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Fitness trackers to help with New Year's resolutions

Techstination feature for Wednesday, December 31, 2014

    A fitness tracker can help with that New Year’s resolution.     I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     Wearable fitness tech is hot…and is getting better all the time.   Here’s a rundown of some favorites….

    Garmin’s VivoFit doesn’t have the same smartphone notification capability that some bands have…but it runs for up to a year on a user replaceable battery and has a great display to show you the time or your step count in any kind of light.   And you can find it for under a hundred dollars.

    The LifeTrak Brite also runs on a replaceable battery so you can avoid having one more thing to keep charged.   It has a built in heart rate monitor,  smartphone notifications, measures your exposure to light and has a regular watch style band. 

     Another favorite that I was surprised by is the Microsoft Band.   It has a very good heart rate monitor built in….connects to just about any kind of smartphone for notifications…and has the best clasp I’ve seen on a band style fitness tracker.  Don’t underestimate the importance of that.  You can find it for about two hundred dollars.

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