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Garmin debuts Vivofit 2, offers stainless steel and leather band options

The Vivofit 2 adds new features and may win over fashionistas with its stylish replaceable bands.

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LAS VEGAS -- Monday Garmin announced the Vivofit 2 at the 2015 International CES trade show. The tracker shares the design and features of the original Vivofit. It still has a battery life of 1-year, is waterproof up to 50 meters and can track your steps, distance traveled, calories burned and sleep. The new tracker also brings audible inactivity alerts to remind you to get up and move, an activity timer to track workouts and a backlight for the always-on display.

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The Vivofit 2 may also win over some fashionistas. The strap can be swapped out for different designs, such as a leather band or even a stainless steel one. The company also announced a partnership with Jonathan Adler, a designer and potter, to offer a special collection of pattern-printed bands.

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The Garmin Vivofit 2 will begin shipping in the first quarter. The tracker will be available in black, white, navy and pink for $130 in the US. That price converts to about £85 in the UK and AU$160 in Australia. The black and white bands can also be bundled with a heart rate sensor for $170 (£110, AU$210) and a three-pack of colored accessory bands will be available for $25 (£15, AU$30). It isn't clear how much the premium stainless steel and leather bands will cost.

This article will be updated with hands-on impressions later in the week. We expect to see a lot more activity trackers this week at the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas -- follow CNET's ongoing coverage of CES 2015 here.