Fitbit Flex 2 Luxe Review
Fitbit Flex 2 Luxe
|$60||See On Fitbit (Flex 2)|
|$90 and up||See On Fitbit (Bangle)|
|$58 and up||See On Amazon (Accessories)|
|$55||See On Amazon (Flex 2)|
|$80 and up||See On Fitbit (Pendant)|
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.
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.
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.
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.