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Keeping New Years Resolutions High Tech Style

By: Kristen Guilfoos
By: Kristen Guilfoos

This is the time in January when a lot of people fall off the wagon and their oh-so-promising New Years resolutions fall by the wayside. So in Tech Tuesday, we're showing two brand new high-tech options to get you back on track.

-Fitbit Zip - tracks your steps, distance, and calories burned -- then automatically syncs the data to your Fitbit account. Whether online or through the Fitbit App, you can set goals and stay motivated to keep on your path to fitness with graphs, badges, and friendly competitions. Check to see how you compare with friends and family; even provide a message to egg them on. Your stats wirelessly uploads via computer or select mobile devices, so you will know in real time when you are close to a goal and when you've reached one. ($44)

-Jawbone Up - Track Your Sleep - Small and comfortable to wear all day and night, UP senses your micro-movements while you sleep and uses advanced algorithms to determine how many hours you slept, how long it took you to fall asleep, time spent in light vs. deep sleep, and how many times you woke during the night. Track Your Activity - Wearing UP captures a complete picture of your day, so you don't have to guess how active you are. UP tracks your steps, distance, calories burned and time spent active vs. idle.

The Jawbone Up mobile app goes even a step further helping you to count calories and keep on track with your dietary needs. ($129)


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