The Coolest Wearable Tech for Kids Who Love Gadgets
Who doesn’t want to be a “spy kid”? We sure do! Wearable tech is truly one of the hottest accessories on the market today, growing in popularity and so much more than just fitness trackers! Today’s gadget-accessories include everything from baby monitoring devices to smart rings. Recent research says that one in six consumers use wearable technology in their daily lives, so naturally kids are following suit. We found some really cool must-haves trending now, and rounded them up for you.
For Chores and Responsibilities
Octopus, by Joy, is available for preorder – and your kids are definitely going to want one, so don’t miss out. Created by a team of techies with backgrounds in child development, engineering, business and communication, this wondrous watch is meant to empower kids by teaching good habits and the concept of time… and it’s a lot of fun, too. The watch doesn’t have the traditional hands and numbers, it gives the time with icons, making it the first clock that young kids can actually read and understand, and links time to events.
For Health & Fitness
Leapband is an activity tracker made for kids age 4-7 that’s packed with fun challenges and customizable play. Children can personalize their very own pet pal for an active playmate who’s always on hand for games like “Leap Like a Lion.” Parents can choose from fifty downloadable challenges to keep their child wiggling, dancing, hopping and having fun. Mini-games, pet accessories and more built-in rewards encourage active play and healthy habits: it’s the perfect motivation to get kids moving, with a playful feel and good results.
With Sqord, your kids get new school tech and old school play. The Sqord Activity Pod easily syncs with the free Sqord App, instantly updating the player’s Activity Points and introducing them to tons of fun. The idea is to motivate real-world activity and building lifelong healthy habits with an online world full of friends, challenges, characters, points and awards. Sqord is one part social media, one part game platform, and one part fitness tracker...all designed specifically for kids, completely focused on kids’ needs and parents’ concerns. It’s win/win!
If you think Garmin is just for GPS, think again! This trusted tech giant has branched out to include a lot of really cool wearables for kids. We love Garmin vívofit jr. Perfect for pintsized powerhouses, this stylish, swim-friendly activity tracker encourages the kiddoes to stay on the move. Parents can control the app and use it to monitor steps and active minutes, assign chores and even hand out virtual rewards. Control it all from your mobile device.
The hereO GPS watch is the world’s smallest real-time cellular-connected GPS tracking device and it’s colorful and fun too. Designed and developed for kids age 3 and up, the goal is helping parents feel more at ease, knowing where the little ones are at all time. With real-time pinpoint tracking, breadcrumb trail logging, and smart location alerts, you can track your children’s whereabouts directly from the hereO Family smartphone companion app. Available for pre-order.
Omate’s Wherecom K3 smartwatch is designed for 6-10 year olds and has 3G built in so you don’t need to carry a phone. It’s also got GPS and a basket of handy-dandy safety features to keep an eye on your kids. Specially designed to stay on tiny wrists, it uses Omate’s tried-and-true TrueSmart smartwatch as the blueprint but the K3 is significantly slimmer with a bright yellow plastic watch-case and a soft rubber band.
Tinitell is a wearable mobile phone for kids, GPS enabled. It’s super simple, fun and durable and comes with its own admin app. It’s pretty much the perfect first phone for kids because it’s one of the smallest mobile phones ever made; all you need is to insert your own 2G SIM card and you’re good to go! Tinitell is made of medical grade plastic (it’s not edible, but it is wearable) and features everything needed right on the wrist (it’s like a spy movie come to life).
Just for Fun
Strap on the Moff Band slap bracelet. Sync up to an Apple or Android device… And play! Over thirty realistic sound effects are included in the free Moff app. Sounds include air drums and guitar, ninja swords, baseball, cooking and more. Gone are the days of self-generated sound effects; when your kid is holding a pencil and waving it around like a magic wand, the bracelet will broadcast accordingly. The device’s built-in accelerometer and gyro sensors pick up on what the child is doing and where the arms are positioned and BAM! brings on the noise.
Which of these wearable gadgets would your kiddo love? Share your favorites with us!
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