- Customizable with various types of bands
- Water resistant down to 50 meters
- Automatically recognizes activities
- Move reminders every hour
- Simple and easy to use device
- Very basic activity metrics
- No HR monitor
- No screen to view data and notifications
- Battery life is 4 days
- Proprietary charger
The Flex 2 provides customization with various fashion accessories and will be a good option for those who don’t want a dedicated smartwatch on their wrist
The Fitbit Flex 2 is a small activity and sleep tracker that also has a few extra features tacked on. It’s definitely an improvement over the original Flex and should be popular among people that don’t necessarily want to showcase they are wearing a fitness device.
The device itself is only about an inch long and it does detach from the wristband so you can get a bunch of different accessories for it. One big feature the Flex 2 has over other Fitbit devices is that its water resistant down to 50 meters and is swim-ready. All you have to do is start swimming and it will automatically recognize the activity and track it for you. The auto-sport recognition will also be triggered for other workouts as well, such as running, walking or playing basketball. So the sport features on the Flex 2 are nice to have but really they still come second to activity tracking. The main reason someone will most likely get this device is to track steps, calories burned, distance traveled, active minutes and sleep throughout the day. All of these metrics will be conveniently logged within the Fitbit mobile app for you to review.
On the downside, the Fitbit Flex 2 does not have a screen. Instead it has five LEDs on the face, which will display certain information for the user. For example, if you double tap the band it will show the percentage of your daily goal achieved or if you receive a text message (and your phone is within Bluetooth range) the Flex 2 will vibrate and light up to notify you. Another complaint with the Flex 2 is battery life. You should expect to get around 4 days of battery life on average and unfortunately, it charges via a proprietary charging clip.
In the end, we can easily see women being attracted to the Flex 2 with all the nice jewelry and accessory options available. Men may also like the Flex 2 since it’s a little more stylish and covert than other fitness trackers.