While you’re moving and grooving on your hoverboard, the internal balance mechanism of your board is working hard to keep you upright: It makes adjustments every time you turn, take on new speeds, or tackle uneven terrain.
But, sometimes, that balance mechanism gets off-kilter and needs to be reset, or “recalibrated.” It sounds complicated—but it’s not: This is something you can easily do, and it takes less than a minute. Here’s the lowdown on the “when” and “how”:
When to recalibrate
Your hoverboard will start acting up if it needs its mechanisms realigned. Here are some of the signs that it’s time to recalibrate:
- It’s beeping—a lot.
- It is spinning on its own in a way that feels “out of control.”
- Its indicator lights are red or flashing red.
How to recalibrate
To get your hoverboard back in balance, follow the steps below. Here’s something important: Make sure that you’re not leaning on the board or putting any weight on it during any part of the process. (Special call-out to Motokicks riders: You’ll follow the same process, but need to do it twice: Once for each of your kicks.)
- Turn off your hoverboard and move it to a flat and level surface.
- If either side of the hoverboard is tilted forward or backward, gently twist it so that both footbeds (where your feet go) are completely horizontal and parallel to the floor.
- Hold the power button down for three to five seconds. (If you’ve got the Jetson Sphere Hoverboard, you’ll need to hold the button down for 15 seconds.)
- Release the power button when your hoverboard shows a sign that recalibration is done. What that sign is depends on the model you have. (Can’t remember the model name of your hoverboard? Turn it over: there’s a label on the underside of the board that lists it.)
These Jetson hoverboard models will emit a series of beeps or play a musical tune, then you’ll hear a voice announcement stating “calibration successful.”
- Hali X
- Some generations of the Flash, Impact, Magma, Plasma, Rave, and Spin (formerly called the “Aero”)
- Older Jetson hoverboard models that have a built-in Bluetooth speaker
These Jetson hoverboard models will emit a series of beeps or play a short little musical tune—WITHOUT a voice announcement at the end.
- Litho X
- Plasma X
- Rumble (the hoverboard that's part of our Rumble JetKart combo)
- Some generations of the Magma, Plasma, and Spin (formerly called the “Aero”)
- Older Jetson hoverboard models that do not have a built-in Bluetooth speaker
- Power off your hoverboard and turn it back on.
- If after completing this process, your hoverboard is still beeping, spinning, or shows red indicator lights, go through the recalibration steps again. It can take up to three recalibration attempts to get everything back in proper alignment.
If you’ve gone through all these steps and your hoverboard still can’t find its balance, reach out to us! We can help troubleshoot and, if something is truly amiss, look into whether or not your board is qualifies for an in-warranty replacement.