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Adidas Zone brings fitness trackers to PE class

Adidas has announced a new durable fitness tracker that’s designed for children to use in physical education classes.

The Adidas Zone arrives in partnership with Interactive Health Technologies’ Spirit System, which is designed to be used in schools.

The wrist-based Zone tracker offers heart rate monitoring, tap and go syncing and all-day performance. It also offers real-time feedback, showing the heart rate and zones on a digital display.

The Spirit system allows students to work one-on-one with teachers and rewards kids for staying active.

In a post on the IHT website explains (via SlashGear): “The Adidas Zone for IHT Spirit makes it easy for teachers to track student performance, provide personalized learning opportunities, and measure the effectiveness of K-12 PE programs.

“From managing an entire class to facilitating one-on-one conversations, the system empowers and connects teachers, students and parents to make better decisions and maximize results.”

There’s no full information on specs yet, and the Spirit Program appears to be limited to the US at this time with 16,000 students taking part in the challenge last spring.

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However, it’s interesting to see Adidas expand into this area. Given the child obesity problem in the United States, it’s easy to envision a scenario where every school kid in America is sporting one of these.

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