Take fitness trackers on a test runWith so many fitness trackers on the market -- and more emerging every day -- it's hard to know which one is right for your needs. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on an innovative service that lets you rent the devices before you commit...
[MUSIC] Lumoid offers a pretty simple, but seemingly necessary service. For $20, rent up to 5 different fitness trackers for a whole week. Send back any or all that you don't want to purchase, or apply that 20 bucks to a purchase price. Shipping starts at $18 and includes the return postage. As of now, there appear to be 16 different fitness trackers from major brands to choose from on their site. Everything from Jawbone, to Nike, to Fitbit. Lumoid isn't just limited to renting fitness tracking devices. They also rent out sleep tracking wearables and gadgets that pair with your Smartphone to keep you connected. The business actually started with photo and video equipment, and that's still their bread and butter, offering a wide array of lenses and rental kits. There's even drones available to get some cool aerial shots. And right now, there's not a lot of competition to Lumoid's rental services. There are other sites to rent camera gear before. For your purchase but against startups like doohikki might bring some diversity to the fitness tracker rental market. Stay tuned. In San Francisco, I'm Cara Sepoy. CNET.com for CBS News. [MUSIC]