Fitbit Alta HR

The power of heart rate in the world’s slimmest design yet

Reviews

 
  • AngieFounder of YourApparel
    Pros: 

    Great fitness tracker with a lot of metrics

    Cons: 

    Does not include floor tracking

    I love using the Alta HR. It also shows information about your sleep pattern and gives tips on how to improve on sleep. The metrics shown in the app and on the website are very helpful. Unfortunately the Alta HR does not include floor tracking but it's understandable if they have to consider the size of the Alta HR. In addition to this I like the competitions with other users to add that extra motivation.

Discussion

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Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Idea: Fitbit launches a new wearable once every year or less. Have you considered a subscription or "upgrade" program to make it more affordable for people to stay up-to-date, @jeremiahlee?
Brian Weisberg@bmweis · Startup junkie
@rrhoover @jeremiahlee wish I would have waited and not asked my wife for that Charge2 over the holidays. All I want is an activity tracker with heart rate monitoring. That's it.
Bret Prins@bret_prins1 · Web Developer + Coffee Snob
@rrhoover @jeremiahlee Please no more subscription model pricing 😢. LOVE the upgrade program idea though. I'd pay an extra $10-15 at the time of purchase to be opted into that.
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
@bmweis I'm glad to hear that you like what Alta HR has to offer! Maybe consider gifting your Charge 2 and pick up an Alta HR for yourself.
Brian Weisberg@bmweis · Startup junkie
@jeremiahlee give someone a used FitBit. That would be like giving someone my sweaty gym shoes that are partially worn. Wish there were a trade-in program where you could upgrade if your device is <1 yr old.
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
@rrhoover I think Fitbit already does a great job helping its customers stay up-to-date during the physical lifetime of the product. Fitbit has a consistent record of adding and improving features on its hardware products. For example, both Charge 2 and Blaze have received two major updates (not just fixes) since they were introduced. On the software side, Fitbit regularly releases updates to its app that make the data from a Fitbit tracker more useful. For example, the new Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights features announced today with Alta HR will also be available for Blaze and Charge 2. As for cost, Fitbit offers a warranty up to 2 years. Even at 1 year, the devices cost less than a latte a week. I hope that people get at least that much value from the product to consider purchasing a new device when one is released that they find compelling.
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
@bmweis Fitbit devices wash easily and the bands can be replaced. I hope that the Charge 2 continues to be an excellent product for you, independent of Alta HR's release.
Duksh@duksh_kumar
@jeremiahlee @rrhoover am a Surge user - can I ask why has there been no updates for a long time to that product line if am not mistaken - just being curious. Thanks.
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
Fitbit Alta HR is the world’s slimmest wrist-based, continuous heart rate tracking device combining the benefits of PurePulse heart rate technology, automatic exercise recognition, sleep tracking, battery life of up to seven days and smart notifications in a slim, versatile design that is easily customized to fit your style. Fitbit is also introducing two dynamic sleep tools – Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights – that provide deeper insight into your sleep quality and guidance on how to improve, building on its popular sleep features that have empowered millions of people to track their sleep since 2012. Sleep Stages utilizes heart rate variability to estimate the amount of time you spend in light, deep and REM sleep, as well as time awake each night, to better understand your sleep quality. Sleep Insights uses the whole of your Fitbit data to provide personalized guidance on how to improve your sleep for better overall health. Full press release: https://investor.fitbit.com/pres...
Amit superamit Gupta@superamit · Founder, Photojojo
@jeremiahlee Are sleep quality metrics (% of time spent in deep sleep, light sleep, REM) available to IFTTT recipes? I'd like to log this information to a spreadsheet, and it's one area where my UP band falls down.
Jevin Sew@jevinsew · Rails / iOS developer
@jeremiahlee Any chance of seeing a Fitbit foot bracelet? I'm not sure I can wear a wrist one 24 hours a day.
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
@jevinsew If you're not wanting something on your wrist, check out the Fitbit One and Flex 2. They can be worn on your torso. I clipped a One to my pants pocket.
Niv Dror@nivo0o0 · Words @ProductHunt & @AngelList
The world’s slimmest wristband with continuous heart rate monitoring 📊💕
Steven Hambleton@stinhambo · Founder, Emailancer
It says it can auto-detect exercise types, what about swimming? ;)
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
@stinhambo The Fitbit Alta HR is splash-proof, but you shouldn't swim with it. For swim tracking, I recommend the Fitbit Flex 2. You can have multiple trackers sync to your Fitbit account and Fitbit will intelligently switch between which device is being worn.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
If it tracks your exercises, daily step count, AND your sleep... when the heck do you charge this thing?
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
@chrismessina Great question! I charge my Fitbit tracker in my bathroom when I'm showering and getting ready in the morning. I don't get too many steps in that time and 15 minutes daily is enough to have the tracker perpetually charged.
Chris Messina@chrismessina · 🏆 PH Community Member of the Year!
@jeremiahlee great answer! Also, decided to go ahead and buy one. I haven't worn a Fitbit in years, but I like the combination of features in the Alta HR!