The Fitbit Flex 2 can go within the pool with you

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The Fitbit Flex 2 can go within the pool with you

Apple’s newest Watch was met with nice applause when the corporate introduced in September the factor may take a dive within the pool and carry on ticking. However the worth and different bells and whistles of the Watch is perhaps an excessive amount of for these simply in search of a easy option to observe steps, laps and energy.

Enter Fitbit’s Flex 2, which begins delivery tomorrow morning. It’s a slimmer model of different Fitbit fashions just like the Blaze or Surge, however for about $100 this health tracker will depend your steps, energy, allow you to log your meals via the app and you may even go swimming with it.

The Flex 2 is available in a number of colours and you may get it within the metallic bracelet or pendant of your selection if you wish to put on it as jewellery.

The Flex 2 is an improve from the unique Flex band with a extra customizable look and talent to go underwater. However, just like the Flex, it’s geared towards those that simply need the health fundamentals like protecting observe of steps or growing more healthy habits. In different phrases, these needing the motivation to stand up and go or who want to interrupt away from a sedentary way of life are the goal shopper for this gadget.

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It really works utilizing a little bit sensor you’ll be able to pop into the highest pocket of any of the offered wristbands, which are available in dimension small or giant. The sensor’s battery lasts as much as 5 days earlier than needing a recharge but it surely’s fairly straightforward to energy up once more by simply popping the sensor out of the wristband and placing it within the offered recharging station.

You’ll know your Flex 2 is absolutely charged when all 5 lights on the highest of the sensor glow inexperienced. If you need, Fitbit may even ship you an e mail notification if you end up nearly out of battery so it’s time to energy up once more.

NEW YORK – AUGUST 23: Fitbit Ambassador and former volleyball professional Gabby Reece helps introduce the subsequent era of two of essentially the most iconic and ground-breaking health trackers – Fitbit Cost 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 on August 23, 2016 in New York Metropolis. Fitbit additionally introduced Adventures, a brand new Fitbit Problem to maintain you engaged, prolonged notifications for Blaze to maintain you related to what issues most, and thrilling new designs and accent companions that mean you can put on Fitbit Blaze and Alta effortlessly from day to nighttime. (Photograph by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Photographs for Fitbit)

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Like the unique Flex, the Flex 2 additionally tracks sleep and may report your exercises. A pleasant bonus is that it’s additionally waterproof as much as 164 ft. Which means you’ll be able to take it within the bathe or go swimming with the gadget.

Flex 2 routinely tracks your laps within the pool, their length and your caloric burn within the Fitbit app when you swim.

One actually cool factor concerning the Flex 2 is you’ll be able to take it on a exercise with out your cellphone and it’ll report your steps, flooring climbed and the way far you went afterward in the event you sync it up with the app in your smartphone.

It’s possible you’ll discover a discrepancy within the variety of steps your cellphone says you took and what number of the Fitbit says you went in a day. You should definitely put on your Flex 2 in your non-dominant hand for accuracy.

In case you are nonetheless seeing an enormous distinction it might be time to calibrate your sensor for stride. It’s because, in contrast to your cellphone, Fitbit doesn’t have a built-in GPS and everybody has a special stride. This occurred to me the primary few days as I in contrast my cellphone and the app for correct readings. My sensor normalized by itself however for many who must calibrate, right here’s how Fitbit recommends doing it in iOS:

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Fitbit Flex 2 is ideal for many who simply need to transfer extra. The little notification buzz I get to stand up and transfer round each hour helped preserve me going and is essential in protecting metabolism up all through the day. The power to log the meals I’ve eaten and see what number of energy I’ve burned all through the day are a plus as nicely.

Will I exploit it for longer than three months? Who is aware of. Retaining customers within the product is a recognized downside within the fitness-tracking business — and should not even result in any weight reduction. However I’ll say it’s a stable gadget for many who don’t need numerous fuss and at $100 it’s an awesome worth in comparison with different health trackers.