garmin vivosmart junior

Garmin have announced the vivofit Junior, a motivator and activity tracker - just for kids.

The stylish, child friendly watch is designed to encourage kids to stay on the move.

With a comfortable, durable and swim friendly design the watch has a battery life of one year with 24/7 usage.

The watch tracks your child's steps, sleep and activity to help them on their way to the 60 minutes of daily play goal.

The watch has its own parent controlled app which motivates children with fun and educational mobile adventures, as well as encouraging more family time with family step adventures.

The app also includes helpful tools for parents to motivate kids such as assigning responsibilities and agreed upon in app rewards for completed tasks.

With the vivofit junior, children have their very own activity tracker which can help create healthy habits while they are young, which they will keep for life.

“We’re excited to announce our first wearable just for kids – the vívofit jr.,” said Dan Bartel, Garmin vice president of worldwide sales. “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.”

The vivofit jr is easy to wear, with a one-piece band which stretches over a child’s hand to fit comfortably on their wrist.

The watch is water resistant with over a years battery life, meaning your child rarely needs to take it off. The vibrant colours and designs mean they’ll rarely want to.

The watch features a high-resolution, sunlight-readable display which 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. It can also be personalised to include a child’s name.

The vívofit jr. also comes with an innovative, free app that features a mobile adventure trail to unlock for kids and task management for parents. From the app, parents can add multiple children and see their daily activity, responsibilities, sleep and more when the vívofit jr. automatically syncs to their smartphone.

Turn everyday into a fun competition as parents and kids compete as a family in a daily step challenge. 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.

The easy-to-use app allows parents to assign tasks that kids complete to earn coins that can be redeemed for agreed-upon rewards. Preloaded tasks are managed through the parent’s mobile device and can be set to recur daily or weekly, or personalised chores can be created. And for those who tend to procrastinate, a timer is accessible from the vívofit jr. band for a reminder that time to finish their task is ticking down.

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 £80.

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.

It is available now on Garmin UK Store.

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