LeEco Launches Smart Mountain, Road Bikes That Run Android-Based BikeOS

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LeEco has launched two smart bicycles, the Smart Road Bike and Smart Mountain Bike, ahead of CES 2017 on Tuesday. The bicycles run LeEco's own Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based 'BikeOS' and come with a touchscreen display that provides users with turn-by-turn navigation with the help of integration with Here maps.

The new smart bicycles from LeEco will be available in North America from second quarter of 2017 and will be available for attendees to see at CES 2017. No pricing has been mentioned.

The 4-inch touchscreen display on the two bikes is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 410 processor. The bicycles feature 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," the company said in its release. Users can review their rides and even share the details with the help of companion app.

The on-board sensors on the bicycles include "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," LeEco said. The electronics on the bike come with water resistance rating of IP54, the company said.

The features on LeEco Smart Road Bike include Toray T700 carbon fibre frame, fork, seat post, handlebar and wheels. The Road Bike variant weighs around 18.5 pounds. The LeEco Smart Mountain Bike weighs 26.9 pounds and the features on the bike include Toray T700 carbon fibre frame and handlebar, SR Suntour XCR Air front fork, and the 27.5"/650b diametre wheel-set.

In terms of safety and security, LeEco's new smart bicycles come with automatic on-board lighting, horn, and a security alarm. The company says the bikes automatically notify owners when the alarm is activated, and location can be tracked via the mobile app.