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The most exciting virtual-reality headsets and fitness trackers coming this spring

Here's what we are most looking forward to in the world of wearable tech.

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Oculus Rift

Price: $599

Availability: Shipping March 28

The outlook: The Oculus Rift isn't a standalone VR headset. It's a PC gaming peripheral, meaning you need a powerful PC to plug it into. But the Rift headset still delivers an immersive and impressive VR experience.

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HTC Vive

Price: $799

Availability: Shipping April 4

The outlook: The HTC Vive, too, will require a powerful gaming PC, but unlike the Oculus Rift, it offers full room freedom. The device uses laser scanning boxes to track everything, whether seated, standing or wandering around the room.

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Samsung Gear VR

Price: $100

Availability: Available now

The outlook: While it's not on the same level as the Vive or Oculus Rift, Samsung's Gear VR headset is an affordable way to experience virtual reality. The headset works with the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, along with some older Samsung phones like the Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 Edge Plus, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge.

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LG 360 VR

Price: N/A

Availability: April

The outlook: Similar to Samsung's Gear VR headset, LG's virtual reality glasses are designed to work only with LG's newest G5 phone, but it's not dependent on your phone's screen. The headset has its own display.

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Fitbit Blaze

Price: $199

Availability: Available now

The outlook: The Fitbit Blaze is a stylish fitness watch with interchangeable straps, heart-rate and activity tracking and smartphone notifications.

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Fitbit Alta

Price: $129

Availability: Available now

The outlook: The Fitbit Alta is a slim and stylish fitness tracker that can also display text messages and call from your Android or iOS device.

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Garmin Vivoactive HR

Price: $250

Availability: Begins shipping in April

The outlook: The Vivoactive HR is a GPS-equipped fitness watch for athletes. It features an optical heart-rate sensor and all-day activity tracking, in addition to being able to track workouts like running, cycling and swimming.

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Garmin Vivofit 3

Price: $99

Availability: Begins shipping in April

The outlook: Garmin's Vivofit 3 is a basic fitness tracker that is waterproof and has one year of battery life.

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Fossil Q Motion

Price: $95

Availability: Sometime this summer

The outlook: The Fossil Q Motion looks more like a piece of jewelry than a fitness tracker. It's more than just a pretty face -- the slim device can track steps, distance, calories burned and sleep.

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