Garmin’s Vívofit fitness trackers are amongst the most popular on the market today. While there are a number of products that record your movement and activities, there are few options for children. Today, Garmin introduced the new Vívofit Jr., a scaled down and colorful version of its noted wearable. It is still smartphone-connected, so you’ll need to have a device on-hand but the software has been reimagined for a younger audience.
For example, many of the goals have been remade into games. These same daily objectives have been tweaked to meet the lifestyles of kids. The default goal is 60-minutes of “playtime” that add up to virtual currency used for in-app purchases (approved in advanced). Parents can also set additional reminders for chores or other tasks that need to be accomplished. The Garmin Vívofit Jr. is listed at $80.