Buenos dias friends, I am the Captain Grochat (in english: Fat Cat) If you follow me on social networks you can see that I recently learned to skate And as you could see on my short-movie you saw that I use an electric skateboard the name of this board is: The Spectra X from Walnutt You must know that this skateboard won a prize The “Red dot Design Awards 2019” For those who don’t know the “Red dot design award” It is an organism that rewards the best innovations. This skateboard offers several features that other brands don’t have and I find it really interesting to have many features to improve the user experience and now it’s time for the review. The Spectra X is the 6th boards designed by Walnutt Compared to its competitors, this skateboard is the only one to offer so many features today to give a good user experience. However, I received a beta version other YouTubers & Bloggers have received this same model. So, in this video, I’ll tell you about the big benefits of Spectra X and also bugs that I met and finally, some improvements that I would like to see one day on this model. When you bought a Spectra X, you will find in the box the electric skateboard with a removable battery, a tool to adjust your trucks and change your wheels, a remote control and power cables, to charge your skateboard around the world. It’s time to talk about the big features of Spectra X! Most electric skateboards have fixed batteries and Walnutt imagined a system of very interesting removable batteries It is lightweight and is not heavier than an iPad. With a thickness similar to a paperback book. Her greatest strength is the replacement of the battery in 1 second And best of all, it can be fully charged in less than 1 hour. About battery life, with a fully charged battery, the app tells me that I can travel up to 7 km. This distance may change, depending on your height, weight, surface and the mode you use. I travel between 4 to 5 km by alternating comfort and sport mode. For me the battery life is not outstanding, but fortunately we can change the battery in a second. During my review, one of my batteries stopped working. In fact, my battery failed to convert the kinetic energy produced during the descent of a slope Which explains why my battery has stopped working. The reason is that my Spectra X is a beta version But don’t panic, this problem is now fixed! Walnut confirmed by email that this problem is fixed! So if you have it pre-ordered, don’t worry, you can go up or down slopes! Walnut will send me a final version of the skateboard once the first orders are shipped. So, I’ll give you a complete report in 2-3 months on my channel Spectra X has 3 control modes a Body Control, simple and intuitive The best mode when it’s your first time on an electric skateboard Then, if you want maximum control Walnutt offers the legendary remote control To manage the speed and choose between the different modes Comfort mode offers gentle acceleration with a top speed of 15 km/h A sport mode that has a higher acceleration than the comfort mode, with a maximum speed of 30 km/h And the Racing mode which is the most aggressive mode of all, with a top speed of 30 km/h The last type of control uses your smartphone If tomorrow you don’t have enough juice, and you still want to have control over all the options of your skateboard controlling the Spectra X with your smartphone is a great alternative By the way Walnutt has created an app for the Spectra X The first tab is a social network where users share their videos or photos of their Wallnut skateboard That’s good, but there is less interaction than on Instagram I think in the future this tab will disappear The second tab allows you to synchronize your skate with the app In order to control your skateboard, change the power of the acceleration and update the firmware of the board with the cloud No need for cable, everything is done automatically, it’s great! The third tab allows you to contact the support To propose improvements or report a bug And the last tab allows to see the total distance traveled with his skateboard And if you buy the Spectra X with GPS You can locate your board in real time and activate an alert if your skate is more than 100 km from you. So, with a friend, we decided to send the Spectra X in the depths of Alsace And the app located the board! Unfortunately, sometimes the GPS doesn’t work. But do not panic, this problem will be fixed with an app update. The materials used for the Spectra X are wood with carbon fiber, magnesium trucks and a plastic body to hold the battery. The Spectra X features a minimal design with a touch of futurist design. The Spectra X looks atypical. On the back of the skateboard, there are 2 beautiful hub motors who propels the Spectra X. The board isn’t very flexible, but the wheels are soft shock absorbant If you compare the Spectra X to my Cruiser. My cruiser is more comfortable. But the Spectra X does not have to blush In case of wear, it will be possible to change the wheels. You will be able to buy new wheels. And a video will be posted by Walnutt to show you how to change them. Even though I encountered several bugs The Spectra X has great features to ensure a great user experience I watched a lot of Youtube videos and blogs about electric skateboards The Spectra X is the only electric skateboard to have so many features The Spectra X weighs 7.5kg On 2-3 minutes it’s bearable But after 5 minutes, it’s very cumbersome and heavy A handle on skateboarding would be really cool! Some brands offer this feature, for easy transport because the Spectra X is poorly balanced It’s heavier on the rear because of the engines I hope the range will be better on the final version Because for me it’s the real problem of this demo version. Even if you can add 2-3 batteries, doing 5-6 km per battery is not enough. And I don’t have an aggressive driving I prefer 1 big battery of 15 km than 3 small batteries. This demo of Spectra X is an excellent product, despite the small problems encountered But that’s normal for a demo version! Demo versions are made to indicate problems And for information! All the bugs that I indicated to the brand were taken into account So, normally, the skateboards that will be shipped will have no problem I will receive a final version of the Spectra X, once the first orders are shipped. And I’ll give you a big report in 3-4 months With a comparison between the Spectra X and other electric skateboards And if you have brands to test, tell me in comment See you soon take care of yourself and remember, I am the Captain Grochat (FatCat)!