Although Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is known for producing affordable smartphones, the brand is now entering the smart bike industry with the release of the QiCycle R1. Designed to appeal to both bike enthusiasts and professionals alike, the new smart bike comes with a health-centric twist.
The QiCycle R1 is a lightweight road bike equipped with a Mitsubishi T800 carbon fiber frame. Like other smart bikes, the QiCycle is equipped with built-in sensors that record data from each journey. But instead of simply letting the rider see how many miles they have traveled, the sensors sync with Xiaomi’s health app to provide more precise fitness information.
Unlike traditional bikes, the QiCycle R1 comes with a price tag of $3,000. As a result, the bike is more likely to appeal to health-conscious bicycle enthusiasts than the average consumer.