Fitbit Flex 2

The tracker for swimming and style 🏊

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Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
Flex 2 is Fitbit’s ultra-slim, first-ever swim-proof fitness wristband features a removable tracker that transforms with classic bands, elegant bangles or pendants, allowing you to effortlessly track all-day activity, exercise and sleep in a style that’s all your own. - Now 30% smaller, Flex 2 features a removable tracker and interchangeable slim, classic fitness bands in seven colors that are perfect for every day, hitting the gym or going for a swim. - Smarter: A simple LED display uses color-coded lights to show progress toward your daily goal, and keeps you connected with call and text notifications. - Swim-proof and automatic swim tracking: As Fitbit’s first swim-proof wristband, Flex 2 is water resistant up to 50 meters, whether you’re in the shower, pool or ocean, and it automatically tracks your pool swims including laps, duration and calories burned in the Fitbit App. - Premium accessory options: Customize Flex 2 in a variety of Fitbit-designed bracelets and pendants to best suit your style or activity. Choose from a range of luxe, premium mirror-finish bangles in silver stainless steel, and 22k-plated gold or rose gold stainless steel or elegant lariat-style necklaces in silver stainless steel or 22k-plated gold stainless steel for an elevated look that fits seamlessly into your everyday life – from the office to a night out. - SmartTrack automatic exercise tracking recognizes select workouts (walks, runs, rides, elliptical, sports, aerobic workouts, and now swims). - Reminders to Move help you stay active with friendly reminders to reach mini hourly step goals and reduce stationary time.
Fred Rivett@fredrivett · Co-founder UserCompass.com & @wecontrast
@jeremiahlee Hey Jeremiah, thanks for coming on PH for the launch today 👋 Really cool this one supports swimming, both from a resistance and tracking standpoint. I love that it tracks laps and duration. Will there be any breakdown on fastest laps, or stay more high level with just the total laps and overall duration?
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
@fredrivett Flex 2 automatically tracks the duration of your swim and the number of pool lengths you complete. To track your pace and distance, you can enter the pool length in meters or yards into the Fitbit app before starting your swim. More information about the swim tracking is at https://help.fitbit.com/articles... .
Jan Sapper@jan_sapper
Fitbit hords your data and virtually kidnaps it, as they don't want to integrate with Apple Health Kit. A deal breaker here. Around 3300 votes for this in the Fitbit community and no answer since 2014. https://community.fitbit.com/t5/...
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
@jan_sapper Fitbit does not sell user data and has no incentive to "hoard" your data. For perspective, Fitbit has more than 16 Million active users and only a few thousand have requested this feature. Fitbit offers free data export to CSV, Excel, and TCX formats, as well as a free Web API that's used to power many third-party integrations. Some of the best integrations—like Strava, IFTTT, and MyFitnessPal—are listed at https://www.fitbit.com/partnership .
@jeremiahlee @jan_sapper But no HealthKit just plain turn a LOT of people away. Especially when $10~$20 bands/weighs from China supports it. It's getting harder to pursue people to invest in a ecosystem other than Apple/Google's. And I'm speaking this as a previous Ultra user.
Jan Sapper@jan_sapper
@jeremiahlee Let me re-post this: "Yeah, but neither does Apple's HealthKit sell my data. They remain on the device and allow me to exchange data between a variety of fitness/health-related devices. The argument that out of "16 million active users only a few thousand" have requested this feature doesn't hold up as you didn't actively ask all of those 16 millions. You have to change your perspective on that. Users have to have the intrinsic motivation to sign up and search your messy support forums to find the request a feature section. This obstacle will let you lose more than 99% of your user base. And honestly the fact that a few thousand request this very feature would bother me." I know data lock-in is awesome business for you, it's simply unacceptable as a data-driven user.
Jeremiah Lee
Maker
@jeremiahlee
Fitbit has multiple free and enthusiastically supported ways for people to export their data. There is no "data lock-in", nor a business model that would motivate it. Fitbit prioritizes development of features by how most people will benefit from them. While the feature set satisfies millions of people worldwide, Fitbit accepts that it might not have every feature every person will want. I hope you find a product that helps you with your fitness goals, even if it's not made by Fitbit.
Philip I. Thomas@philipithomas · Co-founder at moonlight
I'm excited that it finally supports swimming! The "pebble" inside of it has cool possibilities - I can see swapping out the band (or even necklace) for something radically different every couple months.
Ryan Hoover@rrhoover · Founder, Product Hunt
Looks like something Ringly might design. Related: Funktional Wearables is a creative company that designs stylish "covers" for popular wearables like the Fitbit or Jawbone.
Rachel Shillcock@missrachilli · Rachilli :: Web + Design Studio
Love the new design of this! I've wanted to upgrade from my Fitbit One but never liked the old Flex design. I see a new Fitbit on the horizon, particularly now this is swim-proof. 😍