With the vívofit jr. mobile app, you monitor your kiddo’s steps and active minutes¹, assign chores and even hand out virtual coins that equal customizable rewards. It isn’t all for the grownups, though. Kids will love the app for the fun app adventures they uncover by meeting their 60-minute daily activity goals. And they’ll try to out-step you every time in the app’s family steps leaderboard and unlock new step character icons that send directly to the device by completing missions.
• Kids advance in entertaining app adventures that unveil a story by meeting their 60-minute daily activity goal
• Parents view activity, responsibilities, sleep
• Keep kids on top of tasks such as homework, practice time and brushing teeth with customizable schedule alerts²
• Praise children with virtual coins and custom rewards; let them monitor their own progress by enabling Kid Mode
• Compete with family members and other connections with custom challenges
The Parent Helper
The mobile app lets parents manage the key functions of the vívofit jr. 2 activity tracker. From here, add individual profiles for each child to see their steps, sleep, daily active minutes and chore data. All the information syncs to your mobile device when in range, so all you need to do is open the app to check everyone’s progress.
Web Warriors: A Spider-Man Adventure
With a Marvel Spider-Man band, your kid can save the world with their favorite hero. Meeting their 60-minute daily activity goal lets them take part in new app adventures and explore the different dimensions of the Spider-Verse alongside Spider-Man himself.
Available with all Marvel Spider-Man bands.
Magical Kingdoms: A Disney Princess Adventure
With a Disney Princess band, children will get to dream big like their favorite princesses. By meeting, or even exceeding, their 60-minute daily activity goals, they’ll unfold new adventures and uncover the different magical kingdoms with Ariel, Rapunzel, Belle, Mulan and Jasmine.
Mickey’s Birthday Surprise: A Disney Adventure
With a Disney Minnie Mouse band, for every day kids meet their 60-minute activity goals, kids get to advance and experience new Disney Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse app adventures. They’ll help plan and get everything ready for Mickey Mouse’s surprise birthday party by baking a cake with Goofy, decorating with Daisy Duck, tracking down birthday presents with Pluto and much more.
Ultron’s Revenge: A Marvel Avengers Mission
With the Captain America or Marvel Avengers band, kids will find the motivation to meet their daily 60-minute activity goals, thanks to the fun app adventures. For every day kids meet their goals, they advance through the story and uncover new app adventures and icons. Meet the invincible Iron Man at Tony Stark’s lab, help Thor capture the mischievous Loki, and even accompany Black Widow on top secret S.H.I.E.L.D. missions.
BB-8’s Adventure: A Star Wars Story
With the BB-8™ or The Resistance band, for every day kids meet their 60-minute activity goals, they move forward and discover new Star Wars app adventures. They’ll go along with BB-8 and the pilot Zepha as they tackle adventures on the planet Jakku. Search abandoned starships for missing parts with BB-8, meet the smuggler queen, Maz Kanata, and much more.
Go on a Safari
With any original vívofit jr. band, your children can explore different habitats and learn fun facts about animals. For every day kids meet their 60-minute activity goals, they’ll advance further and uncover more fascinating animals.
Keep the Adventure Going
The app experience corresponds with the style of band you choose. That means the fun never has to end. Additional bands let your kiddo enter a whole new world of app adventures.
¹Activity tracking accuracy: http://www.garmin.com/en-US/legal/atdisclaimer
²vivofit jr. 2 devices only
Thanks for using vívofit jr.! We routinely release updates to create a better experience, improve performance and fix bugs.
Ratings and Reviews
Recent updates= less stars
Updated review: I was contacted the same day I left a review by tech staff. They worked to resolve my issues and followed up twice. I’m raising my stars to 4, as I still preferred an older version of this app. But I really appreciated the responsiveness of their staff.
We’ve been using this app and the watches for my 7 and 8 year old since March of 2017. The recent updates (in Oct 2017) that change the way chores are added and removed is frustrating. I’ve had to add and subtract chores twice for each child to try and recreate the list we had before the updates started coming.
My children and I review chores at the end of each day, before we read bedtime stories. They are keenly aware of their coin count and which chores they are responsible for. It’s aggravating to keep receiving updates that don’t seem to add value to the experience. Instead they add labor on the parents’ end and confusion for kids. Like other parents have mentioned, having an option to go back and give kids credit for chores on a previous day was a helpful feature. Every so often we miss a night of reviewing and they still deserve to receive their coins.
It was a super app until the middle of Oct. when these changes kept rolling in. What gives?
Developer Response ,
Hi. I'm with the development team and would like to discuss your concerns and issues further. Could you please send an email to email@example.com that includes the Garmin Connect email address for the Administrator and a reference to your review? I look forward to hearing from you so that we can determine what is going on and get it resolved. Thanks! -vívofit jr. Engineering
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!
Pairing issue with replacement device
Originally I had thought the latest app update had broken the ability to pair, but I was mistaken as our other boys unit pairs and unpairs with ease.
We contacted Garmin support and they are sending us yet another device that will hopefully be able to pair with our devices.
That being said we have had the Vivo JR since they came out last year and are excited to use the new kids mode app.
Oh and with the SW bands, I’m very surprised that the bands do not also bring new band icons to the devices. Come on we paid $40 for just a new adventure? I just assumed new icons would come but no big deal.
What I have learned from this whole ordeal though is a new feature to allow complete removal of devices from your garmin connect account. With “grown-up” devices you are able to log in on a “real” computer and completely remove or suspend devices, really helpful for troubleshooting etc.
The device has enough hardware features for the price point please do not change this! Especially now that Vivofit Jr. units for now less than $50 in stores! Makes for a great addition to garmin households.
One “magical” feature I would adore, but would kill your profits would be to perform a “one-time” “hack” for the Vivofit Jr into a Vivofit. With the amount of bands available your child could conceivably have the same device forever!
Our house is full of Garmin so keep them coming!
- Garmin International
- 368 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2016 Garmin Ltd. or its subsidiaries
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.