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Best Buy Welcomes Two New Wearables

Forecasters claim the wearables market will climb from $2.5 billion last year to $12.6 billion in 2018.

That’s in part thanks to activity trackers like Fitbit Flex and Jawbone Up – and to the folks who not only wear them at the gym, but while waiting in line at the grocery store.

Now two of the latest and greatest health and fitness devices join the wearables family at Best Buy — the Garmin vívosmart and the Misfit Flash.  Here’s the lowdown:

The Garmin vívosmart is an activity tracker with a few smartwatch-like notification features as an added bonus. The curved wristband has a touchscreen display for day, steps, distance, calories and even a countdown to keep you motivated as you work toward fitness goals.

  • The vívosmart also keeps you on your feet; it alerts you when you’ve been sitting for over an hour. Pick up the exclusive water resistant wristband in Black, Blue and Berry colors today in all Best Buy stores for $169.99. Additional colors (Slate and Purple) are available at BestBuy.com. If you’re looking for a little something extra, you can snag it with Heart Rate Monitor for $199.99 in Slate and Black at all Best Buy stores and at BestBuy.com.

The next newcomer: the Misfit Flash, announced today (Sept. 16), is an activity and sleep monitor.

  • Similar to Misfit’s first product, Shine, the Flash is a waterproof activity and sleep tracker that can be worn just about anywhere – on your wrist, pants, shirt, and even shoes while it tracks your steps, calories, distance, swimming, cycling and sleep quality. The new soft-touch plastic of Flash makes it extremely durable and comfortable.

The Garmin vívosmart is available now only at Best Buy. Flash is available for pre-order today on BestBuy.com for $49.99. In addition to colors Frost and Onyx, Flash will also come in three new and fun, bright colors – Zest, Fuchsia and Teal – all three of which are available only at Best Buy. Frost and Onyx will arrive at BestBuy.com and in all Best Buy stores later this month. Zest, Fuchsia and Teal will arrive later this fall.