Monday, August 27, 2012

ZAMZEE REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY!

Tuck: "Mama, quick! Put on your Zamzee. That way we can get extra points for moving before 10AM. Then, we can beat Daddy in the points we earn today!"

The Zamzee came into our life at the conference BlogHer'12. When I brought it home, Chris, being a techie kind of guy, wasted no time taking them out of their packages, checking out the website and setting up our accounts. 

Wait...what the heck is a Zamzee, you ask?

"Zamzee is a meter that measures activity and 
a website that makes moving fun!"


Our family enjoys a little healthy competition among ourselves. This little gadget, that clips comfortably to your clothes, combines technology and activity. These are two things that our family loves to share together. 

Here are some highlights of what we've learned about this family friendly gadget and website:

1.The Zamzee website provides different challenges that you can sign up for. Each challenge is set by time. There are challenges that are 5 to 45 minutes long that you can choose from and each has point levels attached. 

2. The activity "pointz" that are attached to some challenges earn you "Zams". 

3. "Zams" can be traded for real life products such as plush animal toys and games for the XBox games and so much more. 

4. You can earn "pointz" for a variety of reasons. One of my favorites, and that Tuck mentions above in his quote, is they reward you for being up and moving by 10AM. 

5. I LOVE seeing my "pointz" wrack up for all the activity I've done when I plug in my meter at the end of the day. I feel so accomplished.

6. The variety in the level of challenges is well done. They allow you to choose just how much you want to push yourself that day. I find it works well with my busy, changing schedule. 

7. When you choose a challenge, the Zamzee website counts down the time for you on their site. Then it reminds you to plug in your meter when the time of the challenge is complete. That way you can see how many "pointz" you've earned. 

8. The website is organized, clean and user friendly. 

9. We liked that you could create a single account and then group all our accounts together into a family account. 

10. We needed some help along the way in setting up our family account. The email correspondence was quick, efficient and very friendly. 

11. One of our Zamzees took a hit from the kids. (Turns out wrestling with the Zamzee is not a great idea.) When it broke and wouldn't upload the data to our computer, we simply emailed zed@zamzee.com. A replacement meter is headed our way this week. 

12. The meter itself is very lightweight and compact. It clips to your clothing easily. 

13. We offered some suggestions for new challenges to Zamzee on Twitter. They were appreciative and encourage any helpful suggestions you can give them to help make their product most effective for you. 

14.Chris is anxiously awaiting the arrival of his replacement Zamzee. They asked that he send the damaged one back to them so they can figure out what parts were damaged and how they can keep it from happening again. 

15. We've really enjoyed collecting "pointz", completing challenges, but most of all, working together as a family! 

BUT WAIT! THERE'S MORE! 

ZAMZEE IS GIVING ME A METER 
TO GIVE AWAY! 

Simply leave a comment below about your favorite way to stay active 
and you are entered to win a free Zamzee meter. It's that simple! 

Deadline is Midnight on August 31st.
I'll announce the winner on September 1st (my birthday).
Good luck! 


26 comments:

  1. My most active activity is of course running but I also enjoy taking family walks and yoga.

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    1. Awesome!I'm with you on the running. I love walks with my family and I am starting an adult ballet class this fall. :)

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  2. I stay active by going to the gym 5 days a week. My fav is the TRX class I take two days a week.

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  3. I stay active by playing Just Dance on my Xbox kinect. It's convenient to squeeze in 30 minutes of aerobics during the day.

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    1. So fun, Marian! Do the kids join you?

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    2. They all jump in for a song or two, but they tire out before me. I just have to do something because sitting around doing nothing wasn't working as well as I had hoped.

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  4. A tool that anyone can use that makes getting out of a chair fun? And great customer service?
    Cool, and way to go. Can't wait to hear about the activities Mags and Tuck come up with to earn points!

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  5. Thanks for the great review! Good luck on the giveaway everyone (and if you don't win, check out our Facebook page...there's a discount code hidden in our bio!)

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    1. Oh, so cool about the discount code. Thanks!

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  6. Besides taking the dog for walks and running after the kids, being a semi-professional chicken and turkey wrangler keeps me pretty active around these parts. Liv keeps talking about how much fun she had running around with the zamzees during our visit.

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  7. Oooh this sounds fun! I like it! My favorite way to stay active (besides chasing my kids and sweeping up crumbs) is to go running and I also do Zumba and Piloxing at the gym. Wonder how many pointz that would get me!

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    1. I bet you'd earn a bunch in those classes!

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  8. This sounds like fun! I'm getting ready to start coaching my daughters soccer team. I would love for it to track the changes I'm about to make!

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  9. Awesome!!!!! Let's see... Sometimes I run. Sometimes I lift. Sometimes I use the elliptical. Those are okay but the BEST and most FUN thing is dancing in the living room with the kids, chasing them around the yard, or taking them on a hike.... Anything that gets the whole family moving!

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    1. We are the same way, Amy. I love those family hikes!

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  10. I get off the train to work 1 or two stops later for a 10-15 minute walk. I figured "Yeah I'll only do this in summer, when it's nice." Turns out, doing that walk in snow and cold is just as invigorating. As a bonus I walking back to that stop at the end of the day to unwind. Works both ways every time.

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    1. Great idea! We're the same w/ the bus stop. Always a workout no matter what season. :)

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  11. I stay active with afternoon dance parties! I run only if chased ;)

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    1. I remember that about you, D. :P No running, but you can DANCE like nobody's business!

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  12. Walking at lunchtime with my work pals is the best way for me to get my exercise in. That and a nice hour long walk on the weekends listening to my latest audio book.

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