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The Best Wearable Tech Gadgets of SXSW Interactive 2014

Spree fitness headband

A man wears a Spree headband

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The new wearable tech on display at SXSW 2014 includes the Spree Headband, which aims to monitor your speed, distance, time, heart rate, calories burned, and body temperature.

Athos fitness apparel

An Athos fitness shirt

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Athos fitness apparel aims to provides a more complete picture of fitness by tracking exactly what your muscles are doing, as well as your form, and the activity of your respiratory and cardiovascular systems.

Garmin Vivofit fitness tracker

The Garmin Vivofit

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The Garmin Vivofit is a new fitness tracker. The company says it has a one-year battery life, and gives users personalized daily goals and warns when they're too inactive.

Atlas fitness tracker

The Atlas fitness tracker

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The Atlas fitness tracker touts that it will identify your exercises, count your reps, calculate the calories you burn and evaluate your form.

The Withings Pulse fitness tracker

The Withings Pulse

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The Withings Pulse is an 8-gram smart tracker that aims to monitor your activity 24/7, measure your heart rate, and help you improve your health.

June braclet, by Neatmo

The June bracelet

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The JUNE bracelet by Netatmo aims to measure a wearer's sun exposure and advises on how to protect skin from the sun's effects.

Tanya Lewis
Tanya was a staff writer for Live Science from 2013 to 2015, covering a wide array of topics, ranging from neuroscience to robotics to strange/cute animals. She received a graduate certificate in science communication from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a bachelor of science in biomedical engineering from Brown University. She has previously written for Science News, Wired, The Santa Cruz Sentinel, the radio show Big Picture Science and other places. Tanya has lived on a tropical island, witnessed volcanic eruptions and flown in zero gravity (without losing her lunch!). To find out what her latest project is, you can visit her website.