Dareway is a 12-volt motorized scooter for kids which looks similar in appearance to a Segway. Read our Dareway reviews from editors and readers.
Perhaps the simplest description of the Dareway is that it is a simplified kids’ version of the popular Segway motorized scooter. It isn’t clear if Dareway has any connection to Segway (if there is any affiliation, it isn’t apparent on the website). The use of the suffix “way” in the product name is perhaps designed to point out the similarities of the two products.
Dareway is recommended for children ages 5 to 10 and can hold a rider up to 89 pounds. There is some assembly required, and the product stands about 30 inches tall when assembled. There are two buttons on the handle grips, which turn the Dareway left or right. Pressing them both at the same time will allow the rider to move in reverse. A foot pedal is used for acceleration.
The battery life will depend on a variety of factors, such as terrain, incline, and weight of the rider.
Since it first began advertising online and on television, reviews for the Dareway have been overwhelmingly positive. Consumers at Toys R Us give it a solid 4.5 stars, while readers here at Freakin’ Reviews give it about 3.3 stars.
The official website is ridedareway.com, which was registered in March 2014.
In 2015, a second-gen product called Dareway Revolution was released. This product includes a number of updated features, and the cost is about $50 more than the original Dareway. Read a full review of that product here.
Claims and Features
- Platform is sturdy for riders of the appropriate weight
- Moves in forward or reverse at a speed of 3.7 miles per hour
- Can be customized with decals.
- 12 volt battery and charger included
- Buttons on handles can be used to perform 360-degree turns
How Much Does Dareway Cost?
Dareway is available in stores. We found one for sale at a local Toys R Us for $199. This appears to be the standard cost of the item, although it can be seen for as much as $219.
Dareway vs Segway
If you’re thinking of picking up a Dareway in lieu of the more expensive Segway, you may want to think again. Here are some key Segway vs Dareway comparisons:
- A Segway can travel 12.5 mph, versus 3.7 for a Dareway
- A Segway can hold riders between 100 and 260 pounds, while a Dareway only holds those up to 89 pounds
- A Segway can cost $5000-$8000 vs $200 for a Dareway
- Segway includes a high tech stability system, while Dareway does not
Clearly, the Dareway is not comparable to the Segway, aside from general design features. If the regular Dareway seems too tame for you, consider moving up to a Dareway Revolution.
The TV ad below for Dareway has been running on daytime kids programming.
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This review has been updated from the first version which appeared in October 2014.