The Fitbit Ace fitness tracker for kids announced in March is now available for purchase in the United States and the rest of the world.
Fitbit has years of experience and expertise in creating wearable gadgets and fitness trackers, and it's among the most popular brands in the industry. All of its devices so far have been designed for and targeted for adults who want to track their physical activity and stay in shape.
Fitbit Ace Price And Availability
The Fitbit Ace is the company's first kid-focused wearable, and it comes at a budget-friendly price point of $99.95. In North America, interested customers can purchase the fitness tracker directly from Fitbit's website, or from various retailers such as Best Buy, Target, Amazon, and Kohl's. The device is available in two color options: Power Purple and Electric Blue.
Fitbit Ace Features
The new Fitbit Ace is designed for kids aged 8 and older, and it comes with various features to make it suitable for young users. First of all, it comes with a shatterproof wristband so it will not break, it is waterproof, and it has parental controls so that parents can control the connections their kids make or the stats they see in the Fitbit app.
The kid-focused fitness tracker offers customizable goals based on active minutes, steps, and sleep, as well as celebratory badges and messages to keep youngsters motivated and proud of their achievements. Challenges, meanwhile, allow the whole family to get involved. The fitness tracker comes with customizable watch faces so that kids won't get bored with it.
Five-Day Battery Life
The Fitbit Ace is smaller than the fitness tracker for adults, it has an adjustable band, and a tiny monochrome display like the Fitbit Alta. It promises a long battery life of up to five days, but at $99.95 it doesn't come with advanced features such as a heart rate sensor.
The Fitbit Ace doesn't necessarily have to be paired with a smartphone to function, but it does sync when the paired phone is within range. The device will display the data in different views, and the parents have control over all settings.
"Fitbit Ace opens up a direct line of communication across the family to help parents and their children understand how physical activity impacts overall wellbeing and health," says Dr. Ryan Rhodes, exercise psychologist, Director of the Behavioural Medicine Lab at the University of Victoria, and member of the Fitbit Advisory Panel. "When parents have insight into their kids' activity, they are better positioned to then promote less screen-time and more physical activity in a fun and motivating way."