Fitbit Flex 2 first impression : Swim-friendly tracker makes a splash

Fitbit Flex 2 is the first swim-proof fitness tracker from the company and we can almost hear the collective sigh of relief.

In the face of the Misfit Speedo Shine 2 and gamut of other water resistant trackers, it’s taken Fitbit a long time to answer the call of swimmers. And on paper at least, the Flex 2 looks like the real deal.

Fitbit Flex 2 first look

Priced reasonably at $99.95, the features aren’t as advanced as the Fitbit Charge 2, but it’s geared towards the entry level crowd who want a tracker that’s slim, versatile and of course, waterproof. The one we’ve tried is still an early version, and the full Flex 2 will be slightly different.

Design and notifications

Just like the Fitbit Alta and its predecessor, the new Flex is chasing the fashion conscious folk by letting wearers switch out the original bands for bangles, pendants and a whopping selection of seven Classic bands.

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