Wareable Tech Awards 2017: Fitbit Alta HR wins Wearable of the Year

Fitbit’s feature-packed fitness tracker bags the big prize
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After team Wareable along with our esteemed judges deliberated long and hard, the Fitbit Alta HR was chosen as 2017's Wearable of the Year.

As well as picking up Fitness Tracker of the Year, the Alta HR picked up the biggest prize at the second Wareable Tech Awards ceremony held at Shoreditch Town Hall, London where we celebrated the best wearable and smart home tech devices that launched in the past twelve months.

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Fitbit's updated version of the Alta, brought heart rate monitoring to its slimmest device yet and was chosen for playing to Fitbit's strengths and showcasing the best of its fitness tracking abilities.

When we reviewed the Alta HR back in May, we scored it a four out of five stars and praised it for that slim, customisable design, great sleep insights and its heart rate monitoring skills. While this was the year that Fitbit launched the Ionic, its first smartwatch, it was the Alta HR that really impressed us most out of the new Fitbit wearables.

Other winners on the night included the Apple Watch Series 3 beating the Louis Vuitton Tambour Horizon to Smartwatch of the Year. The Garmin Forerunner 935 was named Sports Watch of the Year while the Bragi Dash Pro was our Hearable of the Year.

You can see a full list of the Wareable Tech Awards 2017 winners here.

What do you think of our pick for Wearable of the Year? Let us know in the comments section below.

Wareable Tech Awards 2017: Fitbit Alta HR wins Wearable of the Year

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Michael Sawh


Michael Sawh has been covering the wearable tech industry since the very first Fitbit landed back in 2011. Previously the resident wearable tech expert at Trusted Reviews, he also marshaled the features section of T3.com.

He also regularly contributed to T3 magazine when they needed someone to talk about fitness trackers, running watches, headphones, tablets, and phones.

Michael writes for GQ, Wired, Coach Mag, Metro, MSN, BBC Focus, Stuff, TechRadar and has made several appearances on the BBC Travel Show to talk all things tech. 

Michael is a lover of all things sports and fitness-tech related, clocking up over 15 marathons and has put in serious hours in the pool all in the name of testing every fitness wearable going. Expect to see him with a minimum of two wearables at any given time.

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