Just like Electric Skateboards, hoverboards have taken the world by storm; one by one a new unit has been introduced that takes its sweet time under the spotlight before a new upgraded gadget shoves it over to claim the glory. Swagtron, Halo, and Epikgo have been competing heads-on in the overboard battle for the first spot especially when the whole Epikgo vs Halo Rover contest was sparked and the public went crazy over the fierce competition. Now comes the turn of Swagtron T6 Vs Halo Rover Board.
And amidst all of that, the Swagtron T6 entered the show and became the next big thing going head to head with the Halo Rover board.
The Swagtron T6 has grabbed the first spot on our list of best hoverboards in terms of durability, features, and ease of use. The Halo Rover vs Swagtron T6 has been a close battle and selecting a first choice hoverboard has been almost impossible. Both the hoverboards have lived up to their reputation and our deciding factor at the end has been on price and weight endurance.
The Halo Rover price level has been on the more expensive side where the Swagtron T6 has come through with a little less than that. Selling at around $1000 dollars, the Halo Rover board even though packed with features does not have the weight endurance T6 has. The comparison between the official Halo Rover hoverboard and the much talked about Swagtron T6 has been eerily filled with similarities and it has been tough picking a favorite but it cannot be ignored that the T6 has a structure that supports up to 420lbs where the Halo rover hoverboard has a capacity of supporting up to 265lbs maximum. The usual maximum capacity for most hoverboards is around 220lbs and of course, the Halo Rover comes through with more than that but it does not come close to the T6 which takes the cake because of its more rugged and defined structure.
Where the Halo Rover has 8.5” tires, the Swagtron T6 has 10”; where the maximum speed for the Rover is 10 mph, the T6 takes it away with 12 mph; where the distance range for Halo Rover is 10 miles, the Swagtron packs 2 more with 12 miles. All of these are minor adjustments but they eventually put one board on top of the other in the Swagtron T6 vs Halo rover review.
We present to you, a more detailed picture of the two units which have kept us on our feet trying to decide which one takes the top spot.
Swagtron T6 VS Halo Rover
– Disclaimer! This might make you want to buy either one or both of the hoverboards. Hopefully, your pockets do not get saddened by what’s coming!
The Swagtron T6 (Our Choice)
Right off the bat, it’s a thing of beauty. The company has really put the effort and time into defined structure and detail. It’s sleek, modern and at the same time has a rugged structure which makes it immensely attractive. For all the gadget lovers looking for pretty units that deliver in terms of durability and performance, the Swagtron T6 is a wise choice. The aluminum and ABS plastic form a quite sturdy exterior that protects the hover board’s inner machination. It’s also fairly water and dirt proof as well which adds another protective aspect.
The tires are the definition of rugged at 10”, nylon-infused and stable. The second you step onto the board, you can tell the difference between the tires on this board and any other. The standard 6.5”-8” tires stand are much less daunting than the 10”.
Since the Swagtron T6 is a self-balancing, UL2772 certified hoverboard, it is both safe and easy to maneuver around. The speed of the hoverboard puts another mark on it. The T6 is averaging 12 miles distance per charge with a 12 mph speed which is a lot faster than most hoverboards. What I personally love about this board is that its a great fit for stable video recording like the cheap gimbals we reviewed.
The Sentry Shield batteries are another added bonus along with all its desirable features.
The Swagtron T6 owing to its heavy-duty structure is also all-terrain much like the Halo Rover hoverboard. It performs smoothly and beautifully along the grassier parts, through the rocky patches and sand, even. The 12 mph mark slows down a little bit on rougher roads but that is inevitable. But there are electric scooters for that rough patches. The overall performance on the rough terrains is great. It glides through the dirt, the steep slopes and the grasslands like a breeze. After a couple of reported problems from friends and colleagues about the all-terrain aspect of the board, we were a bit hesitant to test it out but it came through and delivered.
The board comes with an easy-to-use mobile phone application available on both Android and iOS which tracks the battery percentage, distance traveled, speed and more.
The board has Bluetooth availability which can be handy in connecting cell phones and such for blasting your music of choice; still one can always carry a Bluetooth Speakers along but this was something we quite enjoyed.
