With tablets, smartphones and video games becoming a major part of children’s lives, outdoor playtime has become limited at best. One way to get them up and moving is by combining gadgets and playtime – here are our pick of the three best activity trackers for kids:
1. Fitbit Ace
The Ace tracks children’s activity and lets them design their own goals on an app, enabling them to challenge their friends. It’s available in purple and blue, has a battery life of up to five days and is showerproof to boot.
2. X-Doria KidFit
With a lower price point and seven-day battery life, X-Doria KidFit is a worthy competitor. It has swappable wristbands that come in four colours: blue, pink, black and yellow. KidFit scores activities out of 100 based on pre-set goals, making it easy for children to achieve and understand the results.
3. Garmin Vivofit Jr 2
Saving the best for last – the Garmin Vivofit Jr has a leg up on competitors with its concept of unlocking digital badges and content for every 60 minutes of activity. Garmin upped the cool factor by leveraging a partnership with Disney, allowing content from Marvel, Star Wars, Minnie Mouse and more to be unlocked.