Fitbit Alta HR is the newest fitness tracker from Fitbit which is prettier than other trackers. It is a good companion if you are dreaming to improve your physical activity and overall health. Fitbit Alta HR and Fitbit Charge 2 have almost similar features.
The price is also same for both. You can go for Fitbit Alta HR if you are a fashion freak as well. Fitbit Alta HR comes in much prettier designs than Fitbit Charge 2.
Fitbit Alta HR Main Features
Pure Pulse Heart Rate
This feature present in Fitbit Alta HR monitors your heart rate throughout the day. It tracks your heart rate without using a chest strap.
7 Days Battery Life
The best feature of Fitbit Alta HR is a week long battery life.
Sleep tracking is a feature which not only calculates the duration of your sleep but also identifies how well and how deep you sleep. It is done by finding how much time you spent on each stage of sleep (light sleep ,deep sleep, ROM sleep) and how it affects your body. Also, it encourages you to have a consistent sleep time.
It can even provide suggestions which will help you to sleep better. It has facility for silent alarms which can wake you up with a gentle buzz without disturbing others.
Measures Steps, Calories Burnt and Distance Moved
It accurately measures your distance moved and steps climbed. You can also track your heart rate in every 5 seconds. It will give you a good read out of your heart rate, resting heart rate and heart rate zones. The heart rate monitored by Fitbit Alta HR is accurate too.
It a feature which can automatically identify and track walks, runs, cycling, biking, aerobic workouts etc.
Call and Text Alerts
You can pair it with your smart phone which will give detailed information through the Fitbit App. You will get a gentle buzz for incoming calls and text messages, but you cannot reply to such notifications. It supports Whatsapp and Facebook messengers too. In the app you can manually log your water intake, calories taken, weight etc.
Reminders to Move
It gives you idle alerts and motivates you to take a minimum of 250 steps per hour.
Cardio Fitness Score
It is a widely accepted score which gives you an idea about your cardiovascular health. It is calculated considering your gender, age, weight, heart rate, BMI and physical activity.
It is resistant to sweat and rain but you cannot take a shower or go for swimming wearing it.
Fitbit Alta HR is small in size, light in weight and comfortable to wear. It looks stylish and has a sweat resistant strap. In Fitbit Alta HR the strap is added with a buckle which makes it comfortable to wear, play in, work or exercise. It is the slimmest fitness tracker(just 15mm width) that is available in market now.
The silicon straps of Fitbit Alta HR are available in black, grey, fuchsia and coral colors and the color options in leather straps include lavender, brown and indigo. It is available in two different sizes small and the large one.
Frequently Asked Questions On Fitbit Alta HR
1) Is Fitbit Alta HR water proof?
It is water resistant but not water proof. You cannot use it while swimming or taking a shower.
2) How can you charge Fitbit Alta HR?
It comes with a charging cord which you can connect to any USB charger.
3) How long does battery of Fitbit Alta HR lasts?
The battery lasts for around 6 to 7 days.
4) Do I need a Smart phone to use Fitbit Alta HR?
You need not have a smart phone. You can sync the device with your tablet or computer.
5) How does Fitbit Alta HR track sleep?
You need not enter a sleep mode to track sleep. The tracker has a motion sensor which can analyze whether you are asleep/awake.
6) How do idle alerts in Fitbit Alta HR work?
This feature helps you to be active throughout the day. The minimum goal to be achieved is 250 steps per hour; a walk of 2 to 3 minutes per hour. If you have completed the 250 steps mini goal before the end of the hour you will receive appreciation message. It will remind you to achieve the mini goal of 250 steps 10 minutes before the end of one hour if you haven’t achieved it yet. Reminders to move alert is set to function between 9 am and 6 pm, but you can personalize it according to your needs.