Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids
As parents, we all know that getting our kids off of the couch and away from their screens can be a difficult task. It’s easy for our kids to get caught up in video games and television, but we know that it’s important for kids to be active in order to stay healthy and fit, and to build habits that will last a lifetime. As wearable technology becomes more affordable, many parents are turning to wearable fitness trackers for their kids. We have gathered the best of the best for you, here in one post, so keep reading to find our recommendations for the top fitness trackers for kids.
Top 5 Fitness Trackers for Kids
1. Garmin Vivofit JR.
(Ages 4-9) The Garmin Vivofit JR is a swim-friendly activity tracker designed to be comfortable and worn day and night. The Vivofit tracks steps, sleep, and active time each day. This tracker comes complete with a 1 year replaceable watch battery. No need for charging! The Vivofit has an interchangeable stretch-to-fit band, available in two sizes. The companion app syncs to android or iPhone and allows parents to monitor their kids’ activity and also assign daily chores, which when completed, allow kids to earn virtual coins redeemable for real-world rewards you choose together.
2. Pard Kids Fitness Tracker
(Recommended Ages not provided )
The Pard Kids Fitness Tracker is a waterproof sports tracker that is not only waterproof, but also optimized for tracking swimming. It can automatically detect swim posture, track paddling times, swim time, and calories burned. It also includes a pedometer, heart rate monitor, and sleep monitor, and can sync to a smart phone to provide SMS and call alerts.
3. Sqord Activity Tracker for Kids
(Recommended Ages Not provided )
The Sqord Wearable Activity Tracker for Kids motivates kids to move more through a fun game app, allowing them to compete with each other, and earn points for everyday healthy activities. The Sqord tracks all activity and converts that into activity points to unlock rewards and features of the app. Sqord is waterproof and even tracks pool activity. It comes with a 9 month standard replaceable watch battery, so there is no need for charging. There is no display on the tracker itself, meaning it can stand up to rough and active use, and the silicone band is replaceable as needed. As a bonus, parents and older siblings, over the age of 13, can link their existing FitBit to the Sqord account, so that they can compete and compare with their children using the Sqord tracker.
4. Nabi Compete
The Nabi Compete is built on the concept of competition for kids. The Nabi Compete comes with TWO fitness trackers in the package, so siblings can compete with each other. The battery in the Nabi Compete lasts for 3 months, with no charging necessary. It offers both head-to-head contests and collaborative tasks, in which it measures movements and converts them into easier to understand terms for kids. Distance walked is converted to allow kids to compare the distance they’re walking to distances at famous places, and bursts of energy are converted to show what foods they have burned off (for example, a slice of pizza). Kids can share their progress and accomplishments with friends in the kid-safe nabi Konnect app.
5. X-Doria KidFit Fitness Tracker
This cool KidFit tracker is designed to be kid proof. It’s splash proof design is shock proofed, as well. It monitors steps, distance, calories and sleep. The KidFit wristband is a one-size-fits-all slap bracelet. A daily activity target is customized for each child and scored out of an easy to understand 100 points. With each sync, the KidFit app motivates and encourages your child to reach their activity and sleep goals. Built in goals keep kids challenged and parents can set custom goals tied to real world rewards. The free KidFit app is available for iOS and Android.
Regardless of the age of our kids, being active is important to foster life-long healthy habits. The above-listed fitness trackers for kids are among the best available to monitor your child’s activities, and encourage them to maintain an active lifestyle. Here’s to a great active summer!
Do you have a favorite kids fitness tracker that we haven’t mentioned here? Comment below and let us know, so we can check it out for our next review!