Personal activity monitors are among the most common wearable computers, though their sophistication has advanced significantly since the days of the pager-like pedometer. The best of these devices have migrated from the hip to the wrist and offer highly detailed insight aimed to help people live healthier lives. Whether it’s through gamification with the Nike FuelBand or the rich visuals of the Jawbone UP, the bracelet form-factor has proven useful, usable and desirable among those who care to quantify their daily activities. Today, Fitbit—an already well-established member in the wearable market, introduces Flex to compete directly with the FuelBand and the UP for a space on your wrist.
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