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Fitbit Tracker Makes Exercise Geeky Fun
You can strictly monitor the fruits of your exercise labor with the Tracker from Fitbit, which wirelessly sends your data to the web.
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The Fitbit Tracker can clip to your clothing
September 10, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger

In need of some inspiration to get into exercise mode? Maybe you want to keep track of how you’re actually performing with your daily (yeah, right) routine?

The pocket-sized Fitbit Tracker is an unobtrusive and tech-savvy way to keep you on your toes.

You can clip the little device to clothing or to your wrist so it can monitor your data, and then sync and send the info wirelessly to your PC or Mac so you can read it on-screen.

If you go within 25 to 50 feet of the included basestation, the data from the Tracker is automatically uploaded to the Fitbit website.

You can check calories, steps and distance of your exercise regimen on the Tracker itself, and when you log into the website there’s plenty more info for your profile, like what you’ve eaten, your weight and body mass index, a daily activity report, how long you slept, plus updates from friends—yup, social exercise activity has gone from the gym to the network.

Looks like Gearlog had a chance to go hands-on with the Fitbit Tracker, which launched today at TechCrunch 50 in San Fran. It’ll retail for $99.

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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com and Electronic House magazine.

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