Review: Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker

Let me start off by saying I love my Fitbit. When I was struggling with losing weight and having issues with plateauing I felt lost, but having an accurate and reliable way to track my progress and use that information to streamline my workout was a blessing. So when I heard that Fitbit was releasing a brand new fitness tracker, the Alta, I was super excited to see what it was all about and let me tell you I was far from disappointed.

First of all I have to say I’m ecstatic about the slim, streamlined design and easy to read screen. The OLED screen is big enough to read while I’m working out without being a distraction while I’m moving. I liked the added touch of the interchangeable bands which are great for picking a color and style I like. They’re a bit spendy to be picking up one to “match my outfit” but it’s nice to have the ability to add a more personal touch to it if I’m going to wear it all the time.

Speaking of wearing it all the time, there’s never a time that the Alta isn’t helping me to track and monitor my health. It helps me know what kind of results I’m getting from my exercise when I’m being active and it can even track how long and how well I sleep. When I need to wake up it has a built in silent vibrating alarm which is a lot nicer than having irritating beeps come blasting out of my phone or alarm clock. The Fitbit and my phone have always been a pretty dynamic duo, the Fitbit takes calls and picks up my notifications when the phone is nearby and my phone makes my Fitbit’s info easy to read with the app.

I also like that I don’t have to charge it nearly as often as my old Charge HR, the product info says it lasts up to five days without needing to charge, but I’ve never had to let it sit that long without being able to charge it. The only real downside is that the Alta doesn’t have a heart rate monitor in it like some other models in do, but that’s a small price to pay for everything it does have. When compared to other Fitbits the Alta is a nice, relatively cheap first fitness monitor and a fantastic upgrade if you’re working with an older model and are thinking about upgrading.


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