As good as conventional commuting devices are; they come with their own downsides. Traffic congestion and carbon emission top the list and governments all over the world are searching for means to overcome these challenges. For many, rethinking personal mobility and commuting especially in urban centers is the only sustainable solution. Over the years, there have been numerous personal mobility devices that have threatened to revolutionize personal transportation. However, Omeo manufacturers believe it’s a first of its kind device. According to them, Omeo is ‘the only personal mobility device that fully integrates a unique Active Seat Control system with the very best of self-balancing technology.’
Design and features
Omeo is a powerful two-wheeled self-balancing commuting device that is perfectly optimized to glide smoothly on both smooth and uneven terrains. This is because of the device’s unique self-balancing platform. The platform does an excellent job of keeping drivers level in their seat while ensuring Omeo doesn’t tilt even while navigating troughs or scaling inclines. This self-balancing ability makes Omeo a great choice for a wide range of terrains including beaches, pathways, tracks, and forests; terrains other personal mobility devices may find difficult to navigate.
Compact enough to take you anywhere
Omeo comes as a standard set up that’s capable of fitting through doorways and other small spaces. Rest assured, you’d have no problem searching for a parking space for your device. If you need to better equip Omeo for tougher terrains, you can change to the additional off-road kit that allows you to go virtually anywhere. With a range of up to 50km (31 miles), the Omeo is perfect for those busy days.
Multiple riding modes
The driver has the option of choosing between multiple riding modes that are activated by a single lever.
If you choose the joystick mode, you’ll control the forward and backward movement by shifting your body weight to the corresponding direction. Sideways movements, on the other hand, are controlled by shifting the joystick to the desired direction.
Seat Control And Handgrips
The forward and back movement is the same as in Joystick mode, but now that the seat is unlocked, you can control the direction by shifting your weight to the left and right. Hold the handgrips for more leverage and control of your body movements.
Active Seat Control (ASC)
Once you get used to how your body can move the machine, with practice you can go completely hands-free.
Other important features
- Dual electric systems that cater for mishaps and also alert you when battery level runs empty
- Ability to turn on its own axis, greatly enhancing maneuverability and movement through tight spaces
- Built-in LED light and reflectors at both the front and rear
- High-density polyethylene body that facilitates easy cleaning, and imparts much-needed durability and impact-resistance
- Customizable seat and footplate heights
- Storage compartment that accommodates a fair amount of load
Updated 4th June, 2022: The Omeo is now available in New Zealand, Australia, UK, Europe, Scandinavia, USA and Canada. You’ll need a fair amount of practice before you can safely drive and enjoy the Omeo. The manufacturers advise that prospective buyers should give the device a trial before buying one. Omeo has dedicated agents that organize trials for buyers and explain them the reservation process. You can visit this link to find an agent near you.