67points

Fitbit Alta HR

82points

Microsoft Band

Fitbit Alta HR
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Microsoft Band
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57 facts in comparison

Fitbit Alta HR vs Microsoft Band

Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band
67
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82
points

Why is Fitbit Alta HR better than Microsoft Band?

  • Detects activities
  • Has exercise tagging
  • Has inactivity alerts
  • Tracks calorie intake
  • 3.8mm narrower
    15.2mmvs19mm
  • 16.1MB smaller app size (iOS app)
    14MBvs30.1MB
  • Has social features
  • Has barcode scanner on app

Why is Microsoft Band better than Fitbit Alta HR?

  • Automatically syncs
  • Has a stopwatch
  • Has GPS
  • Compatible with RunKeeper
  • Compatible with MyFitnessPal
  • Monitors perspiration
  • Is compatible with Windows Phone
  • Has coaching

Top specs and features

Design

1.Is dustproof and water resistant
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

Dustproof/water resistant at depth equal to or greater than 1 meter.

For example

Fitbit Ace 2

2.Has a display
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

3.sweat resistant
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

4.has a touch screen
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

5.width

15.2mm

19mm

Best

Misfit Ray

12mm

6.Watch band is replaceable
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The watch band is removable and can be replaced by any standard watch band of the correct size, allowing you to customise it to your liking.

Sensors

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

2.has an accelerometer
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

3.has GPS
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

4.Monitors perspiration
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The device can measure the level of perspiration on your skin, indicating the level of intensity of your workouts.

Activity tracking

1.Provides activity reports
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

Your activity data is analysed to give you reports, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see how active you have been and to help you make improvements.

2.Tracks your sleep
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

It can track your sleep, such as how long you sleep for and the quality.

3.Detects activities
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The device automatically detects when you start an activity such as jogging, saving you from entering it manually at a later time.

4.Provides sleep reports
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

Your sleep data is analysed to give you a report, available to view through the app or website. This allows you to see the quality of your sleep and to help you make improvements.

5.Has exercise tagging
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

After exercising, you can add details of your workout eg. jogging, swimming, cycling. This enables the device to provide more accurate information, such as the number of calories burnt.

6.Tracks distance
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

It tracks how far you travel.

Connectivity

1.Syncs wirelessly
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The device syncs all of your data wirelessly, without the need for cables.

2.Automatically syncs
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The device automatically syncs your data when in range of your computer or smartphone.

3.Has Bluetooth
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

4.Is compatible with Android
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

5.Is compatible with iOS
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

6.Compatible with RunKeeper
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

RunKeeper is a popular app designed to help you track your fitness activities such as jogging. With a compatible fitness tracker you can sync data between the two services.

Battery

1.battery life

7 days

2 days

With a longer battery life, you don’t have to worry about charging the device as often.

Best

Garmin Vivofit 4 (large)

365 days

2.has a battery level indicator
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a rechargeable battery
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Features

1.Has silent alarm
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The device can wake you using vibration, so as not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room.

2.Has notifications
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

If you get a notification such as a call or message, the device will vibrate on your wrist or make a noise to alert you.

3.Has smart alarm
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

It determines when you are in a light state of sleep and wakes you up within a set period of time before your alarm. This can allow you to wake up feeling fresher and more alert.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Fit

4.Has inactivity alerts
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

The device detects when you have been idle for too long, and alerts you to encourage you to stay active.

5.Has a stopwatch
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

With a stopwatch you can time yourself.

6.Free app
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

Miscellaneous

1.Weather sealed
Fitbit Alta HR
Microsoft Band

Device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures due to any kind of weather.

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