You’re a health-conscious, technologically-sophisticated geek who tries to take care of yourself, right? You probably have an Apple or Android watch, or a FitBit, and you track your exercise goals and eating so you can lead a healthier life. That’s wonderful for you, but what about your kids? They’re a bit young for an Apple Watch, but wouldn’t it be nice to keep an eye on their wellness and get them involved in their health?
Kiddo is a new project on Kickstarter this week, and we want to get the word out about their cool new wearable for kids aged 3-10. We’re going to feature one cool aspect of the Kiddo each day, and hopefully get you excited about backing this project.
Kiddo Delivers Daily Health Insights
The whole point to using a wearable is to gather and interpret data. The Kiddo has four sensors built in that will track your child’s temperature, heart rate, perspiration, and activity. The Kiddo app lets you track this info on a daily basis, as well as keep tabs on eating, mood, and more, so you can know in the moment how your kid is doing, and in the longer term see trends and patterns that help you make decisions or discover issues, like food sensitivities or allergies.
But more than just gathering data, the combination of wearable and app will help you and your child work together for their health, giving them a sense of empowerment over their own body and an early understanding of how our own behaviors affect our well-being. Making health a family activity is the best way for parents to lead by example.
Kiddo is live now on Kickstarter. They are looking for an initial $25,000 to bootstrap their production of market-ready models that your kids will love to wear, and you’ll love because they give you an extra piece of mind. If you get in early on the campaign, you can get a Super Early Bird unit for just $79.
[We’d like to thank Good Parents for sponsoring this post!]