This weekend at the Medicine 2.0 Summit at Stanford University, fitness device company Striiv gave a demo of its flagship product (also called Striiv), a smart pedometer that does far more than merely count your steps.
According to Striiv, the device is the only one of its kind that can detect when you are walking, running, or climbing steps. But it doesn’t stop there. The Striiv device is built on special software that translates your fitness stats into something more fun and tangible. For example, you can set a daily goal to walk the length of the Golden Gate Bridge, or climb the Eiffel Tower. For the gaming folk, your fitness activity can also translate into “energy points” that can be used to grow crops in a Farmville-like game built right into the Striiv. And, of course, you can share your accomplishments with other Striiv users through its social networking features.
Most unique of all is that Striiv has partnered with a number of charities that allow you to exercise for a cause. For example, three miles of running could provide a family with a day of clean water, with no financial cost to you.
Striiv is currently in beta and is expected to be released in October, but you can pre-order one now on their website.
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