Last Updated: July 10th, 2013

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]

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • Keyan X

    Angry birds while I bike? Legit

    • http://mercurypdx.tumblr.com/ MercuryPDX

      "The screen will be used to stream cycling classes and track your stats."

      Nope. It's just an at home spin class.

  • Merri Mogridge

    Just curious if anyone on AP would buy this? I really couldn't justify spending that much money on it.

    • RyanWhitwam

      We'll try to get a review unit ;)

      • Merri Mogridge

        Haha great idea! :)

    • jaduncan

      If I had a gym, or was still training people for rowing? Yeah, it's only an extension of the dashboards people already like.

      For personal use, well, it's quite a lot more expensive than a stand to put my existing tablet on.

    • http://mercurypdx.tumblr.com/ MercuryPDX

      The issue I have is that it relies on Peleton for all its content. If something happens to them, you have an exercise bike with a practically useless touch-screen attached.

      If it did more than just provide spin classes (e.g. Watch my own video, play my own music, read books, etc.) I would consider it.

      • Freak4Dell

        It runs full Android, so shouldn't it be able to do all those things? I mean, sure, it's cheaper to just use your own tablet, but I don't think you're totally screwed if the company goes under.

        • http://mercurypdx.tumblr.com/ MercuryPDX

          In theory it should, but the Kickstarter page and video don't mention the ability to run anything besides the pre-installed Bike App.

  • ProductFRED

    This + Temple Run.

  • billymansell

    That's a shame, I thought it mght be a challenger to Tacx RLV indoor trainers but it's a spin cycle instead.

  • A

    I think I'd rather have a regular exercise bike, a tablet with Netlfix, and $500 in my back pocket.

    • Matti

      I'd rather just spend more money on a proper bike from Specialized, Pinarello, etc.

  • Michael

    Custom Skin :S haha

  • mechapathy

    But I already have a bike that goes places. Outside. And I can mount my phone to it to keep track of the places I've gone. Outside.

  • Meredith

    This bike is awesome! And the price is right given the fact that a single spin class is $32! With this bike you can do all the spin classes you want for just $40 per month! I will save so much!

  • Jordan Long

    anyone recognize the song at 3:20?

  • Fredric Glick

    I bought 1 today!! Cant wait to start using it!!!