Remote controllers? We don't need remote controls! Your hands are now free for interpretive dance moves as you cruise about town- your feet control the skates.
Each skate has two hub motors controlled by an on-board microprocessor, and are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The skates communicate with each other so they maintain the same speed and behavior.
RocketSkates™ connect to smartphone via the ACTON App. You can monitor your skates and their performance. Route tracking, skate diagnosis, battery status, games, and social interactivity; the app keeps you in touch with other RocketSkaters.
A Software Developer Kit (SDK) will be available for developers interested in creating games and app features for RocketSkates™.
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Remote-Free: World's only lightweight, remote-free electric skates. Just use your feet to kick off and you'll start rolling. Control the skates with your feet by tilting the skates forward to accelerate, and tilting back on your heel to apply the brakes.
Strap-In Design: Allows you to wear almost any shoe you want, and strap into the RocketSkates™. The skates come with an adjustable footplate for both large and small feet.
Walkability: Because your feet are so close to the ground, you can walk with the RocketSkates™! The RocketSkates™ are designed so that you can walk with the skates on if you need to go up a flight of stairs or want to stop for some coffee.
Funz: Check out the video. Looks fun doesn't it? That will be you, cruising through the paved metropolis.
The ACTON mobile App connects to the RocketSkates™ via Bluetooth. The App will support the latest iPhone and Android OS.
The pledge level for Developers will provide advance access to our APIs. Create custom apps, games, or integrate with other devices such as watches or glasses.
There are 3 models and color trims of the RocketSkates™, each giving you increasing amounts of fun time.
Q. WHY ONLY 12 MPH?
A max speed of 12 mph is consistent throughout all models; it is the street legal speed limit (USA).
Q. ON WHAT TYPES OF TERRAIN CAN I USE ROCKETSKATES?
ROCKETSKATES are intended for paved surfaces. We've tested on pavement, sidewalks, and asphalt with cracks, just be sure to look ahead as you ride.
Q. WHAT IS THE MAX WEIGHT?
ROCKETSKATES accommodate up to 275 lb. (depending on charge levels).
Q. HOW DO I CHARGE… WHAT IS THE CHARGE TIME?
The charger uses a standard wall plug (USA, 110-240v). Charging time varies for each model: the R6 is 1.5 hr, the R8 is 2 hr, and the R10 is 2.5 hr.
Q. CAN I GO UPHILL? DOWNHILL?
Max incline varies from 5° - 8° uphill, depending on rider weight and road conditions. You can apply the heel brake to comfortably ride downhill.
Q. WHAT SHOE SIZE DO ROCKETSKKATES FIT?
Each pair comes with 2 differently sized foot pads (medium and large). The pads fit, Women US Size 6 + and Men US Size 6.5 +.
Q. ARE ROCKETSKATES WATERPROOF?
ROCKETSKATES are water resistant, but not water proof; light rain is ok for a short duration but don't soak them in water.