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A Gadget that Pays You Back!

I love gadgets.  New gadgets make everything more fun.  Especially kitchen gadgets.  However, today I want to tell you about a new gadget that I heard about last night. Intrigued, I looked up the link as soon as I got by myself so I could pull out the smart phone.

Switch2Health is a company that offers gift cards and retailer discounts as a reward for physical activity. 

Their link is www.S2H.com .  I pulled this from their “About Us” page:

Switch2Health is on a Mission

The Activity Revolution Has Started

Switch2Health® (S2H) has launched S2H.COM to motivate and reward people for physical activity; while enabling businesses to acquire customers for the rewards redeemed. By integrating products based on patent pending S2H technology and other activity-based tracking tools, S2H.COM allows users to earn rewards for their physical activity and share their progress with the online community.

Finding the Right Motivation

S2H is creating a culture where physical activity is not only healthy, but fun and socially desirable. By increasing participation in physical activity, S2H will change the behavior and improve the health of individuals. The overweight and obesity epidemic is of growing concern in the U.S. and around the world. The real challenge is creating incentive and motivation for individuals to be physically active. S2H offers an innovative solution for consumers and businesses.

 

Basically, you purchase a pedometer or wristwatch from their site ($24.95) and wear them daily to track activity.  You upload your activity into their tracking program, and you accumulate points based on steps or the amount of time you exercised.  Once you get enough points, you can redeem them for gift cards from Wal-Mart, Macy’s, Netflix, Amazon, and more!

This version tells time and tracks activities that require a lot of arm movement.

Of course – I just had to buy one.  I ordered green and hope it gets here soon!

The pedometer is great for walkers and runners.

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