Onewheel Pushback and Haptic Buzz

Onewheel Pushback and Haptic Buzz

Onewheel Haptic Buzz and Pushback

Onewheel incorporates two significant safety features into its boards: Pushback and the most recent update feature, Haptic Buzz. These features are designed to enhance rider awareness and minimize potential accidents, adding an extra layer of safety to the riding experience.

Before delving into the specifics of Pushback and Haptic Buzz, it's important to note that various factors influence their activation. Rider Weight, Tire Pressure, Terrain, Grade, and Battery Percentage collectively determine when riders may encounter these safety alerts, highlighting the importance of adapting one's riding style to the prevailing conditions.

Haptic Buzz:

Introduced through a firmware update in late 2023, Haptic Buzz serves as an auditory and tactile warning system embedded in Onewheel models, including Pint, Pint X, XR, and GT. This feature alerts riders to potential hazards that could lead to accidents.

Haptic Buzz may occur in the following scenarios:

High-Speed Situations: As riders reach maximum speed within their selected digital shaping setting, Haptic Buzz initiates with a pulsating sensation. If acceleration persists, the buzz intensifies into a solid signal, urging riders to decelerate.

High Torque Situations: Instances such as ascending steep inclines or sudden accelerations beyond the board's sustainable capacity trigger Haptic Buzz, signaling the need for caution.

Low Battery or Error State: A double buzz sensation notifies riders to lean back, slow down, and dismount, indicating a critically low battery level or an error.


Operating in conjunction with Haptic Buzz, Pushback provides a physical indicator by lifting the nose of the board to alert riders of impending limits or errors, prompting them to adjust their speed or behavior accordingly.

Pushback scenarios include:

High-Speed Situations: Similar to Haptic Buzz, reaching maximum speed triggers Pushback, visually lifting the nose of the board to signal the need for deceleration.

Low Battery or Error State: In critical situations such as low battery levels or encountering errors, Pushback becomes more pronounced, aggressively lifting the front end of the board to emphasize the urgency of slowing down and dismounting.

Respecting Safety Features: It's crucial for riders to respect and understand the functionalities of Pushback and Haptic Buzz. Ignoring these safety alerts could lead to accidents, resulting in injuries or falls.

Onewheel aims to enhance rider safety, providing enthusiasts with the tools to enjoy their adventures responsibly. Remember, staying informed and attentive can make all the difference in ensuring a safe and enjoyable ride.


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