Smart LED Hoops Comparison Guide
This guide will help you determine which Smart Hoop is best fit for your needs. There are lots of options and customers have lots of questions. We at ZLHulaHoops are passionate about building Smart Hoops and find all Smart Hoops to be amazing as they all are works of art and craftsmanship. But not all hoops are created equally and not all hoops might serve your purpose. On this page you will find a simple guide and checklist of all the items you should verify before making your purchase. All the things to consider before buying a Smart Hoop.
Don't forget to checkout our ZL Future Smart Hoops in development.
Asking the right questions, understanding how smart hoops work will lead you to purchasing the best smart led hoop that fits you. Because in the end the best led hoop is always the one that fits your style, need and requirements. As your journey progresses many performers and enthusiasts own multiple smart hoops.
ZL Hula Hoops Comparison Guide
Smart Hoop Design & Features
ZL Hoop Gen 2
ZL Pandora 3/4
ZL Pandora 5/8
|Sizes||25" -32 " ID||25" -32"||24" - 30" ID|
|Tubing||HDPE, Polypro Clear, Translucent Color||HDPE, Polypro Clear, Translucent Color||HDPE, Polypro Clear, Translucent Color|
|Weight (measure for a 27" ID PolyPro)||~ 10 oz||~ 8 oz||~ 7 oz|
|** The ZL Pandora's are the lightest hoops on the market, and have been designed for that purpose weighing no more than ~2.5oz more than day hoops|
|Warranty||2 year||1 year||1 Year|
|Availability/ Shipping Time||Yes / up to 5 business days||5 To 10 Business Days||5 To 10 Business Days|
|NO LED GAPS||Yes||Yes||No (3 Pixel Gap)|
|** ZL Pandora 5/8 has a true 3 Pixel Gap on a Double Density LED Strip, if competitors use Single Density the ZL Pandora would have 1 and Half Pixel Gap Only|
|LED strip Density||60 leds/meter ( double density)||60 leds/meter ( double density)||60 leds/meter ( double density)|
|Seamles Connection ( inner connection)||No||Yes||Yes|
|Average Shuffle Time on Battery Charge||3hrs||1h 15m||1h 15m|
|Remote Control (24 Keys)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Numbers Of Unique Patterns *||1250||1600||1600|
|** All Picture Upload Hoops require the same pattern in multiple colors or combinations making them not unique. Only ZL Hoops use truly Smart Patterns|
|Micro USB Rechargable||No||No||No|
|Can You colapse for travel||Yes - up to 20"||Yes - up to 20"||Yes - up to 20"|
|Can you DIY retubing?||Yes||No||No|
|3 Point Counter Balance||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Brightness Setup Modes
|4 Modes of Brightness||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Variable Brightness at Each Pixel on Each Patterns||No||Yes||Yes|
|Multi Layer Variable Brightness||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Color Wheel & Palettes Setup Modes
|Number of Color Wheels/Palletes Available||104||416||416|
|Single Color Palette Option||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|9 Color Palette Options Used as Same Time||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|4 HUE's Mode (Creates 4 Different Rainbows)||No||Yes||Yes|
|All Patterns in Single Selected Color||No||Yes||Yes|
|Single Selected Colors Available||0||36||36|
Pattern Shuffle Setup Modes
|Shuffle Single Selected Pattern||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shuffle Single Selected Group/Folder of Patterns||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shuffle All Groups All Patterns||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shuffle on Saved Patterns (Up to 25 Free Slots)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Shuffle on Favorite Pattern Groups||No||Yes||Yes|
|Set Frequency (1 Second to 30 Seconds between Patterns)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
Add On Special Effects to each Pattern
|FADE on Pattern Directional||Yes||No||No|
|CHASE EFFECT On Pattern||Yes||No||No|
|OVERLAY CHASE EFFECT||No||Yes||Yes|
|Motion BACKGROUND EFFECT||No||Yes||Yes|
|** Allows to combine all Effects Together|
Pattern OFFSET On Hoop
|Offset Pattern by 1 Pixel||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Offset Pattern by Pattern Size||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Select Number of Patterns to Use||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Change Color In Offset Pattern Mode||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Smart Color Wheel Mode||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Smart Special Effects Mode||No||Yes||Yes|
|Auto Save / Restart Hoop from Last Setting||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pattern Row Speed Control||Yes||Variable||Variable|
|Hard Reset Mode (Manufacturer)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Soft Reset Mode||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|User Feedback Screen on LEDS||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Battery Level Indicator||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Serial Number Indicator||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Quick Mode Setup From Home Screen||No||Yes||Yes|
|Quick Mode Pattern Group Select||No||Yes||Yes|
|Quick Save/Delete Favorites||No||Yes||Yes|
|Triple Layer Pattern Technology||No||Yes||Yes|
|Number of Combinations/Modes||Millions||Millions||Millions|
|All Configuration Done with Remote||Yes||Yes||Yes|
** Most Upload hoops require to connect to computer to change configuration, some even require to connect to computer just to change colors!
Competitors Comparison Coming Soon with Feature for Feature !
Certain refer to modes as simply changing colors or count of patterns, in this case the ZL Hoops Single Color Wheel Mode and all it's options would be in the thousands.
Unique Smart Patterns are patterns that are like templates and the ZL Hoop Flow Engines Injects Color, Variation of Brightness, Speed, Offsets and Special Effects to each Pattern. That is the reason we don't need the Same Heart Pattern fifty times with different Modes but only 1 Time.
Saving your favorite pattern also saves the entire hoop configuration, it's like saving 25 different hoops into 1.
Because we do not use Flat Images but rather Smart Patterns we can control every pixels brightness, color, speed, position, motion within the hoop. Create background effects, foreground effects and special effects that can't be reproduced with flat images.
Because you do not have to plug hoop into computer and edit images or edit configuration files, it gives the 24 key remote with User LED feedback instant and full access to the entire hoop, but if you just want to use it like most smart hoops, simply turn it on. The smart hoop has various smart and random modes to use different configurations automatically.