Report: Fitness Trackers for Kids About to Hit Stores

Fitness trackers are extremely popular with adults, who use these devices to track their daily physical activity, cardio burn, and calorie intake. So it was only a matter of time before the market expanded to include a similar product for children. A company called X-Doria has just announced the upcoming release of their new KidFit, an activity tracker geared for children ages 5 to 13, according to a new report.

It's a little different from the trackers made for use by adults. KidFit tracks sleep, but not steps or calories. The device sets a daily goal for children: to earn 100 points which they can rack up by being active. Parents can also use the customization feature to set a goal for the child. The device features an app that shares words of encouragement, urging kids on toward their goal — and when they reach it, they get a verbal high-five with a congratulatory message. It will retail for $49.99; come in black, yellow, aqua, and hot pink; and will hit stores in mid-August (you can also pre-order it).

Another company getting into the mix is Leap Frog. Their LeapBand activity tracker for kids 4 to 7 years old tracks activity and issues challenges in Leap Frog fashion — "wiggle like a worm." The child's activity is rewarded with points. Leap Frog announced that its product will be available later this year and retails for $39.99.