We’ve given our thoughts on Fitbit vs Apple Watch. Maybe you’ve read that post and have decided that a Fitbit is DEFINITELY for you. As we mentioned in our previous post, one great thing about Fitbits is that you can choose which model you’d like based on your needs. You’ve narrowed it down to Fitbit Alta vs Fitbit Charge 2. Now what? Let’s take a look at each model and see!

Fitbit Alta Vs Fitbit Charge 2: Which is Better?

Fitbit Alta

fitbit alta vs fitbit charge 2


  • All-Day Activity – steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, hourly activity & stationary time
  • Auto Sleep Tracking
  • Reminders to Move
  • Clock
  • SmartTrack™Auto Exercise Recognition
  • Tap Display
  • Call, Text & Calendar Alerts + FitBit App for Android/Windows/iOS
  • Battery Life – up to 5 days
  • Bluetooth Enabled

Fitbit Charge 2

fitbit alta vs fitbit charge 2


  • Health tracking
    – Steps
    – Distance
    – Calories
    – Heart rate
    – Sleep
  • Altimeter
  • Heart Rate monitor
  • Smartphone functionality
    – Call notification
    – Text & email notifications
    – Calendar alerts
  • Weatherproofing Splash proof
  • Control OLED touchscreen
  • Connectivity Bluetooth LE
  • Compatible apps Fitbit app
  • Battery Life – up to 5 days


Thoughts? For some, it may boil down to aesthetics. Functionality wise, these models are quite similar. If tracking your heart rate is a priority, the Charge 2 is going to be your go-to. If you prefer the size and look of the Alta better than the Charge 2, you’re in luck! Fitbit also offers an upgraded Alta HR (£129) that will fill the void!

Read about Fitbit Charge 2 vs Fitbit Ionic here

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