has revealed the latest version of its fitness tracker
for kids. Fitbit Ace 3 includes many of the features from the previous model, including sleep tracking and a swim-proof design (albeit a more rounded look). It also offers more animated clock faces, along with a battery life of up to eight days. That’s an improvement over the five days you can get out of an Ace 2 before having to recharge it.
Parents can review their kids’ sleep habits and activity through a Fitbit family account, while parental controls help protect youngsters’ privacy. At $79.95, Ace 3 costs $10 more than the last model and it’s available in black and sport red or blue and astro green. It’s for kids age six and older and they can customize the device with accessories. Minions-themed accessory bands will be available this summer for $29.95.
It’s been almost two years since Fitbit released the Ace 2
, so it was perhaps about time for an update. Ace 3 could help parents to motivate their kids to stay active and get away from screens a bit more often while the COVID-19 pandemic persists. Fitbit says this is the first of its spring products, so it seems it’ll have more items to show off very soon. This is also the first product from the company since it became part of Google
earlier this year.