31 December 2018
Fitbit has announced Ace, an activity tracker for kids to encourage staying fit and healthy. Along with this, the company has also launched Versa, a “smartwatch for all” at just $199. Kids have shown decreasing level of activity and putting the data of the World Health Organization, Fitbit stresses on the fact that two out of three kids are inactive. In such scenario, Fitbit Ace tries to help the children in knowing the importance of the same.
Fitbit Ace is designed for kids ages 8 or older and it’s now available for presale from today with global retail availability to happen in Q2 2018. The gadget isn’t just dedicated to kids, this provides control to the parents. It provides new Fitbit family account with the help of which the parents can control who their kids connect to the Fitbit app. This is to ensure the safety of kids’ privacy.
Fitbit family account has been designed to be compliant with Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other applicable privacy laws. Parents can view information to know and manage what their kids are doing using this activity tracker. The Parent view setting lets you navigate between your view and your kids’ view to check their activity, progress, and approve their friend requests from family members and friends. Similarly, the Child view setting limits what data your child sees in the Fitbit app, such as stats, friend requests, and more. The Stay in touch for kids with smartphones ensures that the kids do not miss your calls.
Fitbit Ace can track steps, active minutes and sleep for a longer period of time. Ace sets customizable daily step and active minute goals. It also reminds them to move by setting up personalized reminders that nudge them to get at least 250 steps each hour with a small buzz if they have been sitting on the couch for a longer period of time. It also rewards the kids when they achieve their goals. It rewards celebratory messages and fun, collectible badges, which can be seen in the Fitbit app on their phone.
The Fitbit Ace further motivates the kids to compete with daily challenges. It includes a Family FaceOff that provides a 5-day step challenge that allows the members in a family account to compete against each other and stay motivated.
According to the company’s press release, the Fitbit Ace can deliver up to 5 days of battery life. It features an adjustable, showerproof wristband in two bright colors. It offers 10 unique clock faces and two fun interchangeable bands in electric blue and power purple colors. Fitbit Ace is available for presale today on Fitbit.com for $99.95. It will be available in stores worldwide in Q2 2018, including major North American retailers
The Fitbit Ace automatically syncs with most Android and iOS device.