Fitbit has launched the Fitbit Luxe, their first activity tracker with a color screen and comprehensive health stats previously only found on Fitbit watches. The fashionable tracker will have a suggested retail price of 149.95 euros and will be available in the Netherlands and Belgium from June.
1. Who is the Fitbit Luxe intended for?
The Fitbit Luxe is intended for the people who are looking for a stylish tracker that helps them find the right balance for a healthy and relaxed life. According to Fitbit, this target group is looking for a wearable with more options than the current trackers, but certainly not a watch like the Fitbit Versa 3 and Fitbit Sense.
Fitbit has been officially part of Google since this year and as part of this, Fitbit explains on which joint mission their latest fitness tracker is based. Google and Fitbit want to make hardware and software accessible to everyone. And in the case of the Fitbit Luxe, this is a stylish tracker with the focus on four pillars: sleep, activities, nutrition and stress. The Fitbit Luxe comes standard with stress management, heart and sleep monitoring and nutrition information. This data can be further expanded with a Fitbit Premium subscription.
2. What is Fitbit Premium?
Fitbit Premium features a health dashboard with more advanced health and wellness analytics. In addition, the dashboard provides extra guidance and motivation to achieve certain goals. The Fitbit Luxe is not only the first Fitbit tracker with a color screen but also the first Fitbit tracker with access to this dashboard.
With a Fitbit Premium subscription, you also have access to a range of exclusive training modes and mindfulness sessions to manage stress. Part of this is Deepak Chopra’s Mindful method, with more than 30 mindfulness sessions.
3. What health functions can Fitbit Luxe track?
In addition to keeping track of your activities, your heart rate, your sleep and your diet, you will also find Fitbit’s Stress Management Score on the Fitbit Luxe. With this score you can see how your stress is on a daily basis, based on your activity level, sleep and heart rate. The Stress Management Score also comes to all other Fitbit heart rate devices, including Charge 4, Inspire 2, Sense, Versa 2, and Versa 3.
The health dashboard also shows data about your breathing rate, your heart rate variability, your resting heart rate, variation in your skin temperature and soon also your oxygen saturation (SpO2). Sudden changes in this data can indicate stress, fatigue, or a cold.
In addition, the Fibit Luxe can keep track of nutrition, water intake and your weight for you. Women can also monitor their menstrual cycle and ovulation.
4. What workouts can the Fitbit Luxe keep up with?
You can choose from 20 sports to track on the Fitbit Luxe, including golf, pilates, spinning or tennis. With SmartTrack you can automatically recognize and record workouts. To track workouts such as running, cycling or walking, you can use your phone’s GPS to see pace and distance in real-time. With Premium you also have access to guided audio and video workouts.
With the function Minutes in active zones you get insight into your training. You can see when you need to train harder or take a step back. The feature is based on the World Health Organization recommended weekly goal of at least 150 minutes per week of moderate activity activity, such as walking, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous activity, such as running. This goal helps to improve your health and we know from the heart points of Google Fit, but other manufacturers such as Garmin and Polar also work with this principle.
5. What else can the Fitbit Luxe do?
The Fitbit Luxe also has functions such as alarms, stopwatch and timers, and shows notifications from your smartphone on the screen. You can also travel with the tracker for a maximum of 5 days without having to recharge in between.
6. What is the Fitbit Luxe made of?
The Fitbit Luxe has a silicone strap with a shiny stainless steel case and a color screen. De Luxe is the first fitness tracker from Fitbit with an AMOLED color display. The device is also waterproof up to 50 meters.
Thanks to the collaboration with jewelry brand gorjana, a Fitbit Luxe Special Edition has also been created that features a stainless steel, gold-colored link bracelet. In addition, classic silicone, leather, woven and stainless steel mesh straps are available for the Luxe.
Buy Fitbit Luxe
The Fitbit Luxe is available for pre-order starting today. The tracker comes with a six-month Fitbit Premium trial. After that, you pay 8.99 euros per month or 79.95 euros per year for this subscription.
- Fitbit Luxe – Fitbit, Bol.com, Coolblue – 149.95 euros
- Fitbit Luxe Special Edition – Fitbit – 199.95 euros
- Accessories – Prices vary from 29.95 euros to 99.95 euros