Garmin's Vivofit Jr. is for Kids Ages Four to Nine

By: Joey Haar - Sep 29, 2016
References: buy.garmin & arstechnica
Fitness wearables are common and well-received among adults, but the Vivofit Jr is a fitness wearable for a very different demographic: kids. Considering that many of the appealing aspects of a fitness wearable for adults don't translate to young children, the Vivofit Jr offers many new and unique features.

Compared to other wearables, the Vivofit is relatively low tech. While it still does things like track steps and connect to a free app, the wearable draws far less power than the average device. In fact, it offers over one full year of battery life without needing a charge, so kids never need to think about taking it off.

Perhaps the best part of the kid-friendly device is its reward system. Parents and kids can agree upon rewards for various fitness goals, like taking enough steps per day or getting the recommended 60 minutes of daily activity.