First Michele Obama was championing healthy lunches and active play cycles for kids, and now, the tech toy community wants to get involved by making a tyke-sized activity tracker: LeapBand.
The small bracelet from LeapFrog is hardly a financial investment at $39, and if your kid wants to know about why you’re wearing your bracelet and walking up and down all of the stairs when there are escalators – you can get this physical fitness tracking device for their smaller steps.
Tech-obsessed parents may already be familiar with LeapFrog since they create tablets for small children. The LeapPad line is a perfect option for small, growing kids since it comes with limited functions and plenty of parental controls.
The smart LeapBand is also molded in the same dimension – bright colors, waterproof, and plenty of parental firewalls. However, unlike parent sized trackers, it uses a digital pet similar to a Tomagotchi. Your child must engage in physical activity in order to feed the pet:
- Pick 1 of 8 pets, including a unicorn, robot, dragon and more—then choose its name and color.
- In LeapFrog Connect, parents can set up to 36 LeapBand challenges such as “Jump like a frog” and “Walk like a crab” to get kids active.*
- Children can feed, groom and care for their pet. Plus, they can earn rewards to unlock more surprises and pet play.
- Extend play to LeapPad Ultra, smartphones and tablets – unlock rewards and learn about staying healthy.**
- Device comes pre-loaded with 14 challenges—get kids moving with active and imaginative activities.
- The more active kids are, the more points they earn to play games on LeapBand, such as Pet Boogie and Fun Run.
- In Pet Chef, kids can help their pet collect food to make healthy snacks and unlock nutrition fun facts.
- Includes rechargeable battery, water-resistant design and hi-res screen; manage play times with School/Quiet modes.