My son was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure at the age of 10, which changed the way we eat and also pushed me to research new fun ways to keep him active, beyond his computer cravings, using his love for technology to motivate him to get more active.
I started searching for a pedometer/activity tracker last March, but couldn’t find something cool enough to capture his attention; you know me, I’m always looking for new tech gadgets to put a new spin in our lives.
I was very happy to receive ibitz™ by GeoPalz® which is a wireless pedometer. The great thing about it is that they have an adult version and I saw competition as they key to motivate him to do it!
The new ibitz Kid and Adult Wireless Pedometers, are physical activity based devices and apps that wirelessly sync to your iOS Bluetooth 4.0® (BLE) phone or tablet and allows adults and children their own unique experience with personalized apps. The ibitz Unity for adults tracks steps, distance, weight (added manually), height, overall physical activity, even BMI (Body Mass Index), and allows them to incorporate their family and friends. Now you are able to form groups and post your progress on social media.
The ibitz for kids wireless pedometer syncs to a rewards platform app. So we set goals and rewards such as play time, screen time, or an adventure with a parent. Now you are able to earn coins and content on Disney’s Club Penguin™ and we set up a competition for step count and it’s working towards motivating him tot meet the fitness goals I set to help him be more active.
A few things you should know:
- available in 7 kid-friendly colors
- free iOS app* syncs device wirelessly
- syncs via Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE)
- tracks activity
- set goals and rewards
- durable clip for hip and shoe
- stores 30 days of activity
- earn parent directed rewards
- earn coins and content on Disney’s Club Penguin
You can find both versions at Best Buy.
The summer is approaching, so what are you waiting for? 🙂 Have your whole family join the fun and get moving!
Can’t wait for your suggestions on making your family more active!