Fitbit is launching a special kiddies health tracker called the Fitbit Ace 3. The health strap aims to provide kids age 6 and up with ways to get active, reach goals and achieve new healthy habits in the family. Most importantly, the Ace 3 introduces a light-hearted approach to the popular fitness strap by incorporating animated clock faces and kiddies-targeted accessories.
The Fitbit Ace 3 promises to deliver eight days of battery life across the range so charging it won’t be a daily task that parents and guardians need to keep up with. The device will help motivate kids to get moving to reach 60 minutes of activity per day and 250 steps per hour. It also offers customization options to tailor the goals for school times when kids aren’t as active.
According to the University of Cape Town’s Sports Science Institute, children are spending around three hours on screens per day. This is apart from schoolwork. Only a third of children are meeting the recommended screen time per day. Basically, kids are not moving enough and spending way too much time on tablets, phones and TVs – A common issue in my household.
But the Fitbit Ace 3 is not just a fitness tracker. It will also help parents track their kid’s sleeping patterns and develop a healthy bedtime thanks to reminders and goal-driven achievements. Kids and parents/guardians can engage in friendly competitions and challenges against their kids. Set milestones for them and award active children with virtual badges and trophies.
As for the customization, the Fitbit Ace 3 includes over 20 clock faces to choose from with each of them offering cute faces such as a bunny, unicorn, cat alien and more. There will also be a handful of bands kids can use depending on their outfit choice and favourite colour. Fitbit Ace 3 will also get a special Despicable Me Minion range that includes two accessory bands in Despicable Blue and Mischief Black.
The Fitbit Ace 3 includes privacy control for your children too. Parents can set up family accounts to access privacy controls and monitor the usage. The smartphone app also has a Kid View which tailors the experience for children. Bright colours, familiar faces and the use of younger-themed artwork will improve the overall engagement and “fun” factor in the app.
The Fitbit Ace 3 works across Android and iOS and will be available in South Africa starting on 15 March 2021 for R1,799. Bands and additional accessories will be sold from R399 onwards. Users can purchase the range on Fitbit.com, Totalsports, Dis-Chem and other participating retailers.
Source: Official site
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