Fitness trackers will get your kid excited about being active

Fitness trackers will get your kid excited about being active

Fitness trackers will get your kid excited about being active

Kids have the kind of energy adults could only dream of having, and they spend their days being active just for the fun of it. You might not think that a kid needs to track and monitor their health and activity, but fitness trackers for kids are made specifically with children in mind. That means they're not focused on weight loss, but rather forming good habits and leading an active lifestyle.

What makes a fitness tracker kid-friendly?

Fitness trackers for kids are simplified versions of those for adults — they trade out smartwatch features for motivational games and rewards systems. Your kid doesn't really need an Apple Watch to count their steps and monitor their heart rate. Read more...

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BEST FOR BONUS FEATURES

Garmin Vívofit Jr. 2

Games, rewards, and Disney help this tracker motivate kids.

  • Battery life: Non-rechargeable, up to one year
  • Sleep tracking: Yes
  • Water resistance: Waterproof up to 50 meters
$69.99 from Best Buy

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BEST OVERALL

Fitbit Ace 2

Fitbit's industry-leading fitness tracking is made available to kids.

  • Battery life: Up to five days
  • Sleep tracking: Yes
  • Water resistance: Waterproof up to 50 meters
$69.95 from Amazon

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BEST SMARTWATCH TRACKER

Verizon GizmoWatch 2

This watch is ideal for communication and fitness features.

  • Battery life: Up to four days
  • Sleep tracking: No
  • Water resistance: Waterproof up to 1 meter
$99.99 from Verizon

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BEST FOR OLDER KIDS

Fitbit Charge 3

Pre-teens can skip the kiddie games and designs with the Charge 3.

  • Battery life: Up to seven days
  • Sleep tracking: Yes
  • Water resistance: Waterproof up to 50 meters
$149.95 from Amazon

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BEST BUDGET PICK

Biggerfive fitness tracker watch

With simple features, this is a nice option without breaking the bank.

  • Battery life: Up to seven days
  • Sleep tracking: Yes
  • Water resistance: Waterproof up to 1 meter
$23.99 from Amazon

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BEST EDUCATIONAL TRACKER

UNICEF Kid Power Band

Kids will learn about culture and use activity to give back to those in need.

  • Battery life: About two weeks
  • Sleep tracking: No
  • Water resistance: Waterproof up to 1 meter
$39.99 from Amazon
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