Fitness Trackers For Your KidsLifestyle TechList
Kids have a million reasons to hang out inside rather than be outside burning energy. But, kid-friendly fitness trackers might be exactly what they need to get moving. We’re doing the work to find out which trackers are best for kids – and all of them are under $100.
Starting With – GARMIN VivoFit Jr. 3
With a battery that lasts up to a year and designs that honor your kid’s favorite entertainment (like Marvel and Disney Princess themes), Garmin is a great option for your kiddos. It’s built tough and comes with a companion app for parents to keep an eye on their usage. “They can even use the timer,” Senior Product Manager Jon Watkins says. “My girls love it.”
Next Up – FitBit’s Ace 3
The Ace3 has all of the features you’d expect from a fitness tracker and a few bonus ones too, including a notification that it’s time to go to sleep. It’s waterproof and the free app offers parental controls. The rechargeable battery lasts about 8 days and comes in a variety of fun colors.
Wrapping Up With – BanDai’s Vital Hero
We’re not playing favorites – but this one is seriously cool – with the brand toting it as a ‘wearable gaming device’. It’s based around the popular Digimon franchise – which means the more your child moves while wearing the device, the better they will do in the in-game battles. “Imagine playing your favorite video game,” says Selah Estrada, Senior Brand Manager for BanDai. “Except, to advance, you need to do crunches.” Outside of gameplay, it also has the basic features of tracking your activity and health.