This post is not sponsored, I received the Fitbit Alta as a Birthday Present from my husband!
A few years ago I reviewed the Fitbit Flex as part of the Verizon Wireless Ambassador program. Ever since I returned it I have been trying to find the perfect fitness tracker for myself. Around Christmas I started getting serious in my research because I knew this year I really wanted to step up my game when it came to my health. I finally decided on the Fitbit Alta.
I picked this particular Fitbit because I loved the chic look…it looked like a regular bracelet and I knew that it would accessorize perfectly with my other bracelets that I wear on a daily basis! It was a nice size but it did everything I needed it to do…
You see I’m not a hardcore gym rat or anything so I did the small quiz on the Fitbit site and this was the best tracker for me! Its perfect for tracking my exercise, activity, clock and so much more!
Well I have had the Fitbit Alta for about two weeks and lets just say the frustration has set in BIGTIME!!!
I am pretty tech savvy, there aren’t too many electronics that stump me on usage! I will figure it out, but this fitness tracker literally has made my head hurt at times! My clock is an hour behind my current time, I have tried MANY times to reset it (set it on one time zone then switch back and sync…NOPE doesn’t work), I have read directions from forums and directions from the Fitbit Support (they sent me information after a frustrated tweet)…none of it works! Sometimes it links to my phone and sometimes the sync wont work, and the same for my computer. I actually couldn’t get the Fitbit to do anything until it was plugged up to my MacBook…it didn’t work if I tried solely from my phone.
The first time I wore my bracelet it died after about 3 hours. SOOOOO back on the charger it went! Somehow we misplaced the receipt so I am trying to work with it but I am close to taking it back to Target to see if I can get another Fitbit in its place. Because I didnt have these problems when I tested the Flex. It was so user friendly!
I think my husband is pretty bummed because its like he’s bought me a gift that I cant use!
Many of these problems I am having with my Alta are problems that I read about before purchasing, but I figured it couldn’t be that bad…but I guess this time the reviews were spot on!
I guess I should look into the Fitbit Blaze or Charge…::sigh::
I’m still a fan of this brand…just not a fan of this particular product…
UPDATE…As of April 22, 2016…I took my Fitbit Alta back, and told Target that it was defective! Like I stated earlier I really liked all that I read about the product so I bought another one (so actually it was an exchange instead of a return) and this one is ALREADY WORKING BETTER!!! WHOOP WHOOP!!!! Finally!!! I stood in the store debating on if I wanted the Alta or if I wanted to try a different model, but after reading the reviews on Amazon while standing in the store I was converted! I plugged it into my computer after deleting my previous tracker…it linked immediately and synced with my phone…and the time is the correct time zone!! Im EXTREMELY Happy!!! Now I can finally use my birthday present from my husband!
Have you tried the Fitbit Alta?
Check out my review of the Fitbit Flex
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