It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, fitness is something that’s for life. If you have kids who’d rather spend all day on the computer playing games, or sitting in front of the TV watching shows or playing consoles, then maybe you might need a hi-tech solution to get them off the chair and to start working out.
Granted at the end of the day it’s really up to them to decide if they want to exercise, but if you wanted a hi-tech incentive, Garmin has unveiled their latest fitness tracker designed for kids in the form of the vivofit jr. This tracker has been designed for kids aged 4-9 and will pretty much do what most trackers do, such as track how many steps they’ve taken, total time slept, and will also remind children to try and complete their 60 minutes activity on a daily basis.
It’s not the most advanced tracker and it doesn’t even feature a full color display, but it is rated for water resistance for up to 5 ATM, and it also comes in a variety of bright colors that should make it “cooler”. There is an accompanying app that parents can download on their phones. This will let them keep track of their child’s activity throughout the day, and they can even organize challenges that the entire family can participate in.
The Garmin vivofit jr. is available for purchase via Walmart, Toys”R”Us, and Dick’s Sporting Goods where it is priced at $80.