How do I get started with Fitbit kids devices?

Illustration of a family wearing trackers next to the text: Getting started with Fitbit kids devices. Build healthy habits as a family with Fitbit Ace.

Get the whole family moving and making memories with a Fitbit family account and Fitbit Ace, Fitbit Ace 2, or Fitbit Ace 3. Send messages and cheers, and use Ace devices with a protected Fitbit app view for kids.

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1 | Set up Fitbit Ace devices
An orange battery

Charge your tracker. To begin setting up your tracker, connect it to the charging cable.

For more information, see How do I charge my Fitbit device?

Ace bands

Set up Ace devices. Create a new Fitbit account or log in to your existing Fitbit account on the primary phone or tablet your child will use with their tracker.

For more information, see How do I set up Fitbit Ace devices?

Family account

Create a family account. Create a family account, then add your child and help them set up their profile.

For more information, see How do I set up Fitbit Ace devices?

Two circles with arrows in a counter-clockwise direction pointing between them

Check the Fitbit app. Sync your tracker with the Fitbit app on the primary phone or tablet your child will use with their tracker to see their latest stats.

For more information, see How do I set up Fitbit Ace devices? and How do Fitbit devices sync their data?

2 | Get to know your tracker

See your stats. Swipe up from the clock face to see stats including steps, active minutes, and sleep duration (Ace 2 and Ace 3 only). See additional details in the Fitbit app.

For more information, see How do I set up Fitbit Ace devices?

Incoming call screen

Never miss a call. When connected to their phone, Ace devices can alert kids to incoming calls. If the tracker is connected to a parent's phone, turn off call notifications under kid view in the Fitbit app.

For more information, see How do I get notifications from my phone on my Fitbit device?

A clock face with the time, step total, and a flower pot

Change the clock face. Pick from a variety of clock faces, including several clock faces exclusive to Ace devices. Note that animated clock faces require more frequent charging.

For more information, see How do I change the clock face on my Fitbit device?

Alarms app showing an alarm set for 7:30 am today

Set an alarm. Set an alarm in the Fitbit app and dismiss it on your wrist. On Ace 2 and Ace 3, turn alarms on or off in the Alarms app .

For more information, see How do I manage alarms on my Fitbit device?

Completed timer screen

Use the timer and stopwatch. On Ace 2 and Ace 3, use the timer and stopwatch features to guide homework time, time races to the end of the block, and more.

For more information, see How do I set a timer or use the stopwatch on my Fitbit device?

A water droplet

Prevent unintended button presses. Turn on the water lock setting on Ace 3 when you're in water, for example showering or swimming, to prevent the buttons on your tracker from activating. Press and hold the buttons to access quick settings on Ace 3 and tap Water Lock A water droplet.

For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device?

The do not disturb and sleep settings Snooze distractions. On Ace 3, turn on DND  or Sleep  mode to temporarily turn off notifications. Sleep mode also dims your screen and turns off Screen Wake . Press and hold the buttons to access quick settings on Ace 3 and tap DND  or Sleep . For more information, see How do I navigate my Fitbit device?
3 | Get fit as a family
Orange phone

Use kid view in the Fitbit app. Through the protected kid view, kids and parents can see limited data like their kids’ stats, badges, and clock face options.

For more information, see How do I manage my child in the Fitbit app?

Blue phone

Use parent view in the Fitbit app. Parent view allows parents to manage their family account, invite family members, approve kids’ friends, and create child accounts.

For more information, see How do I manage my child in the Fitbit app?

Blue lightning

Stay active every day. The CDC recommends kids get 60 minutes of physical activity each day. Ace devices include a 60-minute active minutes goal for extra motivation.

For more information, see What are Active Zone Minutes or active minutes on my Fitbit device?

Moon with a letter Z next to it

Maintain healthy sleep habits. Use the Fitbit app to schedule bedtime reminders and alarms that wake kids with quiet buzzing on their wrists.

For more information, see How do I track my sleep with my Fitbit device?

Slideshow of different avatar options

Personalize your profile. Kids can express their personality by choosing their favorite avatar and cover photo for their Fitbit profile.

For more information, see How do I manage my Fitbit profile?

Stick figure waving as a nudge

Get moving more often. In the Fitbit app, set and customize friendly reminders for kids to move and stretch their legs.

Note that on Ace and Ace 2, reminders to move are turned off by default; turn on reminders in the Fitbit app.

For more information, see What are the reminders I see on my Fitbit device?

A badge showing a shoe stepping on the ground

Earn badges.Collect badges in the Fitbit app when you meet various goals or milestones.

For more information, see What should I know about my Fitbit badges?

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