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Many Options for Wearable Fitness Trackers

If you're looking for extra motivation to exercise and get into shape, a slew of new and improved fitness trackers can help. These activity monitors track your physical activity throughout the day and offer information for personal training.
If you're looking for extra motivation to exercise and get into shape, a slew of new and improved fitness trackers can help. From the new Nike Fuelband to the Fitbit Force, these activity monitors track your physical activity throughout the day and offer information for personal training.

It doesn't matter if you're a couch potato or a gym rat - the booming fitness tracker market is bound to offer a gadget that suits your needs.

Nike has announced its new Fuelband SE.  This updated version costs $150 and adds a splash of color.

"The new Fuelband SE, we have tightened up our algorithms, so now we can precisely all day activity as well as get into high intensity ones as well as low intensity activities," says Jenny Campbell, director of NikeFuel.

Users can also log activities more accurately.

"People can also retroactively change an activity so if you're doing something like yoga, you can tell it, it was yoga and it will calculate that past time differently," explains Josh Lowensohn, senior writer at CNET.

But Nike is not the only player in the game.  Fitbit offers several options, from the Zip, a basic clip-on tracker to their latest, the Force, which has some smartwatch capabilities.

"They just introduced a product that's $20 cheaper and actually hooks up with cell phone and tells you when calls are coming," says Lowensohn.

The Force runs $130 and can also tell you how many floors you've climbed.

Another crowd favorite - the $130 Jawbone UP features a bendable design crammed with sensors that track everything from what you eat to when you sleep - it even logs mood swings.

The current design darling of activity monitors is the $120 Shine from Misfit Wearables that's worn on your wrist, pocket or as a necklace.

The new Push Band targets fitness buffs.  Worn on the forearm, this $150 device monitors the metrics that matter most to serious athletes.

If a healthy heart is your primary concern, the $100 Withings Pulse is one of the few devices that offers a built-in heart rate monitor.

The right fitness tracker could nudge you to kick your activity level up a notch.

The trackers all offer companion apps with daily charts and more. The new Nike Fuelband SE is available for pre-order and will start shipping November 6th.


(Sumi Das, CNET.com for CBS News)

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