COMPARING THE XIAOMI MI M365 WITH THE XIAOMI MI 1S
Written by Ed Wiles, Scootered Founder
In truth, there are only a few differences between the Xiaomi M365 and the newer Xiaomi 1S: the 1S is simply an upgraded M365. Indeed, the 1S should really be called an M365 Mark II or M366 or some such. But this guide will give you some extra details on what the differences are between the two Xiaomis. Generally speaking, as the M365 has been discontinued, it makes sense to buy the 1S.
The most obvious difference between the M365 and 1S is that the 1S has a speedometer on the display (below, right) whereas the Xiaomi M365 only has a battery indicator (the four LED lights) and mode indicator (the bottom light is green in eco mode). Though there is a speedometer within the Xiaomi Mi app, meaning you could attach your phone to the handlebar and get your current speed from that. The 1S's display is taken from the M365 Pro and, likewise, the 1S has three modes: normal, pedestrian and sports mode.
After the display (and extra mode), perhaps the main differences is found in the battery. The 1S does not have a more powerful battery (meaning it is not faster), and its battery does not carry more volts (it does not last longer), but the battery in the 1S is more efficient so as to allow for a faster charge time and increased overall lifespan. The Xiaomi M365 has an advertised charge time of 5.5 hours (though I found it to be slightly faster after a few months of use), while the Xiaomi 1S has an advertised charge time of 5 hours.
The next main difference is found in the tyres, which claim to be three times more robust than those on the M365 (meaning they are less likely to puncture). After the tyres, there is a more noticeable difference to be found in the external wires. Although you quickly get used to them, they were admittedly a little unsightly on the M365: Xiaomi decided to make a virtue out of a necessity and make them red in the M365. In the Xiaomi 1S, the wires are black and shorter, making them altogether less conspicuous.
Xiaomi have also replaced red reflectors with yellow reflectors on the 1S.
The only other apparent difference is found in the rear brake, which seems to be the same as the one found on the original M365 Pro (upgraded to the Pro 2); meaning it has a slightly thicker brake pad. And that appears to be it; the only differences between the Xiaomi M365 and Xiaomi 1S. If you have any questions regarding these two e-scooters, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPEC COMPARISON TABLE BETWEEN XIAOMI M635 & XIAOMI 1S
|Xiaomi M365||Xiaomi 1S|
|Size - Unfolded||108 x 43 x 114 cm||108 x 43 x 114 cm|
|Size - Folded||108 x 43 x 49 cm||108 x 43 x 49 cm|
|Weight||12.5 kg||12.5 kg|
|Output||250 watts (500W max)||250 watts (500W max)|
|Range||30 km (18 miles)||30 km (18 miles)|
|Front Brake||E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk||E-ABS (Regenerative) Disk|
|Waterproof||IP 54: splash resistant||IP 54: splash resistant|
|Charge Time||5.5 hours||5 hours|