Well this past 2 weeks have been tough on me in terms of fighting off my illness. Just when I have started to feel better my Fitbit decides to malfunction and quit syncing. I guess that goes with technology. I did call for tech support, they offered me 25% off a new one purchased from Fitbit. After checking out their website I decided that the Fitbit Alta was the one for me. It is just so beautiful and has many features.
I am also a fan of the Charge HR which has more of a watch style clasp. I did lose my first Fitbit so clasp security is important to me. After I lost the Fitbit Flex I called tech support and asked if there way anyway that I could locate my lost tracker. They suggested that I used the Bluetooth, but it would no sync so it was obviously out of range. I was so lucky that they sent me a replacement, I went from the saddest to the happiest girl all in about an hour. I needed a way to secure my Flex. I went online and was lucky to find that their is a product called Bitbelt that adds security so that your Fitbit or any other wearable will never fall off again. I have no clue why Fitbit won’t change their clasps, okay maybe I do, people will just buy another. People who use Fitbits just love them. There are challenges that you can enter with friends who have Fitbits.
I did find this chart that compared the two that I was interested in but the more I think about it I don’t think that I need to know my heart rate, in fact I would probably obsess over it haha. I did find a complete comparison of the Alta vs Charge HR.
|FITBIT ALTA||FITBIT CHARGE HR|
|Price||$129.95 from Fitbit||$149.95 from Fitbit|
|Color||Black, plum, blue, teal||Black, plum, blue, teal, tangerine|
|All-day activity tracking||Yes||Yes|
|Heart rate monitoring||No||Yes|
|Battery life||Up to 5 days||Up to 5 days|
|Buy on Amazon|
My friend just returned from Costa Rica and was heart broken that her Fitbit disappeared from her hotel room. She was also offered the 25% off. I think she will be going with the Alta as well, but the heart breaking part is that it is not available until end of March.
The next challenge I am having is joining an online community for healthy eating, one of the sign up questions that I came across on SparkPeople was about pregnancy. Surprise I am pregnant which has thrown off my whole eating plan. I usually drink a Herbalife protein shake or 2 a day and now I have focused on getting my nutrition from food. I did find a community at Baby Center but I am finding that they are focusing on other things beside nutrition.. So My search continues!!