Segway MiniLite vs MiniPro: Which Smart Self-Balancing Transporter Is Better?

There is no doubt that kids and adults can have great fun in a self-balancing personal transporter. Whether it’s a trip to the corner store or a walk in the park, Segway has a solution. We are going to be taking a look at the Segway MiniLite vs MiniPro.

We will discuss the important details like speed and range, but also the additional features that make the ride more enjoyable. A comparison chart will be included for a quick viewing and you can also find some pros and cons for the two personal transporters.

Segway MiniLite vs MiniPro

The first part of this review is going to cover how the Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro are similar.

Segway MiniLite vs MiniPro – Similarities

Quick Glance

Name
Our Pick
Segway miniLITE Smart Self-Balancing Electric Transporter, White
Segway miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control, White
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Segway miniLITE Smart Self-Balancing Electric Transporter, White
Segway miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control, White
Size
23 x 12 x 18 inches
21.4 x 10.3 x 34 inches
Weight
27.5lbs
28lbs
Engine Power
700W dual motors, 1400W in total
800W dual motors, 1600W in total.
Tires
10.5-inch air filled pneumatic tires
10.5-inch air filled pneumatic tires
Maximum Range
11 miles
14 miles
Maximum Speed
10 mph
10mph
Maximum Capacity
175lbs
220lbs
Head Lights
Taillights
Detachable Knee Control Bar
Adjustable Steering Bar
Extendable Guide Bar
Mobile App Connection Via Bluetooth
Road safety, customize lights, adjust steering sensitivity and speed controls.
Road safety, customize lights, adjust steering sensitivity and speed controls, anti-theft control, unmanned control
Warranty
1-year limited
1-year limited
Prime status
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Our Pick
Name
Segway miniLITE Smart Self-Balancing Electric Transporter, White
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Segway miniLITE Smart Self-Balancing Electric Transporter, White
Size
23 x 12 x 18 inches
Weight
27.5lbs
Engine Power
700W dual motors, 1400W in total
Tires
10.5-inch air filled pneumatic tires
Maximum Range
11 miles
Maximum Speed
10 mph
Maximum Capacity
175lbs
Head Lights
Taillights
Detachable Knee Control Bar
Adjustable Steering Bar
Extendable Guide Bar
Mobile App Connection Via Bluetooth
Road safety, customize lights, adjust steering sensitivity and speed controls.
Warranty
1-year limited
Prime status
-
Name
Segway miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control, White
Image
Segway miniPRO Smart Self Balancing Personal Transporter with Mobile App Control, White
Size
21.4 x 10.3 x 34 inches
Weight
28lbs
Engine Power
800W dual motors, 1600W in total.
Tires
10.5-inch air filled pneumatic tires
Maximum Range
14 miles
Maximum Speed
10mph
Maximum Capacity
220lbs
Head Lights
Taillights
Detachable Knee Control Bar
Adjustable Steering Bar
Extendable Guide Bar
Mobile App Connection Via Bluetooth
Road safety, customize lights, adjust steering sensitivity and speed controls, anti-theft control, unmanned control
Warranty
1-year limited
Prime status
-

Wheels

The Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro have two 10.5-inch air filled pneumatic tires. These tires provide a smooth ride and it means they both have a road-adaptive design, handling slopes and debris in a safe and stable way.

Maximum Speed

With a maximum speed of 10 miles per hour, you will be able to get to your destination three times faster than walking with the Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro.

Knee Control Bar

Both the Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro are incredibly easy to learn how to ride and you will be on your way in just a few minutes. This is helped by the knee control bar that allows you to maneuver the personal transporters. The kneebars are detachable so that they fit in small spaces. The Segway MiniPro has the advantage of having an extendable guide bar.

Mobile App

The Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro are compatible with the Ninebot Segway app. With the app, you can view vehicle diagnostics, customize rear LED lights, adjust the steering sensitivity and speed controls. The app also has road safety advice. You can connect to the Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro via Bluetooth.

UL Listed

Being UL2272 listed, you know that the Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro have been extensively tested and meet safety requirements.

