Wanting something which was easy to exercise on, rather than have to set up WII Sport or a video, I looked for exercise equipment. The Body Sculpture BC1700 Exercise Bike looked good and something to be used at any time without problems. It has turned out just the way I wanted. It does not take up a lot of room, was fairly easy to put together and it measures the distance, time, pulse and calory usage. I am not a bike rider, never having owned one at all, but whilst it is quite hard for me it is productive and encouraging when you read the meter. I try to use it at least once a day and if I miss a day it is not too bad to get on again. I certainly recommend it for anyone wanting to try to get a little fitter, particularly when they are - like I am - in their early 70's and diabetic.