Gotrax GXL vs Segway MAX

Gotrax and Segway make two of the most popular electric scooters for adults. We have an in-depth look at 2 of their most popular models, the Gotrax GXL vs the Segway MAX – which is the best for you?

Gotrax GXL vs Segway MAX – Specifications

 Segway Ninebot MAX Electric Kick ScooterGotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter 
Segway Ninebot MAX Electric Kick ScooterGotrax GXL V2 Commuting Electric Scooter
Unit Weight42.1lbs26.4lbs
Maximum Speed18.6mph15.5mph
Maximum Range40.4 miles9-12 miles
Maximum Climbing Slope (Hill Grade)20%10%
Nominal Power350 W250 W
Maximum Power800 W500 W
Nominal Battery Capacity551 Wh187 Wh
Maximum Charging Time6 hours4-6 hours
Recommended Age & Required Height14+ years
3'11 to 6'6
14+ years
3'11 to 6'6
PortabilityOne step folding systemOne click folding system
Maximum Weight Load220lbs220lbs
SafetyMechanical & electrical anti-lock braking systemMechanical & electrical anti-lock braking system
FeaturesLED display
Bluetooth capabilities
Cruise control
Built-in headlight
Small rear LED brake light
Select riding modes
Mobile app connectivity
Built-in charger
IPX5 Water-Resistant
10" Pneumatic Tires
LED display
8.5" pneumatic tires
Built-in headlight
IP54 water-resistant
WarrantyOne-year or 180-day warranty for different parts3 months
CostCheck Price On Amazon Check Price On Amazon

Gotrax GXL vs Segway MAX – Similarities

 

Both electric scooters have the same recommended age and required height

  • Both the Gotrax GXL and Segway MAX have the same recommended age: 14 years and above, with a required height of at least 3’11 to 6’6.

Both have the same portability

  • Both electric scooters have a one-step folding system for easy portability and storage.

Both offer the same maximum weight load

  • Both the Gotrax GXL and Segway MAX have a maximum weight load of 220lbs.

Both electric scooters have the same braking system

  • Both the Gotrax GXL and Segway MAX offer a mechanical and electrical anti-lock braking system for braking safety.

Both have the same battery type

  • The Gotrax GXL and Segway MAX use a more modern Li-ion battery.

 

Gotrax GXL vs Segway MAX – Differences

 

The Gotrax GXL and Segway MAX have different weights

  • The Gotrax GXL is lighter at 26.4lbs than the Segway MAX at 42.1lbs.

Both electric scooters differ in maximum speed

  • The Gotrax GXL has a maximum speed of 15.5mph while the Segway MAX is at 18.6mph.

Both have a different maximum range

  • The Gotrax GXL has a maximum range of 9-12 miles, while the Segway MAX is at 40.4 miles. However, manufacturers have different testing criteria for their quoted maximum range. A better way to compare the real-world range is to check the battery capacity and motor power.

Both electric scooters differ in maximum climbing slope

  • The Gotrax GXL has a maximum climbing slope of 10%, while the Segway MAX is at 20%.

Both have different nominal power rating

  • The Gotrax GXL has a nominal power of 250 watts, while the Segway MAX is at 350 watts.

Both electric scooters have a different maximum power

  • The Gotrax GXL has a maximum power of 500 watts while the Segway MAX is at 800 watts.

Both electric scooters have a different nominal battery capacity

  • The Gotrax GXL has a nominal battery capacity of 187 watt-hours while the Segway MAX is at 551 watt-hours.

Both electric scooters have slightly different charging times

  • The Gotrax GXL takes 4 to 6 hours, while the Segway MAX takes 6 hours for the battery to be fully charged.

The Gotrax GXL and Segway MAX offer different features

  • The Gotrax GXL features an easy to read LED display, a headlight, IP54 water-resistant rating, and 8.5” pneumatic tires.
  • The Segway MAX has an easy to read LED display, a headlight, and a small rear red LED brake light. It is also equipped with Bluetooth capabilities, cruise control, select riding modes, mobile app connectivity, and a built-in charger. It also has an IPX5 water-resistant rating and 10” pneumatic tires.

Both have different warranty

  • The Gotrax GXL offers a 3-month warranty while the Segway MAX provides a one-year warranty.

 

Conclusion

Both Gotrax GXL and Segway MAX electric scooters offer the primary function of a scooter—taking you to places with ease. However, the final choice will depend mostly on your individual preferences.

These are the following notable differences:

  • The Segway MAX offers more modern features such as Bluetooth capabilities and app connectivity, which broadens the scope of activities you may want to do with a scooter aside from just using it for commuting.
  • The Segway MAX has a longer warranty period of one-year or 180 days for different parts, than the 3-month warranty that Gotrax GXL offers.