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The iHealth Edge is a stylish and affordable tracker that does all the basics (hands-on)

iHealth Lab's new fitness tracker looks like a smartwatch, but doesn't perform like one.

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LAS VEGAS -- Health and wellness company iHealth Labs is showcasing its newest wearable, the iHealth Edge, at the 2015 International CES trade show. The activity tracker, which can be worn either on your wrist or waist, does all of the basics: it can track your steps, distance and calories burned. All of this information can be viewed on the device's OLED screen, which can be woken up with a double tap or by raising your hand to your face. The tracker also includes automatic sleep tracking, inactivity alerts that will remind you to get up and move and a silent alarm feature that will vibrate to gently wake you up in the morning.

A special workout mode will automatically turn off after you have walked or run continuously for more than 10 minutes. The Edge will generate a summary report with the duration, steps, distance, and calories burned from your workout 5 minutes after you have completed it.

Data from the tracker can be stored for up to 14 days locally before a sync is required to the company's Android and iOS mobile app. As for battery life, it's said to be around 5 to 7 days with normal usage. To charge the Edge you connect a magnetic dock to three pins on the back of the device. It should take roughly 2 hours to go from empty to full.

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A company representative claimed the device is waterproof and can be worn while swimming and in the shower. The iHealth website, however, states that the tracker is only rain-, splash- and sweatproof, and is not designed to be worn while swimming or showering.

Overall, the Edge is an attractive device. It reminded me of a small and more discreet Moto 360 . The build quality seemed good and everything appeared to work during the short time I spent with the device, although further testing will need to be done to determined how it holds up over time and how accurate the sensors are. Perhaps the most appealing thing about the tracker is the price tag. The iHealth Edge is available now for $70 (converted to £45 for those of you in the UK and AU$85 for Australia).


There are many more activity trackers and running watches being announced this week at the 2015 International CES in Las Vegas. Follow CNET's ongoing coverage of CES 2015 here.

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