Mattel's Smart Cycle is an amazing interactive toy for kids. I bought it for my neice and instead of waiting for Christmas (like I had planned), I went ahead and gave it to her. It was very easy to set up and the bike is very sturdy. The instructions are very clear nad written well. It took less than 15 minutes from opening the box to hooking it in and letting her ride.
The Smart Cycle is a stationary bike that is plugged into the computer through the A/V plugs. The bike comes with one set of games. They are all educational but the kids don't seem to realize they are learning. They are just having fun peddling and steering to get the letter or numbers. They get to take pit stops to play games with joy stick that is in the center of the boke. The bike gives some resistance and does give them a work out without being too hard to peddle.
All my neices and newphews played with it. It kept them busy for hours and it was the first thing they wanted to play with in the morning. We have had it for about 2 weeks and it has been played with every day. It is great to see them get physical activity while playing "video games".
The Smart Cyle is a great toy and it is more than just a toy- it is a workout for the mind and body. I would recommend it to anyone with kids that are 3 to 7 or 8 (depending on kids weight and height). It is not a toy that will get pushed a side after a day or two.