Gyroor Warrior: A True Warrior
When it comes to offroading hoverboards like these ones, they tend to be much more expensive than the typical cheap hoverboards designed for kids. This is because in order to handle all kinds of terrain, a hoverboard needs to have a more powerful motor, larger battery to power than motor, a more solid structure, and larger wheels. All of these features cost more money to make.
The Gyroor Warrior (see the official Gyroor site here) has all of those things, but for a very reasonable price. While high end offroading hoverboards like this one can cost upwards of $1000, the Gyroor Warrior sits at only around one-third that price.
What makes this an offroading hoverboard? To begin, the wheels of the Gyroor Warrior are 8.5 inches in diameter. For most cheap hoverboards, you'll notice the wheels are only 6 inches. These larger wheels allow the hoverboard to handle rougher surfaces like dirt, sand, gravel, and so on, with ease. The Warrior also has a stronger body than cheaper hoverboards, made of 90% alluminum. It just feels sturdier when you stand on it. Oh, and it is waterproof!
Next, the Gyroor Warrior comes equipped with dual 350W motors, which give the hoverboard a combined power of 700W. This allows the hoverboard to reach a commendable speed of 9.95 miles per hour (16 km/hr) and handle riders from 44 to 265 pounds (20-120 kg). A cheaper hoverboard like the Hover-1 Titan, for example, only has 150W dual motors.
Speaking of riders, despite being a more powerful off-roading hoverboard, the Gyroor Warrior is also suitable for children. Thanks to its child mode, any kid who is at least 44 pounds (that is the minimum weight needed to activate the hoverboard, usually around age 6) can ride it. This also makes it a suitable hoverboard for beginners. For young riders, parents can even set the maximum speed using the Gyroor Warrior app.
Once your skills improve, you can switch it over to adult mode for faster speeds and increased power. This makes the it a suitable hoverboard for teens or even adults. Riders can also enjoy playing music through the built-in Bluetooth speakers.
One thing you must know, though, is that offroading hoverboards like this one are quite a bit heavier. This one weighs in at 33 pounds (15 kilograms). By comparison, the TOMOLOO (a popular children's hoverboard) is 17.6 pounds (8 kg), just over half the weight.
When it comes to charging, the Gyroor Warrior takes 1.5 to 2 hours, which is pretty fast, and a range of 7.5 to 9.5 miles, which is also reasonable.
Last, the Warrior only comes in two colors: black and red (if you're looking for more fun colors and patterns, see my recommended hoverboards for girls).
Gyroor Warrior Features
Here is a list of all the details specs of the Gyroor Warrior, with my notes about what these mean for you.
- Maximum speed: 9.95 MPH (16 km/hr). Quite fast, but not the fastest out there.
- Hoverboard weight: 33 lbs (15 kg). This is one of the heaviest hoverboards out there.
- Wheel size: 8.5 inches. Larger than most hoverboards (6 inches), but not the biggest possible (10 inches). 8.5" is common for off-roading hoverboards.
- Weight limit: 265 lbs (120 kg). A huge weight range and suitable for almost everyone. Minimum weight to ride is 44 lbs (20 kg).
- 350W dual motor: Quite powerful, especially considering the relatively low price of this hoverboard.
- Charging time: 1.5-2 hours. Quite fast.
- Range/Battery life: 7.5-9.5 miles. Again, pretty good for the price.
- Comes with Bluetooth speakers, colorful LED lights, and smartphone app.
Gyroor Warrior Videos
This video comes to us straight from the manufacturer of the Gyroor Warrior, with unboxing and instructions for use:
And here's a super detailed Gyroor Warrior review by a user:
Alternatives to the Gyroor Warrior
Even if you're practically sure the Gyroor Warrior is for you, it never hurts to compare it to other similar options. Here are a few that I also recommend.
Halo Rover X: Top of the Line
In the all-terrain/off-roading department, the Halo Rover X is hard to beat. Compared to the Gyroor Warrior, it is slightly faster (10 MPH) and more powerful (400W dual motors for combined 800W), so you can expect it to be able to handle even rougher surfaces. It comes with three training modes and is a little (but not much) lighter than the Warrior. It is considered the best of the best, but you'll have to pay more for it.
EPIKGO: The Warrior's Main Competitor
The EPIKGO is probably the Gyroor Warrior's top competitor, as the two hoverboards are very similar in many ways. They have a similar wheels size, top speed, and charging time. The EPIKGO has a slight upper hand; its motor is more powerful and it weighs a few pounds less. However, it's a little pricier than the Warrior. Both are great hoverboards that I highly recommend.
Gyroor T581: Cheaper All-Terrain Hoverboard for Kids
If you're shopping for a kid, Gyroor also makes a cheaper alternative to the Warrior aimed specifically at kids, called the Gyroor T581. With dual 300W motors (combined 600W), it's less powerful than the others, but still a big step up from most children's hoverboards. This means your kids will be able to ride it on various terrains, but heavier riders may find it's not quite enough. Its wheels are only 6.5 inches, and it's battery life is not as long, but on the plus side, it's quite a bit lighter.
Even if you're on the verge of getting the Warrior or any other hoverboard, you may still have some questions on how they work. Here are some common questions about hoverboards answered.
Are hoverboards safe?
This is a big question on everyone's mind, and I've dedicated a whole post to answering the question: Are hoverboards safe to ride? To summarize it here, no, these transportation devices don't catch fire or explode anymore like some of them did when they first hit the market many years ago. All hoverboards sold on Amazon have to be UL2272 safety certified, including of course the Gyroor Warrior.
Accidents do still happen when riding any kind of motorized or non-motorized personal transportation device. That's why it's always a smart idea to wear safety gear, including a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards like these.
Are hoverboards easy to fix if they break?
Unfortunately, like any electronic devices, hoverboards sometimes have technical issues, even sometimes shortly after being purchased. If you read the reviews of just about any hoverboard on Amazon, even the top rated ones, you'll find that some users have problems after very short use.
Obviously, the first thing you'll want to do is contact the seller and try to get it returned or exchanged for a new one. However, some problems can be fixed by yourself. This may be as easy as getting a new hoverboard charger, or you may have to look at why kind of flashing the lights on your board are doing to troubleshoot it. For more information on this, see my detailed guide to fixing common hoverboard problems.
What else should I look for when buying a hoverboard?
Here on MySelfTransport, I try to cover everything you need to know in all of my hoverboard reviews. Still, here are some important features to look out for:
- Does it have Bluetooth, speakers, and an app? Most, but not all, do
- What is the upper weight limit? You don't want to get too close to it.
- What is the charging time and range/battery life?
- How heavy is it?
- What is the maximum speed?
- Is it a well-known brand with lots of reviews, or one you've never heard of with only a few reviews?
- Do the reviews seem like they are from real users?
For even more things to consider, see my 12 tips for buying a hoverboard.
The Gyroor Warrior is one of the most popular off-roading (all-terrain) hoverboards on the market. It allows riders to traverse all kinds of rough and bumpy terrain, but is quite a bit cheaper than most off-roading hoverboards out there.
To be honest, there's not much bad to say about the Gyroor Warrior. It's well built, powerful, fast, safe, suitable for a wide range of ages and rider sizes, and it is one of the most popular ones on the market. The cons I could think of are that it is quite large and heavy, and only comes in two colors.