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Fisher-Price Smart Cycle lets toddlers exercise and learn at the same time

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 09:31:26-05

Toymaker Fisher-Price has found a way for parents to give their toddlers some guilt-free screen time and a way to tire them out a little in time for bed.

Think & Learn Smart Cycle ($150) is an exercise bike with a tablet holder on the handlebar.

The bike is made for children ages three to six and lets them use gaming apps while pedaling. The way they pedal is even a feature of how they can level up in games.

The bike comes with one free app - based on age-appropriate math, science and social studies - and works with four others priced at $4.99 each. The Bluetooth-enabled system makes it compatible with platforms like Apple TV and Android TV.

Parents can check to see how much time their toddler has spent on the bike and what he or she has learned.

Parents can expect to see the Think & Learn Smart Cycle in late summer or early fall of this year.

This is the second version of the Smart Cycle - the first came out ten years ago and used basic TV plug-and-play technology.