New fitness gadgets at CES: Nike+ SportWatch GPS, Step Manager pedometer, Cord Shrink

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This year's International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, January 6-9, is spotlighting new fitness and wellness innovations. Among the products on display are a GPS-powered sports watch that measures heart rate and calories burned, a wireless pedometer that allows you to post updates on Twitter and Facebook, and a cord tamer for your iPod nano.

The IDEAL LIFE Step Manager, a wireless pedometer with remote interactive communications, allows you to send your stats, personalized messages, and even graphics to friends or social networking sites in real time. Set to be released spring 2011, the device will sell for under $85/€65.

Also debuting at CES is the Nike+ SportWatch GPS, which will launch on April 1. The new GPS sports watch, powered by TomTom, tracks pace, distance, calories burned, and heart rate, and just won two CES Innovation Awards. No details on price yet released. 

Runners, walkers, or cyclists who rely on the iPod nano can now tame the long, annoying cord with the Cord Shrink by Innovelis. Only compatible with the new iPod nano Multi-Touch, the gadget attaches to the iPod and holds the cord neatly coiled like a garden hose. Sells for $14.99/€11.5. Release date not yet announced.

This year, CES will also introduce the "Fitness TechZone," an area dedicated to showcasing high-tech innovations and tools for sports enthusiasts, for the first time. Look for devices such as digital weight scales and fitness companions, software programs and applications, and peripherals and games for gaming systems.

Every year the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) features thousands of exhibitors, and last year's event attracted more than 120,000 attendees.

http://www.cesweb.org/

http://digitalhealthsummit.com/

For more info on the products:

Step Manager (info not yet available on the company website but stay tuned): http://ideallifeonline.com
Nike+ SportWatch GPS: http://pages.official.nike.com
Cord Shrink: http://www.cordshrink.com

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