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The first 1KM limits your speed... It tilts backwards to intentionally limit your ability to accelerate. Just be aware of that so you dont think its malfunctioning or fall off when it tilts back. This doesn't go very fast.. Only 10 mph. Every time you hit the speed limit it beeps which is annoying. Lots of safety features built-in so this seems like a great choice for new adult riders that dont need the speed of a unicycle. The initial setup requires a Bluetooth connection between your phone and the Ninebot S... it asked for a password to connect via Bluetooth.. which I just 'x'ed out of because there is no password.. and it still worked fine.. one of the issues I have with it is it automatically brakes and tilts back when you exceed the speed limit of 10 miles an hour, which seems incessant and inevitable on this... it can be potentially dangerous as the steering bar can tilt behind your knees and you're unable to steer in certain situations when it does this... But the speed limit and auto braking aside, it's absolutely fantastic!!! The build quality is awesome. I use it everyday now to get to work. The range is fantastic, and it charges fast. I see this and future iterations as the future of urban individual transportation without a doubt.
Just WOW! I should have bought one of these a long time ago. Looks great, easy to assemble out of the box and the tutorial on the Segway app made it a breeze to learn how to operate.About the app. Listen up Segway-Ninebot.I would add a GPS tracking and a ON button to the app. GPS would be nice to see after the ride to see where you traveled. Just something I thought would be there and it’s not. The on button just makes sense. You can control the bot with Bluetooth from the app, but if I’m already there to turn it on the remote capability is a waste. Overall, if you’re thinking about which one to buy but don’t want the least expensive but also don’t want the sticker shock of a full size, off road, heavy duty Segway.....THIS IS IT!
I got this on a whim and I’m so glad I did. I never realized what I was missing. Of course, I’ve seen the mall cops riding the full-sized units for years and it looked fun…but this is thing is an absolute blast. I’ve been riding it all around my neighborhood today. I’m a 51-year old guy so I’m sure I look a little silly but I don’t care. I’m grinning from ear to ear.Setup was a snap. The only assembly is attaching the steering post to the base. It slides snugly into place and secures with two heavy screws using an included Allen wrench. A plastic mold then snaps over the screw holes to hide them. That’s it for the hardware. You then scan a QR code with your smartphone to download the app. I have an iPhone and it worked great. After download you launch the app and it upgrades the firmware then makes you enter an email address to register. After that it takes you through a quick guide that’s about 10 slides long. Then it takes you through an interactive tutorial guiding you through usage and practicing all of the moves. You’re ready to ride in under 30 minutes.I was a little warry when I first stepped onto it. After I initially put it together, I tried to ride it before downloading the app. I couldn’t hold my balance and jumped off. After going through the tutorial though, you feel like a pro. You quickly pass a threshold of confidence. It’s like that magic when you finally could ride a bike without Dad holding you up. It’s very easy to learn the basics and remarkably stable once you learn to anticipate it. It is a little challenging to navigate bumpy or uneven surfaces so I’m going to have to practice that more. I’ve yet to fall off of it though, which surprises me. And it’s really exhilarating when you get it up to top speeds. I will say that my inner knees are little sore where they’ve been rubbing against the steering post. The post is cushioned and comfortable, but if you’re going to be riding for an extended period you might consider some knee padding.The construction is solid and looks well built. It has headlights and large brake/acceleration/direction lights. One nuance is that you must recharge it at least every 4 months or risk damage to the battery….so no long-term storage. The app has many features including the ability to change the colors of all of the lights and to remotely drive the unit. It also tracks data like the odometer.All in all a well built and super fun product.
I’m 50, not athletic, never skated or ridden a skateboard but I had no problems learning how to ride the Ninebot. The learning mode is a little bit annoying because the scooter tries to lean backwards if you try to go too fast. However, once you learn and unlock the unlimited mode, it is super fun to ride and very comfortable. I am at the weight limit of the machine and it has no trouble getting me up to 10 mph. The battery pack is UL listed so I feel more comfortable with the safety of the machine.
I got this for my daughter when it was deeply discounted on prime day because she's been asking for a hoverboard. When I tried it out I immediately wanted my own. I was able to ride this thing to my post office, then to the grocery store, and then the adult-beverage store before heading home....All about 5 miles with hills, and it used half the battery. I'm 5'11, 175lbs. After that, I decided to get a couple more. Today my wife, daughter and I were able to go for quite a long trip to get food, then ice cream, and then to play at the park before ridding home. We absolutely love these!!!!
Recently bought this one to commute the last mile. It was very easy to learn. very stable. Very cool to ride.I even use it to walk my dog. It is so stable even when my 20-lbs dog is pulling me, when he smells something along the road.
