The best kids' fitness trackers that’ll actually get your child 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 we still live in a relatively sedentary society, so inspiring motivation to move around is still important to instill at a young age. Fortunately, there are several fitness trackers for kids that are made specifically with children in mind. This means that they're not focused on weight loss, but on forming good habits and leading an active lifestyle instead. Read more...
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OUR TOP PICK

Fitbit Ace 3


Fitbit's industry-leading fitness tracking is available to kids in this motivating tracker.

Battery life: Up to eight days


Sleep tracking: Yes


Water resistance: Waterproof up to 50 meters


$79.95 from Fitbit





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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 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


$166.82 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 FOR MOTIVATION

Garmin Vívofit Jr. 3


Fun activities and motivating rewards keep kids engaged in this smartwatch-style tracker.

Battery life: Non-rechargeable, up to one year


Sleep tracking: Yes


Water resistance: Waterproof up to 50 meters


$79.99 from Amazon


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