The world’s first smart pedometer combines gaming and social feedback to help get you motivated to get (and stay) moving. It’s like a tiny personal trainer motivating you to be more active with every step you take.
The way to health and fitness is through moving our bodies – whether it’s through high-intensity aerobics, or riding a bike, or running, or weight training – and the benefits of being fit are many, from lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and strokes, to having plenty of energy to achieve your dreams.
For some people, getting to the gym for some heavy lifting and circuit training is a regular occurrence, and for others, just getting off the couch and around the block is difficult. If that’s you, or someone you know, perhaps this little gadget will help to get you on your feet and get your blood moving.
The Striiv pedometer was designed by experts in behavior change and game design to be a motivator and facilitator of more activity in your life – predominantly through walking, which has been shown to be an effective method of exercising. “Leading studies have shown that walking just 30 minutes a day can dramatically reduce weight gain and the risk of heart attacks, stroke and diabetes”, according to Striiv.
This little gadget is packed full of features to help you on your journey to health and lets you take on personal challenges, turn your walking into a game, compete against friends and family, and even raise funds for charities! The tiny size means it’s easy to bring along, the touch screen makes it simple to operate, and the ability to track and chart your progress toward your goals and challenges means that you no longer need to spend your active time recording your activity. It also has a social component that makes it easy to share your achievements via Twitter and Facebook, as well as connect with other Striiv users on their Facebook community.
The Striiv pedometer measures just 2.75″ x 1.7″ x 0.5″, weighs in at only 1.4 oz, charges in just two hours, and can operate for up to a week on a single charge
Striiv is just $99, which makes it a deal compared to the price of a personal trainer, a gym membership that won’t get used, or a double bypass surgery!