New year, new you. Ready to amp up your fitness routine in 2017, or support someone else's efforts to be more active? A fitness tracker can do more than simply show steps taken or calories burned. It can spur more intense and more frequent exercise. In online reviews, users say simply wearing one of these devices motivates them to get moving -- take the stairs, walk the dog, or hit the gym. High-end activity trackers and smartwatches cost hundreds of dollars, but Cheapism.com has homed in on several top fitness trackers under $50. Each one shows progress toward daily goals and wirelessly syncs with a mobile app to provide a more in-depth and long-term view.
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