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February 24, 2014

Omron Healthcare on Monday launched the Alvita Ultimate Pedometer, which replaces its HJ-112 model.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Omron Healthcare on Monday launched the Alvita Ultimate Pedometer, which replaces its HJ-112 model. The new pedometer uses Tri-Axis technology to count steps accurately almost anywhere the device is positioned, including the hip, pocket or a purse. It has four activity modes for both regular and aerobic activities, and stores up to seven days of information on the display.

July 12, 2013

Mobile apps used for sports and fitness activities are set to rise by 63% from 2012 to 2017 around the world, according to a report — “The World Market for Sports & Fitness Monitors–2013 Edition” — released by information and analytics provider IHS.

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Mobile apps used for sports and fitness activities are set to rise by 63% from 2012 to 2017 around the world, according to a report — “The World Market for Sports & Fitness Monitors–2013 Edition” — released Thursday by information and analytics provider IHS. The firm predicts that increased mobile app activity will generate strong potential demand for wearable health devices like heart-rate monitors.

May 30, 2013

Yoga products have become a high growth category, and drug store retailers are finding ways to capitalize on the growing trend.

Yoga products have become a high growth category, and drug store retailers are finding ways to capitalize on the growing trend. "Yoga participation has grown at a 12% compounded annual rate since 2000. There has also been a 10% annual growth rate in revenues related to yoga instruction from 2008 to 2012," said Mary Elisabeth Plowden, principal at Partnership Capital Growth. The investment firm estimated that there are approximately 16 million people in the United States who practice yoga, and at least half that many have indicated they would like to try it.

September 17, 2012

Omron has introduced a new pedometer that utilizes Dual-Axis acclerometer technology to record users' daily step count.

BANNOCKBURN, Ill. — Omron has introduced a new pedometer that utilizes Dual-Axis acclerometer technology to record users' daily step count.

March 2, 2012

To help Americans walk more, Omron Healthcare and Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer and author of the book "20 Years Younger," on Friday teamed to create four new videos to encourage Americans to put a spring in their step and start tracking their progress daily.

LAKE FOREST, Ill. — To help Americans walk more, Omron Healthcare and Bob Greene, Oprah Winfrey's personal trainer and author of the book "20 Years Younger," on Friday teamed to create four new videos to encourage Americans to put a spring in their step and start tracking their progress daily.

January 3, 2012

Diet aids and meal replacement products aren’t the only categories subject to the whims of a supply-chain-busting weight-loss/dieting fad. The American College of Sports Medicine revealed the top trends in fitness and wellness for 2012 in its November/December issue of Health & Fitness Journal.


Diet aids and meal replacement products aren’t the only categories subject to the whims of a supply-chain-busting weight-loss/dieting fad. The American College of Sports Medicine revealed the top trends in fitness and wellness for 2012 in its November/December issue of Health & Fitness Journal.


So relative to pharmacy retailing, following are some of the top fitness trends: 


November 9, 2011

GeoPalz on Tuesday instituted technical upgrades to its GeoPalz product and online activity-tracking program.

BOULDER, Colo. — GeoPalz on Tuesday instituted technical upgrades to its GeoPalz product and online activity-tracking program.

“Our main goal is to motivate kids and families to be active together, so we are proud to bolster the technical abilities of this product to more precisely and confidently track their steps," GeoPalz CEO Rich Schmelzer said.

September 14, 2011

Omron Healthcare will be hosting Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Twitter at #FitWithOmron.

CHICAGO — Omron Healthcare will be hosting Bob Greene, Oprah's personal trainer, Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Twitter at #FitWithOmron. Participants will have a chance to win an autographed version of Greene's latest book "20 Years Younger: Look Younger, Feel Younger."

August 17, 2011

GeoPalz on Tuesday announced its partnership with Whole Foods around an endcap featuring the companies line of kid-friendly pedometers.

BOULDER, Colo. — GeoPalz on Tuesday announced its partnership with Whole Foods around an endcap featuring the companies line of kid-friendly pedometers.

Along with distributing promotional flyers and hosting in-store GeoPalz demos, Whole Foods will showcase GeoPalz in its “Back to School Essentials” displays within the stores. The store’s team members will be active participants in the GeoPalz program. Each will wear a button encouraging shoppers to, “Ask me how many steps I’ve taken!”

February 14, 2011

A line of kid-friendly pedometers is expanding to include two new water-resistant products.

NEW YORK — A line of kid-friendly pedometers is expanding to include two new water-resistant products.

Designed to motivate physical activity among children, GeoPalz are pedometers that can measure speed and distance of activity and store up to 21 days of data. Each pedometer flips open to reveal how much activity is exerted via the digital tracking display. The mode can be changed to toggle between displaying the steps or the time of day. Each GeoPalz product features kid-friendly designs.

December 17, 2010

After testing a pilot program in select stores last year, Best Buy is addressing the health needs of its customers by rolling out health devices and fitness products at 600 Best Buy stores across the country and online at BestBuy.com.

MINNEAPOLIS — After testing a pilot program in select stores last year, Best Buy is addressing the health needs of its customers by rolling out health devices and fitness products at 600 Best Buy stores across the country and online at BestBuy.com.