In recent years, the streets of major cities have often seen electric self balancing vehicles roar past. This kind of single wheel or double wheel riding tools only rely on the change of the human body gravity center, you can achieve the start, acceleration, deceleration, stop and other movements, much younger people favor.
When it comes to the electric self balancing scooter, Segway is certainly a pioneer, but because the products it launched are too expensive, many consumers sigh for “stop”. June 2016, Chinese “Apple” Xiaomi eco chain enterprise Ninebot wholly-owned acquisition of the self balancing transporter originator Segway, and pioneered the introduction of miniPRO in North america. Segway&Ninebot in the field of self balancing scooter has 18 years of security technology and data accumulation, as Segway&Ninebot starter products, MiniPRO is quite excellent in performance, and the appearance of miniPRO greatly integrated into the Ninebot product design style. Small and lightweight, good-looking and practical, coupled with cosumer price, once luanched to the market, it triggered a new round of self balancing scooter sales boom in Europe and America.
Two years ago, I said Segway miniPRO is the best self balancing scooter, now it is the best seller in amazon.com until now.
Segway miniPRO, passed the stringent UL2272 standards, it is safe for the self balancing product standard of vibration, shock, backlog, drop, motor overload, locked rotor, waterproof, durability and other properties have a strict rule. And after nearly one years of market hot sale, it’s time to have her now.
First of all, for the performance parameter, Segway miniPRO travell distance is 30km, the highest speed of 18km/h, charging time of 3.5 hours, these three parameters in the self balancing scooter or hoverboard is very good. Pre-load weight, Segway miniPRO using a higher strength of the aluminum magnesium alloy skeleton, the maximum weight can be 100kg (220lbs), you can play without any concerns. Segway miniPRO also adds hidden pull bars that make it easier for users to travel. The new design of retractable foot control rod can be used by different height users. In addition, it also support the mobile phone connection, APP, anti-theft alarm and so on.
Is it worth buying in the end? Here is a detailed experience reviews for you.
Housing and Package
More beautiful outer packing
The outer gray-yellow box layer is a protective layer, inside box is really packing of miniPRO. The main body of the packing box is made of black, with the Segway mark, which shows the high technology feeling. Double deck packaging is very solid, greatly reducing the risk of damage during transit.
When you open the package, you can see the quick start installation steps printed on the package. It still looks simple. The upper layer is the instructions and manuals, and suggests the novice to read it carefully. Take out the top layer of foam protection and put out the legs rod and body.
Accessories, the most important thing is the charger, miniPRO charger rated power is 120W, that is, charging current is greater. This charger is compatible used to Segway One S1.
Solid workmanship, a sense of the future
Follow the Ninebot consistent minimalist design, optimize riding experience. This requires that every element of it be re conceived from the inside to the outside. Retains the primary color of the material, without using any paint, spray technology, high-quality industrial materials will be presented to you in real life. To refuse any redundant design, a vehicle no exposed screws and plastic joints, elegant curves, futuristic fashion.
The installation and removal of the leg control is simple, with a quick loading buckle, which can be completed in a few minutes without the aid of other tools. The leg lever can be raised and lowered by screws to allow people of different heights to ride, avoiding clamping or sharpening the knee and improving comfort. At the top of the leg, there is also an extension rod that is pulled out, so that the place that is not convenient for riding can push the balance car forward.
Don’t underestimate the extended and elongated design. Even though the self balancing scooter offers Bluetooth control, it’s a disaster to actually control it over 100 meters. In the end, many people were forced to choose to bend your back and push the scooter, which was difficult and unattractive. MiniPRO’s leg control is a good solution to this kind of trouble. Anyone can push it gracefully when it’s not easy to ride. Compared to previous products, miniPRO can easily be loaded into the trunk. Daily more practical, more convenient to carry.
Riding review: faster, safer, more intelligent
After assembling, you want to get started and find that you need to connect the vehicle with your mobile App. Is to watch a novice tutorial, beginners can follow the tutorial, step by step learn to ride. The old driver said he was helpless, but this is precisely the Ninebot and Segway’s rigorous style, safety is always in the first place. Even if it is an old driver, you can always open the safe driving guide in App, and see what is not a bad thing, so that you can avoid falling the scooter to the utmost. After activation, the scooter is in speed limit mode, that is, speed limit riding, you must ride 1 kilometers before you can release the speed.
