Xiaomi Mi vs Segway ES1

Xiaomi 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 Xiaomi Mi vs the Segway ES1 – which is the best for you?

Xiaomi Mi vs Segway ES1 – Specifications

 

 Segway Ninebot ES1 Gen2 Electric Kick ScooterXiaomi Mi Electric Scooter 
Segway Ninebot ES1 Gen2 Electric Kick ScooterXiaomi Mi Electric Scooter
Unit Weight24.9lbs26.9lbs
Maximum Speed15.5mph15.5 mph
Maximum Range15.5 miles19.6 miles
Maximum Climbing Slope (Hill Grade)10%14%
Nominal Power300 W250 W
Maximum Power700 W500 W
Nominal Battery Capacity187 Wh280 Wh
Maximum Charging Time3.5 Hours5 hours
Recommended Age & Required Height14+ years
3'11 to 6'6
14+ years
3'11 to 6'6
PortabilityOne click folding system3 steps easy fold system
Maximum Weight Load220lbs220lbs
SafetyMechanical & electrical anti-lock braking systemMechanical & electrical anti-lock braking system
FeaturesLED display
Bluetooth capabilities
Cruise control
Mobile app connectivity
IP54 Water-Resistant
8"(F)/7.5"(R) Non-Pneumatic Tires
LED display
Bluetooth capabilities
Cruise control
Mobile app connectivity
8.5" tires
WarrantyOne-year or 180-day warranty for different partsOne year
CostCheck Price On Amazon Check Price On Amazon

 

Xiaomi Mi vs Segway ES1 – Similarities

 

Both scooters have the same maximum speed

  • Both the Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES1 have the same maximum speed of 15.5mph.

Both have the same portability

  • Both electric scooters can easily be folded for portability and storage.

Both have the same maximum weight

  • Both the Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES1 have the same maximum weight load of 220lbs.

Both electric scooters have the same braking system

  • Both the Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES1 offer a mechanical and electrical anti-lock braking system for braking safety.

Both have the same battery type

  • The Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES1 use a more modern Li-ion battery.

Both offer a similar warranty length

  • While both electric scooters offer a one-year warranty, the Segway ES1 has a 180-day warranty for different parts.

 

Xiaomi Mi vs Segway ES1 – Differences

 

The Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES1 have different weights

  • The Xiaomi Mi is slightly heavier at 26.9lbs than the Segway ES1 at 24.9lbs.

Both have a different maximum range

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a maximum range of 18.6 miles, while the Segway ES1 is at 15.5 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 Xiaomi Mi has a maximum climbing slope of 14%, while the Segway ES1 is at 10%. Again, it is important to note that manufacturers may have different criteria for testing the hill grade and may differ during actual experience, depending on various factors such as the user’s weight and terrain of the testing slope.

Both have a different nominal power rating

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a nominal power of 250 watts, while the Segway ES1 is at 300 watts.

Both electric scooters have a different maximum power

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a maximum power of 500 watts while the Segway ES1 is at 700 watts.

Both electric scooters have a different nominal battery capacity

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a nominal battery capacity of 280 watt-hours while the Segway ES1 is at 187 watt-hours.

Both electric scooters have slightly different charging times

  • The Xiaomi Mi takes 5 hours, while the Segway ES1 takes 3.5 hours for the battery to be fully charged.

Although both electric scooters have the same recommended height, they differ slightly when it comes to the recommended age.

  • The Xiaomi Mi has a recommended age of 16 years and above, while the Segway ES1 is recommended for riders 14 years and above. Both have a required height of at least 3’11 to 6’6.

The Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES1 offer different features

  • The Xiaomi Mi features an easy to read LED display, Bluetooth capabilities, Cruise control, and Mobile app connectivity. It also has a built-in LED headlight with red blinking taillights. It also has an IP54 water-resistant rating and 8.5-inch tires.
  • The Segway ES1 has an easy to read LED display, Bluetooth capabilities, Cruise control, and Mobile app connectivity, and a built-in headlight. Aside from that, it has an IP54 water-resistant rating with an 8-inch front and 7.5-inch rear non-pneumatic tires.

 

Conclusion

Both the Xiaomi Mi and Segway ES1 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 Xiaomi Mi has a red blinking taillight for added safety that the Segway ES1 does not have.
  • Though it is just a small difference, it is still worth mentioning that the Segway ES1 has a shorter maximum charging time of 3.5 hours compared to the 5 hours of Xiaomi Mi.