by Brent Dirks
June 20, 2014
Even though some may not exactly like the idea, there’s now even a fitness tracker designed for kids. X-Doria is usually known for its high-quality iOS device cases for both the iPhone and iPad. But the company is branching out with the new KidFit. Designed for children 5 to 13, the device tracks both activity and quality of sleep. With a one-size-fits-all design, the tracker looks like a slap bracelet and is water resistant. The device itself doesn’t contain any type of screen, so parents will need to use the free companion app. Instead of simply counting steps, X-Doria says the tracker helps change kids behavior by making activities into a game to encourage short- and long-term goals. Parents can also create custom goals tied to real-world rewards. Syncing to an iOS device is done with Bluetooth 4.0 technology, and the built-in battery can go for up to seven days of tracking before needing to be recharged. KidFit will be ship on Friday, August 15. Buyers can select from a black, aqua, hot pink, yellow, or red device. While it will retail for $49.99, the first 1,000 preorders will receive an extra $10 off that price. Would you purchase a KidFit for your child? Even though activity trackers are all the rage with adults, I just don’t know if I would be comfortable with my kids using something like this. But I know many who would easily disagree with me. For other recent accessory news, see: This Week In Accessories: Seidio Innocell Plus, Belkin MixIt And More, Adobe's One More Thing: A Physical Ruler And Pen For Apps Called Ink And Slide, and LEGO Fusion Toys Blend The Iconic Bricks With iOS Gaming.