Fitbit Flex 2 Review – Finally, a Fitbit That You Can Bring Swimming

The Fitbit is known to be track all kinds of activities, but its usefulness is limited as you can’t bring it to the pool whenever you’re main idea of keeping fit is swimming laps around the pool, that is until the Fitbit Flex 2 came into the scene. This is, finally, a Fitbit that is swim-proof. However, not everything about it is a call for rejoice. This is because the call for being swim-friendly means that it did lose out on some other features. This time around, there is no heart-rate monitoring, and it doesn’t even have a display. If you’re okay with the compromise, then perhaps this would still make a solid choice for your hard-earned cash.

Fitbit Flex 2 Review - Finally, a Fitbit That You Can Bring Swimming

The Fitbit Flex 2 is Finally Swim-Proof

When it comes to looks, the Fitbit Flex 2 is just about the perfect slim fitness tracker that you would want. Its design is quite similar to the Jawbone Up2, and it fits the budget-friendly category quite well. The standard packaging comes with two rubber straps (one large and one small). However, the beauty of this particular fitness tracker lies in its customization.

When you pop out the tracker itself, you can put it into a different-colored wristband, or a necklace, or even a bangle. To-date, you can even call the Flex 2 the most versatile Fitbit you can purchase. This is an upgrade that is long overdue, and the added swim tracking and water resistance make it even the more appealing choice, especially if you’re a fan of the brand.

As mentioned earlier, this is the first Fitbit that you can wear while you’re swimming. You can even wear it inside the shower if you so desire. It is waterproof up to 50-meters in depth, and it can even be used under fresh or salt water, so you don’t have to take it off when you head off to the beach.

Just like the brand’s own Charge 2, the second iteration to the Flex can also automatically recognize and record whenever you’re working out. This includes when you’re biking, running, brisk walking, doing aerobics, jumping around, and more.

But even though it doesn’t have a display, the Fitbit Flex 2 should have a better battery life. Unlike other budget-friendly rivals, such as the Xiaomi Mi Band 2 (which can last up to 30-days), Fitbit’s contender can only last about 3-days of continuous use. Furthermore, there will be no vibration warning or LED indicator that the battery is about to die. Hence, you might notice that it would suddenly go “kaput” without it even telling you anything. If you’re going to purchase this, it might be good to remind yourself every couple of days to charge the device.


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