Garmin unveils its Disney-themed vívofit jr. 2 activity tracker

Matt Sayer 28 September 2017 NEWS


The new model incorporates Disney characters and stories into child-friendly exercise programs.

Garmin, the GPS manufacturer turned fitness device maker, has today revealed the latest entry in its line of kid-focused vívofit jr. activity trackers.

Designed specifically for kids, the new vívofit jr. 2 features a wide range of Disney-themed bands based on franchises like Star Wars, the Marvel movies and classic Disney cartoons like Mickey Mouse. Each themed band comes with an exclusive mobile activity app that rewards children for completing at least 60 minutes of exercise a day by unlocking character icons for the vívofit jr. 2, including icons for Iron Man, BB-8 and Minnie Mouse.

On the tech side of things, the vívofit jr. 2 includes a customisable colour screen that displays the time, date and current activity level of the user. The tracker is also water-resistant for both taking showers and going for a swim. Under typical use, Garmin claims the battery in the vívofit jr. 2 will last over twelve months.

You can purchase accessory bands, which unlock the Disney-themed adventures, separately and swap them out as you please. They come in both a stretchy variety for younger kids with small wrists and a larger adjustable band for older kids.

The vívofit jr. 2 is available for purchase at a recommended retail price of $129 for the tracker and $45 for each extra Disney-themed band.

In other fitness tracking news, Fitbit recently announced its first smartwatch, the Fitbot Ionic.

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