Instead of fighting technology, it’s about leveraging it to transform ‘screen time’ from an isolating, sedentary activity to a healthful, engaging experience for the entire family.
Mahopac, NY (PRWEB) May 23, 2016
Best in Backyards superstores across New York and Connecticut now have an additional product to offer customers: a first-of-its-kind trampoline that allows kids to engage in interactive digital gaming while bouncing on a high-quality jumping surface.
Unveiled earlier this month, Springfree featuring tgoma offers a new spin on the classic trampoline known worldwide for being the ultimate in safety. Springfree featuring tgoma aims to change screen time from a pastime that keeps youngsters inside, to a physical activity that gets kids moving and competing outdoors.
Children in the US spend up to 60 hours each week consuming media, according to a study from Common Sense Media released last year, and experts say young people are spending less and less time playing outside. Tgoma, which stands for “take gaming outside and make it active,” aims to incorporate the widespread popularity of personal devices while children enjoy traditional trampoline fun.
“Instead of fighting technology, it’s about leveraging it to transform ‘screen time’ from an isolating, sedentary activity to a healthful, engaging experience for the entire family,” said Steve Holmes, founder of tgoma.
Springfree featuring tgoma is revolutionary because of its specialized sensor technology. The system connects with a tablet device and accesses the free tgoma app, which offers seven interactive games. Users can choose to focus on a program that is educational or fitness-related, and they have the ability to compete not just with friends and family, but with other plays across the globe.
“Springfree trampolines have always been one of our top-selling products, and we know that the addition of tgoma will be a huge hit,” said Rolf Zimmermann, vice president of sales for Best in Backyards. “We’re all about getting kids moving and outside, and tgoma is an innovative way to do just that.”
All new Springfree trampoline models are equipped with tgoma and its accompanying tablet holder, which is affixed to the safety enclosure. They are being sold at all six Best in Backyards superstores in New York and Connecticut. The tgoma system is also available for purchase for current Springfree trampoline owners.