It doesn’t matter if you blame Cheetos, McDonalds, or first person shooters. The fact remains there are a lot of overweight kids these days whose more or less inactive lifestyles sets them up for heart disease in the future. So how to keep the kiddies at least mildly interested in exercise? Why, plop down some cash for a GeoPalz pedometer.
The company have just unveiled heir latest product, which is attached to the kids’ shoelaces and an measure their footsteps for up to 21 days. Why do this? It’s part of an ambitious program on behalf of the company to motivate kids beyond video game diversion. The motivation being prizes for distances logged in (the kids must create an account on the GeoPalz website) and assorted freebies.
Here’s a good chunk of promotional text from GeoPalz HQ:
“GeoPalz is the first fitness tracker that lets you ‘Walk to Win.’ The more steps you take, the more pedpoints you get. Trade’em in for all types of prizes, from Frisbees and jump ropes to baseball bats and footballs, you can also save your points to win a Bike or skateboard.”
Though the GeoPalz concept is too juvenile for our taste, we do applaud it’s positive approach to children’s activities. A shoe pedometer wills et you back $24.99.
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