

At first glance, there's a lot to love about the Hover-1 H1. With less than 200 dollars, you get pretty much all the features you would hope for in a hoverboard, including Bluetooth speaker, app, and LED lights. Being able to adjust the LED lights is an additional feature than other hoverboards don't always have.  

The Hover-1 H1 can reach a fast speed of 9 MPH (the fastest hoverboard on the market is 12 MPH, while the slowest is 6 MPH). This makes it the fastest hoverboard on this list. When it comes to charging time and battery life, you'll also find that it's pretty decent (once again, not the best, but also not the worst).

When it comes to riding, having three skill modes to choose from is extremely helpful, and this hoverboard's app gives you lots of control over its features.

Last but not least, with a max weight limit of 242 pounds, kids, teenagers, and even adults can ride this hoverboard.

The Bad

No hoverboard is perfect, right? Some users complain that the Hover-1 H1 scratches quite easily. What's more, it's not the lightest hoverboard on this list by several pounds, so you may want to consider that if buying for a very young kid. 

PROS

  • Fast speed
  • Decent charging time and battery life
  • 3 skill modes
  • Adjustable LED lights
  • Trusted brand, top rated
  • Suitable for kids or adults

CONS

  • Scratches easily
  • Not the lightest

SISIGAD

The second hoverboard for under 200 dollars on my list is the SISIGAD. Here's another reputable brand that offers not one but several hoverboards under $150 (at the time I write this). The main difference between the various SISIGAD models is mainly in their outer color/pattern/plating. I link to some of those different choices below, and all of them are very suitable beginner's hoverboards.

Let's take a closer look!

Product Highlights

  • Tons of colors to choose from
  • Max. 6 MPH (9.7 km/hr)
  • 3 to 5-mile range (30 min to 1 hour)
  • Can carry 44-200 pounds (20-91 kg)
  • LED lights, bluetooth speaker, and app
  • 3-5 hours charging time
  • Weight: 20 pounds (9 kg)

The Good

The first thing that will impress you with the SISIGAD is it's low price. As I write this, it is less than $150, and is the second cheapest hoverboard on this list (for the cheapest one, see the last entry).

Something else that will jump out right away is the super wide range of colors, patterns, and plating material choices you'll get if you go with the SISIGAD. The basic Pure Color line comes with over 20 color choices! Then there's the Fun Edition, which comes with some wilder patterns at only a slightly higher cost (still well under $200). Finally, there's the Plating Dazzle series, which has a metallic exterior. Thanks to the many colors and patterns this board comes in, I've also included in my list of the best hoverboards for girls

Due to the wide range of colors, the hoverboard's light weight, and fact that it maxes out at 6 MPH, it's an extremely suitable choice for young kids.

The Bad

The SISIGAD hoverboard is really designed for young kids. As a result, it only reaches 6 MPH, the slowest of any hoverboard. Moreover, the weight limit only goes up to 200 pounds. Since you don't even really want to get close to the upper weight limit, this means that adults won't want to use this board. 

This hoverboard also takes a long time to charge, and the battery life is very short. These are some compromises you'll have to make for the low price tag.

PROS

  • Tons of colors and patterns to choose from
  • Light weight
  • Slow speed (good for very young kids)
  • Low price tage

CONS

  • Not suitable for adults
  • Slow
  • Long charging time
  • Short battery life

TOMOLOO MUSIC RHYTHMED

The TOMOLOO is one of my personal favorite hoverboards. I consider it one of the best hoverboards on the market, and it tops my list of the best kids' hoverboards. I've also got a more detailed TOMOLOO hoverboard review here.

But, all this goodness comes at a cost. The TOMOLOO is the most expensive hoverboard on this list, sitting one penny under $200 at the time of writing.

Here's why I like the TOMOLOO so much: 

Product Highlights

  • LED lights that sync to the music being played
  • Max. 7 MPH (12.5 km/hr)
  • 2-3 hours on one charge
  • Can carry 44-220 pounds (20-100 kg)
  • Bluetooth speaker and app
  • 2-3 hours charging time
  • Weight: 17.6 lbs (8 kg)

The Good

The TOMOLOO's most unique feature is revealed right in its name: when you play music through the Bluetooth speakers, the LED lights sync to it. Super cool!

On top of that, the TOMOLOO is the lightest hoverboard on this list, at only 17.6 pounds, which will make it easier for young kids to carry if they have to. The charging time is OK, but at least it usually lasts a solid 2-3 hours before running out.

In terms of speed, the TOMOLOO reaches speeds of 1.5 MPH faster than most hoverboards designed mainly for young kids, so that will give them a little more excitement if they're looking for it. 

The Bad

Unlike the other hoverboards below $200 that we looked at so far, the TOMOLOO doesn't have tons of colors to choose from. As I write this, only one black and one pink version are under $200.

Also, just like the SISIGAD, this hoverboard is really not designed for adults. 

PROS

  • Cool LED lights 
  • Super light weight
  • OK charging time
  • Long battery life
  • A little faster than other children's hoverboards

CONS

  • Few colors to choose from
  • Not suitable for adults
  • Priciest on this list

Gyroor Swift

Gyroor is a top-of-the-line hoverboard brand that is better known for its more powerful (and expensive) offroading hoverboards like the Gyrror Warrior. But the Gyroor Swift T580 is a lower-priced option aimed at beginners (both adults and kids), coming from the same well-known manufacturer.

