1Fitbit Alta HR Combines Smartwatch Features With Activity Tracking
The wearables market has split into activity trackers and smartwatches. On the smartwatch side, the Apple Watch reigns supreme. But when it comes to activity trackers, it’s Fitbit that dominates all others. Fitbit’s new consumer wearable is called the Fitbit Alta HR. The wearable, which is exceedingly thin, comes with a variety of health-tracking features, including the ability to monitor heart rate, analyze calorie burn and suggest new exercise activities. It also comes with up to seven days of battery life and can alert users to calls, text messages, and calendar events. It reminds users to keep moving and integrates with a smartphone app that tracks activity and encourages users to improve their health. The Fitbit Alta HR is one of the most feature-packed wearables Fitbit has released to date.
2Alta HR Focuses on Activity Tracking
3It Also Has Smartwatch Features
While the Fitbit Alta HR is designed for exercise first, it also comes with some smartwatch features that could make it a useful tool for those who want to combine the features of an activity tracker and a smartwatch. The device will tell the time, of course, but it also has a touchscreen that allows users to interact with different apps. Since it can integrate with a smartphone, it’s capable of keeping users in contact with others.
4The Battery Life Is Impressive
5Fitbit Touts the PurePulse Features
6It Includes Health-Monitoring Tools
In addition to heart rate analysis, the Fitbit Alta HR comes with several health-monitoring tools. For instance, it can measure a person’s calorie burn to determine whether a workout is helping the user achieve exercise goals. It can also measure whether a person is keeping active enough and recommends daily steps to maximize health. It can even recognize which exercise activities a person is engaging in and logs data accordingly.
7Fitbit’s Full Sleep-Tracking Features
8It Delivers a Variety of Notifications
9The App Support Rounds Out the Features
Without the software support Fitbit offers, the Alta HR wouldn’t be nearly as useful. So, users are encouraged to download the free Fitbit companion app with the Alta HR. It acts as the hub to track heart rates, sleep, and other health measures. It’s available from Apple’s App Store and Google Play, among other marketplaces.
10It Works with Platforms You Use
11Fitbit Is Accepting Pre-Orders
The Fitbit Alta HR starts at $150 and is available now for pre-order. The device lets users choose from several watchband colors for that price, but those who want special edition watchbands will pay $180 for the wearable. Those who preorder now will get the device in mid-April.