Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

Fitbit Intro Waterproof Flex 2 Tracker for Just $100

It features a 1.5 inch display and a heart rate monitor. Seriously, you can slap this thing on pendants, bands, bracelets, and much more. Fitbit will also sell additional leather bands (in brown, indigo and pink) for $69.95.

Luckily, Fitbit's second new device, the Flex 2 comes equipped to deal with that problem. Other models, like the new Flex 2 and Fitbit Alta, come with some limitations compared to the Charge 2.

The Flex 2 is fully waterproof-a first for Fitbit. It'll still have continuous heart rate tracking, but the new version takes the next step by using the data it collects to give you an estimate of your personal cardio fitness level based on your estimated VO2 max (plus, it gives you suggestions on how to improve your score over time). The Fitbit app will unlock badge-like images of trail landmarks - say, a scenic waterfall at mile 5 - as you go. It costs just $100 and offers some of the same features available on the Charge 2 (activity and sleep tracking, move reminders, auto exercise recognition, support for notifications), but it also tracks swimming. The company says the tracker was created to be water-resistant at depths up to 164-feet so it should be able to handle most water-based activities. The already-slim tracker has been pared down significantly - the tracker itself is now 30 percent smaller and its accompanying wristbands (it comes in small and large sizes) are similarly slimmer. But Fitbit has managed to upgrade the minimalist display with some new powers as well.

Fitbit makes exercise even more of a game

Rounding out the Charge 2's features: push notifications, including caller ID, texts, and calendar reminders (provided your phone is nearby).

Fitbit Adventures are created to inspire end-users to move more and reach their health and fitness goals.

It also offers precise exercise modes that provide real-time exercise stats, including multi-sport modes for tracking specific workouts like runs, biking, weights, yoga, and interval workout mode, which guides you in alternating periods of high-intensity exercise and recovery to maximize workouts like circuit training. The Charge 2's screen is four times bigger than its predecessors, even though it's still only black and white. 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 out7. Pendant accessories are also up for sale, priced at $99.95 in Gold and $79.95 in Stainless Steel. Fitbit will also reboot its partnership with Tory Burch, who will have a new line of accessories launching in early 2017. It is available on Fitbit.com today, and other retailers from tomorrow.

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