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Garmin made Star Wars and Marvel fitness trackers for kids

Garmin made Star Wars and Marvel fitness trackers for kids

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Garmin Vivofit Jr. 2
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Garmin has partnered with Disney to put BB-8, The Avengers, Minnie Mouse, and other popular characters on the bands for its newest fitness tracker, the Vivofit Jr. 2.

The Vivofit Jr. 2 is meant to be worn all day long and can track sleep, steps, and minutes of activity. It’s swimproof and has a battery that’s supposed to last one year on a single charge.

There are only two big differences between this version of the band and last year’s debut model of the Vivofit Jr. First, this new model has a color screen, instead of a black and white one. And second, there’s the branded bands — last year’s models just included some colorful patterns, like flowers or pixelated camo, which seem a lot less fun for the young audience Garmin is trying to appeal to here. There will also be bands featuring the Captain America’s shield and silhouettes of various Star Wars icons.

Characters from the bands will also show up a mobile app that connects to the fitness tracker. Kids can play through stories by completing activity goals and other tasks set for them by their parents. Garmin had this feature last year, but the in-app game had kids going through a jungle — and while jungles are cool, they are also not Star Wars themed.

The new fitness tracker will sell for $99.99, up $20 from the original model. Additional bands will be sold separately for $29.99 and can be used to open up different game themes inside the app.