Tech Report: Gadgets To Help Stay Fit

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The Consumer Electronics Show officially kicked off  Tuesday in Las Vegas.

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid is in Las Vegas and said there are plenty of tech products aimed at consumers looking to get in shape in the New Year.

“The iBike is a very cool device that turns an iPhone or an iPod Touch into a very sophisticated bicycle computer,” said Magid. “It comes with a mounting bracket and some sensors that measure the wind speed, how hard you’re pedaling and it actually converts it into power. That’s one of many examples that I saw that can help people get in shape.”

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid:

Magid said there are a number of other items on display, including devices that will post your weight on social networking sites. “It tweets your weight or puts it up on Facebook to in a sense shame you or encourage you to stay in shape,” he said.

There are also devices that will measure your pulse and blood flow as you’re exercising.

You can hear Larry Magid’s Tech Report Monday through Friday at 3:50pm on KCBS All News 740AM and 106.9FM.

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