Fitbit reveals the Luxe, a stylish tracker designed to help improve your wellbeing
Fitbit has unveiled its latest fitness tracker, the Fitbit Luxe. Images of the Fitbit Luxe had recently leaked online but the American manufacturer has now officially lifted the lid on the newest addition to its wearables lineup.
The Luxe is Fitbit’s thinnest – and most stylish – touchscreen tracker to date and its first to feature a colour display. It’s designed with both fashion and fitness in mind and seeks to help you take a more “holistic” approach to wellbeing by incorporating some advanced features which were previously only available on the company’s smartwatches.
Fitbit Luxe: Key specifications
- AMOLED display
- Three-axis accelerometer
- Optical heart rate monitor
- Vibration motor
- Red and infrared sensors for oxygen saturation monitoring
- Dimensions: 17.6 x 36.3 x 10mm (WDH)
- Battery life: Up to five days
- Price: £130
Fitbit Luxe: Design and features
The Luxe is capable of monitoring your resting heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate and skin temperature and can also track your sleep. It’ll also be able to monitor your oxygen saturation levels, too, but Fitbit has stated that the feature is “coming soon”, so how long we’ll have to wait for it post-launch remains to be seen.
Once your data has been collected you can analyse it via the Health Metrics dashboard within the Fitbit app, which also serves as a place for you to log your food and water intake, weight and menstrual health. Sleep tracking data is used to create a Sleep Score, designed to give you a better understanding of how well you kip, and the wearable also gives you Stress Management Score – a new metric that assesses your body’s ability to manage stress based on your heart rate, how much sleep you’ve had and your daily activity.
Those who already own the Versa 3 or Charge 4 will be pleased to hear that the metric isn’t exclusive to the Luxe – all of Fitbit’s existing heart rate-enabled devices will be updated to include the Stress Management score in the coming months.
The Fitbit Luxe comes with a six-month free trial of Fitbit Premium, granting users access to more in-depth data analysis and a range of wellbeing tools. Included among those tools are numerous mindfulness and meditation sessions, food recipes to improve your diet and over 200 audio and video workouts.
In addition to the various wellbeing applications of the Luxe, there’s five days of battery life and all the convenience features we’ve come to expect from Fitbit trackers. You’ll be able to set alarms, use stopwatches and timers, set reminders and receive notifications from your smartphone. The Luxe surprisingly doesn’t have in-built GPS but those who want to track their runs, walks and bike rides can do so via the phone the Luxe is connected to.
Design-wise, Fitbit says the Luxe is among its most fashionable and comfortable devices yet and it certainly looks the part. Its glossy stainless steel case was created through a process called metal injection moulding, while its silicone band is designed to sit softly and lightly on the wrist. There are three colours available at launch: black/graphite, lunar white/soft gold stainless steel and orchid/platinum stainless steel.
There’s also a special edition version created in conjunction with California-based jewellery brand Gorjana, further cementing the Luxe as a fashion statement-cum-fitness tracker. The Gorjana edition features a Parker Link bracelet instead of a wristband and there are a number of eye-catching Gorjana accessories available, too, including a premium leather double wrap and stainless steel mesh band.
While Fitbit has not revealed a firm release date for the Luxe, it’s available to preorder now for £130. The Gorjana for Fitbit special edition is also available to preorder but is rather more expensive at £180.