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Pro Slim design
The Alta has a much thinner design, making it less of an eye sore, as well as lighter so it's more comfortable to wear
Pro Large display
For its size, the Alta has a huge display. The display will show steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes and sleep time. You can switch between these by tapping the side of the display (there is no button). The Alta will also vibrate, notifying you of incoming calls, texts, as well as calendar alerts.
Pro Week long battery life
The battery on the Alta can last a full week before you need to recharge it - quite a bit longer than most activity trackers.
Pro Move alerts
The Alta will remind you about your move alerts each hour. By default, it suggests 250 steps each hour and it will vibrate 10 minutes before each hour is over to give you enough time to accomplish the micro-step goal.
Pro Many style options
The Alta itself comes in 4 colors: black, teal, purple and plum
While expensive, you can swap out the band. Classic bands cost $30, leather bands cost $60, and stainless steel bands cost $100.
Con Dim display
The display isn't bright enough to easily view outdoors
Con No GPS or heart rate monitor
The Alta is designed to be more of a passive tracker for the Average Joe as opposed to a complete activity tracker for enthusiasts. There is no GPS or heart rate monitor, so the stats you get are limited to steps, rough distance traveled, estimated calories burned, active minutes, and sleep tracking.
Con Display is off by default
In order to view information on the display, the device must either be double tapped (which can be frustrating to do properly for some), or it is turned on automatically by the appropriate wrist/arm movement for checking the time.
Con The device cannot be used on its own
In order to activate the device for usage, it must be paired with a smartphone and/or PC (through USB dongle), and an account must be registered through Fitbit.