The Striiv pedometer, available at Best Buy, is an electronic touch screen pedometer, charity, fitness tracker, and game all in one. Let me explain. It's your typical step counter that records in steps, equivalent stairs, miles, and calories. However, to encourage your fitness, there are challenges and games. When you take steps, you earn "energy" which can be used in My Land, a game where you use energy to grow plants and essentially make your own civilization. You collect coins every now and again, which is pretty similar to many gaming apps.
There are also walking challenges. You can either challenge friends who must be really close by and own a Striiv monitor (not as likely) or one of three computerized characters. There are also different distances. I love challenging Walkatron for 2000 steps every time I walk the pups. Not only am I taking them for longer walks, but I'm also reaping health benefits and bonus rewards. Needless to say, I'm addicted.
In terms of durability, it gets 5 stars. LOL, I've dropped this out of the belt clip close to 10 times now from about waist level. I heard the nasty clack every time and thought it was definitely dead now but it hasn't failed me yet.
**Update** I went jogging today (01/14) and the clip actually fell off my waistband and the Striiv is now frozen at the one screen and cracked. I'm a bit sad as I was looking forward to continue using the device. Customer service takes a while to reply to you but they did and they will be replacing my Striiv.
**Update** (02/02) Stoked with the customer service I've received from Striiv, they replaced my Striiv and sent me a few protective screens so I can be more careful with my Striiv.
Buy It: Shop online or in stores for your Striiv Pedometer ($99.99, on sale for $79.99 with free shipping) but don't forget to download these 2 coupons for 20% off Health and Fitness products until Feb 11, 2013 and 20% off Small Kitchen Appliances until Feb 13, 2013 first for in store purchases.
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