Fitbit Windows 10 app updated; new Flex 2 and Charge 2 trackers revealed

Fitbit has updated its Windows 10 app, adding the new Fitbit Dashboard by default. The update comes the same week the company officially revealed its new Flex 2 and Charge 2 wearable fitness trackers.

Here's the breakdown of what's new and improved in the Fitbit app:

  • The new Fitbit Dashboard is now enabled by default.
  • The Fitbit Dashboard has new celebrations for hitting your goal
  • Bug fixes and general improvements

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Fitbit's two upcoming trackers will likely support the Windows 10 app. Here's what the company said about the small Fitbit Flex 2, which is 30% smaller than the original Fitbit Flex:

The first-ever swim-proof, swim-tracking wearable device from Fitbit, with Flex 2 you don't have to worry about getting it wet—in the sink, shower, pool, even in the ocean! Just like the original Fitbit Flex, Flex 2 makes advanced health and fitness tracking effortless with automatic all-day activity, exercise, and sleep tracking to show how your entire day adds up, keeping you motivated and accountable to reach your goals. The minimalist display uses color-coded LED lights to highlight activity progress, and can even keep you connected with call and text alerts when your phone is nearby. And the long battery life (up to 5 days!) will ensure you won't miss a step, day or night!

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The Fitbit Flex 2 is available for pre-order for $99.95, with buyers able to choose a band in black, navy, magenta, or lavender colors, with additional bands and accessories sold seperately. The Flex 2 will start shipping in late September.

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Here's what Fitbit has to say about the upcoming Charge 2 tracker:

Fitbit Charge 2 automatically captures all-day activity, including steps, distance, heart rate, floors climbed, hourly activity, active minutes and calories burned. Fitbit Charge 2 also offers automatic sleep tracking, which records how long and how well you sleep in the Fitbit app, and lets you create a sleep schedule, complete with bedtime reminders and a silent vibrating alarm for gentle wake ups. There's even Reminders to Move, a motivating new smart feature that displays friendly messages and give you a small vibration that encourages you to stay active throughout the day and keeps you on track toward hourly step goals.The easy-to-read tap-sensitive display is four times larger than the original Fitbit Charge HR, so you can see more activity stats and keep your fitness goals on track with just a glance. You can also quickly view notifications from your smartphone on the go, when your phone is nearby, helping you stay connected to what matters most with call, text and calendar alerts. And the long battery life (up to 5 days!) of Fitbit Charge 2 ensures you can keep moving without missing a step or a beat.


Pricing for the Fitbit Charge 2 begins at $149.95 in a variety of colors. It will begin shipping in early September.

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John Callaham