Summer is just around the corner. Right now, the weather is perfection. It’s 80 degrees and every evening after the kids get home – I am kicking them outside. “GET OFF THE IPAD.” “GO PLAY OUTSIDE.” Sound familiar?
Our friends at Springfree Trampoline get it. Except they have figured out a way to make both kids and parents happy by combining gaming, fun and (don’t tell the kids) EXERCISE. How? Let me introduce you to tgoma.
tgoma takes a Springfree trampoline to a whole ‘nother level by making it interactive. That’s right, the trampoline is no longer just jumping up and down for fun, with tgoma – it’s jumping up and down to stomp aliens or play a game (or my favorite feature – a trampoline workout, perfect for mom!)
Last weekend, I dragged my 11-year-old out for a mommy-son date. He was less than thrilled as he was anticipating a day at Costco (which came later.) Little did he know, we would spending the afternoon jumping and trying out tgoma at the Springfree Trampoline store in Plano, TX. He was obsessed, jumping non-stop, breaking for water – than back at it – playing the various games compatible with tgoma.
How it Works
Currently tgoma is only available with Springfree trampolines.
Springfree featuring tgoma incorporates specialized sensor technology on the trampoline that directly integrates with the users own tablet device. Families can download the free tgoma app from iTunes or Google Play to access seven signature games, designed to engage the entire family with options including educational games, interactive fitness options and playful activities.
Simply affix the tablet to the tgoma tablet holder (adjustable to fit any tablet between 7 and 11 in size) that is designed to hang on the Springfree safety enclosure, connect the tablet to the tgoma controller through Bluetooth, select a game from the app, and let the fun begin!
Here are the interactive games currently available for tgoma:
Math Hopper: Math Hopper is a perfect introduction to math, with 10 levels ranging from counting, addition and subtraction, to multiplication. Movement unlocks the brain and Math Hopper is exer-learning at its very best!
Alien Stomp: Twenty levels of alien-stomping fun! Be quick, these aliens disappear as fast as they appear. Stomp yourself to a new high score, but have you beaten the jumper on the other side of the world? Check the global leader board to find out.
Fruitants: With rampant raspberries, grumpy grapes, and mad melons make sure you juice them before they juice you! How far will you get through this crazy fruit salad of a game? Youll be engaged for hours.
2048: Exercise the body AND the brain! Bump tiles together to double them keep jumping and combining tiles, right up to 2048. This classic game is even better on a trampoline! (I LOVE THIS APP off the trampoline, can only imagine how fun it would be while jumping!)
tgomaFIT: Exercise along with a professional trampoline coach, and watch your calories burn in real-time. Choose from 26 trampoline exercises, or select a pre-set workout (Core Workout, Aerobic Fit, etc.). Forget the gym, everything you need is in your backyard.
Springfree Trampoline – Designed fro Safety:
The Springfree Trampoline unique design features have eliminated 90% of product related trampoline injuries. Some of the features that make Springfree the worlds safest are:
Mat rods: Springfree uses flexible rods to give a smooth, non-jarring bounce. The rods lie beneath the jumping surface out of harms way.
The SoftEdge: Springfree has a soft edge, which is over 30 times more shock absorbent than the safety pads on a traditional trampoline.
Hidden frame: Springfree Trampolines frame is well beneath the jumping surface so you cant hit it.
The FlexiNet safety enclosure: the patented Springfree Trampoline FlexiNet enclosure has flexible supports to cushion jumpers and prevent falls. The jumper is directed back to the center and cannot make contact with the net rods. The net is also zippered to ensure jumpers cannot fall through the opening.
Thanks Tgoma for partnering with us for the Day of Play at Springfree Trampoline.
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.