Segway Ninebot S PLUS Review

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Segway Ninebot S PLUS Review
9.5 Total Score
  • Self Balancing.
  • Knee Handle Control Bar.
  • Custom LED tail/headlights.
  • Faster - The Ninebot S PLUS is 2.5 mph faster than the standard model.
  • Greater Range - Features a range 35 km range (13km more than standard model).

Key Features of the Ninebot S PLUS

  • Auto-balancing – Featuring smart balancing algorithms to ensure a smooth ride for all riders. Designed to keep balanced whilst holding your stuff.
  • Compact – Lightweight and compact, the Ninebot S PLUS folds up neatly for storage. Weighing in at just 28 lbs yet supporting weights of up to 220 lbs!
  • Custom LED lighting – Wherever you go, ride in style. Choose your favourite colour from over 16 million colour combinations, alongside a number of lighting options, such as pulse, strobe and more.
  • Faster – For those with the need for speed, this model is 2.5 mph faster than the standard variant, with a top speed of 12.5 mph.
  • Strong – Constructed from lightweight, aviation grade aluminium alloy. This hover board is both lightweight and strong, supporting 7.5 times it’s own weight.
  • Ip54 waterproofing – The Ninebot S PLUS is capable of handling a number of elements thrown it’s way, capable of operating come rain or shine. Also features built in waterproof compartment.
  • Knee control bar – Featuring an innovative knee control bar enabling the use of hands free riding.
  • Mobile friendlySegway mobile app enables a variety of features, from beginner mode and speed limits to custom lighting and more.
  • Remote control – Multi-functional physical control allows remote usage.
DimensionsSpeedRangeCharging timeWeightSmartphone appWaterproof ratingLights
23×11×24 inches (58×28×62 cm)20 km/h (12.5 mp/h)35 km (22 miles)4 hours 0-100 %16.3 kg (36 lbs)YesIP54Front and rear LED lights
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Ninebot S PLUS Overview

Possessing superior speed, power, battery life and more, the Segway Ninebot S PLUS is a new and improved variant of the standard model. With a range 13 km greater than the standard model, the S PLUS goes the extra distance. The innovative knee control bar allows riders to operate their hover board completely hands-free. Think about the endless possibilities that you can do with your hands. Stay hydrated without stopping, or high five your friends if you have any! Whilst recommended for ages 16-60, the knee control bar is also the perfect height for kids, with beginner mode and speed limiting available through the Segway mobile app, available on both Apple and Android. Great for little learners!

Furthermore, the Segway mobile app boasts a number of additional features and functions for your hover board. This includes LED tail and headlight customisation, speed limits, alarm options, follow mode and much more. The Ninebot S PLUS further features a multi-functional physical control, enabling the remote usage of your hover board. With a convenient, compact one push frame constructed from aviation grade aluminium alloy, the Ninebot S PLUS is both durable and lightweight. The design results in a board that’s easy to both carry and store, capable of folding up in one motion, or “one push”.

Whilst the design is more or less the same, this model of board is a significant improvement on the standard model, with a greater speed and distance and a few extra features thrown in. All in all, if you have a little extra to spend, this is clearly the superior choice. Discover more about this board with our in-depth analysis below.

Segway Ninebot S Plus

Speed, Power & Distance

Featuring a max speed of 12.5 mp/h (20 km/h) and a range of 22 miles (35 km), when it comes to quality and functionality of hoverboards, the Ninebot S PLUS really does go the extra mile. Increased efficiency of motors result in an significantly increased range of 13 km more than the standard model. Leave your friends in the dust, thanks to two powerful 800 Watt motors that allow for a total discharge power of 1600 Watts. This serious level of Wattage enables a top speed 2.5 mp/h faster than the standard model. You’ll be a fan favourite in the hover board drag race scene in no time. Thanks to this power, the Ninebot S PLUS easily handles inclines of up to 15 degrees and supports weights of up to 220 lbs!

Nominal Power
400×2 W

Max. Power
800×2 W

How fast does it go?

12.5 mp/h (20 km/h). The S-PLUS is 2.5 mph faster in comparison to the standard model, which has a top speed of 10 mph and a maximum range of 13.7 miles, 8.3 miles less than this upgraded model. The speed limit is also available for adjustment through the Segway mobile app for those who wish to play it safe.

What age/weight is it suitable for?

16-60 / 55-220 lbs (25-100kg). Whilst Segway recommends riders to be of a minimum age of 16, the knee control bar makes it the perfect height for younger users too. Whilst we don’t recommend anything against the advice of Segway, we can’t stop you or your kids.

What is the range/distance?

On average, you can expect a range of approx. 22 miles (35km), this is 13 km more than standard Ninebot S model. However, this is dependant on variable factors such as rider weight, style, speed, terrain, incline and more.

Battery Life & Charging

4 hours charge time, battery life estimated at approx. 2 hours riding at max speed, depending on terrain and rider. Charging times vary depending on cable and power output. With a nominal charging voltage of 51 VDC and a max. charging voltage of 58.8 VDC. The Ninebot S PLUS’ battery features protection against over and under-voltage, short circuit and overheating. This helps ensure the safety and performance of your hover board. Further features auto-sleep and auto-wake technology to benefit both battery life and user convenience.

