The new Fitbit Blaze has received a lot of attention recently, and rightly so. At $199.95, it is a cool hundred dollars cheaper than the least expensive Apple Watch. Ultimately, it is the perfect smartwatch for those for whom tracking fitness is the primary goal.
But what about the Fitbit Alta, the company’s other new product? The Fitbit Alta is the design for passionate Fitbit fans looking for something that is both stylish and functional. It doesn’t look like a smartwatch, but that’s a good thing. Slim and sleek, the Alta has the benefit of not standing out, and it’s the first Fitbit that can really pull off being a fashion accessory. It does, however, still display text messages and incoming phone calls (as well as your fitness data), like the Blaze or any other smartwatch on the market.
The Fitbit Alta has other advantages for those looking to upgrade their wristwear. Because of its longer battery life, you won’t have to take it off to charge more than once a week. The Alta also features a new “remind to move” alert that ensures you don’t sit in one place for too long. This helpful addition makes you realize there is more to staying healthy than how many steps you get.
The Fitbit Alta also comes in some nice colors such as plum and teal in addition to black and blue. Its changeable accessory bands also merit significant style points — specifically the leather options in “graphite” and “blush.”
Everybody knows that the worst part about a Fitbit is its clunky shape, and the prior iterations have always stuck out like a sore thumb. The Alta remedies those issues while also providing innovative functionality.
The Blaze is nice, but smartwatches are big and bulky. The slender Alta will certainly get the job done and it happens to not cost as much. What more can you ask for?
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