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Entrepreneurs

Keep Your New Year's Resolution: 7 Wearable Fitness Devices

- Magazine Contributor
2 min read

This story appears in the January 2014 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

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.

Fitbit Force

Fitbit Force $129.95

Specs: Real-time stats on "active minutes" (steps taken, distance traveled, calories burned, stairs climbed). Doubles as a sleep tracker and alarm.
Fitbug Orb

Fitbug Orb $49.95

Specs: 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

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.
Shine from Misfit Wearables

Shine from Misfit Wearables $119.95

Specs: 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

Airo $149 (for preorder; device will ship in fall 2014)

Specs: The Airo monitors nutrition, stress exercise and sleep, additionally analyzing details like caloric intake and daily exertion.
Basis B1 Band

Basis B1 Band $199

Specs: The stylish smartwatch's activity- and sleep-tracker sensors continuously capture metrics like motion, heart-rate patterns, perspiration and skin temperature.
FitBark

FitBark $99

Specs: 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.

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