Fitbit's First Fitness Tracker for Kids Now Available

Fitbit's kid-focused fitness tracker is available today

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. The Fitbit Ace costs $100 and is specifically designed for kids (8 years and up).

Anxious your kid spends too much time staring at a screen?

The coolest thing about the Fitbit Ace is, if you're a parent who wears any of Fitbit's other smartwatches or fitness trackers, you can set up a family account in the Fitbit app and compete with your kids to see whose been more active.

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"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. Out of the box, the activity goal is set to 60 minutes per day with a recommended 9 hours of sleep every night as suggested by the CDC.

Motivates and rewards them for moving: Encourages kids to build healthy habits with daily or weekend challenges and collectible badge rewards. You'll be asked to create a Fitbit Family Account, and with this, you can make secure profiles for your kiddos so they can keep track of their activity while also staying safe.

Fitbit Ace is available today at global retail partner stores worldwide, including major North American retailers Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl's, and Target. The watch comes in just two colors, "electric blue" and "power purple".

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