CES 2017: LeEco debuts two Android-based smart bikes for cycling aficionados
LeEco has debut two new smart bikes at the CES 2017 with new features and integrated Android 6.0 Marshmallow that is specifically tailored for cycling and can support some third party sensors as well. One of them is a mountain bike while other is a road bike. Both bikes are given 4-Inch touchscreen that can display turn-by-turn directions to the rider with a simplified menu. It has a compass, a barometer and a speedometer to keep track of journey’s data including speed, distance, covered etc. The cycles have 4 LTE Radio and rider can play music, both online and offline, talk to fellow cyclists via on-bard walkie-talkie and share rides or data with them.
All the electronic attachments are, obviously, water-proof. A 6,000mAh rechargeable battery provides the required power while the display is powered by a Snapdragon 410 processor.
The mountain bike is heavier at about 26.9 pounds and the road bike weighs only 18.5 pounds. The frame, fork, seat post, handlebar and wheels are made of aerodynamic Toray T600 carbon fiber and offer 11-speed drive train. You can read an hands-on review on Engadget to get more idea about two new entrants in the line of products by LeEco, a Chinese company.
The company didn’t say anything on pricing, but ensured availability in the second quarter of the current year. Cyclist aficionados can say good-by to chest strap fitness and performance tracking systems.