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Fitbit - Alta HR Activity Tracker + Heart Rate (Small) - Black

Track exercise and downtime automatically with this handy Fitbit Alta HR fitness wristband. Simply tap the bright OLED display on this tracker device to monitor your heart rate, number of daily steps and more. Compatible with a range of fashionable bands, this Fitbit Alta HR fitness wristband adds functional style to your wardrobe.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Alta HR classic band
    • Charging cable
    • Fitbit Alta HR Activity Tracker

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3051 out of 3189)

    Features


    All day activity tracking with continuous heart rate

    Track calorie burn, heart rate, gauge workout intensity and get a picture of your overall health without an uncomfortable chest strap.

    Sleep tracking with sleep stages

    Automatically tracks how long you sleep, shows your time spent in light, deep and REM sleep, and has a silent alarm to help you wake more peacefully.

    Clear, bright OLED tap display

    Gives you instant access to stats, the time and smartphone notifications.

    Auto exercise recognition

    SmartTrack™ technology automatically detects and logs workouts to the Fitbit dashboard, so you get credit without ever pushing a button.

    Smartphone notifications

    Keeps you connected with call, text and calendar notifications on display, so you never miss the messages that matter.

    Reminders to move

    Tracker sends you friendly reminders to move that encourage you to stay active and help you fit more movement into your day.

    Adjustable strap

    Fits comfortably on most wrists from 5.5" to 6.7" in circumference.

    Syncs to select Apple®, Android and Windows devices

    Such as iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® touch and cell phones and tablets with Windows Phone or Android for simple wireless communication.

    Monitor your goals and interact with friends

    You can set goals, track your progress, connect with friends and share your milestones, get personalized fitness coaching and more with special Fitbit app.

    *Distance/speed/pace can only be shared on 3G or 4G devices.

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    Customer rating

    Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 3189 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Expert rating

    Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is a great fitness tracker!

      Posted
      Jessie

      Before reviewing this product, I did tons of research on youtube, and talked to friends about the fitbit alta, and the hr. I was originally thinking of buying the fitbit alta because of the cheaper price. On, the fitbit alta hr it has a heart rate monitor which is not on the original alta. That is 20 dollars more. At, first I thought it was pretty useless, but the salesman at the store was very helpful. In, my opinion, the fitbit alta hr is the way to go. Features: steps,heart rate, miles traveled, calories burned and sleep. Set up: Very easy on my computer Clip charger: I was going on vacation and felt that putting the charge into my laptop was really inconvenient. So, I took my apple usb charger and put the fitbit alta hr usb charger end into there. Then, plugged it in. The results were impressive. Battery life/ charging: Battery lasts 4-5 days. Charge 3,4,5 hours. (*I highly recommend going to the store. At best buy, the customer service was helpful. ) Finally, you may ask, why get this if the fitbit alta is the same except for the heart rate monitor? WELL! The fit bit alta has a weird 2 clips band that is not stable. It could end up falling off! The hr has a traditional watch clasp which is way more sucre. Also, knowing your heart beat is pretty darn cool. ___________________________________________________________ WORKOUTS: For an average workout, I think this was very helpful. It's light and not bulky like the charge 2. It's simple, and not complex. The only down side is this is not waterproof. So, don't take this swimming, or showering! I hope this review helped you form an opinion, but both the alta and the hr are great devices. Also, If this helpful you, check the box below! Thanks for your time!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Stylish, good all around fitness tracker.

