One Wheel Hoverboard by Future Motion

14 May Your Guide On Buying The One Wheel Hoverboard

Marty McFly presented the idea of flying skateboards (hoverboard) in the classic 1985 sci-fi Back To The Future, now we are experiencing it closely. In the world of 2016 we have several choices for the wheel-based self balancing hoverboards. I previously wrote about the two wheel Self Balancing Scooter that has already hit the masses with wide popularity.

One of the main reasons for two wheel hoverboard’s popularity I think is the price. The original OneWheel hoverboard by Future Motion is still priced at $1499. In comparison you can get the two wheel scooter from $250-$400 depending on the brand, size and quality of the product.

Marty McFly Riding Hoverboard In Back To The Future
Universal Pictures

Fierce Competition

There is fierce competition to capture the market between the Chinese and U.S. manufacturers. This situation also resulted in an incident at CES 2016 where a product named Trotter was confiscated from their booth on complaints from OneWheel. Kyle Doerksen the inventor of OneWheel incluing many other said “Knock-offs often don’t have the same level of engineering effort put into them, many times the companies making them don’t even know what they’re building.” (Bloomberg Reported)

As I mentioned earlier, the original OneWheel by Future Motion is priced at $1499 and you can get the Trotter which closely looks similar in design at around $650 (GBP 449.99 in the UK). Off-course most of the young people who actually are passionate to use these gadgets will not able to afford the original one but the similar looking product. (See specs and pricing comparison with more options below)

The above video clearly shows the advantage of the large rubber wheel that it can run through different terrains easily. However in my opinion while riding this board feet will occaisionally touch the open rotating tire in different postures. Other brands are offering their one wheel hoverboards with the built in fender to avoid accidental touch with the tire. Future Motion is selling the Tire fender for another $85 as optional accessory (now that doesn’t sound fair). The fender should have been the basic part of the hoverboard to avoid dirty pants and particles in your shoes.

Pricing & Specifications Of different brands and designs

OneWheel by Future Motion
  • OneWheel - Future Motion

    • Price: $1499 (including Ultracharger)
    • Range: 6-7 Miles / 10-11 KM
    • Recharge Time: 20 mins with Ultracharger
    • Top Speed: 15 MPH / 24MPH
    • Max Load: No Info
    • Max Uphill Angle: No Info
    • Battery: Safe LiFePo4 battery for long-life everyday usage
    • Weight: 25 lbs
    • Tire Size: 11.5×6.5-6 Vega
    • Motor: 500W transverse flux hub
    • Sensors: Solid State MEMS 6-DOF
    • Apps: iPhone, Apple Watch & Android (Sync & Tune your One Wheel Hoverboard from your device)
    • LED Lights: Intelligent LED head and taillights automatically reverse when you switch direction.
    • Tire Fender: Optional for additional $85
    • Warranty: No Info
    • BUY NOW

One Wheel Hoverboard in Red by Trotter
  • Trotter

    • Price: $650 (approx) / GBP449.99
    • Range: 18 Miles / 28.9 KMs
    • Recharge Time: 1 Hour+
    • Top Speed: 15 MPH / 24 MPH
    • Max Load: 120 KGs
    • Max Uphill Angle: 20°
    • Battery: Samsung 48v4.4ah 211wh
    • Weight: 30.6 lbs / 13.9 KGs
    • Tire Size: 11 inch
    • Motor: 500W Brushless
    • Sensors: No Info
    • Apps: No Info
    • LED Lights: LED System (Battery Level) and Sound Warning
    • Tire Fender: No Info
    • Warranty: 1 Year (UK)
    • BUY NOW

Hoverboard by Fwheel
  • F-Wheel

    • Price: No Info Place Inquiry
    • Range: 11.8 Miles / upto 19 KMs
    • Recharge Time: 1 Hour+
    • Top Speed: 15.5 MPH / 25 KPH
    • Max Load: 120 KGs
    • Max Uphill Angle: 20°
    • Battery: 4.4AH Lithium
    • Weight: 25.3 lbs / 11.5 KGs
    • Tire Size: 9.9 inch
    • Motor: 500W
    • SensorsGyroscopic Control
    • Apps: No Info
    • LED Lights: 4 Level battery indicators.
    • Tire Fender: No Info
    • Warranty: No Info
    • BUY NOW

10" One Wheel Hoverboard by Ares
  • 10 Inch by Ares

    • Price: No Info Place Inquiry
    • Range: upto 11.8 Miles / 19 KMs
    • Recharge Time: 1 Hour+
    • Top Speed: 15.5 MPH / 25 KPH
    • Max Load: 120 KGs
    • Max Uphill Angle: 25°
    • Battery: 60v/2.9AH
    • Bluetooth: Yes
    • Speakers: Yes
    • Weight: No Info
    • Tire Size: 10 inch
    • Motor: 500W
    • Sensors: Standard
    • Apps: No Info
    • LED Lights: LED Scrollers
    • Tire Fender: No Info
    • Warranty: No Info
    • More Info

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Ares Mini One Wheel
  • Ares Mini 6.5 inch

    • Price: No Info Place Inquiry
    • Range: upto 11.8 Miles / 19 KMs
    • Recharge Time: 1 Hour+
    • Top Speed: 11 MPH / 18 KPH
    • Max Load: 120 KGs
    • Max Uphill Angle: 20°
    • Battery: 36v/4.4AH
    • Bluetooth: Yes
    • Speakers: Yes
    • Weight: No Info
    • Tire Size: 6.5 inch
    • Motor: 500W
    • Sensors: Standard
    • Apps: No Info
    • LED Lights: LED Scrollers
    • Tire Fender: No Info
    • Warranty: No Info
    • More Info

I really hope my effort here will help you better choose your next One Wheel Hoverboard and you will make an informed decision. I will try to periodically update the information as the industry goes through the evolution.

Article & Data Compilation by: Iqtidar Ali

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