At Capture Outdoors we are massive fans of wearable technology for both route and fitness tracking. Garmin have just announced the expansion of their wearable activity trackers to include a device dedicated to the younger generation.
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 £79.99
The stylish, kid-friendly design is comfortable, durable, swim friendly and features one-year battery life for 24/7 wearability. In addition to tracking steps, sleep and kids’ activity on the way to their recommended 60- minute daily play goal, the vívofit jr. comes with a free, parent-controlled mobile app.
The app motivates kids with fun and educational mobile adventures, and family step challenges. It also includes tools to help parents assign tasks that help motivate kids to earn rewards. With the vívofit jr., kids have their very own activity tracker to help create healthy habits while they are young and keep them for life.
Easy to put on, the vívofit jr is a one-piece band that stretches over a child’s hand to fit comfortably on their wrist. Its one-year battery life and water resistance mean kids rarely have to take it off, and its multiple stylish, vibrant band designs mean they’ll rarely want to.
With a high-resolution, sunlight-readable display, the vívofit jr. 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. A built in task timer will help keep your child on track to ensure they earn their rewards.
The Vívofit jr App
The vívofit jr. also comes with an innovative, free app that features a mobile adventure trail to unlock additional rewards. From the app, parents can add multiple children and see their daily activity, tasks, sleep and more. The vívofit jr. automatically syncs to their smartphone. 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.
Motivating your child couldn’t be easier with the easy to use app, you can personalise tasks and set rewards. The app comes with a selection of preloaded tasks for convenience. Managing your child’s tasks is simple and easy through the dedicated app which syncs seamlessly to your mobile phone.
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 £79.99. 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. The band is firmly focused on fitness and therefore doesn’t feature a GPS option at this time.