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Motivation is your best accessory with Fitbit Alta – a customizable fitness tracker designed to fit your personal style . Stay motivated by tracking all­day activity steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and get credit for your workouts with SmartTrack automatic exercise recognition.

At night, track your sleep and set a silent alarm to wake better and get your best rest. No matter where you?re headed, the easy­to­read OLED screen keeps your goals in focus with stats, time, and call or text notifications on display. And with accessory wristbands in metal, leather and sport, help you find the right style for every occasion. Wear fitness your way with Fitbit Alta.

  • Track steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes
  • See stats and time with a bright OLED tap display
  • Automatically track how long and how well you sleep, and set a silent, vibrating alarm
  • Personalize with interchangeable metal, leather and classic bands (sold separately)
  • See Reminders to Move that encourage you to stay active throughout the day
  • Effortlessly and automatically record workouts to your dashboard with SmartTrack
  • Get call, text and calendar notifications at a glance (when phone is nearby)
  • Customize your clock face and choose between a portrait or landscape layout
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I had a Fitbit HR, which I loved, but it broke after a little longer than a year, so I am disappointed that it did not last longer, especially for the price. I decided to purchase the Alta and hope that it will last longer.

So far I am happy with this purchase and I that I can change out the bands. Sometimes when I flip my wrist to see what time it is, it doesn't light up and I have to tap it.

That is the only negative I can say, otherwise it is a good fitness tracker.

I bought this on Black Friday because I had been looking for a good sale on the Alta. I have had a Charge HR for several months, but it is rather uncomfortable to wear and sleep in. The Alta is MUCH more comfortable and less obtrusive.

I got a 3rd party band (elsewhere) that makes it look a bracelet or a regular watch. Although the Alta does not track heart rate, I did not particularly need that function.

Another advantage is battery life; I had been having to charge the Charge HR every day, and this Alta can go 3 days on a charge. I am extremely happy with this purchase.

Just what I expected! I'm upgrading from a Fitbit charge. It was a size small and the band would pop off easily so I gave it to my mom and she loves it. I ordered it online and it came very quick and on time! Just love it. Got a size large band and it has more than enough room!

I had a fitbit flex and lost it so, I decided to get the alta. I love it !! I love the digital display so that I can see my steps, time, distance and everything without having to look at my phone. Love that you can change the bands too.

I bought several ones that close a watch since that's easier for me. The price is excellent and it does everything the expensive ones do except tell you your heart rate.

I love the fact that I can get my text messages, notifications and, know who is calling me just by looking at my wrist also.

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Who is the Alta-Male and What Does He Want?

Who is the Alta-Male and What Does He Want?

When launching a magazine, the first question to consider is “Who’s it for?” and the second is “Why do they need it?” Eighteen months ago, it was quite clear to me who it wasn’t for: there were two big outdated stereotypes I wanted to avoid.

The first is the Alpha male – preening, obsessed with being “number one”, unable to accept the supremacy of an ego other than his own.

The most enduring Alpha representative is James Bond, who might make a good movie, but has two hugely unfashionable characteristics: no one s him and he has no friends.

As for his legendary irresistibility to women, take away the ones who are paid to try and kill him, and count again.

The other type I wanted to avoid was the beery “bloke”, friendly and self-deprecating on a good day, but totally unable to express his insecurities, desires and authentic self in the language of banter.

To confirm I wasn’t alone in thinking fewer and fewer men found the above definitions as helpful to them or as something to aspire to, we commissioned some research.

The results confirmed that in working out how to be a man in 2016, a majority of men have rejected imitating role models, stereotypes or remote, taciturn fathers, and have instead opted to build their own personality, using the infinite possibilities that a digital society provides, and that emphasises personal satisfaction over frantic career building, unrewarding social obligations and competitive car purchasing. We’ve called this person Alta-male – “Alta” as in higher – a step further up the evolutionary mountain.

This is not Coach saying how you should be – far from it, I urge you to be who and what most makes you happy (and as one very astute consultant pointed out, all definitions of men eventually find themselves to be targets of mockery).

Neither does it signal an end to shocking male behaviour – as far as this magazine is aware, the competition for “Utter Tosser” is still thriving at regional, national and “World’s Most” level.

