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Smartwatches and fitness trackers of spring

A roundup of all of the wearable gadgets we can't wait to get our hands on.

Dan Graziano
Dan Graziano is an associate editor for CNET. His work has appeared on BGR, Fox News, Fox Business, and Yahoo News, among other publications. When he isn't tinkering with the latest gadgets and gizmos, he can be found enjoying the sights and sounds of New York City.
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Smartwatches and activity trackers took center stage at both the International CES and Mobile World Congress trade shows. We were already excited, and with the recent announcement of the Apple Watch, things are sure to heat up.

These are the upcoming wearable products we can't wait to try out.

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Apple Watch Sport

Price: $349 for 38mm, $399 for 42mm sizes.

Availability: Pre-orders begin on April 10, ships April 24.

The outlook: It's Apple's first smartwatch. The Apple Watch can track your daily activities and display notifications from your phone. There's also a built-in speaker so you can answer calls right from your wrist.

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Apple Watch

Price: $549 for 38mm, goes up to $1,049 depending on band. The 42mm model starts at $599.

Availability: Pre-orders begin on April 10, ships April 24.

The outlook: Not a fan of the design of the Apple Watch Sport? There's also a model with a stainless steel body.

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Apple Watch Edition

Price: Starts at $10,000, with options ranging all the way to $17,000.

Availability: Pre-orders begin on April 10, ships April 24. Only available in "select retail locations."

The outlook: The Apple Watch Edition costs more than some cars, but the 18-karat gold case is stunning.

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Huawei Watch

Price: TBD

Availability: TBD

The outlook: Not only is this the first Android Wear watch with a scratch-proof sapphire crystal display, but it's also one of the most gorgeous smartwatches we've laid our eyes on.

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HTC Grip

Price: $199

Availability: Sometime this spring

The outlook: It's HTC's first wearable and not only is it capable of tracking steps, distance, calories burned and sleep, but it's compatible with Android and iOS, and it can display notifications for calendar events, incoming calls, emails and text messages. While it lacks a heart-rate sensor, there is GPS on board to track distance and pace when running.

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LG Watch Urbane LTE

Price: TBD

Availability:TBD

The outlook: The Apple Watch isn't the only smartwatch that can make mobile payments. The WebOS-powered LG Watch Urbane LTE includes NFC for mobile payments and LTE cellular capabilities to operate independently from your smartphone.

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LG Watch Urbane

Price: TBD

Availability: TBD

The outlook: The luxurious LG Watch Urbane doesn't include cellular capabilities, but this Android Wear watch looks nearly indistinguishable from a regular watch.

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Pebble Time

Price: $199

Availability: May

The outlook: The Pebble Time is one of the few smartwatches on the market that won't have to be charged nightly. In fact, the battery is said to last up to seven days. It also features a new color e-paper display and a microphone for responding to messages.

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Pebble Time Steel

Price: $299

Availability: July

The outlook: Not a fan of the Pebble Time's plastic design? The metal Pebble Time Steel may be for you.

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InBody Band

Price: $179

Availability: March

The outlook: In addition to the normal activity tracking features (steps, distance, calories and sleep), the InBody Band promises to measure fat mass, percentage of body fat, heart rate, muscle mass and body mass index.

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Garmin Vivoactive

Price: $250 or $300 when bundled with a heart-rate monitor.

Availability: March

The outlook: An ultraslim smartwatch for triathletes. The Garmin Vivoactive is waterproof, has GPS, can track daily activities, shows notifications from your smartphone, and run apps from Garmin's new app store. The company also claims the battery will last up to three weeks with daily activity tracking, or up to 10 hours with an active GPS signal.

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Garmin Vivofit 2

Price: $130

Availability: March

The outlook: It's a waterproof activity tracker with one year of battery life. The strap can also be swapped out for different designs, such as a leather band or even a stainless-steel one.

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Garmin Fenix 3

Price: $500, or $550 when bundled with a heart-rate monitor.

Availability: March

The outlook: A high-end training watch for serious athletes. Along with the normal features found in Garmin's running and cycling watches (auto pause, auto lap, personal records, back to start, etc.), the Fenix 3 includes Wi-Fi to automatically sync when you return home and can estimate your VO2 max when paired with an ANT+ heart-rate sensor. The battery is said to last about 20 hours with a continuous GPS signal, or up to six weeks in watch mode.

There's even a model with a scratch-resistant sapphire face, although it's priced slightly higher at $600.

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Misfit Swarovski Shine

Price: Starts at $170

Availability: March

The outlook: An activity tracker that looks more like jewelry than your run-of-the-mill pedometer.

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