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The fitness trackers and virtual-reality headsets we can't wait to try this fall

These are the most exciting gadgets coming out over the next few months.

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Fitbit Charge 2

Price: $150

Availability: Early September

The outlook: The follow up to our favorite fitness tracker, the Fitbit Charge HR, the new Charge 2 includes heart-rate tracking, new sport profiles and interchangeable bands, and it can display calls, texts and calendar alerts.

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Fitbit Flex 2

Price: $100

Availability: Late September/early October

The outlook: The Flex 2 is Fitbit's first swim-proof fitness tracker. The low-key device can track all-day activities and vibrate to alert you to calls and text messages.

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Apple Watch 2

Price: TBA

Availability: TBA

The outlook: We don't know much about the second-gen Apple Watch, but rumors suggest it will have GPS and longer battery life.

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Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

Price: TBA

Availability: TBA

The outlook: The Tizen-powered Gear S3 includes GPS, Wi-Fi, and there's even a model with LTE support. It can display notifications from your smartphone, track all-day activities, and run a variety of apps.

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Samsung Gear S3 Classic

Price: TBA

Availability: TBA

The outlook: The Classic model has all of the features of the Frontier, but has a cleaner look.

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Pebble Time 2 and Pebble 2

Price: $199 (Pebble Time 2), $129 (Pebble 2)

Availability: September

The outlook: Both new Pebbles have long battery life, optical heart rate tracking and a microphone. Both are waterproof up to 30 meters and can display notifications from your iPhone or Android Phone. The Pebble Time 2 has a more premium metal design and a color display.

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Asus ZenWatch 3

Price: About $250

Availability: October

The outlook: The ZenWatch 3 features a fully circular display with a metal body. The Android Wear-powered smartwatch has a large 340mAh battery to last up to two days. There's also a small battery pack accessory that snaps on the back of the watch for even longer battery life.

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Polar M600

Price: $330

Availability: Late September

The outlook: The Polar M600 is one of the first true workout smartwatches. It features GPS and GLONASS to track pace, distance and speed when running and biking. It also includes interval training, all-day activity tracking, and is swim-proof. The watch is powered by Android Wear, which means it can display notifications and run a variety of apps.

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TomTom Spark 3 and Adventurer

Price: $250 (Spark 3), $350 (Adventurer)

Availability: October

The outlook: These GPS watches can track a variety of sports, are waterproof and include all-day activity and heart-rate tracking. There's even a special route exploration features that lets you preload up to 15 running routes directly to the watch.

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TomTom Touch

Price: $130

Availability: October

The outlook: The TomTom Touch has an optical heart-rate sensor, all-day activity tracking and can display notifications from your smartphone. It can also measure body composition (things like body fat and muscle mass) with a simple touch of a button.

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Garmin Forerunner 35

Price: $200

Availability: Late September

The outlook: The Forerunner 35 is the cheapest of Garmin's GPS running watches to feature an optical heart-rate sensor. This is in addition to tracking all-day activities and displaying notifications from your smartphone.

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Fossil Q watches

Price: $175

Availability: September 26

The outlook: These may look like normal analog watches, but on the inside is a fully-capable fitness tracker. The Fossil Q watches can track steps, distance, calories burned and sleep. There's also a silent alarm feature, and you can be alerted to incoming smartphone notifications through vibration.

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Withings Steel HR

Price: $180 (38mm) $200 (42mm)

Availability: October

The outlook: In addition to tracking steps, distance, calories burned and sleep, this stylish analog watch also features optical heart-rate tracking. More impressive is the battery life. The Steel HR lasts up to 25 days when tracking heart rate -- and another 20 days after that in a "low-power mode" that still shows time and tracks steps and sleep. The watch is also waterproof up to 50 meters.

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PlayStation VR

Price: $399

Availability: October 13

The outlook: Sony's PlayStation VR is a different type of virtual reality headset. Rather than connecting to a phone or a PC, Sony's headset connects to PlayStation 4 consoles. We tried a lot of games and, mostly, the games were really good. We can't wait to test this even more.

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Oculus Touch

Price: TBA

Availability: TBA

The outlook: Oculus' Touch controllers have an unusual shape, but we have found the motion-sensing controllers to be comfortable and natural to use. This is another product we're anxious to test further.

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Google Daydream

Price: TBA

Availability: TBA

The outlook: Google announced Daydream at its I/O developer conference this past June. Daydream isn't one headset, but rather a platform for phones running Android Nougat. Samsung, HTC, LG, Huawei, Alcatel, ZTE, Xiaomi and Asus have all signed up to produce Daydream-ready phones. Meanwhile, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, Imax, MLB, NBA, CNN, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, as well as Ubisoft and Electronic Arts have all voiced support. There's still a lot we don't know, but we are excited.

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