Fitbit Alta Activity and Sleep  Small or Large Wristband (4 colours available) only £64.99 w/code @ Argos (possibly less)
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Fitbit Alta Activity and Sleep Small or Large Wristband (4 colours available) only £64.99 w/code @ Argos (possibly less)

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Found 25th Nov
Argos have reduced the Fitbit Alta Activity and Sleep Wristband (was £99.99) down to just £69.99. You can get it for £64.99 using code: A45PFW8K

Check your emails too some member are being sent codes for £5 off in their emails which stacks with this ^^

This includes the small and large wristband in Black, Plum, Teal, Blue or Black.


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Stay motivated by tracking all-day activity – steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes – and get credit for workouts with SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition. At night, track your sleep and set a silent alarm to get your best rest.

To download your size guide, simply open and save the PDF to your PC and follow the instructions on the document!

See stats and time with a bright oled tap display.

  • Tracks steps, distance, calories and sleep.
  • Call notifications with caller ID, text notifications, email notifications, calendar alerts.
  • Compatible with syncs with mac os x 10.6 and up, iPhone 4s and later, iPad 3 gen. And later, android 4.4 and later, and windows 10 devices.
  • Connects via Bluetooth.
  • 120 hours battery life from a 2 hour charge.
  • LED screen.
  • Size H3.3, W22.3, D10.1cm.

Top comments

Besford37 m ago

Why buy this when the highly praised Xiaomi Mi2 is regularly available …Why buy this when the highly praised Xiaomi Mi2 is regularly available for about £12 (£20ish if you want it fast from Amazon) and a charge lasts over a month? Don't be dazzled by a brand name!


To be fair to fitbit the software/app is class leading in the industry which is what you are paying for really.

Why buy this when the highly praised Xiaomi Mi2 is regularly available for about £12 (£20ish if you want it fast from Amazon) and a charge lasts over a month? Don't be dazzled by a brand name!
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which is the best one though? They also have the thin style Alta HR (heart rate) and the Fitbit Flex 2.

Also what about the sizing, what size is S and L in inches or cm?

And does it come with a charger (don't think it does?).
Edited by: "noahsdad" 25th Nov

Bit late now , But went for the Huawei Band 2 Pro on here yesterday with GPS, But we know with Amazon that it could come back.

Found the size guide if it helps anyone else:

WRIST SIZES
Small 5.5"–6.5" 14.0 cm–16.5 cm
Large 6.5"–7.7" 16.5 cm–19.6 cm
X Large 7.7"–8.9" 19.6 cm–22.6 cm
fitbit.com/con…pdf

babylon12 m ago

Bit late now , But went for the Huawei Band 2 Pro on here yesterday with …Bit late now , But went for the Huawei Band 2 Pro on here yesterday with GPS, But we know with Amazon that it could come back.



What is so good about the GPS? Does it record your location with time stamps and activity or something like that?

Why buy this when the highly praised Xiaomi Mi2 is regularly available for about £12 (£20ish if you want it fast from Amazon) and a charge lasts over a month? Don't be dazzled by a brand name!

Besford37 m ago

Why buy this when the highly praised Xiaomi Mi2 is regularly available …Why buy this when the highly praised Xiaomi Mi2 is regularly available for about £12 (£20ish if you want it fast from Amazon) and a charge lasts over a month? Don't be dazzled by a brand name!


To be fair to fitbit the software/app is class leading in the industry which is what you are paying for really.

deal_or_no_deal_1 h, 44 m ago

To be fair to fitbit the software/app is class leading in the industry …To be fair to fitbit the software/app is class leading in the industry which is what you are paying for really.


Xiaomi software seems pretty good though I haven't seen the Fitbit one to compare. Friend who recently spent over £100 on a Fitbit without researching it is getting fed up with charging it every few days. For most people these things are a fad which will end up in a drawer after a while so better to discard a good £20 item than a much more expensive one?

I wouldn't argue the case if the Xiaomi was a real budget performer but it isn't - it's amazingly good.

noahsdad4 h, 10 m ago

What is so good about the GPS? Does it record your location with time …What is so good about the GPS? Does it record your location with time stamps and activity or something like that?


Means you don't have to have your phone with you for GPS location as it is built in, If you can get it for 50 quid it's a good thing to have than not.

