Adidas wants to put these Zone fitness trackers on every kid in PE class


Everybody likes a good fitness tracker, but nobody is thinking about the children. The poor dears are being left out of the wearable revolution — looks like it’s up to Adidas to put a gadget on every wrist and a smile on every PE teacher’s face. The athletic-goods company aims to equip whole classrooms with standardized heart-rate trackers with the Zone system (no relation to Adams and Archer).

The Zone wristbands track heart rate and nothing else, which is a bit limited for a fitness wearable — but it’s also perhaps the one thing that matters to a PE teacher: activity. Get those kids moving! Doesn’t matter if they’re running, jumping rope, playing hoops or cage fighting. The band will show a kid’s heart rate and a color will indicate the level of activity being…

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