I am of two minds on this Fitbit Ace3 Kids Fitness Tracker featured on Uncrate.
The pros are it encourages kids to get fit. It’s designed with kids in mind, unlike other fitness trackers. And it provides them with a watch to track time too. All good things.
The main con is that all this data for your kid is going somewhere in Google’s cloud. You may not want that to happen. Another con is that these things could take the fun out of fitness. I think it would be a bad thing if kids associated fitness with one more thing they are being graded on.
For some kids this device will be great and it would be a good thing for them to have. You know your kid better than anyone and can make that call.
Occasional nightmares? No. But persistent nightmares, possibly. WIRED magazine has the story, here: How a Vibrating Smartwatch Could Be Used to Stop Nightmares | WIRED
If you want to access the app, click here.
Fascinating. I hope it helps.
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Besides the classic digital watch I wrote about earlier today, Timex also makes some smart watches that are very affordable for a smart watch.
For example, this one, the iConnect Premium watch:
This watch does a lot of the fitness work that other smart watches do and for a very good price.
Timex has many watches like this, and while this one is rated well, others are not. So buyer beware. But if you were thinking of getting a watch to help you with fitness, this could be the one.