Fitness trackers are booming nowadays. However, these small devices are now being studied if they will be beneficial for kids. Last year, there has been a great interest in monitoring the interests and activities of children. Experts are trying to figure out if fitness trackers can be used as tools to reduce the problems associated with obesity in children. However, there are experts saying that the trackers available in the market today are not a very good fit children use.
Various researches show that these types of trackers entices adult to become more physically active for a short period of time only since in the long run this motivation decreases. The waning motivation is commonly caused by the fact that most of the people who wear it have goals related to weight loss or the fitness points which they acquire from the tracker itself. Both of these factors greatly affect the motivation of the person wearing it.
These trackers still do not have any available data based on its efficiency if used by kids. However, a lot of experts believe that this can be very helpful. They said that the trackers today goes way beyond the mere tallying of the total number of steps made. These devices can now track the sleep duration and the quality of the person wearing it. All these can be very helpful especially for parents who wish to keep track of the level of physical activity done by their children on a daily basis.
It was also noted that the use of these types of trackers does necessarily require that much commitment and knowledge of its utilization especially if children are wearing it. They simply have to move around and there is no need for parents to keep track of their calorie intake or even manually tracking the activities of their kids. All that’s needed is the utilization of this particular device.
Companies manufacturing fitness trackers for adults are still having problems in terms of the design which they should employ for the trackers for kids. Also, these devices are also a bit costly and finding a justifiable reason why parents should get this is quite hard.