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Fitbit Luxe 2 wishlist: All the features I want to see

Fitbit's fashionable tracker could get even better.
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Published onFebruary 1, 2024

fitbit luxe review on wrist watch face 2

The Fitbit Luxe launched in 2021 as the firm’s first fashion-minded fitness tracker, filling a niche between the Charge and Inspire lineups. It wasn’t the best Fitbit in terms of functionality, but it catered to those who value aesthetics above a lengthy specs sheet. A flood of rumors in early 2022 suggested that the Fitbit Luxe sequel could be well on the way, but Fitbit’s previous launch glossed over the Luxe 2 entirely.

Even though we’ve been waiting nearly three years for a Luxe successor, I’m still hoping Fitbit doesn’t abandon the line. Here’s my Fitbit Luxe 2 wishlist.

Fitbit Luxe 2: What I want to see

The Fitbit Luxe was far from perfect, but small changes could make for a significantly improved device.

Onboard GPS

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The Luxe line might be for fashionable users, but it’s still a fitness tracker first and foremost. Lugging your smartphone around for connected GPS tracking is a pain. I hoped the Luxe would arrive with onboard GPS, but that didn’t materialize. It’s time Fitbit rights this wrong by including built-in GPS on the Luxe sequel.

The same or lower price

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Fitbit has a habit of slightly inflating the prices of its successive devices. We wouldn’t bat an eye if Fitbit made marked improvements generation over generation, but the Luxe is already pricey compared to its competition. If Fitbit really wants to make the Luxe 2 an attractive buy, it should at least keep pricing parity with the original.

More customization options

fitbit luxe review on wrist strap

The Luxe was among Fitbit’s first trackers with an AMOLED screen. It came with the benefit of better outdoor visibility and funky watch faces. Initially, 20 were made available, but that’s far too few for our liking, especially compared to the Versa and Sense lines. I’d love Fitbit to make more watch faces, giving users more options for the fashionable tracker. On top of this, I’d also like to see more color combinations for the Luxe 2’s bands and tracker body to set it apart from other devices.

Better battery life

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There’s nothing more annoying than constantly removing your fitness band to charge it; unfortunately, you have to do that a little more often with the Luxe than with the Inspire 3 or Charge 6. Fitbit trackers are usually renowned for their longevity, but the original Luxe lasts five days between charges. I get it’s a compact tracker, but the Luxe 2 needs to beat or match the Charge series, even the older models. Five days is nothing to sniff at, but why get the Luxe 2 if it still lags behind the company’s older trackers?

A bigger display

fitbit luxe vs xiaomi mi band 6 on wrist
Left to right: Xiaomi Mi Band 6, Fitbit Luxe

Finally, the Fitbit Luxe 2 should adopt a larger screen. That seems unlikely, considering the current rumors, but the display used on the original Luxe is far too small to glance at data while running or preoccupied. It’s also tiny compared to Fitbit alternatives, like the Xiaomi Mi Band and HUAWEI Band. A bigger display will also improve ease of use, as flicking through menus is challenging for those with larger hands.

Which upgrade would you like to see most on the Fitbit Luxe 2?

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That’s everything I want to see on the Fitbit Luxe 2. Which features do you desire most? Be sure to vote in our poll above.