App of the Week – Vivofit Jr.

Published on September 28, 2017

Does your little one love to run around outside, to the point where it’s hard to follow how much time they’re spending up and about each day? Or, conversely, do you wish your son or daughter would put down the Nintendo Switch and get active for longer periods of time?

In either case, the Vivofit Jr. – a cool, sporty wearable designed specifically for kids – may be the perfect way to keep track of your child’s activity and engagement levels. And the best way to make sure that you, as a parent, are getting the most out of your Vivofit Jr. is with the gadget’s free app, available for Android and iOS devices.

The parent-controlled Vivofit Jr. app allows parents to guide their young ones to a more active, productive day, largely by turning everyday fitness and chores into easy, accessible games. Once the app automatically syncs to the child’s Vivofit band, parents can use the exclusive app to monitor their child’s activity, sleep, and daily responsibilities from anywhere.

Looking to motivate your kids to tackle their daily 60 minutes of physical activity? Why not use the app to unlock a fun and educational adventure trail, or create playful competitions among members of the household, to see who can garner the most steps or get the best sleep?

Similarly, parents can use the Vivofit Jr. app to assign chores and daily tasks, and designate coin values for each activity; once your child collects a certain number of coins with a little hard work, you can even create prizes to reward them for accomplishing their goals.

Ready to help guide your whole family to a healthier – and more fun – lifestyle? You can purchase a Vivofit Jr. for just about $80 via Garmin. The app is free to download, and is compatible with most mobile devices.

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