"We were encouraged by the enthusiastic response we saw from our customers during the initial pilot of these health and fitness products," Chris Koller, a Best Buy vice president, said in a statement. He said the company hopes to "provide the latest and greatest technology to enhance health regimens, and to help people discover how they can integrate these devices with other personal technology."

The electronics retailer said Friday that its 600 big box stores nationwide are now carrying a lineup of pedometers, scales, heart rate monitoring watches and other workout equipment, most with a consumer electrics component.

Back in 2005, Best Buy introduced a new store concept called eq Buy Women Canada Goose Montebello Parka Berry Ireland life, which married health, wellness and technology. The stores were aimed mostly at female customers 35 and older, and had an eclectic range of offerings, from hairstyling to fitness equipment to a Geek Squad desk to blood pressure monitors.

It opened four stand alone eq life stores, including one along St. Paul's Grand Avenue. But the concept didn't click, and Best Buy sold off the stores in 2006. They later closed.

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"We were encouraged by the enthusiastic response we saw from our customers during the initial pilot of these health and fitness products," Chris Koller, a Best Buy vice president, said in a statement. He said the company hopes to "provide the latest and greatest technology to enhance health regimens, and to help people discover how they can integrate these devices with other personal technology."

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Best Buy is trying again to leap into the health and fitness market.

It opened four stand alone eq life stores, including one along St. Paul's Grand Avenue. But the concept didn't click, and Best Buy sold off the stores in 2006. They later closed.

Back in 2005, Best Buy introduced a new store concept called eq life, which married health, wellness and technology. The stores were aimed mostly at female customers 35 and older, and had an eclectic range of offerings, from hairstyling to fitness equipment to a Geek Squad desk to blood pressure monitors.

The new health and fitness concept was tested in 40 stores earlier this year, and now, the Richfield, Minn. based company is ready to move ahead nationwide.

The new health and fitness concept was tested in 40 stores earlier this year, and now, the Richfield, Minn. based company is ready to move ahead nationwide.