For people looking to get fit in 2014, there are a few standout tech devices that might be worth buying to help meet those health and fitness goals, according to Trae Bodge, senior editor of retailmenot.com.
The Misfit Shine, which is compatible with iOS devices, aims to be a stylish alternative to the standard tracker band by clipping on to the user’s clothing. It is also water-resistant up to 50 meters, notes Bodge.
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Like some smartphone apps, the device, priced at $120, tracks users’ activity and allows them to set goals, but it also monitors sleep patterns, according to its manufacturer, Misfit Wearables. The gadget runs on a coin cell battery which lasts about four months, according to Misfit.
A cheaper option for those who prefer a wristband as opposed to a clip-on device is the Fitbit Flex, which has a list price of about $100.
Folks who are looking for fitness gadgets beyond the standard wristbands have a few options, too.
The Pafers XSPIN, which can be installed on any indoor cycle, elliptical or stationary bike uses Bluetooth technology to track real-time cycling and speed. For $79.99, this device is cheaper than many activity trackers but has fewer capabilities.
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The HAPIfork, for $99.99, works with a mobile app. The high-tech fork helps purchasers gain control over their eating habits by vibrating or lighting up when they are eating too fast.
The number of servings and the user’s eating speed data are uploaded on to their smart device to help keep track of their progress, said Bodge, but it doesn’t measure how healthy your food is.
—By CNBC’s Erika Santoro.