Activity tracker Fitbit Alta HR is able to track sleep phase, evaluating heart rate variability

Fitbit continues to hold the leader of the market of wearable electronics, has expanded its range with a new activity tracker. The device is called Alta HR and represents last year’s model, but with the heart rate sensor.

That is, it is the same tracker in the form of a bracelet equipped with a small OLED screen and lacks protection from water. But Fitbit says that Alta HR — the thinnest device of its kind with a heart rate sensor.

But there is the novelty and their own unique feature. This is the first Fitbit tracker, that Sleep Stages. Its essence is that the device monitors your sleep phases, not only due to micro-movements of the hands, as do the rest of the trackers, but also through assessment of heart rate variability. On the basis of the obtained data can give hints for improving sleep quality. In addition to new support for this technology get model Charge 2 and Blaze. But it will only become active this summer.

Other features Alta HR are the same as the model Alta. It’s counting steps, distance, calories, activity tracking and event notification on your paired smartphone. Autonomy is stated at seven days. To buy a new can for $ 150. Replacement bracelets will cost 30, 60 or $ 100 depending on performance.



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