The Cost 4 is an entry to mid-tier health tracker marketed towards runners and gymnasium goers seeking to acquire extra perception into their exercises. The wearable earned a spot on our best fitness trackers information as the most suitable choice for anybody searching for an inexpensive coaching companion.
Enter the Luxe, which sits under the Cost and above cheaper fashions together with the Zip and the Flex. The Luxe packs a color show and trendy design, together with loads of health and well being monitoring capabilities.
Learn on to find how the 2 Fitbits examine and the place they differ.
Pricing and availability
There isn’t a lot between the Fitbit Luxe and the Cost 4 by way of value.
The Luxe is priced at £129.99/$149.95/€149.95, with a particular version accessible for £179.99, whereas the Cost 4 prices £129.99/$129.95/€129.95 with its personal particular version priced at £149.99.
Should you’re choosing the particular editions, the Cost 4 is the most affordable choice. In any other case, the 2 trackers value precisely the identical right here within the UK.
Design and show
The Fitbit Luxe is a slimmer, extra trendy health tracker than the Cost. The AMOLED color show is available in a 36mm stainless-steel case (36.30mm x 17.62mm x 10.05mm) with a alternative of small and enormous bands.
The Luxe is available in 4 colors, Lunar White/Comfortable Gold, Black/Graphite, Orchid/Platinum and the particular version Gorjana Comfortable Gold Parker Hyperlink bracelet.
The show is vivid and sharp, however the bezels above and under are fairly giant. The show isn’t an always-on show both, but it surely’s responsive and lift to wake isn’t laggy.
The Cost 4 is the same size to the Luxe however 5mm wider at 35.8mm x 22.7mm x 12.5mm, making the wearable look somewhat chunkier. The Cost comes with a backlit OLED show and is a greyscale touchscreen, reasonably than color show.
The Cost 4 additionally comes with small and enormous bands, together with Black, Rosewood, Storm Blue/Black and a particular version Granite Reflective Woven design.
Each Fitbits are waterproof as much as 50 metres and are available packaged with a charging cable.
Specs-wise, the Cost 4 is healthier outfitted.
Each health trackers pack a 3-axis accelerometer to trace your actions, an optical coronary heart fee monitor for coronary heart monitoring, a vibration motor and crimson and infrared sensors to observe your blood oxygen saturation (SpO2).
The Cost 4 advantages from the addition of a built-in GPS to trace outside exercises higher. You are able to do this with the Luxe, however you’ll want your cellphone readily available to hook up with its GPS as a substitute.
The Cost 4 additionally options an altimeter to trace elevation and flooring climbed and NFC to help Fitbit Pay contactless funds.
Well being and health monitoring
So far as well being and health monitoring goes, the Cost 4 as soon as once more comes out on high because of these extra specs.
Each wearables make the most of 20 train modes (with SmartTrack), 24/7 coronary heart fee monitoring, Energetic Zone Minutes to inform you once you’ve hit your goal coronary heart fee zone, SpO2 monitoring, sleep monitoring, swim monitoring and all-day monitoring.
Each bands will also be used to trace your menstrual well being, handle stress and monitor respiratory and control your coronary heart fee variability to catch indicators of stress, sickness or fatigue.
Whereas each Fitbits can measure real-time tempo and distance with GPS, the Cost 4 doesn’t want to hook up with your cellphone to take action. The Cost 4 also can inform you what number of flooring you’ve climbed because of the aforementioned altimeter. The Luxe, however, appears barely extra focussed on well being monitoring over health monitoring, although it nonetheless provides sufficient for informal health followers.
Each trackers also can supply extra insights into your exercises with a Fitbit Premium membership.
So far as smartwatch options go, the Cost 4 provides extra apps and sensible capabilities.
Each the Luxe and the Cost 4 help smartphone notifications from native and third-party apps, timers, alarms and don’t disturb and sleep modes.
The Luxe additionally helps Google Quick Pair for seamless pairing, whereas the Cost 4 boasts app help, music options resembling Spotify Join & Management and help for contactless funds with Fitbit Pay.
The Fitbit Luxe has a battery lifetime of as much as 5 days, whereas the Cost 4 can run for as much as seven days or 5 with steady GPS use. Each claims appeared correct once we examined them out and each health trackers are able to charging to 100% in two hours.
Should you’re searching for a slim and vibrant health tracker with loads of well being and health monitoring capabilities to get you by, the Luxe is a good alternative.
For extra fitness-focussed patrons, the Cost 4 provides extra perks resembling a built-in GPS tracker and altimeter. The Cost additionally provides extra superior smartwatch capabilities with app help and Fitbit Pay, together with a extra spectacular battery life, albeit on the expense of a color show.