Fitbit Alta HR review: The best fitness tracker for most people

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: The best activity tracker is the one you’ll actually wear every day, otherwise there’s no point in buying one at all. Fitbit’s new $150 Alta HR is the one most people would wear not just every day, but all night—and that’s worth every penny. At a glance, the Alta HR looks identical to its predecessor, last year’s original Alta. It’s a slim bracelet with an OLED screen that wakes to show the time when you raise your wrist and responds to…

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Lose It’s New Photo Tool Turns Your Food Porn Into Calorie Tracker

Success in the hyper-competitive mobile app industry takes endurance. App makers jockey for a coveted spot on our devices’ tiny screens, but few manage to keep our attention over the long haul. One of those rare app companies with staying power is Boston-based FitNow, parent company of the diet and exercise-tracking app Lose It. It was one of the first apps in the Apple store in 2008, and eight years later it remains a top health and fitness app on both iOS and Android phones, the company says. It has…

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