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

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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

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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]