The Luxe is Fitbit’s latest Spring release; a new stylish device from the brand, following the success of the Fitbit Sense smartwatch, the first Fitbit ECG watch. We’re going to compare this to the fourth generation release in the Charge range.
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The sole purpose of this article is to offer a thorough comparison of the Fitbit Luxe and Charge 4.
We’ll show you the best price available (as hundreds of retailers are out there to choose from). Each device has its own respective price tag that reflects the design, build, and features on-board.
Fitbit Luxe vs Charge 4 in-depth-comparison
|Features and Specs||Fitbit Luxe||Fitbit Charge 4|
|Display||1.56” AMOLED touchscreen color|
Resolution: 124×124 PPI
Dimension: 1.43″ l x .69″ w x .4″ h
|1″ Gray Scale Display|
Resolution: 60×100 pixel
1.4in l x 0.9in w x 0.5in h
|Health Tracking Features||Heart Rate|
Female Health Monitoring
Fitbit Active Zone Minutes
Female Health Monitoring
Fitbit Active Zone Minutes
|Fitness Tracking Features||More than 20+ Activity Modes|
Open and Closes water Swim
|20+ Goal-based activities|
|GPS||Connected GPS||Built-in GPS|
|Waterproof||5 ATM||5 ATM|
|Battery||5 days||7 Days|
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As for price, you may get a Fitbit Luxe in the US for around $150 or £130 in the UK. The range of add-ons includes the likes of the Gorjana bracelet.
Looking at the Fitbit Charge 4, its price starting under $150 and £130, respectively. Special Edition’s price is around $159.95 in the US and around £149.99 in the UK.
Design: Fitbit Luxe vs Charge 4
Luxe: Stainless steel, Colorful display, customizable straps, sleek, water-resistant to 50m, no physical buttons, and 0.76-inch color touch screen.
This is really looking nice on women’s and kids’ wrists. Because of this reason, we have included the Fitbit Luxe in our guide on the best fitness tracker for teens in 2021.
Charge 4: Aluminum case, intuitive physical side button, sizeable 1.5-inch touchscreen, replaceable straps, and water resistance.
The Fitbit Luxe comes with a brilliant touch display, stainless steel case, and round-edged layout with no buttons and or other attachments. With a true fashion sense, it is definitely the finer of the two on this list. Make sure you check our Fitbit Luxe review.
On the other hand, the Fitbit Charge 4 has somewhat a sportier layout, as it comes with a square-edged aluminum case with a single-colored touchscreen in it. A physical side button is present for those who like texture and touch. As compared to the more fashionable straps offered on the Luxe, the Charge 4 offers rather simple attachments.
These Fitbit variants are both water-resistant. Moreover, the Pure Pulse heart monitor, SPO2 monitor, and charging pin is the same across both variants.
Both: Distance, step count, calories, sleep time, heart rate, Auto exercise detection, smartphone connectivity, Active Zone Minutes
Luxe: Breathing meditation (Mindful Minutes), SpO2 monitor, Stress level monitoring, GPS and Bluetooth
Charge 4: NFC, Smart Wake, SpO2, VO2 Max
There are some differences in features, but as for standard Fitbit attributes, they are the same.
For instance, you get the basic features of a fitness tracker, i.e., keeping a track record of step count, distance traveled, diet, and heart rate sensors are there.
Advanced features like monitoring sleep cycles using Sleep Score and swim tracking are also included. Using Fitbit’s SmartTrack, it can detect some exercises automatically and for others, Multi-Sport Mode is there.
Many other features are present in both, like silent alarms, guided breathing therapy, and movement reminders. Android users can read and reply to notifications using the Quick Replies feature. Female health tracking is also available.
Apart from the above, they differ in some features. The Charge 4 has an edge as it comes with the NFC feature to utilize Fitbit Pay. In contrast, Luxe doesn’t support NFC.
Both the Luxe and Charge 4 include SpO2 monitors for keeping an eye on your blood oxygen level. When it comes to VO2 Max monitoring, the Charge 4 is preloaded with Cardio Fitness Levels which is missing in the Luxe For aiding better sleep quality and cycles, the Smart Wake feature is there in the Charge 4.
Moving on, a stress monitoring system is what gives the edge to Luxe. It offers a Stress Score which can be found in the accompanying Fitbit app. For breathing meditation, it has a fantastic feature called Mindful Minutes. It will soon be available on other Fitbit devices, which is exciting.
Luxe: Connected GPS, no NFC, battery life of 5 days
Charge 4: Preloaded with GPS, NFC, Altimeter, battery life of 7 days
The Fitbit Luxe comes with a Connected GPS. Meaning, you have to carry your phone with you if you want to track your jogging or walk. As for the battery, it comes with a life of five days. The only real negative aspect is that it lacks NFC for Fitbit Pay.
It is not known at the time of writing whether the Luxe offers an altimeter. But we don’t expect it as its looks don’t go with it. However, it has Google Fast Pair for easy set-up.
The plus point of the Charge 4 is that you don’t have to carry your phone with you as it comes with GPS built-in as standard. It can also help you measure your elevation by using an altimeter. NFC is also there with a battery life of 7 days.
After Fitbit Luxe vs Charge 4 edge-to-edge battle, the Fitbit Luxe has almost all the same functionalities as the Charge 4. It lacks some features like built-in GPS and NFC at the cost of better style.
However, Luxe has some plus points. It comes with Stress Monitoring and Mindful Minutes. We expect the Charge 4 will have these features added by a future software update.
Now, it’s up to you what features you prefer while choosing between them. The Charge 4 is there for you if you are looking for a fitness tracker with GPS and NFC. On the other hand, if you’re searching for a fashionable tracker with amazing features like SpO2 monitoring, the Luxe is the best choice. You may have to compromise on some features here, though.
If you desire a Fitbit Luxe but don’t have enough in your pocket, the Inspire 2 is a reasonably priced alternate with a relatively simple layout. You might want to check out our comparison between the Inspire 2 and Luxe to help you decide.
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