Fitbit Ace 2 is the second exercise tracker created for kids by the brand. Fitbit’s Fitbit Ace was a success with my eight-year-old niece with the first foray into making smartwatches or fitness trackers for little kids. Although she enjoyed it, on the whole, she had some very legitimate critiques as well.
The Ace 2 has resolved some of its key issues in its second version, most notably the added waterproofing to better make the new Ace a truly 24/7 tracker. This time, while keeping key monitoring features mostly the same, and adding in a few extras such as clock faces and target celebrations, Fitbit has also gone for a more fun look.
With the latest Ace 2 for ages 6 and up, Fitbit has also expanded the age group for which its children’s exercise tracker is appropriate. That is a two-year drop down from the first Ace.
That’s not the only thing that’s fallen. The Ace 2 comes in at $69.99, which is cheaper than the original at about $30.
Instead of setting up a fitness tracker for yourself, when you are doing it for the kids, there is a little more to it. You have two options here: Tie the tracker to your child’s phone or parents’ phone. In this scenario, this is the second, because my niece is still far away from picking up her phone.
As before, you need the Fitbit app downloaded on your Android phone, iOS, or Windows device. Before creating a child account you must set up a family account and assign a ‘custodian’ to the accounts.
This time I asked my son-in-law to process the setup on his phone, which she said took a long time. If parents have their own Fitbit, they want to install the ability to switch from their regular Fitbit app to their child Ace 2, which has its section. It requires a password to switch back and forth between the two.
If you do not intend to sync data daily, it should be noted that the Ace 2 can save up to seven days of motion data and daily amounts over the last 30 days.
This scene will be easier if your child has a phone and can do it for himself. It also unlocks the ability to view notifications for incoming calls, but support does not extend beyond this.
The Ace 2 has a more playful feel to it, with a few design changes. Small wrist. I already mentioned the new swim-proof design, Fitbit is slowly coming out for its wearable family. There is no swimming tracking here, which is surprising considering the price point. It has the same waterproof rating as Fitbit’s other devices (up to 50 meters) and when my niece does not plan to reach those water depths, it is capable of holding her wrist longer.
The new colors (Fitbit says it raised children) were a success. The watermelon band with the teal clasp (pictured) or the night sky (blue) with the Neil yellow clasp is your choice. Fitbit also offers a range of other colors with its extra classic band range and its two more expensive print bands. These new variants give the Ace a more designed feel with the child’s wrist in mind.
While the Fitbit is far from reflecting the look of its advanced trackers, the touchscreen is the same grayscale OLED, as you’ll find in the new Inspire and Inspire HR Verbrils. This means that you will get large, boulder icons with similar gestures to navigate the data screen. There’s also a single physical button, a design change that Fitbit says to simplify the process of communicating with its devices, and this is something my niece appreciates.
So, here is the track that the Ace2 can track. Onboard is a 3-axis accelerometer that tracks steps and active minutes. There is also automatic sleep tracking. And that’s your lot. Exactly what you got in the first ace.
The big difference is that better performance and a more active UI can make that information more perceptive and, hopefully, more persuasive. Now you get rocket ships and cute monsters to help you understand the progress of tracking. A slightly animated goal celebration along with the badges earned to mark those major milestones will make the whole process of the exercise even more fun.
Did my niece make those changes even more exciting? Lakshya Utsav was appreciated, mainly because she likes to brag about how many steps she takes per day. Fitbit makes a good balance between entertainment and motivation and when it can do more, only step tracking and rewards can have the desired effect here.
Accuracy is always a difficult identification. Just like your standard fitness trackers, you rely on motion sensors to monitor the progress of your feet. Fitbit’s algorithm seeks to improve accuracy. I checked the data after an active day and the numbers are not synchronized with my data, but differences in activity and small steps are always likely to provide different daily step scores.
Sleep tracking is on board again and it uses those motion sensors to automatically detect when you are asleep, but you do not have the heart rate sensors of other Fitbit devices. In the morning, you. The Fitbit app requires ahead, where you will be logged into a child’s account to see sleep duration, sleep quality, and sleep type breakdown.