Fitbit launches tracker for kids

Now you can track how much energy your kids are burning during the day.

Fitbit has created the Ace, a kids’ activity tracker that could help parents combat childhood obesity.

Designed for children ages eight and up, Fitbit’s first activity tracker for kids looks to solve both the issue of the poor security in most available kid-friendly wearables, while also giving parents a tool to help keep track of their children’s exercise.

On the security front, the Ace was created to be compliant with COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and other laws to ensure that strangers can’t hijack the device’s data. It also prevents kids from befriending the wrong people and data overload, by limiting what kind of information children can see. The device also has a splash-proof body and a claimed five days’ battery life.

Fitbit says the Ace can be programmed to remind children to rack up 250 steps every hour.

If you do want to buy one, they can be pre-ordered for shipment in late May.

Image credit: Fitbit.