Parents' Guide to

Smart Cycle

By Jinny Gudmundsen, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 4+

A video gaming system that works by bike-riding.

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age 4+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 4+

love it for me and my kids

We purchased in 2018 so I don't know if this has been updated since last review but we love it. We purchased for our 4 year olds bday and we have a 6 and 8 yo that can use it too though the 8 yo is a tiny 8 and just fits. Placed next to the treadmill the little one peddles while I walk then I am able to guide through the games while I exercise. It only works with a newer model iPad so that may have been the issues the people were having with the older models. iPad 2 and further along. Android devices I think it's meant to but we don't have them so I can't comment. We also only use the fisher price app and not the cartoon character branded ones so I am not sure on the content of those but the fisher price one is great education and exercise combined obviously used in moderation but I can only go so long on the treadmill :)

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While all these activities are fun and age-appropriate, kids would benefit from more pedaling as they play. Parents need to know that it takes 30 to 45 minutes to assemble the bike, and it uses up batteries fairly quickly. Also, while the educational games offer levels, the games don't save your work so kids must start at level one every time they play.

Parents can breathe new life into this system by buying additional game cartridges for $20 each. For ages 3-5, the choices are Discover the Dinosaurs, Dora the Explorer Friendship Adventure, and Diego's Animal Rescue. For ages 4-6, the selection includes SpongeBob SquarePants Ocean Adventure, Barbie Fairytopia, and Hot Wheels.

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