Fitbit Ace, the company’s first ever kids fitness tracker is now available to purchase in Australia.

This new device is aimed at kids between 8 and 12 years. Parents have the ability to control and manage who their kids connect with on the Fitbit app plus see their progress.

For kids on the app, they see ‘age-appropriate’ stats for their age, including steps, active minutes and sleep. There will be no mention of calorie intake, weight and body fat/BMI, or public social features.

The Fitbit Ace has customisable step, active minute and sleep goals, celebratory messages and badges, and challenges for the whole family. It also has a sleep tracker and reminders to move.

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Dr. Ryan Rhodes, exercise psychologist, Director of the Behavioural Medicine Lab (BMED) at the University of Victoria, and member of the Fitbit Advisory Panel says, “Fitbit Ace opens up a direct line of communication across the family to help parents and their children understand how physical activity impacts overall wellbeing and health.

“When parents have insight into their kids’ activity, they are better positioned to then promote less screen-time and more physical activity in a fun and motivating way.”

Fitbit Ace comes in two colours with a waterproof design plus five days of battery life.

It is available now on the Fitbit website and at selected retailers for $129.99.

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