Fitbit Flex 2 Luxe Review

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Fitbit Flex 2 Luxe Review

The Fitbit Flex 2 improves on its predecessor, but it really shines in its Luxe accessories. We recommend getting a Fitbit Flex 2 along with a Luxe accessory or two. You'll get the benefits of Fitbit's community, app, and accurate fitness tracking in a swim-proof, stylish package.

If the price tag is a little too luxe for you, the Misfit Ray is another versatile water-resistant option. You don't have to recharge it thanks to its replaceable coin cell batteries, but you need the included (easy to lose and hard to get a hang of) tool to swap wristbands.

What Works

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The Fitbit Flex 2 is actually a very small device within the base wristband. This tiny tracker can be easily popped out and placed in a Luxe Bangle or Pendant.

Through both, you can see the five LEDs that relay notifications. When in Bluetooth range of your phone, you get a blue light for calls and purple for texts. Red reminds you to move and and all the lights glow when you meet your activity goal for the day.

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The best feature on the Flex 2 is it's water resistance. The tracker can handle everything from your shower to a few laps at the pool and it's also saltwater-friendly.

What Could Be Better

The SmartTrack feature on the Flex 2 is limited. You can't manually track special activities which means your jog or bike ride will only be detected after roughly 15 minutes of movement.

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The Flex 2 gets up to five days of battery life on one charge. It would be preferable to get at least a week's worth of activity in, especially since the device lacks battery draining features like a heart rate monitor or screen.

Warranty & Customer Support

Fitbit offers a 45 day refund policy and a one year limited warranty that covers water damage.

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