Get Fit in 2012 with a New Pedometer- Striv

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New Year’s is right around the corner and about 75% of us will have the aged old New Year’s Resolution to get fit or loose a few pounds! There are thousands of devices and gadgets out there to help us get fit and stay on track with our weight lose goals but it always seems to be something that gets thrown in a draw or closet after the first month and never touched again! But I think I found something that I will keep using since it is already something that I use on a daily basis anyways!

Striiv pedometer is this great new device that not only keeps track of your steps each day but allows you to play games while you walk! Striiv is only about the size of your credit card and comes with preloaded walking games to motivate you and keep you wanting more while you walk! We all get addicted to those Facebook games, thinking if I can just get a little higher score, this device keeps you going the same way but while helping you keep moving!

Check out this video to see this new Striiv device in action!

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.

Small, convenient and designed to easily move between a key chain, belt clip, or pocket, Striiv is always with you and always on.  Striiv features a high-resolution color touch screen to track your progress.  Key features include:

·         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.

·         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.

·         TruMotion Technology: Striiv’s proprietary TruMotion technology is always on and can sense if you are walking, running, and even climbing stairs or hiking.

Striiv is designed to be used directly out of the box, no set up required. Tutorials are built into the device. Additionally, Striiv can be connected to an online portal via a computer USB port to upgrade new applications, charities, and games, or post updates to Facebook.

Striiv are available for $99- you can now purchase at Striiv or Amazon!

About the Company:
Based in Redwood City, Striiv is comprised of team of world-class game designers, artists, and cutting-edge technologists. Founded in 2010, the company is focused on integrating seamless gaming mechanics across everyday life activities and experiences, especially those that need an infusion of fun to motivate and inspire, like exercise. Their first product, Striiv, launches in October 2011 and aims to start a movement around movement by taking active gaming outside the living room to motivate fitness.  For more information, visit www.striiv.com. Find Striiv on Facebook (www.striiv.com/facebook) or follow on Twitter @Striiv.

I received a Striiv pedometer with the hopes that I would write about this product and the company. No other compensation was received. My opinion is 100% my own.

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