On 1 November, Segway launched the new single-wheel electric self-balancing One S1 for pre-sale on Amazon (list price $999, now on sale for $599). Now the company has expanded the launch to include brick and mortar retailers throughout North America. The company will showcase the unit to retail buyers at CES 2017 in January.
The One S1 is compact, weighs just 25 pounds (11.3 kg), and can accommodate up to 220 pounds (100 kg). Its two 150 Wh lithium-ion batteries allow riders to travel up to 15 miles (24 km) on a single charge, depending on payload and terrain, with a top-speed of up to 12.5 mph (20 km/h).
Riders must download the Ninebot App, which provides a New Rider Tutorial, as well as the ability to monitor speed, enable carry or lock mode, engage speed limit mode, customize lighting and more. The One S1 has been certified to UL’s 2272 standards.
One S1 accessories include training wheels, kickstand, protective bumpers and graphic decals.