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I ordered this tracker with the hope it would track my daughter's physical activities, but no, it did not. For every exercise, except walking, you have to log it by yourself. It makes no sense that I have a tracker and I have to tell it "She has just ridden her bike for 30 mins for a distance of 10 km". It does not automatically track the activities nor has a manual button to click on to say "I am going to swim, please track my exercise" neither. Basically, it does not track anything, you track it yourself, and the tracker will record it for you. For sleep tracking, it tracks how long your kids slept, but not how much time deep sleep, REM, light sleep, etc. It is simplified to "Asleep/Restless/Awake". I know my daughter is sleeping. I don't need a tracker for it. What I want to know is how deep her sleep is. Useless.
I wanted to like this product, but it is absolutely nothing special. It actually quite overpriced for what you actually get, you are paying for the name.
Pro's - Good Fit bit App - Long battery life - no distractions such as games, just a simple watch that lacks most smart features
Con's - The belt and buckle on this watch could compete for poor quality with any dollar store watch. The belt is so flimsy and thin and the buckle is such a poorly made thin cheap plastic that my kids are afraid of breaking the watch every time they put it on and take it off. - No heart rate sensor -Extremely small screen, while the screen by design optics appears to be big, the actual screen is a small box in the middle of the portrayed screen area. - lack of smart features. This watch is only a simple time teller and step counter. Alot of cheap watches out there offer you more.
In conclusion, you could get your kids a much better smart watch online for less then half the price that will be better built and more durable. The only trade off is potentially the battery life.
Pros: - Good build quality. Feels solid in hand and is very kid oriented design. The wrist piece offers a lot more padding compared to their regular fitbits which is a much welcome addition to this kid themed watch. - Easy to get set up with your own fitbit account. Offers you the ability to see what your kids activity levels are like as well as their sleep quality. - Great helpful nudges to get your kids moving more regularly - Only fitness band option for kids
Cons: - Accessing your kids fitbit monitor is a bit of a pain in the app, requiring you to fully switch out of your regular fitbit page, and then forcing you to enter your password when you want to go back. Gives you that extra piece of mind but is honestly a bit of a pain - Not a fan of the charging mechanism. The clip is super finicky - I find I really struggle with Fitbit's pricing. There are plenty of other much cheaper fitness band options out there that offer way more for way less. The FitBit Ace is certainly much cheaper than their other fitness bands, but lacks heart rate monitoring. While this isn't a big deal for kids, I find it difficult justifying paying twice as much for this as something like a Xi Band that gives you that functionality.
Overall: I find it really hard to recommend Fitbit trackers in general, not because they're bad products, but because they're not a great value. The fitness band market has exploded with a lot of other options in the industry now that are offered for a fraction of the price, often with similar or better build quality and more features. While the Fitbit Ace is unique in that it is child oriented, it's similarly a poor value proposition with no HR monitoring. It certainly is reasonable for this particular use case, but why make is pay so much for so few features? This could be useful if your child is dying for a smart watch of some kind and you're looking for a way to placate them for a little bit, but personally I find it hard to recommend this.