The New Fitbit Luxe vs Inspire 2 Comparison

This month Fitbit announced the Luxe; a stylish new health tracker, the Inspire 2 and Charge 4.

Fitbit-Luxe-1618575296-0-0, Fitbit Luxe vs Inspire 2

We’re going to look at how the Luxe weighs up against the Inspire 2.

Fitbit Luxe vs Inspire 2 Comparison: Features and Specs

FeaturesFitbit LuxeFitbit Inspire 2
Display1.56” AMOLED colour display
Resolution: 124×124 PPI
Dimension: 1.43″x .69″ x .4″
1.4″ OLED Touchscreen
Dimension: 37.3 x 16.7 x 12.7 mm
Weight20 gm Approx. with band
Health Tracking FeaturesHeart Rate Monitoring
SpO2(Blood Ox)
Sleep Tracking
Stress Monitoring
Female Health Monitoring
Active Zone Minutes
HR Monitoring
Female Menstrual Health Tracking
Sleep Tracking
Guided Breathing
Active Zone Minutes
Fitness Tracking FeaturesMore than 20+ Activity Tracking
Open and Closes water Swim Tracking
20 Goal based activity tracking
Swim Tracking(Duration)
GPSConnected GPSNo GPS
Waterproof5 ATM5 ATM
Battery5 DaysUp to 5-7 days

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Price

In the United Kingdom, the base price of the Fitbit Luxe is around £129.99 and the special edition model will cost almost £179.99. In the USA, the introductory price of the basic model will be about $149.95 while the special edition having a price tag of about $199.95. Apart from the Gorjana bracelet, a vast variety of extras are also available in the Fitbit portfolio. 

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The Inspire 2 is quite economical compared to the Fitbit Luxe, at almost half the price. In the UK, it’s worth about £89.99(approx) and $99.95(approx) in USA.

Design

Fitbit Luxe White color

The Luxe has the following key features:

  • Sleek design
  • Water-resistant
  • Stainless steel
  • Touchpad
  • No buttons
  • Replaceable straps

The features of the Inspire 2 are:

  • Water-resistant
  • Rubber build
  • Touch control screen display
  • Physical button
  • Replaceable straps

Among the three new Fitbit deceives, the Fitbit Luxe is the most exclusive. This stylish buttonless tracker comes with a round-edge, stainless-steel body with a colourful display and touchscreen. A wide range of add-ons are also available for this device. Other than the elegant straps and bracelets, many other quality accessories are also available.

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Due to the rubber case, the Inspire 2 is much simpler in looks compared to the Fitbit Luxe. Moreover, it has side buttons and a small touchscreen. These attributes make the design of Inspire 2 a little bulkier than other Fitbit models.

The Fitbit Luxe exclusively offers an SpO2 monitor. The other attributes are the same in both models. These include a water-resistant design, a heart rate tracker, all the usual Fitbit health tracking (including sleep and menstrual tracking) and the PurePulse feature.

Features

Both trackers monitor: Distance, steps, calories, advanced sleep, heart rate, smartphone notifications, Active Zone Minutes and automatic exercise recognition.

Specifically, the Luxe offers an SpO2 monitor, mindful minutes and stress monitoring.

With minimal variations between the two devices, both have all the qualities offered by your average Fitbit. Whether it’s recording sleep time or mindful hours, swimming, or any other activity, all are recorded efficiently in these devices. Fitbit’s Smart Track option enables it to record the exercise in the background so you don’t have to think about it. The multi-sport mode allows to track many activities which are missed by Fitbit’s Smart Track.

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Silent alarms are available on both versions. Female wellness tracking, breathing guide, movement alerts, and smartphone notifications are also present. Moreover, Android users can reply to messages by using the Quick Replies feature. 

Excluding these characteristics, the devices are similar. Frustratingly, the NFC payment option is lacking in both.

An SpO2 monitor is present for sensing the oxygen levels in the body; available only in the Luxe. However, VO2 Max and Cardio Fitness Level is available in Inspire 2 and not the Luxe, though we think this will be included in an update in the future.

A stress tracking system like in the Fitbit Sense is available in the Luxe, supported by the Fitbit app. Mindful Minutes is also available and it is expected to become a regular feature in other Fitbit gadgets in the future.

Because of its small and attractive design, we have included both the band on our handpicked list of best fitness tracker for teens and kids in 2021.

Specs

Luxe

  • Battery lasting up to 5 days
  • GPS Connectivity 
  • NFC not supported

Inspire 2

  • Battery life up to 5 days
  • Connected GPS 
  • Lacks NFC

There is Connected GPS with the Luxe. So, whenever you go on jogging or strolling, your phone must be with you. Currently, the NFC feature is not present so you can’t use Fitbit Pay. It has a long battery life, lasting up to 5 days.

We’re not sure about the altimeter or elevation meter in the Fitbit Luxe. This is a shame because it would be a really useful additional feature. For ultra-fast setup, the Luxe has a Google Fast Pair facility.

Just like Luxe, the Inspire 2 also comes with Connected GPS. Similarly, it also offers a 5-day battery life. The Inspire 2 neither has the NFC for Fitbit Pay nor altimeter for elevation measurement.

Conclusion

The Fitbit Luxe offers pretty much the same features as the new Charge 4, and we’ve written a comparison of both these devices as well. The former has a fancier design and en vouge design, but lacks NFC and onboard GPS. 

In comparison to the Inspire 2, the Luxe offers mindful minutes and stress management and monitoring features.

The best choice among these trackers depends on the features you need. The Luxe is the best if you want a fancy tracker. Though it includes most of the features you’ll need i.e., SpO2 oxygen level monitoring. The Inspire 2 has a comparatively simpler design. It is an economical alternative to the Luxe as it has almost all the features of the Fitbit Luxe tracker at half the price.

We hope that helps you decide which is best for you!

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Maygen is an expert content writer with exceptional knowledge of the smartwatch and fitness tracker market.

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