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Garmin announces Disney Princess-theme for Vivofit Jr 2 kids band

Garmin has announced it is dressing up its best selling Vivofit Jr 2 kids fitness tracker and mobile app with a Disney Princess theme. Kids can now look forward to smashing activity minute goals to unlock app adventures featuring Disney Princess characters.

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The Vivofit Jr 2 is probably the best fitness tracker for kids right now. The second generation version comes with two important upgrades. First there is an always-on color screen whereas the first version only had a black and white screen. This makes it all the more easier for kids to follow their daily progress from the wrist.

Second, Garmin has teamed up with Disney to deliver a range of branded designs. This includes a number of colorful themes including Star Wars, Stretchy Avengers, Marvel and Minnie Mouse. From this week, we can add Disney Princess characters Ariel, Belle, Jasmine, Mulan and Rapunzel to this list.

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The new characters come with a corresponding update to the app. The Magical Kingdoms: A Disney Princess Adventure now joins all the other educational mobile adventures for the kids, and family step challenges to get the parents off the sofa. As young ones reach their daily 60-minute activity goals, fun facts and a mobile adventure trail are unlocked. The tracker also reminds kids to stay active with a move bar and even monitors sleep.

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Parents can assign their child chores to do around the house and Vivofit jr 2 will give the kids a nudge when they need to complete them. These can be set up to recur daily or weekly. Kids can even earn virtual coins, providing them with added incentives to complete their tasks.

“Based on the initial success we’ve seen with Star Wars, Minnie Mouse, and Marvel Avengers on the Vivofit Jr 2, we know that pairing Disney’s unrivaled characters and content with Garmin wearables encourages kids to get active,” said Kyle Laughlin, Senior Vice President, Games and Interactive Experiences, Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products.

“The Disney Princesses make a great addition to this line and their stories make for exciting interactive adventures.”

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