The Fitbit Ace Is a Kid-Friendly Fitness Tracker

The child-oriented tracker doesn't have a lot of the smartwatch features of the more expensive relatives, but it does include fitness features such as step counting and activity and sleep tracking. With an adjustable, showerproof wristband available in two vibrant colors and up to 5 days battery life, Ace is created to keep pace with kids' busy lives. However, Fitbit will never allow children to see calories burned or body fat percentages.

Fitbit quotes CDC figures that say one in five kids in the USA are obese, while the HHS says only one in three kids are physically active every day.

Anxious your kid spends too much time staring at a screen? Kids can also compete in "step challenges" with friends, send motivational messages, and more. Parents can also use the Fitbit app to keep an eye on their children's activity and set reminders for both activity and sleep. "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". That means fitness goals are tuned to suggest 60 minutes of exercise per day (instead of 30), or 9-12 hours of sleep (instead of 7 or so). It's available in two different colors, electric blue and power purple.

Family account: Brings families together and keeps everyone engaged with added motivation and accountability; parents can view their kid's activity, and manage what stats they see in the app. The Ace is now available worldwide for £79.99 on Fitbit's website and stores where you can buy Fitbit wearables.

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