PICS: Fitbit brings two new fitness trackers to SA

Johannesburg - Fitbit unveiled two new fitness-tracking wearables to the South African market at an event in Johannesburg last week. 

The Fitbit Charge 2 is now available at local retailers while the Fitbit Flex 2, fitness band will be available soon. 

The Fitbit Charge 2 features a display that is four-times larger than the previous model and also features a heart-rate monitor. 

The Fitbit Flex 2 is a slim fitness band, thinner than the previous model.

For the first time, Fitbit have enabled the Flex 2 to be waterproof and allows the user to track their swimming. 

The devices track the user’s steps per day, sleep pattern, supports push notifications from a smartphone and features auto exercise recognition. 

The devices, like others from Fitbit, give the wearer reminders to move around, with the Charge 2 able to show the user time, messages and steps at a glance.

The Fitbit Charge 2 will cost R2 900 with the Flex 2 priced at R1 800.

New wrist bands will be available for the fitness trackers for December.

The Fitbit Charge 2 is currently available at local retailers and offers multi-sport tracking and connected GPS.

The older Fitbit Flex device.

The full range of Fitbit devices available include the Flex 2, Alta, Charge 2, Blaze and Surge.



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