The Pulse Performance GRT-11 is a cute colored electric scooter, ideal as an entry-level from any point of view: it’s affordable and it’s ideal for children and preteens who are at their first experience with electric scooters. With decent top-speed and efficient brake and safety features, this is an excellent choice as a gift to your kids. Let’s see the Pulse Performance GRT-11’s electric scooter features more in-depth in this review.
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Quality and Design of Pulse Performance GRT-11 electric scooter :
All electric scooters for kids have a colorful design, but this one impresses for its colored yet simple design, with some lighter options (for example, white and light blue) that are particularly original and nice.
The frame is entirely made from steel, a strong yet fairly lightweight material used to ensure the electric scooter could stand ultra heavy duty. Stem and handlebar also feel sturdy and durable: this electric scooter can ensure your kids a safe ride.
The Pulse Performance GRT-11 Electric Scooter features a straight handlebar whose edges bend gently toward the rider. A lot of adult riders find this configuration very comfortable as it enhances the control over your e-scooter, so it’s something to appreciate even in the field of children’s electric scooter.
The button accelerator is located on the right-hand side of the handlebar. Kids can operate it with their thumb without losing grip on the handlebar.
The Pulse Performance GRT-11 Electric Scooter features a rear foot brake which id basically the same that traditional kick scooters feature. It may seem unsafe, but for an electric scooter that can’t go faster than 8 mph a rear foot brake is more than enough to safely slow down or stop their scooter.
The Urethane Tires of the Pulse Performance GRT-11 are non-pneumatic tires that will never need any maintenance and will never be subject to puncture. These are probably the best option that can be mounted on electric scooter aimed at kids. The only drawback with this type of tires is that the ride results more rigid and less comfortable than with pneumatic tires.
The Pulse Performance GRT-11 electric scooter features a convenient retractable kickstand. At a first look, it looks like it’s small and fragile, but it’s made from hard plastic and it works perfectly in keeping the electric scooter standing. Also, even younger children will have no difficulties pulling it out.
The Pulse Performance GRT-11’s deck looks small to an adult’s eye but it’s perfect for kids and preteens’ feet. This is actually a feature that must be appreciated: an electric scooter aimed at children must feature the most suitable size for kids. A bigger deck and frame would only be dangerous.
On the deck surface, several anti-slip strips are located for enhanced safety.
When you receive your Pulse Performance GRT-11 Electric Scooter you’ll need to assemble it. Most kids won’t be able to do it on their own, so they might need some adult help. For an adult, on the other hand, the process is extremely simple. You basically need to attach the steam tube to the deck and secure it with the included tools. Then you’ll have to mount the handlebar on the steam tube. Any tool you need to assemble your Pulse Performance GRT-11 is included in the package.
Performance for Pulse Performance GRT-11 electric scooter:
Being specifically aimed at children and preteens, the Pulse Performance GRT-11 Electric Scooter features an 80-watt chain-driven motor that only propels the e-scooter up to 8 mph. Such a speed can be slow even for children or preteens, especially if they aren’t at their first experience with electric scooters. For this reason, we recommend the Pulse Performance GRT-11 for very young children or kids that have just a few or zero experience on two-shell devices. This is actually a great way to teach them balance, road behavior, and a great opportunity to spend time outside.
When we saw that the electric scooter only featured a mechanic rear foot brake we thought it was poor quality but we were not taking into consideration that the electric scooter is extremely slow and that a rear foot brake is more than enough to efficiently slow it down or, if needed, stop it quickly. The Pulse Performance GRT-11 actually feels very safe, and it’s one of the best options on the market for children and preteens.
The button accelerator works great. The acceleration is smooth and the e-scooter reaches its 8mph top-speed quickly.
The solid tires don’t contribute to making the ride smooth, yet this is not perceived as trouble due to the limited speed of the device.
Battery life and charging time
The battery mounted on the Pulse Performance GRT-11 Electric Scooter is a 12-volt rechargeable battery. The charging cable is included in the package and it’s very small, almost like those we use for our smartphones. The battery is able to provide power for up to 50 minutes. This is very good for an electric scooter aimed at children and it’s probably due to the limited speed and lightweight frame. As for any other electric scooter, for adults or kids, always keep in mind that the riding time depends on several factors, so the type of terrain (smooth or rough, flat or uphill) and of course the weight of the young rider will affect the mileage. Anyway, 40 – 50 minutes of riding time with one single full charge is an excellent feature that makes this electric scooter stand out among the competitors.
Why we like about Pulse Performance GRT-11 electric scooter:
It’s extremely safe
Those who are searching for the safest electric scooter on the market for children, especially for very young kids or children with no experience on two-shells devices, this Pulse Performance GRT-11 would be the most suitable choice. Not only because it features a limited top-speed but also because it’s very sturdy while begging extremely lightweight.
It has a colorful and good-looking design
In our opinion, this is one of the best-looking electric scooters for kids in the market. Not only for the colorful decoration but also for the sturdy yet not bulky frame.
This is a small electric scooter that can be ridden for 50 minutes on a single full charge. When compared to other electric scooters for children or preteens, this is quite impressive.
What we didn't like about Pulse Performance GRT-11 electric scooter:
- It’s very slow. We understand that this electric scooter is aimed at kids, but it could be slow even for them. Instead, if you were thinking of buying it for a very young child, or a kid who has zero experience with electric scooters and you want to opt for a super-safe one, this electric scooter would be perfect.
- It only features a mechanic rear foot brake. Mechanic rear foot brakes are just identical to those mounted on traditional kick scooters. On the other hand, with such a limited top-speed, a more powerful braking system would have been pointless.
We would recommend this Pulse Performance GRT-11 to anyone who is searching for an electric scooter for a young kid (around 8 – 10 years old) or a preteen with no experience with electric scooters.
This electric scooter it is very safe. Even if it doesn’t feature an impressive speed, its sturdiness and riding time will let your kid have so much fun for almost an hour (of continuous riding) in the open air.