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That's A Fitbit!?
If there were any questions about the future of the Fitbit name after the release of the Sense, the new Fitbit Luxe should put them to rest. There’s been a few like it, but this is the best luxury fitness tracker by far. Unlike any other Fitbit wearable, the Luxe has a slim profile like a fitness tracker AND a beautiful AMOLED display like a smartwatch. For women who want the best of both worlds, the Luxe is one of your best choices.
Fitbit Luxe: Best Luxury Fitness Tracker
- Colors: Graphite, Platinum Stainless Steel, and Soft Gold Stainless Steel
- Battery Life: 5 Days
- Display: 0.76″ AMOLED (326 PPI)
- GPS: No (Only with phone)
- Waterproof Rating: 5 ATM
- Blood-Ox (SpO2): Yes
- Sport Modes: 20
- Notifications: text, call, and app
- Built-in stress management app
- Records AZM (Active Zone Minutes)
- Fitbit app is powerful and easy to use
- Advanced sleep tracking
- Jewelry-style look and feel
- Google Fast Pair (Android-Only)
- 20 built-in exercise modes
- Records blood-oxygen levels (SpO2)
- 6-Month Fitbit Premium trial
- Advanced menstrual health tracking
- 24/7 Heart rate monitor
- Below-average screen size
- No built-in GPS
- No music controls
- No Google Assistant, Alexa, or voice assistant
- Limited watch face options
- No Fitbit Pay
Premium Look, Basic Tracking
Designed to look like a piece of jewelry, the Fitbit Luxe series features 3 color options to start from. The Special Edition Gold and Platinum Editions come with an extra silicone replacement band, and they have a nice selection of other styles at Fitbit.com. Plus, there’s plenty of 3rd-party band options to customize even more.
While you can get as complex as you want with the look, the Fitbit Luxe is as basic as they come for fitness tracking purposes. Even though it’s able to measure blood-oxygen (SpO2) levels, it doesn’t have the sensors to track stairs/floors, skin temperature, and GPS (without your phone). For more advanced tracking like this, the Fitbit Sense and Charge 4 are your best options.
Room For Improvement
Fitbit left a lot of room for improvement. Whether it was to keep it slim and/or conserve battery life, there are some significant missing features. I can understand no GPS and NFC payments, but no music controls or voice assistant is a head-scratcher.
To top it off, the screen is pretty small, especially compared to the overall size of the watch face. Even though this has us looking to the next addition to the series, the Luxe is a great upgrade from almost any fitness tracker.
Most of your essential metrics are available on the free version of the Fitbit App. On the other hand, if you want some extra assistance in getting started and/or maintaining, the Fitbit Premium plan has your back. Filled with advanced feedback and tips, the collection of over 200 workouts is my favorite part.
There are plenty of workouts that can be done without gym equipment and there are currently more than 15 guided programs to help you get the ball rolling. The programs even include sleep and nutritional advice, so you have more control of your overall health and wellness.
If you really don’t know where and how to start your journey to a healthier and more active life, the Health Coaching addition is perfect. You get simple one-on-one coaching from a real professional that can help you stay focused on the important things. Plus, they’ll help you develop your own personal action plan, with a simple and structured to-do list to help promote good habits.
On paper, the Fitbit Luxe is simply an Inspire 2 combined with a beautiful AMOLED display. In-person, it’s one of the most elegant fitness trackers I’ve ever seen. Paired with Fitbit’s best-in-class fitness app, this is the best one-two punch for anyone looking for a simple and luxurious way to track your health and wellness.