Garmin Jr.‪™‬ 4+


    • 4.6 • 1.3K Ratings
    • Free



When paired with a compatible Garmin kid’s wearable device, the Garmin Jr.™ app¹ is a parent’s resource for keeping track of kids’ activity² and sleep, managing chores and rewards and encouraging 60 minutes of activity a day.

With an LTE-capable device, parents can also stay connected to their kids with text and voice messaging features. They can track their location on the map in the Garmin Jr.™ app, set boundaries and receive alerts related to those boundaries. Your kids will be only be able to communicate with the people you add as guardians, caregivers or friends in the app.

The Parent Helper
With the Garmin Jr.™ app on their smartphone, parents can:

• Get detailed statistics of their child’s activity and sleep.
• Celebrate personal records, including steps and active minutes.
• Assign tasks and chores and reward your kids for a job well done.
• Manage your child’s device settings, including goals, alarms, icons and display.
• Create challenges to encourage the whole family to be more active.
• Connect with other families and compete in multi-family challenges.
• Invite up to nine guardians and caregivers to your family.
• Send text and voice messages to your child’s compatible Garmin device.*
• Track your child’s location on the map.*

• Get notified when your child leaves or arrives at a family boundary.*
• Get notified when kids in the family request Assistance from their compatible devices.

¹Requires app loaded on parent’s compatible smartphone
²Activity tracking accuracy:
* To use LTE features, an active subscription plan is necessary

What’s New

Version 6.4

Thanks for using Garmin Jr.! We're constantly working to improve your experience. This version fixes bugs to help improve performance.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.3K Ratings

1.3K Ratings

Extremeazz ,

My Daughter loves the watch and the app

My daughter now aged 8 (7 when she got her watch). The watch was purchased to aid in teaching the value of money. She does this by gaining points for set activities loaded on the watch, these points result in pocket money. We can monitor how much she has spent or saved through using the app. This way she doesn’t need to carry money and doesn’t continually ask for things as she can control her own spending.
She also likes the game on the app and other functions of her watch.
I would recommend the watch and app to anyone having struggles with young children understanding the value of money. Thinking the magic card and phone can pay for everything.

amhughes1985 ,

Perfect for my 6 Yr old boy

Fantastic way to motivate your child to perform chores for coins and redeem them for playing video games or movie night. Gives him a concept of exchange and finance whilst he gets chores done that normally he would have seen no instant benefit for this other than pocket money.

Activity tracking obviously great but the sleep function even better to understand why he may be grumpy if he has been up early or had a restless sleep. No charging of device needed.

Best birthday gift and loved by all the family and his friends.

Zulu2Echo ,

Not bad overall

One, the game is beyond boring. May as well not be there.
Two, there are 17 brown skinned cartoon children avatars to 13 “white” skinned avatars (with neither skin tone having any variation) but none have blonde hair. Orange hair is not blonde hair. Maybe an idea would be to be able to set the characteristics of your avatar yourself? Which avatar is a black kid with ginger hair and glasses meant to choose otherwise?
Three, the reward list always reverts back to alphabetical order and I would like it to stay ordered by cost, low to high.
Another feature I would like to see added is a “savings bank” so some coins earned can be put aside for future use.
Other than this the app is ok. The chores/rewards is most popular in our house. Step challenge is fun for a specific outing but there’s not been much interest in wearing the watch every day yet. Might change with age.

App Privacy

The developer, Garmin, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Health & Fitness
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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