Finding the incentive to stay active and fit doesn’t always come easily, and motivating kids to get off the couch can sometimes be a bigger challenge. Two fitness gadgets have the same answer: Move around to earn free stuff, such as toys and gift certificates. Exercise really can be rewarding -- oh and there’s that being healthy thing, too.
One is GeoPalz, a pedometer that's a cute, cheap way to keep elementary-age kids motivated to put down the video game and run around. The other is the S2H Replay, a digital watch and activity tracker for kids and adults that smiles as you shake off those flabby math-teacher arms. You can get a full breakdown of the good and bad in today's print review. (For example, the S2H Replay only lets you enter an hour's worth of points a day, so a workout fiend isn't going to earn rewards any faster.)