LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker

Last updated date: September 3, 2019

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Overall Take

Perfect for younger users, the LeapFrog LeapBand rewards kids for physical activity. Wearers get points for doing certain exercises or taking on physical challenges, which they can put toward accessories for a virtual pet. The simple layout makes it easy to control even for non-readers. Mom or Dad can also choose from a range of parental controls. In our analysis of 31 expert reviews, the LeapFrog LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker placed 2nd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
969 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Intended for ages 4 to 7 years. Preloaded with 50 active challenges to make kids move. Parental controls through LeapFrog Connect. Can set play times, challenges and other features. Parent controls on LeapFrog Connect make it easy to set play times, challenges and more. Fun, amusing noises and avatars.
- BestReviews
Besides the activity meter, the LeapBand has built-in activity challenges to get kids moving. Wiggle like a worm for 10 seconds! Dance like a chicken! With a friendly voice giving instructions over the built-in speaker, and only four buttons on the watch itself, it’s easy for kids who can't read yet to figure out what to do.
- PC World
April 30, 2014 | Full review
The LeapBand has 50 active challenges that are perfectly aimed at the younger market such as ‘pounce like a lion’ or ‘wiggle like a worm’, with parents able to set play times so that kids don't get too carried away.
- Review Geek
January 30, 2019 | Full review
This smartwatch from LeapFrog provides you with a virtual pet, just like the good old Tamagotchis from the 90s. You can feed and power your pet by completely activities or exercise to gain points.
- T3
LeapBand encourages healthy habits and choices in a fun way. There’s a companion app available on most iOS and Android devices (as well as LeapFrog tablets), so if your child has a separate device they can do even more with the band.
- Wear Action
Instead, it offers a novel concept by providing a series of fun physical challenges – walking, running, jumping and dancing – that the child needs to complete to earn points to spend on their virtual pet.
- Gadgets & Wearables
April 4, 2019 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Battery wears down quickly, may quit charging. Band runs small.
- BestReviews
It doesn't track steps, sleep, and other metrics that a typical wearable might. Some children might lose interest fairly quickly which essentially renders it useless.
- Wear Action
But LeapBand is another device that doesn't count steps, distance, sleep, etc.
- Gadgets & Wearables
April 4, 2019 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The LeapFrog Activity Band is a children's activity band that encourages physical activity through fun challenges. Kids run, jump and play to earn rewards and power a customizable pet pal that lives on the band.

Overall Product Rankings

1. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
2. LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Garmin vívofit jr, Kids Fitness/Activity Tracker
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 4

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