Garmin’s vivofit Jr 3 is the latest in its line of activity trackers for kids. The original vivofit jr and vivofit jr 2 were released in 2014 and 2015, respectively, so it’s been a while since we’ve seen an update to this product line. We’re excited to provide a Garmin vivofit jr 3 review for this reason.
With the release of the vivofit Jr 3, Garmin has made some notable changes that make it both more durable and more kid-friendly than its predecessors. It’s also a bit more functional and trendy.
Whether it’s gamification or the use of some of the most popular big-screen characters among kids, Garmin has done a great job at developing a phenomenal fitness tracker for children.
To learn more about Garmin vivofit jr 3 specifications, keep reading.
Garmin Vivofit Jr 3 Specifications
Again, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 is the latest activity tracker available for kids from the manufacturer. It boasts an impressive one-year battery life. The specs for the Garmin vivofit jr 3 are as follows:
• Battery life: Up to 1 year
• Display resolution: 112 x 112 pixels
• Display size: 14.11 mm x 14.11 mm
• Display type: sunlight-visible, transflective 64-color memory-in-pixel (MIP)
• Display: colour
• Memory: 14 days of activity tracking data and 7 timed activities
• Physical size: Adjustable band fits 130 to 175 mm (ages 4+)
• Strap material: silicone
• Water rating: 5 ATM
• Weight: 25 g
Physical Dimensions of the Garmin Vivofit Jr 3
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 measures approximately 100 mm across including the band. It features a 14.11 mm x 14.11 mm display.
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 comes with a colour screen. This feature is another one of the devices largest selling points.
This model’s rival, the Fitbit Ace 2, doesn’t have this feature. The Fitbit Ace 2 ships with a greyscale screen. However, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 features a 1.4 cm² colour display. The display is 112 x 112 pixels.
A colour screen offers the advantage of allowing Garmin to display colourful characters for kids. It makes viewing stats a pleasant experience.
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 battery is another strong selling point for this model. Most fitness watches require charging every few days.
However, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 holds a charge for a whopping 365 days. With such superior battery life, parents have one less thing to worry about. This benefit alone may make the Garmin vivofit jr 3 an ideal option from parents’ perspectives.
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 is designed with children in mind, and it’s a perfect fitness tracker for kids. Parents can set up the device to have activity goals tailored just for their child—whether they want them to focus on increasing daily steps or adding more activities.
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 features an interactive map, allowing kids to go on a world tour. Kids can use the device to discover and tour new and exciting places.
They can also take the fitness watch along for a swim. It has a water rating of 5 ATM.
Of course, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 provides basic information such as the time and date. It also automatically adjusts for daylight saving time.
For kids that need a gentle reminder to wake up, the vivofit jr 3 also features an alarm clock. For more active kids, the fitness watch also features a timer and stopwatch.
As for adults, Garmin is a trusted name among fitness fans. However, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 lacks the adult version’s familiar GPS feature.
The kids’ version, however, comes with plenty of Disney-themed touches. Garmin’s association with the characters does a wonderful job of captivating kids.
Kids can also customise their devices with a wide variety of stylish Garmin vivofit jr 3 bands available. With a simple band change, your kids tracker will have a whole new look - the possibilities and adventures are endless.
Garmin’s vivofit jr 3 features activity tracking features geared especially for children. In addition to allowing you to set 60-minute activity goals, you can also assign chores to your kids with this fitness device. Also, you can reward your kids with “coins.”
The watch also features a task timer that starts at two minutes and increases in increments of five minutes from 5 to 30 minutes. In addition, it features audible reminder alerts.
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 compels kids to stay active by taking steps. The more steps they take, the more icons they can unlock.
The kid’s fitness watch also works with Garmin’s Toe-to-Toe Challenges app. With the app, you can challenge your kids to a step competition.
Finally, most parents appreciate anything that helps to keep their kids safe. With this in mind, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 features an In Case of Emergency (I.C.E.) feature built right into the watch.
As expected, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 features an accelerometer to track steps. Plus, the device keeps track of how much distance your child has travelled.
What It Tracks
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 does more than simply help your child track steps. It helps your kids to learn responsibility. Again, you can use the Garmin vivofit jr 3 two assign chores and tasks to your children.
Yet, you can make use of the Garmin vivofit jr 3 twenty-four hours a day. It also has a movement-based sleep monitoring feature. With it, you can track how long your child sleeps and make sure they receive sufficient night-time replenishment.
Meanwhile, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 memory holds up to seven timed activities. It also holds up to 14 days of activity tracking information.
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 features plenty of ways to gamify an active lifestyle for kids. Additional features of the Garmin vivofit jr 3are as follows:
• Bluetooth connectivity
• Distance travel tracking
• iPhone and Android compatible
• Step counter
Garmin offers both a vivofit jr 3 themed smart watch for boys and a themed smart watch for girls—or at least the pint-size versions of them. You can choose Garmin colours or either Disney Princess or Marvel themes. The Marvel-themed Garmin vivofit jr 3 watches are available in Black Panther and Iron Man designs.
Meanwhile, the Disney Princess Garmin vivofit jr 3 watches are available in, of course, the Disney Princess theme. It’s also available in The Little Mermaid theme.
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 works with the Garmin Jr app. It features Kid Mode, which allows kids to request rewards, check off chores and view adventures.
To use the fitness app, you’d download it to your child phone or tablet. Now, you’ll need to sign in to your account. There, you can turn on Kid Mode.
The parent-facing features of the Garmin vivofit jr 3 allow you to manage chores and awards. It’s a password-protected feature. After issuing an award, your child can redeem them on their smart watch in the form of said coins.
Furthermore, it enables you to manage your child’s activity from your own mobile device. It sends notifications right to your smartphone for your review and approval.
If none of the themed offerings suits your kid’s tastes, you can always choose from one of Garmin’s standard themes. These themes include:
• Blue Stars
• DiGi Camo
• Lilac Floral
Garmin makes the vivofit jr 3 just for little wrists. The fitness tracker is made for kids ages four and up. You can rest assured that it will fit comfortably on your little one as they go about their day.
The smart watch also features rounded edges. As a result, you don’t need to worry about your child snagging their tracker on their shirt or jacket sleeves.
Overall, the smart watch is very comfortable for small children. Some children even sleep with it with ease.
The kids’ fitness watch weighs in at a featherweight 25 grams. The regular-sized one-size-fits-most band accommodates kids’ wrists up to 145 mm. However, the extra-large Garmin vivofit Jr 3 band can accommodate kid’s wrists up to 175 mm.
Both bands are adjustable. You can purchase a band to fit kids’ wrists that range from 130 mm to 175 mm.
The Garmin vivofit jr 3 costs about AU$107. On the plus side, the Garmin Vivofit jr 3 app is free.
What Else Should I Know?
When it comes to fitness watches for kids, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 falls in the middle price point range for this kind of device. Still, it does everything remarkably well.
The colour screen is a big bonus for the kid’s fitness watch. Also, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 has a comparatively large amount of features.
In addition, it’s impressively built. More importantly, it looks attractive. If your kid is into Marvel or Disney characters, the Garmin vivofit jr 3 is a winner that will help to get them moving.