Fitbit Alta vs Fitbit Charge
Track your steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity & stationary time. Get instant access to your stats, the time and smartphone notifications on the slim OLED display. Easily customize your Fitbit Alta tracker with different metal, leather or classic bands that fit your personal style.
An advanced wristband to elevate every day. Track steps, distance, calories burned, floors climbed & active minutes. See daily stats, time of day & Exercise Mode on the OLED display. See incoming call notifications when your phone is nearby. Monitor your sleep automatically & wake with a silent alarm. Sync stats wirelessly & automatically to leading smartphones and computers. Get continuous, automatic, wrist-based heart rate & simplified heart rate zones (with Fitbit Charge HR)
Latest news about Fitbit Alta and Fitbit Charge:
06.03.17. Fitbit adds heart rate monitoring to its Alta line and improves sleep tracking. Fitbit has updated its popular Alta tracker. The Alta HR is an update to last year’s Alta, a well designed piece of hardware that has since grown into the second-best fitness tracker (behind the company’s higher-end Charge 2). The biggest addition is heart rate monitoring that bumps the price up by $20 to $149. The company is also announcing updates to its sleep tracking, which take advantage of the aforementioned heart rate monitoring to differentiate sleep states, including light, deep and REM. It’s a marked increase over Fitbit’s existing sleep tracking, which relies on the on-board accelerometer to gauge how much a wearer moves during the night. That manner of tracking paints a picture of sleep length, but offers little in the way of quality. The company adds that it will also be harnessing the three billion hours of sleep it’s logged from users to better tailor sleep recommendations in much the way it does with fitness goals.
04.01.17. Fitbit integrates with virtual reality bikes. Fitbit is rolling out new integrations to its top-selling fitness trackers. Peleton, a stationary bike company that offers live streaming classes, will feature Fitbit integration, letting users track their progress on the bike with their wearable, including a full post-workout break down. Ditto for VirZOOM, the indoor VR bike that we tried out at E3 last year, so users can track all of the time they’ve spent peddling around as a Pegasus or tank. Data collected includes distance pedaled (or, one assumes, miles flown in the case of the flying horse), workout time and calories burned. The partnerships will be on display this week at CES.
29.08.16. Fitbit unveiled waterproof Flex 2 and smarter Charge 2. Fitbit is updating two of its most popular fitness trackers - the new waterproof Flex 2 and heart rate-tracking Charge 2. With the $150 Charge 2, Fitbit redesigned its Charge HR with a larger display that makes the tracker look and feel more like a fitness watch. The Charge's fitness-tracking abilities have also been upgraded with new features that are able to record specific types of workouts, like weightlifting, runs, bike rides and interval sessions, and the tracker will automatically recognize some types of activities like yoga and running. If the Charge 2 is more fitness tracker than you need, Fitbit is also releasing a new version of its smallest tracker, the $99.95 Flex 2. It became much slimmer and water-resistant (at depths up to 164-feet). Like the Flex before it, the Flex 2 eschews a traditional display in favor of a series of LED lights that indicate your progress throughout the day.
28.10.14. Fitbit unveiled fitness wristbands Charge, Charge HR and fitness watch Surge. Fitbit unveiled three new devices: the Fitbit Charge (a reboot of the Fitbit Force), the Fitbit Charge HR (which comes with heart-rate monitoring) and the Fitbit Surge, a device specialized for runners (with some smartwatch capabilities). The Fitbit Charge ($129.95, launching in mid-November) is the replacement to the Fitbit Force, but it also added a feature to track sleeping without needing to put it in sleep mode. The Fitbit Charge HR is nearly the same as standard Fitbit Charge but it comes with continuous heart rate tracker, that adds $20 to the price. And Fitbit Surge is a fitness smartwatch, which comes with continuous heart-rate monitoring, built-in GPS, sleep analysis activity tracking and promises up to 7 days of battery life on a charge. The Fitbit Surge will launch in early 2015 for $249.95.