Fitbit introduces the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2

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Earlier this year, fitbit started refreshing their existing fitness trackers with the the introduction of the Fitbit Alta and Blaze. Today, the company is continuing that refresh with it's two most popular trackers, the Fitbit Flex and Fitbit Charge HR. The two new models are called the Fitbit Flex 2 and Fitbit Charge 2 and they will both be available today for US$ 99 (MYR 450) and US$ 150 (MYR 730) respectively.

Fibit Malaysia says that they will begin offering the Fitbit Charge 2 and Fitbit Flex 2 in Malaysia beginning October 2016 through official retailers.

Announced in 2014, the Fitbit Charge HR quickly became Fitbit's most successful product due to a combination of it's rich feature set and affordable price. The new Fitbit Charge 2 is hoping to to do the same thing and the most noticeable difference is the larger OLED display of the Charge 2 that is not a touchscreen.

The Charge 2 features a similar replaceable band design like the Alta which will ultimately prevent the band issues that Fitibt had with the original Charge HR. In terms of tracking, the Charge 2 still features an optical HR sensor with Fitbit's PurePulse technology and while the Charge 2 still doesn't come with built-in GPS, Fitbit is substituting that with connected GPS which allows the Charge 2 to utilize you smartphone's GPS signal.

Right off the bat, the $99 Fitbit Flex 2 looks a lot like it's predecessor but the main feature this time around is it's waterproofing. The Flex 2 is also slimmer and lighter in contrast to the original Flex. Fitbit is also improving the aesthetics of the Flex 2 with new band color options and the ability to wear the Flex 2 as a necklace or a stylish bangle.

Learn more about the Fitbit Flex 2 and Fitbit Charge 2 here