Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2
At the beginning of this month (IFA 2016), Fitbit announced new fitness tracking wearables – the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2. The company also announced new gold variants of the Fitbit Alta and Blaze as well as upcoming software updates coming to the Android and iOS app.
Fitbit Charge 2
The Fitbit Charge 2 is the third fitness tracker in the Charge series and takes off where the original Charge and Charge HR stops although it has more in common with the Fitbit Alta. It sports the company’s PurePulse heart rate monitoring tech, along with automatic sports tracking and phone notifications.
The 1.5-inch OLED display on the Charge 2 is four times bigger and a bit brighter) than that of the Fitbit Charge HR; and shows both the time and fitness data. There is no in-built GPS and water resistance rating however it lasts up to 5 days of usage. The Fitbit Charge 2 starts at $149.95.
Fitbit Flex 2
The ‘swim-proof’ Fitbit Flex 2 improves on its predecessor – the 2013 Flex, both visually an physically, and claims a battery life up to 5 days. It now has an ultra-slim, cylindrical and light body; and retains the same five LED lights on the front (Red, Green, White, Yellow & Blue) for updates and progress.
The Reminders to Move feature (Red Light) is now available on the Flex 2 and the tracker performs generic features such as calories burned, sleep tracking, steps taken, distance travelled and more. It syncs with the Fitbit app on Android and iOS.
The basic model of the Fitbit Flex 2 starts at $99.95 and there are additional interchangeable bands starting at $15 as well as bangles and pendants for carrying the sensor. It also comes in a special ‘designer collection’ edition.