The Leapband by Leapfrog Aims To Fight Childhood Obesity

By: Meghan Young - May 2, 2014
References: leapfrog & fastcoexist
Child obesity is arguably more serious than similar adult concerns, possibly because it tends to result in health issues later in life; the Leapband by Leapfrog hopes to make a difference. It is the first fitness tracker made for children. Fun and interactive, it will get little ones up and moving in no time.

Chock full of playful activity challenges, games, quizzes, personalized virtual pets and rewards, the Leapband by Leapfrog essentially turns exercise into an exciting big game, one that children won't tire from unlike adults with similar gadgets. Leapfrog XEO John Barbour says, "What we’ve done here, it’s not really truly about tracking the activity--it’s really about stimulating the activity." Intended for ages four to seven, it boasts a large screen with easy to use buttons.