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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 173 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value Fitness Tracker For Kids

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    TribeTime
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    We have put the Vivofit Jr 2 through its paces and it's still performing as if it was new. I especially love the stopwatch feature and the preprogrammed timers and alarms for toothbrushing, getting ready in the morning, etc. We recently took a trip to Florida where my son swam in a saltwater pool everyday for several hours and the Vivofit is still working perfectly (we did remove it from the band and rinse and dry afterwards.) It has consistently tracked his steps and sleep patterns. The only hiccup we've had (and this is since the beginning) is that sometimes it doesn't want to sync right away manually, but it does it automatically throughout the day at random times on its own so it hasn't been a deal breaker. The app and adventure mode is cool too but my son is more interested in his fitness stats.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What a Great Gift for a 6yo

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    katkis
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    My grandson was very interested in another fitness/activity tracker. However, it seemed a bit out of his age range. So I looked around and found this one. I was a bit hesitant at first because it wasn't exactly what he had on his Christmas list. I took a chance and went for it. He was so thrilled and it was such hit. The best part is he uses it everyday and really works toward the goals. Perfect in every way. I think the only challenge could be the parent getting it dialed in for them. We didn't have that problem. But I could see where it could be an issue for some. I think you'll be surprised at how much motivation it provides for your kid/grandkid to be physically active and even set chore goals. :).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    AnonGabb
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    My 9 year old son is very happy with the Garmin Vivo Fit Jr. 2 watch for kids. He is involved multiple sports and always wanted a step counter to keep track of his daily steps. The activity tracker watch provides what he was looking for and the sleep log was a bonus for him. The chore reminder is also a nice feature we use to help remind him of certain chores. The watch has been wore on a daily basis for a month and it appears to take the normal wear and tear expected from a 9 year old boy. We have NOT had any issues with the watch concerning software or rash due to wrist band material. I only wish it had GPS tracking and cycling capabilities. My son highly recommends the watch for kids!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Just my opinion

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    Techie
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    Love the ease of use and that it does not require charging unlike other activity trackers. Fully waterproof and bands are interchangable once kids get older if they dont like the character bands. Time will tell how long the battery lasts. Tracks activity, steps and sleep. Not quite sure how accurate the quality of sleep tracker is. Kids like they can get coins/rewards for doing chores that can be assigned to each kid. Love that I can see both my kids in the one mobile app. It states it will auto sync 3-4 times a day but we normally manually sync it twice a day usually right before bed and right after the kids wake. Has some personalization options for the screen to make it unique.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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      GarminProductExpert

      The battery is a consumer replaceable battery and should last about a year.

      Debbie with Garmin Garmin

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It was ok

    Posted
    Chea
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    We bought this watch as a birthday gift for my 6 year old. He ultimately did not like the band. No big deal. I had already synced it and set it up before we gave it to him so before I could return it, I had to do a factory reset. No where in the booklet that came with it or anywhere on Garmin's website was there instructions on how to reset it. After 25 minutes of trying to figure it out, I stumbled on resetting it on my own without help from the manufacturer. It's a cute watch and a cool concept, just not super user friendly.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing for kids

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    Shadowfalx
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    My 6 year old was supposed to get this as a birthday present, but convinced me to giveit to her early. She loves it, so much so that I had to go by a garmin watch to 'complete' with her for daily steps. I like the ecosystem garmin has, it allows the kids some neat features, including a story to complete as they exercise for 60 minutes a day, chores with a reward system, and the ability to compete with other vivofit jr 2 users nearby in a 2 minute series competition. In all I'm super happy, and my daughter loves it. She is an active kid to begin with and i hope this will instill a desire to continue being active throughout her life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kid likes it.

