Fitbit Alta Fitness Wristband

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If you looked up the definition of "sleek" or "stylish" in the dictionary, you'd most likely find an image of the Fitbit Alta Fitness Wristband beneath the word. Much like its younger sibling (the Flex), the Alta is equipped to track your sleep patterns, steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, and active minutes while the friendly "move" reminders encourage you to reach an hourly goal of 250 steps. However, what sets the Alta apart from the Flex is its Smart Notifications quality which enables you to see calls, texts, and calendar notifications on the display. Additionally, the Alta tracker is easily interchangeable with other Alta-specific bands, in turn making it easy to transition from day to night without having to take the tracker off.

In order to view your progress, sync the Alta wirelessly to your computer or smartphone to view easy-to-read charts and graphs, as well as fitness milestones and badges earned as you strive towards your overall fitness goals. The Alta has a five day battery life to keep things consistent, then only takes roughly two hours to charge, making sure you never miss a step. Not to mention, the Alta is rain, splash, and sweat-proof, which means it won't fail to keep you active even when the weather is less than pleasant. 

  • Elastomer materials
  • Tracks sleep, steps, distance, and calories
  • Silent alarm
  • Water-resistant
  • LED display
  • Reminders to Move
  • Smart Notifications
  • Syncs wirelessly
  • Five-day battery life
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Perfect Gift

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I keep giving this as a gift to different family members, and all of them have LOVED it. The more tech savvy people in my family love the ability to connect it your smart phone. While those who struggle with technology, love the simplicity and easy usage of the fitbit on its own.

Personally, I have one of the older and "bulkier" models. While it is still great, I have been considering switching to this after seeing how small and sleek they look!

Awesome Mother's Day Purchase

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Easy to say I outdid my brother on Mother's Day with this one.

Love it

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Love this Fitbit. It has everything I need without being bulky.

Simple, Stylish Fitness Band

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

Bought this for my girlfriend so she didn't feel left out at office meetings where everyone compares their Fitbits.

This is one of the more attractive styles currently offered by Fitbit. The option to change out the band means you can dress this up or down depending on your mood.

As a fitness tracker it does consistently well for the things it is designed to do. Steps count accurately and the hourly reminders to move are a great feature. The lack of HR may prove limiting depending on your activity of choice, so take the into account before you buy.

Integration with a smartphone and the Fitbit app was easy and hasn't presented any issues after several months of use. The ability to receive notification of texts/incoming calls on the Alta display is a great feature for when you don't want to pull out your phone. My girlfriend also appreciates the raise to wake feature, simply lift your wrist and the display lights up.

Picked one up for my mom

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I got this for my mom for Christmas. She loves it. She isn't great with technology but the Alta is simple and fairly easy to use. Tons of functionality in this little guy. This small package packs a big punch. You can control most of the functionality and settings from your smart phone which is a bonus. Great for anyone looking to effectively track your fitness. A good tool for someone just getting into the game or the seasoned vet.

Nice Upgrade

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I previously had one of the older, larger fitbits. This one is much smaller and nicer to wear around daily. I feel as though it is fairly accurate and lets me know how much i need to workout to meet my daily goals.

Is there a clock function to this band?

Hey Liesel, great question - this band does have a clock feature. Also an alarm feature, sleep tracking ability, and more.



Let me help you find the right tracker for your needs by emailing me at bsneyd@backcountry.com

Mom loves it

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

Got this for my Mom to help her keep track of here steps and other fitness Activities. She loves it, it really helps to motive her to walk just a little bit longer and she likes seeing how many calories she burns. Battery last a long time. they are rad!

For your techy friends and family

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size

I got this for my Mom for her birthday. People who are all about having the latest body monitoring devices will love it. Good product. Would recommend fitbits and would recommend the Alta.

Better than the Charge HR

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

I love my new Alta Fitbit.! I ride a bike for fitness. It somehow knows when I'm bike & how long I bike. It lets me know I have texts or phone calls. I wear it all the time & I love how it records my activity & even the type of activity. It is much smaller than the Charge HR which I wouldn't recommend because of the clasp, the inaccurate HR, not being able to read in in the sun & it's size. Plus, the Alta app is a great complement. I would recommend purchasing screen protectors. The longer screen would scratch easily. I just really love it. Even the fit is great.

Love it

    I got one for myself and then one for my mom for Mother's Day. We can track our steps and send each other little messages via fit bit which is awesome. I love the Alta sleek design and interchangeable wrist bands

    Alta Fit Bit

      This thing is so sweet I bought one for me and one for my brother so we can track our steps together! I love the sleek design and the interchangeable wrist bands.