Saturday, February 23, 2019

Garmin introduces vívofit jr. – a daily activity tracker just for kids

Garmin has announced the vívofit jr. – an activity tracker1 to encourage kids to stay on the move. The stylish, kid-friendly design is comfortable, durable, swim friendly2 and features one-year battery life for 24/7 wearability.

Garmin vivofitjr being used by kids
Garmin vivofitjr activity tracker made for kids


In addition to tracking steps, sleep and kids’ activity on the way to their recommended 60-minute daily play goal, the vívofit jr. comes with a free, parent-controlled mobile app3. The app motivates kids with fun and educational mobile adventures, and family step challenges. It also includes tools to help parents assign tasks that help motivate kids to earn rewards. With the vívofit jr., kids have their very own activity tracker to help create healthy habits while they are young and keep them for life.

“We’re excited to announce our first wearable just for kids – the vívofit jr.,” said Andrew Silver, Senior Product Manager Fitness, EMEA. “The vívofit jr. was designed with kids and parents in mind, from its durable and comfortable band to its engaging app that motivates kids to get moving, while keeping parents involved.”



Easy to put on, the vívofit jr is a one-piece band that stretches over a child’s hand to fit comfortably on their wrist. Its one-year battery life and water resistance mean kids rarely have to take it off, and its multiple stylish, vibrant band designs mean they’ll rarely want to. With a high-resolution, sunlight-readable display, the vívofit jr. tracks kids’ steps, sleep and active time on their way to the recommended 60-minute daily play goal. The watch face tells time, includes the date and even reminds kids to stay active with a move bar. A built-in task timer will help keep your child on track to ensure they earn their rewards.

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The vívofit jr. also comes with an innovative, free app that features a mobile adventure trail to unlock additional rewards. From the app, parents can add multiple children and see their daily activity, tasks, sleep and more. The vívofit jr. automatically syncs to their smartphone. As kids achieve their 60-minute daily play goal they’ll unlock fun facts on the app’s adventure trail, motivating them to keep reaching their goals.

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Vivofit jr iOS app for parents
Vivofit jr iOS app for parents


Motivating your child couldn’t be easier with the easy to use app, you can personalise tasks and set rewards. The app comes with a selection of preloaded tasks for convenience. Managing your child’s tasks is simple and easy through the dedicated app which syncs seamlessly to your mobile phone.

The vívofit jr. band is designed for ages four to nine and is available in black, broken lava, digi camo, purple strike and real flower band patterns for £79.99. The included band fits wrists up to 145 millimeters; the vívofit jr. XL accessory bands accommodate wrists between 146 to 170 millimeters, or the vívofit 3 accessory bands may also be used.



The ever-expanding Garmin fitness segment develops technologies to enhance and promote healthy and active lifestyles. Whether users are runners, cyclists, swimmers, multi-sport athletes, or simply looking to stay active throughout the day, there is a product that can help them reach their health and fitness goals.

For decades, Garmin has pioneered new GPS navigation and wireless devices and applications that are designed for people who live an active lifestyle. Garmin serves five primary business units, including automotive, aviation, fitness, marine, and outdoor recreation. Follow the conversation online at:,, or

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Jon Ratcliffe
I am Jon R and the editor of Active JR that covers wearables, fitness tech and smart home. I have a huge passion for technology having worked in the sector for over 18 years in a variety of roles and I like combining this with fitness.My reviews and information will talk about how the product works in reality and not just what the marketing departments want you to think.You can contact Jon on Twitter @ActiveJR1

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