      Posted
      HunterPL
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I was in the market for a fitness tracker for a while. The Apple Watch series 2 was a no brainer for me. It had everything; GPS, heart rate, and it was swim proof! It was also much more expensive, and the battery life was max two days of regular use. After seeing many of my friends go for Fitbits, and getting personal insights, I am very happy with my purchase of my Fitbit Alta HR. Some prerequisites for the fitness tracker I was looking for was that it had to look decent since I would be wearing it all the time, and replaceable bands help with that a LOT. I also really wanted one that lasted a while without having to charge it, since the data it collects is only useful if you're actually WEARING it! I also really wanted it to be swim/water proof so that I didn't feel limited while wearing it. The Fitbit Alta HR, the Garmin Vivosmart 3, the Apple Watch series 2, and the Garmin Vivosmart HR+ were all great choices. The Garmin Vivosmart 3 was newer and better looking than the Vivosmart HR+, but lacked GPS. Both were much more waterproof than the Fitbit, but suffered highly in the style department. I like having technology that looks good. PLEASE consider the Garmins if you value substance over style. The Apple Watch series 2 was too expensive for me at the moment, and also I just don't like the design. Call me a hater but without the $500 metal link bracelet accessory from Apple, I just don't like the Apple Watch. The Fitbit Alta HR had the best battery life of them all, and although it wasn't water or swim proof, the kind words my friends with Fitbits had about it got me to feel better about it. Plus it was on sale at Best Buy for 129.99. so it was much more affordable than some of the others. The stainless steel accessory band also makes the Alta HR look like the coolest fitness tracker there is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Comfortable and convinent device

      Posted
      KimSue
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have really been enjoying my new Fitbit Alta HR. It's the first wearable technology that I've had, so I don't have much to compare it to. However, here is what I've noticed so far: Pros: • It tracks my sleep very well. It appears to be incredibly accurate and I like to look at my sleep pattern and hours of sleep as soon as I wake up in the morning. • The heart rate monitor also appears to be very accurate. I really like this feature so I can monitor my activity and try to keep myself at the heart rate I want depending on my goal for the exercise. • The band is very comfortable - I usually don't even notice that I'm wearing it. • Stays charged for about 4-5 days. Charging takes a couple of hours. Cons: • It is not always accurate in tracking my exercise. When I mow, it thinks I'm riding a bike. Sometimes it will count steps when I'm riding in a car. • I wish it would give me reminders for inputting my weight every couple of days so I can track it better. Since I don't have the Fitbit scale, it doesn't update it automatically. It also has the option for tracking what I eat and how much water I drink (but of course everything has to be entered manually). I would say it is comparable to other apps for tracking eating and drinking, with a very thorough bank of foods to search from. Plus it gives the breakdown of carbs, fat and protein, along with the total amount of calories. All in all I am very pleased with my Fitbit. It was given to me as a gift by someone very special, so that makes it even better as it reminds me of him every time I look at it! :)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good, but...

      Posted
      Phil
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Bought this for a relative that isn’t too tech savvy but needed to monitor her heartbeat. I had purchased one for Christmas for my wife and went on her recommendation. Most of the features work well, exercise reminder, heartbeat monitor, watch, connection to smartphone. The one area that they have noticed that doesn’t work so well is the step counter. Apparently since you wear it on your wrist, it monitors your wrist movements more than your actual steps. We tested this when my sister in law was sitting at a table when the buzzer went off reminding her she needed 250 steps to achieve her goal. Still seated, she achieved her “steps” by shaking her arm for a couple minutes. My wife noticed the same thing when we went on an extensive shopping trip, but since it was cold she had her hands in her coat pockets. It barely registered any of her steps even though my Fitbit One showed we had walked thousands of steps. Another relative mentioned the same happened to her as she went up and down steps holding the rail. It didn’t register most of her flights of steps. All of those that have these Fitbits say they are happy with them as they like the secondary features. And are conscientious to move their arms as they walk so their steps are counted. So I guess depending on your priorities and how much you like the cool features versus what I consider the core function, you may like this particular Fitbit model. I guess I could recommend it with some caveats.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      terrible customer service from fitbit

