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How do I get started with Fitbit kids devices?

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Get the whole family moving and making memories with a Fitbit family account and Fitbit Ace devices. Compete in step challenges, send messages and cheers, and use Ace devices with a protected Fitbit app view for kids.

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Charge your tracker. To begin setting up Fitbit Ace or Fitbit Ace 2, connect it to the charging cable. 

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


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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?


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

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


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Sync your tracker. Pair Ace or Ace 2 with the primary phone, tablet, or computer your child will use with their tracker. Keep all-day sync on to automatically see complete activity data on the tracker and in the Fitbit app.

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


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

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

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

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

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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?

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

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

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Use the timer and stopwatch. On Ace 2, 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?


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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 Fitbit family account?

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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 Fitbit family account?


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Stay active every day. The CDC recommends kids get 1 hour of physical activity each day. Ace devices include a 60-minute active minutes goal for extra motivation. 

For more information, see What are active minutes?


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Compete in friendly challenges. Kids can challenge their friends and family to step competitions in the Fitbit app.

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


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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 What should I know about setting a sleep schedule?

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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?

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Get moving more often. In the Fitbit app, set and customize friendly reminders for kids to move and stretch their legs. Note that Reminders to Move are turned off by default; turn on reminders in the Fitbit app.

For more information, see What is a Fitbit reminder to move?

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

For more information, see What should I know about my Fitbit badges?
Last updated: June 11, 2019
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