Fitbit has grown tremendously over the years. Now with more than 10 products, Fitbit has yet again launched a new product with improved sensors and OLED display that shows notifications.
Enter Fitbit Alta. It’s Fitbit’s 12th activity/fitness tracker, and it’s finally available in the Philippines for Php 6,479. It may be bought at Digital Walker, Beyond the Box and select Toby’s Stores nationwide.
What makes Fitbit Alta special and different are its interchangeable accessory bands and ability to auto detect exercises. The latter is made possible through Fitbit’s SmartTrack proprietary technology. Yes, it is cool; and it’s just one of the best things about it. There are also available horizontal and vertical clock faces.
Fitbit trackers aren’t actually complete without the Fitbit app and dashboard. Its compatibility with various mobile and desktop operating system has made Fitbit a superior brand among other similar trackers.
The app allows users to visually track and monitor their progress. Its intuitive user interface is easy to understand, and even has built in social aspects to it. You connect to your friends, and see how they fare and progress. Ideally, this should allow users to be inspired by the progress of their friends, and make themselves encourage to do the same or even better to reach their individual goals.
In case you’re interested to know Fitbit Alta’s technical specifications: it as 3-axis accellerometer, vibration motor, OLED tap display a lithium polymer battery that should last 5 days.
As a tracker, it should function independtly from your smartphone, and keep track of your activity for a maximum of 5 details (in minutes). Daily totals are stored in its memory, but limited only to a maximum of 30 days.
The device isn’t exactly water resistant, however Fitbit clearly noted that it is sweat, rain and splash proof.
Fitbit Alta automatically syncs to computers and mobile devices with a maximum range of 30 feet. Your data is also saved to the cloud, so you can keep track of your progress regardless of device you’re using. It can also monitor and display SMS messages and other notification to its OLED display.
There’s plenty of things you can do with Alta. We cannot wait to try it out ourselves. Fitbit sent us a unit for our review. Be sure to wait for our full review soon.
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of gadgetpilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.