When paired with a compatible Garmin kid’s wearable device, the Garmin Jr.™ app¹ is a parent’s resource for keeping track of kids’ activity² and sleep, managing chores and rewards and encouraging 60 minutes of activity a day. The Parent Helper With the Garmin Jr.™ app on their smartphone, parents can: • Get detailed statistics of their child’s activity and sleep. • Celebrate personal records, including steps and active minutes. • Assign tasks and chores and reward your kids for a job well done. • Manage your child’s device settings, including goals, alarms, icons and display. • Create challenges to encourage the whole family to be more active. • Connect with other families and compete in multi-family challenges. ¹Requires app loaded on parent’s compatible smartphone ²Activity tracking accuracy: http://www.garmin.com.en-us/legal/atdisclaimer
This app is so easy to use and to track steps, sleep, and has a few other things that are nice
Good options and games for the kids but I wish it had more connectivity / interaction with the regular Garmin connect.
This is helping me keep track of my child
My kids love their watches! Since they got them, they have really learned about time management. They set a daily exercise goal and work hard to reach either their daily minutes of exercise or steps. We have a friendly competition each night on who reached their daily goals. We also give them coins each day for the chores they’ve completed. They trade in coins for things we’ve set up— screen time, ice cream, or a new toy. It’s been a wonderful addition to our lives. Plus, the watches come in fun colors and designs.
This app is excellent for motivating my kids to track their responsibilities. It gamifies their daily routine and helps them set goals, track them, and stay focused. The problem is that I can’t turn off deleting rewards from their phones. This may be because Garmin doesn’t intend my kids to have the tracking app on their own devices, but I do (and honestly I didn’t know that wasn’t intended all along by the developers). So they have access to the app and can track their chores and check them off on their own phones. But they can also delete rewards and add coins to their amounts. I feel this is a feature that could make the app better for parents and kids. The honor system is ideal, but a dream. I turned on kids mode so they can’t redeem rewards on their own, but they can still do it in the phone. If this stuff was only meant to be accessed through the Vivofit watch, then they should specify that somewhere in the app or other literature about the program. Anyway. Excellent app. I love it. But I’d sleep better knowing they can’t simply add coins. It just needs a parental control upgrade. And if it exists somewhere in the app, I can’t find it.
My kids love the app, games and challenges it’s a great way to track chores and rewards as well