Cruise the busy streets smoothly with this jet black Bird One electric scooter. The large battery lets you travel for up to 25 miles on a single charge, while the durable aluminum framework withstands daily rides. This Bird One electric scooter integrates GPS-enabled anti-theft protection for security and Bluetooth and cellular connectivity for easy pairing with your phone.
Weight capacity of 220 lbs.
Ensures safe riding.
Minimal assembly required.
Recommended for riders ages 16 and older
Allows you to avoid serious injuries.
Bird One app along with built-in GPS and Bluetooth capability
Lets you easily locate and track your Bird.
Reaches speeds up to 18 mph
Bird around the world
Bird One owners get access to additional rides on Bird dockless shared network in more than 100 cities worldwide. So even if you're away, you're never without your Bird.
Front motor and rear drum brakes
Help stop the scooter safely.
9" pneumatic wheels
Semi-solid tubeless wheels for virtually no flats.
Steel-reinforced aluminum frame
Provides durability and strength.
You can ride up to 25 miles on a single charge with 12.8 Ah battery and great shock-absorbing performance.
One Electric Scooter w/25 mi Max Operating Range & 18 mph Max Speed & w/built-in GPS Technology
We’ve seen plenty of E-Scooters around here in the Phoenix area and I’ve read plenty information online and in magazines about them over the years, “just never tried one out”. We have a Fiat 500e electric vehicle and thought this would be a great addition for us to run around our subdivision with and get the mail “cluster boxes a few blocks away”.
Unboxing and Setting up:
The Bird arrived in a very large “but relatively thin” shipping box, and was surprised upon opening it that it was almost completely assembled. The scooter was well protected by a large Styrofoam insert that the bottom half sat in and the upper was covered in a cardboard insert. The only thing to do was to attach the upper handle bar and housing to the upright. There were 4 star head machine screws included in the packaging and after cutting the zip tie keeping the sideways mounted handle bars from moving around I just had to insert the top into the upright, tighten the included machine screws with the “also included” star wrench and done. That’s it, nothing more to assemble, super simple.
I plugged in the included charger and let it get a full charge before going any further. There’s a light on the power supply that will glow “Green” once that is finished. Next I set up the app on our phones and attempted to scan the barcode mounted on the handlebars. Now this is where I did run into a problem.
The app stated that “the device is out of the service area”, and could not get it to unlock no matter how much we tried. I did find Birds phone number on their web page and tried to call them but with the lockdown their greeting stated that they are handling everything by email. I immediately emailed them the information and the issue I was having and waited.
After waiting a couple hours I decided to give it a try again and this time the vehicle unlocked and said it was ready to ride “yippee”. Not sure if they saw my email and corrected the issue but it didn’t take long to resolve. Not long after that I received both a txt message and an email message asking if I was having any issues still as they show it’s now unlocked. Great customer service during these trying times, and getting it up and running quickly did instill more confidence in the companies tech support.
We installed the app on our Samsung phones and it’s very simple / straight forward to use. On the main screen there’s a small icon of a scooter, tap that “not the ride button” and it will bring up the Bird that is registered under your account. There you will see a “slide to unlock” slider and sliding this over unlocks and activates the scooter. There’s also information in there about miles ridden, battery percentage, and a map showing the location of the scooter.
I do like that there’s a security system built in and when activated the device will beep if moved and an alert is sent to your phone immediately. There isn’t physical on/off switch on the scooter itself and the way it’s sealed up turning it off to disable the GPS and cellular connection would be difficult. You can also put the scooter to “sleep”, but this disables the tracking and security system so you’ll want to be sure to store it somewhere that’s secure if you want to shut it down completely.
Getting Ready to Ride:
Now after unlocking the scooter with the app the headlight comes on and the tail light begins to flash steadily. These are nice safety features to have and you don’t have to worry about remembering to turn them on as they automatically turn on. After donning our riding helmets “purchased before receiving” and proper attire in case of a tumble we were off to start learning how to ride this.