Rather, these are trends that our research has identified and that chime harmoniously with Coach’s goals of “fitter + healthier + happier”, not least because all men we spoke to, without exception, felt they should be doing more to improve themselves. – Ed Needham, Editor

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1. Traditional masculinity is out

Our research showed fewer than one in four men want to be thought of as “masculine”. The Alta-male is less interested in having typically “masculine” traits (strength, toughness, instant respect and the ability to grow a moustache by sundown), and is more interested in qualities such as friendliness, intelligence, being interesting and caring.

2. Experiences trump new material things

Of course, he still buys stuff – lots of it – but when buying a car, for example, he might think about its ability to transport mountain bikes, rather than whether it might make women think he’s a professional footballer.

3. He feels he has the freedom to be himself

He no longer feels the compulsion to be what society wants or expects him to be, or conform to a past stereotype or label. He’d rather connect with other people than “create a good impression”.

4. Success is self-defined, not what other people say it should be

See: various MasterChef contestants turning their back on years of medical training to open a macaroonery.

5. Who cares what other people think?

He’s worked out that being comfortable with who he is on the inside is more rewarding than being obsessed with outward appearance and “what people think”.

6. He does the things that make him happy

And those things, whether on a bicycle, on an X-box, in a record shop or an infinity of other locations are not awkward “hobbies” to be vaguely ashamed of, but a confident statement of “this is me”.

7. Kids before career

He rejects the model of “a-bit-of-sport-and-loads-of-telly” parenthood his own father favoured. The Alta-male would even be open to changing his career if it meant he could spend more time with his family.

8. There’s more to life than work

The goal is to not just progress one’s career and communicate with family members through hard cash, but to engineer a rewarding mixture of family and self.

9. Age is no barrier

Those changes don’t have to begin by making a sudden 90-degree handbrake turn, but can often be achieved by making small adjustments to his wellbeing and lifestyle, such as cutting out the After Eights, running to the first lamppost, or deciding that he’ll be the judge of whether he has another drink, not his colleagues on the sales team.

10. Improvement comes from health and exercise

When he thinks of making changes for the better, he thinks that physical activity is the key to lifestyle change and feeling better about himself.

Alta-Males in Their Own Words

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“The world is a smaller place, and I’ve the opportunity to see so much more of it than my dad ever had.

I go travelling regularly, and have even left jobs to go travelling – it’s just so much more of a motivator than getting a slightly bigger flat or a slightly nicer car.

I’m not saying I want to live in a hut, but for any man under 40 there is much more a mentality of working to live and not living to work.” – Sebastian, 28, editor

“Men are a bit more accepting that you need to make choices with your quality of life in mind. I think the martyr complex has faded away – that idea that the man must make sacrifices. I don’t want to sound Cosmopolitan, but we do now think we can have it all.” – James, 30, management consultant

“I think ‘masculinity’ has become a bit of a toxic term. If you define yourself by it, you’re kind of rejecting all the attributes society has traditionally seen as ‘feminine’, and in these gender-conscious times, that’s kind of uncool.” – Alex, 33, civil servant

“I worked as a lawyer for years, and hated it and I knew I needed to change. It sounds a bit cheesy, but the feelings of job satisfaction I get now just dwarf any pay cheque you could give me. I genuinely feel much more successful now, despite earning less than half what I used to.” – Andrew, 36, charity worker

“I have a demanding career, and a six-month-old at home. The work culture in the company I work for has perhaps historically not been too sympathetic to new parents.

I’ve been meeting with my bosses and trying to sort out their policies on things paternity leave and flexible working, things that.

