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Garmin Vivofit Jr Review

Garmin Vivofit Jr
  • Editor Rating
  • Rated 4.5 stars
£60 to £75
  • 80%

  • Garmin Vivofit Jr
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  • Last modified: 2nd June 2018
  • Activity Tracking features
    Editor: 90%
  • Fitness monitoring features
    Editor: 85%
  • Ease of Use
    Editor: 95%
  • Battery Life
    Editor: 100%
  • Designed for Kids
    Editor: 100%

Another coup for Garmin, an activity tracker specifically designed for kids. The Garmin Vivofit Jr is a one size fits all bracelet style activity tracker that will help to motivate your child to 60 minutes of activity per day. When connected to an adults mobile phone the Vivofit Junior can remind the child when it’s time to do homework, brush teeth etc via TASKS. As well as these task reminders the parent can set REWARDS to “earn coins” for redemption against a previously agreed reward. The Garmin Vivofit Jnr fitness band has been reviewed by Tristan Haskins aka CardioCritic

Garmin Vivofit Junior Range of activity trackers for kids

Release Date (UK) > September 2016

Product it replaced > None – Garmin’s first activity tracker specifically for kids

Who’s it For?

The Vivofit Jr is for any child who will respond to the daily challenges of the 60 minute activity target. It’s a regular time of the day watch as well as an fitness band. I’m quite certain that there’s a massive audience out there for an activity tracker designed specifically for kids. If you’re trying to instill a more active lifestyle in to your kids, maybe you already wear a Garmin Vivofit or similar Fitbit tracker yourself. Why not introduce the kids to daily activity tracking now … it certainly makes sense to me, and it’s been done in a FUN way kids will enjoy and respond to.

Key Features

  • Fitted with user changeable CR1632 lithium battery providing 1 year
  • Children’s chore and activity tracker to encourage a lifetime of healthy habits
  • Robust, comfortable, stain resistant, secure, swim and bath safe plus one year battery life
  • Parents can assign chores, set task timers and give rewards to positively enforce good behaviour
  • Parent-controlled app motivates the child with rewards and mobile adventures
  • Summary of child’s 60-minute daily get active goal, including steps and even sleep monitoring

Set Tasks and Reminders

Make those boring household tasks more fun by allowing the Vivofit Jr to do the work. Using the dedicated smartphone app parents can set up tasks that the kids will see on their bands, getting a reminder that they have new jobs to do. The tasks can be configured to repeat  daily or even weekly. The Vivofit Jr takes some of the mundane daily chores and makes them fun, making it perfect for children who need reminders to do their homework, brush their teeth or even make their beds.

Review Summary

The Garmin Vivofit Jr is an excellent product. It’s fun, informative, motivational and comes highly recommended for kids looking to track their daily activity. I have awarded the Vivofit Jr a review rating of 4.5/5 stars due to it’s innovative design and novel approach to solving the problem of adolescent inactivity. Garmin have managed to combine fun, form and function in this excellent fitness band.

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Pros & Cons


  • 1 year battery - then simple self change
  • Specially designed with children in mind
  • Genuinely motivates children to keep active
  • FUN !
  • Cons

  • This is NOT a gimmick .. great fun for kids from 6 to 10 years old

  • The Vivofit Jr sets tasks and reminders

    Motivate kids to increased activity with the Vivofit Jr

    Video (Garmin’s own)

    It’s epic. It’s amazing. It’s an activity tracker just for kids. With vívofit® jr. around their wrists, you can encourage a lifetime of healthy habits while helping your kiddos feel like pint-sized powerhouses. They’ll be able to track steps and active minutes, unlock mobile adventures and even find the motivation to make their beds.

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