The Airwheel, a popular self-balancing scooter that has also been referred to as a hoverboard, has recently released their S5 model. The new design allows the Airwheel to ride over rough terrain such as grass and dirt. The Airwheel has commonly been compared to the Segway, although the S5’s more rugged design and ability to traverse hills easily sets it apart. The Airwheel S5 can even go down stairs.
The electric powered Airwheel S5 has protection from mud. It’s designed to pass through conditions one wouldn’t want to walk through, and simply cannot use a less diverse vehicle such as the Segway through.
The original Airwheel self-balancing scooter is the S3. Released in 2015, it put the company on the market, but didn’t distinguish itself as much from competitors as the new S5 does. Though the S5 costs nearly twice as much as the S3 model, the S5 has a more durable design and a longer battery life. The S3 is meant for urban settings. Both models are currently available for purchase.
Off road capabilities make the Airwheel S5 a unique and valuable contribution to the hoverboard and self-balancing scooter market.