Fitbit’s first tracker with an always-on display mode, the Charge 5, was introduced last month. Fitbit the Luxe is now adding this function through a firmware update.
the Fitbit Luxe was launched as a higher quality fitness tracker in April 2021. It features a bracelet / jewelry-like design and is the company’s first tracker with a color display.
The AMOLED panel should be 2x brighter than the Charge 4 together with an ambient light sensor. It claims to have five days of battery life and is available for purchase on the Amazon Great Indian Festival Sale for 10,789 rupees.
9to5Google reports that version 1.151.16 (updated from 1.146.4) is being released with an always-on display setting to “keep the watch visible at all times”. It also works with timers and limited amounts of color are supported during exercise depending on the watch face.
To activate this feature, you need to update the Android version. Then open the Settings app on the device and go to Display Settings> Always-on Display.
In addition to On / Off, you can set “Open Hours” to use this function on a schedule. This saves battery life, which has proven to be quite intense for some Charge 5 users.
Fitbit displays the AOD in such a way that you can see the time, no matter what angle the device is at during exercise.
In the meantime, Google’s own Fitbit has increased the font size on the tall, narrow screen. The more exciting addition is monitoring blood oxygen saturation while you sleep.
Promised on startup, this data will appear in the SpO2 tile if you swipe up from the watch face, or in the Health Metrics tile of the Android and iOS apps.
This version also contains superficial “bug fixes and improvements”. When the update for the new version of the app is available, open it, tap your profile in the top left and select your device. A pink banner will appear to start the process.
An always-on display brings the Fitbit Luxe even closer to the Charge 5, which is more expensive and has a larger display.
They share the same general design and magnetic charger, but the Charge 5 has built-in GPS, NFC payments, skin temperature sensor, and better battery life.