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Segway Skates -History, Weight, And, More

Introduction-The Segway Skates is a two-wheeled self-balancing individual transporter invented by dean Kamen and brought to market in 2001 as the segway HT, subsequently as the Segway PT and manufactured by segway inc. HT is an initialism for “human transporter” and also PT for “personal transporter.”

History of Segway Skates

In 2001 Segway created by Dean Kamen and first shown to public on ABC’s Good Morning America program. It came at critical time in American history when the country was still desiring disastrous events of 911. Then comes Mr. Dean Kamen to prove this unique invention that revolutionized how people travel throughout community city streets. How did he come up with the name Segway, you ask? The word Segway is remarkably near to the word “segue,” which means “smooth transition from one thing to another.” In this case, it meant the adoption of “Segway,” which will transport people of all ages worldwide smoothly and seamlessly.

Weight and Speed of Segway Skates

The Segway weighs are around 30 kilos or 65 pounds. It can also function up to 20.1 km/h (12.5 mph) and has two horsepower (1.5 kW).

Segway Phone App

Segway-Ninebot App is a mobile app for Segway self-balancing vehicles. Users can wirelessly join their phones and also with Segway via Bluetooth. It has the function of the dashboard, vehicle information, remote control, and also settings.

The Dashboard page can show the present speed, mileage, temperature, and running time. It also has the function of shutting on and off motors and locking/unlocking Segway. Users can check all the detailed info on the Detail of Info page, including temperature, mileage, running time, etc. Users can have a remote control on the Bluetooth control page, moving forward/backward and turning directions.

Users can set all the parameters on the Setting page, including speed, light, sound, etc.

Which Motor Used in Segway?

Brushless electric DC motors

Two brushless electric DC motors, each with two redundant electrical windings, can propel each engine individually. Two lithium-ion caption accus that deliver sufficient energy for steering and propulsion.

The Waterproof Rating of Segway Skates

The Segway Drift W1 waterproof grade is IP54, and the waterproofing grade for the battery is IPx6. Don’t drive in the rain or when the riding surface is wet. Avoid puddles and other sources of water.  Do not wash it with water; use a damp cloth to clean it.


The Segway skates are effortlessly accessible and utilize Segway’s next-generation self-balancing technology. Just step on getting moving.

The manufacturers have a limited warranty for the segway skates for consumers.

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