Named one of the Best 25 Inventions of 2016 by TIME Magazine. Connect your phone, Apple Watch or UNICEF Kid Power Band to use your everyday activity to help severely malnourished kids around the world!

“Making the world better, smarter and a little more fun” -- TIME Magazine

"I love that I can make a difference just by dancing!!!!" - P!NK

As seen in WIRED, HUFFINGTON POST, US WEEKLY, E!, FORBES and NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, the UNICEF Kid Power App is compatible with your smartphone and your Apple Health app – no Band required!

Join the UNICEF Kid Power Team and turn your everyday activity into lifesaving food for severely malnourished children around the world. Families and friends can join together and activate their inner hero to see who can get in the most steps and have the greatest impact on any given day, week or month!

What's New

Version 2.0.5

FASTER SYNC TIMES - Syncing your bands should now be 100 times faster

SUPPORTING NEW BANDS - UNICEF Kid Power Band 2.0 are coming this Summer! You will need this version or later to link and sync your activity.

OLD APP USERS: If you’re updating for the first time in a while, we’ve made a lot of exciting new changes! Your username and RUTF data have been moved over to the new version--everything else is brand new! All you have to do is reset your password and reconnect your Kid Power Bands to get started.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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I will admit to being a little confused on what to do to other than the three steps listed on the packaging, which was charge, download the app, and link the band. I did what I normally do in those instances, and I read the FAQ. I also wondered how many steps it takes to get one point. How many points it takes to unlock a food packet. The difference between training mode and mission mode, etc. Again, I turned to the FAQ. It's all there, guys. Around 2100 steps a point. 10 points to unlock a packet if you're on a mission, which you pay for. 25 if you're not on a mission, which is free.

Yes, the app is a little buggy. I often have to close the app and restart it in order for it to sync to the band, but that usually does the trick. My son is proud when he gets points and unlocks packets, and isn't that the whole point? I don't need a running total of his steps or a chart of his daily activity. I'm just trying to raise a decent human here. The app could certainly use a few bug fixes, but it certainly is useable. The band is absolutely fine, and my son loves it. And he is helping others simply by taking steps. Let's all take a deep breath (or perhaps take a long walk) and remember that the point was to ask our kids to help out others less fortunate, not graph every calorie in and out.

Great idea, horrible execution


I just registered my daughter's band but the process seems a bit confusing. You must first create a profile of your own even if you don't have a band. Then, you have to get age verified with a credit card. Once verified, then you can move on to create family profiles. It is at this point that I then added my daughter's info and linked her band with her profile. Once done I went to check both profiles and somehow the birthdays were incorrect and different from my original input. I also selected female for both profiles but it defaulted into male again. I had to go back and fix each of the two individually but there is no way to fix the birthdays. Once you create a profile that's it. There's no way to fix them. I emailed tech support and am waiting for a response. Good concept. Waiting for the next release to fix bugs and minor profile issues.

Months later and 3 versions later, still not able to track steps thus loosing child's interest on the app. Loves wearing the band and seeing steps but it all gets wiped out once we sinc the band. Would love to see a graph and daily step counts in future app versions.

Be VERY careful creating your profiles!

Mildly colorblind Tom

After our experience today, I want to give this app 0 stars, but I'm giving 3 stars because this is version 1.0 and I think the basic concept is very good.

The profile creation process seems simple but is easy to mess up. My son was VERY UPSET today because I accidentally linked his band to my profile and there was absolutely no way to fix this. So, there is no way to give him credit for his exercise. We are trying to turn this into a life lesson, but still…

When you create a new account, you create a profile for an adult first (even if you don't have a band). After confirming your age, you are asked if you want to link a band to the account. This is where I went wrong! Do NOT link a band at this point, unless you (the adult) have your own band.

Now that you've created your own profile, you have the opportunity to add some family profiles. Have a band ready to sync when you create each profile, because this will be your only opportunity to register a band with that profile. There is no way to "edit" later, so be careful!

1. Profile creation process is easy to botch.
2. Profiles cannot be edited or deleted.
3. Bands cannot be reassigned if you make a mistake.
4. When we created a profile for my second son and selected his band ID, his name somehow showed up on the first band. And, of course, there is no way to change things now.


United States Fund for UNICEF
81.7 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi (3rd generation), iPad Wi‑Fi + Cellular (3rd generation), iPad Wi-Fi (4th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad mini Wi-Fi, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (5th generation), iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro (2nd generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro, 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
©2014-2016 U.S. Fund for UNICEF
In-App Purchases
  1. 1 Mission Credit $3.99
  2. BUNDLE OF KEYS $0.99
  3. POUCH OF KEYS $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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