CES 2017: Here are snapshots of a few innovative products being demonstrated at CES this week
The LeEco Smart Mountain Bike features Toray T700 carbon fiber frame and handlebar, SR Suntour XCR Air front fork, and the popular 27.5-inch/650b diameter wheelset, which weighs in at 26.9 pounds. The 11-speed one-by drivetrain model also utilizes a single chain ring crankset, quick and smooth rear derailleur, and a wide-range 11-42 tooth cassette. It includes an hydraulic brake set.
LeEco’s Android 6.0-powered BikeOS system displays on a 4-inch touchscreen that runs on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor and is powered by a 6000mAh rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
The system provides turn-by-turn navigation tailored for bicycle riding from HERE Maps, online and offline music playback, walkie-talkie communication with other nearby compatible LeEco smart bikes, and ride logging. With the companion app, you can also review and share your rides with others.
For riders who want to monitor health and performance, the bikes feature a full suite of onboard sensors including GPS/GLONASS, compass, accelerometer, barometer, light level, wheel speed and crank speed, while also offering compatibility with third-party ANT+ heart rate and power sensors to help meet fitness goals.
Safety and security are always a concern; the new models offer automatic on-board lighting (front/sides), horn and security alarm. In fact, the bikes automatically notify its owner when the alarm is activated and tracks location via the mobile app. Additionally, the electronics in both models are water resistant to level IP54.
The new smart bikes will be available in the U.S. in Q2 2017, the company said.
Smart Patio Umbrella Knows Where the Sunshine Is
ShadeCraft’s Sunflower, a first-of-its-kind intelligent patio umbrella, launched at CES. It is an automated umbrella that moves with the motion of the sun to keep its owner always in the shade, CEO Armen Gharabegian said.
- Fully autonomous movement via AI integration;
- Runs on solar power, tracking the sun’s movement throughout the day for optimum energy absorption;
- Can connect to other devices in a smart home; onboard cameras connect to users’ existing security to enhance home monitoring service;
- Sensor optimized to recognize wind to close automatically, and to understand proximity to obstructions; and
- Also features GPS, USB port, controlled lighting and voice command.
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Originally published on eWeek