The Flex 2 is a fully waterproof fitness tracker. This smart little device tracks activities like swimming, biking, running, and walking.
Fitness trackers can help with improved habits and overall health. It also helps with motivation to move, which is why I have been wanting to get one. My job involves a LOT of sitting which apparently can have long-term effects on your health and body. As I stare at my computer for 8 or more hours a day, I don’t think about the fact that I’ve been sitting for too long. My little FitBit is programmed to alert me to get up and walk away from my PC. When I feel it vibrate and see the purple light flash, I know that it is time to move.
Instead of a display, it has a row of colorful lights that blink to indicate your progress and provide alerts.Because I am not permitted to have any personal devices (such as smart phone, tablet, etc) at my desk, the tracker with this display is the best option for me.
There’s no built-in GPS or heart rate monitoring, but given the price point, that is understandable.
The Flex 2 is slim and can be placed in a variety of different bands and bangles. This bangle is on my wish list for styling my FitBit in the near future
Now for the part that is perplexing.
At least four days a week I log 3 to 5 miles on my treadmill.
The FitBit Flex 2 is NOT accurate in mileage tracking.
Case in point: This first screenshot shows that I have walked .44 miles before getting on the treadmill
LB did some research and found that it may be helpful to put my FitBit in my pocket, instead of wearing it on my wrist, to get an accurate mileage reading. We both agreed that this suggestion didn’t make much sense. And I don’t have a pocket in my running shorts.
This first screenshot shows that I have walked 2.13 miles before getting on the treadmill
This second screenshot was taken after I completed 5 miles on the treadmill.
So it isn’t perfect, but I’ve learned a lot about my habits and I’ve had a pretty good time playing with my new toy this week.
I’m thinking I’ll keep it!