I couldn’t possibly sum up this new product because it excites me beyond words. It’s called Striiv and it is the perfect marriage of elements: fitness, fun and charitable giving. I learned about it at The Blogging Angels breakfast at the BlogHer conference at the beginning of August and I had to keep my mouth shut about it until today. Now, I can’t wait to get my hands on one and I wasn’t going to wait a second longer to share with you too. Take a look at what’s below from the company’s official press release because they sum it up way better than I ever could without any exclamation points or random “wahoos”.
Here’s what it is:
“Striiv offers a playful approach to fitness. Comprised of social game and technology industry veterans, the team behind Striiv brings a wealth of business and development experience to defining this new product category at the forefront of gaming and personal health. Whether it’s a real workout or simple daily interactions like walking to lunch, taking the stairs, or shopping – with Striiv any activity is earned, tracked and transformed into an opportunity to get fit, give back, and have fun.”
Striiv is also small enough to easily move between a key chain, belt clip, or pocket so it’s always with you and always on. It features a high-resolution color touch screen to track your progress and TruMotion technology can sense if you are walking, running, and even climbing stairs or hiking.
Wahoo!(Ok, that’s my part.)
Here’s my favorite part:
Walkathon in Your Pocket: With Striiv every step counts toward a donation to charity. At launch, Striiv is partnering with GlobalGiving to donate clean water to children in South America or a polio vaccine to a child in India. New charitable partners will be added over time.
And how fun are these?
- Activity-Based Games: Unlike traditional time-based social games, Striiv games are completely powered by physical activity. In the first game, MyLand, the more you move, the more your enchanted island fills with exotic wildlife and plants. More games will be added.
- Daily Challenges and Trophies: Earn rewards and bonuses for walking to lunch or taking the stairs. Unlock daily challenges based on real-world distances, from climbing the Eiffel Tower to crossing the Golden Gate Bridge.
Who doesn’t want a trophy for climbing the stairs at work?
Striiv will launch in October. I’ll have more when I get to try it out in real life soon! Want to Pre Order? Visit www.striiv.com
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