Today we’re proud to announce the release of Inboard M1 Firmware 2.2, our biggest upgrade to the M1 yet. Over the past several months, we’ve released 3 performance-enhancing firmware updates for the M1, and this one by far has the most to offer. We’ve made adjustments to braking behavior, improved thermal management, and enabled a collection of new features accessible from the Vision App.
To upgrade your M1 now, download or update to the newest version of Vision for iOS, pair your phone to the M1, and update your firmware from the Vision App. First time upgrading? Watch the M1 Firmware Update Tutorial.
We’re working on Vision for Android, so if you do not have an iPhone, we strongly recommend borrowing one from a friend, downloading Inboard Vision and updating. The process only takes minutes and will add a host of new features and improvements to the M1.
For riders in warmer climates, we’ve improved the overall thermal management within the Manta Drive motors. The amount of time you have full acceleration before reaching thermal limits is now increased. When initial thermal limits are reached, acceleration is smoothed to gradually reduce torque, rather than an instant cutoff. This means you can ride longer and harder before reaching thermal limits.
This improvement compliments a feature from the previous update, where we refined torque falloff for the Manta Drive. This makes the transition from accelerating or braking to gliding feel much smoother and more predictable.
Braking has been adjusted to maintain performance during temperature limiting. This can happen during a long, continuous run over flat terrain or while riding on hot pavement. To improve safety, the M1 now allows braking at far higher temperatures than the limits for acceleration. This means that, on the rare occasion when the motors get too hot, the ability to accelerate will be limited long before the ability to brake.
We’ve added an M1 odometer feature that will start recording total ride distance from the moment M1 Firmware 2.2 is installed. Distance stats can be viewed in the Vision App. Currently the odometer feature is accurate to the nearest mile, rounded down.
With M1 Firmware 2.2, you can now switch between beginner, intermediate (eco), and advanced riding modes directly from the app. Custom mode, where the rider will be able to set custom values for acceleration and top speed, is still in development and will be available soon.
New Pairing Procedure
After installing this update, riders can use an alternative pairing procedure to pair the M1 to the RFLX Remote or Vision App. To pair, lay the board on a flat surface with the wheels up and firmly knock three times in a row anywhere on the deck near the rear truck. This will put the board into pairing mode and allow it to pair with the RFLX Remote or Vision App. If desired, you can continue to use the old ‘tap and hold’ pairing procedure
Included Improvements from Previous Updates
To upgrade your M1 now, download or update to the newest version of Vision for iOS, pair your phone to the M1, and update your firmware from the Vision App. Need help? Watch the M1 Firmware Update Tutorial or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.