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Smart Ped kick scooter gives your kicks extra range

Smart Ped kick scooter gives y...
FlyKly says that riders can roll up to 500 seconds longer per kick
FlyKly says that riders can roll up to 500 seconds longer per kick
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The Smart Ped weighs in at 11 kg (24 lb)
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The Smart Ped weighs in at 11 kg (24 lb)
Made primarily from steel, the Smart Ped measures 10 x 135 x 17 cm (41 x 53 x 6.7 in) when in use
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Made primarily from steel, the Smart Ped measures 10 x 135 x 17 cm (41 x 53 x 6.7 in) when in use
The Smart Ped's kick-assist comes courtesy of a 250 W all-in-one electric motor, based on FlyKly's Smart Wheel tech, and a 29.6 V Li-Ion battery pack
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The Smart Ped's kick-assist comes courtesy of a 250 W all-in-one electric motor, based on FlyKly's Smart Wheel tech, and a 29.6 V Li-Ion battery pack
The Smart Ped measures 62 x 78 x 35 cm (24 x 30 x 13 in) when folded
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The Smart Ped measures 62 x 78 x 35 cm (24 x 30 x 13 in) when folded
The Smart Ped's kick-assist comes courtesy of a 250 W all-in-one electric motor, based on FlyKly's Smart Wheel tech, and a 29.6 V Li-Ion battery pack
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The Smart Ped's kick-assist comes courtesy of a 250 W all-in-one electric motor, based on FlyKly's Smart Wheel tech, and a 29.6 V Li-Ion battery pack
As of writing, the cheapest pledge point for a Smart Ped on Kickstarter is €699 (roughly US$790)
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As of writing, the cheapest pledge point for a Smart Ped on Kickstarter is €699 (roughly US$790)
FlyKly says that riders can roll up to 500 seconds longer per kick
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FlyKly says that riders can roll up to 500 seconds longer per kick
The firm is hoping to deliver the Smart Ped kick scooters in February, 2016
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The firm is hoping to deliver the Smart Ped kick scooters in February, 2016

FlyKly, the firm behind the Smart Wheel we recently reviewed, has unveiled the Smart Ped. The foldable electric-assist kick bike can reach speeds of 16 mph (25 km/h) and has a maximum range of up to 30 miles (50 km) on one charge, depending on how much you kick.

The Smart Ped is a little different from most electric scooters, in that like the Scrooser, there's no throttle or activation button. Instead, its kick-assist technology automatically activates to propel you further when you kick.

Gizmag asked FlyKly how far users could expect the Smart Ped to be propelled per kick and was told that the scooter will roll along for 500 seconds at whatever speed the rider was able to reach with some leg work (up to a maximum speed of 16 mph/25 km/h).

Smart Ped weighs 11 kg (24 lb) and is made primarily from steel. It measures 10 x 135 x 17 cm (41 x 53 x 6.7 in) when in use, and 62 x 78 x 35 cm (24 x 30 x 13 in) when folded.

The firm is hoping to deliver the Smart Ped kick scooters in February, 2016
The firm is hoping to deliver the Smart Ped kick scooters in February, 2016

The scooter's kick assist comes courtesy of an all-in-one electric motor, based on FlyKly's Smart Wheel tech, and a Lithium-ion battery integrated into the rear wheel. Charge time is rated at 3 hours. The wheels are 16-inch and stopping power comes in the form of front and rear V brakes.

Smart Ped will also come bundled with a smartphone app which interacts with iOS and Android devices via Bluetooth to track how far you ride, offer stats, and enable an integrated lock.

FlyKly has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the scooter. As of writing, the cheapest pledge point for a Smart Ped is €699 (roughly US$790). If all goes to plan, the firm estimates delivery will start in February, 2016. The standard models are available in black and white, but a special edition comes in an array of colors.

Check out the video below to see the Smart Ped in action.

Sources: FlyKly, Kickstarter

FlyKly Smart Ped

2 comments
Bob Flint
A rubber band to hold your smart phone...dumb...no lights, or fenders...ONLY about $800 bucks...So sick of these hipsters not seeing the real world.
theradarsweep
This looks good. There are a few decent motorised scooters out there but they tend to have small wheels unsuitable for higher speeds on less than entirely smooth roads. Range and speed are decent. I am pleasantly surprised by the weight. Some built in lights would be a nice touch but $800 compares very well with pedelec bikes. It wont be legal in public in the UK but it's less obviously so (at a glance) than the mini-segway things that have hit the news. Would love to see a ride test and some info on the quality control for the components.