Striiv Pedometer goes High-Tech with Fitness Coaching
(Best Syndication News) - For those people that are striving to be fit and slender for 2012, the new Striiv pedometer might be a fun way to stay motivated. The Striiv pedometer has incorporated even more tools to motivate users to walk 60 minutes a day.
The pedometer idea has been a common method promoted for individuals to walk and get fit. Doctors recommend 30 minutes of exercise or walking each day. The pedometer goal is to get 5,000 steps a day to keep people moving. Most pedometers just track footsteps and that is all. The Striiv has worked on incorporating an interactive tool for motivating the user.
There is a special way Stiiv helps to motivate walkers; The company will donate to charitable causes depending on how much time you have walked. They are donating money from sponsors to supply clean water in South America, give out polio vaccines in India, and saving the rain forest. It does not cost you anything for your walking efforts to donated to the cause of your choice; however you do have to walk and then connect the Striiv to a PC to participate in the program. Other than that, a PC computer is not required for using the Striiv.
There are many different ways to track your progress. You can count steps or find out how many miles you have moved that day. It gives an estimate for the number of stairs you have climbed. The Striiv will also keep track of the number of calories burned. You can also track your progress over time.
There is a personal coach built into the Striiv pedometer. The Striiv will try to challenge you to improve your distance and or speed walked. When goals are accomplished, the Striiv will reward you with virtual trophies and awards. There are also video games that accessible when you have accomplished a certain amount of walking, running, or stair climbing. The company promises that the video games are addictive and you will want to get moving just to play the next level.
With a built-in 500 Mhz processor, the battery will last for about a week. The touchscreen display makes it easy to navigate and pedometer is always tracking your footsteps. It is relatively small and can be attached to your keychain, put in your purse, or worn around your wrist.
The Striiv made its debut this past fall on TV. Best Buy announced today that they will be selling the Striiv at their Best Buy Connected retail stores and online. Best Buy will have the product available in stores sometime this spring, but they have it available online right now at bestbuy.com. Striiv is also available at Amazon.com.
Fitness equipment have become more of a feature in this year’s 2012 International Consumer Electronics show going on this week in Las Vegas. Fitness has gone high tech with video games as a motivation to get moving. Another competitor to Striiv is Fitbit, which tracks activity levels throughout the day. Striiv is demonstrating their product at the electronics tradeshow at booth number 1860 inside the Hilton.
By: Julie Marcus