Fitbit releases new tracker ‘Luxe’ with color display

Fitbit Luxe tracker

Fitbit has released a new and affordable fitness tracker with a color screen called Luxe.

With the tagline “Fitness and Wellness goes fashion-forward,” the new Luxe from Fitbit features a brand new color display with 5-day battery life.

The new Fitbit tracker comes with the usual bells and whistles that include call and text notifications, all-day activity tracking and leverages your phone’s GPS for real-time pace and distance tracking.

In terms of wellness monitoring, the Luxe offers the following features:

    • Track your steps, distance and calories burned
    • Menstrual health tracking
    • Sleep Tracking
    • Swimproof with a swim mode on the tracker
    • Stress management
    • Health Metric Dashboard
    • 24/7 Heart rate monitoring
    • SpO2 monitoring 
    • 20 exercise modes + SmartTrack
    • Guided Breathing
    • Heart Rate variability
    • Breathing rate 

Fitbit Luxe turns up the health and fitness features offered on its trackers

Fitbit’s 24/7 Heart rate monitoring helps you maximize your exercise sessions, understand resting heart rate trends, track sleep stages, and better estimate calorie burn.

The SpO2 feature tracks your saturation level of oxygen in your blood overnight while sleeping. There’s also a new SpO2 clock face for the Luxe tracker similar to the SpO2 clock faces available for the Sense and Versa 3.

Another carryover from these newest Fitbit smartwatches is stress tracking. Learn how your body handles stress by reviewing metrics inside the Fitbit app including a Stress Management Score.

The tracker’s built-in memory stores heart rate data at one-second intervals during exercise tracking and at five-second intervals all other times.

One important fitness feature is still missing on the Fitbit Luxe

The main downside of the Luxe is that unlike the Fitbit Charge 4 and the newer Sense or Versa 3 smartwatch models, the Luxe does not include built-in GPS.

Instead, the Luxe uses the same Connected GPS functionality that’s already available on the lower-end tracker models like the Inspire Series. Connected GPS requires a paired phone nearby to track GPS. turn off GPS on Fitbit Blaze and Charge via the Fitbit app

New Google features on the Fitbit Luxe for quick Android pairing

Fitbit has also included the Google Fast Pair feature that will easily pair this tracker with their android phones. Plus, it has a stopwatch and timer functionality along with support for silent alarms.

The Luxe housing is made of stainless steel. The Luxe band is made of comfortable silicone (similar to that used in many sports watches) and fastens with an anodized metal buckle and tang.  

A Luxe special edition comes with a soft gold stainless steel Gorjana Parker link bracelet and a Peony classic band. The Luxe special edition is targeted at the fashion-conscious demographic and has a small premium price.

Fitbit priced the Luxe at $149.95 and it comes with a free 6-month premium Fitbit subscription. It is currently available for pre-order and ships in May.

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Sudz Niel Kar
I am a technologist with years of experience with Apple and wearOS products, have a BS in Computer Science and an MBA specializing in emerging tech, and owned the popular site AppleToolBox. In my day job, I advise Fortune 500 companies with their digital transformation strategies and also consult with numerous digital health startups in an advisory capacity. I'm VERY interested in exploring the digital health and fitness-tech evolution and keeping a close eye on patents, FDA approvals, strategic partnerships, and developments happening in the wearables and digital health sector. When I'm not writing or presenting, I run with my Apple Watch Ultra or Samsung Galaxy Watch and closely monitor my HRV and other recovery metrics.


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