I’m very career-driven, but I see no reason why starting a family should contradict that” – Will, 32, investment banker

“I moved from being an accountant to opening my own restaurant with a childhood friend. A radical step, but in terms of lifestyle, the gamble has more than paid off. More prosaically, I quit drinking when I turned 40 and started to take a bit more care of myself. It was such a surprise seeing what impact just small lifestyle changes could have.” – Michael, 44, restaurant manager

The Alta-Male in Numbers

  • 82% of men agree that “there is no set path in front of me for life”
  • 92% of men agree that “life could be seen as a series of different chapters”
  • 60% of men have tried to get fitter, and 53% have exercised specifically to lose weight
  • 32% of men aged 25-34 and 26% of men aged 35-44 have started to run regularly in the past couple of years
  • 84% of men agree that “I would rather make small changes to my wellbeing/ lifestyle than completely overhaul it”
  • 38% have started to cut down on alcohol, and 25% have begun counting calories
  • 94% of men aged 35-44 are more ly to agree that “I would be happy for my partner to earn more money than me”
  • Only 10% of men feel pressured to dress a certain way. Only 21% want to be seen as attractive
  • Only 11% of men feel that material possessions make for a successful man in 2016

Source: https://www.coachmag.co.uk/life/5577/who-is-the-alta-male-and-what-does-he-want

The rise of the alta-male

Who is the Alta-Male and What Does He Want?

Published: 12:38 BST, 21 July 2016 | Updated: 15:33 BST, 21 July 2016

The days of blokes sitting on the sofa watching football with a can of lager in their hand are over, if new research is to be believed.

We are amidst the dawn of a new type of man, according to a survey by Coach magazine. 

Dubbed the alta-male, this new breed counts calories, avoids alcohol and wouldn't mind if his partner earned more.

The survey quizzed 1,000 males about what it means to be a man in 2016.

It found many men are rejecting traditional stereotypes of masculinity, such as strength, toughness, instant respect and the ability to grow a moustache.

Instead, they are more interested in qualities such as friendliness, intelligence, being interesting and caring.

We are amidst the dawn of a new type of man – the alta-male – according to a survey by Coach magazine

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Men's exercise habits traditionally range from those with a beer-belly who have never set foot in a gym, to those who spends every waking hour toning their steroid-fuelled biceps.

But the survey revealed men now have a more nuanced approach to fitness.

They believe physical activity is the key to lifestyle change and feeling better about themselves, but 84 per cent would make small changes rather than a huge overhaul.

The poll showed this year, some 60 per cent of men have tried to get fitter; 53 per cent have exercised specifically to lose weight and 25 per cent have begun counting calories.

Around a quarter have started to lift weights, and roughly the same number have began running or cycling.

While in the past the pub might have been man's natural habitat, 38 per cent have now started to cut down on alcohol. 

Instead, men may now prefer to spend their time knitting. 

The researchers noted that Yorkshire yarn company Rowan reported men account for 12 per cent of its customers, and John Lewis now offers men's knitting classes.

Men are rejecting traditional stereotypes of masculinity and are more interested in qualities such as friendliness, intelligence, being interesting and caring, the survey found

Some 53 per cent of men have tried to lose weight in the past few years; 25 per cent started to count calories

How men view success has also changed, the poll showed.

People might assume men dream of a big house, a flashy sports car or a model girlfriend.

But only 11 per cent feel that material possessions make for a successful man. 

Around 40 per cent of those polled said their definition of success meant being a good father or husband.

And more than 75 per cent said they would change their career to spend more time with their family.

Feminists will rejoice, as a similar proportion said they would be happy for their partner to be the main breadwinner.   

In fact, only 12 per cent said they wanted to be earning lots of money in 2016. 

More men were ly to say they respected David Attenborough, their dad or Nelson Mandela than Richard Brandon or Bill Gates.

Surprisingly, only 21 per cent of men now want to be seen as attractive and only 10 per cent feel pressured to dress a certain way.  

How men view success has changed. Around 40 per cent of those polled said their definition of success meant being a good father or husband

This, then, is the man of 2016, the 'Alta-male'. Can you see yourself in there?

1. Traditional masculinity is out

Our research showed fewer than one in four men want to be thought of as 'masculine'. The Alta-male is less interested in having typically 'masculine' traits (strength, toughness, instant respect and the ability to grow a moustache by sundown), and is more interested in qualities such as friendliness, intelligence, being interesting and caring.

2. Experiences trump new material things

Of course, he still buys stuff – lots of it – but when buying a car, for example, he might think about its ability to transport mountain bikes, rather than whether it might make women think he's a professional footballer.