Now this is the first time riding anything like this for me, and my wife hasn’t ridden anything close for many years. We have a long stretch of room in our house that we took turns practicing our balance and getting the feel of it before trying it out. We also took some time getting used to how you push to start and how the throttle and breaks behaved. I’m glad we did this as just going out and taking off wouldn’t have been a good idea for either of us. I grew up riding dirt bikes, motor cycles and 4 wheelers, but haven’t used one in a good 25 years so I was really rusty.
Next we took it out to our backyard, not large, but bigger than the area we were trying in the house. Getting it going there was easier and I didn’t have much of a problem doing that. My wife also had fun learning how to ride it and was really enjoying how to learn the right way to get it going. We did find that it was very important to have proper and quality footwear on “especially for us first timers”, this helps with balance immensely.
This morning was the big test “for us at least”, and decided since Sunday is usually a very quiet day on our street it would be the perfect time to give it a go. My wife was first up, and was fully outfitted with protective gear “see pic”. The practice before hand helped a lot as she took right off without a problem.
She took it very carefully and did a full loop around our block, returning with a huge grin, she had a blast. She says that it’s very easy to control on hard pavement over our back yard “but that was good for getting a feel for it”. She can see that this is going to be used quite a bit when going to the mail box cluster or visiting friend in other parts of the subdivision.
After watching her I decided I just had to try it. Just a helmet and gloves for me but at least I had a helmet on :) . I agree with her that getting it going and riding was much easier than our back yard. And getting a feel for it there was a really good idea as the lawn is much softer to land on just in case. Power wise I was very impressed. I’m 210lbs and it didn’t have any problems getting me moving, and plenty quickly too. I had it topped out for a little bit and that was plenty fast for me, “anything faster I’d want a bike or sit down type scooter”. After returning from my trips around the block I also returned with a big grin, and hadn’t had this much fun in quite a while. I do have arthritis problems with my back and hips, and have had a total knee replacement. None of these caused me any problems riding the Bird which I had a lot of concerns about. Although I have to admit I’m a little sore from all the twisting and moving around that I’m not used to doing “proves I’m out of shape”, and this will hopefully get me more mobile and help with that too.
The Bird One is a quality built scooter, it was larger and heavier duty than I expected. It has no flex what so ever when standing on it. The platform you stand on is roughly 6” wide and 20” long, so there’s plenty of room to put your feet. Power seemed very ample and I never once wished for any more. We do like that it has a headlight and tail light for safety, and there’s built in tracking so you’ll know where it is at all times. There are two small led indicators on the top of the handle bars that aren’t referenced in the manual and after reaching out to Birds’ tech support they informed me that the “green” led is power and stays on while the unit is awake and the “red” led indicates a cellular connection, and it will be solid when the unit is locked and off when unlocked.
We do wish that the neck could be folded so transporting it in the back of the vehicle would be easier, but it does fit in the back of our SUV at least. That’s really the only negative I could find and not an issue for us but if you are wanting one that folds you’ll have to take this into consideration.
Maintenance wise there’s really nothing to do other than make sure it’s clean. We wipe it down after each use. Just check the tires and brakes like you would on a bike and be sure everything is working properly before taking off. There’s nothing to open on the battery compartment and there are a lot of fasteners holding it together so I wouldn’t attempt opening it “this can also void your warranty”.
We’ve already put a few miles on it and I can see us adding a lot more very quickly. If you are looking around for a very well built and quality scooter you would be hard pressed to find a better device.
I feel like a little kid as I’m riding it. I intentionally pretend I’m pedaling. (Hah!)
C’mon a scooter with built in GPS and anti-theft features. That’s one of the reasons I got it.
Sleep mode really works to save battery so please use it when you know you’re scooter is at a safe place. As describe it will disable important security features.
Oh and if you’ll like to get a free bird helmet just go to the Bird app. Go to ‘Safety’ scroll down and ‘Select Order Helmet’
Remember to wear a helmet. =]
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I would recommend this to a friend
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great commuter/joyrider for urban living!
