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.
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.
¹Requires app loaded on parent’s compatible smartphone
²Activity tracking accuracy: http://www.garmin.com.en-us/legal/atdisclaimer
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Ratings and Reviews
Fit JR 2 used with APP
Encourages child to do chores. It’s fun for the kids. It tracks sleep + activity. Can time brushing teeth!! Or can time anything really, like reading, writing or even time on device. Parent sets up syncing the watch with app, it’s very easy to do and the app walks you through everything. We can determine how many coins each chore earns, and the kids can redeem for “prizes” which are customized by the parent. We can choose the prize and how much coins until they can redeem. Like for us, trip to the Boardwalk is 250 coins, but family movie night is 25. She gets more coins when she does more challenging chores like cleaning hamster cage, and one coin for everyday stuff like homework and teeth brush. Totally works for us and I want a watch now ;)
Only thing that bugs me: I wish this had a GPS in the watch!!! I’d pay twice as much for the watch if it had that feature. Would be nice just in case they are missing. More and more kids are missing everyday. With a name like Garmin, I thought that would come standard.
So far, I absolutely love this product! I bought this for my 7 year old in hopes to get her more motivated and to be more consistent with her every day to day tasks. So far, it’s doing well! She gets really excited about the rewards system. I love that I can choose any amount I want for her to get per task. I really love that it tracks her sleeping as well. My daughter had sleep apnea and being able to know how much deep sleep she’s actually getting and when she is struggling to sleep is very amazing!
She really enjoys wearing it. It took some getting used to, but now she’s all about it! I set alarms to remind her to do things like brushing her hair and teeth and to wake up in the morning for school. I give her points for staying on task. It’s working wonders for my baby! I love it!
My only complaints are that I really wish it automatically updated more often. Occasionally it does when I’m in close proximity to her and the app is open... but more often than not, I have to manually update it multiple times a day in order to have accurate information... but it’s really not that big of a deal, given all of the other cool perks. I also wish their were more picture icons to pair with the alarms. But ultimately... I’m very satisfied!
Issue with tap challenge - vivofit jr.
My son has a vivofit jr. I saw an update for the app last night (version 2.6) and updated the app. The update mentioned a new tap challenge when you’ve earned your 60 minute activity goal. This included a picture of what I believe the tap challenge looks like. Thanks My son came home and we synced his vívofit Jr. to the app on my phone. It showed that he had earned the 60 minute goal and could make his move on the adventure trail. He made his move, but then we couldn’t figure out how to get to the tap challenge that was highlighted in this update. I tried looking for help on the website, but was unable to find anything on how to get to the tap challenge once the 60 minute activity goal has been met. I chatted online with two different support center chat agents. Nether of them could help me because neither of them had heard of this tap challenge. Clearly I’m missing something or they highlighted a new feature in the app that they didn’t actually add to the app.
Other than this issue, my son loves loves loves his vivofit jr. He asked for it for Christmas and we were a little hesitant (thinking why does a 6 year old need to count his steps- he’s a super active kid). But it’s so much more than just a step counter. We love it!
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