Fitbit Announces a new Smartwatch for Kids


UPDATE: A Fitbit representative has reached out and clarified that the device does not run Wear OS.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen new products from Fitbit – while it looks like the brand has mostly laid low following some major changes implemented by Google, Fitbit finally announced a new smartwatch in the form of the Fitbit Ace LTE.

If you’re not familiar with Fibit’s Ace line, it’s the company’s product range designed primarily for kids. With that said though, the new Ace LTE does come with some interesting changes. It now features a larger display with a design similar to the Fitbit Versa series, although there are some omissions such as the lack of third-party app support, which again is not surprising given that it’s designed with kids as the primary consumer audience.

With that being said though, there are some features which are designed to keep your kids moving and staying fit, such as the addition of built-in games which are movement-based to encourage play, “Eejies” which work as customizable avatars with unlockable items, as well as essentials such as support for phone calls and notifications, so mom and dad can easily keep an eye via their phones.

Google adds that worked with leading experts in child psychology, public health, privacy and digital wellbeing to design the Fitbit Ace LTE to be fun, safe and helpful. For example, only parents are ever shown a child’s location or activity data in their app, and location data is deleted after 24 hours, with activity data deleted after a maximum of 35 days. There are no ads either, and only contacts added by a parent can call or message the device.

Other tech specs include an OLED screen with a Gorilla glass display, a Snapdragon W5 chipset inside, as well as a 328 mAh battery which Fitbit says can last for up to around 16 hours, which might be a point of concern for some buyers. The Fitbit Ace LTE is up for pre-order from the Google Store, and comes priced at $229.95.

Source: Google

Mike Viray
A writer and content creator with a love for tech and music, Mike is also an avid gamer as well. He and his wife are big fans of Mario Kart.

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