It’s getting hilarious at this point. I’ve now had three different Fitbits. They don’t break or anything. I just feel the need to upgrade. Or I buy one and then the next day something new comes out. This time around I upgraded my Alta to an Alta HR. I’ve wanted something with a heart rate monitor but I have small wrists. I don’t want some giant watch looking thing sitting on my arm all day. Other than that, it’s pretty much the same as the standard Alta. It can track exercise, your sleep, and everything else that the other one did. The sleep tracking is more in depth thanks to the HRM. And look, as someone who uses these things I still take everything with a grain of salt. I’m sure it counts steps I don’t take, and I’m sure the HRM is probably a bit off, but that’s fine. It’s giving me something to work with and improve on which is all I’m looking for at this point. I do like that the band on this one is more like a watchband and not where you just press the knob into a slot. It feels much more secure than the normal Alta. I’m horrible at describing this but you know what I mean.
I’ve had this new gadget for about a week now and I really enjoy it. Like I said, it’s not much different than the last one but it’s neat to see my “cardio zone” and the type of sleep I’m getting. I do find myself trying to walk around the office more. Every hour (you can change your settings) from 9am-4pm it will remind me to get at least 250 steps every hour. It’ll vibrate letting me know how many I need to hit that 250. I mean, if it’s getting me off my ass it’s working right? Of course the hard part for me is sticking with it. All it takes it for me to take it off to charge or to take a shower, and every time the chance of me putting it back on drops. But I’m really hoping to make this one stick. I’m looking forward to wearing it during my trip to London. I wore it during softball this past week as well and it was pretty cool to see the stats during that. I have my Xpose class tomorrow and I can’t wait to see how it tracks the workout. I might do a follow up post in a few months once I’ve had it a bit longer.
If you’re in the market for one, Target has them on sale online and in store. I think it’s about $20-$30 off which isn’t much but they don’t go on sale very often. If you’re not near a Target (I cry for you), it looks like Amazon has them on sale as well. I’m not sure what the shipping with Target it, so you might save a few bucks going the Amazon route.
Do you have a fitness tracker? Are you like me and get on it, then forget about it weeks later? Let me know in the comments and have a great weekend!