2014 can be a year filled with many great things, but will good health be one of them? Between fast food meals, large serving portions and the normal hustle and bustle of everyday living— the one thing we shouldn’t be neglecting is a healthy waistline. Fortunately, with today’s mobile technology, staying in shape comes in the form of wearable health gear.
Here are the top 10 devices to help you stay fit and active:

1.  Misfit- Shine Activity Monitor ($99.99)

Misfit- Shine Activity Monitor
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The Misfit Shine Activity Monitor is completely versatile in design. The main unit can be worn on the wrist as a bracelet, around the neck as a necklace, or on shoes, clothing, etc.

Product Specs:
• Measures steps & distance traveled
• Estimates daily calories burned
• Tracks activities
• Monitors sleep activity
• Basic watch function
• Create daily goals and activities with the Shine app
• Water-resistant

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2.  Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom with Sensor ($169.99)

Nike+ SportWatch GPS Powered by TomTom
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The Nike+ SportWatch with the GPS function provides an all-in-one activity monitoring device with a few perks. The built-in GPS is great for daily wear in-general (not just guiding through workout activities).

Product Specs: 
• Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, and active minutes
• GPS receiver works in tandem with the shoe-based Nike+ Sensor
• Monitor how long and how well you sleep
• Wake up with a silent, vibrating alarm
• Receive instant access to your stats with a real-time digital OLED display
• Sync stats automatically to your computer and leading smartphones
• Water resistant up to five ATM (50 meters)

3.  Pebble – Smart Watch for Select Apple® and Android Devices ($149.99)

Pebble - Smart Watch for Select Apple
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Much like a Kindle Paperwhite’s clear screen, the Pebble Smart Watch has a high resolution, high contrast screen that can do an impressive number of features.

Product specs:
• Bluetooth technology
• Receives email, SMS, caller ID, calendar and social media updates
• Clear e-Paper screen display
• Downloadable apps for personalization
• Rechargeable battery
• Waterproof

4.  Fitbit Force Wireless Activity + Sleep Wristband ($129.99)

Fitbit Force Wireless
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Fitbit has a number of activity trackers, but the Fitbit Force is the gold medal winner when it comes to functionality. Its bracelet design makes it more practical for daily wear— in comparison to Fitbit’s other product models.

Product Specs:
• Tracks steps, distance, calories burned, stairs climbed, and active minutes
• Monitor how long and how well you sleep
• Wake up with a silent, vibrating alarm (that won’t disturb your partner)
• Get instant access to your stats with a real-time digital OLED display
• Sync stats automatically to your computer and leading smartphones

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5.  Skechers GOwalk Bluetooth Activity Monitor ($129.99)

Skechers GOwalk Bluetooth Activity Monitor
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Skechers is more than a shoe retailer. The Skechers GOwalk Bluetooth Activity Monitor is a stable and valid option to consider in wearable health monitoring.

Product Specs:
• Activity tracker displays steps, distance and calorie count
• Sleep Monitor assesses sleep patterns
• Bluetooth technology connects to mobile devices
• Distinguishes between activities (i.e.: walking or running)

6.  MIO Alpha I Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor ($199)

MIO Alpha I Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor
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The MIO Alpha I Strapless Continuous Heart Rate Monitor may not have all the bells and whistles as some of the other devices; however, it is a great product that gets right to the point without all of the fancy technology.

Product Specs:
• Strapless continuous heart rate monitor
• Continuous heart rate display
• User settable heart rate zones with visual and audible alerts
• Data review (total exercise time; average heart rate; time “in zone”)
• Timer/Clock

7. Motorola MotoActv GPS Fitness Tracker & Music Player 8GB ($249.99) and 16GB ($299)

Motorola MotoActv GPS Fitness Tracker & Music Player
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Motorola combines a number of impressive features (like a GPS tracker, music player and 8GB storage) all within a fitness device. Runners in particular will greatly benefit from this Motorola device.

Product Specs: 
• Features a 1.6″ LCD touch screen
• 8GB storage serves as a digital music player
• Bluetooth technology to connect to headsets
• Tracks workouts and activities via GPS
• Sweat and water resistant

8.  Mio Link ($99) -Available in March, 2014

Mio Link
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Mio Link won’t be released until this coming March, but seems promising with its array of impressive— and interactive training features. This might be the new wave in fitness training.

Product Specs:
• Bluetooth technology
• Transmits data to various fitness apps, including  Mio GO
• Connects to sport devices using ANT+
• The Mio LINK/Mio ALPHA connects to the Mio GO app, to create an interactive training video experience based on heart rate data

9.  Epson Pulsense Watch ($199) -Available Summer 2014

Epson Pulsense Watch
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The Epson Pulsense Watch is coming soon this summer and is already getting a bit of attention. It has the ability to monitor data in real-time and includes a variety of features. Waiting a few months for it to be released could be worth the wait.

Product Specs:
• Heart rate monitoring 24/7
• Activity monitoring
• Caloric Tracking records calories burned
• Sleep activity monitoring
• Smartphone friendly for both Android and iPhone devices
• PC and Mac compatible
• Maps personal goals over time

10.  Basis Health Tracker for Fitness, Sleep & Stress ($179)

Basis Health Tracker for Fitness
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From monitoring various activities, calories burned and physical data, the Basis Health Tracker is an all-inclusive package when it comes to wearable health technology.

Product Specs: 
• Features multiple sensors, including a 24/7 heart rate monitor
• Automatically recognizes and displays activities (walking, running and biking, as well as sleeping)
• Counts calories and adjusts automatically
• Wirelessly syncs info to mobile devices
• Data and powerful insights are featured on an online dashboard
• Water resistant

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It’s impressive to see what options wearable fitness technology provides. When there is so much going on in everyday life, it only helps to have a little help staying motivated every step of the way.

 Andrea Fisher
About the Author:

Andrea Fisher is an online marketer and content specialist for Home Security Systems. She has been published in a variety of publications, including the Chicago Tribune and Business Insider.

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