Thanks Rachel, And you certainly highlighted one key point of the idea that is giving meaning to a personal activity. As for your observation about the feature of sharing the energy you produced, it’s a great idea, in fact we were evaluating this option in our last meeting. We want to allow the user to donate their be points (energy generated) to other users in exchange of coaching at the gym or any other type of action that promoted a welcoming environment for the new user at the gym.
Reva, thanks for your encouraging comment! And for answering our questions. It’s good to hear that the combination between contributing positively to the world and the gamification feature will motivate you to workout harder, and more constantly at the gym. At this point we are thinking of new features to motivate non-gym users to start going to the gym. If you have or get any ideas or feedback of how to get people to start, they are highly welcome. Thanks again.
Thanks Irene, We believe that the simpler it is for the user the best, following this it will be ideal if the system could be a complement for the existing ones such as Fitbit. The issue here, is that we are introducing a whole new concept of “energy generated” rather than heartbeats, calories burned, distance, steps, etc. This and the gamification and coupons redemption, makes it difficult to interact with the existing apps. Still, we do agree with your observation of making the system more compatible with other existing technologies. So we have thought of an easy way of allowing the interaction between the apps and is adding the feature to export your information from the Be App to any other. This way, if the user has another app that he likes, he will be able to sync it with the Be app and get all the valuable information that the Be device records, such as the number of repetitions and what type of machine was being used. What do you think about this feature? Oh, and concerning your other question regarding the wearable option instead of an app, yes we initially thought of a bracelet instead of the app. But with the insights and feedbacks for a gamification option and a good display of the information, we decided to go for an app instead of a wearable. Here´s the link to our first idea that included the bracelet concept, if you would like to check it out as well: https://openideo.com/challenge/renewable-energy/highlights/transform-the-effort-done-in-the-gym-in-electricity Thanks for your participation, hope we had answered your question and great idea of making the Idea more compatible with other apps and wearables, and please continue to give use feedback.