3. He feels he has the freedom to be himself

He no longer feels the compulsion to be what society wants or expects him to be, or conform to a past stereotype or label. He'd rather connect with other people than 'create a good impression'.

4. Success is self-defined, not what other people say it should be

See: various MasterChef contestants turning their back on years of medical training to open a macaroonery.

Alta-males want to engineer a rewarding work/life balance in which they play an active role in their children's upbringing rather than communicating through hard cash

5. Who cares what other people think?

He's worked out that being comfortable with who he is on the inside is more rewarding than being obsessed with outward appearance and 'what people think'.

6. He does the things that make him happy

And those things, whether on a bicycle, on an X-box, in a record shop or an infinity of other locations are not awkward 'hobbies' to be vaguely ashamed of, but a confident statement of 'this is me'.

7. Kids before career

He rejects the model of 'a-bit-of-sport-and-loads-of-telly' parenthood his own father favoured. The Alta-male would even be open to changing his career if it meant he could spend more time with his family.

8. There's more to life than work

The goal is to not just progress one's career and communicate with family members through hard cash, but to engineer a rewarding mixture of family and self.

9. Age is no barrier

Those changes don't have to begin by making a sudden 90-degree handbrake turn, but can often be achieved by making small adjustments to his wellbeing and lifestyle, such as cutting out the After Eights, running to the first lamppost, or deciding that he'll be the judge of whether he has another drink, not his colleagues on the sales team.

10. Improvement comes from health and exercise

When he thinks of making changes for the better, he thinks that physical activity is the key to lifestyle change and feeling better about himself.  

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3699179/Rise-alta-male-runs-counts-calories-KNITS-going-pub-test-reveals-makes-grade.html

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These Fitbit trackers have a masculine touch

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Men to exercise a certain way (just as women do), and there may be certain aspects of fitness that men to track more than others. If you're looking for a Fitbit or looking for one to buy your guy, then these are your best choices!

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The Charge 3 comes with Fitbit's built-in PurePulse technology, which monitors and reports your heart rate while you're on the go. It can also monitor your sleep, so feel free to take that post-jog afternoon nap. Charge 3 has a tap-activated OLED display that will show you the time of day and call notifications as they come through.

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If you are out getting your swell on or hitting the baseball diamond, you need a Fitbit that can keep up with you. The newest Fitbit is essentially a fitness-focused smartwatch, with a baked-in heart rate monitor, and five-day battery life. It has over 15 exercise modes, which let you track specific workouts, running, biking, or weightlifting.

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The Ionic is the powerhouse of the Fitbit lineup. It's Fitbit's smartwatch extraordinaire that comes complete with onboard GPS, a heart rate monitor, the ability to download all your favorite apps, and Fitbit's “Dynamic Personal Coaching.” The Personal Couch will guide you, step-by-step, through workouts and routines that adapt your feedback.

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The Fitbit Inspire is one of Fitbit's latest trackers that replaces the Alta, Flex 2, and Zip.

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Rise of the ‘alta-male’: The new priorities of men in 2016

Who is the Alta-Male and What Does He Want?

Men in 2016 associate success with a healthy work/life balance, committed personal relationships and constant self improvement rather than material wealth or career triumphs, a new study has shown.

Extensive research, conducted by COACH magazine and consumer agency Join the Dots, reveals the new man prefers to build his own identity in the modern age, spurning the temptation to imitate traits shown by previous generations.

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The study involved an in-depth focus group of 21 men aged between 22 and 59, as well as the contribution of more than 1,000 men and women across Britain – each of whom was asked a series of questions about their lifestyle, ambitions and priorities.

Among a series of revealing statistics, 86% of men agreed with the statement that “what society expects of me as a man is changing,” while 79% would be “open to changing their career if it meant they could spend more time with their family.” In addition, 86% of those asked had begun a form of physical exercise in the past five years.

The researchers behind the study have dubbed this modern man the 'alta-male', and cite it as an example of evolutionary progression from the traditional alpha male model.

“It felt we had moved away from the alpha male, obsessed with preening and being number one, to a growing trend where men want a more balanced, well­-rounded life.

 The emphasis for men today is on personal satisfaction over frantic career building, unrewarding social obligations and competitive car purchasing,” says Ed Needham, editor of COACH.

