Alexandra “Zan” O’Leary, COO of GeoPalz, LLC (http://ibitz.com/) explains:
The new iBitz products are wireless fitness monitors with reward-based incentives for the entire family. With iBitz, a family’s electronics are powered by physical activity. Each iBitz connects wirelessly to select iOS Bluetooth 4.0 compatible devices, tablets and laptops to track physical activity. For kids, the iBitz PowerKey converts physical activity into “keys” that unlock rewards, while the iBitz Unity for parents tracks the overall progress of family health goals.
People want to be healthy, but it isn’t always easy and we aren’t always as motivated as we know we should be. The iBitzPowerKey finds a way to motivate children in a way that works for them and likewise the iBitz Unity for adults. Many adults are motivated by real time statistics about their daily health. The ability to see steps, calories, weight, distance, as well as historical views of activities by day, week, and month gives that gratification of knowing there is improvement in your health.
The kid’s app is an interactive game that motivates kids to be active by walking, running and playing, and keeping their iBitz character alive and well. The more the child is active with their iBitz the more power their app-based character has. They can interact with the game character by feeding it food, water and even putting it to sleep. The Tamagotchi style approach is a huge motivator for kids to stay active!
Incorporating the iBitz into your family’s daily life allows parents to monitor the entire family’s progress toward fitness goals. The iBitz lends itself to being a great accountability system for friends and family or even coworkers. As with any fitness product, it is important to stick with it! The iBitz is lightweight, waterproof, easy to use, and conveniently syncs directly to your smartphone – having the ability to keep it on and access your stats at all times is important for reaching your fitness goals!