Kids are always on the move and now you can know what they're up to with the PaiBand. The PaiBand, by Pai Technology, is an activity tracker developed specifically with kids and parents in mind. This activity tracker allows parents to track their children's daily activities, sleep cycle, heart rate and even location. This activity tracker also allows parents to set up daily routines, activities, and tasks for children to get them moving by giving out rewards.
The PaiBand comes with a PaiBand activity tracker, a charger (which has a fun design) and an ankle strap. Both the activity tracker and ankle strap are made of high-grade silicone, safe for all skin types that is waterproof and dirt resistant. Also, both bands are simple to adjust and are big enough to fit most wrist and ankles. The PaiBand also requires parents to download the free PaiParent app for their phone to track their child as well as offers an additional free gaming app for the iPad called, City Run, to encourage physical activity through gameplay.
Now, the PaiBand seems like a great concept and nifty toy for kids, but it has a lot of problems. First, it is extremely hard to find the right app in the app store, especially the "City Run" app which has a very generic name. Once both apps are downloaded it's hard to get them to connect to the tracker itself. We tried several different phones and was never able to connect the tracker to the PaiParent app, even after watching the companies YouTube videos.
The PaiBand is recommended for ages 4 and up. We also think that tech and health conscious individuals might be interested in this tracker, however, it is very difficult to set it up and even then it doesn't always work right.
The "City Run" app is slightly boring as you are not actually running, but rather stepping from right to left and sliding back to duck as well as lifting a leg to jump. We wish that the "City Run" app would have more real interactivity like Nintendo's Wii. Plus, we wonder what information this tracker is keeping on your child as well. Also, the face of the tracker is supposed to be scratch resistant, but it was easily scratched and the tracker's charging case started having trouble closing after a few uses. Overall, there is a lot of work to set up the tracker with very little reward.
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