Fitbit unveiled its newest Activity Tracker for Kids. The Ace 3 is intended to appeal to children primarily with a robust, waterproof case and new, animated dials, but there are also some upgrades, including a brighter display.
The Fitbit Ace series activity tracker watch is intended to encourage children to lead a more active life by giving them badges for certain movement goals – just like it does with smartwatches for adults. Unlike most competing products, Fitbit offers cute, animated watch faces, including a unicorn, a Martian, a spaceship, and a cat.
These are shown on the 1.47-inch PMOLED display, which is said to be 20 percent brighter than that of the Fitbit Ace 2 ( approx. 54 euros on Amazon ). To ensure that the kids Fitbit watch lasts as long as possible, even with daily use, Fitbit relies on a robust housing that is waterproof up to a depth of 50 meters. The battery should last for eight days in the new model.
The Ace 3 Fitbit activity tracker has a heart rate sensor, which is deactivated and cannot be activated, according to the manufacturer. Therefore, activities are only recorded by an acceleration sensor, with the fitness aspects focusing primarily on steps and active minutes.
The range of functions also includes sleep tracking, movement reminders, the display of incoming calls, if a smartphone is connected, and an integrated alarm clock. Too bad: There is no option for GPS and LTE, so lost children have to be looked for the old-fashioned way.
The Fitbit Ace 3 Activity Tracker for Kids can now be purchased on the Bestbuy.com website for $79.95; delivery will start on March 15.
Recently, Garmin has unveiled the new Enduro Multisport GPS smartwatch, the key feature of which is impressive battery life. Also, the Garmin Enduro in a rugged case with protection against water acquired a built-in GPS module and a decent set of sensors for monitoring the health of the owner, priced at $799.