Fisher Price creates new exercise bike for kids.
While it might be too early to figure out the hottest toys for 2017, Fisher-Price hopes its stationary bike for toddlers and preschoolers will be a hit with moms who want their kids to exercise more. This bike looks like a bike with a tablet stand and it will retail for $150. It will be the company’s first stationary bike. According to the company’s secondary research studies, preschoolers watch about 19 hours of video per week and spend about 20 percent of their play time with electronic devices like tablets and smartphones. So toddlers will be able to get some physical exercise while they are enjoying their favorite content on that tablet device.
The Smart Cycle syncs with a tablet via Bluetooth and runs four educational apps. These apps focus on STEM, math, literacy, and social studies. The apps are driven by your child’s pedaling. One app, Smart Cycle Mission to Tech City is included complementary with the bike. Each additional app will cost $5 per app. The Think & Learn Smart Cycle is compatible with all the popular mobile devices – iOS, Android and Amazon Fire.