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The LeapBand is a wearable fitness tracker for kids, encouraging them to run around and play by tying their activity to a virtual "pet" that lives inside the LeapBand. Activity earns points, which can then be used to unlock more games, additional pets and items.

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Engadget Apr 30, 2014

This whole thing may seem just a little kooky, but hey -- there are worse ways to give your spawn a taste of the quantified life.

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CNET Apr 30, 2014

If LeapBand proves nothing else, it's that fitness bands have truly reached peak levels. But having a little fun with wearable fitness tech is a welcome idea that should be better incorporated across the board, not just with kids.

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Tom's Guide Apr 30, 2014

While it's still in development, we're intrigued by the fun activities LeapBand has to offer kids in its target age range, all for a very affordable $39. We look forward to getting a unit for a full review, so stay tuned.

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TechHive Apr 30, 2014

It’s water resistant and seems like it’ll be hard to break—my son’s existing LeapFrog gear stands up to tons of abuse without damage. But if the worst comes to pass, the device is only $40. ... from our brief hands-on time with the device, this little LeapBand definitely has legs.

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Mashable May 2, 2014

The LeapBand ($39), which hits stores in August, is specifically designed for kids ages 4 to 7. It comes with a built-in accelerometer, a rechargeable battery and a high-resolution (128 x 128) screen, with backlighting. It will be available in three flavors (pink, blue and green) and is made of...

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PC Advisor May 1, 2014

The LeapBand activity tracker tracks a child’s physical movements so the more active a child is, the more points they earn with their virtual pet. As the child earns points through active play, they can unlock additional games, challenges, levels of play and virtual rewards.

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Pocket-Lint May 1, 2014

The LeapBand chiefly gives chidlren commands (such as "wiggle like a worm") and then rewards them with points. Children can spend those points on games and more features within the device.

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