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Fitbit Alta HR launches as the world’s slimmest fitness band with continuous heart rate monitoring

By Team Feedbaac

A good news for all the fitness-conscious users out there. Fitbit has officially unveiled a new fitness tracker called the Alta HR, as an update to the previous Alta that was released in 2016. It happens so that Fitbit has been listening to their user feedback, and one of them was the ability to continuously track your heart beat with the Alta.

The company had to shrink down the heart rate sensor in order to integrate it to the slim-looking Alta HR. Fitbit claims that the Alta HR can last up to a week on a single charge. The device also features a tap-sensitive OLED display, and can also track the number of steps and sleep patterns, in which this data will get synced with your smartphone. Speaking of sleeping, the device is capable of providing a detailed review of your sleep patterns with its features called the Sleep Stages and Sleep Insights.

"Alta HR and these powerful new sleep features demonstrate our continued focus on evolving our innovative technology to deliver deeper, more actionable insights to help our users improve their health,” said James Park, Co-founder and CEO of Fitbit. “The miniaturization of our PurePulse heart rate technology opens up exciting opportunities for future generations of devices and new form factors. Our advances in sleep will provide millions of users around the globe accessibility to invaluable insights that previously could be obtained only through expensive lab tests.”

The new Fitbit Alta HR is almost 25% slimmer than the Fitbit Charge 2. While the local availability of the device is not known, for now, the Fitbit Alta HR will be priced at $150 (AED 550).