Kid’s wearable helps parents balance virtual and physical gaming time

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Virtual, interactive gaming has proved an excellent tool for encouraging physical exercise. We have seen a number of platforms — such as Timi Run Everyday and Step Ahead:Zombies — combine outdoor exercise with in-game rewards and now, a new wearable called PowaBand aims to integrate exercise into every gaming platform via a wearable monitor and points system. PowaBand is a fitness band which tracks the activity of the wearer and accumulates PowaPlay points according to how much they run, walk or play. PowaPlay points can then be used to unlock gaming time on any platform, including Xbox One, PS4, Wii…

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