Top fitness wearables of the holidays

Want to get a little more fit? There are plenty of options and lots of new technologies to consider. Here are some of our recent favorites.

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Jawbone Up3

Jawbone's latest fitness band, the Up3, is smaller and adds continuous heart rate tracking, plus you can wear it in the shower. It's more expensive than last year's Up24, but it does more and works with the best fitness software ecosystem we've seen.

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Misfit Flash

It's just $50: that's the best reason to consider the Flash, a waterproof step counter, activity monitor and sleep tracker with its own LED progress display that doubles as a funky clock. It comes with band and clip accessories in the box.

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Garmin Forerunner 15

For the runner who wants one of the best running watches we've seen, look no further: the Garmin Forerunner works with apps and tracks your runs excellently.

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Withings Activite

Fitness with style: the Activité looks like a regular analog watch but has Bluetooth and vibrate alerts, tracks steps, and shows your daily progress via a second dial.

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Basis Peak

Looking for some coaching? The Peak tracks heart rate around the clock and tracks motion, and aims to give comprehensive feedback on sleep quality, daily activity, and fitness. It's also waterproof and gets smartwatch-like notifications.

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Garmin Vivofit

A year-long battery life and easy-to-read display, plus it works with chest-worn heart-rate monitors: the Vivofit is a simple and effective step and activity tracker.

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Fitbit Charge

The Fitbit Force was gone for a year, but the new Fitbit Charge is its replacement: it does the same things plus automatic sleep tracking, and it has a redesigned band. You have to wait next year for heart-rate tracking, but this is Fitbit's only new band this holiday.

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