Fitness Technology Review: Fitbit Alta HR

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About the Fitbit Alta HR

The Fitbit Alta HR was the fitness tracker of the year at the 2017 Wareable Tech Awards. The device itself is slender but it holds a lot of technology.


  • 24/7 Heart Rate Monitoring
  • Metrics for Resting HR
  • Progress Displays for Step Tracking
  • Sleep Stages Tracking w Heart Rate Data
  • Sleep Insights
  • Customizable Bands
  • Notifications for calls, texts and calendar data
  • Fitness Notifications
  • Increased battery life



  • Smartphone Notifications
  • iOS and Android versions
  • Can be used as a running device
  • Can be used as a cycling device
  • HR tracking at 5 second intervals:
    • heart rate
    • heart rate zones 
    • average resting rate


  • Not waterproof
  • Cycling activity data stored is minimal
  • Display difficult to read in bright conditions
  • Requires tapping to cycle through menus
  • Heart Rate Tracker doesn’t have VO2 Max, workout nodes, or ConnectedGPS
  • Lack of guided breathing
  • No GPS
  • Tendency to overcount when step tracking


The Fitbit Alta HR has a Wareable rating of ⅘

Positive reviews:  how comfortable it is, sleep tracking features, step tracking and reminders.

Negative reviews: lack of breathing training, unresponsive screen and poor notifications.

Price Ranges

(Prices when reviewed)

  • eBay $94.99
  • Groupon $128.95
  • Heart Rate Monitors $128.95
  • Amazon $149.95

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Post by Andrea Rogers