Thanks!

Besford44 m ago

Xiaomi software seems pretty good though I haven't seen the Fitbit one to …Xiaomi software seems pretty good though I haven't seen the Fitbit one to compare. Friend who recently spent over £100 on a Fitbit without researching it is getting fed up with charging it every few days. For most people these things are a fad which will end up in a drawer after a while so better to discard a good £20 item than a much more expensive one?I wouldn't argue the case if the Xiaomi was a real budget performer but it isn't - it's amazingly good.


I also wouldnt argue against Xiaomi quality and value but its clearcut that fitbit software/support/customer service is better which is why they are more expensive. Im waiting to get Huawei band 2 pro for around 40 hopefully!

deal_or_no_deal_3 h, 2 m ago

I also wouldnt argue against Xiaomi quality and value but its clearcut …I also wouldnt argue against Xiaomi quality and value but its clearcut that fitbit software/support/customer service is better which is why they are more expensive. Im waiting to get Huawei band 2 pro for around 40 hopefully!


Please do share when you do:):D

what about this heart rate thingy on fitbit straps? Is that any good, or of any actual use? Or just a gimmick and not really important when weighing up on a purchase decision?

deal_or_no_deal_6 h, 45 m ago

To be fair to fitbit the software/app is class leading in the industry …To be fair to fitbit the software/app is class leading in the industry which is what you are paying for really.


I agree, that's what's stopping me changing. The app is excellent and Fitstar is also pretty good. Customer service has always been first rate for me.

noahsdad39 m ago

what about this heart rate thingy on fitbit straps? Is that any good, or …what about this heart rate thingy on fitbit straps? Is that any good, or of any actual use? Or just a gimmick and not really important when weighing up on a purchase decision?


It doubt it would be as accurate as a chest strap, but the Fitbit monitor is pretty good and consistent

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The design of them makes it easy to wear and the material is a soft, flexible silicone material.

I have purchased a Xiaomi Mi2 for my kid and very disappointed with them from a quality perspective. The straps break very easily. I spent the extra required for the metal strap and that started losing colour soon enough. Overall, the device itself still works but regular spend about 10 quid a year on straps and over 3 years the difference is a small premium for a fitbit.
I purchased a Xiaomi over a Fitbit but not sure if that was a sensible decision.

msubbu331 h, 20 m ago

I have purchased a Xiaomi Mi2 for my kid and very disappointed with them …I have purchased a Xiaomi Mi2 for my kid and very disappointed with them from a quality perspective. The straps break very easily. I spent the extra required for the metal strap and that started losing colour soon enough. Overall, the device itself still works but regular spend about 10 quid a year on straps and over 3 years the difference is a small premium for a fitbit.I purchased a Xiaomi over a Fitbit but not sure if that was a sensible decision.


Straps are 99p normally and can be found cheaper. Not to mention how cheap they go during sales. So you're buying 10+ straps a year? That's nearly 1 strap per month. I think you need to have a word with your child about how to treat their items with respect. I still have the original strap that came with my Mi Band 2 and it still works perfectly.

Perryibanez42 m ago

Straps are 99p normally and can be found cheaper. Not to mention how cheap …Straps are 99p normally and can be found cheaper. Not to mention how cheap they go during sales. So you're buying 10+ straps a year? That's nearly 1 strap per month. I think you need to have a word with your child about how to treat their items with respect. I still have the original strap that came with my Mi Band 2 and it still works perfectly.


Got the metal strap for 6.99 and the normal strap for 2 quid. The metal strap is working fine but the rose metal colour is coming off and looks pretty poor at the moment. The silicone strap for 2 quid had the inner rim falling off as it was not glued properly thereby not holding the device properly. So in the last year, we have gone through 2 straps, but the third one (metal) now looks pretty poor. The 10 quid per year is based on picking a metal strap. As for the child treating stuff with respect? If that was not the case, the watch would have been a goner by now. The fact that the watch is still there and straps are not lasting shows that the straps are poor quality.

In the past There have been a lot of reported problems with Fitbit straps and irritation. They might have fixed these and or provided better advice on keeping the thing clean.

