Sqord Helps Families Play Together, Win Together [Giveaway, Ended 11/25]

sqord-logoI’m excited to introduce you to Sqord, a family fitness platform that makes healthy, active play more fun for kids by allowing them to compete and earn points for everyday activities.   Sqord wrist bands are an accelerometer worn to record your activity level, and provide a visual reminder to encourage movement.

One part social community, one part fitness tracker, one part game.  The brand’s first product:  the Sqord Pod and Game App that encourages kids to get out and play with others – building camaraderie and friendship through exercise-related activities.

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How does it work?  The Sqord Activity Pod tracks movement in the real world and converts it into Sqord Activity Points that kids can use in the Sqord App.

Available for Android and Apple, the Sqord game app enables players to wirelessly sync and upload their points, and increases engagement and interest from kids by adding an element of friendly competition.

The more Sqord Activity Points they earn, the more and more cool interactive game levels they unlock in the Sqord game app.

  • Kids can create and customize their very own PowerMe character inside our online world.
  • The Sqord Activity Pod inspires, motivates and tracks your play—converting that play into Activity Points. Use points to unlock cool new features such as messaging friends, upgrading your PowerMe, and much more.
  • Compete on the Sqord leaderboard and in head-to-head challenges with your friends – or the world. Parents can also set goals for their kids and create unique Awards to further incentivize active play.
  • Send quick High Fives or Squawks to your friends in a kid-safe, parent-approved environment. The Sqord App is specially designed to make sure all interactions are 100% safe, easy, and fun for kids of all ages.
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Sqord is striving for stronger overall well being for kids.  Kids who wore the Sqord Activity band were shown to have a 55% increase in higher activity levels in previously less active kids.

You can purchase a family value pack of 4 Sqord fitness bands for just $114.95 retail, so everyone can join in the fun and play your way to better fitness.

How to Get Your Family to be Active

How to Get Your Family to be Active

It’s such a challenge to get kids away from those screens, and doing something active.  That challenge is compounded when after a long day of work… we parents just want to crash on the couch, too.

Personally, I feel it’s ok to sometimes just direct them, “Go outside and play in the backyard for a half hour.”  I try to give my kids some starter ideas, then let their creativity hopefully take it from there.

  • Find some flat rocks to paint with acrylics (my kids love doing this… we turn them into a rock garden)
  • Draw with sidewalk chalk
  • Build an obstacle course
  • Play catch
  • Sandboxes are cheap, and can be very entertaining
  • Make a nature list and send them on a mini-scavenger hunt.

But admittedly the best way is to get up and get moving with them.  On the weekends, I try to plan at least one outing where we go for a bike ride, hike, or other activity.  Turn it into a Family Adventure Day, if you have an entire Saturday to dedicate.  It may take a little effort and planning, but we absolutely never regret spending active time together.

Utilizing a tool like Sqord, and having each member of the family with their own, can also be a highly motivating factor.

Third party studies of 5th grade students using the Sqord band for a period of one year showed that it resulted in increased physical activity and motivation.  No wonder Sqord was recently chosen to partner with Michelle Obama and her “Let’s Move” initiative.

As is true of all of us, Awareness motivates more physical activity in kids. Anything that fuels a healthy lifestyle and increases kids motivation to be active is a great idea, in my book.

Sqord “Family Playstakes” Vacation Sweepstakes

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Sqord wants to celebrate all the ways your kids play with a Family Playstakes!  The winner of this sweepstakes will receive a family vacation for four to San Diego, California and includes:

  • Airfare, hotel (3 days/2 nights), transportation,
  • Tickets to your choice of LEGOLAND, SeaWorld or San Diego Zoo
  • Sqord prize pack (4 Sqord Activity Pods, Wrist Bands and Stickers).

You can enter the sweepstakes here.

(But keep reading ~ I also have a Sqord family 4-pack to giveaway…)

Sqord Activity Pod Set ~ The Giveaway

Great news!  I’ve got a Sqord Activity Pod Family Set of 4 to giveaway to one of my readers.  Retail value is $114.95.  Pod strap colors will vary, and may include black.

