Fitbit launched Fitbit Ace fitness band to track daily activity and sleeping pattern of kids aged above eight on March 15, 2018
Fitbit, American company offering products in wearable technology had launched Fitbit Versa, a smartwatch on March 13, 2018. Recently, the company unveiled Fitbit Ace for children aged above eight years. The band is available for pre-order in the U.S. It is priced at of US$ 99.95. New fitness tracker is available in two color variants, which include Power Purple and Electric Blue. It will be available in stores worldwide.
Fitbit Ace features tracking daily activities and sleep. The battery has standby time of 5 days and it is water resistant. Fitbit intends to encourage kids in building healthy habits with being physically active from an early age. Parents will be able to use Fitbit’s app to track their kids’ activity levels and sleep cycle. If kids complete their goals, parents can send messages and collectible badges via the Fitbit app on smartphones. However, the Fitbit Ace does not support GPS and parents won’t be able to track location of children.
Children can compete in step challenges with other family members and send each other messages. Meanwhile, parents will be able to turn on Reminders, which will send on-screen messages on the tracker. All the information can be checked via the Fitbit app, which syncs with iOS and Android smartphones. Furthermore, the device also has parental controls, which allows parents to set up family accounts, besides the child’s account. Using ‘Parent’s View’, they can view kid’s activity.
However, the Kids can only view stats and badges, which can be turned on and off by the parent.
“As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, it’s more important than ever to empower the entire family to embrace a healthy and more active lifestyle,” said James Park, Fitbit CEO. “We are excited by the opportunity to enable parents to help set their kids on a path to building lifelong, healthy habits all while having fun together.”