A Smartwatch for Kids Turns Sports and Physical Play into a Game

By: Amelia Roblin - Jan 27, 2015
References: indiegogo & yankodesign
It was only a matter of time before a smartwatch for kids would be invented. The consumer may be skeptical about the capacity of a hi-tech wrist-worn device; however, he or she need not worry that it would overstimulate youngsters by digital means.

Frederic Bruneau, Nicolas Bruneau and Michael Raven have developed a child-friendly wristband that's intuitive to use, and actually encourages youth to step away from video games, iPads and their parents' electronics. The simple and playful interface features the animated character Miiya, who changes form according to the level of physical activity of its wearer. The mascot wakes up from its virtual slumber after about 30 minutes of exercise in one day, and transforms into a weight-lifting creature after 1 hour. This smartwatch for kids facilitates activity tracking by tagging, and sends information to parents about their little ones' daily fitness and location.