Fitbit Alta HR, Fitness Tracker

Fitbit Alta HR Fitness TrackerFitbit Alta HR, The Silver Geek
Sizes: S,  XL
Weighs 16 ounces
Comes in 6 Colors


  • Adjustable Strap (which can be changed)
  • Auto sleep detection. (showing how long you spent in the three stages of sleep)
  • A community where family, friends and other members can participate in challenges)
  • Clear OLED display.  Tap to see your stats
  • Customizable display
  • Pure Pulse heart rate tracking
  • Reminders to move
  • Smart Track Technology (detects your workouts)
  • Syncs to selected devices (Most Android and Apple devices)
  • Tracks calories burned in a day
  • Tracks your daily steps.  Measures your distance in miles or kilometers.

My Review

I love my tracker. I bought mine for $119.99. It is a sleek design than my previous Fitbit Charge. I was able to put on a leather band, which I prefer over the silicone band that comes with it.

It motivates me to reach my step goal. I like the distance tracker; it totals my steps into miles.  I feel more accomplished seeing my miles.

It’ll also show me my resting heart rate as well as my exercise heart rate. While hiking, I try to get my heart rate up to 135.  This heart rate was suggested by my doctor.

You can set it up to wake you gently (vibrates) in the morning.  You can set what alarms you want.  I set mine up to remind me when to take my medicine twice a day.  Tells me it’s time for a walk with my dog, and when to feed him.  Lets me know it’s time to wind down for my bedtime.  Not only can you customize your alarms, but your display as well.

You can also track how many calories you’ve burned.

I didn’t realize how much I relied on these reminders. I work from home, and I tend to get so absorbed in what I’m doing, that time slips on by.  I work from home, and my alarms keep me on track. That, alone, makes this tracker a big plus, for me.

I do not use it to track workouts.  My workout is walking or hiking.  So I can not attest to how well or accurate it is.

Speaking of accuracy, the Fitbit isn’t perfect. My husband said that he would sometimes record steps when he’s driving.  For me, that’s not a deal-breaker, because I still strive to make my goal, where without it, I know I wouldn’t.

A friend told me that if you read the directions that come with the Fitbit Alta HR, your heart rate does record accurately,  during workouts, but you need have to read the instructions!  I believe this, cause if I eat chocolate, BOOM–heart rate will rise. LOL

If you turn the Bluetooth on, on your smartphone, you will receive your texts and calls! It’ll buzz when you get a text or call and will scroll the message across the screen or show you who is calling.  I do not use this feature because turning on the Bluetooth will drain my phone.  But my husband does it.  And besides the text and calls, he also gets notifications from his calendar.

My battery lasts about six days. And I have it set up where it vibrates when my battery is low. I also have it set, where I can see my battery level on my watch display.  I can plug it in at bedtime, and in the morning, it is good to go.


  • Reasonably easy to set up.
  • Looks good on.
  • Tap watch to get all the stats that you’ve set up.
  • I love the alarms, especially those that remind me to move.
  • I can customize my alarms and set them to suit my life.
  • I enjoy the Fitbit community, where you can join in on challenges.  You can invite friends, family, and other community members to join you in those challenges.  Or make your own challenges as well.
  • With my Fitbit app, I can access exercise videos and literature to keep you on track with your fitness.
  • I can sync my Fitbit tracker to other fitness apps.  It syncs to My Fitness Pal app.
  • It makes me aware of my moving, what I eat, etc.


  • My Fitbit Alta HR is not waterproof. Not a real big issue for me, unless I’m going to the beach.  I can attest to this, as I forgot to remove my Fitbit, and went into the ocean, and my Fitbit did not survive.
  • Also, it would be nice if the vibration was a little more intense. I don’t always feel it when it goes off to wake me up in the morning.

My Final Thoughts

All in all, I am satisfied with my Fitbit Alta HR fitness tracker. It was worth the money. I bought my husband the Fitbit Charger 2 HR, and he only takes it off to charge. It pushes him to reach his step goal, which he usually reaches every single day!!!

If you’re looking for a fitness tracker, I highly recommend this tracker. If you’re genuinely into fitness, you may not suit your needs.

My rating is 8 out of 10.


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