BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GeoPalz (www.geopalz.com), an interactive gaming and rewards platform for kids and families, today announces its upcoming Disney’s Club Penguin iBitz activity tracker. By using the Club Penguin-branded iBitz wearable game peripheral, Club Penguin players will be able to convert their athletic activity into virtual coins and exclusive content within the Club Penguin world. The Club Penguin iBitz activity tracker will be available for purchase in fall 2013, just in time for kids to wear the coolest thing in tech back to school.
GeoPalz users who purchase the Club Penguin iBitz wearable game peripheral will receive a free 2-week membership to explore Club Penguin, the #1 virtual world for kids. To develop this new product, GeoPalz has been a part of the Nike+ Accelerator Program for the past 90 days, in an effort to develop broader techniques to convert athletic activity into digital coins that unlock games, content, and rewards.
“By connecting the GeoPalz Eco-System of activity driven games, rewards and prizes with one of the largest communities for kids, we hope to encourage millions more families to be active,” said Rich Schmelzer, CEO of GeoPalz. “It has been inspiring to work with Nike and Disney the past few months to bring together fitness activities that kids will love.”
"By rewarding kids for being active in the real world, we are encouraging a healthy balance between screen time and active time,” said Chris Heatherly, Vice President and General Manager, Disney Interactive Worlds. “When kids see their friends with exclusive rewards they can only get for being active, we hope it will inspire them to get active too.”
GeoPalz will be a featured speaker at the Nike+ Accelerator Demo Day on June 20 in San Francisco. The Disney’s Club Penguin iBitz activity tracker will be available this fall.
GeoPalz is a family-owned business founded in 2008 by Rich and Sheri Schmelzer and Alexandra O'Leary, the creators of Jibbitz(TM) - the stylish shoe accessories for Crocs(TM). As parents, the creators of GeoPalz wanted their mission to encourage youth to lead active lifestyles. GeoPalz kid-friendly activity trackers feature unique, fun designs and a safe online community that motivates children by converting physical activity into digital coins, game tokens, and rewards which can be used to unlock exclusive content for kids, as well as earn virtual and physical goods. www.geopalz.com - www.facebook.com/GeoPalz - www.twitter.com/GeoPalz
About Club Penguin
Club Penguin (http://www.clubpenguin.com), is the #1 virtual world for children. Club Penguin works to maintain a fun and safe online entertainment experience by using filtering technology and live moderators. The award-winning virtual world of Club Penguin contains no third-party advertising and is free to use and enjoy, however a subscription membership provides access to additional features that enhance the play experience. Club Penguin, headquartered in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is enjoyed by children around the world, and can be played in English, German, Portuguese, French and Spanish.