Fitbit Flex has been around for quite sometime, making it a popular choice among users who wish to track their activities. With the release of the Fitbit Flex 2, if you already own a Flex band, then you must be wondering whether or not it is worth it to upgrade. If you’re a first time buyer, you might be contemplating whether to go for the new Fitbit Flex (obviously) or the very similar Alta band, also by Fitbit. All these questions will be answered in this post that will hopefully help you with your buying decision.

Features of the Fitbit Flex 2:

  • Ultra-slim design with a removable tracker module that can be moved and fitted into other accessories like bands, pendants or bangles.
  • Swim-proof for tracking swimming activities.
  • Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, active minutes, and sleep quality.
  • LED indicators light up to show you your progress towards your daily goal.
  • SmartTrack automatically recognizes and records them to your Fitbit app.
  • Receive color-coded text and call notifications from your phone.
  • Silent alarm wakes you up by vibration.
  • Battery life up to 5 days.
  • Data syncs wirelessly from your band to your Fitbit app on your smart device. Compatible with iOS and Android devices.

Click here to learn more about Fitbit Flex 2, read the customer reviews and buy it.

How Is The Fitbit Flex 2 Different Than Flex 1?

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TitleFitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband, BlackFitbit Flex 2, Black
FeatureTracks steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes
Monitor how long and well you sleep
Wakes you (and not your partner) with a silent wake alarm
LED lights show how your day is stacking up against your goal
Slim, comfortable and easy to wear (sold with both large and small wristbands included)
Includes small and large wristbands
Track steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. Comes with both small and large size band
Ultra-thin, removable tracker hides in bands, pendants and bangles
Swim-proof for tracking swimming, life-proof for wear in the ocean, shower, pool and beyond
SmartTrack automatically recognizes select workouts and records them to your Fitbit app; Get call and text notifications on your wrist with unique vibration patterns and color-coded LED lights
Automatically track how long and how well you sleep, and set a silent alarm to wake with a small vibration; LED display lights up to show progress toward your daily goal
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Activity Tracking:

  • When it comes to tracking, both Flex and Flex 2 track the same activities: steps, active minutes, distance, calories, sleep quality.
  • However, Flex 2 is the first swim-proof band from Fitbit that allows you to track swimming activities.
  • Also, Flex 2 has SmartTrack technology that automatically recognizes some workouts and records them in your Fitbit app.

Design:

  • Flex 2 is noticeably slimmer than the Flex. It also has a different clasp design that works better than the first one.
  • Flex 2 is available in 4 colors: Black, Lavender, Magenta and Navy.
  • Additional accessories for Flex 2 allow you to change how you wear your tracker: either in a necklace (pendant) or a bangle available in Gold, Rose Gold or Silver.

Notifications:

  • The original Flex band didn’t receive any notifications from your phone.
  • Now, the Flex 2 is able to receive call or text notifications. While you can’t view the text or caller ID, the notifications are Color-coded so each color will indicate whether it’s a call or text notification.

Battery Life:

  • You should expect the same battery life from both Flex 2 and Flex, up to 5 days.

Flex 2 or Alta, Which Band To Choose?

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TitleFitbit Alta Fitness Tracker, Silver/Black, SmallFitbit Flex 2, Black
FeatureTrack steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes
See stats and time with a bright OLED tap display
Automatically track how long and how well you sleep, and set a silent, vibrating alarm
Personalize with interchangeable metal, leather and classic bands (sold separately)
Get call, text and calendar notifications at a glance (when phone is nearby)
Track steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes. Comes with both small and large size band
Ultra-thin, removable tracker hides in bands, pendants and bangles
Swim-proof for tracking swimming, life-proof for wear in the ocean, shower, pool and beyond
SmartTrack automatically recognizes select workouts and records them to your Fitbit app; Get call and text notifications on your wrist with unique vibration patterns and color-coded LED lights
Automatically track how long and how well you sleep, and set a silent alarm to wake with a small vibration; LED display lights up to show progress toward your daily goal
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  • Fitbit Alta is not very different from Flex 2. Both bands have the same tracking features: steps, distance, calories, sleep quality and SmartTrack technology.
  • Flex 2 and Alta both are able to receive text and call notifications, but additionally, Alta will receive Calendar notifications, too.
  • And because Alta has a display, it can display the caller’s name and some part of the text message you receive. Also, it displays current time.
  • So, to sum up, the biggest difference here is that the Alta has a display screen that actually shows you the details of your goals, text/caller ID and calendar alerts as well as current time.
  • Like Flex 2, many interchangeable accessories are available for Fitbit Alta.

Click here to learn more about Fitbit Alta, read the customer reviews and buy it.



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