Wish I could use something like this as a cheap arm display, but it requires Android 4.4 as well.
That could be $500 or more for a new battery. See what 18 or 20 Panasonic high capacity 18650 cells cost - it’s about that much.
$8 apiece for the original cells (provided you buy 1000 ― 62 packs).
That's $128 for a 16 cells battery pack. :)
@suboba : As @Vitaly and I explained, in a series of up and downhills you can hear the 50% battery alarm several times, as the battery level goes below 50% and then back above 50% thanks to regen, then below again...
And yes, I've witnessed the regen and battery % go up on downhills.
@shaka-wheeler : Pushback is related to how hard the motor has to work. Speed is only one of the many factors than can result in higher motor load. The OW+ having a more powerful motor, it makes sense pushback happens later...
I rode my OW+ alongside road signs that tell you how fast you drive: it was always pretty much bang on. More tests needed. :)
I'm afraid GPS speed is not accurate enough to test the board speedometer, unless perhaps in very specific conditions?
@vitaly Same here, same thing with the other alarms (20%, 10%). :)
@suboba 10% regeneration means you have recharged your battery 10% thanks to your braking. That's why Usage can go over 100%.
Regenerative braking transforms kinetic energy into electrical energy.
In a nutshell, pushing current (from the battery) to the motor makes it turn. But if you make the wheel turn mechanically (going downhill), it will produce roughly the same current out of the motor. Regenerative braking absorbs this current (/energy) by pushing it back into the battery.
I personally waited 200km (130miles?) before I dared transporting my laptop in my backpack. I now have close to 4 times that under my belt, but i'm still extra careful when i'm carrying something fragile: take it easy, keep it simple, enjoy the ride...
When i start getting too playful, falling (and rolling on my back) does (rightfully) happen. It wouldn't be fun if you got all the tricks on the first try. ^^
For the record, i've never experienced any high-speed nosedive (my top speed is a safe 17mph). Since I'm experienced enough to understand what happens when I fall, I haven't had any unexplained nosedives of other sorts (i did have some).
At first, I would crash and my mind would kind of blink and get back to consciousness when i'm on the ground; It would all happen in an instant and leave me with very few clues. As i got better, time started to slow down and my mind was better able to understand and react to a fall situation; Also, my reflexes got better, so my body starts reacting early, moving back the moment i fall and giving my brain more time to process and react.
Anyway, my point is: nowadays when i fall, i always understand ultimately why. Even when i fall because of the board, it's because i hit a limit i knew about and should have avoided. For example, I fell on a tail-slide over-regeneration some days ago and the alarm started ringing when my ass was on the ground (perhaps there was a Bluetooth hick-up?). Still, totally my fault: new place, jumping fast down a steep hill with a full battery and braking hard when it gets steeper... Duh. What was I thinking? (I live on a hill, i battle with over regeneration everyday).
Granted she can't keep up with speed, but I would gladly trade a few mphs for longer range.
Then do just that. :)
The OW+ motor is 750W, but it only consumes what you command it to (look at the joint speed/power graph in the leaderboard). Thus it won't consume more than the v1's 500W motor, unless of course you push it above v1 specs (acceleration and speed wise).
Seems to me like you're puzzled drinking twice as much from the same bottle empties it twice faster... ;)
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