GoTrax Gmax Ultra vs. Segway ES4: Which is the Best Electric Scooter for Adults?

Owning an electric scooter is the best decision I ever made as it gives me perfect access to any location or spot I need – if I don’t want to walk, why not ride in style? Various brands are available in the market for adults, but today we are trying to identify the best electric scooter for adults so we’re comparing the GoTrax Gmax Ultra and Segway Ninebot ES4.

When buying one, specs like speed, motor, range, and weight should come into play. With the new technology available electric scooter companies are working tirelessly to deliver scooters that can clock maximum speed and are fun to ride. In addition, electric scooters are perfect for navigation and arriving at places in style. 

GoTrax Gmax Ultra vs. Segway ES4: A Head to Head Comparison

The GoTrax G Max Ultra scooter is one of the highest-performing models with a powerful 350W motor that quickly reaches speeds of up to 20 mph and allows for travel distances of up to 45 miles on a single charge.

In addition to having a unique design, the GoTrax GMax Ultra scooter is constructed to weigh less for effective commuting.

Segway ES4, on the other hand, is a brand I can’t possibly ignore as it’s well-known and loved. This brand of electric scooter is equipped with a powerful motor and battery, which allows it to reach high speeds and cover a wide range of terrain.

This scooter model wowed me with its appearance of gray shades and designs, perfect built, durability, and attaining maximum speeds. 

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GoTrax Gmax Ultra vs. Segway ES4: Major Differences

Despite the two brands being astounding, they do, however, have some remarkable differences. Segway ES4 is the only one of the two with an integrated smartphone app (the Ninebot app).

This advanced feature makes the brand feel superior as people are embracing innovative technology. The difference in the set of battery features (it has an extra battery) and brakes add to its uniqueness. 

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra does lack the integrated app and the external battery, but this bad boy can attain higher top speed and a huge range. Due to the high speed, the scooter makes use of more up-to-date braking technology with a disc brake system.

While riding on the GoTrax Gmax Ultra, we can travel up to 45 miles on a single charge reaching speeds of 20 mph. In addition, the built-in digital lock on the tech stack ensures that your ride is secure no matter where you go, and the scooter can only accommodate one rider comfortably.

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Tires and Suspension

Tires - GoTrax Gmax Ultra

Another major difference between the GoTrax GMax Ultra and ES4 electric scooter from Segway are the tires that each utilize.

Only the ES4 comes with substantial shock absorption technology. The ES4 kick scooter comes with dual shock system. The front shock absorption system is located in the stem while the rear is located under the deck, tucked away from pain view.

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra has suspension in the fork but doesn’t have much suspension on the rear wheel. Having a beefy rear shock absorption system is something that’s definitely missing on the Gmax Ultra. Overall in the shock absorption area, the ES4 wins out over the GMax Ultra.

However, the Gmax Ultra has pneumatic tires whereas the Segway ES4 utilizes a solid tire system. Even though the Segway electric scooter has better suspension, the pneumatic tires on the GoTrax Gmax Ultra provides maximum rider comfort and overall gives a smoother ride.

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GoTrax Gmax Ultra vs. Segway ES4: In-Depth Comparison

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra and Segway ES4 are both great scooter models offering well-equipped rides with plenty of features. They both are excellent choices for anyone that is looking for the best adult electric scooter on the market.

Each has some outstanding features, as the Segway ES4 comes with an integrated app for easy control, an external battery. In addition, the Segway ES4 electric scooter weighs more and is considerably larger, allowing the scooter to take bumps at top speed. However, the ES4 has solid tires instead of pneumatic tires so the ride can be bumpy, even at slow speeds.

The GoTrax G Max Ultra is popular among riders for its higher top speed and huge range. Its battery is stored in the deck for stability, overcharge protection, short circuit protection, and temperature resistance.

The scooter comes with a modern barking system or disc brake making it safe for the riders and maximum speed. GoTrax G Max Ultra is conveniently light, allowing it to attain 20 miles per hour while getting an extensive range of 45 miles. 

Let’s dissect each brand further and find out what makes them tick and where the major differences are so you can determine which is the best adult electric scooter!

