Meet the Band: Rockin' Fitness Trackers

  • There's no hiding now. Fitness trackers monitor your every step. Some even continue to snoop on you when you are sleeping. Given the popularity of these handy gadgets, we're guessing this is a good thing. Our roundup gives you the skinny on these ubiquitous bands, perfect for the health-conscious crowd.
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  • Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker
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    Get a kick out of fitness with this little device. It tracks steps, distance, and calories burned – and syncs those stats to your computer and select smartphones. In doing so, it celebrates how much more you do each day. Zip encourages you to set goals, challenge friends, and go farther one step at time. That's how you turn everyday life into a social, achievable, awesome path to fitness.
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  • Garmin Vivofit
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    This lightweight band not only helps you reach your fitness goals, it's also designed to motivate you to get moving. Using a 3-axis accelerometer, it displays steps, calories and distance as you move throughout the day. As it learns your current activity level, the Vivofit will then assign a daily goal.
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  • Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband
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    This fitness wristband tracks an incredible amount of useful data in a compact, stylish package. A cutting edge accelerometer counts your steps and uses your personal profile to calculate calories burned and distance covered. Set your daily goal for steps, distance or calories and the five LEDs will show how you're doing; each light represents 20% of your goal.
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  • Samsung Gear Fit Fitness Tracker
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    Experience the latest technology with Samsung Gear Fit Black Smart Watch. This smart watch operates a wide variety of functions without you having to reach for your Samsung Galaxy S5. It gives instant notification of texts, calls, emails, and third party applications. The watch's heart rate monitor give you real time coaching and motivation to maintain your health.
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  • Misfit Shine Activity and Sleep Monitor in Grey
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    Shine is the elegant activity and sleep tracker that inspires you to live an active life. Designed to give you motivation at a glance, Shine emits a halo of lights that show progress toward your daily activity goal. Find out how active you are every day, and set goals to improve.
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  • Fitbit One Wireless Activity and Sleep Tracker
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    If you want to turn fitness into a lifestyle, the One is for you. For starters, it never rests. During the day, it tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed. Come nightfall, it measures your sleep cycle, helps you learn how to sleep better, and wakes you in the morning.
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  • UP 24 by Jawbone
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    The ultimate gift for the Fitness & Health Nut, the UP wristband will track movement and sleep. The easy to use mobile app will display data and lets you add meals and mood to deliver insight to keep you moving and living a healthy lifestyle.

    • Designed to be worn 24/7 with up to 10 days of battery life
    • Track your sleep: total hours, light versus deep, length of time to fall asleep
    • Track your activity: steps, distance, calories burned, time spent active versus idle
    • Free mobile app required
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  • Wahoo Fitness Blue HR Heart Rate Monitor for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5 and 4S
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    The Bluetooth Smart heart rate strap connects to iPhone and iPad to provide heart rate data for your favorite applications. Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad (3rd and 4th generations), and iPad Mini. Not compatible with ANT technology. Waterproof up to 5 feet with a replaceable 3 volt CR2032 coin cell battery. It's comfortable, elastic fabric strap minimizes chaffing.
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  • Nike+ SportWatch GPS powered by TomTom
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    Pavement pounders, Health and Fitness Nuts and runners of all levels will get more out of their exercise with this gadget. This GPS works with the sneaker based Nike + to make sure a runner’s distance and time are accurately recorded.

    Guru Tip: Add a water bottle and an “I’d rather be running” product to create a running-themed gift.

    • Approx. case dimensions: 35mm W x 50mm H
    • Compatible with Polar Wearlink+ Transmitter heart rate monitor.
    • Includes Nike+ Sensor, quick-start guide and USB cable
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  • L.L.Bean Women's New Balance N4 Heart-Rate Monitor
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    Whether you're a competitive athlete or just trying to get in shape, using a heart-rate monitor is a great way to maximize your workouts. The slim N4 will indicate if you're within your target heart-rate zones, ensuring that you burn the most calories or achieve the intensity needed to prepare for your next race. It also helps you keep an exercise diary by storing data from up to 30 workouts.
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  • Fitbit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker
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