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It can be somewhat of a struggle to get kids to leave the couch and go outside to play these days. Hopefully iBitz PowerKey in conjunction with the iBitz wireless activity tracker will make it a little easier. The tracker, which is produced by GeoPalz, wirelessly syncs to your iOS device via bluetooth and is compatible with several different stat-tracking apps. Adults get iBitz Unity, but really it's all about the kid-oriented iBitz PowerKey.
iBitz PowerKey, which can be found at "select Target stores nationwide," provides kids with their own personal robot - called a GeoBot - to take care of. The more physical activities they perform, the healthier and stronger their GeoBot gets. In addition, they'll also unlock up to 50 different mini-games the more steps they take, and parents can even use the "GeoPalz Prize Wall" reward system (through Amazon.com) to give their kids material goals to work towards.
I wish I had awesome stuff like this when I was a kid. Being able to earn toys/games/whatever just by playing outside would've been awesome.
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When I first took a look at MotionX Sleep, I was fairly impressed with all the sleep-monitoring app’s handy functionality. However, that was then. Now MotionX has added a laundry list of new features and tweaks, making it even more formidable in the world of iOS lifestyle software.
Along with a bunch of minor optimizations, a number of features have been directly improved thanks to customer feedback. MotionX Sleep now offers an “audible placement test” to make finding the best spot for the special pillow alarm much easier. The alarm itself has also had an interface tweak, making it easier to set. Sleep history and other statistics can be viewed in one, seven, or thirty-day summaries to give users better detail on their sleep habits. This info can also be shared on Facebook and Twitter as an effective way of convincing our mothers that we are, indeed, getting enough rest.
The Smart Sleep Cycle Alarm has also been improved by way of allowing users to adjust their wake-up window, including new sounds, and adding an optional vibration. Finally, the interface has been adjusted to make certain features easier to customize. The 24/7 Daily Step Counter can be turned on or off from the main menu, and undesired sleep recordings can be deleted straight out of the sleep log.
It’s the little improvements like these that go a long way. While MotionX Sleep was a worthwhile investment for health-conscious iOS users before, it’s even more useful now.