LifeSpan Fitness Launches Kickstarter for Power-Generating Desk Bike

Power Generating Desk

LifeSpan Fitness Launches Kickstarter for Power-Generating Desk Bike

LifeSpan Fitness, a Utah-based company, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for its innovative power-generating desk bike, the Ampera. The concept behind this product is to promote physical activity during the workday while also providing a sustainable source of power for your devices. This revolutionary product could be the perfect solution for those seeking health benefits of an electric stand up desk, but with an added twist.

Founded in 2002, LifeSpan Fitness has been committed to integrating physical activity into the workday. After launching its first treadmill desk in 2011 and desk bikes in 2013, the company is now venturing into the realm of power-generating fitness equipment. The Ampera desk bike not only allows you to stay active but also uses your pedaling to generate power for your electronic devices.

The Ampera uses a belt-drive system that ensures smooth and quiet operation, minimizing noise distractions. The kinetic energy from your pedaling is converted into usable power for your gadgets. According to LifeSpan, maintaining a steady speed of 60 rpm could generate up to 65 watts per hour at any given resistance level.

The desk bike comes equipped with a 65-W USB-C charging port and a 15-W Qi-compliant wireless charging pad for your smartphone. A unique feature is the RGB ring light at the pedals, which can display one of 12 colors selected via a companion app over Bluetooth 5. This app also provides fitness statistics such as cadence, speed, distance, estimated calories burned, and power generated.

The Ampera is built from 30% recycled materials and features a tubular aluminum base frame measuring 25.35 inches long (640 mm) for stability. The fabric-covered padded seat offers all-day comfort and is adjustable to accommodate users between 5 and 6.4 ft (1.52 – 1.95 m). The desk bike, weighing 68 lbs (30.8 kg), is easy to move around thanks to a handle and trolley wheels.

LifeSpan Fitness is raising production funds for the Ampera on Kickstarter, with pledges starting at US$549. If all goes well, shipping is expected to start from November. However, the usual crowdfunding risks apply.

It’s worth noting that the Ampera does not come with a built-in work platform like Acer’s eKinekt. The stationary bike has a minimum height of around 33 inches (834 mm), so you’ll likely need to invest in a standing desk for the optimal setup. LifeSpan sells a variety of standing desks in its webstore, with prices starting at $499.

While the Ampera is not a traditional electric height adjustable standing desk, it does offer a unique combination of fitness and sustainability. This desk bike allows you to stay active and healthy while also generating power for your devices. It’s a step forward in office health and could be considered as one of the best sit stand desks available in the market.

In conclusion, the Ampera desk bike from LifeSpan Fitness is an innovative solution for those who want to stay active during their workday and contribute to sustainable energy. This product combines the health benefits of an electric stand up desk with the added advantage of power generation, making it an exciting prospect for those in the market for a new office setup.

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Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Ergomotion Director since 2005.

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