Fitbit Account for Kids (Everything You Need to Know!)

Fitbit offers trackers for both adults and kids. This allows children to have their own Fitbit accounts like adults. With a Fitbit account for kids, your young one can access data on his/her steps, heart rate, calories burned, active exercise minutes, and sleep.

It’s important to know that not every child is eligible for a Fitbit account. Your child must be 13 years old or older to sign up for one.

In this guide, I will provide comprehensive information on Fitbit accounts for children, covering everything from account creation to data deletion.

Children who are 13 years old or older are eligible to create a Fitbit account. For younger children, we have Fitbit Ace 2 and Ace 3 bands that allow kids as young as 8 years old to experience the benefits of using Fitbit. Any fitness data collected by these devices is sent to the family account.

It only takes 5 minutes to create a Fitbit account for kids. Here are step by step instructions.

How to Create a Fitbit Account for Kids Step By Step

Go to Google Play or Apple Store and download the Fitbit app. Once the app is on the phone bring your kid’s Fitbit close the phone and follow the steps below to create a Fitbit account:

  1. Open the Fitbit app.
  2. Log into your Fitbit account.
  3. Tap on the Account icon.
  4. Tap on the “Create Family Account” option.
  5. Tap “+Create Child Account”.
  6. Provide your password if prompted.
  7. Review the privacy notice.
  8. Enter your kid’s information, tap Next, and then tap Finish.
  9. Confirm you want to link the device to the tracker and that done Kid view appears.
  10. Tap Set Up.
  11. Proceed with the simple on-screen instructions to set up your kid’s Fitbit account.

Creating a Secure Password for Your Fitbit Account

Creating a strong and difficult-to-crack password for your Fitbit account is crucial. Weak passwords can put all the accounts associated with it, including your children’s, at risk. It’s also important to change your password periodically to maintain security.

How Do I See My Child’s Stats in the Fitbit App?

You and your child can view steps taken, active zone minutes, and sleep data in the app’s Kid View. To switch from the Parent View to the Kid View and see your child’s statistics, follow these steps.

Open the Fitbit app > Tap on the Account/Settings icon > Select My Family > Tap Switch to Kid View under your kid’s name and there you should see the stats.

To exit Kid View and return to your account tap the Today tab > Tap the Account/Settings icon > Tap Switch to Parent View > If prompted, enter your password.

How Does My Kid Add Friends on Fitbit?

If someone is on your Family Account, they will automatically be added as your child’s friend. However, if your child wants to add a friend who is not part of your family account, your approval will be required. Your child can send friend requests to other kids by following these steps:

  1. Tell your kid to tap the Friend option under Kid View.
  2. Tap Add Friends.
  3. Let him/her enter the friend’s name or email address, submit the request, and wait for approval.
  4. The parent will approve the request either via email or app.
  5. A notification is sent to the friend after the friend request is approved.

How Does My Child Log into Fitbit?

Have the Fitbit app installed on your son’s or daughter’s phone then follow the simple instructions:

Open the app and tap on the Account/Settings icon. Then, select My Family and choose the name of your child. From there, you can switch to Kid View. Enter your password if asked to proceed.

How to Delete a Child’s Fitbit Account

When your child reaches the age of 13, you may want to upgrade their Fitbit tracker and give the Ace 3 to someone else. At that point, you can delete their account and create a new one for the more advanced Fitbit.

Deleting a Fitbit account for kids is a simple process, just like creating one. Follow the easy steps below to delete your child’s Fitbit account:

How to Delete Your Child’s Fitbit Account on Phone (Android and iPhone)

  • Open the Fitbit app on your phone.
  • From the Today tab tap the Account icon.
  • Select My Family.
  • If you use an iPhone Swipe left on your kid’ name and tap Remove. If you use an Android press and hold your kid’s name and tap Remove.
  • Confirm you want to delete your child’s account.
  • Enter your password if prompted.
  • Open your email and tap on the deletion link sent by Fitbit.

Your child’s Fitbit account has been scheduled for deletion, and the process will take 30 days. If you decide to keep the account, you can do so by opening the Fitbit app, switching to Kid view, and tapping Recover. However, note that this option is only available within the first 7 days after the cancellation request is made.

How to Erase Data on Fitbit Without Deleting a Child’s Account

If you’re planning to give away or sell your child’s Fitbit, don’t worry about deleting their account. Instead, you can clear all the data collected by the watch by doing a factory reset. The Fitbit Ace 2 and Ace 3 both have this function available. By doing a factory reset, you can ensure that the next user will have a fresh start with the device.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can My 10 Year Old Have a Fitbit Account?

Fitbit’s policy states that the minimum age for creating an account for a child is 13 years old. However, some individuals may inaccurately register their child as 13. To ensure compliance, it is recommended to add your child’s information to your family account until they reach the age of 13. At that point, you can remove them from the family account and create a Fitbit account specifically for children.

2. Does Fitbit Make a Kids Watch?

Did you know that Fitbit offers a range of watches for both adults and children? They even have a model specifically designed for kids between the ages of 6 and 8 called the Ace.

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Jashon Kanaiza

I’m Jashon Kanaiza, a lover of life, books, gadgets, and coffee. I spend hours testing, researching, reviewing, and troubleshooting wearable tech by an array of brands. My goal with JayFinity is to help you push your wearable to its limit. From tips to how-to guides to reviews, you deserve the best wearable information – without a paywall behind it.

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