Let's see what it has in store for us!

Product Highlights

  • Suitable for adults & kids
  • Can climb angles of 15-30 degrees
  • Max. 8 MPH (13 km/hr)
  • 5-7 miles on one charge
  • Can carry 44-220 pounds (20-100 kg)
  • Bluetooth speaker and app
  • 1.5-2 hours charging time
  • Weight: 15.8 (7.2 kg)

The Good

Right off the bat, the specs for the Gyroor Swift look pretty good! Besides the usual features you'd expect, the Gyroor Swift can reach speeds of 8 MPH, a happy medium between the slower speeds of children's and and faster speeds of adults' hoverboards. It's got a little more power behind it than other children's hoverboads, so it can even climb angles of 15 to 30 degrees.

The Gyroor charges faster than any board we've looked at so far, taking only 1.5 to 2 hours. Also, while the recommended weight is up to 220 pounds, this hoverboard can actually handle up to 265 pounds. Thanks to the child and adult settings (which could also be viewed as beginner or advanced settings), this hoverboard is perfect for beginners of all ages, with advanced settings to kick it up a notch once you improve.

Last but not least, it's hard to go wrong with a hoverboard from a brand that normally makes some of the most powerful and popular ones on the market.

The Bad

While the Gyroor Swift hoverboard can be ridden by adults, it's quite light for an adult's hoverboard, so it won't perform as well for heavier riders.

Also, some people report that the app it comes with isn't super user friendly and doesn't have as many customization options as others. Finally, the battery life is about on par with other hoverboards on this list, with means it's OK but not great.

PROS

  • Decent speed & power
  • Can climb hills
  • Fast charging time
  • Child and adult modes
  • A little faster than other children's hoverboards

CONS

  • Only comes in black and pink
  • App not the best
  • May not perform as well for heavier riders

JOLEGE

Since I'm covering hoverboards with a price below 200 dollars (but not ones like these below 100) in this article, I wanted to include at least one that is at the very low end of the 100-200 price range. That's where the JOLEGE comes in!

Do we need to give up anything to get that super low price? Let's see.

Product Highlights

  • Suitable for adults & kids
  • Max. 7.5 MPH (12 km/hr)
  • 2-3 hours on one charge
  • Can carry 44-260 pounds (20-118 kg)
  • Bluetooth speaker and app
  • 2-3 hours charging time
  • Weight: 22 lbs (10 kg)

The Good

First and foremost, the JOLEGE hoverboard is CHEAP! It's just above $100 (at the time of writing), but still comes with Bluetooth speakers and LED lights, unlike most of the hoverboards under $100.

Looking at the other specs, you'll see that it also has an OK charging time, speed, and battery life. An upper weight limit of 260 pounds also means that adults can ride it, too!  

All in all, for what you get, the JOLEGE appears to be a steal of a deal. In fact, if you go for the black model, it's actually below $100 (but you'll lose the Bluetooth), while some other colors will cost you slightly more.

The Bad

There aren't many colors to choose from with the JOLEGE, and if you go for anything besides white, it will cost you a little more (but still well below $200).

JOLEGE isn't a huge hoverboard brand that you're likely to have heard of before, and thus it doesn't have as many reviews as the others. For this reason, it may be more of a gamble.

PROS

  • Low price
  • Decent speed, charging time, battery life
  • Suitable for kids or adults

CONS

  • Few color choices
  • Not well-known brand

What if I Spend More (or Less) than This Price Range?

If your budget is not necessarily set at $100-200, then here are a few things to consider. 

First, if you get a hoverboard for less than $100, be aware that most of them are about 1 cent under 100, that is, they are usually $99.99. So they aren't WAY under $100.  

And for the price to go that low, usually some major sacrifices have to be made. Few of them include Bluetooth technology, they tend to have very long charging time and/or super short battery life, and some of them don't even have individually moving footpads (like this one). 

On the other hand, if you're willing to spend more than $200, what you are likely to get is a more powerful, robust hoverboard. This means it will be able to go faster (like 10 or even 12 MPH), will be stronger, and will be better suited for larger/heavier riders. It may also have larger wheels, battery, and motor. More expensive hoverboards also often come with offroading capability. 

On the downside, more powerful hoverboards tend to be larger and heavier, and thus not so suitable for kids. Some of the best higher priced hoverboards I usually recommend are the Gyroor Warrior, EPIKGO, and the always impressive Halo Rover X (read my Halo Rover X review here).  

The Final Verdict

100-200 dollars is enough money to get a good hoverboard nowadays. It pretty much goes without saying that you'll get Bluetooth speakers, LED lights, and an app to adjust various features. The charging times, battery life, and speed won't be amazing, but they won't be terrible either. 

If you're shopping for a hoverboard for your kid, the TOMOLOO and SISIGAD are some of the best ones out there. The Gyroor Swift and Hover-1 H1 are best if an adult also plans to ride, and the latter is the top rated hoverboard under $200 on Amazon as I write this. Last, the JOLEGE is a high value choice for bargain hunters.

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