Alta HR, which aims to give fashion-savvy workout warriors an appealing device with better features. It contains a version of Fitbit's PurePulse heart rate monitor technology, previously found in the bulkier Charge 2 band and Blaze smartwatch. 

The Alta HR mostly accomplishes its goals, but it leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to down and dirty fitness tracking. The heart rate monitoring is a welcome addition — but the device doesn't offer much beyond measuring your vitals.  Read more...

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Fitbit’s Alta HR gets caught up between fashion and function

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Fitness trackers have historically been kind of, well, ugly. That changed last year with the Fitbit Alta, a sleek device that compromised a bit on fitness functionality.

The company’s back with an upgrade, the Alta HR, which aims to give fashion-savvy workout warriors an appealing device with better features. It contains a version of Fitbit’s PurePulse heart rate monitor technology, previously found in the bulkier Charge 2 band and Blaze smartwatch. 

The Alta HR mostly accomplishes its goals, but it leaves a bit to be desired when it comes to down and dirty fitness tracking. The heart rate monitoring is a welcome addition — but the device doesn’t offer much beyond measuring your vitals.  Read more…

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