Fitbit Flex 2 Review – An Update to the Classic

The Fitbit Flex 2 is similarly priced with other fitness trackers on the market, and it is a direct update to the original Fitbit Flex. If you’ve experienced, owned, or even just taken a look at the original model, the second iteration definitely looks better than the original. Instead of using a mini screen that runs across the app, it now uses 5 small LEDs that will light up depending on how much of your daily activity goals have been accomplished. Furthermore, these lights appear vertically instead of horizontally, which makes it easier to glance on your wrist.

Fitbit Flex 2 Review - An Update to the Classic

The Fitbit Flex 2  is a Better Looking Wearable Than the Original

Aside from the obvious new design choice, the Fitbit Flex 2 is a bit thicker than its predecessor. For the “face” part, it is now chamfered, and the LEDs are fixed along a ridge. This design is something that you might have noticed in any other fitness tracker before, and for the most part, it does look great on the wrist.

You can take the “face” portion out of the band by simply pushing it out. You can then swap out the band with a different colored one. Speaking of color variations, Fitbit offers different color variants for the Flex 2, them being gray, pink, white, and black. You can even wear the device on a bangle or pendant if you so desire.

While the strap is comfortable to wear, it is quite difficult to get it on and off. Once you’ve been able to lock the strap in place, it does mean that the fitness tracker is placed pretty secure on the wrist. Still, it does take some time to get into place properly, which can be irritating, especially if you’re in a hurry.

This particular fitness tracker is also waterproof, which means that you can still wear it while you’re inside the shower or when you’re swimming. Aside from swimming, there are other tracking features, but these are mostly geared in monitoring your steps. Still, it is able to track a series of exercise routines, as well as your sleep patterns.

Sad to say, however, that the Fitbit Flex 2 doesn’t have a built-in heart-rate monitor, and if you want this functionality you would have to spring for more to get the company’s own Charge 2. Even without the heart-rate monitor, this second iteration to the classic Fitbit Flex is definitely an improvement in terms of design, build quality, and performance.


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