Fisher-Price takes your kid to spin class

No helmet required.

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    Fisher-Price is preparing the next generation for a life of apps and exercise bikes with its latest innovation in the way children play. The Smart Cycle is a miniature exercise bike with a tablet stand mounted on the front -- kids pedal to play the attached game. We got a hands-on look at the Smart Cycle at CES 2017, but, unfortunately, we weren't able to go feet-on.

    Gallery: FIsher - Price Think and Learn Smart Cycle | 13 Photos

    Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Smart Cycle is not large enough for most adults to use, though the company trotted out a larger version just for CES. The bike is designed for kids ages 3 to 6, and presumably it will hold up even after your little one gets super-jacked.

    This whole thing is an upgrade of Fisher-Price's previous Smart Cycle, which hooked up to a TV via a cable.

    The SmartCycle!

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    After seeing it in person, it's fair to say the actual Smart Cycle is adorable. It's due to land in June or July for $150, complete with one free game, Mission to Tech City, which offers a literary curriculum. Additional apps will cost $5 each and include offerings from Nickelodeon, such as a SpongeBob SquarePants app that focuses on teaching science and social studies.

    The entire thing is Bluetooth-enabled, which means it works with Apple TV and other streaming systems. But parents, feel free to keep the big TV for yourself -- no bike necessary.

    Daniel Cooper contributed to this post.

    Click here to catch up on the latest news from CES 2017.

    Jessica earned her BA in journalism from ASU's Walter Cronkite School in 2011, and she's written for online outlets since 2008, with four years as senior reporter at Joystiq. She specializes in covering independent video games and esports, and she strives to tell human stories within the broader tech industry. Jessica is also a sci-fi novelist with a completed manuscript floating through the mysterious ether of potential publishers.

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