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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 162 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Died in less than a month

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    Joe7729
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    Bought this for my daughter for Christmas. Noticed when she first put it on that it was very dim, but she seemed happy so we kept it. Now less than a month later the battery died (so I thought). I bought another battery at Best Buy and replaced it yesterday. This morning it's not working again, so I went to Best Buy to return and was turned away because I hadn't bought the protection plan for an additional $20? The service person said I could not return it and there was nothing she could do. This was very disappointing- spend $80 on something that is supposed to be of quality, a month later it does not work, then Best Buy, a store that I have spent thousands at will not make it right. I suppose it's time to start purchasing elsewhere.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Hello Joe7729, Thank you for taking time to post a review of the vivofit 2. We are sorry to see that you are having trouble with the battery on your daughter's device. Please send an email to social@garmin.com so that our Product Support team can assist you further. We will be able to assist you with replacement batteries and a software update that will prevent rapid battery drain. Thanks again for posting your review. Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, my daughter loves her tracker!

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    sharpekid
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    My daughter received this for her 8th birthday. We looked at a variety of other trackers but bought this one because it was a Garmin, the interface was simple and fun, and many of her friend's had the same watch. Setup was simple and the device was ready to go in about 10 minutes. I like that there is no battery for charging and that the battery last about a year. No charging is nice! The tracker seems well-made and my daughter is already saving up for another band to have. She loves working her way through the app to get her moves and prizes. This tracker makes her aware of how active she is on a given day and we love that. It's a great device!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids, WATERPROOF!

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    Toodleloo
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    I was excited to get this watch for my daughter as it is waterproof and she has gone through a couple regular watches just by washing her hands. She swims with it and washes her hands and the watch keeps on going! The watch has several options and you can set alarms through your smartphone that will alert the child to do something such as brush their teeth, make the bed, clean the room etc. They can then earn points which motivates my daughter to complete her chores. Additionally the step tracker which is pretty basic at least encourages kids to be active and hit higher step counts. Overall really happy with the features and durability.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great Product / Battery life is really bad

    Posted
    Reyna
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    I bought the garmin vivofit jr and battery died within 2 weeks. I bought the original through ebay. Then I was shopping for an updated one and found the Vivofit jr 2, which my 7 yr daughter loves the BB-8. I bought it for a Christmas present. She wore the vivofit for 2 and half weeks and died. I took it back to best buy and they sent me another one. The second one lasted a little over a week and it died. My daughter loves the garmin vivofit jr 2 due to the rewards system. Now, she is very upset and sad. Not sure what other activity tracker to get her with a rewards system. I haven't found anything similiar.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Hello Reyna, Thank you for taking time to review the vivofit jr. 2. We are sorry to see that you were having trouble with the battery in the device. Please send an email to social@garmin.com so that we can assist you with your device. We will be happy to work with you to get this issue resolved. Thanks again for posting a review. Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tracker

    Posted
    Selma
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    Purchased this for my 9 year old. She loves it. She loves seeing her steps throughout the day and loves that she can collect coins for getting her chores done and that she can redeem the coins towards a reward that we agree upon. It's simple. Doesn't need to be charged at all. I love that the band is adjustable and lightweight. It feels like it's not even on your wrist. I have the garmin vivofit 3 and my band is the same material. Absolutely love that its water proof too!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute idea, great motivation

    Posted
    NCmedic236
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    Its nice to finally have a kids activity tracker thats not worthless. They can actually check their wristband to see the time, how many steps they have taken, how many 'active minutes' they have and can even track chores and rewards. These are all awesome, however I wish the screen was a little brighter like in the pictures. The coordinating parent app is also nice, a bit basic but nice. Just wish there was a kid app that they could go into to see their progress.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Hello NCmedic236, We wanted to reach out to let you know that there has been an update to the vivofit jr. app that offers a new mode called Kid Mode. Kid Mode gives kids the ability to check off chores and view their app adventures on their own. The app is now also compatible with many Android and Kindle Fire Tablets. Thanks again for posting a review. -JFH Garmin

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Battery

    Posted
    kingmax
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    Since Christmas, I have had to exchange the watch twice for not working. batteries claim to be good for a year, which neither watch lasted 3 days, and finding replacement batteries is almost impossible. let alone replacing them in the watch itself. Garmin should provide extra batteries in case its been on the shelf for a while. Or use a more common battery that regular stores carry. I understand that making it waterproof probably wont allow a charging port, but the battery thing is just stupid..

