I’ve been waiting to get one of these since it was released. Seriously, this is one of the best looking trackers out there. I would say some of Jawbone’s take the cake on looks, but I’m a diehard Fitbit-er (feel free to add me: [email protected]). All my friends have a Fitbit, if they have a tracker at all, and I love the challenges with friends and badges that let you challenge yourself.
Well, my Fitbit Flex finally bit the dust. It was only holding a charge for maybe a day, two if I was lucky, and the Alta was just so much more attractive. So, I bit the bullet. I even bought the blush leather band to go with it, since it was more fitting to wear to work (at an accounting firm). The bands were 25% off for the Father’s Day sale (don’t worry, I saved some cash for the actual father’s day gift) and after I talked to Fitbit support, who was super helpful, I got a Fitbit replacement discount since mine was out of warranty.
I debated between the navy and the purple band, but since I have the blush leather band for more fashionable wear, I got the fun-looking purple. I wouldn’t say that the leather bands are worth full price, but since it was on sale and it really does look better, I figured I would wear the band enough to make the purchase worth it.
Overall, I’m impressed. It’s harder to put on than the Flex, amazingly enough, but it means it won’t fall off. Unfortunately, it’s not waterproof, so I won’t be wearing it swimming or in the shower, but it is “splash-proof” which means it’s fine with sweat and washing my hands. Aka, it’s really good for everyday wear. Besides, Fitbit was never that great at tracking swimming and I always take my bracelets off when I get in the shower, so this didn’t seem like a large hinderance for me.
Another bonus, I love this charger. I know that sounds really weird. But I was tired of taking the Flex out of the band to charge it. This one is just a little clip-on and I can leave my tracker in the bracelet!
Here are some pictures of my initial unboxing!
What are some of your favorite fitness trackers and apps?
|Example of the blush leather band|