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How to Set up and Use Fitbit Ace 3

With children spending more time in front of devices, it’s simple to understand how they can develop harmful habits. That’s why fitness trackers like the Fitbit Ace 3 exist: to motivate these children to stay active by rewarding them for meeting step and activity goals and participating in challenges with family and friends.

The Fitbit Ace 3 is the third edition of the Fitbit Ace series, and it includes a new design, improved screen brightness and battery life, and several new functions over the Ace 2. It’s a kid-friendly tracker that’s incredibly effective and simple to use.

This fitness and health tracker for kids is identical to the adult Fitbit, but with a design and features tailored to encourage, motivate, and challenge young children to be active every day. Let’s see if the Fitbit Ace 3 is the right fit for your kid and how you can set it up and start monitoring your progress immediately.

Fitbit-Ace 3

Fitbit fitness tracking app

The Ace 3 syncs with the Fitbit app, allowing you to see all of your child’s activity information in one place.

You can give your child access to Kid’s View if they have their smartphone or tablet. Without having full access to the main account, individuals can check their stats, earn badges, and change clock faces here. The classic rocket ship is our favorite clock face.

You may create multiple goals, bedtime alarms, and more with the Fitbit app’s parental controls. However, the Ace 3 lacks a GPS for location monitoring.

Getting your Ace 3 ready

The procedure of downloading the software and getting everything set up with the Fitbit Ace 3 was far from simple. It is not a difficult setup; it simply takes time. I recommend deferring the Ace 3 setup until you have plenty of time to devote to it. Create a Fitbit family account and connect the tracker to a phone or tablet to set up Fitbit Ace devices for your children.

  1. To begin, go to the App Store and download the Fitbit app.
  2. The second step is to create a Fitbit account. This step required a few tries because the confirmation email would not go through. But, if this happens to you, don’t give up. It will work in the end, and you will only have to do this once.
  3. After that, you’ll need to make a Family Plan. This enables you to track many Fitbit devices on your account.
  4. You’ll add the Ace 3 device when you’ve created a Family Plan. Keep in mind that to finish the setup, your Ace 3 must be close to your phone and at least 40% charged.
  5. The Fitbit software will download and sync onto your Ace 3 after you agree to the terms. It can take anything from seven to ten minutes to complete this process. While it syncs, you can do other things on your phone. However, make sure the Fitbit app is running in the background so it isn’t interrupted.
  6. After the app has finished syncing, it will go over the watch features and you will be ready to go.

What if you have an account already, how can you go about with the setup? After I give you all the steps in setting up your Kid account, I will be dealing with that topic.

How do I configure Ace for my child?

  1. Install the Fitbit app on your child’s device from one of the following sources: Apple App Store for iPhones and iPads, and Google Play Store for Android phones
  2. Open the Fitbit app while holding the tracker.
  3. Tap the Join Fitbit button.
  4. When prompted, locate and tap your device in the list.
  5. Tap the Continue button.
  6. To create your Fitbit account, tap Create Account and follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. To verify your email address, click the link in the email you received.
  8. Return to the Fitbit app and press the Next button.
  9. Select Create Family Account.
  10. To review the privacy notice, follow the on-screen instructions.
  11. Tap Next after entering your child’s account information.
  12. You must confirm that you want to connect the tracker to this device. Kids’ views will appear.
  13. At the top, select Set up.
  14. Continue to set up your child’s tracker by following the on-screen instructions.

I’ve already got a Fitbit account.

Follow these instructions to set up your kid’s account if you already have an account.

  1. Open the Fitbit app and log in to your account while the tracker is nearby.
  2. Tap your profile picture on the Today tab Fitbit logo.
  3. Tap Create Family Account, followed by Create Family. Please keep in mind that you may be asked to verify your email address.
  4. Tap + Make a Child Account.
  5. Enter your Fitbit password when prompted.
  6. To review the privacy notice, follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Enter your child’s account information, then tap Next and Finish.
  8. You must confirm that you want to connect the tracker to this device. The child’s perspective appears.
  9. At the top, select Set up.
  10. Continue to set up your child’s tracker by following the on-screen instructions.

Fitbit Ace 3 Features to Keep an Eye Out For

Sleep monitor

We didn’t spend much time discussing the sleep feature with him. Mostly because it wasn’t something he was particularly enthusiastic about. However, it was extremely beneficial to the parents because they could finally understand why their child was acting up or not doing well on some days.

As you can see, some children simply have difficulty sleeping. The Ace 3 can be a useful tool in determining whether or not you should have them take a nap. Or, at the very least, you’ll know if it’s going to be a rough day with them.

Some of the ‘adult’ features found in regular Fitbits, such as calorie tracking and weight loss, are absent from the Ace 3. In any case, having your child constantly worried about numbers is probably not a good idea.

Water Lock

The Fitbit Ace 3 is water-resistant up to 50 meters, just like the Fitbit Ace 2. This is fantastic because, without that resistance, there’s no way this thing would have lasted more than a day with children.

It also has a Water Lock, which can be activated by holding down the side buttons. When you go into the water, this prevents the screen from constantly thinking you’re pressing it. But don’t be concerned if your child forgets to turn this on. It will be fine after a bath or a swim in the pool.

Life of the battery

The touchscreen is black and white because it was purposefully designed that way. Most smartwatches require daily charging, which would be inconvenient for a young child. The Ace 3 battery lasts eight days on a single charge thanks to the black and white screen. This made it very simple for him to simply wear it without having to worry about charging it. He will, however, need to be reminded at least once a week.

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James T.

James, a distinguished alumnus of MIT, where he specialized in Computer Science and Communications Technology, has an impressive academic foundation that underpins his expertise. With over a decade in the industry, he deciphers complex technology into easy how-tos. Known for his keen insights, James is dedicated to helping readers navigate the rapidly evolving digital landscape.

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