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      Hello kingmax, Thank you for posting a vivofit jr. 2 review. We are sorry that were having trouble with the battery on your device. We would recommend that you reach out to our Product Support teams for further assistance. We will be able to work with you to get a new battery and software update that will prevent the the issue with the battery in the future. You can send an email to social@garmin.com for further assistance. Thanks again for posting the review. Garmin

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fitness track for kids

    Posted
    Jenn
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    I was hesitant to purchase because I didn't think my daughter would consistently wear it. However, since Christmas, she has been more active because she is motivated to close her move ring and get her goal. Through the app, tasks such as laundry or brushing her teeth can be set up and then badges are earned. The fit is a little large for her small 7 year old wrist, but I'm happy she'll be able to grow into it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best watch for kids

    Posted
    Rscott
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    We went back and forth between this watch and the vtech watch for our almost 8 year old. The other watch seemed geared toward more younger kids. He never takes this watch off, besides when he takes a shower. It says it’s waterproof, but we haven’t tested it out yet. He loves how he can compare steps with Mom and dad. If you’re on the fence about getting one for your kids, do it. They will love it. I will be buying another one for my daughter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not Great

    Posted
    Hayes
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    We had this item for 1 year and then it died. It has a very tiny display and is very limited on info. Very simple info which is great for kids to understand. My daughter liked it. I wouldn't buy again, didn't seem worth the money with the small amount of info and it lasted for such a short time. Also you can not replace a battery if it dies. :-(

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      GarminProductExpert

      The battery can be changed on the vivofit jr 2 device. The module pops out of the band and you remove the back of the module to replace the batteries. You may also go to support.garmin.com to direclty contact our product support team for more assistance in replacing the battery if need be. Expected battery life is about a year.

      Debbie with Garmin Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT FITNESS FOR KIDS

    Posted
    NikNak
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    Bought this for my nephew for xmas and he absolutely loved it. The set up for fairly simple however, we had some issues linking others family members and friends. All in all the watch some more than I thought it did including sleep tracking. The only thing I wish it did have is waterproofing. Other than that they are having loads of fun tracking their steps and unlocking all the adventures on the Vivofit Jr app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    GREAT KIDS FITNESS WATCH

    Posted
    NikNak
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    Bought this for my nephew for xmas and he absolutely loved it. The set up for fairly simple however, we had some issues linking others family members and friends. All in all the watch some more than I thought it did including sleep tracking. The only thing I wish it did have is waterproofing. Other than that they are having loads of fun tracking their steps and unlocking all the adventures on the Vivofit Jr app.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Cute

    Posted
    Jason3373
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    My 5 year old daughter loves this, she wanted something like mom and dad so she could track how well she does thru the day. It has a great design with good features. I recommend this to anyone with a young child who like to see how active they are daily and likes little fun games that the tracker has.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Daughter loves it

    Posted
    kwporter77
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    My 8 year old daughter received this from us for Christmas. She loves it. I am fairly happy with it. I wish that the backlight was better as it is very hard to read unless you push the button. We are still learning how to use it but I think it will be exactly what she wanted. It is nice to be able to replace the bands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great kids fit tracker

    Posted
    Rusty
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    Purchased for my ten year old. She loves it! The app loads to a tablet without issue and there's no need for a phone. It best with the app connected, and it offers great incentives to get moving. My daughter has worn I during field hockey and soccer games without issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Okay fitness tracker for young kid

    Posted
    docmom
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    I like that you don't have to charge it. It says the battery will last about a year. The display isn't great. I got it for an eleven year old. The app is a bit babyish but she still likes it. It has helped encourage her to be more active. I also like that I can give her chores to do and she can track those and get points for completing them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this for getting kiddos active

    Posted
    brownbear
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    I got this for my daughter and it has really helped her keep active. It keeps track of more than just steps and can be set up with reminders for chores and such as well. When connected with the app this is a slam dunk of a purchase. This model doesn't have to be charged and the battery lasted almost 2 yrs!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fitness tracker for kids

    Posted
    Momto6
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    We owned the previous version of this and loved it. It motivated my son to complete his chores and get points so he could get a reward. Also, it encouraged him to be more active because he wanted to get more and more steps everyday. I especially love the adjustable band on this version because the non-adjustable bands are pretty small.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    awesome for kids!!!

    Posted
    newstuff
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    This is not just an activity tracker but accountability tracker too!!! to be able to set up the chores and rewards is awesome. the only thing missing as compared to others is no heartrate or calorie counter - but kids should be having fun anyway!!! Also no need to charge battery and swimproof!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great activity and chore tracker

    Posted
    mbennett
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    My 10 year old daughter has been so excited with this. She loves seeing how many steps she takes each day. But she also really enjoys creating and completing her chore list, checking her tokens, and playing the game on it. I'm really happy Santa brought this to her.

    I would recommend this to a friend