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Android-controlled exercycle excites Kickstarter fans

Jun 26, 2013, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

After only two days on Kickstarter, an Android 4.1-powered exercise bike project has reached almost half its $250,000 goal. Peloton Cycle???s Peloton Bike is equipped with a 21.5-inch touchscreen console that runs Android 4.1 on a 1.5GHz dual-core ARM processor, offers multiple wireless options for connecting heart rate monitors, and delivers 1080p video chat and live on-demand indoor cycling classes. With $4 million in VC startup funding, Peloton Cycle appears to be going forward with its Android exercise bike, Kickstarter or no. So far, Kickstarter fans have been kicking in eagerly, with nearly half of the bike???s $250,000 goal for its one-month funding period having been met within two days of going online on June 24. The company is building a 50-cycle spinning studio in New York City, and will offer live video broadcasts of several classes a day on the Peloton Bike???s console, so users can ride along remotely. Complete story

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