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I'm an employee of Best Buy and have had the opportunity to use the Bird scooter for more than 3 weeks. I'm going to break this review down into a few sections focusing on the various aspects that make up the scooter. Before I begin, however, I want to note that I'm within the max weight capacity, I have a smart device which is required to use the bird because of the app and that I live in a big city. Overall, I found this to be a very effective means of commuting transportation and a lot of fun to use recreation-ally.
Before getting this, I'd ridden the Bird via their app service on a vacation and was pleasantly impressed that their standalone --sell able- unit also uses the same app. It shows you the gps coordinates of your scooter, alerts you if your scooter is being moved while locked, allows you to easily unlock your bird with the app scanner, and shows you the battery capacity to help you plan your ride distance.
Riding at night can be dangerous but this unit comes with both a headlight that's always lit up and tailight that blinks repeatedly illuminating brighter when the break is depressed, both features worked well under the city light and made me feel safer while riding.
RIDING THE BIRD
The scooter is easy to start up, you simply kick with your foot and hit the the thumb throttle. It accelerates pretty quickly getting to top speed of 18mph in approximately 4 seconds. It climbs hills nicely but note, I don't have particularly steep hills where I was riding it. I researched the max hill slope and couldn't find Bird calling this out, however, I've seen similar scooters call out a max slope grade of 20% and am confident this could climb that.
In summary, what I liked most about this was that I could ride it 25 miles on a full charge, lock it at my destination via the app knowing that it was safe and that I could see its location and if it was being tampered with on the app at all times. It was dependable, fun to ride whether to get groceries, get to work, or joyride around the lakes and it fully recharged in less than 7 hours.
The only critique I found is that it's pretty heavy (40 lbs) and not foldable, therefore if you need to climb stairs to store it, it could be inconvenient. I highly recommend for those in search of a e-vehicle that will be dependable for your commute, go long distances without recharging and give you the piece of mind that its safe wherever you decide to park and store it.
I've always wanted to ride one of these and now that Bird is selling them I can have my own! When I received the scooter it was already 99% assembled with the exception of 4 screws. After super quick assembly and some charging with the included charger it was ready to go. The charger has a led on it to let you know when its at 100%.
The scooter is completely app controlled. There are no buttons or displays on it. Just two led status lights. All info and control is done via the Bird app. I had no issues pairing the scooter to the app and was ready to go in no time. The app shows all your scooter stats, miles ridden, battery percentage, location, and so on. You can also turn the headlights on/off, sleep/wake, lock/unlock, and pair/unpair. Its got a nice little tutorial a well.
What really makes this escooter different from the rest is that it has GPS and bluetooth built in for use with the app. If you lock it and someone tries to move it the alarm sounds, lights flash, and it sends a notification to your phone to let you know it detected motion. That should hopefully deter someone from stealing it but to take it even a step further the app allows you to track its location as well. It pinpoints down to the address and actual location of the building its in so it works very well even when its indoors.
You can lock it and put it to sleep if your not going to use it for a extended period of time but there is no actual off. Its either unlocked or locked, which both use battery or sleeping which uses less battery. I would like to be able to actually turn it completely off to extend the battery life but I guess that would defeat the built in security?
As for the build quality I was very impressed. This is a VERY solid scooter and overall just looks pleasing. Note that this is the same model that they are using for their rental fleet so I feel confident that this thing will last. Seems like Bird took a lot of what worked well on other escooters over the years and put a lot of that into this model. Note that it does not fold down so its not as portable as some others but because of this I feel like its sturdier when riding which I do appreciate. The wheels are solid verses inflated like some escooters so you don't have to worry about getting a flat which I prefer.
Riding this thing is a absolute blast! Seriously its fun. I've taken this thing on smooth flats, rough roads, up hill, down hill, and I can tell you it works very well. Its zippy and gets to max speed very quickly. It did slow down quit a bit when I took it up steep hills but I'm close to the weight limit so that's expected. I'm getting close to 20 miles per charge with regular use depending on how many hills I hit. The less you weigh and the less hills you take will get you closer to that 25 miles per charge range. Its also a lot better for the environment than driving a gas powered car. You could easily use this for your daily commute to work assuming your within range. I'll be using this thing to run errands around town and for some joyriding out with the family. Below are some pros and cons based on my personal usage.
