Congratulations on your purchase of a Fitbit Alta HR! You made a great selection, as it won the 2017 Wearable of the Year and Wareable's fitness tracker of the year. Or, maybe you haven't quite pulled the trigger on that purchase yet. We've put together some information on the benefits of a Fitbit tracker, in case you're still on the fence. Whether you have a Fitbit or are contemplating buying one, it's important to know how to make the most out of your device. Check out the tips and tricks below to navigate through your new tech-improved lifestyle.
Is This Thing On?The Fitbit Alta HR has the amazing feature of measuring your heart rate -- if it's worn correctly. In order for it to accurately read your pulse, wear it on the arm you use the least. If you're right-handed, wear it on your left wrist and vice versa. This is because general movement from your dominant arm can affect data. Let your tracker know which arm is wearing the band. Set this by doing the following:
- Go to your account
- Hit "Alta HR"
- Choose left or right arm for "handedness" and "wrist"
Set Heart Rate to AutoYou can maximize the features of your Fitbit Alta HR by putting the heart rate setting on auto. To do this, go to your account, select "Alta HR" and then choose "heart rate." The more consistently your heart rate is measured, the more precisely your Fitbit can monitor your lifestyle. Your burned calories, spikes in heart rate when exercising, and sleep patterns will be recorded more effectively.
Choose Your DisplayEveryone wants to see something a little different when glancing at their Fitbit Alta HR. For instance, many people like keeping the battery icon on the face of their tracker as you can see how much power you have throughout the day. A low battery image indicates about 24 hours of power left. You can arrange your display icons from the Fitbit app by choosing "customize display" from the account settings. To arrange your stats, touch and hold the three grey lines of each icon and drag them in the order you like.
ChargingKnow how to correctly charge your fitness band:
- Plug the cord into a USB port on your computer
- Attach the other end of the cord to your Fitbit
- Be sure to align the pins with the three circles
Enable MobileTrackWe all leave electronics at home or at work -- it's inevitable! If you don't want to go a day without your Fitbit stats, use the MobileTrack feature. MobileTrack allows your phone to step in and do the monitoring until you can get to your Fitbit. It's not quite as precise as the Fitbit Altra HR, but it's a great substitution to help you stay on track. To set up MobileTrack:
- Go to your account
- Hit "set up a device"
- Choose "MobileTrack"