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I'm not what you'd call a gadgety person. I don't own or plan to purchase a Fitbit, Jawbone or SmartBand. Yet I have to admit, I'd like to try the SmartBand feature — at least once, anyway — that lets you see an animation of yourself walking through your past 24 hours' activities as they occurred.

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