my thoughts on the Apple Watch vs. the Fitbit Alta

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hey hey! how are you? I hope you enjoy today. Today I’m resharing this post with an updated comparison of two fitness tools: Fitness alta and Apple Watch. They don’t make Alta anymore, but The same goes for Luxe here.

Comparison of Apple Watch and Fitbit Alta

What really helps motivate me to move my body and be active throughout the day? apple watch. I’m a big fan of his fitness tracker. I have used multiple of his Fitbit models, Tom-Tom Spark 3, Garmins, and Polars. I’m a bit of a nerd when it comes to fitness trackers.And my recent favorite is apple watch. It’s sporty, but cute enough to want to wear every day, and the stats and interface are great.

When I switched to the Apple Watch, I wore a Fitbit most of the time, but recently fitbit alta. I like that Alta is much smaller than other fitness trackers and provides similar stats (plus, the heart rate model tracks your heart rate). I’ve been a fan of Fitbit for years and have consistently used it as an effective way to track my steps and workout stats. I’ve been eyeing the Apple Watch for about a year now, but wasn’t sure if it was worth the switch given the price.

When we first moved to Valdosta, we went to Liv’s new school auction and one of the tables had an Apple Watch. I decided to leave it in the hands of fate. I was the proud new owner when he lurked around the auction table after drinking a few juleps. apple watch (And Prada sunglasses. Yolo. ← Do people still keep them? lol)

Apple watch review

Here’s my review of the Apple Watch vs. Fitbit Alta comparison.


Fitbit’s interface is simple. It tells you everything you need to know (steps, distance, calories burned) without any extra bells and whistles. Once you log into the app, you can also track your sleep data, which can be very useful.

Apple Watch takes things to the next level. Your goals for the day are broken down into smaller circles: movement goals (calories burned), standing goals (think 5 minutes of exercise every hour), and workouts (30 minutes of activity per day). It’s very satisfying to see your circles grow throughout the day, and it’s also an easy way to see how you’re doing at a glance.

Moving Goal on Apple Watch

Since the Apple Watch is clearly a watch, you can also change your face to a camera photo or a gallery photo (some even move like jellyfish or butterflies). It’s kind of fun to turn your face into Minnie Mouse when you’re at Disney World. 😉

Sleep tracking:

To be honest, I’ve never used this feature on the Apple watch. As a mother, I find sleep tracking to be one of the most depressing things ever. What you don’t know is Buddha.

I used this while wearing Alta and it helped me see how much deep sleep I was getting compared to light or interrupted sleep.

Battery life:

Here is fit bit I’ll win. My Alta lasts a few days easily, but my Apple Watch lasts about a day and a half. This means you have to charge it overnight or take a charging break during the day, which is a bit of a hassle.

Workout mode:

The activity tracker is next level and one of the reasons I love it so much. apple watch. You can choose swimming, indoor walking, outdoor walking, cycling, indoor spin, or quick start, and it targets your stats based on your activity. It also tracks your heart rate, which I think is pretty accurate. If you sweat excessively, it may slip around your wrist and make it difficult to read properly. I like that I get more relevant information because I can communicate what I do. For example, if you’re outdoors, your stats include distance and pace.

Apple Watch Review


Fitbit Charge is much more limited in this regard, which is one of the big perks of the Apple Watch. It will show you the music currently playing on your phone and you can adjust the volume. This is great when you’re teaching a class, as you can turn down the music for more thorough instruction or turn up the volume for more intense parts of the workout.

Your Apple Watch also syncs your text messages, so you can even answer calls from your Apple Watch (and even talk into your watch). With these features, you will find yourself using your phone very little. I don’t always check for missed messages or calls.


Both have their advantages. Alta (Lux now) Looks more indestructible, but still small and chic. You can replace your Fitbit band and make it as fancy as you like.

apple watch It looks a little techy, but in the end it just looks like a cute watch. I like that you can change the watch face by changing the wristband.


As for other things, I think you need to find out what suits you and what you like. Wearing a fitness tracker will motivate you to move a little more throughout the day and really push your 10,000 steps. Alta is a great tracker (and cheaper than the Apple Watch), and the Apple Watch offers a bit more insight, settings, and options. Both are great in their own ways, but so far I’m loving the Apple Watch.

Do you use a fitness tracker? What is your favorite? What exercise goals do you set for yourself each day?

I’m aiming to get 10,000 steps. Some days are very easy and some days are difficult. Then commit to 30 minutes of exercise.



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