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Fitness trackers and smartwatches mom might like

Make her Mother's Day extra special with these trackers and watches.

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Fitbit Flex 2

Make Mother's Day extra special with a stylish Fitbit Flex 2. This discreet fitness tracker can measure steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. It comes with a rubber strap, but can also be placed in a necklace (pictured) or metal bangle.

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Fitbit Alta HR

If Mom is looking for something a little more advanced, the Fitbit Alta HR is worth considering. This slim fitness tracker adds a heart rate sensor and a display to show fitness stats and basic smartphone notifications.

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Fitbit Charge 2

The Fitbit Charge 2 is similar to the Alta HR, but adds a larger display, guided breathing sessions and dedicated workout modes for tracking exercises like running, zumba, gym workouts and more.

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Apple Watch Series 1

The Fitbit devices are great fitness trackers, but maybe Mom would be better off with a smartwatch. If she owns an iPhone, the Apple Watch Series 1 is worth a look. This smartwatch can run apps, track fitness, display notifications and even answer calls from your phone, but it's not waterproof...

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Apple Watch Series 2

If she swims or wants to shower with the watch, the Apple Watch Series 2 is the one to get. Not only does it add GPS for tracking runs and bike rides, but it is also waterproof up to 50 meters.

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Apple Watch Nike Edition

Another option is the Apple Watch Nike Edition. This one has all of the same features as the Series 2, but includes integration with the Nike+ Run Club app. It's worth getting if Mom loves Nike.

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Fitbit Blaze

If she isn't ready for a smartwatch but wants something more than a basic fitness tracker, the Fitbit Blaze is a worthy option. This fitness watch can track steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. It also has a large display to show notifications from your smartphone.

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Garmin Forerunner 235

While the Apple Watch Series 2 is a decent watch for runners, it's no match for the Garmin Forerunner 235. This GPS watch can track runs and all-day fitness like steps and calories burned. It can also display notifications from your phone. But the highlight features are the long (one to two week) battery life, always-on display and waterproof design.

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