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Swagtron T1 Review : The Best Hoverboard for Kids and Beginners

In this post, we will be reviewing the stylish Swagtron T1, a trustworthy, very safe self-balancing scooter.

White swagrton t1 next to the official packaging

With the T1, Swagtron has hit the spot for families and those who want to learn the basics.

This is a board with sufficient power, a useful learning mode and lots of safety certifications for your peace of mind.

The feature packed Swagtron T1 is very fun to ride on multiple surfaces and has a good battery life so you are free to travel far.

It is a good mid-range hoverboard that you will get to experience in terms of its reactivity, turning speed, and overall velocity. This review sets out the major considerations that make this hoverboard one of our top picks.

Is this the Safest Hoverboard?

People had been waiting a long time for the Swagtron T1 to become the first UL 2272 certified Hoverboard available to buy.

In world wide news, hoverboards had been getting a bad rep due to the first generation's potential for explosions and fires.

Hoverboards have even been banned in a number of public places across the globe.

UL 2272 Certified

Things are now about to change. The issues with many previous hoverboards are now a thing of the past.

When a self balance board is given the UL 2272 certification, it means that it has been tested against various safety hazards.

ULStandards considers all aspects of construction, use of quality materials,mechanics, performance, and the standards also require a number of environmental tests to be conducted.

This certificate guarantees that a hoverboard uses only quality parts that no longer have any element of fire risks, even if your battery becomes overcharged.

Safe Stop Technology

Swagtron's Safe Stop Technology is a new type of safety system introduced with the T1.

Safe stop will do away with any potential falls that could be caused by a battery fail.

The hoverboard will now beep a warning signal if it detects a low battery level.

If the batteries are drained out, it will cut the power to the wheels but still give power to the gyroscopes, letting the board's elctronic continue to balance your weight until you can stop safely.

Learning mode for Beginners and kids

This board comes comes with a unique learning mode. This can be seen as a safer, bumper-to-bumper mode which beginners can use to initially learn to balance, before graduating to the standard mode and unlock full speed.

The T1 is designed to help you or your kids can get started easily on your self-balancing journey.

learning modes on the swagtron t1 hoverboard

This innovative learning mode is a really nice addition for kids and beginners alike.

The Swagtron T1 has two distinctive modes that goes towards effectively increasing the stabilization of your ride with the more experience that you get.

You simply have to turn it off once you are ready to go faster, and then progress onto the standard mode.

When you have children that want to ride the board, this is a safer way for them to learn at an appropriate speed.

Design and Build quality

Swagtron's T1 Hoverboard is made so that you can simply trust in the quality of this board and let it do the work.

Unlike many other makes of board, this one is available in a wide color range from sleek black to electric pink, exclusive gold and more:

You will be able to celebrate your individual style with this exceptional board. It has a glossy finish that really attracts peoples attention.

You will find that it looks similar in design to many of the first generation hoverboards.

Now however, it excitingly features a top quality ABS casing which is harder, so it minimizes scratching and future damage to the external body.

It also has been designed to incorporate non-slip foot pads.

These are a great addition to a board which make it more comfortable to control your ride - with less worry about falling off.

In general, this is a hardy and well-designed item, and as far as balance boards go, it is a well built product at this price range.


  • Max speed: 8 mph
  • Max Climbing angle : 30°
  • Maximum User weight: 220 lbs
  • Range : Up to 12 miles on average
  • Charging time : Around 1 Hour

It has an upgraded motor which has been paired with multi gear stabilization capacities.

Its SentryShield battery will takes just an hour to entirely charge. You will be able to travel a whole 12 miles on this single charge.

The distance that you travel can be different dependant upon the scenery, rider weight, and your riding style.​

Swagtron T1 VS T3 : Differences

Bluetooth Speakers: The T3 has additional bluetooth speakers so you can listen to music on the go by pairing with your smartphone.

APPs– With the Swagtron T3, you are able to connect the board to your smartphone to keep track of your boards battery status, speed, route history, steering sensitivity and you can change and control the modes.

Carry strap –there is  a built-in carrying strap on the T3 made of increased strength fabric.

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UL 2272 Certified



Learning mode



Led headlights



Built in Carry strap


12 miles

Bluetooth Speakers



Swagtron APP



Online Customer Reviews & Scores

Swagtron's T1 is one of the most popular hoverboards on Amazon.

At the time of publishing this review, Customer gave it an overall 4 out of 5 stars rating. 623 customers have so far left a comment on the T1 and they are mostly positive.

The few negative reviews you can find are from people who received a defective charger. However in such cases, the manufacturer or Amazon will send a new charger free of charge. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum  supported rider weight on the Swagtron T1?

The Maximum weight is 100kg / 220 lbs

Is the T1 easy to control for children?

Yes. It will take some practice, but the swagtron t1 is great for kids, thanks to its learning mode and relatively low maximum speed.

Can you leave it to charge over-night?

Yes, it can be safely left charging overnight

Can this self-balancing scooter catch fire?

It is UL Certified which means it has been put through numerous tests and passed. This product is safe and has a lot of safety features to ensure it will not catch fire.

Wrapping it up : Should you buy the Swagtron T1?

Well, the Swagtron T1 is a good Budget Hoverboard

It is great for kids, beginners and those who don't want to spend a fortune on their balance board but still get a good product.​

You will not discover many negative of drawbacks for this excellent scooter.

It is not as feature rich as some of the more advanced models and people who are used to ride a skateboard or roller blades will have more fun with something like the Jetson V8 or an EPIKGO.

But in some ways this makes it a perfect hoverboard for kids and for people to learn on.

Kid climbing a street with the swagtron t1 balancing board

Leave a Comment:

Britt M. says May 21, 2017

I am actually learning quite a bit about these and I may invest in one for my youngest son who is 11. I know he had mentioned his friend having a hoverboard last year at the end of summer. At the time I still assumed they were all unsafe from what I had heard from other parents but after reading this and watching the video, it clearly depending on the brand you get!

Kyle says August 14, 2017

This is the information and the board I was looking for. Myself and my two boys want some hoverboards. We have a HUGE park close by so we want to have some fun. We recently moved to California and everyone is using them here. This was very helpful. I just wanted to say thank you!! Going to order 3 of them this weekend.

GearPriest says October 4, 2017

Great review, thanks! The Swagtron is on my wishlist now!

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