Fitbit Ultra

The Fitbit Ultra is a carbon copy of its predecessor, the Fitbit Classic, with a few improvements.

Fitbit Ultra

The Fitbit Ultra: includes a new altimeter.

The activity tracker introduces an altimeter as well as other incremental improvements. The differences between the Fitbit Classic and Fitbit Ultra are (source Wikipedia):

  • an altimeter that measures elevation gain in terms of floors, with one floor roughly equivalent to ten feet.

  • a digital clock visible on the device’s display

  • stopwatch that can be used to time activities

  • randomized “Chatter” messages show when the Ultra is moved after sitting idle for awhile, and there’s a custom field to write in a personal “Greeting”.

  • new colors (plum or blue, as opposed to the original teal)

 

Device Facts

Tracks: Steps, Distance, Calories Burned, Sleep Hours, Sleep Quality, Steps Climbed

Company: Fitbit (Twitter and Facebook)

Release: October 2011

Website: Discontinued September 2012 (Archived website)

Launch Price: $99.95 USD

App: iOS and Android

Form Factor: Clip

Display: OLED

Sync: Wireless USB Dongle

Color Variations: Plum, Blue

API: Yes, Fitbit API

Third-party Connectivity: Fitbit compatible apps

Buy It: Amazon

Key Features (Fitbit Classic plus…)

  1. Altimeter – helpful if you climb steps a lot, or want to incorporate climbing steps into your daily activity
  2. Clock - useful if you don’t carry a watch, otherwise you’d have to unclip the Fitbit from your belt to check time
  3. Stopwatch - useful if you want to time a walk and don’t have a suitable watch

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