LeEco has unveiled two smart bicycles at CES 2017; both run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based “BikeOS”
Chinese tech firm LeEco hs unveiled two unique bicycles, which run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based ‘BikeOS”, that has been developed by the company itself. The two bicycles are the Smat Road Bike and Smart Mountain Bike, which have been displayed at Consumer Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas.
The smart cycles come with a 4-inch touchscreen display that provides the users turn-by-turn navigation with the help of Here maps. The touchscreen is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor and the bicycle comes equipped with a 6,000 mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Apart from navigation, the screen also provides online and offline music playback, walkie-talkie communication with nearby other LeEco smart bikes. It also keeps a log of the riding data. The riders can review their rides and share the details using the companion app.
Both the smart bikes by the company sport on-board sensors including GPS/GLONASS, Compass, accelerometer, barometer, light level, wheel speed and crank speed. For fitness enthusiasts, these two bicycles come with third party ANT+ heart rate and power sensors. The Chinese company claims that the electronics on the bicycles are IP54 water resistant which certainly make these two models more attractive for the riders.
The LeEco Smart Mountain Bike sports Toray T700 carbon fibre and it weighs only 26.9 pounds. Also, LeEco claims that both the models will automatically notify the owner when they in unauthorized hands, as the security alarms will be activated. In case of theft, these smart bikes will send their locations to the owner via mobile app.
Both the technology loaded models will be available in the North American market from second quarter of 2017. Any details about pricing of these two bicycles are yet to be disclosed. But expect the Chinese firm to disclose the data soon.