The latest band from Fitbit, The Alta has been released, featuring Fitbit's slimmest design yet with all day activity tracking and Smartmove technology.

The Fitbit Alta is designed with a satin finish, stainless steel body and a line of stylish interchangeable bands in multiple colors so you can find the right style for every occasion.

Fitbit Alta

In addition to automatically tracking your all-day activity, exercise and sleep, it’s equipped with Reminders to Move, nudging you to stay active throughout the day for better health, while providing visual feedback on your progress and keeping you connected with the smart notification.

James Park, CEO of Fitbit said: “Alta features the everyday tracking Fitbit is known for, along with innovative and purpose-built features that push users to do more. Paired with our large, engaged global social community, Alta is an exciting product for everyday users who are looking for a simple way to stay motivated and connected, that also fits with their personal style.”

Fitbit Alta delivers all the most important activity stats you expect from Fitbit right on your wrist, along with new features deliberately designed to make health and fitness tracking easier and more motivating including:

  • Reminders to Move which help you stay active and reduce stationary time. Research shows that your metabolism can slow down after prolonged sitting  and sedentary time is associated with an increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Moving for a few minutes every hour can help you keep your metabolism up and help reduce the negative impacts of sitting.  Using short, positive prompts, Fitbit Alta will encourage you to meet a mini-step goal of 250 steps each hour (approximately 2-3 minutes of walking), and will congratulate you when you achieve the goal. These prompts can be personalized to your schedule and can easily be put on “Do Not Disturb” during long meetings or appointments, ensuring that you only get reminders when wanted.
  • SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition which provides a smarter, easier way to track workouts and see how exercise fits into your daily activity, giving you credit toward your weekly goals by automatically recognising continuous movement activities including walking, running, outdoor biking, elliptical, as well as general categories of aerobic workouts (such as dance classes and cardio-kickboxing) and sports (including basketball, soccer and tennis).
  • Weekly exercise goals in the Fitbit app that encourage you to find and embrace a more consistent fitness routine that works for you. These goals are tracked and displayed in the app on a daily basis, with a weekly goal for the number of days you plan to exercise to help keep you accountable.
  • All-day activity and automatic sleep tracking gives you the foundational real-time health and fitness stats you need to track your progress, stay motivated and keep informed to reach your goals.

Fitbit Alta

“Fitbit Alta will turn heads as our most fashionable device yet. The attractive, versatile design of this new fitness tracker fits seamlessly into daily life – from the gym to the office to a night out,” said James Park , CEO and Co-Founder of Fitbit .

The Fitbit Alta retails at £99.99 and can be purchased here:

Fitbit Alta Review

After reviewing the Fitbit HR we will be putting the new Alta watch through its paces. Are the new move reminders effective? How well does the watch actually detect activity? Is the sleep tracking effective? We will see whether the watch lives up to its name.

Did you know? Alta is Spanish for “high elevated”. Will this watch be a cut above the rest?