Smartdrive

USERS RATING:
(Based on the users needs, lifestyle and preferences.)

Item Description

It’s a black powerassit unit that weighs about 13 lbs and attaches to a bracket on the back of a manual wheelchair and connects via a wrist bands.

Battery Life: It’s hard to tell if it will last all day as it has so many issues, such as not starting on a full charge!

Source of Item: Numotion

Diagnosis: Ehlers Danlos Syndrome, Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Mastocitosis, Gastroparesis & More.

Personal Opinion

In all honesty, this thing is a mess. It’s better than nothing when it works properly, as it does save you some pushing but it has so many flaws that need to address.

I’ve been through more wrist bands than I can count during the two years I’ve had it. It has a mind of its own. Sometimes even though the device says it has a full battery, the device simply won’t turn on as if the battery is dead! Hence why the company keeps sending me new wristbands! I also find that the device doesn’t always stop when you tap, which can be very dangerous.

I’ve had it two years now and have never been able to use it on the grass despite being told I would be able too. Maybe if you have a freewheel it would work, but without any additional attachments the device just flips me out of my chair onto the ground and the smart drive rolls up under the chair. Our yard is pretty flat too, so this came as a huge shock.

It definitely doesn’t turn your manual chair into a power chair, so don’t let anyone try to sell you one by saying such things. If some of these issues were resolved I would defiantly try it again as there isn’t any else that comes out on top for me in terms of size and weight!

Features

THIS ITEM MAKES YOUR WHEELCHAIR MORE COMFORTABLE:
THIS ITEM IS EASY TO ATTACH & REMOVE
THIS ITEM IS EASY TO TRANSPORT
THIS ITEM IS GREAT OFF ROAD
BATTERY LIFE

TOTAL RATING

(Based on an automatic calculation of the individual results above.)

It's not totally worthless because when it works it's great, especially on smooth surfaces, but it's just not reliable enough for people to be using full time!

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