GETTING REWARDED FOR YOUR STEPS
Activity trackers have never been more in-demand as healthy living and fitness trends grow. However, unless you workout regularly, the novelty of looking at your daily step counter usually wears off after a few weeks when there’s no other motivation to keep tracking your progress.
Remember NikeFuel, Nike’s universal activity measurement system that earned you ‘Fuel’ points and achievements? It was fun while it lasted, but again, nothing tangible came out of it.
So what do you do with all those step goals you’re meeting everyday? If you guessed “there’s bound to be an app for it”, you’d be partially correct. There’s actually a portal for it.
Active Ager Asia (activeager.asia) is a new startup that gamifies activity tracking with physical rewards. Signing up for a free account lets you sync your tracker to its dashboard and access select merchant privileges. Paid members with an annual subscription will also be able to participate in regular ‘challenges’, redeem their points for rewards such as grocery vouchers and take part in lucky draws.
According to the portal, it currently supports Fitbit and Jawbone devices, plus Google Fit and Moves mobile apps.