Fitbit’s big announcement may have been the new Versa smartwatch, but the company is also releasing a much smaller fitness band aimed at children. The Fitbit Ace looks a lot like the Fitbit Alta; and the price tag might just be enough to get adults to pick it up instead.
On the surface, the Fitbit Ace does the same thing as every other fitness tracker from the company. It counts the number of steps taken in a day, tracks active minutes, reminders to get up and move, and also includes the sleep tracking feature.
What is new is the option for parents to create a family account on the Fitbit app. Allowing them to track the activity of their kids, and maybe ensure that the children are getting enough sleep at night. That said, the fitness band doesn’t have a GPS function; which means that it cannot be used to actually track the location of the child.
One curiosity is that Fitbit is saying that the Ace only has a five day battery life; which is on the low side for something like this. There’s no explanation of why, but it could just be that the company is using a very small battery to save costs.
There are only two band options available for the Fitbit Ace, Power Purple and Electric Blue. That said, Fitbit is providing the option to mix the two for the first time; allowing kids to go half-and-half on the bands.
The Fitbit Ace is on pre-order now for $99 (about RM385), and will be release at some point in May.