The self-balancing scooter is described as an electrically powered board that keeps the driver in control of the direction and speed via the touch-sensitive foot pedals. Leaning forward on the device makes it accelerate and leaning backward slows down the movement. Application of pressure to each foot pedal determines the turning movement – when the driver applies more pressure onto one foot the device turns. The Swegway board comes with Tilt sensors operating as a balancing system, keeps the driver in a balanced position while maintaining the speed and leaning forward.

What is the speed of self-balancing scooters?

Most boards can travel at a speed of 7 mph (11 km/h). This is the same as the running speed. Some boards designed with larger wheels can travel at a faster pace (at a speed rate of 10 – 12 mph).  Driving in a sloppy and smooth surface will allow you to move at a faster pace.

What is the lifespan of the battery?

On a single charge, the battery life of the device can work for a maximum of 5 hours. You can use it to travel for a distance of 10 miles, depending on your speed rate. Most of the scooters use LG, Samsung or generic batteries. While most people believe that the branded batteries should last longer, but this is not always the case, and some reports have shown that generic batteries are more effective. It is advisable that you opt for durable batteries to aid your task.

How practical are these devices?

The smaller 6.5-inch boards are suitable for indoor activities, especially at school, shopping mall area, warehouse, or any area with smooth surfaces. It is also useful to those dealing with video production, they agree to the fact that it makes their work easier. However, when used on rougher and uneven surfaces, the smaller boards offer less stability and struggle to move across the rough surface. The larger unit of the Swegway boards is the ideal tool for outdoor and move with ease across unbalanced surfaces like grass. You must know if the device is ideal for you before acquiring it.