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Fitbit Alta HR

Fitbit Alta HR
alaScore 99

905 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 905 reviews of Fitbit Alta HR. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Activity/Fitness Trackers for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Activity/Fitness Trackers the Fitbit Alta HR is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review: a much better activity tracker than I expected

 

Not exactly new, but just new enough

Fitbit’s most stylish tracker ; Added heart rate sensors ; Week-long battery life ; Advanced sleep tracking software

No control over tracking exercises ; No GPS for accurate distances ; Tap-sensitive display is annoying

Apr, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker review

 

A sleek look, heart-rate features, and low price make the Alta HR perfect for casual athletes.

Slim, sleek, and unobtrusive design ; Precise heart-rate tracking ; Impressive activity recognition ; Useful sleep-tracking data

Dim, finicky screen ; Not waterproof ; No manual fitness profiles or relaxation features

The Fitbit Alta HR is an impressive fitness tracker at its price point. It may lack a few bells and whistles found on its pricier counterparts, but the Alta HR’s compactness, the accuracy of its heart-rate tracker, the smart activity recognition, and...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Fitbit Alta HR

 

With the Alta HR, Fitbit updates its most stylish tracker with continuous heart rate monitoring, better battery life, and smarter sleep tracking. Fashion-conscious self-quantifiers: This may be the device you've been waiting for.

Long battery life. More in-depth sleep tracking and insights over its predecessor. Accurate heart rate and step count readings. Slim and comfortable to wear 24/7 with plenty of band options.

Screen is occasionally unresponsive. Buckle feels a bit flimsy. No altimeter. Lacks GPS.

Ultimately, the one to pick comes down to one question: Would you rather spend your money on a better design and longer battery life, or more functionality and features? While the Alta HR can keep pace with the Charge 2 on most levels, it makes slight...

Mar, 2017

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review

 

Guess what: Fitbit's newest tracker is its best one yet. There are a lot of Fitbits to choose from, but after wearing all of them, the Fitbit Alta HR ( $148.00 at Amazon.com ) wins our vote. It has almost all of the same features as the Charge 2 (...

The Alta HR has a slim and stylish design with 7-day battery life, and all-day fitness and heart rate tracking.

It isn't water-resistant, and notifications can be difficult to read. You can't manually start workouts. Automatic exercise tracking and no buttons means no on-band controls.

Long battery life and stylish design combined with improving app software make the Alta HR the best all-around fitness tracker for most people.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Brian Heater (techcrunch.com)

A first-time wearables user reviews the Fitbit Alta HR

 

Fitbit has eight different fitness trackers on the market right now. And while the company's financials are downright troubling, it's still shipping more product than every other wearable company. That's due in part to tremendous name recognition,...

So, all in all, a positive experience. We’re still hoping to bring the device back to life, but maybe you’ll want to consider that $40 warranty. It’s also worthy considering a less expensive device. The Fitbit Flex, for example, has much of the same...

Apr, 2017

Expert review by: Althea Chang (tomsguide.com)

Fitbit Alta HR Review: Slim, Stylish and a Bit Frustrating

 

The $149 Fitbit Alta HR is a sensible update to the original Alta, with heart rate monitoring and better sleep tracking, in an equally slim and stylish package. However, if you don't mind a slightly thicker, but just as attractive, device, consider the...

Heart rate improves calorie-burn estimates ; Attractive and slim design ; Detailed sleep tracking and analysis

More dependent on app than other Fitbit devices ; Exact step count doesn't show on display ; Need to tap multiple times or harder than expected

The Fitbit Alta HR is a slim and stylish tracker with a heart rate monitor, but it has some usability issues.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Valentina Palladino (arstechnica.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review: $150 for a true all-day, all-night fitness tracker

 

Elevating the humble Alta with a heart-rate monitor and sleep facts.

Slim, comfortable design. ; Accurate heart-rate monitor. ; Excellent auto-recognition and recording of activities. ; Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights are important improvements to overall sleep data. ; Great battery life.

No connected GPS. ; Not easy to see heart rate during a workout (unless heart rate is your default screen). ; Nighttime heart-rate data and Sleep Stages separated on two different graphs.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review

 

The Fitbit Alta's had a hearty upgrade

Slim, comfortable design ; On-point steps counting ; Accurate heart rate reader

Screen slightly unresponsive ; Not the most dynamic sports tracker ; Display difficult to read in bright light

With the Alta HR, Fitbit has taken what was already a solid activity tracker, and made it better. It’s not flash, it’s not elaborate, but it is slick and with its newly added heart rate tracking skills it's a more well-rounded fitness companion for...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Fitbit Alta HR

 

Fitbit Alta HR review: Fitbit's updated Alta isn't just about heart rate monitoring, it wants to help you sleep better

Attractive and sleek design ; Sleep Stages information is useful ; Comfortable ; Long battery life

Basic exercise tracking ; No Connected GPS ; Slightly unresponsive display

One positive to come from the reduced refresh rate of the heart rate monitor is that the Fitbit Alta HR can last close to seven days on a single charge. The Charge 2, on the other hand, tends to last closer to five days.

Aug, 2017

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Fitbit Alta HR review

 

It's got a new heart-rate sensor, but is the Alta HR still a tracker's delight?

Exercise auto-tracking is excellent ; Heart-rate tracking adds depth to stats ; Sleep tracking has promise ; Small and discrete

Not water-resistant ; Screen can be unresponsive ; Lacks an altimeter and guided breathing

A fine all-rounder with excellent autopilot tracking, but the Alta HR falls just short of greatness

Apr, 2017

Product Specifications

Design

Band color:Black / Coral / Grey / Pink gold / Red
Band material:Elastomer
Band size:L / S
Certification:2014/53/EU, FCC, CE
Color of product:Black / Black, Stainless Steel / Coral / Coral, Stainless steel / Fucsia, Stainless steel / Grey / Grey, Stainless steel / Pink gold / Red, Stainless steel
Control Type:Touch
Device type:Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel / Stainless Steel
Splash proof:Y
Wrist size:5.51 - 6.69 / 6.69 - 8.11
Wrist size range:5.51 - 6.69 / 6.69 - 8.11

Display

Display Type:OLED
Touchscreen:Y

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 360000
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Active minutes:Y
Alarm clock:Y
Belt clip:Y
Brand compatibility:Universal
Caller ID:Y
Calories burned:Y
Display: Yes
Distance traveled:Y
Eat & drink:N / Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Hours slept:Y
Memory capacity:30
Motion sensor:Y
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Workout tracking:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
PC connected:Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB
Wi-Fi:Y

Power

Battery Life:7
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Charging source:USB
Charging Time:2
Standby Time:2

System Requirements

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS / Android, Windows 10 Mobile, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:0.811
Width:0.591