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Apple pulling competitor's bands ahead of Apple Watch release

Jawbone UP, Nike+ FuelBand, and Fitbit removed so far

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In preparation for the release of the Apple Watch, Apple is removing fitness bands made by competitors from their store shelves.

Apple started the process in November when it stopped selling tracking bands made by Fitbit. Now the Jawbone UP and Nike+ FuelBand are no longer being sold in physical stores, or online. 

The only one left is the Mio Alpha Heart Rate Monitor Watch. A statement from Mio's founder makes it seem like this product will soon join the others removed though. This Mio heart reate monitor is currently only sold on Apple's online store.

The Apple Watch is set to hit stores on April 24th. It's expected to have features that can track biometrics, and give you other information about your runs.