We’ve all said it a million times, “Why can’t life be more like a video game?” Where we did things to meet an end such as gaining experiences and leveling up to fight our greatest foes. The awesome people at Green Goose have made up a system that will literally make your life like a video game, and will update your stats pretty much constantly.
Now you may be thinking, well this isn’t what I was talking about. I want explosions and magic. To that I say, this is still regular life, but it’s much more interesting when it’s set up in a way where you can watch your progress and “level-up” in real life too.
There are several different categories that Green Goose will keep track of. Its starter kit comes with a bunch of stickers, a credit card, a toothbrush holder, and a base station. This may be a bit confusing as these are all very lightweight and small, but each item has a very specific purpose. The stickers are actually sensors that will let the base station know when you have used something such as floss, or picked up your dogs leash to take them on a walk. The credit card is actually a pedometer that will monitor your physical activity in a day. As a toothbrush holder, you may think that this is thrown in haphazardly; it is actually a monitor as well, seeing if you brushed your teeth enough times. These sensors can detect movement, temperature, and sound so they know whether or not you’re actually doing what your supposed to or not. The batteries for these sensors have a yearlong life span and ranges out to over 250 ft (76m). At the end of a day, you can log in and check your progress on their site as everything that is sent to the base station goes to your online account.
The company that made this awesome kit actually started out using it to track when you’re being ecologically and financially responsible. It would tell you how many cents you saved taking a shorter shower, lowering your thermostat, and driving more efficiently. Thank goodness they decided to branch out to lifestyle and health because this whole idea is just awesome.
With this current model, they hope to reach out especially to kids to help them learn a healthy lifestyle at a young age. Anymore we all like to hole ourselves up and play video games, and sometimes let our bodies’ rot away. Hopefully these kinds of programs will help keep us in tiptop shape, and let us have fun in the process. At $24 for a starter kit, it’s definitely cheaper than most video games, and winning is likely to feel a whole lot better.