I got a Fitbit Alta this week as an early birthday gift and it’s really cool!
It’s much slimmer than my previous pedometer/watch (Max) and looks like a bracelet. It has a larger display than the other fitbits and it can show time/date/day of the week, steps, distance, calories, and active minutes with a tap to cycle through this info. The display also lights up so that I can read the time in the dark. As someone who is horribly near sighted, this has become a great way to check the time during the night. As an alternative to turning on the display with a double tap, the display shows the time when I turn my wrist to look at the display, a very natural gesture for looking at the time already.
What I love most is that it buzzes when I get a call or text! When I get a text, it shows the sender’s name and the message scrolls across the display. With a call, it scrolls the caller’s name 3 times. I often don’t hear my text alerts when my phone is in my purse or when it’s set on do not disturb, so I love this!
As the reviews say, it’s difficult to do the clasp at first, but this got easier after just a day. It was also hard to figure out the tap and double tap to see the display at first, but I quickly got the hang of it.