How long does it take to charge?

Approx. 4 hours using standard cable and voltage output.

Battery protection & safety

Over voltage, under voltage, short-curcuit, over-heating protection. Auto-sleep and auto wake. IP54 waterproofing ensures prtoection of board battery from water damage.

How long will the battery last for?

Approx 2 hours at max speed (12.5 mp/h) depending on terrain / rider style and weight.

Segway Ninebot S Plus

Design and Ergonomics

The Ninebot S PLUS follows a similar design to the standard model, with an innovative and highly functional knee control bar which enables sharp and precise turning at a moments notice. Manufactured from lightweight, aviation grade aluminium alloy, this board is both strong and lightweight. As mentioned prior, it’s capable of supporting weights up to 220 lbs, 7.5 times its own weight. Alongside this, it neatly folds up for easy storage. 11 inch air-filled, anti skid tires result in a smooth and comfortable ride for users, capable of handling a number of terrains and environments. Furthermore, IP54 waterproofing standards ensure continued use through the elements, with a built-in waterproof storage compartment. Security is also considered and covered, featuring a tamper-proof alarm that sends a warning notification to your phone whenever moved.

 

What material is it made from?

One push folding frame constructed from a lightweight, aviation grade aluminum alloy.
11 inch anti-skid, pneumatic tires made from rubber.

Does it connect to your smartphone via app or Bluetooth?

Yes. Segway app allows wide variety of customisation including LED lighting, beginner mode, auto follow, remote control, one button calling and much more. This grants each user a great level of control and custom experience with their board.

Build quality and ease of use

The overall build quality of the Ninebot S PLUS is very high. As mentioned prior, the frame is constructed from lightweight, aviation grade aluminium alloy. This is the same material used in the construction of planes and even some space shuttles. Now whilst you can’t ride to space, you are capable of riding on a number of terrains and environments, thanks to 11 inch anti-skid pneumatic tires. These provide a smoother experience on tricky terrains by improving comfort and overall grip during riding.

Also previously mentioned, this board is highly waterproof, adhering to IP54 waterproofing standards. This enables it for use in a huge manner of conditions, from storms to snow, however we wouldn’t recommend optionally going out in these conditions. The highly functional knee control bar allows users to make sharp, precise maneuvers on a whim. All in all, this board is extremely easy to get to grips with, featuring a beginner mode and tutorial to help get you started and auto-balance algorithms to keep riders stable and leave less room for error.

Safety and usability on the road

Mentioned above, the self balancing system brings another level of safety to the rider, helping to keep on the right track. This is especially important when riding on the road, where one mistake or accident spells danger. This leaves less room for user error, helping to ensure a higher standard of safety. Not only this, but LED tail and headlights help to ensure maximum visibility both during day and night. Whilst not designed to tackle larger obstacles such as curbs, the Ninebot S PLUS is capable of handling inclines of up to 15º. 11 inch anti-skid pneumatic tires also ensure continued functionality on a number of terrains, helpful if you find yourself going off road. Perhaps grandma wants to take your board for a spin? Users can consult tutorials and enable beginner mode through the mobile app or remote control to help ensure a smooth start for any rider.

Is the Ninebot S PLUS waterproof?

Yes, IP54 waterproofing ensures that riders are able to withstand a number of elements thrown at them by mother nature, protecting the battery and other wiring from short circuiting. This also ensures the safety of any items stored within the Ninebot S PLUS. Further features a built in waterproof storage compartment.

Restrictions and availability

From what we can see, the Ninebot S PLUS is available worldwide, from Oceania to Africa, America to Europe and everywhere in between, there are licensed distributors based in every continent. Take a look at the Segway Authorised Vendor location map here.

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9.5 Total Score
Segway Ninebot S PLUS

Read below for the pros and cons of the Segway Ninebot S PLUS

PROS
  • Self Balancing.
  • Knee Handle Control Bar.
  • Custom LED tail/headlights.
  • Faster - The Ninebot S PLUS is 2.5 mph faster than the standard model.
  • Greater Range - Features a range 35 km range (13km more than standard model).
CONS
  • Slightly more expensive.
  • 4 hour charge time.
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Features

  • Safety Priority: UL 2272 certification ensures Ninebot S meets high standards for fire and electrical safety. Smart BMS provides reliable battery performance. IP54 waterproof protection ensures operation in various weather conditions.
  • Sturdy & Powerful: Ninebot S is compact, weighting just 28 lbs with a max load of 220 lbs. Thanks to the dual 400W motors, it can easily reach a max speed of 10 mph. A single fully charged battery can run up to 13.7 miles, climbing a max slope of 15°.
  • Smooth Movement: 10.5" pneumatic tires provide a comfortable ride on bumpy roads. Knee control bar allows for precise steering and easy lifting. Operating temperature: 14-104°F (-10-40°C)
  • Intelligent App Management: Download the Segway app for anti-theft function, speed limit and adjustment, vehicle self-diagnose, adjustable ambient lights, firmware upgrade, vehicle remote control and more.

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