Think & Learn Smart Cycle Review (Fisher-Price)

Think & Learn Smart Cycle
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What It Is

The Think & Learn Smart Cycle from Fisher-Price is a stationary bike that hooks up to a tablet via Bluetooth for preschoolers to play different learning games. Adult assembly is required. First step is to download the free Smart Cycle Mission to Tech City app to a tablet. The Smart Cycle app can also be launched on your TV with a media streaming box if you prefer. Then turn the Smart Cycle on to make sure it's connected. The app has different games, which work along with the bike's movable, steering handlebars, input controls, and joystick putting kids in control the entire time. They can choose one of three destinations, Tech City, Seaside Village, or Mountain Forest, as well as which games to play each time. The games focus on skills preschoolers will need as they head into kindergarten. There are games about Letters & Phonics, Spelling & Vocabulary, and Reading & Rhyming. 15 different levels of play allow kids to advance, as the Smart Cycle automatically adjusts content as your child learns. In addition to learning, this toy also keeps them active because the faster they pedal, the faster the on-screen action. The bike has a 75 lb. weight limit, and an adjustable seat. It also features an adjustable tablet holder to fit tablets of various sizes. Additional Smart Cycle apps, featuring characters from some Nickelodeon shows, are also available for even more learning fun.

Is It Fun?

The Smart Cycle offers an immersive play experience, and a fun way to learn important skills. With different games to choose from, and 15 different levels of play, kids can continue to be challenged. In addition to learning, the Smart Cycle offers a great way to keep active as preschoolers pedal along with the on-screen action. They are encouraged throughout the games, and rewarded once a game has been completed.

Who It’s For

The Smart Cycle is for preschoolers ages 3-6 years old. It includes games targeted towards those preparing for kindergarten. The bike has a 75 pound weight limit.

What To Be Aware Of

Adult assembly is required and we found it easy to do in about 25 minutes. You will need a phillips head screwdriver, four AA batteries, and your tablet, all of which are not included. First step is to download the free Smart Cycle Mission to Tech City app. Then turn the Smart Cycle on to ensure it is connected. The Smart Cycle app can also be launched on your TV with a media streaming box, if you prefer.

Smart Cycle is compatible with:

Apple: iPad Generation 3 & 4, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPad Pro 9.7, iPad mini (1, 2, 3 & 4) and newer devices with Bluetooth LE (4.0) and higher.

Android: Most Android tablets with 5.1 (Lollipop) or higher and Bluetooth LE (4.0) and higher.

Amazon Fire: Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" (4th gen), Fire HD 6", Fire (5th gen), Fire HD 7", Fire HD 8" (2015), Fire HD 8" (2016), Fire HD 10" and newer devices with Bluetooth LE (4.0) and higher.

Apple TV: 4th gen

Amazon Fire TV: 2nd gen

Android TV devices with Bluetooth LE (4.0) and higher.

The bike has a 75 pound weight limit.

Additional Smart Cycle apps, featuring characters from some Nickelodeon shows, are also available for even more learning fun.

AT A GLANCE:
  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy


    4 AA batteries required