Gadget Rewind: Fitness and activity trackers

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Gadget Rewind: Fitness and activity trackers

Tools for tracking and fine-tuning our fitness regimens are more abundant today than ever. And they're getting smarter, too. From the simplicity of mechanical step counters to ultra-smart digital devices that pack accelerometers and GPS radios to follow our every move, it's clear the wearable category has grown. These devices now collect data, provide a soundtrack, prod us when we're lazy and reward us when we've achieved our goals. They've also considerably scaled down in size, so we no longer resemble gadget-laden test subjects when tracking our workouts. In fact, wearables have become rather stylish. Join us in the gallery below then as we take a brief look at the evolution of the activity tracker.

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  • 10,000 steps
  • Exercising your SportBrain
  • Wrist-top trackers
  • Going from big to... less big
  • The beat on the street
  • Phoning in your workout
  • Gaming your steps
  • Everybody wants to be a Loser
  • Getting fit with Fitbit
  • If at first you don't succeed
  • Now you're running with power
  • Less is more
  • The complete package
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