ANCHOR LEAD: Getting fit and losing weight are among the most popular New Year's resolutions and new technology gifts can help you exercise more often, provide valuable health data and deliver real-time feedback. Chanel Caraway has the details. (:60)
SCRIPT: Technology Now, I'm Chanel Caraway. It's a New Year and a time to work on a new you. Spokesperson for the Consumer Technology Association, Danielle Cassagnol says a great way to get started is by tracking your calories and steps…
CUT: (Cassagnol) There's an affordable option from Jawbone, the UP2, that comes in fun colors, it's waterproof, goes right on your wrist. And the latest from Fitbit is their Surge, that has added heart rate tracking, as well as smartwatch capabilities.
SCRIPT: You can even track your sleep…
CUT: (Cassagnol) Beddit has a smart sleep tracker. It's a long sensor that goes underneath your bed sheet and is tracking heart rate, how much you moved during the night as well as if you're snoring.
SCRIPT: Cassagnol says wireless headphones can also keep you on track…
CUT: (Cassagnol) Plantronics has their BackBeat Fit, and Sony has their Smart B-Trainer. And that has a fun feature called automatic music selection. You can set your target heart rate as well as pace and it will match music to help pump you up and finish your workout strong.
SCRIPT: For more, go to CTA.tech. That's Technology Now from the CTA.
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