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ANorth Raleigh company called Valencell is attempting to revolutionize the waypeople work out and lose weight. 

Thetech company, founded by Steven LeBoeuf, is turning out a product that willtrack your fitness, including your heart health.

PerformTek is their invention capable of joining with a smart phone or other bluetooth device.  They consider it an "all-in-one" workout technology.

"Ifyou don't exercise in a certain zones you're really not helping your heart outand we can tell you that with the device you are already wearing," LeBoeufsaid.

Theproduct uses a blood flow sensor embedded in ear pieces you wear while you workout.  The company plans another four devices, one of which won't be aheadphone but an arm or wristband product. 

Thetechnology would work in another area of the body, as well.  Thenon-headphone device would aim to measure your metabolism while you are notexercising and when you are.

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