Warranty

You will receive Segway’s one-year limited warranty with the Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro.

That brings an end to what the personal transporters have in common, so let’s turn our attention to how they are different.

Differences Between Segway MiniLite and Segway MiniPro

Appearance

Segway miniPRO

They look very similar, especially as the wheels are the same size. They are both white with black non-slip platforms.

Segway MiniLite

It is 23 x 12 x 18 inches and it weighs 27.5 pounds. It has LED taillights that you can customize through the app.

Segway MiniPro

This is 21.4 x 10.3 x 34 inches. The additional height is because of the extendible guide bar. It weighs a fraction more at 28 pounds. It also has customizable taillights.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Power

Segway miniLITE Review

These personal transporters both have dual motors that allow them to go up slopes and go over bumps.

Segway MiniLite

Each engine has 700W, taking the total power to 1400W.

Segway MiniPro

With 800W each, the Segway MiniPro has 1600W of power.

The Winner Is- The Segway MiniPro

Maximum Range and Weight Capacity

Segway miniLITE Smart Self-Balancing Electric Transporter

The range, as with the speed will depend on things like the power and the weight of the rider.

Segway MiniLite

This has a maximum range of 11 miles. The maximum weight capacity is 175 pounds, but it is suitable for children as young as 6.

Segway MiniPro

Because of the additional power, the range is 14 miles. It is also suitable for children aged 6 and upwards with a maximum weight capacity of 220 pounds.

The Winner Is- The Segway MiniPro

Materials

Both are made using quality materials that are durable and built to last.

Segway MiniLite

There is no specific information on what the Segway MiniLite is made of. We do know that it is water-resistant although it is not advised to ride in wet conditions.

Segway MiniPro

It is made of aircraft-grade magnesium alloy. It is water-resistant and rust-resistant.

The Winner Is- The Segway MiniPro

Lights

Segway miniLITE Comparison

As we have mentioned, they both have taillights that you can customize through the Ninebot Segway app. However, more lights increase safety.

Segway MiniLite

There are no other lights with this model.

Segway MiniPro

This has red reflective lights on the wheels. It also has LED lights on the front. These lights will illuminate the path so it’s easier for you to see your way and for others to see you.

The Winner Is- The Segway MiniPro

Additional Features

The app provides a good range of features but what you can do is limited to the firmware of the personal transporter.

Segway MiniLite

What we have mentioned above is what you can do with the app.

Segway MiniPro

You will also be able to take advantage of the anti-theft control and unmanned control.

The Winner Is- The Segway MiniPro

Pros and Cons

Just before our final verdict on the Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro, we will include some pros and cons for each.

Segway MiniLite

Segway miniLITE

Pros:

  • The app is very easy to use and makes it even easier to learn to ride
  • The battery life is excellent
  • Good value for money for a Segway

Cons:

  • Not suitable for taller people as you will have to squat to use the knee control bar

Segway MiniPro

Segway miniPRO Review

Pros:

  • Assembly is quick and easy
  • It’s fun yet safe with a relatively smooth ride
  • We loved the additional lights

Cons:

  • There are issues with quality control, dead on arrival, broken knee pad, etc.

Video Comparison

Segway MiniLite

Segway MiniPro

The Final Verdict

A couple of things first. The maximum speeds and ranges will vary depending on the weight of the rider and the terrain, so bear this in mind. It is recommended to fully charge the battery for the best performance. Also, both the Segway MiniLite and the Segway MiniPro has a speed limit restriction in the beginning. You need the app to follow the tutorials and then the restrictions are lifted. This is a great safety feature but not much use if you don’t have a smartphone.

We were really pleased with some of the extra features of the Segway MiniPro. We liked the lights, it made riding at night much better. The anti-theft control is also a good bonus. If you are taller or weigh a little more, the Segway MiniPro is worth it.

On the other hand, the overall quality of the Segway MiniLite was superior, as was the reliability. It was equally easy to use and we were more than pleased with the power. We felt that for these reasons, and the fact that it was cheaper, the Segway MiniLite was the better buy.


Last update on 2020-11-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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