Our guide of the best fitness trackers for kids highlights the top devices and apps that make if fun for juniors to get motivated. You’ll also find plenty of family features that enable parents to stay in touch with their kid’s activities and fitness levels, plus set tasks and challenges, reward them with points, top the family leaderboard, and more.

The Best Fitness Trackers for Kids

Garmin Vivofit jr

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The Garmin Vivofit jr comes in lots of cool colors and offers plenty of features for mums, dads, sisters and brothers to get in on some fitness tracking action.

Included in the feature set is the Reward Giver which allows parents to designate custom rewards in exchange for virtual coins. The Kid Motivator helps juniors reach daily goals by way of a virtual adventure trail containing educational facts about wildlife.

The Chores feature is probably the coolest. This enables parents to assign chores, such as “tidy your room” and “brush your teeth” directly from a smartphone. Other features include a Move Reminder, Virtual Rewards, Family Energizer, and Family Leaderboard.

Metrics

The Garmin Vivofit jr tracks your kid’s number of steps taken and sleep quality. It also displays the time and date.

Age

Suitable for kids aged 4 – 9.

Battery life

Up to 1 year – no charging required.

Water-Resistant

5 ATM – safe for swimming.

App

Compatible with iOS 9.1 + and Android 4.4 +.

Price

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X-Doria KidFit

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The X-Doria KidFit comes in blue, pink, yellow, and black. It aims to help your kids rediscover the wonders of an active childhood without smartphones and iPads. It is designed to encourage motivation with its Get Moving feature and daily fitness targets with an easy to understand points system which can be customized for every kiddie.

Parents can get in on the fun and challenge their juniors with custom goals which can be tied to real-life rewards – the old-fashioned way of motivating children.

Metrics

The KidFit tracks your kid’s number of steps taken and sleep quality. It doesn’t tell the time and date.

Age

Suitable for kids aged 5 – 13 .

Battery life

Up to 7 days – rechargeable.

Water-Resistant

IPX3 – splash proof.

App

Compatible with iOS 8.4 + and Android 4.3 +.

Price

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UNICEF Kid Power Band

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The UNICEF Kid Power Band comes in black, white, blue, and orange. There’s also a special Star Wars edition. The Kid Power aims to get kids active as well as get them involved with helping other kids in need around the world.

With this junior wearable, your children get to go on virtual missions and discover new cultures and earn points along the way. As they progress and unlock points, real-life UNICEF funding is used to deliver food and other lifesaving packages to malnourished children around the world.

The more active your children are, the more points they unlock, the more lives they save.

Metrics

The Kid Power Band tracks your kid’s number of steps taken and tells the time and date.

Age

Suitable for kids aged 4 – 11.

Battery life

Up to 7 days – rechargeable.

Water-Resistant

Splash proof.

App

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.3 +

Price

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Nabi Compete

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How cool is the this kid’s fitness tracker? Very I reckon. The Nabi Compete comes in red,  pink or blue and makes fun out of fitness by allowing juniors to compete with family and friends in game-style activity challenges.

There are Barbie and Hot Wheels editions available for girls and boys. Girls can choose from 15 Barbie characters and track their movement and calories while dancing or skipping along. Boys can choose from over 20 popular Hot Wheels cars to race.

Kids can rise up the leaderboard featured in the Nabi app and compete in a variety of real-life fitness challenges. There’s also a Virtual Pet feature which allows kids to unlock and feed a variety of friendly baby creatures and grow them into full-size pets by using Go Points which are earned by being active, .

The Nabi also features a cool calories feature that not only tells juniors the amount of calories they burn, but also compares them to foods such as cookies, cakes, and pizza.

Metrics

The Nabi Compete tracks your kid’s number of steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned. It doesn’t tell the time or date.

Age

Suitable for kids aged 6 +.

Battery life

Up to 3 months – replaceable.

Water-Resistant

Splash proof.

App

Compatible with iOS 8.0 + and Android 4.3 +

Price

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LeapFrog LeapBand

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This dandy little device comes in blue, pink, green, and orange. It comes preloaded with 50 playful challenges created to kids more engaged with real-life activities.

Kids can choose a virtual pet which encourages activities and helps them learn about nutrition. Every time your junior runs, jumps and plays, they are rewarded with points, food for their pet, virtual pet accessories and new games are unlocked.

Using the LeapFrog Connect app, parents can set play times and challenges as well as school time and quiet time modes. There’s also a little built-in speaker which helps pre-reading kids follow challenges.

Metrics

The LeapFrog LeapBand does things a little differently as it doesn’t count steps as such. Instead it gives points for walking, running, jumping, dancing and playing. It also tells the time.

Age

Suitable for kids aged 4 – 7 according to LeapBand, but I would say 4 – 5.5, as an uncle of five nieces aged 6 months to 14.

Battery life

3 – 4 days – rechargeable.

Water-Resistant

Splash proof.

App

Compatible with iOS 6.0 + and 4.3 +

Price

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