Fitbit Ace is a fitness tracker for kids

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The peach variant which also comes with a rose gold aluminum case will cost you Rs 21,999.

A special edition of the watch also comes with woven material straps and includes a plastic strap in the box that you can switch to when you want to go out exercising. Recent federal data shows the rate of childhood obesity in the U.S.

The watch comes with a silicone band as standard (worth $30/€30), but you can buy a Horween leather band for $50/€60 or a metal or mesh band for $80-$100/€80-€100.

There's no on-board Global Positioning System, however, the Versa relying on a Bluetooth connection to your phone for that.

You'll also receive more personalised fitness guidance, with 24/7 heart rate tracking, on-screen workouts, and more exercise modes.

The device allows you to respond to notifications (with an Android phone) with pre-written replies and supports Deezer for streaming music.

When it comes to Fitbit Pay, the company's wearable payment service, the situation is a little. unusual.

We'll put the battery through its paces when we get the Versa on our wrists for the full review. Although Fitbit made its name by manufacturing fitness trackers, the company has been pushing towards smartwatches in an attempt to grow its appeal and gain market share. With the smaller design, the Versa's is the lightest weight smartwatch made of metal now on the market, Fitbit says.

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On the software side, Fitbit announced the addition of female health tracking. "This exciting development by Fitbit could help potentially create one of the largest databases of menstrual health metrics in the world, providing healthcare and research professionals with an unprecedented ability to study menstrual cycles and women's health with real world data".

On the surface, you may think this is a repackaged Fitbit Alta HR - and you'd be correct. Adult Fitbit users who identify as female will be able to log their menstrual cycles and record symptoms directly in the Fitbit app. Fitbit is bright and engaging, a pleasure to use and compatible with a great number of other services too.

The special editions of the Versa have NFC capabilities for Fitbit Pay in the USA, but all Versa models sold in Asia will be able to use Fitbit Pay.

For instance, it could recommend more sleep in the coming week because a bad period is on the way, or suggest easier ways to exercise if you're feeling too exhausted. Fitbit sold only 5.4 million total devices in the fourth quarter, down from 6.5 million a year earlier and 8.2 million sold back in 2015.

Fitbit Versa [is] a modern, intuitive smartwatch at an approachable price. Essentially, Fitbit has replicated the smartphone app's dashboard on your wrist. The wearable is available in a slim, wristband style more akin to traditional Fitbit trackers than a smartwatch and ships in electric blue or power purple options for just $99.95. Melanie Chase says the closed nature of iOS doesn't allow them to offer the same functionality, but that it's looking at workarounds for specific apps like WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

Fitbit's redesigned smartwatch dives deeper into health data with female-focused features.

The Versa is available for pre-order now on Fitbit's website right for £199.99 and will start shipping in April. You'll get things like your resting heart rate monitored, giving you a history of how that changes as you get fitter - it's also a good indicator of when there's something else going on with your body - like you're about to be ill.