It was a huge year for fitness trackers: not only did we see sleeker, smarter wristband wearables surface from the major players in the space like Fitbit and Jawbone, big tech manufacturers like Samsung and Microsoft threw products into the ever-saturated ring, too.

But there’s good reason for its popularity — in addition to tracking steps taken, calories burned and your sleep cycle, fitness trackers promote healthy living. They’re for true fitness enthusiasts, who want to stay on track when working out or training for races and marathons, but also the casual user who just wants a nudge to get off the couch. There’s also typically a social component, allowing you to compete against friends for virtual trophies and bragging rights. …

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