Segway MiniPRO Hoverboard

Last updated: June 7, 2021

Segway is a respected name in scooters, and it doesn't disappoint with its hoverboard. We especially like the extraordinarily long battery life of the MiniPro.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The long battery life is hard to beat with this SEGWAY miniPRO Hoverboard.

In our analysis of 35 expert reviews, the SEGWAY miniPRO Hoverboard placed 12th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The miniPRO is not a hoverboard-it’s the next step in the evolution of personal transportation. Powered by Ninebot technology, the miniPRO is a hands-free, two-wheel electric scooter with safer features, higher speeds, and longer battery life. The miniPRO is built to easily traverse a variety of indoor and outdoor terrains.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The miniPRO was also the best at handling inclines: None of the boards were quick to accelerate uphill, but the miniPRO was able to reach normal traveling speed after a few seconds — other hoverboards barely managed a slow crawl up any noticeable hill.
The MiniPro blends the typical self-balancing scooter with the Segway flagship aesthetic to create a hands-free personal transportation device that’s truly one of a kind.
Uses knees to steer rather than just the feet, adding to stability.
With the miniPRO, Segway has created a powerful hoverboard that looks a bit different from its peers because of its knee steering bar, but where it shines is battery life.
This model has larger, pneumatic tires, an astonishingly long battery life.
In addition to remotely being able to control the Segway Mini Pro via Bluetooth, you can view your total miles, remaining battery life as well as compete with other riders on stats.
It's definitely fun to ride around and a few people, including myself, experienced a kind of Hello Panda moreishness.
he mini pro can be effectively controlled with an advanced mobile phone which has either Android or iOS operating system.

What reviewers didn't like

We didn’t love the app experience. We had to create an account and confirm it within two minutes — a struggle if you have unreliable email — and once we were signed up, we were greeted with an unattractive, confusing interface that defaulted to Chinese.
Auto slowdown at 10 mph is jerky.
The unit may be a bit pricey to some
Not quite as fun and entertaining
If it detects you’re leaning too far forward (or backward) it will emit a beeping sound and in tandem it could slow you down by using its motors to influence the degree of “lean”.
Segway’s miniPro, from the company that made its name on balance-driven devices, is one of the few self-balancing scooters to sport a unique design. Unlike other hoverboards, which are flat, the miniPro has a padded knee bar rising up from its center. While you control forward and backward movement by leaning (as with other boards), you use the knee bar to control the left and right motion of the board—think of it as a giant joystick you control with your legs. Although the miniPro provides a more stable-feeling ride at faster speeds, or while going over bumps, we found that it feels awkward to steer using the knee bar. The motion involves leaning your hips in an uncomfortable way, and in general we discovered that we weren’t able to steer it as well as other boards.
Braking takes a lot longer, even when you pull right back, and it's really easy to crash the unit.
Because of its stunning components and capacities, its cost is bit powerful.
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