Furiends Augmented Reality Mobile Game is Now Available

Posted by Kyra Constam on January 24, 2019 at 10:02 AM

The wait is finally over: Furiends is now ready to download for free from the App Store! Developed and published by Blue Goji, the brand new mobile game presents the opportunity to adopt a virtual dog. Thanks to augmented reality technology, your new best Furiend appears to be in your own world. Users are expected to take good care of their virtual pets by feeding, walking, training, and playing with them regularly. Besides the regular responsibilities of owning a dog, users can enjoy dressing their Furiend up in various kinds of clothing and accessories. During all of these activities, users are encouraged to take photos of their pet to save or share, which can be done directly from the app. To celebrate the launch, Blue Goji is hosting monthly photo competitions on Instagram. Furiends are always ready for an adventure, so play, train, and take your best shot! 

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Topics: Gamified Fitness, activity trackers, family fun, games, augmented reality

Are Wearable Activity Trackers Telling You the Truth?

Posted by Kyra Constam on October 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Activity trackers are meant to log physical activity, but are they falsely boosting your confidence? According to Centers for Disease Control, “physical activity is anything that gets your body moving.” However, the term ‘moving’ can be interpreted in different ways. Thankfully, the CDC goes on to clarify that there are two types of movement that truly count as physical activity: aerobic and muscle-strengthening. If you’re not familiar with aerobic exercise, you may know it as another term: cardio.

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Topics: exercise, wellness, activity trackers, health, cardio, aerobic exercise, muscle strengthening, advice