This story first appeared in the January 2014
issue of Entrepreneur
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You know that resolution you make each year to finally get in shape? You're out of excuses: The latest in wearable fitness tech syncs to your computer and smartphone, making it easier and more stylish than ever to get up offa that thing.
Real-time stats on "active minutes" (steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed). Doubles as a sleep tracker and alarm.
The button-size Orb tracks steps, hours slept and calories burned, and employs a "digital coach" platform to parse the data and monitor goals. Can go four to six months without recharging.
Push $149 (for preorder; device will ship in May)
Specs: The first tracker to measure strength, Push straps to your arm to provide scientifically validated metrics like force, power, speed and balance.
Unlike most trackers, the sleek Shine, which tracks activity and sleep, was made to be inconspicuous. Placing it on your iPhone's screen activates a Bluetooth link between the devices to transmit the data.
Airo $149 (for preorder; device will ship in fall 2014)
The Airo monitors nutrition, stress exercise and sleep, additionally analyzing details like caloric intake and daily exertion.
The stylish smartwatch's activity- and sleep-tracker sensors continuously capture metrics like motion, heart-rate patterns, perspiration and skin temperature.
Don't work out alone. This bone-shape, waterproof device tracks your dog's movements; the platform also pulls data from a number of human activity monitors to compare your fitness with Fido's.