The Fitbit Flex 2, which arrived in late 2016, retains that fashion, whereas including extra customization and full swim-ready water resistance (a primary for Fitbit), all crammed right into a smaller band.
However not all the things has been improved, with battery life proving a selected disappointment, and within the three years for the reason that unique Fitbit Flex a lot of rivals have emerged – together with some from Fitbit itself, so is the Fitbit Flex 2 sufficient of an replace?
Fitbit Flex 2 worth and launch date
Though Fitbit has pushed some main upgrades into the Flex 2, it is across the similar worth as its predecessor too with a launch worth of $99.95 (£79.99, AU$149.95).
Because it launched again in 2016, we have seen the worth of the Fitbit Flex 2 drop all the way down to $59.95/£54.99 within the US and UK. These in Australia are nonetheless seeing costs of round AU$149.95.
That is a big low cost proper there making it a way more inexpensive choice than when the Flex 2 launched, however we may additionally see some additional worth cuts and offers because the Flex 2 ages.
- Slim, slight and cozy
- A variety of colours and straps can be found
The Fitbit Flex 2 is a thin, slight, water-resistant health tracker, sufficiently small that you may put on a watch alongside it with out wanting such as you’re carrying two timepieces.
Its band is a couple of centimeter large, and the width is more-or-less the identical throughout the entire tracker. As Fitbit says, it’s about 30% smaller than the final Fitbit Flex.
The make-up of the Fitbit Flex 2 is identical as earlier than, although. Its mind is a bit nugget of plastic that matches into the rubber strap, and will be popped out to cost.
The primary good thing about this fashion is that you may substitute the band, and get variations that look quite a bit jazzier than the black rubbery one Fitbit despatched us. Purchase direct from Fitbit and you may decide from 4 colours: black, lavender, magenta and navy blue. Fitbit affords packs of different strap colours too.
These rubbery straps have a low-key diagonal embossed sample. For those who’re after one thing a bit extra ostentatious, you can too get jewelry-like metallic ‘bangles’, and pendants that flip the Flex 2 right into a necklace.
As these are manufactured from higher-end supplies they add quite a bit to the price. The silver bangle is manufactured from chrome steel and prices $89.95, £69.99, AU$149.95, the gold and pink ones are gold-plated metal and value $99.95, £79.99, AU$169.95.
You double the price of the Flex 2 by shopping for considered one of these, however in return you get a tracker that appears like a chunk of jewellery.
Again to the rubbery one we even have, the Fitbit Flex 2 makes use of the identical fashion of button clasp because the previous Flex. This has been a little bit of a sore level for some Flex homeowners previously, as it may be onerous to seal, making you push with all of your would possibly towards your wrist: not comfortable.
Nevertheless, Fitbit does appear to have improved this, as we haven’t discovered it too onerous to shut the factor, though a good push continues to be wanted.
The usual Fitbit Flex 2 comes with two sizes of strap, they’re the identical width however there’s an extended one for individuals with chunkier wrists.
Ensure that the strap isn’t too tight and the Flex 2 turns into a health tracker you’ll utterly overlook you’re carrying. Conserving it on at night time isn’t any hardship in any respect: an vital win for a low-key tracker like this.