Fitbit Flex 2 (2016) Review: Work Out in Style with This Waterproof Tracker
Fitbit has long been known for their quality devices, but with the unveiling of the Flex 2, they will now be known for their stylish ones as well. Yes, the Blaze has some nice, dressier features, but they pale in comparison to the luxurious and varying looks you can achieve with the Flex 2.
Plus, the Flex 2 has something no other Fitbit does: it’s waterproof. Using high-end materials and versatile style options, like wearing it as a bracelet or pendant, it gives you a whole new experience when it comes to tracking. It’s that ingenious mix of style, function and affordability that makes it a must-see and a must-have.
This Fitbit Flex 2 review will outline what makes it stand apart from the competition and why you need one. It will give you an in-depth look at features, pricing and extras, so by the time you’re done, you won’t just need one, you’ll want one.
Fitbit Flex 2: Luxury and Affordability
When you first see the Flex 2, you can’t help but stare. A first in terms of materials and how it’s worn, Fitbit reimagined its most iconic tracker into something fresh and stunning- and all for under $100. Mixing extravagant finishes, like 22k rose gold, with waterproof capabilities, and different ways to wear it, users will be beyond impressed.
It is thinner, lighter, and more durable than the original, without sacrificing value or function. Users more than get their money’s worth, as many of this devices features are only seen on more expensive models, like the Apple watch. You get so much for so little it feels like it’s too good to be true, but trust me, it’s everything it claims to be and more.
The Benefits of Owning a Fitbit Flex 2
It moves, motivates and mesmerizes, getting you looking your best and looking good while wearing it. Here is what you get with the Flex 2 and how it can benefit you:
- The Flex 2 is a small, removable tracker that can fit into a number of bracelets or a necklace, so you can wear it any way you want.
Put it around your neck as a stylish necklace when you’re heading out for a night on the town or wear it on your wrist when you go to work. Like a chameleon, you can change its appearance to fit any situation, so there’s never a situation where you can’t wear it.
- Smaller, More Versatile Design: The removable tracker isn’t the only thing that is small with the Flex 2. The bangles and sports bands are smaller as well, a full 30% smaller than the original Flex.
But that’s not the most striking thing with the Flex 2’s design. It is the decadent new colors and finishes that really turn heads. The sports bands come in 7 vibrant colors, and are all sweat-proof, so not irritation or discomfort.
Then there are the jewelry inspired bangles and pendants. Premium options include 22k-plated gold or rose gold stainless steel for bangles and pendants and mirror-finish bangles in silver stainless steel, putting a whole new meaning on affordable fashion.
- Water-proof and Automatic Swim Tracking: Fitbit’s first swim-proof tracker goes up to 50 meters, so you can dive in the ocean or swim laps in the pool safely. It also records, laps, times and calories using the Fitbit app, so you get automatic stats to measure and improve your sessions.
- Smart Track: Fitted with Smart Track, your Flex 2 will recognize and record select workouts (walks, sports, runs, rides, elliptical, aerobic workouts, and swims), providing you with real-tie stats that you can use to tweak how you exercise.
- Fitness Incentives: With the ability to set up personal weekly goals, and vibration alerts to remind you to move, the Flex 2 will encourage you to do more and get fit.
Personal weekly goals help you track progress and keep you focused, while the vibration alert helps parents and professionals remember to be more active.
The Flex 2: The Good and the Bad
Outlining all the Flex 2’s striking features and how they can assist you in living healthier is just a small part of what you need to know. You also need to compare the pros and cons of the device to see if and how it suits you. Here’s how the good and the bad weight out:
There are quite a few items on the pro list, starting with the interchangeable design. The fact that you can pop this tiny tracker into a multitude of bracelets or rock it as a pendant is a major pro. Some people don’t like wearing a watch or bracelet, or vice-versa, so this gives them more options and makes users more likely to keep wearing it.
Plus, this is the one tracker you really can wear to a fancy party, which once again makes you more inclined to stick with the program. Having to take off your tracker every time you get dressed up eventually becomes more trouble than it’s worth, so this is a good attribute.
Speaking of which, it can be worn when you swim or shower, again eliminating the need to take it off for any reason. Not to mention swimmers can now accurately track how hard and long they exercise. And you get all of this for under $100, which just may be the best feature of them all.
There is not much to say that is bad about the Flex 2, at least not anything major. The biggest drawback with the Flex 2 is that there is no face to read stats, so you need to use your smartphone or computer to analyze and measure your readings.
And there is also no GPS or heart rate feature, which limits runners and may make users feel like they are missing out on truly accurate readings. However, carrying your phone for GPS is a small thing, and heart rate monitoring is not necessary for precise readings.
Plus, the LED colored lights indicate when you hit goals, so you know if you made progress, when you made it and what you need to do next-and you get it all at a reasonable price.
Fitbt Flex 2 Vs the Alta
Due to its stunning looks, the Flex 2 is already being compared to Fitbit’s other remarkable looking device: The Alta. The Alta is slim like the Flex 2, and comes in a variety of colors that make it quite trendy. It also lacks GPS and heart-rate monitoring, making them even in most of the major categories.
However, the Alta does not have as many fashion options, limiting how and where you use it and also can’t be used while swimming. That is a big disadvantage as it cuts off a number of potential customers. In addition, the Flex 2 costs less, making it the better value for your money.
Flex 2 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
To give you a better picture of what the Flex 2 is all about, here is what users are asking:
Q. Are the LED lights easy to read?
A. Yes, there are different colored lights to indicate different goals, eliminating confusion and guesswork.
Q. Are all the finishes water-proof?
A. Yes, whether you wear the bracelets or pendant they are all water-proof. However, they are gold and silver plated, so the finish may wear down over time.
Q. Can the Flex 2 notify you of texts or calls?
A. No, there ae no smart notifications with this tracker, so you can focus on exercising without distraction.
Real Customer Reviews (FAQ)
The Flex 2 has been tested and used by high-profile and everyday users, who are more than satisfied with what it can do. Calling it arresting and dependable, consumers feel it is a great device to get people up and out.
Julianna Hough, best known as a dancer and star on Dancing with the Stars, loved how she could wear it in any setting and look good. She also loved how well it functioned, saying: “Fitbit Flex 2 helps keep me motivated to hit my health and fitness goals, and it’s even swim-proof, so I can truly get credit for everything I do in my day.”
Others spoke equally positive, noting that the Flex 2 was “remarkable” and “makes users want to do more”. They all felt it made exercising more appealing and made the process of learning how to do it right simpler and more enjoyable.
Has my Fitbit Flex 2 review made you a believer? I hope so because it is a truly remarkable tracker that mixes affordability, extravagance and function to give users an elevated and polished fitness experience. Stylish and swim-proof, this tracker looks good and will have you looking good in no time, so take the plunge and invest in one. You can thank me later.