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Byline: Molly Martin
The dip in the economy was apparent at last month's Super Show. Or was it a dip in the fitness industry? Despite more than 1,800 exhibitors and products, the annual sporting-goods trade spectacle in Las Vegas felt muted, with a general lack of buzz.
Still, a few trends stood out and several products caught my eye.
Supporting the national push toward physical activity for health, rather than exercise for fitness, pedometers abounded, most emulating the Digiwalker in pager-like size and 10,000-steps-a-day promotion. Oregon Scientific's PE316FM includes FM radio and earphones ($29.95, 888-274-7980, www.oregonscientific.com). Sportline's Fitness Pedometer 360 can cycle through readings for distance traveled, steps taken …