Xiaomi has launched a new Smart Bike in China called QiCycle, which is a foldable electric bike to make commuting easier. The QiCycle is priced at Yuan 2,999, which comes to around Rs 30,699.
QiCycle has an integrated electric motor, which can be used for propulsion. The bike is powered by 250W-36V electric motor, and uses Torque Measurement Method (TMM) to assist the rider’s pedal-power.
It comes with Shimano Gear Shifters to let users switch gears based on the terrain. It also has a bike computer display to show all the fitness-related parameters such as calories burned, distance traveled, speed, etc.
Xiaomi says the QiCycle has a large Panasonic 18650 battery, which can last up to 45 kms on a single charge. Qicycle can be folded and kept in the trunk of a car.
The cycle has been developed by iRiding, a start-up that Xiaomi has invested in and the bikes are unsold under the QiCycle branding. In March this year, Xiaomi and iRiding had launched the $3,000 QiCycle R1 smart bike, which also integrated the pedal and power system.
Xiaomi, which is primarily known for its phones in India, has launched a wide array of products in its home market China, which includes bikes, water purifiers, rice cookers, etc. Xiaomi also has its own range of Mi Television sets in China.