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LeapFrog LeapBand – fitness and activity tracker for kids

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Get your child excited about being active with the LeapBand, the newest activity tracker for kids!

The LeapFrog LeapBand is a kid’s activity tracker that aims to get children moving with a series of fun physical challenges and games. It is both a watch and a wristband tracker. Kids run, jump and play to earn rewards and power a customizable pet pal that lives on the band. Ideal for children aged 4 to 7.

For parents, the controls on LeapFrog Connect make it easy to set play times, challenges and more.

How it works

The more kids run, jump and play, the more they earn rewards to power a pet pal that lives on the band. Parents can preload 50 active challenges on the LeapBand to get kids moving, such as “pounce like a lion”, “march like an elephant” and “wriggle like a worm”. There are 8 virtual pets for children to choose from. Every pet is customizable so kids can make it their very own.

The more kids move, the more points they earn to unlock new pets and pet toys to play with.

Setting it Up

Parents can set up the LeapBand by connecting it to their computer using a USB cable. They can then download the LeapFrog Connect application onto their computer and use it to set the parental controls or upload more challenges onto the device.

The app allows Parents to see their kid’s activity level for an entire week, so they know how active (or not) their child has been.

The LeapBand can be charged via the USB cable, either through a computer or a USB wall charger. With normal use the LeapBand lasts for around 3 days once charged.

Smart Features

The onscreen energy bar changes colour to reflect your child’s activity level. This is tracked by the LeapBand’s accelerometer. The feature allows kids to instantly view their progress.

Kids can also see how many joules (jewels) they’ve earned and this encourages them to complete activity challenges to unlock new pets.

The LeapBand is perfect for getting kids off the couch and getting them motivated and moving! It is ideal for both girls and boys aged 4 to 7 years.

Available at ToyZone, Pick n Pay, Toys R Us and Reggies stores countrywide. RSP: R399.99

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