One of the best things about Kickstarter is that it gives creators the funds needed to make their projects become a reality. This is why Peloton, a New York based company, launched a campaign at this crowd sourcing site to help fund their latest project. The Peloton Bike is an Android powered exercise bike that merges technology and fitness bringing a new experience to exercise buffs.
There’s still 12 more days left in the campaign but the company has already exceeded its goal of raising $250,000. As of this writing 254 individuals have already pledged in a total amount of $260,732 which is more than enough to fund the project.
A pledge of $10 or more reserves your preferred username at Peloton which will be used in the worldwide leaderboard. $20 or more reserves you a username and a limited edition Peloton water bottle. $50 or more gives you a Peloton T-shirt, water bottle and a username. A pledge of $1500 gives you a limited edition Peloton Bike with an estimated delivery date of November this year.
What makes the Peloton Bike unique is that it comes with a 21.5″ Full HD multitouch console that connects to your Wi-Fi connection. The aim is to bring studio cycling classes from the best instructors all over the world right in your home. It’s being powered by Android with a custom UI on top to keep things simple. There’s even a camera that allows you to video chat with your friends while you are exercising.
The bike is able to track your performance metrics such as counting on the calories burned, cadence, power output, and more. You will even be able to share your achievements on popular social networks.
The company has designed the exercise bike from the ground up to make it as perfect as possible. For starters, they did away with the chain and instead used a belt drive so that it operates quietly. The brake pad was also replaced with magnets.
This is probably one of the best Android projects that we are looking forward to.