By Richard Beech, aged 33, and Gabes, 10
The Windgoo M10 is our recommended scooter for primary-age children based on both our expert assessment and our child tester. (Jump to how we tested and important safety info).
- Kids aged four to seven
- Highly visible
- Plastic wheels
|Components & build quality|
Safety & security
|Performance & handling||
|Comfort & practicality||
|Value for money||
Because it's aimed at much younger children, the M10 is not as high performance as some other kids models, as you can see from some of its detailed ratings.
But its spec is ideal for younger riders. It has a top speed of around 5mph, which means your child can’t go whizzing off very fast.
It’s so light that you can use it without the motor, and in fact it works best as a combination between a kick scooter and an electric scooter.
The claimed range is around 5 miles but in our testing, it was closer to three. But it's still useful for a number of uses. Not least, you can go for a relatively long stroll and have your child ride alongside you at walking pace without complaining that their legs are tired.
If you walk your kids to school, it’s also a nice way of making that a more enticing experience for them (check the legal situation at the end, though).
What we loved:
It lights up like a Christmas tree, which is a fun feature, but also importantly means that the scooter is incredibly visible.
It’s very lightweight, meaning it can be ridden without electric power if the battery runs out.
The spongy handles are comfy to use
What we didn't like
The plastic wheels can make it a slightly rough ride on gravel or bumpy terrain. But it’s absolutely fine on tarmac.
"From the looks of it, I would recommend it for about five or six year olds as the deck is quite small. If you want to go you just push your foot on the deck button. It can only go like five miles an hour so you really have to push when you're riding to go faster.
"This scooter is very light and it's got cool colour changing lights. It's not too bad on cobblestones but it is smoother on tarmac."
Specs and performance
Age and weight
The Windgoo M1’s front stem height is adjustable, from a minimum height of 79cm to a max height of 90cm. This should make it suitable for children up to around 140cm or 4 and a half feet.
Though that said, due to the relatively low torque of the 70w motor, weight is likely to be the prohibitive factor more so than height. With a maximum rider weight of 40kg, Children aged 8 and over may be too heavy and are better advised to choose the Razor E90.
The scooter claims a range of up to 8km, though our testing showed this figure is closer to 5km, especially in colder weather conditions, which tend to reduce battery life. Though with a charging time of just 4 hours, this isn’t a huge issue.
The construction of the M1 has an aluminium frame, with a plastic covering on the footboard. For a price of around £150, this scooter is perhaps slightly more expensive than the spec justifies.
The M1 has multi-coloured LEDs that light up on the wheels and stem.
- User: Children 3 to 7
- Expand Size: 763 x 126 x 895mm
- Folded size: 763 x 126 x 306mm
- Weight: 3.7kg / 8.2lb
- Max load: 40kg / 88.2lb
- Power switch: Foot-activated
- Braking system: Rear fender
POWER AND PERFORMANCE
- Motor Power: 70W
- Max Speed: 8km/h
- Max Riding Range: 8km
- Charging time: 4.5 hours
- Muilti-coloured LED glows: Bar and wheel
How we tested the M1
- We’ve assessed each scooter for components and build quality, safety and security, performance and handling, comfort and practicality, and value for money.
- And as well as our expert assessment, we made use of Gabes (who is 10), an existing electroheads fan and electric scooter rider - his verdict is based on a lengthy ride on various surfaces
Important legal and safety information
- It is essential to wear a helmet when using an electric scooter. These are motorised vehicles and you should also consider knee and elbow protectors. Make sure your child understands how to stop and start safely.
- Kids scooters aren't waterproof unless stated - this one is not. Do not use in the wet as you can damage the battery, which can become dangerous.
- Currently privately-owned electric scooters are legal on private property with the owner's permission. They are not to be used on roads, cycle lanes or footpaths in the UK, although the government has said it will legislate on this before the spring. It is your responsibility to drive your escooter lawfully. You accept all risk and liability for using scooter products.