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Lumoid now offers wearables to try before you buy

Lumoid, a short-term online product rental business, has just added a selection of fitness trackers and basic smartwatches to its service. Now you can try before you buy.
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January 14, 2015
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The wearables market has exploded with products over the past year, but with so much choice comes the inevitable struggle of picking out the right one to suit your needs. Enter Lumoid, a US based company that started out in the short-term camera rental business, which is now offering a range of wearables to try before you buy.

The Lumoid website’s wearables section contains around 25 different products, ranging from fitness trackers to basic smartwatches. Although you won’t find any Android Wear smartwatches in the collection just yet, the service offers popular fitness trackers from brands like Jawbone and FitBit, as well as the Samsung Gear Fit. There is also an original Pebble smartwatch available to take for a test drive.

From this selection, you can pick five up to devices to try for a week and, if you find something that you like, you can then proceed to purchase one from Lumoid’s website. You won’t have to live with a used device either, as you send the rental back and Lumoid will provide you with a shiny new one. If you don’t fancy any of the rental wearables, you can send them back to Lumoid and only pay $20 for the rental time.

As well as wearables, gadget enthusiasts will also find a small selection of drones and camera equipment available to rent. Will you be taking your next wearable for a trial run before buying?