Wearables for kids free with McDonald's Happy Meals; two different models have limited functions

Wearables for kids free with McDonald's Happy Meals; two different models have limited functions
What's the best way to get tomorrow's adults used to the idea of wearing a smartwatch or a fitness band? Simple. Have them start using a wearable while young. Because most parents aren't too keen on bestowing such a pricey device on their young'uns, McDonald's might have the best idea. Over the next few weeks, those tykes getting a Happy Meal at Mickey D's will receive a free plastic wearable toy inside.

Now we have to say that we were expecting something that was all plastic with tiny multi-colored balls inside with absolutely no functionality at all. But there are two different styles being given away, and they both actually have one feature that works. One has a red LED light that blinks fast when the kid wearing it is running. The LED blinking slows down as the wearer does. The second freebie is a digital pedometer that will count the number of steps that the wearer takes. At some point when the number gets too high, it can be reset. Each wearable is available in three colors which means that there are six different versions in all.

Companies like Apple, Samsung, Motorola and Microsoft should be pleased as punch to see McDonald's give this away. After all, today's Happy Meal consumer is tomorrow's smartwatch buyer.

The promotion is being offered in the U.S. and Canada. McDonald's has released a couple of ads that it is running in Canada, and you can check them out by clicking on the videos below.





source: McDonald'sCanada (1), (2), MarketingMag via SlashGear

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17 Comments

1. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

McDonald's better watch out, Apple will sue

2. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah don't they know Apple invented everything and patented things into the past?

5. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

for.....?

8. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

for ugly square shaped watch

10. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

Only apple have the rights to design everything ugly.

11. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

I still don't understand, why or how is mcdonald's infringing any grounds for a lawsuit? or are you just being retarded?

3. fyah_king unregistered

My son got one today and he was so happy. He was like, "I got one like daddy!"lol

7. Rocket

Posts: 698; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

I bought a happy meal for my nice yesterday and had one inside too she was very happy lol

12. Brewski

Posts: 722; Member since: Jun 05, 2012

What does the red blinking LED one do? Is it like a heart-rate monitor?

14. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

That was very niece of you

16. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Yeah my kid got one too. He showed me. I just laughed. But I'm glad he is happy. But I will probably let here wear my old Gear S. Its just sitting.

4. ullokey

Posts: 183; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Catch 'em young, make them fat and obese

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

that's americans for ye

9. guests

Posts: 196; Member since: Jun 19, 2016

lmaooo

13. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Make 'em fat and obese with activity bands?

15. gsv619

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Eat the McD junk and then use the activity tracker to see how many hours you spent on the couch!

17. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

On the couch, after you take a nice run/bike/walk.

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