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5 cool Wearables from CES Unveiled New York

Returning to New York for its tenth year, CES Unveiled New York provided a sneak peek at the year’s most innovative products and technologies just two months before the International CES. We picked the 5 most advanced and useful wearables from the show to introduce them to you.

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The iFit Active is a 3-and-1 health tracker helping users eat better by logging their food intake, sleep better by monitoring sleeping pattern and, of course, logging users’ activity and helping them be fit.

The iFIt Active counts calories, steps and distance, while also showing the difference between calories consumed and calories burned. Users also can send messages directly to each other to plan workouts, or help motivate each other.

The small and comfortable wristband syncs with your device via the iFit Track app and comes in four different colors.

Withings Activite

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What’s the deal with this casual watch? It’s sort of a stretch to call just any watch a “wearable” device right?

That is true, but this isn’t an ordinary watch. The Withings Activite looks like an elegant or casual watch you can wear to a formal event, but it is also an activity tracker and can analyze your sleep.

This watch can track your steps, distance and even identify and log your swim workouts. The Activite is water-resistant to up to 164 feet of water.

By syncing the watch to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth, users can track their activity on the Health Mate app.

The Withings Activite’s battery life lasts for over 8 months, and the watch itself hits the market at the end of November and is available for preorder today.

Bragi Dash

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As the company says, it’s not a wearable as much as it is a “hearable.” The Dash by Bragi fits in your ear as an earbud and has no wires or cables. Bragi packs into this small, comfortable earbud, in ear headphones, 4 GB of space for up to 1,000 songs, a fitness tracker, heart-rate monitor, a microphone and Bluetooth connectivity.

Users can sync The Dash to their smartphones wirelessly to play music. It can also be used as a Bluetooth headset to take and make calls.

You can drag or tap the tip of one of the earbuds to control the music or calls while it’s in your ear. Bragi is taking preorders now before shipping in early 2015.

Adidas MiCoach Fit Smart

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The MiCoach Fit Smart by Adidas is a lightweight fitness band made with a soft silicon strap.

It has a heart-rate monitor, counts calories, measures pace and speed, distance and gives a stride rate.

The Fit Smart syncs with any iOS or Android device via Bluetooth on the miCoach train and run app, where users can track their workouts, goals and have access to free cardio, strength and flexibility plans.

The device is available now and comes in two different colors.

Jaybird Reign

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This very light and thin fitness band barely looks like anything more than a rubber bracelet, but it definitely is.

Reign tells you how much sleep you need nightly based on your activity that day. It also features a hear-rate monitor. With its Go-Zone feature, the Reign app tells you when your heart wants to be active the most. It syncs with iOS devices and will be supported on Android in January. Reign has a waterproof warranty and over five days of battery life.

Find more cool wearable devices and pricing at CRN

Can’t wait for the CES in January and even more great electronic stuff? Watch the highlights from New York below to get additional great insights.