COMPARING THE XIAOMI MI 1S WITH THE XIAOMI MI PRO 2
Written by Ed Wiles, Scootered Founder
How do you decide between the Xiaomi 1S and the Xiaomi Pro 2? This brief guide will give you the details to help you choose between the two new Xiaomi scooters, focusing on the few differences between the Xiaomi Pro 2 and Xiaomi 1S.
The Main Difference
The main difference between the Xiaomi 1S and Xiaomi Pro 2 is the battery. The battery is, simply put, larger in the Pro 2, meaning it has a greater capacity and can thus cover a greater distance on a single charge (45km as opposed to 30km). This also means the Pro 2 needs a bigger base than the 1S to contain its bigger battery. The overall effect is that the Pro 2 is 1.7kg heavier at 14.2kg (which is actually noticeable because 12.5kg is reasonably heavy in the first instance). The Pro 2 also has more power, meaning it can climb a higher gradient despite the extra weight. Of course, the other consideration of a larger battery is the time needed to charge it.
The Small Differences
The Xiaomi Pro 2 is slightly bigger than the Xiaomi 1S; being a few centimetres longer and taller (when unfolded). Otherwise, the physical differences are negligable and purely aesthetic: as with the original Xiaomi Pro e-scooter, the Pro 2 has a red rim around the front wheel, while the reflectors are red on the on the Xiaomi 1S and yellow on the Xiaomi Pro 2 .
FULL SPEC COMPARISON TABLE BETWEEN XIAOMI 1S & XIAOMI PRO 2
|Xiaomi 1S||Xiaomi Pro 2|
|Size - Unfolded||108 x 43 x 114 cm||113 x 43 x 118 cm|
|Size - Folded||108 x 43 x 49 cm||113 x 43 x 49 cm|
|Weight||12.5 kg||14.2 kg|
|Output||250 watts (500W max)||300 watts (600W max)|
|Range||30 km (18 miles)||45 km (28 miles)|
|Front Brake||E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk||E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk|
|Max Climbing Angle||
|Waterproof||IPX4: splash resistant||IPX4: splash resistant|
|Charge Time||5 hours||8 hours|