Fashion Meets Function: 5 Cute Fitness Trackers
Blurring the line between bangle bracelets and wearable technology, the Jawbone UP24 ($150; jawbone.com) makes it easier than ever to achieve your fitness goals while staying stylish. [Tweet this!] This colorful device tracks your steps, calories burned, and sleep habits, and lets you manually input what you eat or drink and even how you're feeling that day. The bendable, water-resistant band wirelessly syncs to smartphones to provide you with real-time updates and will even give you a gentle vibration to get up and move if you’re been inactive for a period of time.
Slim, stylish, and available in a rainbow of choices, the Fitbit Flex ($100; fitbit.com) adds a pop of color to your outfit while tracking your movement and sleep patterns. Check the LED indicators to see how close you are to reaching your daily activity goals, then sync wirelessly to the smartphone app for a personalized snapshot of your progress in graphs and charts. If your friends have the band too, you can compare stats, send encouraging notes, and engage in friendly fitness competitions.
This minimal metal monitor (about the size of a quarter) can be clipped to clothing, snapped into a sporty or leather band, or even worn in one of two necklace styles. Waterproof up to 50 meters, the Misfit Shine ($100; misfit.com) tracks your movements as you walk, run, cycle, or swim, as well as your sleep patterns. A halo of lights tells you how close you are to reaching your daily goals. To sync stats with the app, simply place the device on top of your smartphone and it wirelessly connects—no cables or wires needed! Plus, the choice of eight colors ensures it will mesh with your personal style.
Tory Burch for Fitbit
An exciting collaboration between Fitbit and high-end accessory brand Tory Burch will transform your activity monitor into super-chic piece of statement jewelry. Simply snap your Fitbit Flex (sold separately) into your choice of a gorgeous brass pendant, bracelet, or wristband that seamlessly goes from the office to the gym to cocktails—all while keeping track of your steps and calories burned. ($38 to $195, toryburch.com)
Adidas miCoach Seamless Sports Bra
Talk about a multi-tasker—the Adidas miCoach Seamless Sports Bra ($55; numetrex.com) does it all. Double-layer construction delivers maximum stability and reduces bounce, moisture-wicking Lycra keeps you dry, and sensor fibers knit into the fabric precisely monitor your heart rate during your workout. A small transmitter ($19; numetrex.com) snaps into a pocket in the bra, which wirelessly syncs and sends data to a compatible Bluetooth, ANT+, or analog fitness tracker device (including those by Nike, Reebok, Oregon Scientific, New Balance, High Gear, or Accumen) or gym cardio equipment. It also connects to the free Adidas miCoach app via the Adidas miCoach Bluetooth Smart Heart Rate Monitor ($60; numetrex.com).