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Fitbit’s $100 fitness tracker for kids is now available to buy

Fitbit’s $100 fitness tracker for kids is now available to buy

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Fitbit’s first fitness band designed just for kids, the Fitbit Ace, is now available. The Ace, meant for kids eight and up, was first announced in March and is essentially an adaptation of the Fitbit Alta.

The Ace tracks many of the same activities as Fitbit’s other models for adults, like steps, active minutes, and hours slept. It will also send push notifications to encourage children to get moving if it senses a sustained period of inactivity. Some information, like calories burned or body fat percentages, will only be available to view by parents, who can manage information through the website’s new family accounts section.

Fitbit isn’t the first company to create a fitness tracker dedicated to kids. Garmin’s Vivofit Jr, a version of its popular Vivofit wristband, was introduced back in 2016. LeapFrog also has the Leapband, meant for kids aged four to seven, that is packed with 50 built-in games that are supposed to help kids get moving.

The Fitbit Ace is available today in two colors, electric blue and power purple, and it’s on sale in the US at Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target and for $99.95.