Guys... An updated model coming out does not render the previous version obsolete. That older model is still just as good as it ever was.
It does hurt when you've just purchased the previous model, but it happens.
I'm glad they released the iPhone version when it was ready rather than waiting until the Android version was ready too. Why make some people wait?
Then again, I use an iPhone. :-)
I just called Future Motion's customer service... definitely the fastest way to get help since I haven't yet gotten a response to my online support request from Monday night.
I was able to speak to a nice woman within a minute of calling and she walked me through a couple things to try (board is at home, I'm at work): Try pressing each side of the pressure sensor and watch for the power LED to brighten as I press the sensor. If one or both sides doesn't cause an increase in brightness, the sensor could be bad. Also said I could try removing the sensor pad, disconnect and reconnect the cable.
I'll try these steps this evening and see what happens.
Very impressed with Future Motion so far. I like the build quality, documentation and customer service so far. Hopefully, I just got a rare/anomalous flaky board.
I was excited to receive my OneWheel and was super impressed with the build quality and clarity of the manual.
Alas, after riding it on and off for a bit, I started getting deactivations, as if I lifted my heel off the sensor. Then it started getting harder to activate. Step on the board, tilt the nose down to level and it would go all the way to the ground without activating. Once in a while, it'd activate, but would soon go into coast mode. I tried multiple foot positions, cycling the power, but it got worse and worse until I can no longer get it to activate at all. :-(
I sent in a diagnostic report and support request last night. No response yet. Any ideas? Bad foot sensor?
Order 794X just shipped today. Arriving Monday. :-)
Sheesh, these things are coming out via a slow trickle. Maybe mine will arrive in this month (April)? I'm 794X.
@MichaelW hmmm this is where I got my info https://onewheel.com/blogs/crew/onewheel-pioneers-collective-join-now
Yep, look at the Silver Member column. Retail value of board, badge, contest entry and free shipping is $1549. So the board must retail at $1499.
I was hoping for more range and hill climbing ability for Hilly Seattle. :-( My Evolve Bamboo GT electric skateboard is supposed to get 12 miles of range and I get barely 5 miles with these hills. So I bet it'd be just 2 or 3 miles for the OW+ if it can get up the really steep hills.
Oops. thegreck said the same thing earlier.
Extend the batteries into a triangular shape, wider near the wheel, to provide more range and speed.
I'd love to use one of these for my 8 mile commute to work at say... 25mph.
There was a Kickstarter campaign for an off road electric skateboard that could go 15 miles and do 28mph (maybe not both at the same time though). Was called Gnarboards.