Low Battery Chirp Built-in



  • Low battery chirp built into the board with no connected app required.

    I am new to the OW family with a + and I am loving it.

    However, three times now in the first week I have experienced running so low on power that the board has gone limp on me.

    Tonight was the worst case so far as I was at high speed and all of a sudden it stopped balancing.

    Luckily I was able to ride it out a bit before I took a tumble. Minor battle scar on my elbow and my noggin was safe in a helmet (which also is now sporting some battle damage).

    I know now to always ride with my phone connected and app running to receive alerts.

    However, if there was some onboard chirp noise that could have given me a heads up that the board was ready to call it quits on hauling me around it would have saved me a fall.

    And more importantly, I am letting my kids ride this when I am not and they do not have phones at all.

    Thanks for an awesome product. I hope you at least consider this for any future versions of the OneWheel.



  • Didn't you get the 'low battery pushback'?



  • @Polle said in Low Battery Chirp Built-in:

    Didn't you get the 'low battery pushback'?

    I've found the low battery pushback is good enough as long as you know what it means. Someone who isn't aware of what the board is trying to tell them may try to keep pushing through it.



  • @CBR-954rr said in Low Battery Chirp Built-in:

    @Polle said in Low Battery Chirp Built-in:

    Didn't you get the 'low battery pushback'?

    I've found the low battery pushback is good enough as long as you know what it means. Someone who isn't aware of what the board is trying to tell them may try to keep pushing through it.

    @CBR-954rr @Polle

    I think you guys are [mostly] right, I did some more reading in the forums last night and found a thread talking about the pushback and I clicked in my head that I experienced it before losing power. So @CBR-954rr - you nailed it, I tried to push through it.

    Unfortunately pushback can occur for other factors like speed, right? So it's not a 100% fool proof indicator that the board is about to die.

    While I do think that everyone that rides the OneWheel should be trained - you have to experience pushback to "get it" while instructing someone that, "if you hear a beeping noise it's about to lose power and you should safely stop ASAP" is pretty hard to not understand the first time you hear it.

    Overall, I still think that a beep/chirp function could be added with a component that costs under a buck and would be useful.

    However - until that day, "low battery pushback" will be a new topic I will be covering with all my family.

    Thank you guys.



  • High speed pushback eases up as soon as you drop your speed. Low battery pushback is constant even when you slow way down.



  • Couldn't agree more! I also this there should be a chirp/alarm when pushing past pushback. I my older son was riding it for the first time and pushed through pushback without knowing/understanding what it was, nose dived and ate it big time. It would have been nice to have an alarm that warned him he was doing something that the board was not intended to do.


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