Walking along Barceloneta beach, there’s no shortage of speedy transportation to make walking seem like a drag—be it bikes, rollerblades, skateboards or even Segways. Go-Smart boards are the latest two-wheeled machines on the scene. Somewhere between a Segway and a skateboard, these electronic devices are hands-free and controlled by movement of the feet. The boards use dynamic balance technology but, fret not, they can be mastered by even the least coordinated. They also boast high energy efficiency, so there’s no need to worry about your carbon footprint while you enjoy a ride by the beach. This futuristic mode of transport is available to buy or rent at the Go-Smart headquarters in Barceloneta. Owner Patrick Marchal set up shop just two months ago hoping to attract tourists, but finds he gets just as much business from locals. “Every user can drive a Go-Smart safely and enjoy the fun,” Marchal said. So whether you’re looking for a family activity, a fun day out with friends, or just a fast and convenient way to get from A to B, the Go-Smart could be your next set of wheels.
Go-Smart. Andrea Doria 45.