Also new this year is an updated version of the company's Ace tracker for kids, appropriately named the Ace 2. It costs $70, just like the standard Inspire, but the Ace 2 comes wrapped in a colorful rubber bumper that the company says kids helped design. Functionally speaking, this year's version of the Ace does all the same activity and sleep tracking that last year's model did, and it's just as thoughtful about displaying the right kinds of data to children -- they'll see how much time they have left before hitting their active goal, for instance, but not how many calories they've burned.
That said, there are a few more kid-friendly flourishes here, like a trio of new animated watch faces. As young ones get closer to hitting their daily exercise goals, they'll see a flower begin to bloom on-screen, or a blobby monster grow up before their eyes. And since they share the same foundation, kids who start to grow out of the Ace 2's more childish aesthetic can attach wrist bands and install watch faces meant for the Inspire. Really, though, the big change here is the Ace's price tag: this year's model is $30 less than last year's, making it a much more accessible option for parents concerned about childhood obesity.