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Fitbit adds Zip to its workout routine
If you geek out over workout and personal fitness technology, then check out the review of the new Fitbit Zip. For $60, this fitness tracker is an advanced pedometer that records calories are burned over time. Progress is displayed on the app, and data is synced to an iPhone via Bluetooth. (Bluetooth syncing not yet available for Android.) Users also earn fitness badges and share progress with friends. The higher-end model is called the Fitbit One, which in addition tracks sleep and has a silent vibrating alarm. That comes out in early October for $100. But would you pay for a fitness-tracking gadget (like the Fitbit or Nike FuelBand) to get you motivated to move? Let me know: send an email or create a 15-second video reply using Tout.
iRobot, the maker of the Roomba, has turned 10 years old. To celebrate, it just sucked up a rival robot company. iRobot has purchased Evolution Robotics, which makes the Mint, a robot that cleans hard surfaces with disposable cloths.
Twitter has updated its mobile apps for Android and Apple users. Now you can add a "header image," which is a larger banner image that goes along with your Twitter user icon.
And here's what people are saying about the Fitbit Zip and other fitness gadgets in today's Tout conversation: