Sports fitness trackers are being refined every day and Fitbit a well known name, has also done so, with introduction of so called “World’s slimmest wristband with continuous heart rate tracking” with update of their slimmest tracker Alta, the Alta HR is launched. So it is interesting to know that is it only the same tracker with heart rate monitoring or something else also has been improved ?
A simple table will give you quick idea of comparison of specs & features of both trackers, later I will look into details of each.
Fitbit Alta vs Alta HR, What’s New ?
Fitbit Tracker Comparison
Fitbit Alta specs
Fitbit Alta HR specs
|Prices are dynamically updated||$112.79 Best Buy||$179.95 Best Buy|
|Colors||Gold/Black, Silver/Black, Silver/Blue, Silver/Plum, Teal||Black, Black Gunmetal, Blue/Grey, Coral, Fuchsia, Pink Rose Gold|
|Syncs||Yes, automatically to your computer or select bluetooth 4.0 smartphones or tablets|
|Goal Setting||Yes, Set goals, view progress and earn badges|
|Social Share||Yes, Share and compete with friends throughout the day|
|Phone App||Yes, Free iphone and android application|
|SmartTrack||Yes, Auto exercise recognition|
|Auto Sleep Tracking||Yes||Yes, with sleep stages
Using heart rate, Alta HR shows your time in light, deep and REM sleep to help you understand your sleep quality ###
|Vibration for a silent alarm||Yes|
|Display||Clock + Display (Tap display)|
|Call, Text, Calender Alerts||Yes|
|Wrist based heart rate||No||PurePulse Heart Rate|
|Sweat, Rain & Splash Proof||Yes|
|Swim proof / Life-proof||No|
|Best Buy||Best Buy Alta||Best Buy Alta HR|
|### Sleep stages available soon with an app update.|
Alta HR, What’s New ?
25 percent smaller than the Charge 2 still able to accommodate the Heart Rate sensor !
As I have said multiple times in my tracker reviews, is that heart rate is most important thing in Yoga, which gives prime importance to “Sthir Sukh Asanam” meaning “While you do Yoga postures, your body shall not get strained, the hear rate shall remain stable or low” indicates that you should also monitor your heart rate as you exercise. If you are doing something wrong, the heart beats shall increase more than expected, indicating need for correction in path.
So in Alta HR, you will be able to measure heart rate without use of any chest strap ! wow !!
Further it can help you keeping calorie burn calculation to next level of accuracy.
Auto Sleep Tracking with in-depth lookout into Sleep quality
Second important factor of any successful fitness journey is the Quality of Sleep you get in combination with exercise. If your sleep quality is not good, you will not get expected fitness results by putting same amount of efforts every day, hence it is extremely important to know where to improve upon including Sleep Quality.
With additional heart rate data, when combined with the motion data, the HR will be able to show light, deep, and REM sleep stages. [Sleep stages available soon with an app update]
Extended Battery Life
With Alta HR, you get extended battery life upto 7 days as against only 5 days with fitbit Alta !! with additional HR measurement, if fitbit is able to deliver 7 days battery life, its amazing indication of innovative technological applications by fitbit.
So as on now you can pre-book the all new Fitbit Alta HR at Amazon !!