Fitness trackers take new forms at CES 2016
Fitness trackers take new forms at CES 2016
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Fitness trackers take new forms at CES 2016

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Tomorrow's fitness trackers will come in new forms. I'm Bridget Carey. This is your CNET update. [MUSIC] It's another day at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and the tech news train keeps on rolling. The convention center show floor has been swarming with people checking out the future gadgets of 2016. And one of the trends we're seeing is the focus around health and new ways to track fitness. FitBit is a popular fitness tracking brand that showcased a new watch called The Blaze. Now it still tracks the same activity, but now it has a color screen that you can strap into different bands and cases to fit your style. It also links to your phone, for some notifications, like text messages and appointment reminders. And it includes some pre-installed workout coaching programs. It comes out in March for $200. But while Fitbit was showing off this new gadget, it also was hit with a class action lawsuit from users that claim it's heart rate monitors are inaccurate, and that the devices don't count every beat. Some claim it only counts half of your beats per minute. With questions around accuracy in fitness trackers, maybe you don't wanna spend $200. And so we're seeing many cheaper options on the show floor. The Huawei Honor Band Z1 costs $80. It comes out this month. It has a round SmartWatch design and along with fitness tracking it give you some missed message notifications from your phone, it It's not really heavy on apps. The Withings Go is a $70 fitness tracker. It has an E ink screen, so it's always on. The battery last 8 months. Now it just shows you your daily fitness progress, but when you click on the screen you also get the time. It can be worn on a band or put in a clip and you can also take it swimming. There's also some new fashion designs. The Misfit Ray does the same tracking stuff as Misfit's other models like the Shine, but the Ray looks like a simple jewelry rod that you pop on a necklace or your wrist. And that's neat if you already wear a normal watch, you don't want to wear two circle watch things on one wrist, it starts at $100. And if you'd rather not wear anything on your wrist, we're seeing more tech for the feet. Under Armour has these smart sneakers that do all the tracking for you during a run and they look at your stride. These cost $150. They come out next month. Or you could put all the smarts in your pants with the Lumo Run shorts It's a sensor that tucks into the shorts to measure not just how fast and far you go, but also how you're moving with analysis on things like pelvic rotation. That's also $150 coming out in the spring. And we're still running right along, cover every corner of CES 2016. So keep checking in with us on cnet.com/ces. Coming to you from the CNet stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center, I'm Bridget Carey. [MUSIC]

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