Not long ago Segway released its KickScooter arm series with two products in it, the Segway ES1 and the improved version Segway ES2. If you are curious what are those improvements or not sure which one to pick, go ahead and read our article below.
In this article, we are going to give you information about:
– What is Segway ES1 and Segway ES2
– What Segway ES1 and Segway ES2 can offer to you
– Segway ES1 vs Segway ES2
About Segway ES1
Segway ES1 is an electric KickScooter manufactured by the same name company. Segway is the leading manufacturer of personal transportation devices, since its early inventions. The Segway ES1 is being one of its Segway KickScooter arm series, along with the Segway ES2, which are going to be reviewed later in this article. The Segway ES2 electric scooter is aimed to people above 14 years old and can travel up to 20 km/h. Weighing only 11.3kg, the KickScooter Segway ES1 can be easily carried anywhere you go with only one hand, making the electric scooter an ideal partner to be your travel companion. If you are interested in other Segway electric scooter, read our article on Segway Minilite vs Minipro here.
Segway ES1 Features
Segway ES1 look just like regular scooter from the outside, but inside there is an electric motor built in that will make Segway ES1 able to reach 20km/h and travel approximately until 25 km, thanks to its Lithium Ion Battery. The weight capacity is up to 100kg and recommended to be used by people above 14y/o. The unit is foldable with one-click folding system to ease the user when carrying it in public transportation or when storing it in your car.
You also can get additional features by pairing your Segway ES1 to your smartphone through its Ninebot app. Using this app, you can manage speed limit and cruise control settings, get diagnostic about the vehicle condition, check the statics and see your rank, download the latest firmware, learn how to ride the vehicle, and find another user nearby to join the competition. The most important function from this app is to lock your vehicle with anti-theft function.
About Segway ES2
Segway ES2 is also being part of the Segway KickScooter arm series together with Segway ES1 talked above. This version is look very similar to its brother the ES1 and in reality doesn’t look different at all. It is still the same foldable electric scooter that will be suitable to be your everyday companion, to help you travel within an area or to help you travel faster, so you will not be too tired when you reach your destination. The Segway ES2 is aimed at people above 14y/o and weigh around 12.5kg.
Segway ES2 Features
This version supports all features in Segway ES1 with improvement in some features. For example the speed that can reach 25km/h, making it faster than its brother. The power output also increased, making it 300W in the Segway ES2, while charging time still required the same amount of time around 3.5 hours to fully charge the unit from its empty state. Another additional features in the Segway ES2 is the optional second battery, which will expand the maximum range from 25 km to 45 km.
When paired with smartphone through Ninebot app, you can get all the additional features similar to the Segway ES1 above, such as locking your vehicle with anti-theft function, managing lighting, speed limit and cruise control setting, get diagnostics about the vehicle condition, checking statistics and ranks, downloading newest firmware, learn how to ride the Segway ES2 and finding nearby users to join competition or just hang out together.
Segway ES1 vs Segway ES2
As it already mentioned above, both of Segway ES1 and Segway ES2 look very similar, but there are some improvements that separate the later from ES1, such as the speed limit that can reach up to 25 km/h, while ES1 is only 20 km/h. with the additional battery, Segway ES2 can travel up to 45km, while this feature is not available in the Segway ES1. Another important point is that Segway ES2 cost almost three times pricier than the Segway ES1. In our opinion, even though Segway ES2 has some updates, the price gap is still too wide, so we will recommend you to pick the Segway ES1.