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!
Kait @ ChickadeeSays
LOVE that you made it into a competition- how fun for you and your kiddo! Good luck on your health journey!
How cool. I never heard of these before. Thanks for the info.
Terrific incentive for keeping active. I love this idea!
This is such an amazing gadget to keep a track on your health.
I just got one of these today and can’t wait to try it out!!!
I need something new to keep me motivated to be healthy and getting a new gadget would be fun!
Seems like a great tool to get the health moving.
Mama to 5 BLessings
I have heard great things about this, I so am going to have to check it out!
Amanda @ Erickson and Co
This looks great. Sorry to hear about your son. I’ve never heard of a ten year old having high blood pressure. Good job being a good mama and trying to find things to Help him!
Holly @ Woman Tribune
This is such a cool idea to help kids (and adults) get more active. I love the idea of a rewards system and that it can update to social media to form a motivating support system.
I keep meaning to buy one– good to know they have them at Best Buy!
This is awesome! I haven’t heard of this but I love that it’s wireless and connects to my phone!
Wow i’ve never seen this before but it looks really cool! I’m always looking for great fitness gear!
Another way techology has advanced in the medical field, helping children with high blood pressure! I love that this device helps your family in such a postive way!
That’s really cool! We live in a gadget world and I love when you can combine that and physical fitness. Nice!
What a great way to encourage healthy, active lifestyles for the whole family. Also to keep everyone on track!
I’d love to try this. It looks handy!
Fun new way to stay active and fit! Great product!
I’m always looking for ways to stay healthy. I go to the gym but this is a good alternative. Thanks for the info.
Life with Kaishon
I love it! It sounds like a great tool to help children stay active and motivated! : )