Much of the time I watch my kids in absolute awe with how much energy they have. How do they do that? Run, jump and play for hours!?! It’s fun, that’s how and they’re young! But here in the PNW as the rainy season sets in, my kiddos are found more often inside and like us grownups, needing a little motivation to get them up and moving.
We were given a LeapBand sample to try from LeapFrog. This great little piece of genius is a wrist wearable activity tracker that acts as a gaming device as well….. Now you are speaking their language!!
Your kids get to choose their own pet and pet name. The health and happiness of their special LeapBand pet depends on the level and amount of activity your kiddo does while wearing it. My daughter LOVED having her own pet and is diligent to take care of it. (Score one for Leap Frog for getting her up and moving WITHOUT me having to say anything!)
How it works
Using similar motion tracking technology as the current generation of expensive adult activity trackers, LeapBand accurately measures a child’s activity throughout the day. Kids can follow their activity progress on the energy bar that moves around the LeapBand screen. Every jump, wiggle, run and dance earns points to unlock fun, new rewards. Designed just for kids, the controls are easy to use and intuitive. Animated graphics and audio challenges add fun and encouragement for kids.
The LeapBand is fastened onto their wrist with a band that is quite large and stiff. My daughter mentioned that the wristband on the LeapBand was a bit uncomfortable and got sweaty. Because of its bulk she had difficulties adjusting it and needed help to get a proper fit. I could see that eventually the LeapBand would become a pocket toy and end up in the washing machine. (I am hoping it is water proof…..)
Leap Frog partnered with Clif Kids for Fit Made Fun Day in Early September. This partnership is a dream team of healthy snacks and a healthy lifestyle, motivation and imagination, Fit and fun!
LeapBand from LeapFrog is a device that is well worth purchasing and using. Thanks Leap Frog!
Mom and kid recommended!
The LeapBand is available online for $39.99 At leapfrog.com
Recommended for ages: 4-7