Today Garmin is introducing another activity monitor. Another one? Yes, another one. But this one is different, because it's not for you. Not for your wife or your friend. Who's the only one in your house who still doesn't measure their physical activity? Think... No, it's not your dog or your cat, for them there are already solutions on the market.
In fact, your children are the only ones who are not counting their activity, whether it's playing games, playing sports, running around or simply being children. But it's not your usual activity monitor, there are a few other things that make it interesting for a child audience. So let's go through all the details.
Garmin Vivofit Jr
Vivofit Jr. is basically Vivofit 3 And also, dolls that are growing because this one is elastic and bright and fun colors. Technically, everything else is the same. It incorporates a battery that has a duration of one year, so it is not necessary to charge the bracelet once a week, can be left on in the morning and evening. It is able to withstand the treatment that any child can give it, including immersion in water.
In addition to tracking steps, activity, calories and sleep, the Vivofit Jr. software is specific, both on the wristband and the app it synchronizes with. For children, the goal they should try to achieve is 60 minutes of activity per day. Like the monitors of the elderly in the house, Vivofit Jr. also has an inactivity warning, so if they have been sitting too long without doing anything useful (probably watching the Dog Patrol) it will alert them to get moving.
Achieving this goal of daily activity will generate virtual coins that can be used to make purchases in the application with which it is synchronized. But it is not the only way to achieve these prizes, also when the child fulfills daily tasks will get more coins.
The new Garmin Kids Bracelet is not just about keeping the child active. You can assign everyday tasks that the child needs to do, and the bracelet will remind them. It will do this as if it were a game, because every time the child completes a task they will receive virtual coins that they can later exchange for symbolic prizes in the smartphone application.
These tasks can also be combined with a timer, for example a reminder to brush your teeth, in which you can set a time of 2 minutes to complete.
As with the activity, it is all part of the motivation and the game.
Vivofit Jr. Application
Vivofit Jr. data is not synchronized with Garmin Connect, but has its own specific application that is simply called Vivofit Jr. It is in this application that you can review your child's daily activity data and also schedule those tasks that need to be done.
The application also has its fun part, and it has what Garmin calls the "Adventure Trail". When the child completes his daily activity pod will advance on the adventure trail, discovering new secrets and motivating him to reach his goal every day.
And of course, if you're a Garmin user at home, you can all be on the same list and compete against each other to see who has been most active during the day in question.
Garmin Vivofit Jr, availability and price
When will Vivofit Jr. be on the market? At the moment it is available exclusively on two chains in the United States, but it will soon be available globally, that is, before the Christmas season, as it promises to be a different gift for those children who already have everything and are looking for some motivation.
As for its price in Spain will be 99 ?, being able to choose any of these three colors.
And with that... thanks for reading!
I quite like the Garmin initiative of a watch for children. There are children who for example do swimming and at less than 10 years old train more than adults, and they don't have some kind of watch that fits their wrist and serves them to count our times. What I don't like is the approach of giving rewards for chores done. This kind of policy of "if you pass everything I buy you a toy" does not seem to me the way to go, in the end rather than trying to excel you reward the "go to cover file".
My daughter has a vivofit fitness, can I use the vivofit junior application?
No, it's something exclusive to the junior version