The balance of the scooter can be completely beyond all expectations easily, its balance system is doing very well, as long as to overcome fear, standing on top of a few minutes can fully grasp the general control, the author and several colleagues buddy are riding for a long time, you can easily manage.
Safety is the most important issue since the first day of the release of the self balancing scooter. The Segway miniPRO naturally takes a lot of attention. There are many special designs, such as “lift then stop” patented technology, which automatically stops the motor when you lift it and avoids the damage caused by wheel turning. “Fall to the ground, stop” technology can automatically stop after falls down to the ground , to prevent loss of control wounding.
Unlike previous products, MiniPRO built a Intel processor to support Realsense 2.0, while integrating a large number of sensors, you can achieve 100 times per second of action tracking, to provide a safer driving experience. MiniPRO can also through the intelligent adaptive sensor for detection of human body weight according to the user’s driving data, intelligent adaptive algorithm continuously automatic driving control parameters optimization, obtaining the most suitable speed and riding experience, to ensure the safety of the driver.
In addition, the lithium ion battery which provided by LG adopts a magnesium alloy framework, which can achieve better shockproof protection and better safety. MiniPRO also provides a certain amount of protection, even in rainy days, driving is safe enough.
As a balanced scooter, its riding performance must be of the highest concern. MiniPRO uses 800W (400*2) motor power which produced by Bosch in the power performance, and the power increase brings the speed up and climbing and torque increasing.
Its 10.5 inch rubber tire, compared to a common 6~8 inch solid tire, is more stable and capable of passing. Low pressure vacuum pneumatic tyres and specially made tread patterns are better for skid control and shock absorption. Excellent structural features make it easy to ride through a variety of small obstacles during riding.
In addition, there are a number of excellent design, such as automatic line lights and LED lights, in low light and night driving automatic lamp can automatically adjust the brightness, irradiation distance up to 5m, two LED taillights default blue, red deceleration brake lights, can turn yellow in the direction color lights. Through the mobile phone APP, can achieve 16 million kinds of color customize, very cool.
As intelligent products, also can be set via App on Segway miniPRO to realize the personalized, such as the maximum speed limit, fault diagnosis, parameter adjustment, firmware upgrades and other operations, but also through the remote control mode allows miniPRO to transform into a large remote control scooter.
In order to ensure that every trip safely, for the balance of the car gear set design and development of special type of custom lightweight helmet plum, palm pads, knee pads, elbow pads after a suite of ergonomic design, each one is to undergo a rigorous test. Now, put on the protective gear, ride on the balance car, and feel the big toy that gives you a totally different driving experience!
Segway miniPRO self balancing scooter is the most stable, comfortable and easy to use product, whether it is design details or performance, it is worthy of recognition. It also takes full advantage of the security issue and allows you to keep your scooter steady as you wish. As usual, leisure, entertainment and fitness for the purpose of a means of transport, it can do, especially now spring, go to the countryside or in the park riding it can certainly let you back rate burst table, interested may wish to look at you.
Pros: Stable, Comfortable, easy to use. Much Safer than before. Good Price. Nice Design. Cons: Maybe too stable for Geek customer. Some Plastic Material. Segway miniPRO - Buyer's Captain Score:
|Design: 9.6||Battery Life: 9|
|Reliability: 9||Value for Money: 10|
Average Score: 9.4
“Got mine today and it is fabulous! It is very well-made and has plenty of power/torque. I am almost 63, have knee arthritis and can no longer run but I have no problem riding this thing. It is highly maneuverable and after just a short while, moving & turning almost becomes second-nature. It goes where you will it to go, as if the MiniPro is an extension of your body. Just amazing! It will definitely increase my range of motion. Looking forward to take it to our neighborhood park for a spin and enjoy the breeze on my face again.”
“Very intuitive to learn after a short period of time. Amazing technology. The highest quality. Makes no noise when in operation. Fun to let kids play with it using the smart phone remote control.”