      Posted
      kimme21

      I've been a member of the Fitbit community for well over a year now, making the switch from my Misfit Shine (mainly switching because of a work promotion). I recently bought the new Alta HR from fitbit.com but was hoping to return it and purchase the special edition rose gold version. I contacted customer service to see about doing this. Mind you, the original Alta HR I bought has been unopened and I am willing to pay the difference for the upgraded color. I was told that I am unable to do this because the edition I would like to purchase is a special edition (even though it is exactly the same minus the color). The person answering my questions was pleasant enough but unable to tell me why this matters other than it is "different." I was not asking for an even exchange and understood there was a price difference. This is where I have trouble understanding why fitbit.com will not take back an unopened item for a customer to repurchase a more expensive model. I was told that this issue would be directed to a higher level of service. After waiting a week without response I emailed Fitbit and again asked about the return policy. Once again there no reason as to why I cannot return the original purchase to repurchase a different model, only that return policy states it can be returned/exchanged within 45 days for a different color or size. I still have yet to find a place to leave a review, other than specific retailers. This, I guess, should have been a red flag. If a company doesn't trust reviews to be directly on their website when purchasing a product then there may be something wrong. After researching a bit I've noticed many problems with the new Alta HR listed in the community section, step count, calorie count, charging, etc. Guess my run with Fitbit is over. I will be switching back to my Misfit which has a more accurate step count, looks sleeker, and is waterproof!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Surprised for the cost at the inaccuracy with Alta

      Posted
      nanaof6
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have been a fitbit user for over 10 years but have always used the Fitbit Zip Tracker until my last one stopped working and I couldn't find it available in the stores. So I upgraded to the Alta HR and am disappointed in its accuracy. With the Zip, I wore it hooked to my pants and loved that convenience. With the Alta I have worn it on my inactive wrist as well as around my ankle with a special ankle bracelet I ordered from Amazon and find that while on my wrist, it tracts movement such as hair drying, make up application and dinner prep and cleanup as steps (that were not taken!) On my ankle it performs better but some leg movement while sitting records as steps as well as it doesn't record HR while sleeping. Speaking of the sleep tracking - while I love the feature - if I sit still to read or watch TV and know I didn't nap - it often records me as sleeping - my bp must fall into the sleeping range is all I can figure. For the price and the popularity of this device, I am really surprised at how compromised the accuracy is. I have removed the straps and placed it in my bra - but that doesn't always feel secure to me - I much prefer the zip and wish there was an alternative way to clip the ALTA on at the waistline.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Good for sleep tracking

      Posted
      humansitis
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I have had my fitbit for a month now and there are things I love and don't love about it. The main reason why I bought this fitbit was to track my sleep quality. So far, it has only failed once to provide me insight into how much REM, Light, and Deep sleep I am getting each night. Even when it failed to provide the highly detailed info, it still provided basic info such as awake, asleep, and restless. I am fairly pleased with the sleep tracking function. The band is sleek and doesn't irritate my skin, which is a plus. The battery life leaves something to be desired; I expected it to last a week, defined as 7 days, but it lasts around 4-5 days. Charging is quick though, 1-2 hours. The step tracker often records false steps, so I ignore the step alerts. The thing that annoys me the most though is not being able to get the display to appear. A flip of the wrist doesn't work most of the time and I have to double slap the screen because a firm double tap doesn't work. The device is not very responsive in this respect. Since I stopped wearing my watch with the fitbit, it is the only way for me to tell time and it's not very good at providing a quick read. Overall I give it three stars because it does well what I bought it for, but I had to deduct stars for the short battery life and inability to show the display quickly.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      So glad I bought it!

      Posted
      novakc
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      My daughter bought my husband a Charger HR and frankly, he used for a couple of weeks and then found it a hassle to use. I started to use it and got kind of 'hooked' especially since my daughter and I started competing against each other!!! While it was fun, the Charger was just too big for my small wrist and rubbed against wrist bone and started to hurt. No fun. Hubby decided to purchase me Alta HR as a present and I so glad that he did. I so prefer the smaller form factor and found it easy to use after I went through some issues with it getting set up with my Samsung 7 Edge so it would give me input from my text messages. Really like this option since I keep my phone on mute. One of the things I really enjoy is the tracking of my sleep patterns. I have found this useful since I have issues with sleeping the whole night. Yes, I like the fact when I wake up in the middle of night two quick taps gives me the time I have awoken as does sleep pattern graph in the morning. One of the big things I like is the ability to customize what I see on the display. The other is the increased battery life over the Charger HR. I found it very easy to use my battery backup for my cell phone for charging. Works great to recharge my Altar HR while I am taking a shower in the morning and lasts a few of days. If you want an activity tracker (no really serious reason why), this is a very good option. Did I really need it? No. Is it fun? Yes.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    What experts are saying

    Rating: 4 out of 5 stars with 21 reviews

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