Fitbit Alta HR Step Tracking Fitness Tracker

Last updated: January 6, 2022

Fitbit Alta HR Step Tracking Fitness Tracker

We looked at the top Fitness Trackers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Fitness Tracker you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Fitbit Alta HR Step Tracking Fitness Tracker placed 9th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Fitbit Alta Smart Fitness Activity Tracker, Slim Wearable Water Resistant and Sleep Monitor, Wireless Bluetooth Pedometer Wristband for Android and iOS, Step Counter and Calorie Counter Watch

Our Expert Consultant

Stephanie Mansour   
Certified Personal Trainer, Health and Wellness Expert

Stephanie Mansour, host of “Step It Up with Steph” on public broadcasting, has been coaching women for over a decade on how to lose weight and make it last. She has a Bachelor of Arts in communications with an emphasis on women’s studies and psychology from the University of Michigan. She holds certifications in life coaching, personal training, yoga and Pilates.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Syncs with iOS, Android, & Windows devices via Bluetooth. Manufacturer claims that it is safe for the shower
It's also customizable (at an additional cost,) so even the fashionistas can track in style.
In my eyes, a week of battery life is perfectly adequate and it makes the Alta a great travelling buddy.
All in all, the Alta is actually a pretty sleek looking tracker despite its vanilla design.
I swim, shower etc. with it on. It works very well for me and does what I need.
So, the standard Alta configuration is the sweet spot – it looks good, wraps around the wrist nicely, and is comfortable to wear.

What reviewers didn't like

Battery life is not great; requires frequent charging.
In my experience, you have to make a very concerted "tap" action to get any sort of response from the Alta. Even then, I found it hard to reliably get results switching between pages.
My only annoyance is the pesky proprietary charger that clamps over the back of the display. It’s different to all previous Fitbit chargers, and frankly, it’s far from an elegant solution.
There's no extra features such as GPS, optical heart rate monitor or stair climbing.
Getting it set up was challenging and required 2 live chats to get it set up.
The Alta can be equipped with a leather strap (in pink or graphite), and while this does improve the overall look, it doesn’t transform it in terms of aesthetics and comfort the way the leather strap does.
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