LeEco’s new smart bicycles for the U.S. market break the cycle of conventional riding offering an Android™-powered BikeOS with touchscreen display that helps cyclists navigate rides and track performance. The LeEco Smart Road Bike, which has been recognized as a CES Innovation Honoree, features an aerodynamic Toray T700 carbon fiber frame, fork, seat post, handlebar and wheels, weighing in at a svelte 18.5 pounds. With an 11-speed one-by drivetrain, the bike uses a single chain ring up front and a wide-range cassette in back eliminating two-derailleur coordinated shifting. Other components include lightweight brake set with dual-pivot technology, paired with shift/brake levers, mounted to a strong and lightweight carbon fiber handlebar.
The LeEco Smart Mountain Bike features Toray T700 carbon fiber frame and handlebar, SR Suntour XCR Air front fork, and the popular 27.5”/650b diameter wheelset, weighing in at 26.9 pounds. The 11-speed one-by drivetrain model also utilizes a single chain ring crankset, quick and smooth rear derailleur, and a wide-range 11-42 tooth cassette. Other features include a sturdy hydraulic brake set.
The category-defining smart bikes feature LeEco’s Android 6.0-powered BikeOS system displayed on a 4-inch touchscreen that runs on a quad-core Snapdragon™ 410 processor and is powered by a 6000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The system provides turn-by-turn navigation tailored for bicycle riding from HERE Maps, online and offline music playback, walkie-talkie communication with other nearby compatible LeEco smart bikes, and ride logging. With the companion app, you can also review and share your rides with others.
For those who want to monitor health and performance, the bikes feature a full suite of onboard sensors including GPS/GLONASS, compass, accelerometer, barometer, light level, wheel speed and crank speed, while also offering compatibility with third-party ANT+ heart rate and power sensors to help meet fitness goals.
Safety and security are always a concern, and the models offer automatic on-board lighting (front/sides), horn and security alarm. In fact, the bikes automatically notify its owner when the alarm is activated and tracks location via the mobile app. Additionally, the electronics in both models are water resistant to level IP54.
The new smart bikes will be available in the U.S. in second quarter of 2017.