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Fun - but Control Issues can Cause Crashes
on November 12, 2016
First, I want to say I love the mini-pro, and have over 200 miles of experience with it at this point. But I wanted to alert potential buyers about a control problem that has cause me to have two serious crashes so far.
When traveling down a steep hill, there is a definite "shimmy" in the way the Segway manages braking. It is severe enough that it has caused me to either lose control or get thrown off it. While descending a steep grade, the Segway can make uncommanded small turns to the left or right. This in turn, can cause the rider's knees to bump to steering bar, which then causes an even larger sudden turn in the opposite direction.
In one case, I have been forced off the side of the path I was traveling and hit a tree. In another case, I was thrown off the Segway resulting in a fall where I tumbled downhill head-over-heels.
Another annoyance is that Segway has not upgraded their mobile software to support Android 7.0 (Nougat) - it just crashes; leaving me unable to take advantage of any firmware updates.
Complaints to the company have gone un-answered.
Correction: The Android App now works on Android 7.0 as of October 2016.