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Misfit Ray

A worthy alternative to the popular FitBit is the Misfit Ray, an $80 fitness tracker worn on the wrist. Slim, lightweight, and water resistant up 50 meters (about 55 yards), the Ray packs a wallop — don’t let its small size fool you! It counts steps, measures distance walked, and estimates calories burned, in addition to tracking athletic activities like cycling, swimming, yoga, and dance. It can even track your sleep patterns to help you manage your nighttime habits and optimize your hours of rest.

The downside to this fitness tracker is its lack of a display, as well as the absence of a GPS, but the Ray’s accuracy along with Misfit’s easy-to-use health app to review and interpret your data make up for the loss. It can also vibrate to alert you to texts, incoming calls, appointments, and even reminders to stand up if you’ve been sitting too long. Given the impressive technology specs, the Ray’s sleek design just adds the cherry on top of this high-quality fitness tracker.

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