SANTA CRUZ, Calif., March 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Future Motion Inc., makers of the popular Onewheel®, the revolutionary electric boardsport, today unveiled the Onewheel app for Android. The app enables users to customize their ride through powerful but intuitive Digital Shaping to bring even more awesomeness to the Onewheel experience. The app is completely free and is available for download today.
"We engineered Onewheel to give people an amazing ride experience that's fun and safe," said Kyle Doerksen, CEO of Future Motion. "Our connected apps deliver controls and customization that make every Onewheel adaptable to terrain conditions and rider skill progression from first-time riders to advanced shredders. We're thrilled to bring the connected experience to the Android user base."
When creating Digital Shaping, Future Motion's engineers took inspiration from the surfing world, where expert surfers shape boards differently to optimize for different riding preferences and conditions. Using the app, riders can use their smartphones to customize ride settings based on their terrain or personal style. Shaping styles include:
- Classic: cruise along with tight, responsive handling and a comfortable speed
- Extreme: unleash the top speed of 16 MPH, with a looser feel more fluid carving feel (like loosening the trucks on a skateboard).
- Elevated: ride with your nose pitched up for steep grades, pump-tracks and also grass or gravel "off-road" terrain.
Onewheel's apps also give riders a deeper look into their activity, allowing them to monitor battery levels as well as track speed and ride distance. The app also lets users toggle LED lights for night riding. Riders with the iOS app and an Apple Watch can access ride data and change Digital Shaping settings -- all from their wrist.
"I've been a Onewheel rider for over a year, and I just had to bring the experience to Android platform," said lead Android app developer Billy Lindeman. "While riding to and from my office here in San Francisco, I'm able to see my current speed and battery charge levels. Having connected control over the Onewheel completely changes the experience while on any ride, but especially as a commuter vehicle. Onewheel is the future of urban transportation, and the app is your dashboard."
Along with the iOS version, the Android app delivers a connected ride experience that is exclusive to the Onewheel. No other electric transportation device offers such immersive customization of riding experience and feel.
The launch of the Onewheel Android app follows the company's recent announcement that it closed a Series A funding round to expand operations and R&D. Additionally, Onewheel was awarded the prestigious ISPO BRANDNEW 2016 award at ISPO, the world's largest sporting goods show in Munich, Germany.
About Future Motion Inc.:
Founded in 2013, Future Motion Inc. is revolutionizing personal mobility by creating vehicles that combine unprecedented function, maneuverability and fun. Future Motion Inc. was founded by Kyle Doerksen, who holds a B.S. in Neuroengineering (2004) and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (2005) from Stanford University. Future Motion's introductory product Onewheel, was launched in January, 2014 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and is rapidly defining a new category in commuting, transportation and boardsports. Headquartered in the beach town of Santa Cruz, California, Future Motion Inc. is a venture-backed company focused on the development of advanced personal vehicles and is committed to delivering a safe, high-quality riding experience to its customers. Using only the finest quality components, Onewheel is proudly made in California, USA. Onewheel is a recipient of the 2016 ISPO BrandNew award, given to the most innovative new products in the global sporting goods industry for 2016. Onewheel retails for $1,499 and can be purchased either through the Onewheel website or at several key retailers including: Urban Surf (Seattle, WA), Next Adventure (Portland, OR), Strongwater Mountain Surf Co (Missoula, MT), and Tula Adventure Sports (Virginia Beach, VA). For more information, please visit onewheel.com. Check out Onewheel on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & YouTube.
Press contact information:
Eric Hausken, Consort Partners for Future Motion
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