App is very easy to use and works well
Faster than most escooters
Long lasting battery with great range
Tires will never go flat
Built in security system with GPS
Handlebars are good height
Has headlight and taillight
9 inch tires
Super fun to ride!!!
Can only control via the app
Can't completely turn off
Does not fold down
I would recommend this to a friend
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Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
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So I'm new to "e-scooters-, I've ridden a million kick scooters as a kid, but nothing like this.. I'm 35 and I weigh about 210-220 and this scooter is fast and powerful enough to scoot me around with a backpack full of groceries, or my tools, and I had no issues with the ride, or battery life that made me upset. I was easily able to reach 12-15mph and hills didn't really bother it (I live in Eugene so there aren't really hills.) and the battery was still at 56% charge after I rode 10 miles while just "flooring" it so the battery life is pretty close to advertised and I weigh towards the stated maximum weight. Besides the obvious side effects of no suspension and an occasional bumpy road. aside from that, these things are so cool I ended up buying the Bird es4-800 as well.. these things are ADDICTIVE.. I'm in love with how quiet, efficient, quick to charge (3 hours from 0% to 100%!) and its SO fun!
If you are really interested in a new way to get around town for those close to home errands, or just to go unwind? this is perfect.. I know its a bit pricey, but its worth it for the quality of the build, and the level of service Bird provides blew my mind. I'm not easy on companies either.. all I can say is you definitely want this, so just do it.. go ahead.. you will not regret it..
The only other issue besides the no suspension, is I prefer there to not be an app controlling things? But, that is just MY preference. objectively, the app works fine.
The short review is this. Anything that can give me that childhood grin that reminds me of when I got a new bike as a kid is well worth it. And the Bird scooter is no exception. This is my first electric vehicle and I must pay its a blast.
It was very easy to get rolling since it is almost fully assembled with very minor and easy set up to get up and going. You get everything you need in the box to get riding fairly quickly (Pun intended). Attach a part and start charging. Couldnt be easier. No complicated instructions or small parts everywhere to keep track of. The manual is well written with easy to follow steps with enough info to get you going without overloading you with too much.While charging its time to download the app, create an account, and pair it to your scooter. Had no major issues here connecting my Samsung phone. The app is well set up and easy to follow with a nice layout and plenty of features.
After charging it was time to ride. Thankfully I had a bike helmet already so I was ready to go. It is so easy to learn and ride with controls that are second nature for the most part since they are similar to how a kids scooter rides with brakes and controls that couldnt be easier. I wasnt expecting it to be as fast as it is. But it really gets going. I mean I have a 2018 Suzuki GSXS 750 so I know theres really no comparison. But when you are upright like that it just feels faster. This is where my childhood grin kicked in. It is just plain fun, no other way to describe it.
I was able to take a few nice long rides without ever even getting close to running out of juice. But just in case I always just reconnected to the charger when I got home so it would be full and ready to roll again next time.
Maintenance is pretty straight forward. Just keep it clean, dry, and charged and you should be good to go for a long time. Time will tell as far as reliability, etc. So far so good with first electric vehicle. I wasnt too sure about how well something that runs on a battery would perform. Ive been one that didnt every think Id get an electric car. Not there theres much comparison but its opened my eyes a bit to that possibility in the future. Love this Bird scooter and am looking forward to my next ride, and the next, etc. etc.
