Most of the smart wearable devices currently available on the market are being attached to people’s upper bodies either for fitness tracking or provides features already presented in smartphones. U.S. electric and motorized skates developer Acton is trying something new for wearables industry. This morning at TechCunch Beijing, Janelle Wang, founder and CEO Acton, showed off the company’s new product RocketSkates to our audiences.

If you are a fan of innovative gadgets, you probably have already heard of RocketSkates which launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter and received overwhelming feedback from backers. Actually, RocketSkates is an improvement on Acton’s previous offering Spnkix, which was launched last year.

Janelle introduced that the product is inspired by Nezha, a character from traditional Chinese mythology. Similar to what the mythical character rides, RocketSkates is a pair of electric skates weighted 3kg with four build-in hub motors, allowing riders to zoom at up to 12 miles per hour. Each skate has two hub motors controlled by an on-board microprocessor, and are powered by a lithium-ion battery pack. The skates communicate with each other so they maintain the same speed and behavior.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.