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Fitbit Alta

Fitbit Alta
alaScore 93

2478 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2478 reviews of Fitbit Alta. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fitbit Alta is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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With Alta, Fitbit finally made a stylish fitness band


The Alta shows Fitbit has learned enough about design to compete with more stylish rivals. It's also a lesson in how fewer features can sometimes lead to a better product.

Fitbit's most stylish and comfortable tracker yet ; Battery lasts five days ; Automatic activity tracking ; Wide variety of band options

No stair or heart rate tracking ; Some bands are difficult to put on

In the end, the Alta is a big leap forward for Fitbit in terms of design, yet it's in some ways a step back in functionality. But for a company that's mostly been focused on technology over looks for the past few years, that's probably a wise compromise.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (

Fitbit Alta review: An activity tracker you won't be embarrassed to wear


The Fitbit Alta is a stylish fitness tracker with swappable bands, basic phone notifications and week-long battery.

The Fitbit Alta is a stylish fitness tracker with swappable bands, basic phone notifications and week-long battery life. The new "Move" alerts bring something new. Fitbit's software is still one of our favorites, and has the largest social base as well.

There's no heart-rate sensor, and it can't be worn in the shower. The tracker is expensive for what it can do and so are the accessory straps. The display is difficult to see outdoors and is susceptible to scratches, and notifications are hard to read.

While ultimately a more stylish (but heart-rate free) version of the older Charge HR, the Fitbit Alta is a winning fitness tracker with solid style appeal.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (

Fitbit Alta review: better design, same technology


A Fitbit, for better or worse, looks like a Fitbit. For the past seven years Fitbit's product design has skewed toy-like, friendly, utilitarian. A Fitbit won't be mistaken for jewelry; it's not...

More fashionable Fitbit ; Auto-tracks exercise and sleep ; Week-long battery life

Tap-screen display ; No heart-rate sensors ; No software leaps since 2015

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Timothy Torres (

Fitbit Alta


The Alta is Fitbit's sleekest, slimmest wrist-worn fitness tracker yet, but if you don't care about looks you can get more functionality for nearly the same price.

Slim design. Swappable bands. Accurate fitness stats. Delivers idle alerts and smartphone notifications.

Sometimes unresponsive. Display is tough to see in direct sunlight. No heart rate monitoring, GPS, or stair climbing. Not waterproof.

Comparisons and Conclusions Fitbit currently has six wrist-worn fitness trackers in its lineup —four of which are priced similarly —so which is the right one for you? If you're a marathoner, you're going to want to stick with the $250 GPS-enabled...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : David Wise (

Fitbit Alta Review


One of the most discreet wrist mounted models available and has great online resources

Small, minimalistic, comfortable

Touchscreen is finicky, no heart rate monitoring, limited features

The is a good fitness tracker, but could very easily be supplanted by newer models that are rapidly becoming available. This model's main merits are its smaller size and slightly less expensive price, but at the cost of a few features.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Ben Gourlay (

Fitbit Alta Fitness Wristband Review


Fitbit's Alta fitness wristband looks to the lower-end of the market, with a sleek and user-friendly device.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Jordan Crook (

Fitbit finally gets design with the Alta sports tracker


For me, fitness trackers are all about motivation. I used to go for a run every single day, and then quit, and then went to yoga every single day, and then I did nothing every single day. Now, a little older and a little more sore, I find myself...

The Alta is clearly a step in the right direction for Fitbit, both by way of proactive software and style. But a little tweaking — primarily on the display — could make a big difference in user experience.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Liu Hongzuo (

Photos: The stylish Fitbit Blaze and Fitbit Alta fitness trackers


Fitbit does not intend to compromise style or functionality, and the Fitbit Blaze with its smartwatch form factor, together with the Fitbit Alta and its bangle-type construction exemplifies that.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Igor Bonifacic (

Fitbit Alta review: The perfect Fitbit for almost everyone


Step counters, or pedometers as they're more formally know, have existed for centuries – most people probably remember getting one alongside a box of cereal they purchased sometime in the past – but it's really with the introduction of the Fitbit...

Great design ; Affordable price ; Perfect feature set

Software could be better ; No heart rate monitor

May, 2016

Expert review by : DC Rainmaker (

Fitbit Alta In-Depth Review


It's been a touch announced their most recent wearable, the Fitbit Alta. Like all of Fitbit's entrants this year, it was designed to be more fashion focused, while giving incremental upgrades in terms of features like move alerts and automatic activity...

Apr, 2016

Product Specifications


Band color:Black / Blue / Green / Pink / Purple / Turquoise
Band material:Elastomer
Band size:L / M/L / S / XL
Color of product:Black / Black, Gold / Black, Purple / Black, Stainless Steel / Black, Turquoise / Blue / Blue, Stainless Steel / Gold, Pink / Green / Purple / Purple, Stainless steel / Stainless steel, Turquoise / Violet
Control Type:Sensor / Touch
Device type:Armband / Armband activity tracker / Wristband / Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Stainless Steel
Maximum strap length:5.98 / 6.69 / 7.99 / 8.11 / 9.29
Minimum strap length:5 / 5.51 / 5.98 / 6.69 / 8.11
Protection features:Shock resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Splash proof, Water resistant
Shock resistant:Y
Splash proof:Y / Yes
Waterproof:No / Yes
Wrist size range:6.69 - 8.11


Display Type:OLED
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:2

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 359842.5 / 0 - 360000 / 0 - 393700.8
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 45
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60
Storage temperature range (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Number of bands included:1
Receiver included: Yes
User guide:Y / Yes


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

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
PC connected: Yes
Wi-Fi:N / No / Y
Wireless technologies:Wired/Wireless / Wireless


Battery Life:5 / 7
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging source:USB
Charging Time:2
Standby Time:2

System Requirements

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard / Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS / Android, Windows 10 Mobile, iOS / Android, Windows Mobile, iOS / Android, Windows Phone, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Width:0.0610 / 0.591 / 0.61