Fitbit unveils health tracker for kids to drive healthy lifestyle in families
Fitbit Ace provides health monitoring for kids, by sending notifications to their parents and motivating families to lead a healthy lifestyle. It can also track sleep trends & women’s menstrual cycle.
Parents would be stress-free regarding the online threats faced by their child on day to day basis. Smartwatch company Fitbit has come with a brand new smartwatch, specially designed for kids. The company is planning the launch of Fitbit Ace that would include child-friendly tweaks. This watch has exciting features that are useful for kids and their parents in many ways.
The company announced that it would go on sale for just $99.95 in the second quarter of 2018. Kids who are eight years old and up can use this watch graciously.
The wearable is designed, considering the overall physical activities of kids. Parents can make better decisions as they get regular update about their children activities.
The Fitbit Ace has family account feature where parents can track the activities of their kids and manage the friend connections. This feature is compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA. Parents have full authority to approve the friend request. They can even track the sleep patterns, further managing their children’s bedtimes effectively.
Ace automatically tracks steps and monitors the time for which the children have been active while giving them healthy insights. These features motivate kids to move when they have been sitting for a long time.
WHO- World Health Organization recommended that kids between the age of 5 and 17 should get an hour of daily physical activity on daily basis. Considering these facts, the Fitbit Ace is designed in such a way that it gives notifications to kids to reach their walk 250 steps every hour.
James Park, CEO and co-founder of Fitbit, said, “As childhood obesity rates continue to rise, it’s more important than ever to empower the entire family to embrace a healthy and more active lifestyle.” He further mentioned, “It can be hard to start and stick to good habits, and we know from our community that network effects are key to getting and keeping people motivated.”
By bringing that experience to families, Fitbit aims to make healthier habits feel more achievable by making it fun and engaging. The company is excited by the opportunity to enable parents to help set their kids on a path to building lifelong, healthy habits all while having fun together.
The Ace is synced with smartphones and comes with adjustable, showerproof wristband that is available in two colours. The smartwatch gives badges on successful completion of a specific activity. Garmin launched another watch having some of the features of Fitbit. The company launched vivo fit jr.2 that was having features such as Captain America, Minnie Mouse and other Disney characters.
Fitbit company has a range of smartwatch. Fitbit Versa is made up of light metal. The watch is used for tracking the heart rate, sleeping trends and women’s periods. Versa includes a Sp02 sensor that is responsible for the quick functioning of the watch. The wearable also provides health insights to kids and update is sent to their parents.
Fitbit Ace is the best smartwatch when it comes to Battery life. The battery lasts up to five days depending on its usage. Other trackers like Aipker DZ09 and Yuntab Y1 don’t have such advanced functionality and weak Bluetooth connections. They are available in market at the lowest price but lack in accessibility and convenience. They even fail to provide health insights.
Fitbit Ace and Verge are a rare combination of smartwatches that covers all features related to children’s health and physical activity. The application is user-friendly and runs flawlessly.
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