Fitness Gadgets Give Workouts A High-Tech Boost

(8 Jan 2016) VOICEOVER:
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IT’S EASIER THAN EVER TO STAY HEALTHY AT THE CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW IN VEGAS.
SOUNDBITE (English) Ben McAllister, Strategy Director – Under Armour:
” All this modern technology simply makes it simpler to measure what you do and come to be a much better professional athlete.”
WHETHER IT’S YOUR GOLF SWING … YOUR BASEBALL SWING … OR YOUR JUMP SHOT … NEW TRACKING EQUIPMENT EMBEDDED IN SPORTS EQUIPMENT intends to IMPROVE TECHNIQUE AND DOCUMENT PROGRESS.
ONCE MORE DOZENS OF NEW FITNESS BANDS get on DISPLAY … BUT COUNTING STEPS IS NO LONGER ENOUGH.
NEW WEARABLES CAN ACTUALLY DETECT WHAT KIND OF EXERCISE YOU’RE DOING AND OFFER ADVICE.
SOUNDBITE (English) Lindsay Cook, Marketing Director – Fitbit:
” Automatic exercice recognition that tracks your exercises immediately and logs them directly in the app and on-screen exercises that reveal you guided exercises directly on your wrist.”
OTHER ACTIVITY TRACKERS HAVE MOVED FROM YOUR WRIST TO YOUR FEET WITH SEVERAL COMPANIES SHOWING OFF “SMART SHOES” WHICH CAN HELP CORRECT POOR FORM AND POSTURE.
ALL THAT RUNNING DOESN’T HAVE TO BE BORING.
SEVERAL COMPANIES HERE ARE SHOWING OFF EXERCISE EQUIPMENT YOU CAN USE WHILE PLAYING VIDEO GAMES … OR WHILE YOU WORK THANKS TO THESE OFFICE TREADMILLS AND BIKES.
WORKING FROM HOME COULD EVEN BE RELAXING WITH THIS NEW HALF SAUNA.
SOUNDBITE (English) Mike Marton, Spokesperson – Life Smart Saunas:
” You can being in this sauna. It produces the very same healthy and balanced sweat. It’s a dry sauna so there’s no water.”
AND ALSO WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT WORKOUT GADGETS … PLENTY OF ACTION CAMERAS TO SHOW OFF ALL YOUR NEW-FOUND ATHLETIC ABILITY.
SANCTUARY DALEY, ASSOCIATED PRESS, LAS VEGAS.

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