Fitbit Alta Review – Breakthrough Wearable To Stay Fit And Healthy
Fitbit will always look like a Fitbit. Through the years, the product design of the company has remained to be utilitarian, friendly and almost toy-like. It is never something that you will mistake for jewelry and is not high fashion either though it tries to veer that way.
However, this doesn’t mean that Fitbit is not susceptible to all the latest trends of its industry, something that they helped in establishing, and their latest Fitbit Alta is the perfect example of that. With the Alta, the company decided to do away with the clunky wristband and choose one that is more delicate.
Fitbit Alta is sleeker and slimmer than Fitbit’s Charge HR, Charge and Surge wristbands. Alta comes with a plastic band that can also be swapped for other genuine and softer leather one to give it with more aesthetic appeal.
It is also the most stylish tracker included in the Fitbit portfolio. This has a lovely design and is also more appealing compared to the similar sized Flex compared to Flex made possible b y the chamfered metal frame.
The main focus of the device is the OLED tap display that is 1.4 inches, the 128×36 pixel resolution that is sharp in appearance although this is not amazingly bright for viewing outdoors.
This is also responsive to the tap-based controls in most part anyway and this allows for detailed and easy progress checking with no need to open the associated smartphone app, a feature that you cannot find in Flex.
On the underside, you will find clips allowing for easy changing and removal of straps. This comes with flexible and durable elastomer strap as standard although there are leather choices available to purchase as additional extras and metal link bracelet if a smarter look is needed.
Fitbit opts for another new charging mechanism for Alta. This makes use of a tiny bulldog style clip which locks securely to the pins. This is very easy to use yet different from the rest of the Fitbit devices as well as other devices, which means that it carries another cable around when you travel. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come with an optical heart-rate monitor.
Fitbit Alta can track distance travelled, steps, active minutes, calories burned and offers sleep data similar with Fitbit Flex and the rest of the activity trackers. This doesn’t provide elevation data since this doesn’t come with a heart rate data or altimeter on board.
Alta comes with Fitbit SmartTrack, a feature that allows the device to automatically recognize specific activities like walking, running, sport, cycling, workouts and elliptical, recording them in exercise section of Fitbit app.
In addition, reminders to move to attain the hourly goal of 250 steps are going to appear on the display of Alta together with Smart Notifications. Such notifications let you see texts, incoming calls as well as calendar alerts on display, with each can be toggled off or on in Fitbit app.
- Track your activity levels, sleep patterns, and more with the black Fitbit Alta Activity Tracker in size small. This sleek band uses an array of sensors to keep track of how many steps you take, how far you walk, how many floors you climb, the number of calories you burn, and the time you spend active. It connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth and syncs its data wirelessly while providing you with notifications, workout assistance, and more on its OLED tap display.
- Alta syncs automatically and wirelessly to computers and 200+ leading iOS, Android and Windows devices using Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology. Syncing to computers requires Internet connection and USB port. Syncing to mobile devices requires Bluetooth and Internet connection. Syncing range: 20 feet
- Water Resistance: Alta is sweat, rain, splash proof. You can wear Alta in the shower, but we recommend rinsing and drying it afterwards because it's best for your skin if the band stays clean and dry. Battery life: lasts up to 5 days. Radio transceiver: Bluetooth 4.0
- We recommend charging your device every few days to ensure you are always tracking. Charge time: One to two hours
- Syncs with Windows Vista and later, Mac OS X 10.6 and up, iPhone 4S and later, iPad 3 gen. and later, and leading Android and Windows devices