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Fitbit has confirmed that the special edition Minions versions of the Ace 3 kids activity and sleep tracker are now officially available, featuring not only Minions-inspired bands but also a new interactive Minion clock face, and, coming soon, Minions-themed activity badges.
The Fitbit Ace 3 Special Edition: Minions, designed for kids aged 6+ as with the already available Fitbit Ace 3 models, includes motivating features like hourly reminders to move and daily activity goals in a swim-proof design. Like the others, it offers an impressive eight days of battery life.
“Parents and kids love our Ace activity and sleep trackers for their engaging and motivating features that inspire kids to stay active and build healthy habits,” says Larry Yang, Director, Product Management of Fitbit Devices at Google. “Introducing Illumination’s Minions to the Ace family brings fun, new Minions inspired features that weave in even more personality and surprises into the Fitbit experience for families and kids, keeping them moving and happy alongside their favorite on-screen characters.”
The engraved accessory band comes in Minions Yellow with an embossed Minions design and features a comfortable and secure silicone band and bumper. Kids with any Ace 3 device can also customize their tracker by buying the Minions-themed bands separately in Despicable Blue and Mischief Black.
On-device with the special edition Ace 3 is a new animated clock face that lets kids become the Minions’ latest “boss” as the expressive character runs, dances, skateboards, and swims, thus encouraging kids to get moving and illustrating their progress towards daily customizable goals for either active minutes or steps. Parents can also set bedtime reminders in-app, which prompts a special clock-face animation from a sleepy Minion.
Coming soon, all Fitbit users can enjoy new Minions-themed activity badges in the Fitbit app for various step milestones featuring three favourite Minions: Stuart, Kevin, and Bob. Once earned, the badges will act as glowing signs of pride in the kids profile in the Fitbit app, and also remind kids to try and reach their daily activity goals.
The Fitbit Ace 3 Special Edition: Minions is available for $99.95 and the engraved silicone Minions-themed accessory bands are US$29.95.