I love my Fitbit. I’ve had one since the activity tracker first came out and I wear it almost every day. What I love most is that it keeps me thinking about how much I move and how much I sleep. The Fitbit Alta HR is even better. It’s better because it has a heart rate monitor.
I was given a Fitbit Alta HR two weeks ago at a workout event with Fitbit and celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak. To hear my interview with Harley, check out the MomsLA Podcast.
I’ve worn it every day and night since and I love it. In fact, I love it so much we want to share one with you. We’re giving away one Fitbit Alta HR with a fuscia band to celebrate Mother’s Day. Giveaway details are in the Rafflecopter below.
I already had a Fitbit Alta, but the new Fitbit Alta HR tracks my heart rate during workouts, when I sleep and the rest of the day when I’m sitting at my computer or picking up my kids. I’ve been waiting for this feature for years. Tracking your heart rate is a great way to monitor the effectiveness of your workouts. Way back in the day when I was running all the time, I had a heart rate monitor that I would strap on to my chest. It was uncomfortable and I hated wearing it. The Fitbit Alta HR is small and cute with interchangeable bands. All of the Fitbit Alta bands fit on the new HR (the charger is different, however). I bought a couple of really cute and inexpensive metal bracelets on Amazon for days when I’m not working out, but still want to wear my Fitbit (which is all the time). I picked a Fitbit with an orange band and an extra gray leather band. The new bands are much better, in my opinion, because they buckle on instead of snapping on like the old Alta.
The heart rate feature helps keep better track of how many hours are spent restfully sleeping by recording the amount of time I’m in light, deep or REM stages of sleep. It was enlightening (disturbing) to see how much I’m not sleeping. I had an idea, but I’m spending much more time restless than I thought I was or would like to like be. Knowing this has led me to make a few changes, which include exercising more regularly and watching what I’m eating and drinking at night.
It not only helps me monitor sleep, it helps me get out of my chair. The Fitbit gives little push notifications to tell me that I need to move around if I’ve been sitting down too long. I admit that sometimes I don’t love this feature because I know that I’ve been sitting on my butt too long, but I have to finish whatever I’m working on. It does, however, make me think about it and try to squeeze in a walk when I can. I do like the feature where it syncs with iPhone and gives me my text messages and lets me know who is calling.
I honestly do love my Fitbit and think it’s worth the $129 dollars. It’s a good product and Fitbit has great customer service. Details on the giveaway are below. You must live in the United States to win and the winner will be announced on Mother’s Day. Good luck!
Disclosure: I was given a Fitbit Alta HR and an extra band for review purposes and one Fitbit Alta HR to give away. All opinions are my own.