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The latest device in Fitbit’s ever-expanding line-up is the Fitbit Luxe, a tracker designed to promote overall holistic health, including both fitness and wellness.
The focus on Luxe is in offering both motivation and support to help wearers stay healthy through not only exercise and physical activity, but also reduced stress, better sleep quality, and more. It’s also designed with a fashion-forward focus, made to look like a chic bracelet.
Like many other new premium devices in the Fitbit line-up, wearers can get detailed data about their health and wellness through the Health Metrics dashboard in the Fitbit app, which can help in determining changes or triggers that contribute to increased stress or fatigue. Deeper analysis of data is available via the Fitbit Premium subscription, and the tracker comes with a six-month free trial period.
The Fitbit Stress Management Score provides a daily assessment of your body’s ability to handle stress based on your body’s ability to handle stress based on activity levels, sleep, and heart rate. Fitbit Premium provides additional details about exertion, sleep patterns, and responsiveness, along with access to a variety of workouts and nearly 200 mindfulness sessions from brands like Aaptiv, Aura, Breethe, and Ten Percent Happier, all designed to help you manage stress. Also included is Deepak Chopra’s Mindful Method, an exclusive wellness collection created for Premium members that has more than 30 sessions.
The device also tracks your breathing rate, heart rate variability (HRV), resting heart rate (RHR), skin temperature variation, and, coming soon, oxygen saturation (SpO2). A sudden change in HRV and RHR, for example, could indicate stress, fatigue, or even a cold coming on. Premium also lets you track your monthly trends and personal ranges, highlighting when one of your metrics is out of range.
Sleep Score helps you better understand your sleep quality, and bedtime reminders can help you establish a more consistent sleep routine. Premium members can view deeper sleep analytics, and some will see feature tests as Fitbit works to expand its future offerings to give more personalized guidance based on your sleep patterns.
Additional health tools include food, hydration, and weight logging, and menstrual health tracking. Premium members have access to more than 60 new pieces of nutrition content, including curated healthy recipes from Fitbit and Eating Well magazine. The new blood glucose logging feature in the Fitbit app allows you to track your blood glucose levels to see how they change throughout the day.
Use 24/7 heart rate tracking to track your daily heart rate in real-time and better measure your calorie burn. You 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, you can use connected GPS from your phone to see real-time pace and distance. With Premium, access more than 200 guided audio and video workouts from certified personal trainers and popular brands like Aaptiv, barre3, Daily Burn, obé, and POPSUGAR.
Use Active Zone Minutes, a personalized standard for tracking activity beyond steps that measures your time spent in each heart rate zone, to gauge when to push harder or scale back, and it helps you reach the weekly recommended goal of 150 Active Zone Minutes to help improve your health. Reminders to Move will help encourage you to stay active and reduce sedentary time, and you can access challenges and games with Premium to make reaching your goals more fun.
Luxe also has convenience and smart features like alarms, a stopwatch, and timers to help you manage your day, and can run for up to five days on a single charge. Stay connected with customizable call, text and smartphone notifications, as well. A Do Not Disturb mode can be used for times when you need to focus.
Compatible with both Android and iOS devices, it also features Google Fast Pair. The stainless-steel case and soft, lightweight design is designed to look like jewelry, making the Luxe Fitbit’s thinnest touchscreen tracker to date.
Luxe is available for pre-order today at Fitbit.com and major retailers, with worldwide availability this spring. Luxe retails for $199.95 with six-months of Fitbit Premium included (a $80.94 value).26 Following the six-month period, Premium is available for $13.49 per month or $107 per year. The version with a modern luxury bracelet from Laguna Beach-based jewelry brand gorjana is also available for pre-order today for $249.95 with availability in June.