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Hill Climbing Abilities

Electric scooter riders dread facing hills and slopes as scooters could not handle, but today, with new improvements, riders don’t have to worry any longer. 

The Segway Ninebot ES4 has the power to cruise up hills and slopes with ease and get to our destination going faster thanks to its 18.6 mph speed and 28 mile range.

This Segway electric scooter can accelerate up a steep hill (10% incline), climbing the 180 foot incline in 19.7 seconds. On the other hand, it does an admirable job of maintaining an average 16 mph speed up a more gentle 6% grade.

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra has a lower hill climbing performance than its competitor. However, the scooter can handle steep hills of 15-20% grade with ease at a speed but you can expect that you won’t be able to hit that 20 mph max speed on the incline. The speed may not seem like a significant amount, but a keen rider will notice the difference.

The superior model is the Segway Ninebot, with the best hill-climbing power and capabilities to handle steep hills. 

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Battery / Security and Locking

Battery - GoTrax Gmax Ultra

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra is equipped with a max-range LG battery stored in the deck for safety with features like,

  • Overcharge protection
  • Temperature resistance
  • Over-discharge protection
  • Short circuit protection
  • Open circuit protection 
  • Over-current protection

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra has an integrated tiller cable, convenient and time-saving when it comes to locking. The locking design ensures the security of our scooter when we are unable to carry it. You also have the opportunity to lock the scooter with the integrated digital lock that is located on the LED display on the tech stack.

The locking system with the Segway ES4 scooter is only digital, allowing locking using the Segway app. The ES4

The Segway ES4 battery comes with safety features like:

  • Temperature resistance
  • Two-way charging and discharging protection
  • Overcurrent protection
  • Smart battery management system
  • Short circuit protection
  • Plus, the Ninebot ES4 scooter comes with a dual battery

Both electric scooters have an excellent battery and security, but the best locking system goes to GoTrax Gmax Ultra. The integrated tiller cable is the safest and most convenient way to secure the scooter. Having the capability to lock the scooter using the digital lock provides an extra layer of security.

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Brake Performance

Brake - Segway ES4

Both brands of electric scooters differ on how each handles the brake performance. Segway Ninebot ES4 has a regenerative brake and foot brake, making the braking system effective and easy to use.

The dual brake system is a complex combination of the front wheel mechanical drum brake and the rear wheel brake, electric and regenerative. 

GoTrax Gmax Ultra embraces a modern braking system known as disc braking. What makes this braking system better is that it gives the rider more stopping power. Meaning if I need to brake suddenly to avoid a collision, the disc brake has me covered. 

In terms of brake performance, GoTrax Gmax Ultra is the definite winner. The use of the disc brakes is way better in comparison to the drum brake system. 

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Acceleration & Maximum Speed

Segway Es4 ang Gmax Ultra

The fun part about owning an electric scooter is achieving maximum speeds, and for me, the faster the scooter can go, the better. Segway ES4 has a 29.5km/h, or 18.6 mph tested top speed, which is reasonable when riding in traffic. In addition, the scooter will maintain good momentum, whether going up or downhill.

Segway Ninebot ES4 has additional pecs up its sleeves as it allows riders to choose between Eco, Standard, and Sport speed modes which control the power modes. Control of the power modes coupled with controlled acceleration will extend the battery life.

GoTrax Ultra Electric Scooter has a 45 miles travel distance, 15-degree capability, and can reach a maximum speed of 20 mph. Its powerful 350W motor allows it to reach 20 mph covering about 45 miles per single charge and a max weight of 220lbs.

Segway Ninebot ES4 does have some added features, but the top speed is achieved by the GoTrax Ultra scooter, making it a master of speed.

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Convenience and Portability

Segway ES4 -portability

According to the Segway ES4 review, this scooter weighs close to 30.9 lbs giving it a lighter impression than it weighs. I can fold the scooter stem but not telescoped as the handlebars are not foldable and are pretty narrow nonetheless.

Its folded footprint measures 45 inches in length, 17 inches in width, and 16 inches in height. While accounting for the width of the handlebars, the package is small and easy to maneuver through doorways and narrow spaces.

