Welcome to our side by side comparison of the Hoveround Teknique XHD vs. Smart Chair. If you are interested in the Hoveround Teknique XHD, we have some valuable information below about this product that you should know about. We feel that the Smart Chair is the best electric wheelchair because it is light weight, compact, easy to use and very affordable when compared to the Hoveround Teknique XHD and it's offerings.

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Hoveround is one of the more popular manufacturers of electric wheelchairs, due to the company’s marketing blitz with late night night infomercials and commercials. The spots entice users to call now to speak to a representative who can answer any of the questions they may have about the device. Unbeknownst to the customer, there are a number of more practical mobility devices on the market. Let’s take a look closer at what the Hoveround Teknique XHD offers and how it stacks up against our Smart Chair. You’ll be surprised at the findings:

Smart Chair

Hoveround Teknique XHD

Smart Chair Hoveround Teknique XHD
Device Weight: 50 pounds (23 kilograms) with battery. 273 pounds (123.8 kilograms) with battery. Base weighs 114 pounds (51.7 kilograms). Batteries weigh 108 pounds (49 kilograms) and we are assuming the seat is the majority of the remaining 51 pounds (23.1 kilograms).
Dimensions: Unfolded: 38.2 inches x 23.2 inches x 33.1 inches
(97 centimeters x 59 centimeters x 84 centimeters)
Folded: 13 inches x 23.2 inches x 29.5 inches
(33 centimeters x 59 centimeters x 75 centimeters)
47 inches x 27.5 inches
(119.4 centimeters x 69.9 centimeters).
Height unknown. Can not be folded.
Seat Size: 15.25 inches wide x 16.75 inches long (38.7 centimeters wide x 42.5 centimeters long). Seating area can actually accommodate up to 18 inches wide (45.7 centimeters.) Seat is adjustable from 22 to 24 inches (55.9 to 61 centimeters) in width. Length unknown but we assume it's between 18 and 20 inches (45.7 and 50.8 centimeters) based on other models.
Turn Radius: 31.5 inches (80 centimeters) 28 inches (71.1 centimeters)
Speed: 3.75 miles per hour (6 kilometers per hour) 5 miles per hour (8 kilometers per hour)
Incline/Declines: Powerful motor climbs hills of up to 12 degrees with ease and can come to a complete stop on an incline or decline. Anti-Tilt Technology prevents it from rolling backwards so you're always safe. We were unable to locate or determine the max incline rating, therefore, we assume it is 6 degrees based on similar models.
Portability: Does not require a car lift. Can be lifted by anyone with reasonable upper body strength. Requires a car lift. Most people, even with reasonable upper body strength, will not be able to lift it without support of a car lift.
Storage: When folded, easily fits in any car/SUV trunk. Can be stored virtually anywhere including in closets, under most bed frames. Since it can not be folded, it can not be stored in a car/SUV trunk. Will fit in the corner of a room.
Durability: Durable, solid construction. Carries passengers, from children to adults, weighing 250 pounds (115 kilograms.) Durable construction due to its weight of 273 pounds (123.8 kilograms), it can support passengers weighing up to 450 pounds (204.1 kilograms).
Battery: Lasts for up to 9.3 miles (15 kilometers) of continuous use per battery charge. Battery charges from empty to full in 5 hours. On average, will last about 15 to 20 miles (24.1 to 32 kilometers) of continuous use per battery charge, dependant on user weight, terrain, battery condition and other factors. Manufacturer does not state how long it takes to charge the battery from empty to full.
Setup: Get going in about 10 minutes. Take it out of the box, unfold, insert batteries, plug in & attach the joystick, start it up and go. Depending on where it is purchased, it may come pre-assembled. Most times some assembly is required and a toolkit may be required.
Useability: Handles indoor areas effortlessly. Has a small turning radius. Works great on flat areas and light outdoors. Perfect for going to the store, or riding around shopping malls. Can be taken to outdoor markets, sporting events and most parks and recreational areas. Accomplishes most indoor mobility requirements. Some doorways and hallways may be tight to fit through because of its size and turn radius. Handles simple outdoor mobility fairly, such as paved sidewalks & flat surfaces, but may be limited as to the terrains it can roll on.
Testimonials Customers love their Smart Chair because it is extremely light weight, very affordable. They love using their Smart Chair and it has improved their mobility and quality of life. Testimonials are mixed. Some of the biggest complaints from customers is the size, weight and cost.



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