Hands on: Fitbit Flex 2 review

The name Fitbit has become synonymous with fitness trackers thanks to genre-leading devices such as the Fitbit Flex. Fitbit released the original Flex in the first half of 2013, however, and a lot of things have changed in the market since then.

Now Fitbit has decided it’s time to upgrade the Flex – one of its most popular trackers, alongside the Fitbit Charge 2 – by packing in some new features and giving it a fresh look.

The Fitbit Flex 2 is a similar price to other trackers of this ilk at $99 (£79, AU$149), and you’ll be able to buy it in October, although the exact release dates have yet to be announced.


The Flex 2 looks better than the original Flex. Instead of appearing in a mini screen running across the strap, the five small LEDs that light up depending on how much of your daily target you’ve achieved now run along the center of the strap, and so appear vertically as you look at your wrist, rather than horizontally

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