Fitbit Flex 2 review

IDG.TV | Oct 7, 2016

Fitbit's newest wearable is ideal for fashionistas and swimmers.

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Fitbit just released another new fitness tracker. It’s called Flex 2. It’s not for people who want a screen, heart rate monitor, or GPS capability.

Here are 3 types of people who will want Flex 2.


1. People who wear watches


Maybe you want to be part of the Fitbit community, but you already wear a smartwatch or traditional watch.


Bigger Fitbits look a little dorky next to a smartwatch. Flex 2 looks pretty inconspicuous.


And because it’s so thin and light, you’ll barely notice the extra weight.

2. People who like flexibility


The heart of Flex 2 is a tiny little tracker with LED lights. The LEDs light up to provide information, such as when you get a text message.


The tracker pops out easily from one band and slips into another. You can also get your fashionista on and pop the tracker into a pendant or a bangle, which are optional accessories.

3. People who frequently get wet


Flex 2 is the first Fitbit designed to be more than just splash-resistant. You can wear this Fitbit in the shower without worrying.

Of course, I’m not doing a shower demonstration on camera. California is still in a drought. But I will do this.


See those lights? That means I just got a text message. Probably from my bartender.











Flex 2 is also for swimmers. It automatically detects when you start swimming. And it records how many minutes and pool lengths you swam, how many calories burned, and how many minutes counted toward your daily active minutes.


Of course, I’m not doing a swimming demonstration on camera either. That would just be too … cold!

Looks like the Flex 2 survived the deluge. I’m a little worse for wear, but you know what they say: It’s five o’clock somewhere.
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