Fitness trackers are devices which can track your daily activity and help you to achieve long term fitness goals. These devices are a boon to people who wish to include some workout in their daily routine and lead a healthy lifestyle. Even a small amount of activity can bring big changes to your health. Fitbit is a company which manufactures a wide variety of fitness devices and Fitbit Flex 2 is the first swim proof device from Fitbit.
Best of Fitbit Flex 2 Features
Fitbit Flex 2 is the slimmest wrist band from Fitbit. It is comfortable to wear due to its light weight. It won’t also cause any skin irritation as it is made of high quality elastomer. Fitbit Flex 2 is also the first swim proof Fitbit band. The unique feature of Fitbit Flex 2 is that the tracker is removable and it fits in bands, bangles and even pendants. It has a high quality LED screen. It is also the most affordable fitness tracker.
1) All Day Activity Tracking
This helps you to track your steps, distance moved, calories burnt, your active minutes and times you sit idle. Since Fitbit Flex 2 does not have a screen or a button, you cannot start or stop workouts on the tracker. It has 5 color coded LED lights which will light up to alert you.
You can start or stop your activity using the Fitbit app if you can carry your smart phone when you go for work out. It does not have altimeter so you cannot track how many stairs you have climbed. You can also set weekly goals using Fitbit Flex 2.
2) Smart Track
This is a feature which automatically recognizes and tracks your activity like running, walking, aerobic workouts etc.
3) Sleep Tracking
It is a feature which tracks number of hours you sleep and also quality of your sleep by finding out how many hours you spent on each stage of sleep. You can set silent alarms which can wake you up with a silent buzz unlike other alarm clocks. You can also set sleep goals using the device. This will help you to set a consistent sleep time and follow healthy sleeping habits.
4) Swim Proof
The most exciting feature of Fitbit Flex 2 is that it is swim proof and can track swimming automatically. It can be used both in fresh water and salt water. It is water proof up to 50 meters.
Fitbit Flex 2 vibrates when you get calls and text messages. It also gives you alerts when you get a Whatsapp message or a message in your Facebook messenger. Since Fitbit Flex 2 lacks a proper screen it does not show caller ID when phone rings.
6) Reminders to Move
This feature helps you to stay active throughout the day. It motivates you to take at least 250 steps per hour. Fitbit Flex 2 does not have a display so idle alerts come in the form of magenta light, two white lights and a vibration. A very small physical activity you do can bring positive results in your body.
7) Battery Life
Fitbit Flex 2 has a battery life of 5 days.
8) Interchangeable Accessories
It is a fashionable fitness tracker. It is not flashy too. Accessories are available which can transform your tracker in to a bangle (available in the range silver, gold, rose gold), a pendant or another band color that suits your fashion sense. Bands are available in 7 vibrant colors; black, magenta, lavender and navy. However, if you wear it as a pendant you will lose the sleep tracking and smart track functions.
Fitbit Flex 2 bands are available in two sizes, small and large.
Like any other Fitbit tracker, Fitbit Flex 2 also syncs well with all devices like Android phones, iPhones etc. Go for Fitbit Flex 2 if you are a fashion freak who chooses swimming as a part of your workout.
Frequently Asked Question on Fitbit Flex 2
1) Does Fitbit Flex 2 show time and date?
It will not show time and date as it does not have a display. It only has 5 LED lights.
2) Is Fitbit Flex 2 swim proof?
Yes you can use it while swimming and it is water proof up to 50 meters.
3 ) How long does the battery of Fitbit Flex 2 lasts?
The battery usually lasts for 5 days. But it may vary depending on your usage.
4) Will the LED lights cause any confusion?
No, it has 5 LED lights with vibration that you can differentiate easily. For example, yellow light is for silent alarms, Magenta light indicates reminders to move, blue light gives call or text alerts. When you reach your goal, Fitbit Flex 2 vibrates and lights flashes.