Alber SMOOV One

The SMOOV one is a unique new power assist drive unit for active wheelchairs, from German market-leaders Alber. With a discreet, unobtrusive design, it slots easily underneath your chair to significantly increase your day to day mobility and independence. Link your SMOOV up to your iOS or Android smartphone to tweak settings, record and manage trips, and increase your top speed to 6 mph.

Product Description

As the SMOOV requires you to steer, it is suited to those who have full hand and arm function - if you have limited dexterity, then Alber's E-Motion powered wheels are more likely to be suitable instead. It is designed for those who are confident active wheelchair users, but who wish for a level of power assist for longer days out, or to avoid the strains and wear that extended self-propelling can cause to the body.

Just two discreet brackets are required to attach the SMOOV - one for the drive unit, and another for the compact hand control. These allow intuitive docking and undocking of both the drive and control units, and the drive unit weighs a mere 7.2 kg. The brackets are lightweight and discreet, and therefore don't interfere with your propelling or the looks of your chair when you use it without your SMOOV. The SMOOV can fit to most active rigid and folding chairs, with a growing list of hundreds of compatible wheelchairs from all the leading manufacturers.

With a range of 12.4 miles, your SMOOV one allows you to master everyday challenges such as kerbs and thresholds effortlessly, as well as hills, rougher ground and thick carpets where you might struggle to propel. The drive wheel swivels for dynamic driving, and allows you to traverse cambers without issue. The efficient, high performance drive unit can take people up to 140 kg, transporting you in a relaxed manner to your destination.

The ergonomic wireless control unit allows for intuitive driving, with a simple dial for increasing the speed, and just a tap required to stop. It connects seamlessly with the SMOOV Mobility App on your smartphone that allows you to access a whole range of additional functions and information on your SMOOV, as well as unlocking top speeds of 6 mph, accessible navigation information, and the AutoSpeed feature. The handy USB-C charging port allows you to charge your smartphone directly from your SMOOV - ideal for those always on the go.

Our Verdict

There's very little available like the SMOOV one - only the Smartdrive is similar, and we've found the SMOOV docks easier, is much more intuitive to control, and is surprisingly more affordable. It's well worth a test drive, because it's unlikely you'll have experienced anything like the SMOOV before - it's fun to drive, and stylish too. If you'd like the option to travel in a relaxed manner, and avoid over-exerting yourself, the SMOOV one is the obvious choice.

Key Features

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    6 mph top speed avaialble
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    Long 12.4 mile range
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    Stylish and discreet
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    Weighs just 7.2 kg

Our Service

We passionately believe we provide a level of service above and beyond other retailers that gives you real value for money. Our in-house experts can provide you with impartial advice on the right wheelchair add-ons for you, and none of our staff are on commission.

All aftercare is carried out by our experienced engineers, with a fleet of mobile engineers, and a fully stocked workshop at our HQ - we don't get a third-party company to carry out our work.

Try This Product

Our Chessington Showroom is stocked with a wide range of wheelchairs and add-ons for you to try out and compare, and our product specialists are on hand to answer all your questions, and carry out a full assessment. Visiting our Showroom allows you to see the widest possible range of products before making your decision on which to get.

We are also able to carry out home assessments and demonstrations - please call us to book one in. A home consultation comes with the benefit of trying the equipment around the environment in which you will be using it.