Two of the best fitness trackers you can buy today are the Fitbit charge 5 and the Fitbit Luxe. And today we are certainly going to help you to make the right choice if you are finding it difficult to choose between the two.
Ultimately it all comes down to where your priorities lie. Are you looking for a stylish and slim fit bit that is capable of everyday wear and which is going to gently nudge you towards getting healthier habits? If so, the right choice for you is the Fitbit Luxe.
On the other hand, if you are looking for something that keeps tabs on your workout (whether it’s cycling, running or heating the gym), the one you should really pick is the Fitbit Charge 5. Also, if you are trying to manage your stress levels or keep some tabs on the health of your heart, this Fitbit can prove to be the right choice. However, because of its extra features it is more expensive than the Fitbit Luxe.
These are not the only differences between the two though. The entire details between the Fitbit Charge 5 and the Fitbit Luxe is given further in the page.
Screen: AMOLED 19mm
Battery: 5 day battery life
Free Premium: 6 months
ECG app: No
FITBIT CHARGE 5
Screen: AMOLED 21.9mm
Battery: 6+ day battery life
Free Premium: 6 months
ECG app: Yes
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
- The more expensive one is the Fitbit Charge 5 whereas the Fitbit Luxe is available at a discounted rate in the Black Friday sale.
In April 2021, pre-ordering the Fitbit Luxe was made available directly from FitBit and its shipment started in July. The Fitbit is priced at $149.95 / £129.99 / AU$199.95 and no huge discounts were seen on this price so far. However, there could be some considerable price discounts in the Black Friday sale.
Speaking about the Fitbit Charge 5, it is priced at $179.95 / £169.99 / AU$269.95 and was released in September 2021. As it was released recently, we might not be able to see any discounts on its pricing anytime soon.
Conclusively, I would like to say that if you are a little tight on budget, the Fitbit Luxe will be the better option and it is unlikely to change for some period of time.
- The case of both of them is stainless steel
- Both of them are available with silicon band
- Fitbit Luxe is also available in a stainless steel bracelet
The seamless design and optional linked stainless steel bracelet make the Fitbit Luxe more elegant of the two but, as a fitness tracker, the Fitbit charge 5 is good looking as well.
Both the Fitbit Luxe and Fitbit charge 5 are equipped with a sleek stainless steel case that comes with a soft silicon infinity band strap as standard. Both of them are available in lunar white or black case where the former comes with a soft gold stainless steel case while the latter comes with a graphite stainless steel case. The Fitbit Luxe is also available in orchid pink with a Platinum stainless steel case and the Fitbit charge 5 is also available in steel blue with a Platinum stainless steel case.
The jewellery designer Gorjana has also made a special edition Fitbit Luxe with a soft gold coloured stainless steel link bracelet.
However, if you would like something completely different, extra bands are also sold by Fitbit for both watches that include metal, woven fabric, leather and perforated silicone designs.
- Both have AMOLED display
- Both have variable brightness or ‘always on’ mode
A bright amoled display is provided in both the Fitbit charge 5 and the Fitbit looks. With the help of the display you can brighten and dim dynamically depending on the ambient lighting conditions. There is also the availability of an ‘always on’ mode in both the watches. However, this mode will reduce the battery life of the watch.
The display of the Fitbit charge 5 is larger measuring 1.04 inches diagonally while that of the Fitbit Luxe is smaller measuring 0.74 inches.
- Smartphone notifications are received by both of them
- Contactless payment is supported in the Fitbit Charge 5
- Both of them do not have music streaming.
Both the Fitbit charge 5 and the Fitbit Luxe are not fully fledged smart watches but still, there are plenty of tools equipped in them.
For example, smartphone notifications are pushed by both of them so that you don’t miss any notifications from WhatsApp or any other social media. Fitbit page also offered by the charge 5 enabling contactless payment. However, the feature of enabling music from your smartwatch or using Spotify or any such app is not provided in both the watches.
Both of watches have a do not disturb and sleep mode along with smart alarms.
- Workout tracking is offered by both
- On-board GPS is available only in Charge 5 along with ECG and EDA censors
Blood oxygen saturation while sleeping and heart rate is measured by 24 hours is measured by both watches. While tracking workouts is done by both, only the charge 5 has on board GPS allowing you to track your root, pace and distance while running, walking or cycling outdoors without the need of connecting to your phone.
There is also an EDA sensor in both the watches which measures the stress level.
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