When will the Fitbit Ace 3 be released?
- 15 March 2021
German tech site WinFuture has reported that the Fitbit Ace 3 will be announced by the company on 15 March 2021. Whether it will go on sale that day is still unclear, but it does seem likely as leaks have already revealed what looks to be a product ready for shipping.
How much will the Fitbit Ace 3 cost?
There are no confirmed details on the pricing of the Fitbit Ace 3 at the time of writing. For a clue, we can look to the previous models, which lined up like this:
- Fitbit Ace – £79.99/US$79.99
- Fitbit Ace 2 – £69.99/US$69.99
Whether Fitbit can maintain these prices when you can get great trackers such as the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 for £39.99, the Amazfit Band 5 for £44.99 and the Huawei Band 4 for £34.99 remains to be seen. True, none of these devices are specifically designed with children in mind, but they do the same job as the Fitbit Ace and in some cases have even more features for less money.
Possibly in response to this, the Fitbit Ace 2 did receive a sizable price cut back in June 2020, making it now available directly from Fitbit for £49.99/$69.96. Let’s hope this bodes well for a cheaper third-gen model.
What features will we see in the Fitbit Ace 3?
- Bigger 1.47in screen
- Eight days between charges
- Black/Red and Blue/Green colour options
The leaked details by WinFuture are quite extensive, so if they turn out to be accurate (and the site has a good track record here) then we know a lot of what the Fitbit Ace 3 will bring to the table.
Firstly, the display size doubles with the 0.7in one in the Fitbit Ace 2 being replaced by a 1.47in 240 x 240 resolution OLED panel in the new Ace 3. It remains monochrome rather than moving to a colour display, but this should also mean that it retains long battery life, with the report stating that the new model would last for eight days on a single charge, besting the model it replaces by a couple of days.
As you can see from the images posted by WinFuture, the design is similar to the Ace 2, in that there is a colourful surround for the display which should also protect it from knocks and the odd schoolyard tumble. The design is rounder and smoother than the blockier approach adopted by the Ace 2.
Two colours are expected at launch, with Black/Red and Blue/Green combinations replacing the Blue/Yellow and Watermelon/Teal ones from the Ace 2.
In terms of other specs, the reports show that a heart rate monitor will still be absent, meaning the tracking will rely on the , as with the previous version. There is sleep tracking included, plus a variety of sports modes so kids can see how their running, cycling and so forth gets them closer to their daily goals. The weather won’t be a problem either, as the Fitbit Ace 3 will come with waterproofing up to 50 metres.
To see what competitors will be waiting when the Ace 3 arrives, read our best Fitbit for kids roundup.