It's a good day to be a Onewheel owner. Why? Because your board just got better. Welcome to the new Gemini Firmware for Onewheel+ and Onewheel+ XR. Not only does the new Gemini Firmware update introduce rideability improvements across the board and enables you to share snapshots of your adventures, but it also gives you control over the most advanced riding platform on the planet. You are now at the controls with Custom Shaping. Tune it up, dial it back, and find your perfect riding experience.
Woah... it just got real.
Have any questions? Check out the FAQ below and enjoy!
What’s the difference between the new Gemini firmware and the old firmware?
The new Gemini firmware takes the experience of riding a Onewheel to the next level. On top of improvements to overall rideability, the new Gemini Firmware puts you in complete control of your riding experience with Custom Shaping.
Custom Shaping is a powerful new tool that we are super excited to offer our riders. It’s the most advanced riding platform on the planet, empowering riders to customize their board to their dream riding experience. Change from a loose floaty ride-feel to a tight responsive experience with the touch of a finger. It’s powerful stuff! It’s one of those thing you have to try to understand so go update your board and see for yourself!
How do I get the new firmware?
Getting the new Gemini firmware is going to make Onewheel+ and Onewheel+ XR 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 3-5 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+ and Onewheel+ XR boards come with the new Gemini firmware pre-loaded so you are set to jet right out of the box.
Can my original Onewheel get the new firmware?
The new Gemini firmware leverages the increased power of the Hypercore motor found in Onewheel+ and Onewheel+ XR so unfortunately this update is not transferable to original Onewheels. We’d definitely recommend finding a friend or a local retailer with a Onewheel+ or Onewheel+ XR to try it out. You might just need another board in your life!
Is the new firmware available for iOS and Android users?
Yup! Now go download it!