Fitbit finally announced something a lot of people were hoping for: the Fitbit Ace, the company’s first fitness band for kids. While all eyes were on the gorgeous, female-friendly Fitbit Versa (previously known as Blaze 2), this smartwatch for kids deserves quite a lot of attention as well.
With a similar design as the Fitbit Alta HR, the Fitbit Ace is a cute but durable and waterproof smart band designed to keep up with children older than 8. Priced at $100, it removes a few features that Fitbit considers extraneous for kids; it keeps the step counter and sleep tracker, but removes the calorie counter and Instagram-like activity feed. There are also limited personalization options, with only 2 colors (power purple and electric blue), and 10 clock faces available.
However, there are features specifically designed for both kids and their parents. Kids will be able to get reward badges when they hit their personalized goals, using positive reinforcement to encourage activity. The Fitbit Ace also lets adults set parental controls. Through family accounts, both kids and their parents can track their activity, hours slept, and incoming friend requests.
For its incredible price point, the Fitbit Ace offers features designed to get kids excited about fitness and activity while also providing a family friendly device for parents.