Choosing the perfect hoverboard can be a tiring task. After all, they pretty much all look the same – give or a take a few minor aesthetic distinctions – two wheels, foot pads, etc.
But do not be fooled by the exteriors. Inside the casing shells, each brand hosts a differing array of technology and functionality.
We know what you’re thinking, and yes, this can be a pain – reading through different product reviews and brand specs, searching for a point that will easily sway you one way or the other.
We also know that this is easier said than done. A cursory glance will reveal many similarities. For instance, the Genesis Gemini and Jetson V6 are both UL 2272 certified, have charge times up to two hours, feature phone apps for speed display and other controls, include Bluetooth tech and speakers, and as previously mentioned, look kind of similar.
To help you navigate the differences between these two products, join us on a comparative tour of these two products.
Genesis Gemini Hoverboard vs Jetson V6 Hoverboard
Last time we checked, nobody ever claimed that anything went too fast! Going fast is fun. Also, if you’re using your hoverboard to commute to and from work, you may require greater speed to avoid being late.
It’s easy to procrastinate. Why not have the potential for speed for when you need it?
Both the Genesis Gemini and the Jetson V6 go pretty darn fast. But the Gemini takes the cake in this category by a thin margin. The Genesis Gemini is capable of reaching speeds of 12 MPH, while the Jetson V6 can only reach 10 MPH.
The range per charge is an important feature to consider. If you’re concerned over whether or not your hoverboard will cover the distance you need to travel, you should perform a test drive in your car to make sure that the distance falls within the max range per charge of the hoverboard model.
As most hoverboards are around the same size, they typically have the same size batteries too. Therefore you will most likely sacrifice speed for a greater range or vice versa.
This is the case with the Gemini hoverboard. It can move at a rapid 12 mph, for 10 miles on a single charge, whereas the Jetson V6 can achieve a max range per charge of 15 miles, but only at a speed of 10 miles.
Hill Grade Capabilities
Unless you live in Kansas or another extremely flat area, you’ll want to pay close attention to hill grade capabilities.
After all, if your hoverboard can’t make it up a hill, then you’ll be hoofing it. And no one wants that!
While you should try to avoid hills, if you can, as they will cause your hoverboard to use more power, sometimes they are unavoidable.
The Genesis Gemini can tackle any hill with a 25-degree grade or less.
The Jetson V6 does not include hill grade capabilities on their product specs. Therefore you cannot pre-judge how well the V6 will serve your needs before purchasing.
While the weight of a hoverboard may not seem like an important thing to consider, it certainly is, especially if you commute into a city and will have to carry it around after riding.
Whether or not you carry your hoverboard around in a backpack, a few extra pounds will really weigh you down and cause strain on your back and shoulders.
The Genesis Gemini Hoverboard weighs 18.75 lbs.
The Jetson V6 Hoverboard weighs 22 lbs.
That’s a difference you will feel! The Genesis Gemini also has a built-in handlebar for easy carrying. In the category of transportability, Genesis takes gold!
One last difference to take notice of between the Gemini and V6 boards are whether or not the board has an LED Display.
Both boards come with an app that shows a speedometer and battery level. But sometimes, while riding, you won’t be able to pull out your phone and view an app. For that reason, the Genesis board includes an LED display right on the board’s handle in the center face of the board.
In contrast, the Jetson V6 does not have any display aside from the app.