 “We’ve called this person alta-­male – “alta” as in higher – a step further up the evolutionary mountain.” 

With the birth of the 'alta-male', researchers argue that traditional masculinity, associated with strength, toughness and career ambition, has been replaced by an emphasis on kindness, intelligence and empathy.

Tellingly, however, 61% of men admitted in the same survey that they “find it hard to define exactly what 'masculinity' means”. And while 73% of men over the age of 65 felt the word had positive connotations, 42% – a majority – of 18-24-year-olds viewed it negatively.

The findings are the latest addition to a constantly-shifting  discussion around the topic of masculinity, and supported by numerous other studies. One, conducted by the grooming brand Lynx, found that more than 80% of British people believe the very concept of masculinity has evolved, while half saw being 'macho' as non-essential.

Indeed, many claim that modern men are suffering from a “crisis” of masculinity, inspired by a 2014 report by the mental health charity CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably), which suggested that men struggle to cope with pressures in their personal and professional lives.

Others refute the idea, however, arguing that what it means to be a man is merely modernising, hastened by an increasingly equal society.

To read more stories this pick up your free copy of Coach magazine every Wednesday or go online at: coachmag.co.uk

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/rise-of-the-alta-male-the-new-priorities-of-men-in-2016/

Man of 2016: From Alpha-Male to Alta-Male

Who is the Alta-Male and What Does He Want?

  • New research reveals what men want in 2016
  • 90% of men are comfortable defining success for themselves – rather than letting society dictate it to them
  • 93% of men in general are happy for women to earn more than them
  • Only 23% of men want to be seen as ‘masculine’

A groundbreaking new piece of research commissioned by COACH magazine and conducted by Join the Dots reveals that 2016 is all about a new type of man – The Alta-Male.

To get under the skin of men in 2016, Join the Dots and COACH conducted an in-depth focus group with 21 men from across the UK aged 22-59. Taking this a step further the research saw almost 1,000 Britons quizzed about their habits and aspirations. Those surveyed represented a mix of sexual preferences, incomes, professions and interests – they even spoke to some women!

The research confirmed that in working out how to be a man in 2016, the majority of men have rejected imitating role models or taciturn fathers, and have instead opted to build their own identity, using the infinite possibilities that a digital society provides.

  • 90% agree that they are comfortable defining success for themselves, rather than what others think it is
  • 89% agree that they would rather be more comfortable with who they are on the inside than the outside
  • 97% of men agree that it’s important to do things that make you happy
  • 93% of men in general are happy for women to earn more than them
  • 86% of men surveyed have started to do something active in the past few years
  • 71% of men surveyed have tried to improve what they eat/drink/consume in the past few years
  • 64% of women believe men do the cleaning/washing/ironing whilst their dads didn’t
  • 62% of women believe that men take care of their body while their dads didn’t
  • 91% agree that I want to achieve personal goals without compromising other areas of my life
  • 92% of men agree that life can be what you make it
  • 86% of men agree that what society expects of me as a man is changing
  • 82% of men would rather have new experiences than new material things
  • 79% of men agree that they would be open to changing their career if it meant they could spend more time with their family
  • 42% of men see success as a man as being a good dad

Ed Needham, Editor of COACH, said: “When we launched COACH just under 12 months ago, we did so to respond to a growing demand for content for men who want to improve themselves, one step at a time.

Our goal was to help our readers be fitter, healthier and happier, without preaching to them about the latest gym trend they MUST try and an image they must aspire to.

It felt we had moved away from the Alpha-Male, obsessed with preening and being number one, to a growing trend where men want a more balanced, well-rounded life.

Needham continued:  “The emphasis for men today is on personal satisfaction over frantic career building, unrewarding social obligations and competitive car purchasing. We’ve called this person Alta-Male – “alta” as in higher – a step further up the evolutionary mountain.”

Find out if you’re an Alta-Male by taking our quiz: http://www.coachmag.co.uk/people/5583/quiz-what-type-of-man-are-you

Find out if your ideal man is an Alta-Male by taking this quiz: https://www.playbuzz.com/dennis11/what-type-of-guy-is-your-ideal-man

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