In the Inmotion app (AppStore/PlayStore) since firmware version 2.2.8 there is a setting option for the driving mode. As an Inmotion V10 or V10F driver, you can choose between “Comfort Mode” and “Classic Mode”. I was wondering what the differences are and am over this English blog post got a little smarter from Inmotion. The following table can be found there:
I tried to summarize this with my school English:
Comfort Mode (new mode)
In this mode, the unicycle rides much “softer”. In addition, the pedal angle (forward and backward) changes depending on the amount of acceleration or braking, while in Classic mode it simply remains "flat" no matter how hard you accelerate or brake. The maximum angle can be adjusted in the app. Furthermore, the unicycle in Comfort Mode is very responsive and reacts quickly to movements.
One disadvantage: It tends to be easier to overheat the bike, although you have to work hard with the built-in 1800 or 2000 watt motor. One more note: The high-frequency tone, which can be heard almost constantly in Classic Mode, is only audible in Comfort Mode if you ask for a high torque (strong acceleration or strong braking).
When you have the pedal sensitivity set below 60%, there is a point where the unicycle lags slightly behind. To compensate for this, you intuitively lean more forward or backward, which in turn means that you “overdo it” and the unicycle reacts more to the input than you would like. At settings above 60% this point does not exist and you have a linear change in pedal sensitivity to the set value.
Furthermore, the bike gets approx. 9% less warm when riding (compared to Comfort Mode). On the other hand, it is negative that a high-frequency tone can be heard all the time, which is particularly noticeable in quiet surroundings.
The pedals remain in the same position when accelerating or braking and hardly change the angle. In addition, you get the feeling that the bike is less "responsive" and does not react as quickly to the input.
In the blog post at Inmotion you can find a comment by the author on Comfort Mode. He writes that the V10 is much more sensitive in the new mode and can be controlled more playfully. In addition, you get a significant increase in power when accelerating or braking.
By changing the pedal angle when braking or accelerating, you have the opportunity to bring your body into a position that feels more natural and comfortable. Experienced drivers would especially notice this.
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He acts as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with technical problems. In his spare time he rides electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with the iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions to current bugs.