By Peter Suciu, Special to CNBC.com
LAS VEGAS ( CNBC) -- At this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, there will be no shortage of couch-worthy TVs, many now in 3D, plus devices to help you relax and rest. But this could also be the year that fitness goes high tech, as the show is including a Sports and Technology summit, and has included a fitness tech zone into the mix. This follows a growing trend in exercise related video games, including the recently released Microsoft ( MSFT) Xbox 360 Kinect and PlayStation Move. And with Best Buy ( BBY) soon to include fitness-related products in 600 of its stores nationwide, there seems to be very much a movement in place towards healthier electronic products. "This isn't really a new change," says Steve Smith, editor-in-chief of the consumer electronics industry trade magazine TWICE. "Fitness has been part of the Japanese scene for a while, and this is just the latest evolution of what the consumer electronics retailers can carry. It is good for them because they need to find other categories that can be profitable."
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