What about the cheap Chinese ebay ones? Are there any differences between the heart rate monitors or do they all use the green light type ones?

deal_or_no_deal_21 h, 19 m ago

To be fair to fitbit the software/app is class leading in the industry …To be fair to fitbit the software/app is class leading in the industry which is what you are paying for really.


Would definitely agree. Have a Fitbit Flex 2 and the app is incredible

Thanks OP!

Had all the Xiaomi bands and mow have the Fitbit charge 2. Probably a bit too expensive but you do pay for a more refined product and app, also has big community, you can challenge your mates and track your daily progress a lot easier.

True needs to be charged every 5 days but it tracks your heart rate constantly, so it detects better when your exercising or sleeping.
App is user friendly too.
Overall a good buy.

Bought a Fitbit Charge HR (Amazon ASIN: B00P9PF3ZS) a couple of years ago (Nov 2015). Strap started bubbling and coming away from the screen after a year. Customer services replaced it. Same thing happened with the replacement after ~8 months. Fitbit replaced it again. Now have 2 technically functioning Fitbits (with tatty straps that have come away from the screen) and a brand new unused replacement. Might just sell it on eBay as it is bound to happen again. Maybe the newer Fitbits have better straps? Possibly gonna look at a cheap Xiaomi Mi2 instead.

btw, these fitness trackers aren't just a gimmick, they can genuinely change your life. Some people need the gamification/motivation of hitting 10,000 steps. Walking this amount each day can really help with weight loss and general well-being.

Is there a big difference between this one and charge 2?

I have the fitbit alta HR! I love it and i only take it off to shower or charge it. It's really motivating for me and I have it synced with myfitnesspal which I like. I had a bit of bother with the straps. I bought small which was too small for working out because you have to wear the fitbit higher up your arm. So i got in touch and they sent me a large (free of charge) which was a bit too large. In the end I bought 10 third party straps on amazon which were cheaper than one original they have the same design on them too and they have been fabulous. I used to have the Sony smart watch and I got so tired of charging it every day. So to me having to charge this every few days is nothing. The app for fitbit is really good too.

@sonia_allana-111120510884 I think the charge two has more to it. For example it counts flights of stairs and you can manually track or log different workouts as far as I'm aware! I was going to go for the charge 2 but I liked the size of the alta. I do workout alot so really for me I think the charge 2 may of been best for its functions. My fitbit auto tracks walks, runs, and biking.

Never buying a fitbit again until they fix their straps. I have owned Flex2, Charge and charge HR and all of them had broken straps despite of not using them in water and that too within 3-6 months.
Fitbit did replace all the devices but even the replacements ended up in the same state. All of them were getting detached from the main unit at the joints where the display merges into the strap.
Also, the resin starts smelling nasty after a couple of months. No cleaning solution has worked on the smell so far. This is specially poor when its something you wear all day.

Can I use the code if reserving and paying instore? Thanks

Besford25th Nov

Why buy this when the highly praised Xiaomi Mi2 is regularly available …Why buy this when the highly praised Xiaomi Mi2 is regularly available for about £12 (£20ish if you want it fast from Amazon) and a charge lasts over a month? Don't be dazzled by a brand name!


I have two of these and although great to start with, I have given up trying to synch with phone etc due to continual issues and are now sitting unused in a cupboard

Does it have heart rate monitor?

Purchased the huawei pro band 2 off Ali Express for £47. Can't believe I missed the Amazon deal at £50!

kowalski27th Nov

Bought a Fitbit Charge HR (Amazon ASIN: B00P9PF3ZS) a couple of years ago …Bought a Fitbit Charge HR (Amazon ASIN: B00P9PF3ZS) a couple of years ago (Nov 2015). Strap started bubbling and coming away from the screen after a year. Customer services replaced it. Same thing happened with the replacement after ~8 months. Fitbit replaced it again. Now have 2 technically functioning Fitbits (with tatty straps that have come away from the screen) and a brand new unused replacement. Might just sell it on eBay as it is bound to happen again. Maybe the newer Fitbits have better straps? Possibly gonna look at a cheap Xiaomi Mi2 instead.btw, these fitness trackers aren't just a gimmick, they can genuinely change your life. Some people need the gamification/motivation of hitting 10,000 steps. Walking this amount each day can really help with weight loss and general well-being.


The Charge 2 straps are now replaceable unlike the previous Charge and Charge HR ones.
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