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Fitbit Alta HR

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Fitbit Alta HR

Updated: Jul. 13, 2018

Ranked 4th of 10 fitness trackers with a Quid Score of 83.

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Fitbit Alta HR

Ranked 4th of 10 fitness trackers with a Quid Score of 83.

Product Details

Product Details

Ranks 4th overall.

Key Information
  • Type: Fitness Tracker
  • Battery Life: Up to 7 days
  • Built-in GPS: No
  • Fitness Measurements: Cardio fitness, steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity and stationary time, SmartTrack function automatically recognizes and records select activities in the Fitbit app; reminders to move to reach an hourly goal of 250 steps
  • Cellular Connectivity: No
Other Information
  • Band Options: 3 - S, L, XL
  • Display Size: 0.9 in.
  • Case Material: Stainless Steel
  • Color Options: 6
  • Sleep Tracker: Yes
  • Storage Capacity: Saves 7 days' worth of minute-by-minute motion data; saves daily totals for past 30 days
  • Siri Voice Response: No
  • Sweat/Water Resistant: Splash-proof, not water-resistant
  • Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Additional Information: None

Expert Rating: 76%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Expert Rating: 76%

Ranks 5th among competitors.

Experts like the Alta HR's balance of style and functionality. The fitness tracker is sophisticated enough to pick up on what activity the user is doing, and the long battery life means less frequent charging sessions. The product doesn’t have built-in GPS, which can be inconvenient for those who want to go phone-less. The display could be clearer in the sunlight.

Full Expert Breakdown
  • Battery Life - Above average
  • Functionality - Average
  • Fitness Options - Average
  • Design - Above average
  • Water Resistance - Below average
  • Usability - Average
  • Extra Features - Average
Notable Positives
  • Advanced sleep tracking
  • Week-long battery life
  • Stylish-looking
  • Slim and discreet
  • Automatically recognizes and logs specific activity
Notable Negatives
  • No GPS
  • Screen is very tap sensitive
  • No altimeter
  • Dim screen
  • Display is slightly unresponsive
Full Expert Breakdown
  • Battery Life - Above average
  • Functionality - Average
  • Fitness Options - Average
  • Design - Above average
  • Water Resistance - Below average
  • Usability - Average
  • Extra Features - Average

Customer Rating: 90%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Customer Rating: 90%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Customers say that they enjoy the slim and lightweight design of the Alta HR. The device has basic functions, including incoming messages that are displayed across the screen. The additional charging accessory is inconvenient, and the screen can be difficult to see in direct sunlight. It is not ideal for tracking resistance training.

Ideal for people:

Moderately active people looking for a stylish, lightweight wearable that can give track basic fitness data.

Not ideal for people:

Hardcore athletes who need a specialized fitness tracker for running, biking, or swimming.

Notable Pros:
  • Lightweight
  • Basic functions
  • Easy to switch bands out
  • Convenient movement reminders
  • Long battery life
  • Very slim
  • Displays messages
Notable Cons:
  • Annoying charging piece
  • Inaccurate heart rate readings
  • Not great for resistance training
  • Easy to forget its not waterproof
  • Screen is hard to read in direct sunlight

Brand Score: 84%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Brand Score: 84%

Ranks 2nd among competitors.

Fitbit specializes in wireless-enabled wearable devices that track activity and health metrics like number of steps walked and sleep quality. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Heritage - 4/5

James Park and Eric Friedman founded Fitbit in 2007. The company was one of the first to focus on applying wearable technology to everyday fitness, and its goal is to integrate the benefits of trackable metrics into the lifestyles of the average person.

Innovation - 4/5

Fitbit is a leader in the wearable fitness tracker market. The company provides information using two key technologies: PurePulse and SmartTrack. PurePulse reads users’ heart rate using a green light, while SmartTrack determines what exercise the user is doing depending on motion patterns.

Reliability - 5/5

Customers can contact Fitbit directly for help by calling, emailing, or tweeting the company. The website features community advice boards, product-specific help guides, and how-to videos. Fitbit offers a 45-day period for returns and refunds on products purchased from its site.

Social Good - 3/5

FitForGood is a company competition where users can apply their steps during a specific period of time to a charity of their choice. The more steps they take, the more money given to that charity. In 2017, Fitbit donated $1 million.

Relevance - 4/5

Fitbit shares inspirational stories from regular users on its YouTube channel. Followers of the company’s social media accounts will find frequent updates about new products and existing product features.

Retail: Best Price $119.95

Ranks 8th in value among competitors.

Retail: Best Price $119.95

Ranks 8th in value among competitors.

Fitbit.com customers receive a 1-year warranty covering any manufacturing or device defects.

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Other Purchase Options
Walmart - $119.95
Abt - $149.00
Macy's - $149.99
Best Purchase Option
B&H Photo Video - $119.95
Other Purchase Options
Target - $119.95
Best Buy - $119.95
Amazon - $119.95
Walmart - $119.95
Abt - $149.00
Macy's - $149.99

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