Buying Guide

Fitbit Flex 2 Buying Guide: What You Need To Know

Everything you need to know about Fitbit’s entry-level tracker.

Fitbit has long been the leader in the wearable fitness tracker sector, but in the last few years the firm’s lineup of trackers has grown into a diverse range in order to appeal to a broader audience, from your average Joe keeping in shape at the gym, right up to Pro Athletes.

Matter of fact, at the time of this writing, Fitbit has no fewer than eight fitness trackers available: the Fitbit Zip,  Fitbit One, Fitbit Flex 2, Fitbit Alta, Fitbit Alta HR, Fitbit Charge 2, Fitbit Blaze, and Fitbit Surge.

One of the most popular models of the lineup is the Fitbit Flex 2, due to its all-around great features, good design, and reasonable price. Here we take a look at everything the Fitbit Flex 2 has to offer. But don’t worry, if you still don’t think it’s for you, there are seven other types of Fitbit to choose from.

A few notable things about the Fitbit Flex 2: it’s Fitbit’s slimmest band yet and the tracker actually comes in the form of a small pill-shaped device that you slip into the band—or bangle, or pendant. In other words, the Flex 2 has a design that could fit many different formats.

Fitbit Flex 2: Health Features

The Fitbit Flex 2 is packed with health features. These include: all-day Steps, Calories & Distance tracking; Auto Sleep Tracking; SmartTrack Auto Exercise Recognition so it’s able to detect if you are walking or running; Reminders to get up and move; and it’s water proof and can track your strokes in the pool. Combine all this with a simple and light design and the Fitbit Flex 2 is clearly a great choice for a fitness tracker.

Fitbit Flex 2: Other Features

But the Fitbit Flex 2 also has other features as well. Among the best are: a 5-day battery life; Call and Text notifications; the aforementioned ability to slip the tracker into various bands and pendants; and an LED display that has a progression meter that shows how close you are to your daily goals.

Fitbit Flex 2: Style

The great thing about the Fitbit Flex 2 is that you are not just limited to wearing it on your wrist. Though there are myriad styles of wristbands you can buy to slip the Fitbit Flex 2 tracker into, you can also buy bangles (fancy bracelets) and pendants to hold the tracker and fit your style. Off the shelf editions of the Fitbit Flex 2 come in black, lavender, magenta, or navy color wristband options.

Fitbit Flex 2: Who Is It For?

The Fitbit Flex 2 is great for those who want to get a simple no-nonsense tracker that does the basics—and does them well. It’s also for those who might want to change the look and design of their tracker, ie: those who might be find wearing a plastic wristband while working out at the gym, but want to disguise the tracker a bit more by putting it into a fancy pendant when going out to a party in the evening. Overall, it’s a fantastic all-around good choice for those shopping for an entry-level fitness tracker.


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