Fitbit Flex 2: What about the Alta?
So the Flex 2 is good, cheap and not all that complex, but there are a couple of reasons you might want to pick up another tracker instead of it. At RM240 the Moov Now costs even less than the Flex and gives you proper workout instructions for getting in shape. That said, it’s bigger and more ugly than this anonymous option.
There's also the RM630 Fitbit Alta, which gives you the same level of performance (minus waterproofing) and a basic display for the time, fitness and phone notifications. That's my Fitbit of choice, just because it doubles up as a watch. Still if you've got one of those already or - heaven forfend - don't mind reaching for your phone instead, you can happily get by with the Flex 2.
Even though this tracker is plenty durable and comes with a backup band, it's meant to be disposable… in a good way. Most people are gonna use the Flex 2 for a couple of months, get in a good routine and either upgrade to something more serious or figure out they don't need a fitness band anymore. The Flex 2 is priced well enough that you'll get the value you need out of it, and it'll likely be discounted come January too.
Fitbit Flex 2 Verdict
In the grand scheme of fitness bands, the Fitbit Flex 2 doesn't do all that much. What it does do it's really good at, and it's basically idiot-proof. If you want a tracker that'll just work with minimum fuss, there are few better alternatives.