Garmin vívofit jr, Kids Fitness/Activity Tracker

Last updated date: May 9, 2019

DWYM Score
7.9

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We looked at the top 1 Kids Smart Watches and dug through the reviews from 4 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Top Reviews, CNET, Fitness Tracker 24 and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Kids Smart Watch you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 28 expert reviews, the Garmin Garmin Vívofit Jr. Kids Fitness/Activity Tracker placed 3rd when we looked at the top 5 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.2
1,600 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Water resitant to 5 atm. Polymer case with silicon strap. Compatible with Vivofit 3 bands if necessary. No recharging. Replace battery once a year.
- BestReviews
The tracker is compatible with a task management app that parents can use to assign chores and responsibilities and give kids recognition for completing certain tasks, such as making their bed or setting the table.
- CNET
September 29, 2016 | Full review
The design is waterproof, which means there won’t be any accidental mishaps that ruin the device. You know, like forgetting to take it off before going swimming.
- Fitness Tracker 24
What experts didn't like
Dead pixels develop in the screen. Difficulty syncing with the parent app.
- BestReviews
It will probably need a screen protector, which Garmin sells, to keep it from scratching during active play. There similar models to what you find for a smartphone that peel and stick on.
- Fitness Tracker 24

From The Manufacturer

Let's get kids on the move. Meet the activity tracker just for kids, vívofit jr. It’s swim friendly, durable and features kid-approved designs, a 1-year battery life and a free, parent-controlled mobile app. The app motivates your pint-sized powerhouses to stay on the move with rewards and a mobile adventure trail to unlock. Meanwhile, parents can monitor steps and sleep and get a Summary of their kids 60-minute daily activity goal. The app also gives parents the ability to manage and assign chores and give rewards to positively enforce good behavior. It's all easily controlled from Mom and dad’s Compatible Apple or Android mobile devices. Do not place in high temperature environments, such as a clothes dryer.

Overall Product Rankings

1. VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX
Overall Score: 9.1
Expert Reviews: 6
2. LeapFrog LeapBand Activity Tracker
Overall Score: 8.7
Expert Reviews: 6
3. Garmin vívofit jr, Kids Fitness/Activity Tracker
Overall Score: 7.9
Expert Reviews: 4

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