Fitbit improves sleep monitoring in its latest fitness tracker
By Digital News Asia March 10, 2017
- Fitbit’s slimmest wearable constantly monitors heart rate and analyses sleep patterns
- Available from April 2017 and also has a special edition
IT IS already March and you may be struggling with meeting your New Year’s resolutions. Fortunately, Fitbit has introduced a new fitness tracker called the Alta HR that provides insights and guidance on how to stay healthy and motivated in order to achieve wellness goals.
According to Fitbit, the Alta HR is the slimmest wristband on the market. It improves upon the Fitbit Charge 2’s design by reducing the thickness by 25%. The Alta HR continuously tracks your heart rate using the company’s PurePulse heart rate technology.
“The miniaturisation of our PurePulse heart rate technology opens up exciting opportunities for future generations of devices and new form factors,” said Fitbit CEO and co-founder James Park.
It automatically recognises exercise activities like walking, running, cycling, elliptical and aerobic workouts in the Fitbit app using its SmartTrack feature, giving you credit toward your weekly exercise goals.
Staying healthy isn’t just about exercise alone, good sleep patterns also play a part so Fitbit included Sleep Stage, a feature that utilises heart rate variability to better understand your sleep quality.
“Alta HR and these powerful new sleep features demonstrate our continued focus on evolving our innovative technology to deliver deeper, more actionable insights to help our users improve their health,” added Park.
It has a battery life of up to seven days so you don’t have to worry about constantly recharging it at the end of each day.
To top it all off, you also get to stay on top of your messages thanks to its smart notification system.
Alta HR will be from early April 2017 at a suggested retail price of US$164 (RM730) at major online retailers. There is also a Special Edition Alta HR that will cost US$184 (RM820).