LeEco Brings Android-Powered Smart Road / Mountain Bikes To The US

Chinese manufacturer LeEco has just announced two smart bikes here at CES 2017, both of which are determined to run the company’s customized BikeOS flavor of Android. Availability of the two bikes aimed at active users, these road and mountain bikes have GPS navigation and fitness-tracking built-in. Will go live onto the hands of United States customers during the second quarter of 2017, though, there’s still no official word on pricing just yet.

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Meet the LeEco’s Smart Road Bike and the Smart Mountain Bike. Each of which have the sorts of things you need for those respective types of biking: seats, wheels, and of course, corban fiber frames. They’re both 11-speed bikes, with the Road Bike weighing in at 18.5 pounds and the Mountain Bike at 26.9 pounds.

It’s also showing a performance-tuned version of its electric concept car. LeEco adds a dash of technology to just about everything and that now includes old-school pedal power. The company has today unveiled two bicycles for the US, which are powered by Android and its counterparts. Each bike is fitted with a Snapdragon 410 processor and whose centerpiece is a 4-inch touchscreen box that runs a customized version on Android. The front-end gives you turn-by-turn directions from HERE, music playback (including streaming) ride data and even chat with nearby LeEco bike riders.

As aforementioned, both the Smart Road and Mountain Bikes have their own kind of GPS technology and sensors, that enables you track your own fitness by pairing ANT+ heart rate and power monitors. The two new Smart Bikes from LeEco comes running Google’s Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system that specifically tailored for bicycles.

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In addition to on-screen directions to home that features turn-by-turn navigation for bicycles, you’ll get a compass, a barometer and a speedometer. The bikes can also play music on offline or online. and as said they can talk to other LeEco smart bike owners via on-board Walkie-talkie technology.

Smartest part here would that you can log your bike rides, share your rides with other people and keep track of fitness and performance goals with the LeEco bike app. With the package of 6000mAh rechargeable battery, the smart-technology between both bikes is similar. Where they only differ, however, is with their mechanical biking components. It gets lights, a horn, an alarm, and also the support for third-party accessories for things like heart rate tracking.

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The Smart Mountain Bike is decidedly heavy bicycle that boasts a SR Suntour XCR Air front fork and other components designed to survive rougher trips. Rest of the specifications in full includes:

LeEco Smart Road Bike

  • Aerodynamic Toray T700 carbon fiber frame, fork, seat post, handlebar and wheels
  • 18.5 pounds (8.4 kg)
  • 11-speed one-by drivetrain
  • Single chain ring up front, wide-range cassette in back
  • Dual-pivot technology, shift/brake levers, lightweight carbon-fiber handlebar

LeEco Smart Mountain Bike

  • Toray T700 carbon-fiber frame and handlebar
  • SR Suntour XCR Air front fork
  • 27.5-inch/650b diameter wheelset
  • 26.9 pounds (12.2 kg)
  • 11-speed one-by drivetrain
  • Single chain ring crankset, rear derailleur
  • 11-42 tooth cassette
  • Hydraulic brake set

LeEco actually wants to make smartphones, VR experiences, self-driving electric cars, and the best TVs in their arena. But it now looks like the company should have dreamed about a smart bike, there’s a chance that’s what they’ll remain – dreams.

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