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The Nike FuelBand wristband tracks time, calories, and steps, as well as NikeFuel, the company's activity-based point system. You set an activity goal, and as your NikeFuel points add up, LED lights on the wristband glow to show how close you are to your goal. Everything gets uploaded through Bluetooth or USB to the Nike+ website.


The Jawbone Up is a wristband that tracks your sleeping routine, workout activity, and eating habits using an accelerometer to provide its companion iOS app with data to evaluate your health and help you improve your daily habits. This second generation model fixes some fatal flaws with the original design to unsure the internal components are not damaged.

The Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband is a water-resistant fitness tracker that records steps, distance, stairs climbed, calories burned, and quality of sleep and wirelessly syncs its data to Android and iOS devices over Bluetooth 4.0. The Flex syncs to PCs using the included Bluetooth 4.0 USB dongle and integrates with Fitbit's mobile app as well as other mobile fitness apps.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Feb. 22, 2012
  • Price at launch: $149.00


  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: November 2012
  • Price at launch: $129.99
  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Spring 2013
  • Price at launch: $99.95
  • Color: Black / Silver
  • Sensors: Accelerometer , Ambient light


  • Weight: 0.05 pounds
  • Color: Black, Red, Blue, White, Brown, Silver
  • Sensors: Accelerometer
  • Color: Black, Blue, Orange, Gray, Green
  • Sensors: Accelerometer
  • Wireless support: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Port(s): USB plug


  • Port(s): USB plug, 3.5mm jack (data)
  • Wireless support: Bluetooth 4.0
  • Quoted use time: 4 day


  • Quoted use time: 10 day
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