Android has been in phones, tablets, refrigerators, cameras, and now it's going where it's never gone before – an exercise bike. There's something a little funny about taking a mobile OS and embedding it in a device that doesn't go anywhere, but still requires peddling. The Peloton Bike is only a day into its Kickstarter, but it's raised tens of thousands toward the $250,000 goal.

The bike portion itself is (we are assured by Peloton) a very high quality unit with a smooth belt drive and sturdy carbon steel/aluminum frame. Check out the specs for the bike portion:

  • Frame: Carbon steel and aluminum monocoque construction
  • Resistance: Neodymium rare earth magnet resistance system
  • Drive: Poly V® power transmission belt drive
  • Pedals: LOOK Delta compatible thermoplastic pedals
  • Seat: Sport series saddle with depressed ergonomic center channel
  • Crank arms: 170mm carbon steel
  • Bottom bracket: Precision steel 13/68mm


The device's 21.5-inch touchscreen is an all-in-one Android device running version 4.1. The screen will be used to stream cycling classes and track your stats. There's even a front-facing camera to take pictures of yourself when you're all sweaty and gross from working out, because that's a good idea, right? Here are the tech specs for your perusal:

  • 21.5" Full HD 1080p Screen
  • PCAP Multitouch
  • 1.5Ghz TI OMAP 4470 Dual-core Processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 16 GB Internal Flash Storage
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • ANT+™ Wireless
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 100Mbps Ethernet
  • 2 x 3 Watt Stereo Speakers
  • 3.5mm TRRS Headphone and Microphone Connector
  • 1.3 Megapixel Front Facing Camera
  • Android 4.1
  • Peloton Cycle Data Connector


The Kickstarter runs through July 24th, so this thing is definitely getting funded. You can get in on the early bird deal and pick one up for $1,500, or wait and pay $1,700. Peloton expects the bike to be ready in November – just in time for the holidays. What a gift this would make! Nothing says "I'm still attracted to you" like an exercise bike.

[Kickstarter, Peloton]