As fitness trackers like Fitbit Zip and Jawbone Up gain popularity, it was only a matter of time before kids got their own version of the activity-tracking devices.
This week, the company X-Doria announced the release of KidFit, an activity tracker for children ages 5 to 13. The device tracks sleep, but not steps or calories as regular fitness trackers do. Instead, it gives kids a daily goal of earning 100 points, which they rack up by being active. Parents can also customize their child's goals, the company said.
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The app shares messages to encourage children to reach their goals, and congratulates kids on their accomplishments. Parents can also set "real world" rewards, like a new bike or an amusement park trip, the company said. [Best Fitness Tracker Bands]
The device comes in four colors (yellow, aqua, hot pink and black), has a "slap-band" wristband and is splash proof. It will be available in mid-August for $49.99, and is also available now for pre-order (the first 1,000 to order get $10 off the regular price.)
In April, the company LeapFrog announced the LeapBand activity tracker for kids ages 4 to 7. This device tracks activity, and includes challenges such as "wiggle like a worm" that earn points. The tracker will be available soon, costing $39.99, LeapFrog said.
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