Bigger battery life!



  • Hi, I would just like to start by saying that I am blown away by this invention. All my life, i have been looking for a sweet new ride that is practical for my day to day commute in the housing district where I live. Buses are a chore to take. Bicycles are bulky and impractical. Long boards and skateboards can only get you so far. The moment i stumbled across this, I knew I have found the solution to my problems. Yet, upon further reading, I was abhorred by one tiny little fact; the 6mile range.

    This product is beautiful. It is green, it seems really fun and exciting, and it will be an excellent addition in all facets of life. Apart from the battery life, I can't really seem to find any complains for this device. I sincerely wish, from the bottom of my heart, that there will one day be a version that packs enough juice to fufill the long and arduous journey that i take with my long board here in Singapore.

    I will be right here, wishing for the best. Please, do the world a favor. Give it a shot.



  • I would love better range. Hopefully we can get a battery upgrade in the future



  • I think we ALL would love a better range. BUT.. the current 6-7 mile range is truly phenomenal. So lets not take that for granted.. and saying you were "abhorred" by this range is a bit extreme. I am the opposite.. very surprised at what battery and motor tech can do today.

    With that said.. battery tech is advancing every day.. so i am sure future OW will improve in this respect as well.



  • I'm totally impressed actually by how far I can ride between charges - especially with only a 20 minute charge.

    But, of course, a longer ride would be better - assuming it added no weight or price or charging time :-) As ridiculous as that sounds I'm sure it'll happen eventually.

    For now, I just bring the charger with me, and power up at a Starbucks while I check my emails, etc. It's really not a big deal.



  • Rode my OW yesterday from 100% charge to 1% and got 14.17km. Pretty impressed.



  • @Tjandamurra HOLY CRAP!? Whats your weight? 20 kilos? :O Thats awesome.. especially since here in Sweden its around 0C and I get 2-3 kilometers



  • It would be great to have better range but it's definitely acceptable for this version. I'm not sure how much weight 50% more battery would add but it might be worth it for the overall percentage increase since it is already so heavy.



  • @BadWolf 80kg and 32C. Smooth concrete multi level underground car park with up and down ramps. With very few cars over the Christmas period I have a great slalom course around the concrete pillars. Does not get much better!



  • Just got back from another ride. 14.43km and battery down to 1%. Not to shabby eh?

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  • @Tjandamurra how much do you weigh and what was the outside temp?



  • @njcustom 80kg and 32C.



  • @Tjandamurra wow my board doesn't go that far ..



  • Wierd motor sensor temp? It says 0. Faulty sensor?



  • @BadWolf Yeah. My OW developed a fault a few weeks ago. If I take a break from riding and turn it off, it will not start again and I get a two blink signal. On the app it says "Need more juice" even though it might have 80%, 70% whatever charge. Once I charge it, all the readings are fine and I'm off again but I cannot turn it off or it will not start. FM sent me shipping labels to return it to the USA for repairs but UPS will not carry OW or 'Hoverboard' type devices because of the danger of fires in the batteries. I'm waiting on FM to advise on how to ship it. I hope it does not have to go by sea. That would mean a turnaround of several months. What will I do without my OW?



  • First off, this is an absolutely beautiful product, clean lines, minimalist design. I would love to have this to get to work and back, but one way commute to work is 11 miles, and the 1 wheel has a range of 6-7 miles. The average work commute is 12.6 miles, for the next 1 wheel upgrade I think extending the range to 12.6 miles should be the highest priority. Maybe you offer 2 models, one standard model, and one XL model or extended range model with 12.6 mile range. Greater cost and weight would be ok, because you have twice the range of standard model.



  • @dnd The 12.6 mile average commute is based on a report done by us gov.



  • here's another vote for longer trip range, ideally via spare batteries
    that would make the difference between toy and real transportation, for me at least



  • From what I can tell by reading (I never had the original OW), the + has worse range. I got 7 miles on mine once but otherwise average 4, 4.5. If I'm cruising around town this is no big deal, but I live out in the mountains and always feel a bit disappointed when I have to turn around super early while trail riding. And this is with a portable battery pack that gets me two extra charges. With at least double the battery life, the OW would be unbelievable.

    While higher capacity batteries exist, we're still largely limited by battery tech here. We need a breakthrough in that industry big time.


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