Keep Track of Your Child’s Physical Activity with ibitiz at Best Buy

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. 

My boys are very active. They are on soccer, basketball, and running teams. They like to jump on the trampoline, shoot hoops in the driveway, and ride their bikes down the street.

They also like to play on their devices. I think they are getting enough exercise, but are they really?

ibitz

The ibitz by GeoPalz® is a wireless pedometer. The new ibitz Kid and Adult Wireless Pedometers, are physical activity based devices and apps that wirelessly syncs to your iOS Bluetooth 4.0® (BLE) phone or tablet and allows adults and children their own unique experience with personalized apps.

The ibitz for kids wireless pedometer syncs to a rewards platform app.  You can set goals and rewards such as screen time or play time or a special outing. Kids can also earn coins and content on Disney’s Club Penguin. This would be a great way for kids to see how much they are moving each day and to motivate them to move more.

My oldest is ultra competitive and while there aren’t any days when he has a low activity level, he likes to see if he can beat the previous day’s steps.

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There’s a durable clip for hip and shoe- I attached it to my son’s waistband and he wears it at school and has no problems with it coming off, not even during his after-school running program.   The ibitz  is available in 7 kid-friendly colors and is water-resistant. The free iOS app syncs device wirelessly. It’s available for $34.99 on Best Buy.

The ibitz Unity for adults($49.99 at Best Buy) tracks steps, distance, weight (added manually), height, overall physical activity, even BMI, and allows them to incorporate their family and friends. Now you are able to form groups and post your progress on social media. I’m learning how much more my 9 year old moves than I do- I think I might need to do something about that!

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  1. I like that it’s water resistant, which would be very helpful in my case since my boys are always dropping things in the puddles on our dirt road.
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  2. this is such a great product. I would love to get one for my daughter, and I love that this is water resistant/
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  3. This is a good idea. My kids are kind of dependent on me at this age to make sure they get enough activity.
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  4. I would seriously like to see how much physical activity my kids are getting! I like that I can check it right from my phone! 
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  5. My son runs in circles all day! I would be interested to see how many miles he runs in a day!
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  6. What an awesome product! I’ve never heard of anything like this before. I know my daughters would love to have one of those!
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  7. I need one of these. I’m lacking in getting in enough steps daily and I think this would boost my efforts. Plus I love the inexpensive price.
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  8. This is so cool! My daughter is super active right now but I would love one of these for myself. I want to start tracking my steps throughout the day.
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  9. My kids would be super competitive with these!!! Cool idea!

  10. I love this. I would see what the recommended steps were for each kid and not allow video game time until the reach it! 
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    • I was looking at the site and it seems like for ages 6-10, 10,000 is the goal. 

  11. This is such a great idea! I would love to pick one up for my son. 
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  12. It’s a great idea to encourage the kids to stay active (and not in front of the TV/Video Game/iPad).  This would help them see exactly how much or how little activity they are getting.
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  13. What a nifty little gadget! What a great way to track your kiddo’s fitness! 
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  14. Oh how cool is that? My son would totally love this, he loved gadgets.. and even more so loves fitness! He is such an active kid, it makes me jealous at times, lol!
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  15. It is great that things like this are made for children. It helps them leanr to have being in shape and physical activity a part of their regular life.
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  16. That’s pretty cool!!  My daughter is too young for this right now but when she gets a little bit older I bet she would enjoy it.  She sure is active!
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  17. what will they think of next? Lol. I am not sure I can keep up with all this new technology
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  18. I never really thought about putting one of these on a child. I bet some kids would love it and try to outdo themselves all the time.

  19. I’ve just recently heard about these! They sound VERY cool and innovative. My little guy can get lazy, especially in the summer so this is a great idea to get him OUTSIDE!
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  20. What a neat device. Never heard of it before but would be smart to invest in.
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  21. pretty awesome. A great way to check fitness for the whole family.
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  22. For just under $35, I’d try this one for the kids! My daughter is competitive like you said your son is, and I have no doubt she’d try to beat her own record daily too. :)
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  23. That’s a great tool. I’d love to try that one! Best Buy has awesome deals.
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  24. I love the Disney incentive. It’s a super cute clip too!
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  25. I love this. While my kids are pretty active it would be good to know when they are low on activity for a day.
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  26. This is a great idea. I like that it’s sleek looking and not one of those gawdy older style ones that are obvious!
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  27. This product looks very useful! I also worry about whether my daughter is getting her share of exercise, but then again, preschoolers aren’t expected to train for a marathon (are they??) My daughter has a GeoPalz ladybug device, and I even borrow it from time to time. 
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  28. We are getting ready to check these out too! I hope they encourage more activity!
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  29. my kids got these really cheapy pedometers at school they wear them all th time. they also figured that by shaking them increases the number LOL
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  30. Caleb would love this…he is always saying he does the most! 

  31. I’ve never heard of ibitz before. That’s a cool device. We need more active children with obesity on the rise at an alarming rate.

  32. My 10 year old never sits down. She go, go, goes. I think it would be fun to see how much she actually moves in one day! What a neat little gadget!
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  33. That’s really cool that it’s water resistant! Best Buy has the coolest stuff!
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  34. My kids each had a cheap-o pedometer a while back and they LOVED them. They were worthless (the pedometers, that is) but the kids still had a blast with them. This is something they’d love to have, and I’d feel good about giving to them!
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  35. Cool. Sounds like a great product. It’s such a good reminder for kids about the importance of physical activity.
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  36. What a cool idea.  I bet it motivates kids to move more as well!
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  37. You know, I think my kiddo would actually LOVE the challenge of tracking his steps! Great way to motivate exercise! 
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  38. I have a couple of younger cousins who would probably love having something like this. I’m going to have to tell their moms about it.
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