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Bluetooth 4.0 gives Garmin's latest health tracker a smart boost

The $170 Garmin Vivosmart wants to be your fitness tracker and smartwatch.

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Hands on with Garmin's Vivosmart health tracker and smartwatch hybrid

This $170 Garmin fitness tracker and smartwatch combo makes its debut at IFA 2014.

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A great watch for the casual runner

A GPS running watch combined with an activity tracker, but with one major flaw.

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Are heart rate monitors on fitness trackers accurate?

Several fitness trackers, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5, now boast the ability to measure your heart rate. How do their readings stack up to an EKG? CNET's Sharon Profis, with help from Kaiser Permanente cardiologist Dr. Jon Zaroff, puts the Garmin VivoFit, Withings Pulse O2, Basis Carbon Steel, Samsung Gear Fit, and Samsung Galaxy S5 to the test.

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Do wristband heart trackers actually work? A checkup.

More wrist-based heart rate monitors are hitting the market, letting you gauge your fitness with a quick read of your pulse. But as Sharon Profis discovered after a visit to the doctor, these optical monitors may need more R&D.

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