Within the extensive range of electric transport for urban mobility, this is the smallest and most agile device of all. In fact, if you’ve never ridden one of them before, you may need a little practice at first to handle it easily and keep your balance.
In general, it is a comfortable and light device, not only when driving it but also when transporting it. This is a very important factor if we want to use it on a day-to-day basis, to move around our neighborhood or to take it to work. As it does not have a handlebar or seat and has only one wheel, we can easily put it in its case and carry it comfortably on the back.
If you are thinking of acquiring one, we want to leave you some of the aspects that we consider to be important before making the purchase of a best electric unicycle:
- Single wheel electric scooters, unlike classic unicycles, have an electric motor as well as a stabilizing gyroscope and acceleration sensors. This allows you to keep your balance intelligently based on your center of gravity. So, although it seems difficult to circulate on one of these electrical transports, it is quite easy to master the mechanics and get to handle it in a few hours.
- Within unicycles, to differentiate one from the other, you have to look mainly at the power of the engine and the type of battery, since this directly affects the speed it can reach and the kilometers it can travel before finishing the charge.
- It must be borne in mind that in all product descriptions, when they indicate the maximum speed and the kilometers it can travel, it must be understood as relative, since these measurements do not take into account either the slope of the terrain, nor the type of terrain, nor the weight of the user, since these variables will directly affect to reduce these characteristics (speed and maximum kilometers).
- Cheap electric unicycles are those with the smallest motor, those with a capacity of 125 W, a speed of around 12 km / h with a range of 7 km. In the next step would be the 250 W with a maximum speed of 19 km / h and with a range of 20 km. And then above these two, we would have those of the upper mid-range which are the 500 W with a maximum speed of 20 km / h and a distance of 35 km and the 700 W with a speed of 30 km / h and the capacity to travel 40 km.
- On the other hand, there are some that include safety systems, for example one of them is to emit a sound when the person on the unicycle leans too much and runs the risk of falling. They can also have light signals if the speed is exceeded or if the battery is running low.
- Other extras that you can have are LED lights for better visualization and bluetooth connections, with speakers, to connect our mobile phone and play music while we are driving or standing.
How to ride an electric unicycle safely?
If you are not sure the first time you get on one of them, you have to know that there are some training wheels that either come in the pack with the unicycle, or can be purchased separately. These wheels limit movement when you lean to one side or the other, but they are perfect for losing fear, learning to balance and building confidence. For example, two-wheeled unicycles have more footprints and can give you more stability.
At the beginning we also recommend for the most neophytes to use a helmet and knee pads, in addition to making sure that it is on a flat and clean ground. Most of them come with a strap, which is attached to the upper front. It is very important to know that this strap is NOT to be held while riding, its function is to hold the unicycle in case it escapes or is thrown out and does not cause any material and / or personal damage. Once you have practiced and handle the unicycle with ease, you will realize that it is, within the range of electric scooters, one of the most fun and dynamic there is. Remember to always respect traffic laws and keep yourself and others safe.