This is not going to be a brief "Golly I Love It" review. So be warned. I think something like this deserves a little more than a paragraph.I recall all the hype from years ago when Segway released their HT/PT/Whatever to much fanfare, only to have it not live up to the ginned-up expectations. In hindsight, it's clear that the original Segway suffered from some design challenges that kept if from being accepted by the mass market. That all said, the Ninebot S makes for a much more consumer-market-friendly device, and it does seem to be able to cross the line between fad/toy and useful device.For example, I had occasion to travel on business to a city in the Northeast (not New York....). I drove there and left my car at the hotel, located about a mile from the conference center. Rather than drive into downtown and mess with parking, I could leave my car at the hotel (free parking!!!) and use this device to scoot to the conference. It's light enough to where I could carry it inside with me and leave it by my desk. So little things like that make me think that while Segway Version One was overhyped, this new iteration does have utility outside of being a toy.Now then, for the particulars.Setup:There is some minor assembly required out of the box. In terms of physical assembly, all that's needed is to attach the knee control to the device, courtesy of two screws. It's now assembled. As this device relies significantly on the digital, a smartphone app is required to actually activate the device (pairing is done via Bluetooth and is darned-near-automatic). The app will check for any firmware updates and make sure the device is up to date. That's....really it. I was all set up within 30 minutes.Training:You aren't going to just jump on this thing immediately and scoot around at 10 mph. The device is limited in scope until you go through the tutorial, which walks you through the basics....how to mount the thing, how to turn, and how to move. This is partly for the machine's benefit too...it will calibrate itself to keep the gyros and such in sync, but also for yours. There is a little bit of a learning curve here when you first stand on the thing...you will quickly adapt to standing still and managing your center of gravity, but adapt you will...and quickly. It's a question of you and the machine kind of getting to know each other. More importantly, the top speed is limited until you complete the tutorial AND ride 1 km. This is valuable, I think - it forces you to get familiar with the basics before you get the full capability of the device.Riding:After some practice, I find this to be easy and intuitive to ride. Lean forward to go forward, center yourself to stop, and lean backward to roll back. The leaning backward does take some getting used to (I kept thinking I was going to fall!), but the device is smart enough to make adjustments to keep you on your, er, feet. While riding, the device is doing a lot of computations per second to keep you balanced and moving - and particularly to keep you from going too fast or out of control. And it's this last part that I want to explore some more.In short, this device does NOT have brakes. It instead helps you manage the center of gravity, and when the device sees you are going over 10 mph it will adjust to place your center behind you. It does this by tilting you back, even though you are tilting forward. In addition to tilting you, it uses power to apply impulse torque on the wheels to slow them down. In my use, I did not find these adjustments to be abrupt or hazardous. Indeed, without these adjustments, stopping would be the definition of hazardous, because you are NOT physically attached to the device and your momentum would threaten to toss you off the device. The design compromises here make this about as safe as it can be...stopping distance is reasonable, and without deliberate intention it's hard to really get out of control with this. Bluntly, I never felt as though I was not in control of the device, and I was confident that if my speed got over 10 mph, the device safeguards would safely bring me to a more reasonable speed.Steering is done via the integrated knee control bar - and it works quite well. You don't have to lean your entire body...just nudge the bar with your knee in the direction you want to turn, and you're set. Turning is quick yet stable, and again is intuitive while you're in forward or reverse motion. I found it quite interesting how quickly I was able to adapt to the controls here.Care and Feeding:The device uses a Li-Ion battery that promises 13 mile range or so. It charges very quickly (though uses a proprietary charger) and from looking at the equipment the battery is NOT a low-cost Li-Ion that will catch fire if you look at it wrong (recall some cheap hover boards from a few years ago doing just that....this is NOT one of them). This all said, this is a device that is going to be out in the real world, three inches off the ground, and therefore some attention and care is required:For instance....it's not something you want to ride through puddles with. It's water resistant but not waterPROOF.It's very much at home on pavement, but gravel or dirt will likely accelerate wear.You do NOT want to keep it attached to the charger when not in use, as this will accelerate wear of the battery that does NOT appear to be user-serviceable, nor do you want to continually run this down to empty and recharge. Run it down to 20% or so to prolong the life of the battery.Ride carefully - while it's intuitive, accidents happen and the construction body (not the frame) is largely made of plastic to save weight. Trying to jump curbs with this will damage the device. Also there are no shocks, so significant jolts to the device will not be cushioned.Above all else, this may be a personal transporter but it is still in my opinion a vehicle. Maintain the tires (inflation is 45-50 psi via a standard pump connection) and keep an eye on the tire tread. And again sadly (in my opinion) it's not clear if tire replacement can be done by the user....I see what I assume are screws on the bottom that secure the wheels, but I don't know and the manual doesn't tell me.Miscellany:At the end of the day, I really like this thing. It is, I daresay, FUN to ride around and gives me a few options when I want to go somewhere a little too far to walk but too short to drive. I can hop on this thing with a backpack and go hit the post office, or quickly get something from the grocery store. It's made more for adults than kids (the control bar is too high for kids, I think), which I'm OK with...again, I don't view this as a dedicated toy. And I think it does offer some physical conditioning, in that after a lengthy ride I found my core muscles aching from managing the center of gravity...that's exercise, right? But again, it does offer me some versatility in getting around, especially in an urban setting, and I'm very happy with it. I do hope that Segway/Ninebot address some user-serviceability concerns (I don't want to have to throw the whole thing away for want of a spare tire), but in the here and now....I love it.
I purchased this for my wife, whom had been on a few Segway tours and really loved it, proclaiming once that she wanted one. Well, I couldn't swing the full-sized professional version, but I found this and had my eye hoping to get her one. On Prime Day, I was on AMZ at the exact right moment to catch a deal on it and made the purchase.So... after the initial shock of seeing this and being angry at me for getting it, she was excited. I had also purchased the handlebar to make it easier for her to drive and of course a helmet because I want her around for a long time.While it came charged, we topped that off while installing the handlebar and her re-watching the safety video. Then she was off and rode for quite a while, actually longer than I thought the battery would last. At first the unit is limited in speed to ensure the driver can maneuver it.To say she loves her Segway Ninebot S Smart Self-Balancing Electric Transporter is not really an overstatement.I'll try to post a short video of her using it, but it may get rejected for having music on it. And I might be spending nights on the sofa if she finds out :-)I'm too over capacity for using this unit, and I have to say that I'm a little bummed I can't that same fun she's having!