I'm thinking at the Pint's size, could maybe get the range up to 20+ miles. If they truly made an XXR (XR size) board, perhaps then they could break 30+ miles. I like my XR, my feet fit (still hang off a bit even tho I'm a size 8.5, can't image someone with 11s on the Pint), it handles decent sized bumps, and it goes pretty fast and far.
If they can get some better battery tech, perhaps the Pint could be bumped up to 25+ miles and an XXR version built more like the Pint could get upwards of 40+!!!
I do like the phone/watch connection, very convenient, but I also see the value in the board itself providing basic info as well.
@Aboelter it keeps coming up, for sure. i think owners of the other models said that it took about a year or so for Custom Shaping to reach those, so maybe we're due for Pint Custom Shaping any time now.... crossing fingers
@OneDan Ditto. Would value a speed alarm over all else- guessing anyone who’s had a speed dropout would. BT issues make it seem a moot point, but there’s always the next version(s) that could include an internal speaker for audio feedback from the board itself... fingers crossed.
@Ramphex I did have issues until I sent my XR back for repair under warranty. I am aware of the issues others are having that didn't or weren't able to have theirs repaired, AND being that FM might be suggesting that constant connectivity shouldn't be expected, my request (I'm the OP) is probably nothing more than a dream at this point.
That being said...
With a repaired board, the app (on my iPhone) stays connected and is reliable. I also have observed that the MPH updates closer to "real-time" in the OW app than the MPH in a GPS app, so as long as the bluetooth connection from XR/Pint to OW app is solid, the OW app is a better source for reporting speed.
BTW, I don't know how long you've been riding and the terrain you tend to cover, but hit a smooth stretch of asphalt, and you'll be at or above 16mph in no time and not even realize it. All I want is a friendly, reliable, & timely reminder that I should back off BEFORE I'm into push-back territory.
@Jerre You know, there was a watch app called OneWheelWear that did just that, connected to the board directly, rather than requiring a phone. It was great until FM changed the API and broke all of the 3rd party apps. The dev tried to fix it after the API was hacked, but I think he lost interest as the app no longer works like it did before.
Considering FM hasn't been online on this forum since January 2019, I don't foresee much of this feedback being reviewed lol. Sad. I feel like they have potential for being such a great company as long as they keep up with the quality, good production value and not get greedy.
@WoWo said in Bette musing when I call Tech Support and they don't answer the phone... Like Ever....:
Be nice to have a way to edit these posts when I type too fast and forget to check my spelling
Click the 3 dots, then "edit", I do it all the time!
@Khayman said in Verbal battery notifications:
If you use Android in the settings in ow app you can change to any sound file you want.
So make your own mp3 and change for that.
That explains it! New at this and the other day my phone started making noise like a star wars battle scene. So I stopped and the only thing I could see on my phone that caused it was a 50% battery warning. It definitely got my attention.
Yeah all good, i didn't read into your first statement that you were after instantaeous current. For sure the data is in the controller, just not displayed.
I'm not so sure that current is used for pushback, in my mind, high current would trigger the protection system (causing a nosedive). I think pushback is more general and based on soft signal limits like speed and any alarms from the BMS. I think this because pushback comes in at a consistent speed, regardless of current which would be different for an uphill vs downhill case.
Also explains why nosedives are more frequent at low battery voltage. Lower voltage means higher current for a given power requirement.
Current protection is very common in motor protection controllers.