Remember when I blogged about the Fitbit Blaze? I mentioned my love for the Fitbit brand and all the incredible features of the Blaze. I followed that up with a post on the Fitbit App and all the fun things you could do with it. Well, now I’m adding to the Fitbit fanaticism because I’ve found the best of the bunch: The Fitbit Alta.
I like being able to track my exercise at gym but, more importantly for me, is tracking my day to day activity and ensuring I get reminders to move as well as the ability to track my sleep (because I’m really bad at getting enough shut eye!). I have one major downfall though: I have a love of gorgeous watches and accessories. I love classic watches, rings and bracelets. I feel a bit naked when I leave the house without anything on my arms.
Donning a Fitbit Blaze is great to track my activity and workouts but not so great when I want to glam up a bit, or even funk up a bit, for my day. It looks like a watch, acts like a watch and has to be worn like a watch. Which is why I’m some what obsessed with the Fitbit Alta now. It still tracks my day to day activity (and auto tracks exercise when I forget) and sleep regime. It still sends me text message notifications AND it also reminds me to move when I’ve been sitting at my desk for too long. But, the best part? It looks like a bracelet.
It’s slim, sleek and sexy
Those are my three go to words when describing gadgets – if I’m using them you know I’m a fan. I’m definitely a fan of the Fitbit Alta for that very reason. It is functional while still easily allowing me to wear a watch (for aesthetic reasons only) and I can mix it up with a host of bracelets and rings.
It also has a variety of accessory bands
Here’s where the rad part comes in. The Fitbit Alta has a host of accessory bands that you can purchase. This really allows you to turn it from gym companion to fashion accessory. I have two bands: a bright turquoise fitness type band made from a plastic and then a very light pink band with a leather type finish. Depending on my outfit and my activities I can change the band up to suit. I use the Turquoise one for fun days out or more funky outfit choices while my pale pink band is specifically for a more formal or glam look.
The Fitbit Alta is now an accessory you can wear with anything
The bands vary in cost depending the finish you want and the Alta retails for R2499 from the iStore – and that price includes the device and a band. Considering how my band is literally strapped to my arm now the price is completely justified. I’m in love with this little wearable!
Disclosure: I was gifted with a Fitbit Alta and a spare band.
Photos courtesy of Megan Perks