Fitbit Luxe

Fitbit Luxe in use on someone's arm.
Fitbit Luxe in use on someone's arm.
One single Fitbit Luxe fitness tracker.
Fitbit Luxe

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PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

The Fitbit Luxe brings together fashion and fitness in a beautifully designed smartwatch capable of doing just about anything you would want in a fitness tracker. The small and sleek device offers most features we have come to know and love in Fitbit products, including a heart rate sensor, oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring, daily readiness scores, AMOLED color displplay, sleep tracking, stress management tools, 20 exercise modes, water resistance, Google Fast Pair and basic syncing with your phone all while looking like a fashion forward accessory. The polished stainless steel casing and a bracelet-like band option (which was designed by the jewelry brand Gorjana) make it comfortable, functional, and stylish.

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Pros & Cons

What we like ...
  • Smaller dimensions: 1.43 inches by 0.69 inches by 0.40 inches
  • Polished stainless steel casing
  • Great for those with smaller wrists
  • Low profile (0.40 inches) makes it comfortable to sleep with
  • Features including heart rate sensor, oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring, daily readiness scores, AMOLED color displplay, sleep tracking, stress management tools, 20 exercise modes, water resistance, Google Fast Pair
  • Soft Gold Stainless Steel Parker Link Bracelet band option (designed by Gorjana)
  • Up to 5-day battery life
  • Small and large bands included measuring 5.5 to 7.1 inches and 7.1 to 8.7 inches in circumference, respectively.
  • Responsive touchscreen
What needs improvement ...
  • Smaller face makes it difficult to read the display
  • No tangible buttons (hard for some to navigate)
  • Fewer stats displayed during a workout because of the face size
  • No built-in GPS

Product Summary

Measuring 1.43 long by 0.69 wide by 0.40 inches high, the Luxe stands out among Fitbit’s other fitness and wellness trackers for its AMOLED color display, stainless steel case, sleek design, and smaller face. This dainty size is particularly attractive to those with smaller wrists. The Luxe is offered in four different color options – lunar white/soft gold stainless steel, black/graphite stainless steel, orchid/platinum stainless steel, and soft gold stainless steel parker link bracelet. 

Despite its smaller size, the Luxe still offers most functions you would find in Fitbit’s line of fitness trackers. Features include a heart rate sensor, oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitoring, daily readiness scores, AMOLED color displplay, sleep tracking, stress management tools, 20 exercise modes, water resistance, Google Fast Pair, real time pace and distance (when connected to smartphone app), call, text, and smartphone notifications, just to name a few. Reviewers rave over the accuracy of fitness metrics that the Luxe provides which help shape individual health and wellness goals. 

While the narrower face and low profile is both elegant and comfortable, the text on the display is extremely small. Many users found it difficult to read stats or messages from their smartphone during a workout. Further, the compact face limits the amount of information that can be seen at one time. One other drawback for outdoor athletes is that there is no onboard GPS. So, if you are headed out for a run or bike and want to track your distance/pace, you will need to sync it to the Fitbit app on your phone and bring it with you. 

Specs

Sensors and Components

3-axis accelerometer
Optical heart rate monitor
Vibration motor
Red and infrared sensors for oxygen saturation

Battery

Lithium-polymer
Charge time (0-100%): 2 hours
Radio transceiver: Bluetooth

Material

Stainless steel housing
Silicone band
Anodized metal buckle

Compatibility

Apple iOS 13.3 or higher
Andriod OS 8.0 or higher
Syncing requires bluetooth LE and internet connectivity
Mac OS x12.2 and up, iPhone 5s and later, Android 7.0 and later

Band size

Small fits wrist 5.5” – 7.1” in circumference
Large fits wrist 7.1” to 8.7” in circumference
Special edition size – link bracelet is one size and fits wrists 5.3” to 7.5” inches

Dimensions

1.43” l x .69” w x .4” h

Memory

7 days of motion data by minute
Daily totals for past 30 days
Heart rate data saved at 1 second interval during exercise and 5 second intervals other times

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      Summary

      Overall, for around $150, the Fitbit Luxe is a budget-friendly, fashion-forward fitness tracker able to do most things you would want in a smart watch with impressive features found in higher priced options on the market. While the smaller size and elegant design options are attractive for many, the corresponding smaller text and screen is harder to read and navigate.