Fitness trackers on the market appeal to adults, but few wrist wearables are designed for children -- outside of the LG GizmoGadget and LG GizmoPal, that is. Few companies are designing kid wearables to appeal to the younger of us, but shoe company Adidas wants to change that by bringing its own Zone fitness trackers to the classroom: specifically, PE class.
The Adidas Zone fitness trackers would only track children during that one hour of PE class each day, nothing more. Additionally, only a child's heart rate would be recorded and monitored on the device. The goal of the Adidas Zone fitness tracker would be to help PE teachers understand just how to best tailor the workout needs of students. In other words, the PE teacher would use the Zone fitness trackers to best understand how to help their students workout each day so as to get the most vigorous workout possible (within good health, that is). The Adidas Zone fitness tracker has NFC to help teachers know which students are in PE class on a given day and which ones aren't. Even if some a twin is trying to impersonate his other twin, the data will catch him or her in the lie. Technology always catches the bad guys!
The Adidas Zone fitness trackers will cost $139 each, or you can get a case of 28 for $3,995. Teachers can request up to 12 a month for testing purposes, to give them a feel of what to expect before they commit financially.
What do you think? Should children be tracked in PE class for teaching purposes? Should children be tracked at all? Do you think that kid fitness trackers violate the child's right to privacy?