This scooter is by far the most awesome one I've ever driven. When you first pull it out of the box, there is a very small amount of assembly required. You must place 4 small screws into it to secure the handle bars to the frame. Other than that, charge it up and ride! This thing has a very sturdy build quality. It is tough and you can feel that when you touch it. The scooter is on the heavy side and is not easy to lift if you need to pick it up. To use it you must download the Bird app on your smart device. Once you do that you scan a QR code on the scooter and the app will sync with the scooter. Use the app to control features on the scooter (led headlight, lock, unlock, sleep, etc), to see a GPS location of the scooter on a map, and to contact tech support if needed. Once the scooter is unlocked it is ready to ride. This unlocks the wheels so they will freely spin. If it is not unlocked, the wheels are very difficult to turn and the scooter sounds a theft alarm. Be cautious using the sleep mode, as I found it very difficult to bring it out of sleep mode. I actually contacted support who informed me that sleep mode was only appropriate to use when the scooter would be stored without use for over a month. Other than that, the scooter should be left active and plugged in when not in use. On my first ride it was honestly a little shaky, but once I got the hang of it I was off at full speed. To start the scooter you must first push off like a manual scooter, then push down the throttle. This scooter is advertised to go up to 18 mph and to go up to 25 miles on a single change. Honestly, this will all depend on the terrain. I live in an area with lots of hills. My first ride was almost 9 miles (according to the Bird app) and I was at about 45% battery when I stopped. This leads me to believe I could have gotten around 15 to 16 miles total on a single charge. This could definitely be improved on flat ground. The handles have a brake handle, throttle switch, and a small noise maker. The brakes are a nice touch. They won't slam you into an immediate complete stop, but they'll definitely slow you down. The throttle is VERY responsive, sometimes almost too responsive! You must push it down easy or the scooter will take off! The ride isn't necessarily the most comfortable because there is nothing to absorb any shock. On smooth roads it is fine, but on rough roads it can jar you pretty hard. Other than my issues with the sleep mode, the only other issue I have is with storage/portability. This scooter does not fold down to make storage/transport easier. If you wanted to load it up and take it on vacation it would take up a significant amount of room. This is really made for a commute around cities from your home to point B and back. This is definitely not made for ease of travel to vacation destinations. All in all, this is a well built scooter that is a blast to ride. I felt like a kid again and I enjoy going out and exploring on the scooter. It's definitely not going to fit on everyone's budget because it is seriously expensive for a scooter, but it would be perfect for somebody who commutes to work by walking or biking. It is definitely a fun and easy to use machine! You won't be disappointed!
This scooter is really awesome. It is practical, sturdy, technologically advanced, well designed and lots of fun.
For starters, the look and feel of this scooter is all commercial grade. It is heavy duty and larger than any child's scooter. It is technologically advanced but there are not any buttons or gadgets on the scooter to control. Everything is controlled through the app except for the throttle, brake and a bell.
To illustrate, here is how it works: You approach the scooter and turn on your app. If you forgot where you left it then you can look at the GPS location on the app to find it. If the scooter is not turned on from the app then it is difficult to move and sets off an alarm when moved. Note that you have to pair your app to the scooter the first time you use it. Once you turn it on with the app the headlight comes on and the taillight flashes. Once you put the scoooter in motion the throttle starts working and you are off to the races. The app tracks the number of miles ridden and the battery level (as a percent). When you are done riding, plug it in and flip the app to lock it back down so no one else can use it. Note that it does take several hours to fully charge when the battery is depleted. Something like 10% every 60-90 minutes.
Overall, I was impressed with the quality of the battery and motor. It isn't fast like a Tesla. It feels more like driving an electric golf cart. But it has no problem getting into the teens for speed. For my 95 pound son it also had no problem going up most hills. For me, about 175, it was still powerful enough to go up most hills but not at a very fast pace.
To test out the range, my son and I went on a 13 mile ride. The range on the box says it can go up to 25 miles. I would agree that 25 miles would be possible but for a normal size rider I'm guessing the realistic range is more like 20 miles. After 13 miles for my 95 pound son, the battery was about 60% drained. That is still pretty impressive. We averaged 12 mph and the bike path we rode on was mostly flat.
Besides being practical, this scooter is a lot of fun! Our family sits outside our house each night and takes turns riding it around the neighborhood. It is teaching my kids some good driving skills and it is hard for them not to smile while riding.
Overall, there is a lot to love about this scooter and not much to complain about. I would highly recommend it!
A:AnswerNo it is so frustrated it does not work it is hard and complicated to used the app. You can see the scooter in the app when it is on. There is a option but I don t understand if the scooter is yours then it still track your ride and estimate how much u have to pay but at the end it tell mi $0,00. And for the they rode distance I will let you know today I am going to the city to try it to work