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Two-Hour Segway Tour for One or Two from Detroit Segways (Up to 55% Off)

Detroit Segways

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Two-hour scenic, historic, or sunset Segway tours

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Expires Apr 19th, 2014. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Must be 14 or older. Those younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Must sign waiver. 100 lb. weight min; 260 lb. weight max. Not valid for private tours. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Getting around a city on foot can be challenging, especially if you have a bad sense of direction or you're carrying a 6-foot party sub horizontally. Navigate effortlessly with this Groupon.

Getting around a city on foot can be challenging, especially if you have a bad sense of direction or you're carrying a 6-foot party sub horizontally. Navigate effortlessly with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $29 for a two-hour Segway tour for 1 (up to $65 value)
  • $59 for a two-hour Segway tour for 2 (up to $130 value)

Choose from three two-hour tours.

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.


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    Detroit Segways

    312 E Venice Ave.

    #121

    Venice, FL 34285

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