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The Fitbit Ace is now available for purchase online

12 June 2018

Because it's designed for kids, Ace will not highlight calorie intake, weight, or body fat/BMI.

Fitbit's first kid-friendly fitness tracker, the Ace, has been out in the United States for a couple of months now.

Anxious your kid spends too much time staring at a screen? Unlike other fitness trackers, the Ace doesn't come with a heart rate sensor, so you won't get the more advanced metrics of Fitbit's "adult" trackers.

"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", Dr. Ryan Rhodes, an exercise psychologist, Director of the Behavioural Medicine Lab at the University of Victoria in Canada, and a Fitbit Advisory Panel member, said in a statement.

Fitbit quotes CDC figures that say one in five kids in the U.S. are obese, while the HHS says only one in three kids are physically active every day. Kids (and parents) can see their stats, badges earned, progress toward their goals, and more in the Fitbit app.

Ace gives kids reminders throughout the day to keep moving, has a battery that's rated to last 5 days on a single charge, includes 10 clock faces to choose from, and is "showerproof" to survive "splashes and spills".

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.

Today, the Ace is available to purchase through Fitbit's online store, with a price tag of $99.95.

The Fitbit Ace is now available for purchase online