It's no secret that I do NOT like exercise. So, any device that makes me feel like I am doing something by just walking around has my vote. I first learned of the Striiv at Blogher. It's a pedometer on steroids! It was just released a few weeks ago to a lot of buzz including a launch on HSN.
Striiv motivates you to walk, run, or do more be rewarding you. Each step you take goes towards a personal goal. You will get rewarded for your first 150 steps each morning, and you get little notes throughout the day telling you how many steps you have taken and associate it with things like climbing up the Statue of Liberty, or burning a bagel.
You can even donate your steps to charity through globalgiving. “At no cost to you, Striiv and corporate partners donate on your behalf. Just walk, earn, and plug into your PC to donate. Its that simple. You have the choice of 3 charities – providing clean water to families in South America, polio vaccines, and help save the rainforest. The more you walk the more you give. “
After just a few weeks on the market, Striiv is seeing great numbers among users:
- Striiv users are walking 60 minutes per day on average. According to the American Heart Association, just 30 minutes a day of moderate exercise, such as walking, can reduce the risk for heart disease.
- Striiv users are walking 3 miles per day. Walking can help lower the risk for Type-2 Diabetes, manage weight, and improve mood according to the Mayo Clinic.
- Striiv users are averaging 8 flights of stairs every day. Climbing the stairs can burn more calories and strengthen the heart according to researchers at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine.
Striiv is available for $99.