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At CES, staying healthy the high-tech way

Show highlights sensors, but will public bite?

LAS VEGAS — Visitors to this week’s Consumer Electronics Show will get a pretty good workout as they trudge through 2 million square feet of gadgets and appliances. But many of the newest devices are designed to help people stay fit year round.

Fitness technology has become a major presence at CES, as dozens of companies present health and fitness products — ranging from watches that measure a person’s pulse to sensors that track the user’s sleep patterns. But it’s an open question whether consumers will embrace digital pedometers and heart rate monitors, or if they will end up gathering dust like last year’s exercise bike.

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