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Fitness tracking for kids

Ismail Vorajee / Khmer Times Share:
The Ace is designed for kids aged eight and up. Fitbit

Fitbit have released the Fitbit Ace, the company’s first fitness band aimed for children. The Ace, designed for kids aged eight and up, was first announced in March.

The Ace functions strikingly similarly to the regular adult Fitbit’s. It can track steps taken, active minutes, and hours slept and can even send the wearer push notifications to encourage them to get up and move after a sustained period of inactivity.

Certain data, like calories burned and body fat percentages, will only be available for view by parents. This data can be accessed through the website’s new family accounts section. Parents are also able to keep track of how active kids have been and can set challenges around the family using the Fitbit app.

However, perhaps to keep prices down, the device doesn’t measure heart rate, isn’t waterproof (but it is shower-level water resistant and up to a metersubmersion in water) It can run for around five days on a single charge.

The Fitbit Ace is available in two colours – electric blue and power purple – and is now available for $99.95.

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