Hoverboard for Walking Around the City

ihoverboard with app control
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Walks in a beautiful place can be exhausting if they last a long time. What to do if you want to visit different parts of the city, but you are already tired? For such walks, a Hoverboard can come in handy.

What is it?

Hoverboard is a popular version of a compact vehicle, whose roots go deep into the early 90s – at that time the first prototypes of such systems with automatic or semi-automatic balancing appeared. And yet, in the form in which the hoverboard is known to us today, it appeared only in 2010. Even children can ride the hoverboard for kids as it is easy to learn and quite safe.

child riding on ihoverboard with parents
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Hoverboard control

At its core, hoverboard is also a variation of the Segway, but differs from it in that the latter still has a steering column. A iHoverboard is controlled due to the fact that a person shifts the mass of his body in different directions. Tilts forward or backward tell the device where to go, while slight tilts to the side force it to turn in one direction or another. Gyroscopic sensors installed in the body help it cope with the complexities of control. They fix the inclinations of the body. For the convenience of the “driver”, two-wheeled hoverboards are equipped with a platform for feet, standing on which, a person independently balances throughout the journey.


Since the hoverboard does not have other accessories for convenience and safety, the traffic rules of some countries require helmets and shields to be worn before the trip to protect the elbows and knees from possible injuries.

children on ihoverboard
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At low speeds up to 10 km / h, you can easily slow down and then safely jump off, and if you fall from a hoverboard and similar devices, you are unlikely to get a serious injury. But still wear a helmet!