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Fitbit Alta HR: The Must Have Fitness Tracker

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Upgrading to a Fitbit Alta HR was a wise decision to help me boost my fitness and health goals.

This model is the world’s slimmest continuous heart rate tracker and it’s funky looking.

Design

The design of this fitness tracker is sleek and modern. The thin wrist band suits a female arm and it looks like a watch replacement. The band is easy to clean, interchangeable and comes in black (stainless steel or gunmetal), blue gray, fuchsia (pretty pink), coral and soft pink (rose gold). You can upgrade your Fitbit to a premium brown, indigo or lavender leather accessory band. I’m lusting after the bracelet-like stainless steel.

Setup and help

The setup was easy to complete. You just download the Fitbit app to your smartphone and charge up your tracker. Then you need to sync them. The support pages are well designed and helpful.

The Fitbit Alta HR is very helpful to boost your fitness and health goals.
The Fitbit Alta HR is very helpful to boost your fitness and health goals.

Features

The Fitbit Alta HR has all of the useful features like counting steps, calories and distance. You can also track your sleep patterns and quality. I like to wake up with the silent vibrating alarm. I’m a fan of the reminder to move every hour because I can sit at my computer for hours without a break.

My favourite feature is looking at the weekly statistics on a computer – you can see graphs and scores for the total number of steps, total distance, total floors climbed, total calories burned, weight change and average sleep duration. The app gives you a good overview and acts a progress snapshot.

I recommend subscribing to the premium account where you’ll be able to see Fitbit community benchmarks, food reports, activity reports, sleep reports and a personalised 12-week fitness plan for AUS$59.99 per year.

The battery life is reasonably good and lasts nearly a week before it needs charging by USB. The clock face can be changed. Sometimes it can be hard to read in bright midday sunlight – but you just need to cover it with your other hand.

The Fitbit Alta HR helps you reach your fitness goals with useful statistics and a good-looking design.
The Fitbit Alta HR helps you reach your fitness goals with useful statistics and a good-looking design.

Price and Availability

The Fitbit Alta HR is available for AU$249.95 in major Australia retailers including Harvey Norman, JB Hi-fi, Officeworks, and Rebel Sport.

About Fitbit, Inc. (NYSE: FIT)

Fitbit helps people lead healthier, more active lives by empowering them with data, inspiration and guidance to reach their goals. As the leader in the connected health and fitness category, Fitbit designs products and experiences that track everyday health and fitness.

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Robyn Foyster is an award-winning journalist and former Editor-In-Chief of The Australian Women's Weekly. She is also the owner and publisher of Women Love Tech, Game Changers and The Carousel. Robyn is the owner and founder of a tech business called AR tech, where she helped create the world's first AR community shopping app called Sweep and her team produced the 2018 Vivid app. She is a speaker and a judge of the Telstra Business Awards and Mumbrella Awards. Robyn is passionate about supporting women in STEM.

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