Marketing gimmicks are no longer shocking… they are now borderline stupid. But as long as they promote it as free phone charging, I am OK with it, but please don’t make it about fitness. The device is not… an exercise bike!
The device is not just an exercise bike attached to a table — it’s a phone charger too.
It was first rolled out in September at an outlet in the southern Guangdong province that promotes a low-carbon, environmentally friendly lifestyle, according to a McDonald’s China post about the shop’s opening.
The bikes are made out of recycled plastic and allow users to generate electricity from exercising that can then be used to charge their mobile phones or other devices.