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    bradcp
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    The most important thing is my boy like it. Our expectations are always higher than theirs. The biggest improvement I'd like to see is improving the ease to sync it with my iPhone. It works sometimes, but not always right away and not always. Other than that, the screen is a bit small and hard to read but I knew that before buying it so I'm not complaining, just a customer pointing out what to improve for the next version.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Watch

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    KatFD
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    My son absolutely loves this watch. He enjoys looking at the amount of steps he does as well as the coins he earns from doing the chores we can set on the app. There are even rewards he can use with his coins after earning a certain amounts set by parents. Very fun for kids as it has a game within the app. Tracks his sleep better than our own smartwatches! My son loves it so much he never wants to take it off! Highly recommend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good activity tracker for kids

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    Dearpark
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    Last Christmas, I bought the original Vivofit Jr for my son. He liked it. Unfortunately, the plastic band that came with it didn't last very long. We had to find replacement for that. Last month, the screen somehow got damaged. It now shows a black dots in one corner of the screen. This sometimes made it hard to read time. Just bought the new model as a replacement. It is a bit pricey but my son likes it. So four stars for now and hope the newer model is a bit more robust.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    My kid loves it

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    Char
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    Got this for my kid. He likes my Fitbit and wanted one of his own. I also needed to keep track of his sleep, since he’s the type to get grouchy if he doesn’t get a certain amount of hours each night. It’s fun and he likes beating his goals. Also likes earning the points to play he game. The band broke about 3 months ago and I had to get a replacement but over all we’re both satisfied.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids and even adults

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    SolosGirl
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    This is so cool, i is geared more towards kids especially for the rewards part of it but im a 28 yr old woman and find its a nice little treat when i can check off the chores I've done for the day and see the coins i get for it.the only big things i get bother by is sometimes the tracking of the steps can be off. Sometimes it doesnt count them all. Overall its a fiun and great acitivty tracker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for getting my son motivated

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    TechQueen
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    My six year old gets bored very easily but he is an animal when it comes to achieving goals. I got this for him for his birthday and he can't wait every day to see what his challenge is for the day. The app is neat and is a fun way to get kids moving and learning how to knock things off their to-do list. Great way of teaching goal-setting to kids. It has worked so well so far that I picked up another for another child for Christmas.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for youth

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    Jared
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    This is all my 7 year old wanted for Christmas and he's been obsessed with it since he received it. The bonus is that the app as Star Wars games included for completing activities. It good for setting up chores and alarms. The only reason that I'm not giving it 5 stars is that we have to frequently manually sync the phone app with the VivoFit Jr.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best kids watch out there!

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    GretchenB
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    We absolutely love this watch! My son loves that it’s Star Wars and I love that garmin finally made an adjustable band that is kid friendly! The upgrades for the vívofit jr 2 are great, the adjustable band as I mentioned, the color display and the themed games really improved this watch to make it even better than the original vívofit jr that we had and loved too. I tell all my mom friends about this watch!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My son loves it

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    actualactuary
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    My 8 year old son wears it all the time, and it's great that it is water/swim proof and tracks sleep. This particular star wars design is pretty cool. The app is easy to work with and has some nice features and can be used on the iphone and ipad. The only downside is that it feels like the tracker overestimates activity and steps, but overall a great buy for young kids.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gift

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    TCB98tnt
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    Gave it to our nephew for Christmas and he loves it! He enjoys seeing how many steps he has taken. He is 8.5 so I was looking between this and the FitBit for kids, but due to price, I went with the Garmin. I would rather him see if he is mature to handle a high tech watch an then upgrade when appropriate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Daughter loves it

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    Ml68
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    My 8yo daughter loves her activity tracker. She wanted the “Broken Lava” version but my local store did not have one in stock. I got her into the Star Wars story and she saw the 1st Order version. I really like the fact that the bands can be replaced at a minimal cost. She will be earning the “Broken Lava” band so she can change it when she wants.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for My Son

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    Tabi
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    My son loves his Garmin Vivo Fit Jr. He can now track his steps with mom :) And he gets excited when he reaches over 10,000, which for him isn't a difficult task. He now tries to compete with me on how many steps we each have had that day. The Garmin connects with his Ipod and the app even provides games to get him excited about moving.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Good

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    Cessy05
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    I was skeptical on buying a tracker that wasn't Fitbit because I wasn't sure how well it was going to work but I have to say its pretty accurate. I have a fitbit and when I compare it with my son its accurate with our steps. Works great and he loves it. I only wish it had a tracker option so I could see where he is.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great fit tracker

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    StarWarsDad
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    This has been a great purchase, not only does it help us keep track of our child's activity but also his sleep habits. The chores option also helps us encourage our child to continue to be part of the family and help out around the house. He loves the rewards he gets and the mini game he plays wen he earns for his daily activity.

    I would recommend this to a friend