Electric rides are hardly a new craze. First came electric bicycles, then Segways, followed by hoverboards and now the most enthralling electric ride is the electric unicycle. You can spot an obvious trend of simplification, as every next item is becoming increasingly more compact, without substantially sacrificing its capabilities. While it is harder to master balancing on unicycles as opposed to other electric rides, we find that once you do, the benefits outweigh the downsides. The best electric unicycle you can buy this year is among the reviews below.
Best Electric Unicycle Reviews
IPS 121 T-Series
Coming up first is this amazing IPS unicycle that offers top-notch durability. It’s extremely tough and well built. Moreover, it’s highly water resistant, hence its nickname “IPS Tank”. It weighs around 30 lbs, and the weight limit is 264 lbs. The 16” wheel frame packs 1500 W of power making it an ideal all-terrain unicycle. Speaking of its maximum speed, this model can reach 12.5 MPH on flat surfaces, Furthermore, what’s especially impressive is its uphill performance thanks to massive torque. The 350 Wh battery pack can provide an outstanding 16 – 25 miles range and takes 3 – 4 hours to recharge. All in all, although priced above average, it’s more than worth the money for a serious user. After all, you can always use one of the amazing Groupon coupon codes and deals.
This Gotway electric unicycle is also designed for off-road use. In brief, the fastest electric unicycle available on our list. It reaches up to 25 MPH on an 800 W brushless motor. It’s smaller, featuring a 14” wheel, but it weighs about the same and supports the same maximum load as the previous model. It comes with different battery capacities (130 Wh-680 Wh) that directly impact its range which in turn stretches 20-40 miles. This also influences the recharge time that takes 3-6 hours. Its electric unicycle self-balancing capabilities make it suitable for the rugged terrain it was designed to conquer. Keep in mind though that there are cheaper alternatives as this Gotway unicycle can cost quite a bit for the higher battery capacity models.
Ninebot One C+
The Ninebot One C+ electric unicycle is a futuristically designed, LED-illuminated, hard-plastic model with self-charging capabilities. The 220 Wh battery recharges itself when you’re going downhill and not using its 450 W motor. It recharges fully in 2.5 hours. While the speed maxes out at 12.5 MPH, the 16″ wheeler’s max payload is about 264 lbs and weighs 30 lbs. It’s priced a little lower than the previously mentioned models. This is because it’s not as sturdy, but it is water resistant. Given these points, it’s more suitable for urban environments. Ultimately, this model is a good choice for fans of the futuristic aesthetics who are not likely to go off roads.
A unicycle has to have one wheel, right? Not exactly. A first in our electric unicycle reviews, the Inmotion V3 features not one, but two wheels stacked next to each other. This increases its stability while retaining the one wheel electric unicycle form. In fact, it’s one of the slimmest models out there, at 38 mm width. Moreover, it weighs only 30 lbs. Where’s the compromise, then? Well, the max speed is just 11 MPH, and the range is 15 miles for its 450 W motor. The compact, 144 W battery charges quickly though, in just 1.5 hours. Being reasonably priced, this self-balance electric unicycle is a perfect choice for a beginner.
King Song KS-16S
This 16” electric unicycle scooter is by far the most expensive one so far. The King Song KS-16S costs 4x the average price. The nominally 1200 W motor is capable of delivering 3500 W power at its peak. Couple this with an 840 Wh battery and you’ll get an incredible 45+ miles autonomy on one charge. Logically, the colossal battery charges quite slowly – 6.5 hours for a full charge. The average speed is over 15 MPH. It’s a little heavier at 34 lbs and has a max load of 220 lbs. Additional features include a unique telescopic handle, LEDs, headlights, and Bluetooth speaks. All in all, this is a great value product.
Swagtron Swagroller Electric Unicycle
If the electric unicycle price is your main concern, this is nice lower tier model. The design is quite decent, and it packs many of the features of the more expensive models. This is a 14” dual tire electric unicycle self-balancing model that’s app-enabled and features Bluetooth functionality. The standard 450 W electric motor can carry 264 lbs, and travel 12.4 miles on a single charge. It can overcome inclines up to 15°. The Swagtron Swagroller primarily targets younger audiences. You can use the accompanying app to change the LED pattern, lock the motor, view your riding history, and blast your favorite tunes via its Bluetooth speakers. It’s even water and dust resistant. All in all, this is an excellent value purchase, especially if you take advantage of Swagtron coupons.
The name of this model can indicate a few things. First, the IPS Zero is shaped like a zero, being almost completely rounded, apart from the handle. Next, it’s one of the lightest unicycles available, weighing under 20 lbs. It can even carry 264 lbs like any other standard model. The biggest on our list, a 340 Wh battery with a 3-hour charging time will give you a great 24-mile range at about 18 MPH. Those are the specs for the 1000W motor model but keep in mind that there are different configurations for this model. The flashy design is complete with a full circle of LED lights that are quite unsubtle. If that’s your thing, go for this model by all means.
Segway Ninebot One S1
Design-wise, this flagship electric unicycle – Ninebot One S1 is one of our favorites. Similar to the IPS Zero, but even more minimalist and futuristic, it looks almost impossibly simple and compact. This makes it kind of hard to master at first, even Segway, its creator, says so. While there are newer models, it’s still a strong contender for the best electric unicycle 2018. It weighs 25 lbs, and it’s able to carry a max load of 220 lbs. Inside are two 155 Wh lithium-ion batteries that can take you up to 15 miles on a single 3h charge. The max speed is 12.5 mph. It’s averagely priced and worth every dollar, if not, just for its good looks.
We also liked the design of the V8 a lot. It’s really good looking but also durable and capable – a perfect balance of power and aesthetics. Its signature features are the three customizable concentric LED circles that can display hundreds of light combos. A useful feature is a retractable handle that lifts at a push of a button allowing you to carry the 30 lbs unicycle. The above average 480W battery charges for over 4h and it’s enough for a distance of 23-30 miles. It’s partnered with a powerful 800W motor capable of reaching 18.5 MPH. The maximum load is 240lbs, and it can even climb a max incline of 25 degrees. It’s not cheap, but it’s definitely one of our favorites.