Product Comparison: Fitbit Charge HR vs Fitbit Alta


General Specifications
Brand
Fitbit
Fitbit
Model
Charge HR
Alta
Origin
China
China
About the product
Make every beat count with Charge HR—a high-performance wristband with automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking right on your wrist.
Motivation is your best accessory with Fitbit Alta—a customizable fitness tracker designed to fit your personal style.
Key Specs
Type
Wristband
Wristband
Color
Black (and also available in 5 colors)
Black
Heart rate monitor
Yes
Battery life
5 days
5 days
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
  • The battery lasts for 4 days of constant usage.
  • The heart rate monitor is nice when I'm looking at how many calories I burned.
  • I love that it has a constant heart rate monitor and calorie count! I have it synced with MyFitnessPal and it works great!
  • Shortish battery life, only lasts a few days
  • The fundamental issue with this device is also that the heart-rate measurement is not accurate.
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
  • Battery life is amazing - it lasts about a week without having to charge.
  • Battery life is amazing! I can usually go for about a week before I need to charge it
  • The battery life, for me, lasts approximately a week. It takes maybe an hour to charge.
  • Doesn't keep track of your heart rate.
  • One down side - the Alta does not track heart rate.
Size & Weight
Size(s)
Small: 5.4 - 6.2, Large: 6.2 - 7.6, X-large: 7.6 - 8.7 in.
Small: 5.5 - 6.7, Large: 6.7 - 8.1, XL: 8.1 - 9.3 in.
Material
Elastomer
Elastomer
Weight
1.1 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
  • The band is small and stylish.
  • The design of the watch makes it very comfortable and very fashionable. I am able to wear it with anything.
  • The material is very soft to the skin and it doesn't cause any discomfort at all
  • The only downfall about the Fitbit is the its is only water resistant , not water proof.
  • Only down fall is it's NOT WATERPROOF.Other than that the product is great!!
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
  • I love the slim design of the Alta. I like how it looks less clumsy and bulky on my wrist than the HR.
  • The slim design is perfect for my small wrists.
  • DURABILITY - this is the most durable fitness tracker I've had. It shows no wear after weeks of use
  • The charger seems insanely fragile for something that will be needed every 2-3 days to keep your unit going.
  • As usual the wrist band style is not secure. Fitbit is great, but if you at all active, buy one with a bucke strap. So far I have lost three.
Details
Features
Exercise Tracking, Record workouts in Exercise Mode, then see detailed workout summaries on your smartphone.
SmartTrack Automatically recognizes select activities and records them in the exercise section of the Fitbit app.
Package
Wireless sync dongle, Charging cable
Wireless sync dongle, Charging cable
OS compatibility
Mac, iOS, Android, Windows
Mac, iOS, Android, Windows
Protection
Rain, splash and sweat-resistant
Rain, splash and sweat-resistant
Altimeter
Yes
No
Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
Vibration motor
Yes
Yes
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Display
OLED
OLED
Control
Button
Sensor
Product benefits
You can wear Alta in the shower, but we recommend rinsing and drying it afterwards because it's best for your skin if the band stays clean and dry.
What customers say about "Details"
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
  • The stair tracker is slightly off, but I like being able to see the calorie count, heart rate, clock, and number of steps taken at the touch of a button.
  • I love the way it alerts me when my phone rings when I am busy and would otherwise not hear it. It displays on your wrist who is calling and vibrates
  • Good tracker so far.I like the display on, on flicking/turning the hand feature.
  • It's awesome!!It also has the ability to set silent alarms and it tells you when someone is calling your cell phone!
  • The most value is in the fact that it collects data 24 hours a day, but the LED and the accelerometer are pretty inaccurate
  • Bluetooth is on 24/7 - You cannot switch it off! I bought one and the discovered that there is no way to turn the Bluetooth transmitter off.
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
  • The call vibrating feature is amazing because for some reason I can never hear my phone ringing.
  • The accelerometer works well when you angle the watch up to your face to see the time
  • I love the new screen, it is resilient to scratches and the displays are clear with a lot more display options than the Charge HR
  • The alta is not waterproof so you have to take it off every time you hit the shower or pool
  • Sometimes the syncing with my Alta and smartphone isn't instant. I mean it takes more than 3 minutes.
  • The only con is that the Alta doesn't have an altimeter, heart-rate tracker, and isn't fully water proof (as with most wearables).
Body Metrics
Distance covered
Yes
Yes
Calories burned monitoring
Yes
Yes
Sleep quality tracking
Yes
Yes
Step counting
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Body Metrics"
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity Wristband
  • Got it for my 83 year old dad. His walking distance increased as he is encouraged by the instant feedback of his Fitbit.
  • It tracks your daily water intake, your weight, your hourly activity, your sleep patterns, your distance, calories burned, your active minutes, constant heart rate, your exercise mode, has a stopwatch, and even a relaxation assistant.
  • The addition of the app allows me to track my caloric intake against the calories I've burned all in hopes of shedding a few pounds.
  • I love my Fitbit! It syncs all of my activity, tracts sleep and heart rate! Super easy to use
  • The heart rate, sleep, milage, step counting and
  • Since I own a treadmill and an exercise bike that can measure distance and heart rate more accurately the fitbit is a disappointment.
Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker
  • You can either tap the screen OR just turn your wrist down & then up and it shows the time, distance, steps, etc
  • Has an idle alert, so every hour, it vibrates and says "get moving, only 100 more steps", to get you to be more active--and believe me! THat helps when you have an office job!
  • I'm actually using more of the functions than I thought I would, including the calorie intake tracker
  • I can view text messages, calories burned, steps, miles walked, and minutes for increased activity. The app works great
  • The Alta is not accurate when it comes to steps and calories burned. It might look sleek but if you're looking for a serious fitness tracker pass on this one!
  • VERY inaccurate step and calorie measurements.
  • I don't think it tracks my sleep or my steps accurately. I also wish that Fitbit gave more details about quality of sleep rather than if you're awake, asleep, or restless.
Functions
Caller ID
Yes
Yes
Alarm signals
Yes
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
Other Information
FAQ
Reviews
Product manuals
Manufacturer link
MSRP
129.95 $
Rating
Newegg
3.0
Overstock
4.5
Ebay
4.0
4.7
Walmart
4.2
3.9
Amazon
3.5
3.9
Bestbuy
4.5
Site manufacturer
4.3

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