Firmware is everything. It's the code that controls how the board rides and feels. We're pretty darn good at programing it, some say the best in the world, and that's why your Onewheel rides so unbelievably smoothly.
The coolest part? We can send new firmware to you via the Onewheel app on your smartphones so your board can actually evolve just as you do. It's powerful stuff.
Have any questions? Check out the FAQ below and enjoy!
What’s the difference between the new firmware and the old firmware?
The new Andromeda firmware takes the experience of riding a Onewheel to the next level. Smoother, zippier and float-ier, we’ve increased overall rideability and pushed the performance envelope with this firmware update. It’s one of those thing you have to try to understand so go update your board and see for yourself!
In addition to overall performance boost, Andromeda also introduces Delirium and Elevated Digital Shaping settings which increase off-road and hill climbing capabilities. It’s next level, check it out!
How are the shapings different?
Each Digital Shaping setting provides a different ride feel and performance envelope. For more information on the characteristics of each Digital Shaping setting hit the “?” icon at the lower right hand corner of the Digital Shaping bar in the Onewheel app.
What is Delirium?
Delirium is a new Digital Shaping setting designed to excel in all-terrain conditions. Tighter, punchier and more responsive, Delirium feels like riding a Onewheel that just chugged an energy drink. It wants to go so head out and swipe over to Delirium in the Onewheel app and let her rip!
What is Elevated?
Elevated is a Digital Shaping setting that helps riders fly up steep grades. When riding in Elevated, the nose of the board rides angled up to give the rider more clearance and a back foot heavy riding feel. Loved by many Onewheel riders, we decided to make Elevated available for Onewheel+. You can switch into Elevated Shaping by swiping into it with the Onewheel app.
How do I get the new firmware?
Getting the new Andromeda firmware is going to make Onewheel+ life even more awesome!
To get started, update your Onewheel app on your smartphone. Once the app is updated, open it and connect to your board, you will see a message that asks you if you’d like to upgrade your firmware.
Make sure your board is plugged into the charger and then select “Update” in your Onewheel app. Place your phone on the front footpad of the board during the update and do not use your phone for anything else or unplug your Onewheel from the charger. Once the update is complete (should take 2-3 minutes) you will see a confirmation screen on your smartphone and you are good to go. Your board just got better!
My upload failed. What should I do?
Don’t panic! You got this!
Most failures will occur for four reasons
- Your phone was taken out of range (don’t walk away from the board with your phone in your pocket).
- Your Onewheel was unplugged midway through the update. Your board needs to have a power source during an update of this magnitude. Leave it plugged in.
- You closed your Onewheel app. It needs to be open...
- Your phone died during the update. Plug in your phone…
To recover your firmware update, connect to your board again. You will see a message that your update failed or your firmware is corrupted. Select OK and follow the firmware installations instructions on the app. Read them! Make sure your board is plugged in, make sure your phone is in charged and in range and then select ‘start update’. The progress will start again and you should be good to go.
Do new boards come with new firmware?
Yes! We are happy to say that all new Onewheel+ boards come with the new Andromeda firmware pre-loaded so you are set to jet right out of the box.
Can my original Onewheel get the new firmware?
The new Andromeda firmware leverages the increased power of the Onewheel+ motor so unfortunately that tuning is not transferable to original Onewheels. We’d definitely recommend finding a friend or a local retailer with a Onewheel+ to try it out. You might just need another board in your life!
I’m an android user. When can I get the new firmware?
We haven't forgotten about you guys! The android update will be available in the play store soon, really soon.