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Open to US Residents, ages 18+.  Enter using the form below.  Void where prohibited.

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This campaign is sponsored by Sqord.  All opinions are my own.

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Hi, I'm Tami! Writer, Influencer, and mom of two who loves travel, the outdoors, staying active, photography, reading books, and eating desserts. We are pretty much always planning our next trip to Disney World.

Comments

  1. I would like to go for walks and bike rides.

  2. I like this idea, and my kids would definitely get into it since electronics and competition is involved. And that means I’d be forced to be more active, since I can’t let the kids win. 😉

  3. I would like to go hiking or running.

  4. Angela Saver says:

    I would love to go hiking with my family at our local Nature Center with the Sqord! Thanks for the chance at this!

  5. I like doing scavenger hunts because it’s an exciting activity for the kids when they have to find something.

  6. Sarah Gillespie says:

    When the weather cools down in Arizona we do a lot more outside activities. I would love to wear it while hiking/biking with my husband and kiddos.

  7. Sarah Gillespie says:

    Also, Sqord’s Twitter page is linked to someone else’s profile. Their handle is @sqord_inc, if anyone was having trouble following 🙂

  8. Sarah Jestings says:

    I would love to go hiking with my family.

  9. Heidi Bolinger says:

    Bike Rides

  10. How cool!! I’ve never seen family health trackers!! As a nutrition major and a homesteader this is awesome!! Our family loves hiking together!!

  11. elizabeth p says:

    I would like to go rollerblading. Thanks for the chance.

  12. I would like to go for bike rides.

  13. I would like to go hiking.

  14. We would go on bike rides and go hiking

  15. We love to go to the park and to go for walks together.

  16. Dominique Cloutier says:

    We love taking our dog on walks to the park, th is would be great (and keep my son away from the TV for a bit longer lol) thanks!

  17. DeAnna Keller says:

    I would like to take my dogs for a walk with the family.

  18. Take a walk on the walk path!

  19. Katie Bellamy says:

    Go for a long walk on the beach!

  20. allyson tice says:

    we would track our bike rides around town!

  21. I would like to play a game of flag football with my kids. It would be interesting to see the sqord results from that.

  22. Corey Olomon says:

    We like hiking together.

  23. I would like to go hiking with my family when wearing the Sqord trackers
    Thank You for the chance

  24. I’d like to go on bike rides wearing the Sqord trackers.

  25. Go running.

  26. Katie Goodsell says:

    This is great. My son loves his electronics so this would encourage him to get out of those and get exersice!

  27. Kathryn Hyatt says:

    I would like to go bike riding and hiking with my dog!

  28. Kelley Roach says:

    I would like to take my dogs f

  29. I would love to go on walks and hiking trips with our family!

  30. Michelle Ward says:

    Our family would wear them and try hiking in the smoky mountain national park that’s near our home.

  31. With winter coming up soon, it’s a great excuse to get the kids moving more. (And the adults too). I’d love to see what we get for sledding and snowball fights.

  32. Marilyn Nawara says:

    I would like to go hiking with Sqord — results would be interesting.

  33. We love to go biking

  34. We would love to use the Sqord to take walks together!

  35. Brittney House says:

    We would use them to go biking.

  36. Kimberly Kihega says:

    I would love to go hiking with the kids!

  37. jessica marinaccio says:

    Take my girls out walking with me or for bike rides

  38. karen mayernick says:

    I would like to go walking, bike riding, and skating! Great prize! Thanks so much for the opportunity!

  39. joe gersch says:

    we would go hiking in the woods

  40. Bryan Vice says:

    i would like to take my kids to the local park and state parks and go hiking up the trails

  41. susan smoaks says:

    we would love to wear these trackers on our next hike. we love hiking.

  42. Richard Hicks says:

    These would be good when we go hiking on the trails

  43. Leah Shumack says:

    We love going geocaching! I have my Fitbit and my daughter is always looking to see how many steps I go when we’re out for the day. She would love to have something herself to keep track of her activity!

  44. We like to walk the dog and play soccer.

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