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Six wearable tech gift ideas

A very wearable holiday

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Wearable tech may still be in its infancy, but there's certainly a growing interest in it this holiday season.

Searches for wearable tech have grown 100 percent since January, according to Google's 2013 Holiday Shopper Intentions report.

(Read more: Wearable tech: What it needs to be a game-changer )

And while you may not be able to get your hands on Google Glass this holiday season, there are other wearable tech products on the market that may make good gifts for the tech enthusiast in your life.

Click through to check out some of devices that are already on the shelves or coming soon.

—By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson.

Posted on 2 Dec. 2013

Narrative Camera

Source: Narrative

Cost: $279

Sharing pictures has become a big part of our lives, and the Narrative Camera is aimed at making sharing those images a little bit easier.

The device is a lifelogging camera that clips to your clothes so that no moment goes uncaptured.

The product is currently in preorder, with shipping expected for January 2014.

The Nymi bracelet

Nymi wristband
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Cost: $79 to $99

Using biometrics to authenticate identity for personal devices is becoming more popular among consumers.

Like how Apple's iPhone 5S has a fingerprint sensor to verify the user's identity, the Nymi bracelet uses a similar method to unlock a person's devices.

The bracelet has sensors that use a person's unique cardiac rhythm to wirelessly gain control of any of their devices, whether it be a smartphone, computer or even their car.

The device is in preorder. Shipping will begin in early 2014.

Nike + Fuelband SE

NIKE+ FuelBand
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Cost: $149

The quantitative self is all the rage these days and there is a growing number of products coming to market that are making it easier and entertaining to track activity and overall health.

Nike, which was early to the wearable space with its Fuelband, recently launched its latest model of the device with some new features.

The updated device now has a longer battery life, more social features and comes in three new color options.

Misift's Shine

Misfit wristband
Source: Misfit

Cost: $99

The Shine activity tracker is a simple, sleek looking device that measures things like the number of steps you take in a day, calories burned and how miles you've walked. It also functions as a watch and can be worn around your wrist. The sensor can also be taken off the band and worn clipped on your clothes.

To view the data, the user must sync the device via Bluetooth with Shine's mobile app, which is available on iOS and Android.

Misfit Wearables launched the Shine earlier this year and has continued to improve the software for the mobile application to make it easier to read a user's data and personalize activity goals.

FitBit Force

Fitbit Force
Source: Fitbit

Cost: $129.95

This wristband monitor not only tracks steps, miles and calories, it also keeps tabs on how well you are sleeping.

Compatible with iOS and Android, the FitBit Force automatically and wirelessly links to your mobile devices and personal computer so that you can view a detailed report of your activity and how long and how well you sleep. Its vibrator can be set to as a wake-up alarm.

The company also plans to roll out call notifications on the device to alert you when someone is calling your smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Gear

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Cost: $299

There may not be an Apple iWatch this holiday season, but Samsung has entered the smartwatch race and is currently selling its Galaxy Gear device, which is compatible only with its Galaxy smartphones.

Its smartwatch can make and receive calls and take pictures. It also has a voice control function.

It runs its own apps and is wirelessly connected to a Galaxy user's smartphone so that it can show a user's updates, like email or texts, on the smartwatch screen. It also has built-in sensors so that it can double as an activity tracker.