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Fitbit Alta HR (FB408)

Fitbit Alta HR (FB408)
alaScore 96

2049 reviews

2018-09

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2049 reviews of Fitbit Alta HR (FB408). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Fitbit Alta HR (FB408) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Nandagopal Rajan (indianexpress.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review: The slimmest one, also smarter than before

 

Fitbit Alta HR is the new smart band from the company, and here's our review for this fitness tracker

2017-04

Expert review by (stuff.tv_in)

Fitbit Alta HR hands-on review

 

It's got a new heart-rate sensor, but is the Alta still a tracker's delight?

2017-03

Expert review by : Richard Easton (trustedreviews.com)

Fitbit Alta HR

 

Fitbit Alta HR review: Fitbit's updated Alta isn't just about heart rate monitoring, it wants to help you sleep better

Attractive and sleek design ; Sleep Stages information is useful ; Comfortable ; Long battery life

Basic exercise tracking ; No Connected GPS ; Slightly unresponsive display

One positive to come from the reduced refresh rate of the heart rate monitor is that the Fitbit Alta HR can last close to seven days on a single charge. The Charge 2, on the other hand, tends to last closer to five days.

2017-08

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Kyle Wiggers (digitaltrends.com)

Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker review

 

A sleek look, heart-rate features, and low price make the Alta HR perfect for casual athletes.

Slim, sleek, and unobtrusive design ; Precise heart-rate tracking ; Impressive activity recognition ; Useful sleep-tracking data

Dim, finicky screen ; Not waterproof ; No manual fitness profiles or relaxation features

The Fitbit Alta HR is an impressive fitness tracker at its price point. It may lack a few bells and whistles found on its pricier counterparts, but the Alta HR’s compactness, the accuracy of its heart-rate tracker, the smart activity recognition, and...

2017-04

Expert review by : Lauren Goode (theverge.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review: a much better activity tracker than I expected

 

Not exactly new, but just new enough

Fitbit’s most stylish tracker ; Added heart rate sensors ; Week-long battery life ; Advanced sleep tracking software

No control over tracking exercises ; No GPS for accurate distances ; Tap-sensitive display is annoying

2017-04

Expert review by : Dan Graziano (cnet.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review: The new king of the hill

 

Fitbit's newest fitness band shrinks the best stuff down into a tinier package.

The Alta HR has a slim and stylish design with 7-day battery life, and all-day fitness and heart rate tracking.

It isn't water-resistant, and notifications can be difficult to read. You can't manually start workouts. Automatic exercise tracking and no buttons means no on-band controls.

Long battery life and stylish design combined with improving app software make the Alta HR the best all-around fitness tracker for most people.

2017-03

Expert review by : Victoria Song (pcmag.com)

Fitbit Alta HR

 

With the Alta HR, Fitbit updates its most stylish tracker with continuous heart rate monitoring, better battery life, and smarter sleep tracking. Fashion-conscious self-quantifiers: This may be the device you've been waiting for.

Long battery life. More in-depth sleep tracking and insights over its predecessor. Accurate heart rate and step count readings. Slim and comfortable to wear 24/7 with plenty of band options.

Screen is occasionally unresponsive. Buckle feels a bit flimsy. No altimeter. Lacks GPS.

Ultimately, the one to pick comes down to one question: Would you rather spend your money on a better design and longer battery life, or more functionality and features? While the Alta HR can keep pace with the Charge 2 on most levels, it makes slight...

2017-03

Pocket-lint Recommended 2017

Expert review by : Britta O'Boyle (pocket-lint.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review: The best everyday fitness tracker?

 

The Fitbit Alta HR is pitched at the everyday user rather than the active one, so for some, it won't quite do enough and given the Charge 2 is only

Slim and stylish design ; Comfortable to wear ; Interchangeable straps ; Heart rate tracking ; Accurate activity tracking ; Great sleep tracking ; Good week-long battery life ; Great app platform

Not much cheaper than more capable Charge 2 ; Lacks a few features like Guided Breathing ; No option to start a workout from device ; No waterproofing ; No altimeter

The Alta is by far the most stylish Fitbit thanks to its slim body and interchangeable straps. Add heart-rate tracking and improved sleep tracking and the Alta HR steps things up to a notable degree.

2017-04

Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Fitbit Alta HR review

 

It's got a new heart-rate sensor, but is the Alta HR still a tracker's delight?

Exercise auto-tracking is excellent ; Heart-rate tracking adds depth to stats ; Sleep tracking has promise ; Small and discrete

Not water-resistant ; Screen can be unresponsive ; Lacks an altimeter and guided breathing

A fine all-rounder with excellent autopilot tracking, but the Alta HR falls just short of greatness

2017-04

Expert review by : Luke Johnson (techradar.com)

Fitbit Alta HR review

 

A Fitbit Alta but with a hearty upgrade

Slim, comfortable design ; On-point steps counting ; Accurate heart rate reader

Screen slightly unresponsive ; Not the most dynamic sports tracker ; Display difficult to read in bright light

With the Alta HR, Fitbit has taken what was already a solid activity tracker, and made it better. It’s not flash, it’s not elaborate, but it is slick and with its newly added heart rate tracking skills it's a more well-rounded fitness companion for...

2018-06

Product Specifications

Design

Band colour:Black / Coral / Grey / Pink gold / Red
Band material:Elastomer
Band size:L / S
Certification:2014/53/EU, FCC, CE
Colour of product:Black / Black, Stainless Steel / Coral / Coral, Stainless steel / Fucsia, Stainless steel / Grey / Grey, Stainless steel / Pink gold / Red, Stainless steel
Control type:Touch
Device Type:Wristband activity tracker
Housing material:Glass, Stainless steel / Stainless steel
Splash proof:Y
Wrist size:140 - 170 / 170 - 206
Wrist size range:140 - 170 / 170 - 206

Display

Display Type:OLED
Touchscreen:Y

Features

Band size:L / S
Brand compatibility:Fitbit
Colour of product:Black / Blue, Grey / Brown / Coral / Indigo / Lavender / Purple
Compatibility:Alta HR, Alta
Compatible products:Alta HR, Alta
Material:Elastomer / Leather
Quantity:1

Operational conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 9144
Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 45
Storage temperature (T-T):-20 - 60

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Manual:Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Active minutes:Y
Alarm Clock:Y
Belt clip:Y
Brand compatibility:Universal
Caller ID:Y
Calories burned:Y
Display: Yes
Distance traveled:Y
Distance travelled:Y
Eat & drink:N / Y
Heart rate monitor:Y
Hours slept:Y
Memory capacity:30
Motion sensor:Y
Pedometer:Y
Personal goals:Y
Quality of sleep:Y
Vibrating motor:Y
Workout tracking:N / Y

Ports & interfaces

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.0 LE
Connectivity Technology:Wired/Wireless / Wireless
PC connected:Y
USB connector type:MICRO-USB
Wi-Fi:Y

Power

Battery Life:7
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Charging source:USB
Charging Time:2
Standby time:2

System requirements

Mac compatibility:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard
Mobile operating systems supported:Android, iOS / Android, Windows 10 Mobile, iOS

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:23
Width:15
Wrist size range:140 - 170 / 170 - 206