Today Fitbit announced the launch of their latest heart rate monitoring fitness tracker wearable, the Alta HR, which builds upon what they did last year with the Alta wearable by adding in heart rate monitoring.

Alta HR also features a slimmer and compact version of FitBit’s PurePulse technology, which you will find in devices such as the Charge 2, allowing it to monitor your heart rate, while retaining the same design as the original Alta at just 15mm wide.

That makes it one of the slimmest fitness trackers available that also features heart rate monitoring.

But that’s not all, Alta HR also features improved sleep tracking with the ability to track light sleep, deep sleep, and REM data, as well as the ability to provide tips on reaching your goals.

Aside from that, Alta HR will still be able to track steps counted, distance travelled, calories burned, and active minutes, along with SmartTrack technology for automatic exercise recognition and Reminders to Move.

It can also show call, text, and calendar alerts on the inbuilt 1.4-inch OLED display. And all of this comes with a 7-day battery life according to FitBit.

Like the original Alta, the Alta HR will have interchangeable straps, and if you are upgrading, you will also be able to use those old Alta straps with the new HR.

The Fitbit Alta HR will be available from April for £129.99.

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