Product Comparison: Jawbone UP3 vs Fitbit Alta


General Specifications
Brand
Jawbone
Fitbit
Model
UP3
Alta
Origin
China
China
About the product
Wearing a tracker can change your life. And we've made UP3™ so lightweight, comfortable and stylish, you'll never want to take it off. Over time, the benefits of tracking your sleep, activities and heart health will become second nature.
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 8 colors)
Black
Heart rate monitor
Yes
Battery life
7 days
5 days
What customers say about "Key Specs"
 
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
Weight
5.6 oz.
1.1 oz.
Size(s)
Small: 5.9-6.1, Medium: 6.1-7.1, Large: 7.1-7.87 in.
Small: 5.5 - 6.7, Large: 6.7 - 8.1, XL: 8.1 - 9.3 in.
Material
Anodized aluminum
Elastomer
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
 
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
Smart Coach, advanced sensors, you can post your activity, sleep, and food summaries through Facebook and Twitter
SmartTrack Automatically recognizes select activities and records them in the exercise section of the Fitbit app.
Package
USB charging cable
Wireless sync dongle, Charging cable
OS compatibility
iOS, Android
Mac, iOS, Android, Windows
Protection
Rain, splash and sweat-resistant
Rain, splash and sweat-resistant
Bluetooth
4.0
4.0
Accelerometer
Yes
Yes
Display
LED
OLED
Product benefits
Food Logging. The UP App stores menu items for thousands of places. You get a food score that helps you evaluate your nutrition.
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.
Altimeter
No
Vibration motor
Yes
Control
Sensor
What customers say about "Details"
 
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
Calories burned monitoring
Yes
Yes
Sleep quality tracking
Yes
Yes
Step counting
Yes
Yes
Distance covered
Yes
What customers say about "Body Metrics"
 
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
Inactivity reminder
Yes
Alarm signals
Yes
Yes
Caller ID
Yes
Warranty / Certifications
Certifications
FCC, CE
CE
Manufacturer warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)

Jawbone UP3

Fitbit Alta

Other Information
MSRP
129.95 $
Rating
Ebay
4.7
4.7
Walmart
3.2
3.9
Amazon
2.7
3.9
Bestbuy
4.5
Site manufacturer
4.3

Jawbone UP3

Fitbit Alta


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