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CES 2015

YooC activity tracker makes a game out of exercise

Set goals and let your 'active' self compete against your 'inactive' self

Published: January 07, 2015 07:00 PM

Inside every person who wants to become more active is a struggle. There’s the gung-ho, motivated you, and then there's the you who would rather plop on the couch with a pint of ice cream.

The YooC fitness tracker, seen at CES15, pits the two "yous" against each other in a fitness challenge where the only competitor is, well, you. "Active you" earns points when you’re moving—but stay sitting too long and "inactive you" gains points.

The tracker is tiny, about the size of a quarter, and can be worn anywhere. It has a 25 “false step” filter to improve accuracy. To help you get into the habit of moving, Yoo Fitness is hosting a contest it calls Yoo Challenge Route 66. 

Use any activity tracker for 66 days—that’s how long it takes to build a new habit, according to research from the University College London—and post about your experience on the company’s Facebook page. It will then give you a 66 percent discount on any Yoo product for the rest of the year.

—Trisha Calvo

Want information about other devices that can help you track your fitness? See our ratings and reviews of activity trackers and smart watches.

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