The Swagtron T6 itself is a heavy-duty device and with the slightly faster speed, it is more of a professionals-centric unit but it’s perfectly safe for kids above 8-9 years of age. The weight of the board roughly between 34-26 pounds is a small negative because it can be hard to carry around for extended periods of time but with a carry case down your back or your shoulders can make that slightly easier.
Here comes the feature that made this board stand out to us; its maximum weight capacity. It carries an impressive 420lbs of maximum weight which is twice as much as the usual hoverboards. It’s much more than the 265lbs Halo Rover hoverboard carries and that’s a deciding factor. Riding the T6 feels much smoother than most boards since the average weight does not put any strain on it.
The entire Swagtron T6 vs Halo Rover competition comes down to the weight endurance and on a price level. The Halo Rover price level is around $1000 dollar, though its best price is up at around $450 on sale. It’s much more expensive at its normal price than most hover boards including the T6 which is being sold at $450 dollars on normal prospects and currently on sale, it’s at $410; a stark contrast to the thousand dollars tagged to the Halo Rover.
Pros. & Cons.
- Easy to use
- Bluetooth Connection
- Rugged Tires, 10”
- Has 12mph speed with 12 miles battery life
- All-terrain durability
- Water/dust resistant
- UL certified
- Comes with an app
- Weight limit: 420lbs
- Does not come with a carry case
- Heavier to carry
- Maybe bulky for some
- A bit on the pricier side
The Halo Rover
With its UL2272 Certification, the Halo Rover is ranked as one of the best self-balancing hoverboards in the market. Its features match the Swagtron T6 to a significant degree but it also has some unique features of its own.
It’s built very similarly to the Epikgo All-Terrain hoverboard hence, the Epikgo vs Halo Rover saga but when compared to the Swagtron, it comes a little behind in speed and weight capacity. Other than that, the board is one worthy unit! Built with certified Fire Safe batteries, the Halo Rover guarantees safe and durable use for years to come. It has bigger than usual 8.5” all-terrain tires that provide an even pathway through grasslands, dirt, uneven rocky roads and smooth surfaces without leaving tire imprints on polished floors.
The Halo Rover with its sleek design is an attractive gadget just the same. It’s a bit on the heavier side but the company sends the unit with a carry case which makes the task of carrying it easier. The speed of the hoverboard is faster than standard hover boards but is a tad behind the T6. It glides at 10 mph with a 10 miles per charge battery life; a fair amount. Its fun to ride, makes you feel giddy with the excitement that comes with riding it.
The Halo Rover comes with its own application as well that tracks location, battery life, speed etc. It comes with three riding modes: normal, training and advanced which can be fairly helpful in learning the ropes of riding it. The training modes are helpful for kids that are learning to balance or are at the initial stages of learning how to ride a hoverboard. The Halo Rover owes its fame to its ease of use just as much as it owes the fame to its durability and Halo Technology sensors. The water and dust resistance with IPX4 certification offers it another positive prospect in the market.
The price level is what puts it behind the Swagtron T6. The Halo Rover hoverboard carries its best price on sale at around $450 which is equal to the prize of the Swagtron T6. This puts a question mark on whether to buy the board or not but for its price as well, the board lives up to its repute and fame.
Pros. & Cons.
- Ease of use – Heavy to carry
- UL Fire Safe – Less weight capacity
- Comes with an app – One of the most expensive hoverboards
- 8.5” tires
- A good span of battery life
- Bluetooth connection
- Good speed, 10 mph
- Comes with a carry case
- Water resistant
- Ride modes (normal, training, advanced)
- Weight capacity: 265lbs
- Heavy to carry
- Less weight capacity
- One of the most expensive hoverboards
It’s time to make your adventure even better. The Halo Rover VS Swagtron T6 competition comes back to a very simple conclusion: both hover boards are worth the price, it just depends on your budget and what you’re willing to spend. The boards are extremely sturdy and durable in their usage and functioning and amount to their good reputation. Where the weight endurance difference is a deciding factor for the sake of the Swagtron T6 and Halo Rover review, it might not make much of a difference to many who are satisfied by the quality of the boards on their own.
But still, if have to pick one. We’d go with Swagtron T6. And with offroad board goes a great GPS.
But still both the T6 and Halo Rover are worth the price; fun to ride, safe and exciting all in one. Definitely worth a shot.