Segway Tour for One, Two, or Four from Boston Segway Tours (Up to 51% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Tour guides regale riders with historical tidbits and jokes during one-hour tours that explore Cambridge, Beacon Hill, and more

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Promotional value expires May 29, 2015. Amount paid never expires. Must be 14 or older. 310 lbs. max. Younger than 18 must be accompanied by guardian. Not valid until 3-1-15. Reservation required more than 24hrs in advance. Credit card required at booking. Subject to availability. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1/visit. Valid only for option purchased. 48hr cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price may apply. Must sign waiver and wear helmet. Valid ID required. Not valid on holidays or holiday weekends. Valid only for 1-hour tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $30 for a segway tour for one ($60 value)
  • $59 for a segway tour for two ($120 value)
  • $117 for a segway tour for four ($240 value)

Segways: Catching Your Balance, 100 Times a Second

Not quite a scooter and not quite a pogo stick, the Segway actually has more in common with the human body. Check out Groupon’s study of the science of staying upright.

On December 3, 2001, when inventor Dean Kamen unveiled the Segway after months of intense speculation, he described the way it worked as if it were magic. “You think forward and then you go forward,” he incanted on ABC’s Good Morning America. “If you think backward, you go backward.” The Segway doesn’t exactly read minds, but the science of how it moves and stays upright has everything to do with how we think—particularly when we walk.

Although our bodies may seem stable when we move, they are actually in a state of perpetual falling. As we lean forward, fluid in our inner ear shifts, which immediately sends a signal to the brain to place a foot down and stop the fall. This concept is also at play within the Segway, which uses a series of gyroscopic sensors to detect subtle shifts in the driver’s balance—whether they lean forward, tilt to the left, or flail their arms as they drive through a suspended sewer pipe. The sensors pass this information to the device’s equivalent of a brain—two circuit boards containing 10 microprocessors—at a rate of 100 messages per second. Software quickly interprets the shift and sends directions to the motors that drive the wheels. No matter how much the driver leans, the Segway always moves forward to prevent the fall—provided its wheels aren’t untied.

Customer Reviews

Riding a Segway is a fun event. Try it!
E D. · May 15, 2015
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