LEOMO announced the Type-S, a new motion-capture sports performance computer. Using their proprietary Inertial Measurement Unit sensors, it provides data for cyclists, runners, triathletes, skiers, and weight lifters to improve their athletic form and posture during exercise. In addition, it runs on the Android 9.0 OS, giving you access to the Google Play store, and connectivity via 2G/3G/LTE.
Leomo Type-S sports performance computer
The Type-S is the latest computer from LEOMO – a follow-up to the Type-R. After being launched via a successful Kickstarter campaign, it’s now officially available to order, and will be unveiled at the upcoming CES show in Las Vegas.
LEOMO wants to provide you with sports-specific data, known as Motion Performance Indicators (MPIs). In short, this shows where various parts of your body are tracking through space during motions like running or cycling (similar to what Retul uses for bike fitting).
The device itself is about the size of a credit card, and weighs 110 grams. It has a 3-inch display, IPX7 waterproof rating, and up to 18 hours of battery life. With its own Nano SIM card and Android 9.0, LEOMO says that it can send texts and e-mails, make phone calls, and browse the internet – just like a smaller version of your phone.
The size of the kit depends on which system you buy. The standard kit includes two motion sensors, while the Pro version includes five.
The device has both ANT+ and Bluetooth compatibility to capture data such as power, cadence, speed, pace, heart rate, and more. The motion sensors each use a three-axis gyroscope, a three-axis accelerometer, and Bluetooth connectivity.
TYPE-S Spec Chart
Size: w 3.9″ x h 2.0″ x d 0.6″ (98mm x 51.6mm x 15.8mm)
Weight: 110 g (Main Unit); Multi-Sport Adapter: +27 g; Power Mount: +73 g
Waterproof rating: IPX 7
Display: 3.0″, WQVGA (400 x 240), Color (65k), Transflective type
Touch panel: Capacitive, Multi-touch Point
GPS: Yes (GPS / GLONASS / BDS / Galileo)
Wireless Technology: ANT+™, Bluetooth 4.1*, Bluetooth Low Energy, Wi-Fi (802.11 a (5GHz)/b/g/n (2.4GHz) (A secondary Bluetooth chip ensures LEOMO Motion Sensors have a stable connection.)
WWAN: GSM(2G): 850, 900, 1800, 190; WCDMA(3G): B1, B2, B5, B8; FDD-LTE: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B17, B20, B28; TDD-LTE: B38, B41
Cameras: Front Camera: PHOTO: 5 MP (2592 x 1944 resolution); VIDEO: 1080p, 30fps;
Main Camera: PHOTO: 13 MP (4208 x 3120 resolution); VIDEO: 1080p, 30fps
Built-In Sensors: Accelerometer, Barometric Altimeter, Compass, Gyroscope, Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity sensor
Battery: Built-In Main Unit: 1900mAh (min);
Battery Life: 11 to 18 hours, depending on Motion Sensors, Connectivity and Power Mount
Battery Charging Time: 2h 30m to 3h depending on battery configuration
– TYPE-S Only: 2h 30m
– TYPE-S + Power mount: 3h
Memory: RAM: 3GB / ROM: 32GB; User available space: 21.22GB
Export Data Formats (Filetypes): .fit (w/ LEOMO Cloud)
Languages: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Japanese
Pre-Installed Apps: LEOMO App, App Updater, Play Store, Maps, Google, YouTube, Drive, Gmail, Calendar, Play Movie, Play Music, Camera, Keep Notes, Files, Duo, Messages, News, Phone, Photos, Settings, Wallpapers, Calculator
The LEOMO Type-S is available for pre-order now. The two-sensor standard kit costs $449, while the five-sensor Pro kit runs $799. Both are backed by a one-year warranty.