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Boulder, CO, United States, 2010/10/26 - GeoPalz , a decorative pedometer for kids, has been honored by Dr. Toy as one of the “Ten Best Active Toys of 2010”.
GeoPalz is the first activity tracker and online game that records your child’s physical activity throughout the day. The GeoPalz easy-to-use pedometer sits on your child’s belt or waistband, and comes in several kid-friendly designs in various character groups, such as “Sports,” “Rock,” “Fantasy,” “Cutesy,” “Edgey” and newly released “Skelanimals™.”
With GeoPalz, children are encouraged to “walk to win.” The activity tracker measures the child’s steps, which can then be entered online to redeem a variety of prizes and awards.
“We are honored to be recognized by Dr. Toy as one of the leading toys for children,” said Rich Schmelzer, CEO of GeoPalz, LLC. “GeoPalz is not only an enjoyable and safe product for children to use, but it motivates children to get up and get active, helping provide children and families with a healthier lifestyle.”
Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, also known as “Dr. Toy”, has been one of the world’s leading experts on play, toys and children's products. Each year, Dr. Toy releases the “100 Best Children’s Products,” which are then divided into “Top Ten” lists, to help parents select the right products and to provide a wholesome play experience for children.
Selections are made by evaluating toys based on Dr. Toy’s high standards for design, durability, price, quality, safety and value. GeoPalz activity tracker ranked high in all six categories.
To find out more information about the “Ten Best Active Toys of 2010” and other awards, visit drtoy.com/.
GeoPalz activity trackers are available in more than 250 retailers nationwide and also on the GeoPalz web site. You can find a store near you, or purchase online.
GeoPalz (geopalz.com) is a family-owned business founded in 2010 by Rich and Sheri Schmelzer and Alexandra O'Leary, the creators of Jibbitz (jibbitz.com) - the stylish accessories for Crocs™. As parents, the creators of GeoPalz wanted their mission to align with Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative to combat childhood obesity by encouraging youth to lead active lifestyles. GeoPalz activity trackers feature unique, fun designs and a safe online community that motivates children by converting physical activity into "pedpointz," which can be redeemed for free, activity-based toys and awards at GeoPalz website.