The SOLOWHEEL uses gyro sensors, a 1500 Watt motor and a rechargeable battery to get you on your way.
The human foot has a small mass that is easier to rotate and manipulate independently of the body than the larger mass of the hip. Using your feet to steer and balance is much easier than using your hips which is what traditional unicycles draw on.
Simply put one foot on the platform and push off. Your other foot goes on the other platform. Lean forward to go forward and lean back to slow down and stop. Twist your feet left and right to balance and steer. The motion is similar to steering the front wheel of a bicycle.
Users can ride for approximately 10 miles, at 10 miles per hour, and the lithium-iron phosphate battery can be fully recharged in only one and a half hours. SOLOWHEEL batteries recapture energy when going downhill or slowing down in the same way the hybrid car batteries do.
The SOLOWHEEL is portable so that you can bring it into buildings, offices, malls, college campuses, parks, stadiums, skate parks and anywhere else personal electric vehicles are allowed.
DetailsSpeed - Up to 10 mph / 16 kph
Range - Approx. 10 miles / 16 km
Weight - 24 lbs / 11 kg
Maximum Load - 220 lbs / 99 kg
Motor Power - 1500 Watts
Battery - LiFePO4 (lithium iron phosphate), 122 Wh
Charger - Custom international 2A charger, 100-240 VAC
Tire - 16 inches x 2.125 inches
Maximum Incline - 15 degrees,
Warranty - Limited 1 year
Battery Lifetime - Over 1,000 cycles
Length - 17.0 inches / 43.2 cm
Width (pedals unfolded) - 14.0 inches / 35.6 cm
Width (pedals folded) - 8.0 inches / 20.3 cm
Height - 19.0 inches / 48.3 cm