Active Bands - Get Active‪!‬ 4+

Helping kids move & have fun‪.‬

Athletics Australia

    • 4.6 • 915 Ratings
    • Free

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Only 19% of Australian children aged 5 to 17 are meeting the recommended Australian guidelines of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day. Getting your children more physically active is a big challenge for parents. To help, we’ve created Active Bands ®

Active Bands is an exciting and fun new way to encourage and support Australian children to be more physically active. Using a combination of smart and engaging digital technology, Active Bands allows parents, teachers and coaches to easily and flexibly create, record and track physical activity. Parents can select from a library of simple, at home activities or create their own from within the dedicated Active Bands app. Coaches and teachers can set up their lessons and programs in the system and then track attendance.

Active Bands encourages children to become more physically active through scanning their very own Active Band, tracking their progress and earning exciting digital rewards.

Active Bands are also waterproof, and they don’t have batteries, so they don’t need to be recharged!

Best of all - it’s free to use! All you need to get started is an Active Band and the Active Bands mobile app, which can be downloaded from the App Store.

What’s New

Version 2.0.5

Bug fixes and small updates

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
915 Ratings

915 Ratings

Sheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesg ,

The app does not scan

When I get to the scanning page it does not scan but if I get past the scanning page it just doesn’t accept the name

shelcorp ,

I want to like this….

Unfortunately the app is very frustrating. It seems you need to keep it open and running on your screen in order for it work. Which means you can’t take photos or answer calls while recording an activity. Also if you accidentally swipe down during an activity you lose the progress and nothing is recorded. The app needs some tweaks.

Developer Response ,

Thanks so much for the feedback. The app should continue to work in the background while you do other tasks so we'll investigate the issue as it sounds like a bug. The request too to prevent from swiping down is great and we'll add this to our future planning. To get around these issues in the short term you can start and activity and then immediately finish it. Then from the summary screen you're able to adjust the duration manually (just tap into the time and a drop down picker will appear allowing you to select a duration) and then save it. If you have any other questions or issues please email us at

Villegal ,


While I can appreciate the app is well made the concept of the bands is very limited.

My children were excited to receive at school only to realise it is such a laborious and manual process requiring scanning and manual input EVERY time. I was hoping to be able to view and capture activity in the school day and incidental play but it won’t capture anything. I honestly don’t think they will use at all!!!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your feedback. In order to offer this as a free program, bands do not contain batteries, GPS/ step-counter functionality, heartrate monitoring or display screens. Integration with smart devices may be a function that we develop in the future. Manual input is required to pair the bands with the app, which we hope to see as an incentive for families and communities to collectively be involved with motivating more movement, more often. The library of activities which require manual selection, will also hopefully stimulate ideas for games and skill development that may be beyond existing interests in physical activity. If we can be of further assistance, please contact us:

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