The GoTrax scooter weighs about 36 pounds and has a one-touch folding technology to fold into 15″ x 45″ x 6″ inches dimensions. It can be tuck into a small package you can easily stow in the trunk or carry publicly discreetly and modestly. 

Concerning matters of convenience and portability, the Segway ES4 scooter is a no-brainer as it weighs five pounds less than the GoTrax scooter. 

From a riding perspective, we think cruise control is a big “must have” in any commuter scooter. Fortunately, both the Gmax Ultra and the Ninebot ES4 have cruise control so you don’t have to mash the throttle all the way to and from work.

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Range Testing: The Best Long Range Electric Scooter: GoTrax Gmax or Segway Ninebot ES4?

Tire

Range testing of the Segway Kickscooter ES4 with its two batteries is a short-range of 15.5 miles. The solid tires of this scooter will sadly make the distance feel longer and longer rides uncomfortable. However, when fully charged, carrying less weight, the Segway Ninebot max can achieve a range of 40.4 miles. 

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra electric scooter has a maximum range of up to 45 miles.

Because of its construction and motor, the GoTrax Gmax Ultra can achieve a higher range and reach top speed making it the winner. 

OTHER SCOOTERS TO CONSIDER

SPECIFICATION, COMPARISON, AND REVIEWS

MODELSTOP SPEEDRANGEWEIGHT
GoTrax GMax Ultra25 mph45 mi36 lbs
Segway Ninebot Max G30P18.6 mph40.4 mi41.2 lbs
GoTrax GXL V215.5 mph9-12 mi 26.4 lbs
GoTrax G420 mph25 mi36 lbs
Hiboy S2 Pro12 mph25-30 mi 36.3 lbs
The Kugoo M2 Pro15.5 mph18.6 mi34 lbs
Razor Electric Scooter T2515.5 mph18 mi27 lbs
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Build Quality & QA

Purchasing a commuter scooter is similar to shopping for a high-quality road bike. We have to ensure every penny spent is well represented by the scooter’s quality, stability, and design since different riders have different tastes in style, which will influence decision-making when buying a scooter.

Segway Ninebot Max has a minimalist style with its distinguished matte black built and orange accents. Its design is subtle and gives the scooter a professional style.

On the other hand, GoTrax Gmax Ultra stands with a matte black exterior with metallic blue accents. This scooter gives off a flashy vibe making it a great purchase depending on personal preference. 

In terms of IP ratings, the Segway Ninebot Max sports stands at IPx5 rating, meaning it has no tested dust resistance but can withstand direct hits from water jets.

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra scooter has an IP54 rating, meaning that dust or foreign material will not impair functionality and protection from water splashes from an angle. 

The GoTrax Gmax Ultra wins narrowly as both scooters are resistant to puddles, rains, and water jets, but the GoTrax G max ultra has extra protection from dust. 

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Pricing and Value for Your Money

Affordability is always a factor to consider when buying an electric scooter. However, both brands do demand a high price as they are high-end means of commuting. 

Picking the winner in this category is tricky because both scooters are nearly identical in price. If you want a faster scooter with a longer range and a smoother ride go for the GMax Ultra. If you want styling (LED lights under the deck) and Ninebot app connectivity and don’t mind having a solid tire system, the Segway ES4 kick scooter is for you.

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Bluetooth App

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With the improvement in tech, the Segway ES4 electric scooter has the unique feature of Bluetooth installed. You can connect to the Bluetooth on the scooter from the Ninebot App.

The Bluetooth feature is compatible with any phone, allowing remote monitoring of current speed, riding speed mode, and battery charge remaining. In addition, the Bluetooth Ninebot app gives access to changing the color of the rear or sidelights and turning the headlights on and off. 

Based on the Segway Ninebot ES4 review, the scooter has other additional features like an anti-theft function, alarm, and a speed limit feature allowing riders to monitor speed while managing the battery life. 

GoTrax gmax Ultra electric scooter lacks the Bluetooth feature and an app making the Segway Ninebot ES4 the upfront winner of this category. 

