Digital Fitness Area Expands by 30 Percent at 2014 International CES

From wearable to solar powered, CES features next generation of digital fitness tec

(PresseBox) ( Arlington, VA, )
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today announced the 30 percent growth of the digital fitness footprint at the 2014 International CES®, the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Produced in partnership with Living in Digital Times (LIDT), FitnessTech, a market-specific TechZone focused exclusively on the newest technologies for the sports and fitness enthusiast, has expanded to 11,500 square feet and will showcase more than 75 innovative companies. The 2014 CES will run January 7-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

According to CEA’s semi-annual report, the market for fitness technology is predicted to grow nearly 25 percent in 2014. CES will showcase the latest developments and discoveries across the digital fitness category. FitnessTech will feature hundreds of products, services and solutions that use technology to make workouts and outdoor activities fun, safe and effective. Major FitnessTech exhibitors include: Fitbit, GeoPalz, Jaybird, Looxcie, Polar and Wahoo Fitness. The TechZone will be located in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention and World Trade Center (LVCC).

“With improvements in sensor technology, devices can monitor everything from steps taken to stairs climbed, which allows consumers to better monitor their daily activity and create smarter goals,” said Karen Chupka, senior vice president, International CES and corporate business strategy, CEA. “There’s no denying that fitness has gone high tech and that CES is the place to experience the latest consumer health tech advances.”

“Tech provides a shot of adrenaline to the fitness industry,” said Julie Sylvester, producer, FitnessTech Summit. “The fact that FitnessTech has outperformed the industry’s projected growth, shows that we’ve tapped into an increasingly important part of the CE industry.”

In addition to the TechZone, a full-day FitnessTech conference produced by LIDT will take place during the 2014 CES on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. It will highlight key trends impacting the collective multi-billion dollar sports, fitness and outdoor markets. Hot topics of discussion will include: a battle of the bands (fitness bands), the quantified generation, wearable tech and how fitness devices will get even smarter. More details, including session schedules, descriptions and conference registration will be available in the coming weeks.

The 2014 CES will feature 20 market-specific TechZones highlighting innovations across 15 different product categories. Companies interested in participating in the FitnessTech TechZone or conference should contact LIDT at summitinfo@sportsandfitnesstech.com or 201-564-7900.

Note to Editors: The official name of the global technology event is “International CES.” Subsequent references to the show can be shortened to “CES.” Please do not use “Consumer Electronics Show” to refer to the International CES.

About Living in Digital Times:
Living in Digital Times produces conferences and exhibits throughout the year that bring together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations that intersect technology and lifestyle. Among their many goals is to help companies understand what it means to be a consumer in today’s digital world and stay a step ahead in identifying key trends in their given marketplace. Living in Digital Times produces the following summits, exhibitions and events annually at International CES: Digital Health Summit, Silvers Summit, FitnessTech Summit, TransformingEDU, Kids@Play Summit, MommyTech Summit, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, FashionWare Show and the KAPi Awards. For more information, visit www.LivinginDigitalTimes.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS
CES Unveiled PARIS
October 3, 2013, Paris, France
CES Unveiled TEL AVIV
October 7, 2013, Tel Aviv, Israel
2013 CEA Industry Forum
October 20-23, 2013, Los Angeles, CA
17th Annual CEO Summit
October 23-25, 2013, Rancho Palo Verdes, CA
CES Unveiled NEW YORK
November 12, 2013, New York, NY
CES Unveiled LAS VEGAS
January 5, 2014, Las Vegas, NV
2014 International CES
January 7-10, 2014, Las Vegas, NV

If you would like to be removed from this mailing list, please visit CE.org/
The publisher indicated in each case is solely responsible for the press releases above, the event or job offer displayed, and the image and sound material used (see company info when clicking on image/message title or company info right column). As a rule, the publisher is also the author of the press releases and the attached image, sound and information material.
The use of information published here for personal information and editorial processing is generally free of charge. Please clarify any copyright issues with the stated publisher before further use. In the event of publication, please send a specimen copy to service@pressebox.de.