Fitbit’s new Luxe is a fashion-forward wearable designed to support holistic health

Fitbit’s most elegant tracker offers a beautiful, comfortable and versatile design with a variety of accessory choices, including a collaboration with jewelry brand gorjana

The new Fitbit Luxe™ is a new fashion-forward fitness and wellness tracker designed to help you take a more holistic approach to your health and wellness.

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Real-time and deep insights

The Luxe’s intuitive swipe and tap functionality gives you easy access to your daily stats, notifications and core health and fitness features, with a sleek buttonless design.

Luxe devices also provide the motivation and support you need to stay healthy with features like stress management scores to automatic activity and sleep tracking.

The Luxe provides insights into your wellbeing through the Health Metrics dashboard in the Fitbit app to help identify possible changes due to increased stress or fatigue.

And the Luxe comes with a six-month trial to Fitbit Premium for added support and deeper data analysis.

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Stylish wearable

And everything is packed into a chic bracelet design in Fitbit’s thinnest touchscreen tracker to date. The Luxe is a beautiful and elegant wearable with a colour touchscreen and a variety of vibrant new clock faces.

The sleek design has a soft, gentle shape inspired by the human body that sits lightly on your wrist.

Fitbit achieved the jewelry-like look and feel through modern versions of traditional jewelry-making techniques. Fitbit used an innovative design process called metal injection molding, a high-tech take on traditional metal shaping, to create the high-gloss finish on Luxe’s stainless steel case.

The result is one of Fitbit’s most fashionable and comfortable devices yet.

The Luxe is designed for a diverse range of wrist sizes and skin tones for 24/7 wear. This versatile wearable is suitable for any occasion and is comfortable enough to wear all day and all night.

You can also pair it with a wide range of new stylish accessories, including a modern luxury bracelet from gorjana.

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Understand and manage stress

Fitbit is making its relevant stress management tools available to millions more users around the globe by bringing them to trackers for the first time, starting with the Luxe.

Fitbit’s Stress Management Score provides a daily assessment of your body’s ability to handle stress based on your activity levels, sleep and heart rate.

With Fitbit Premium, you receive a detailed breakdown of your Stress Management Score, including information on your exertion, sleep patterns and responsiveness.

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Mind and body

Premium members have access to a range of workouts and nearly 200 mindfulness sessions from popular brands like Aaptiv, Aura, Breethe and Ten Percent Happier to manage stress.

This includes Deepak Chopra’s Mindful Method, an exclusive wellness collection created and curated for Premium members with more than 30 sessions to make a mindfulness practice more accessible.

Fitbit will also introduce four new sessions to Mindful Method, focused on bringing the power of mindful awareness to many real-life situations.

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Better health and wellness insights

The Luxe gives users access to Fitbit’s wide range of health and wellness features to support a holistic approach to healthy living.

With the Health Metrics dashboard, users can track changes in your wellbeing via the Fitbit app. This information provides insights into:

  • Breathing rate
  • Heart rate variability (HRV)
  • Resting heart rate (RHR)
  • Skin temperature
  • Oxygen saturation (SpO2) – coming soon!

Monitoring day-to-day changes in your HRV and RHR metrics could identify sudden changes in your body, which could be a sign of stress, fatigue or an infection.

Premium subscribers can track their monthly trends and personal ranges, and highlight when any metric is outside a personal range.

Additional health tools include food, hydration and weight logging, and menstrual health tracking. Premium members also receive access to more than 60 new pieces of nutrition content.

And the new blood glucose logging feature in the Fitbit app allows you to log your blood glucose levels so you can track how your glucose levels change throughout the day.

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Sound sleepers

The light, slim form factor lets you wear it to bed to better understand and manage your sleep. Sleep Score helps you better understand your sleep quality over time, and bedtime reminders can help you establish a more consistent sleep routine.

Premium members can view deeper sleep analytics and some will see experiments related to expanded tools in the future, with the goal of offering you even more personalised guidance based on your sleep patterns.

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Reach your fitness goals

With the 24/7 heart rate tracking that powers many of Fitbit’s health, wellness and fitness tools, you can track your daily heart rate in real-time to better measure your calorie-burn.

Users can also choose from 20 different on-wrist exercise modes including golf, pilates, spinning or tennis. For those who prefer running, biking or hiking outside, use exercise modes with connected GPS from your phone to see real-time pace and distance.

Premium subscribers can access more than 200 guided audio and video workouts to do anytime and anywhere from certified personal trainers and popular brands like Aaptiv, barre3, Daily Burn, obé and POPSUGAR.

Active Zone Minutes provides a personalised standard for tracking activity beyond steps that measures your time spent in each heart rate zone. This can help you track your moderate and intense activity so you can reach the weekly recommended goal of 150 Active Zone Minutes to help improve your health.

For even more encouragement to reach your goals, Reminders to Move will help you stay active and reduce sedentary time. And you can unlock special activity challenges and games with Premium to make reaching your goals more fun.

Stay connected throughout your daily routine

Additional convenience and smart features include alarms, stopwatch and timers to help you manage your day, all with up to five days of battery life.

Stay connected and up-to-date with call, text and smartphone notifications that you can customise to help structure your day, like setting bedtime reminders or using a do not disturb setting when it’s time to focus.

The Luxe’s broad compatibility with Android and iOS phones, plus Google Fast Pair makes it easy to move without having to worry about connectivity.

Pricing and availability

The new Fitbit Luxe will be available from Takealot.com, Incredible Connection, Makro, Cape Union Mart, Totalsports, Sportsmans Warehouse, Dis-Chem, eBucks, Superbalist, Hi Online, Momentum and other local retailers this Winter.

The Luxe retails for R3,399 with a six-month Fitbit Premium trial. Luxe’s accessory colors and styles start from R499. The gorjana for Fitbit Luxe Special Edition will be available in selected retailers for R4,399, with availability from winter in South Africa.

Author: Pedro van Gaalen

When he’s not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He’s worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

When he's not writing about sport or health and fitness, Pedro is probably out training for his next marathon or ultra-marathon. He's worked as a fitness professional and as a marketing and comms expert. He now combines his passions in his role as managing editor at Fitness magazine.

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