These days, every piece of technology created has a modified, safer simpler version for kids. After all, we are in the digital age, and how can we possibly progress in a world that is powered by technology if we aren’t giving future leaders the tools to continue innovating and expanding on these trends. If you haven’t heard by now, 4‑H National Youth Science is adding wearable technology to its now 10-year catalog with the 2018 4‑H NYSD Challenge, Incredible Wearables, giving kids the opportunity to build a custom fitness tracker of their own. It’s a great opportunity to teach youth about the power of technology in everything we do, and how they can take part in helping create technology that can serve us now and in the future.To help build excitement for the new challenge, we are shouting out some of our favorite kid-friendly wearable tech tools:
VTech 80-171600 Kidizoom Smartwatch DX (2nd Generation)
You’re going to love this cool watch with a built-in camera, games, and activities to help keep kids moving!
With over 50 built-in challenges, getting kids to get active is easier than ever.
Swimband Personal Drowning Detection System
Safety comes first for this versatile band that tracks kids’ activities in and around water.
FiLIP 2 Smart Locator with Voice for Kids, Watermelon Red (AT&T)
With a flick of the wrist, kids can easily get in touch with emergency contacts, while allowing adults to keep tabs on their whereabouts with a built-in GPS.
iBitz Kids Activity Tracker
Set challenges and reward kids for staying active with this cool-colored clip-on tracker.