There are plenty of kid-friendly fitness trackers on the market, but not many of them are made by well-known companies that know about fitness tracking. If you’re looking for a new activity tracker to help keep your kids happy and healthy, you might want to check out the new Garmin vívofit jr.
Made for children ages 4 through 9, the new vívofit jr. will track your children’s steps, sleep and total activity time throughout the day. It’s also water resistant, which means you won’t need to worry about your child ruining it when it gets wet.
While the vívofit jr. looks a lot like Garmin’s popular vívofit 3, there are a few differences. The vívofit jr. has a one-piece strap, making it easy to take on and off if need be. It also comes with a battery that will last over one year without needing a replacement, so you won’t need to plug it in every night or worry about it losing charge throughout the day.
Parents can check on their kids’ daily activity with the vívofit jr.’s mobile app
As you’ve probably noticed, the vívofit jr. also has a small, sunlight-readable display that shows the time, date and can be personalized to include a name. And like most fitness trackers out there, the vívofit jr. will tell your child when to get up and move if they’ve been sitting too long.
What’s more, the vívofit jr. comes with a free mobile application that allows parents to check on their kids’ daily activity, responsibilities, sleep and more. Parents can also use this app as a way to compete with their kids for daily step challenges. Parents can even assign tasks for kids to complete in order to earn coins that can be redeemed for agreed-upon rewards. The preloaded tasks can be set to recur daily or weekly, and you can also add in personalized chores.
The Garmin vívofit jr. is now available from Target and Best Buy for $79.99 in Black, Broken Lava, Digi Camo, Purple Strike and Real Flower band options. Toys”R”Us, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart and more retailers will also begin selling the band later this fall. Interested? Head to the link below to pick one up from Best Buy.