Segway is introducing a new self-balancing, two-wheel electric scooter equipped with features completely unique to this product category. Here are six things you need to know about this revolutionary personal transportation device.
1. The miniPRO is the first “smart”
The miniPRO’s onboard computer intelligently tracks rider movements over 100 times per second using complex algorithms, sensors and a high-speed processor to learn the rider’s movements. Your miniPRO will completely adapt to your riding style and allow for a totally personalized — and enhanced — riding experience.
2. The miniPRO puts safety first
Because the miniPRO is the first electric, self-balancing scooter to earn the Underwriter Laboratories (UL) 2272 safety certification, spontaneous fire is not a concern, unlike those who risk buying inferior scooters or hoverboards. The miniPRO has gone through rigorous and extensive quality and safety testing and was developed with one thing in mind: rider safety.
For additional safety features, see here.
3. The miniPRO can be controlled remotely with an iPhone or Android smartphone
The miniPRO comes with its own Ninebot by Segway App — allowing the rider to control and customize various features, including anti-theft security, LED light configurations and dashboard performance. Plus, you don’t even have to be riding it for the miniPRO to travel with you: Riders can move and steer the device by remote control on the app!
4. The miniPRO is designed to go the distance
Thanks to its powerful lithium-ion battery, the miniPRO can travel up to 14 miles on a single charge and speeds up to 10 MPH. Unlike other scooters and hoverboards, long-range urban commuting is what the miniPRO was made to handle. Finally, a personal transporter that will actually get you where you want to go!
5. The miniPRO delivers a smooth, comfortable ride
The miniPRO’s 10.5-inch, air-filled, shock-absorbent tires allow the device to ably maneuver bumps, cracks, small obstacles and slopes of up to 15-degrees, making it road-adaptive for both indoor and outdoor terrain. In addition, the device is powered by an 800-watt dual electric motor that adjusts power output to handle whatever surfaces you encounter.
6. You can take the miniPRO anywhere — anytime
The miniPRO was designed for portability and durability. Easily detach the knee control bar from the main frame to fit it into smaller spaces when traveling or extend the bar up into power-assist mode for easy guiding alongside you. With these two components, you really can take your miniPRO wherever you like, whenever you like!
The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO will change the way you think about personal transportation.
The miniPRO is available exclusively from Amazon for the reduced price of $999 for a limited time — that’s $300 cheaper than the list price of $1,299. First shipments begin June 29.
For more information about the Ninebot by Segway miniPRO including a video of it in action, visit Segway’s site.
—Dana Fouchia for Segway