The Solowheel is easy to learn. Step on the foot platform and your legs resting against the pads, its self-balance function makes it easy to ride. Lean forward to go forward and lean backward when you want to slow down or stop. It stores energy back to the battery when you slow down or go downhill.
The gyro-sensor inside the Solowheel detects angle changes to maintain balance. The Solowheel uses a three-axis accelerometer which senses falling acceleration caused by gravity. The motor is controlled, based on the signal from the accelerometer, to keep the vehicle balanced in the forward-and-backward dimension. The turning of left-and-right is controlled by the user's feet, in a manner similar to steering the front wheel of a bicycle. Because it's much easier to turn your feet than it is to turn your hips due to the smaller mass of your feet, it makes the Solowheel much easier to learn than a bicycle.