Fitbit is well known for making fitness trackers and wearables, but until now the company’s been designing the trackers for adults. Today, in the early hours of the morning, Fitbit announced a new Fitbit Ace fitness tracker – designed for kids.
The new Ace fitness tracker is already up for purchase and it will cost you around $100. So, a tracker for kids, what it has to offer let us see –
Tracks kids activity and sleep:
The tracker is designed to track the steps, active minutes and sleep of the kids. It goals to international health guidelines for activity (60 minutes) and sleep (9 hours).
Reminds them to move:
Reduces sedentary time with personalized reminders to move each hour.
Motivates and rewards them for moving:
The Fitbit ace is designed in such a way that it will encourage kids to build healthy habits with daily or weekend challenges and collectible badge rewards. One can also check the stats, badges earned, progress toward their goals, and more in the Fitbit app.
More information about Fitbit Ace can be found at www.fitbit.com/ace.
“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,” said Dr. Ryan Rhodes, exercise psychologist, Director of the Behavioural Medicine Lab (BMED) 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.”
It’s just the “basic” motion and step-tracker with activity reminders with no heart rate sensor like the more expensive Alta HR. But the good things is it’s waterproof and has customizable watch faces.
Introducing Fitbit Ace
Pricing and availability
Starting today the Fitbit Ace will be up for purchase globally through retail partner stores, including major North American retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl’s, and Target. You can also buy the Fitness tracker from Fitbit.com in power purple and electric blue colors. As far as the pricing goes this will cost you around $99.95 (USD).