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Final words

Regarding the superiority of either Segway Ninebot Max or GoTrax Gmax Ultra, it is safe to declare GoTrax Gmax Ultra the winning brand based on the information gathered above.

Despite lacking an app, Bluetooth connection, and only supporting one rider, this electric scooter has quality security, braking, lightweight, portability, hill climbing, safety, range testing, durability, affordability, build quality and greater power which equates to more speed. 

A head-to-head comparison of the brands drives this conclusion based on factual analysis. Even though both scooters share notable highlights and convenient features like cruise control, the GoTrax Gmax Ultra is the better option if you are looking for an all-around electric scooter to suit your commuting needs.

Gmax ultra

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GoTrax GMax Ultra vs. The Segway E45

The Segway E45 is the new and improved version of the Segway ES4. We’re including details about the Segway Ninebot E45 because if you are in the market for either an ES4 or a GoTrax GMax Ultra, we would be remiss for not telling you about the newer model that Segway offers.

Segway ES4

The features that stand out about the Segway E45 (which is generation 2 of the Segway ES4 in our mind) scooter include;

  • 18.6 mph maximum speed
  • 28 miles range
  • IPX4 water-resistant
  • 9-inch high-elastic traction control tires
  • Electric and mechanical brake
  • Built-in front and rear LED lights
  • 20% max slope
  • Premium 18650 power battery

The Segway E45 has a classic foldable design making it portable with an approximated weight of 30lbs. This scooterbuild is from an aerospace-grade aluminum alloy material allowing better thermal conductivity and corrosion resistance.

In addition, the colorful atmospheric lights of the electric scooter are under the rider’s control via the Segway-Ninebot App. The color display enables the rider to navigate in the dark as it has nine options of flashing effects and a couple of thousands of color options. 

Segway E45 has three riding speed modes: energy-saving mode speed at 9.3mph and 15.5 miles range. Cruising mode speed at 15.5 mph and 15.5 miles range.

Finally, the sports speed mode with a 10% faster speed acceleration compared to the Segway ES4. If you utilize controlled acceleration, you’ll find that you can extend the overall range of the E45. 

The Segway E45 has an additional magnetic brake technology that uses electromagnetic forces to form powerful brakes even on shorter braking distances. The Segway-Ninebot app can be of assistance to the rider for adjusting brake levers for better stability. 

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Scooter has embraced the innovation

This model of the scooter has embraced the innovative thread locking technology used in high-speed bullet trains. With the 700W motor power, the scooter can tackle a 20% slope uphill and on sloped terrain.

The Ninebot premium battery packs at 1850 with brilliant improvements like complete encapsulating process, more potent anti-seismic, and flame retardant properties. 

The Segway E45 has a bright tail light for proper visibility in dark areas, an intuitive dashboard giving the rider all the necessary information at a glance, and 2.5W front LED lights for extended illumination distance. According to the information gathered above, the Segway E45 is an improved and better version of the Segway ES4.

Still, the brand, however, is not a worthy competitor to the GoTrax G Max Ultra. Don’t get me wrong, and the Segway E45 has many pros, as it can link to an app and support two-rider features the GoTrax G Max Ultra has to achieve. 

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

How far can the Segway ES4 travel on a single charge?

The maximum range of the segway kickscooter es4 is 28 miles.

What's the maximum weight capacity the Segway ES4 can support?

It has a fairly lightweight build, coming in at just over 30 lb.

What type of tire does the Segway ES4 have?

They use solid tires, which are among the oldest out there. The tires are very stiff when you go over bumps.

How fast is the Segway ES4?

15.5 mph (25 km/h)* Under Sports Mode. Depends on riding style and terrain.

Where Is the first batterie locates of Segway ES4?

First battery is inside the steering tube. Second battery is attached to the back of the steering tube.

How far can the g max ultra travel on a single charge?

Approximately 40-45 miles when fully charged.

What's the maximum weight capacity the Gmax Ultra can support?

The maximum rider weight is 220 pounds

What type of tire does the Gmax Ultra have?

The Gmax Ultra has 10 inch pneumatic tires which provide a smooth and comfortable ride

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