Y'all know about my love for my Fitbit. It's honestly one of the best items I've ever purchased, and even a year and a half later, I'm still obsessed with it. I have the Fitbit Flex, but the brand recently released the Fitbit Alta. It's only available for pre-order right now (available in mid-March), but I think it's a great step up from the baseline Flex.
First off, the Alta still as thin as the Flex. A lot of the other Fitbit options are pretty bulky, and I prefer to have a little band rather than something huge. The Alta and the Flex both have options for color changes, which is a huge part of why I chose the Flex originally. I usually only wear my black band, but I like having the option to change it whenever I want. The Alta has metal and leather band choices, too.
But, the biggest (and best) change between the two is that the face of the Alta has many more features than the basic Flex. It actually tells time! Some of the other features include all-day activity (that tracks steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes), automatic sleep tracking, reminders to move (very helpful during Netflix binges), and SmartTrack (when the Fitbit automatically recognizes select activities so it can record them as exercise).
Isn't it cool? I'm such an exercise accessory geek so I think the Alta is awesome!