Gotrax is well known and renowned company with headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Their shipping and customer service are also located in Dallas, Texas, and it is important because all your needs will be serviced in the shortest possible time. In this deep review of the Gotrax Nova LED hoverboard for kids we will give you all you need to know about one of the coolest LED hoverboards for kids. You can find on some other blogs that this model is intended for adults, but despite the fact that it has great features and performance I recommended it for kids. After all, maximum load capacity of the Gotrax Nova is only 176 lbs.
Main Specs of Gotrax Nova
- UL2272 Certified
- Weight: 15.87 lbs
- Wheel Size: 6.5″ solid rubber tires
- Motor: 2 x 200W motor
- Battery: 25.2V 2.6 Ah Li-ion batteries
- Charging Time: 4-5 hours
- Maximum Weight Limit: 176 lbs
- Maximum Speed: 6.2 mph
- Maximum Driving Range: 3.5 miles on full throttle
- LED Lights: LED Gotrax logo on wheel rims + LED headlights + LED lights above wheels
- Automatic Hovering (Self-balancing) Mode: YES
Design and Main Features
There is a good reason why this model is called the Gotrax Nova LED. Simply, its appearance matches the name 100%. This is very sturdy and rigid hoverboard with high quality aluminium alloy frame and resistant polypropylene outer shell which is resistant to scratches and it is fire retardant.
Also, it has extra wide foot-stand with anti-slip rubber coating for better stability. Remember that the Nova is made for flat terrains and urban environment. If you are looking for off-road hoverboard than check our review of the Gotrax Nova Pro.
LED lights on wheel hubs are actually in shape of Gotrax logo. This is very cool feature, especially during the night ride when this specific light effect creates impressive appearance. Beside Gotrax logo LED lights it also features LED headlights for better visibility during the night and matching LED lights above wheel rims.
Motor, Battery, Speed and Range
The Gotrax Nova LED is powered with dual 200 W motors (400 W in total) enabling it to run as fast as 6.2 mph. This seems as a bit slow, but be assure that once you are on it is more than enough. As a power source it uses 25.2V 2.6 Ah Li-ion battery pack and it is enough to keep the Nova running for up to 1 hour or 3.5 miles on a single charge. Of course, maximum radius depends on your driving style, terrain and rider’s weight. After that you will need around 4 hours to fully recharge it.
Sometimes, especially for beginners, it is hard to step on or off hoverboard. Because of that the Nova has self-balancing feature enabling the hoverboard to stay firmly on the ground while stepping on it.