New Fitbit Luxe Tracker Is Designed to Help With Stress Management
Device features activity, sleep, and heart rate tracking tools previously reserved for Fitbit smartwatches
The new Fitbit Luxe will perform the usual fitness tracker tasks of counting steps and tracking heart rate, but it’s also designed to give users a better look at how stress and fatigue can affect their physical and mental health.
The device, announced Monday, comes with a color touch screen, a claimed battery life of up to five days, and a bracelet-like design. But like the company’s Sense smartwatch, which went on sale last fall, the Luxe has an emphasis on stress management.
What You'll Notice
Stress management: The Luxe is the first Fitbit tracker to include the stress management tools rolled out with last year’s Sense smartwatch, though the company says it’s now introducing those features to other Fitbit trackers with heart rate sensors. Fitbit’s app combines a variety of data related to your activity levels, sleep, and heart rate into a “stress management score,” to give you a daily assessment of your body’s ability to deal with tension.
Free six months of Fitbit Premium: Among other things, the subscription, which would otherwise cost $10 per month or $80 per year, breaks down your stress management score, giving you more detailed information about the effects of tension on your body. Also included is access to a variety of workouts and almost 200 mindfulness sessions designed to help you manage stress, including 30 sessions designed by author and alternative medicine advocate Deepak Chopra.
A light and fashionable look: The Luxe, which has no buttons and features a color touch screen, is lighter and slimmer than many of Fitbit’s previous trackers. It’s designed to be comfortable to wear at night, so you can use it for sleep tracking. Fitbit says it also used a metal injection molding process to make the Luxe’s stainless steel case look more like handcrafted jewelry, as well as a metal vaporizing technique on the soft gold and platinum finishes to provide a premium look and feel.
Gorjana for Fitbit Luxe Special Edition: If you’re looking for something especially stylish, this $200 version of the Luxe, designed in partnership with jewelry brand Gorjana, includes a Parker Link Bracelet in soft gold stainless steel, as well as a classic silicone peony band that’s better suited for working out or getting wet or messy.