This is a unique, one-wheeled electric board. It's extremely fun to ride, but also very practical since the large tire makes is suitable for riding on nearly any terrain.
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Pro It's a versatile board that's fun to ride
You can use the OneWheel+ for tricks, riding in the city, as well as off-road. It has a decent top speed and it recharges very quickly, which is great if you use it for commuting. Having a large, wide tire makes it perfectly equipped for riding on patches of grass, dirt, and shallow puddles. The unusual one-wheel construction and on-deck sensor controls make the riding experience unique and very fun. You can select the different riding modes in the OneWheel app or using the pressure sensor on the board.
Pro Embedded ligts make for a safer riding
The LED lights on the back and the front of the board keep the path visible and help the rider stay visible to others. You can toggle the LEDs on and off in the app.
Pro This is a great option for riding off-road
If you plan to ride off-road, say outside the city or at the beach, the OneWheel+ is one of the best boards to have. Not only can it go through very rough terrain, like sand, grass, and puddles; it's also very good at riding in hills. It can climb up to 30% hill grade, while the vast majority boards, including high-end models, start stalling at 20-25%. An added benefit is that the board can generate some power while going down the hill, which keeps the battery alive for longer.
Pro You get a unique riding experience
The overall experience of tilting your weight front-back, toe-heel, which dictates speed and direction feels a lot like snowboarding as opposed to riding a regular skateboard.
Pro It's water-resistant
You can safely ride it in the rain or on the beach. You can go straight over puddles, however, it makes a lot of sense to preemptively install a fender, otherwise you will be soaking wet. The treadless tire grips wet concrete well but will slip in the mud. Cleaning is a breeze – just grab a hose.
Pro You can connect it to your smartphone
You can connect your board to your smartphone using the OneWheel Android or iOS app. There you can control a number of settings: the riding mode, responsiveness of the board, LED lights; as well as find tutorial videos and get free firmware updates for the board.
Pro It's sturdy and reliable
The OneWheel+ has a very solid feel to it. The components are high quality and the overall build is very durable. It can hold weight up to 275 lbs, while a lot of alternatives top out at 220.
Pro It's one of the most power-efficient boards out there
The OneWheel+ has regenerative brakes that extend the battery life as you brake or go downhill. It can recover up to 30% of total power output, more than any other board, which increases the battery life.
Pro Incredible rider control and tight turn radius
With some practice, you can turn 180 degrees on a dime. The OneWheel's carving ability, rider control, braking, and acceleration will likely surprise you. If you are an easy rider, cruising is great fun. If you like to push the limit, it will challenge your balance and bravery.
Pro Really fast charge time
The OneWheel+ can be fully charged in only 20 minutes. At the same time, the vast majority of other boards, even with dedicated fast chargers, require at least 60-80 minutes.
Con There will be a fairly steep learning curve
The design of OneWheel+ is very unique, and it takes some getting used to. Riding it without much experience can be dangerous, especially at high speeds. You will most probably need a lot of practice before you are comfortable with the pressure sensor controls. Wearing a helmet and hand/wrist protection is also highly recommended.
Con Not the most portable option
The board weighs 25 lbs, which may not seem heavy at first but almost certainly will after you carry it around for a while.