OWheelBuddy goes online - let's start the competition

  • How am I this late to the party?!
    I just now downloaded it and this app is leagues beyond the default FutureMotion app.
    I'm pumped to take a crack at that high speed leader board!

  • @SeeTheInvisible If I connect to my OW, then put my phone in standby mode (turn off the display) and continue riding, when I stop and look at my phone again the trip top speed doesn't update. For example, today when I stopped and looked at my phone the current speed was showing 18mph (even though I was stopped), and the trip top speed was showing 13mph (even though 18>13). After a few seconds, the current speed updated to show 0mph, but the trip top speed still showed 13mph.

    Update: Wanted to add that this is Android 5.1.1 on LG Volt 2.

  • @jeffmccosker Until the cheating stops, it's gonna be tough to compete with those 27mph speeds!

  • @thegreck for real man. Not sure how or why they would even do that.

  • I have got 27.91 mph. and I know it can go even faster. Once you get moving on the board, and you keep pushing it's almost as if the board catches another gear. But going that fast on one wheel, is rather ridiculous and so yes I do wish I could go faster. Say Ludicrous?

  • @RussellLite Really? how much do you weigh? I feel like what you're describing has a certain weight limit where you can't hit that "sweet spot". I'm about 215lbs, and I get complete motor cut-off at about 19mph

  • @RussellLite I call Bullshit unless you have pictures or video to prove it. Trust me I would love to be proven wrong as I can't get past the 21-22 MPH mark as many other people have said as well. I don't even think the board has a motor that is physically capable of going that fast unless you literally have no weight pushing down on it.

  • @No I'm 175lbs and I haven't experienced any motor cutoff, but I feel like the Onewheel becomes extremely difficult to control once you get past 18mph. Trying to imagine pushing even past 20mph is like imagining certain death! Am I right, @MichaelW ?

  • @badcheese OK, we're investiganting :) As you are a beta tester for the Android version, please send me feedback directly per email to not lead the thread too much OT ;)

    @all Believe me, with the next cheating will get much much harder :)

  • @ahxe45 27.91 mph is a weird number to make up. Unless the OWheelBuddy apps speedometer is off, which it could be. I am second on the leader board TheSRexp. I'll test it today to see if another speedometer gives me a different speed and I'll get back to you. I weigh 165 lbs. and I keep my tire around 20.5 @No .

  • @RussellLite Why is that weird? And secondly, when you cheat, you don't make up your speed (how would that even be possible?), you just prop one end of the OW on something, hold it level and put pressure on the sensor, then slowly lift the other end and the wheel will spin. Boom, you've got top speed.

  • Love the app! Have an iWatch, and don't miss the lack of dedicated app since notifications pops up right on my watch (I don't care to monitor speed in real-time). Sure, realtime battery status could sorta be useful.

    Really like the alert for one sensor.... I'm new, and the feedback it gives really helps me learn the limits of foot movement.

    But hey, feature request....

    Configurable notifications.... is like to be able to get an alert re battery status every x percent.... probably every ten percent is fine.... different people will be irritated by different frequencies of alerts, so configurable makes sense.

    Same thread.... alert for new max speed attained. Obviously, don't want alert spam for every increment over the old top speed. So maybe once a minute or 5, check if current top speed is greater than old top speed and send alert if so....

    Seriously, well crafted, configurable alerts obviate the need for a dedicated watch app.... my 2 cents....

  • @ahxe45 and @thegreck: I've gotten a top speed of 24.4 mph in this app, and I suspect I've gone a little faster when it was shut off. I haven't hit the limit of the motor (I've never had a high-speed crash), so I don't know how close I am to the absolute top speed. I don't feel like it's hard to control at 24+, but it definitely makes me nervous. The faster I go, the more it feels like standing on a balance board.

  • @bobfandango Hmmm.... just got a new top speed notification... guess it is already there! First time I saw that!

  • @bobfandango : You only get it often the first time you use the app. there is a minimum speed configured in the app - only after you have reeached this minimum speed, the high speed alerts start to trigger. and since they are only triggered the first time you have topped an old speed, it is usually just at the first ride when it happens that you receive several high speed messages instantly after each other.

    afterwards it only happens rarly that you get this notification, only if you really have texceeded your old top speed - which doesn´t happen so often, at least for me;-)

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  • @SeeTheInvisible I just got my OW, and unfortunately do not have an iOS device. Would it be possible for me to apply as a beta tester for the Android version of OWheelBuddy? I have a Galaxy Note 5, Verizon.

  • Since there's no android version I think my top speed should be on the leader board.. 2144 mph.. Should be enough for 1st place..Lol..


  • I can confirm that speeds over 27 mph are possible without cheating. This is on smooth level pavement. Not on the leaderboard yet, as this is the Android version.

  • me too!

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