|Verizon Products on Parade.|
Disclosure: I am participating in the Verizon Boomer Voices program and have been provided with a device and six months of service in exchange for my honest opinions about the product.
I believe that I can be productive and happy as a minimalist. However, I have to accept the fact that it's easier for me to meet many of my goals with the help of technology. I choose to believe that I'm not dependent on gizmos. But they are so convenient.
|Guests received swag bags|
These products generated the most questions from the guests:
|Fitbit One unboxed|
- Fitbit One, an activity tracker with clip on
- Fitbit Flex, an activity tracker in a wrist band
- Belkin Net Cam that you can view via a phone or a tablet
- Tagg Pet Tracker that works with Verizon's wireless service
These products were very new and interesting because the guests weren't aware that such products and services existed. Technology continues to amaze!
- Sure Response, a mobile emergency response system.
- Home Phone Connect, low cost alternative to traditonal phone service
- 4G LTE Broadband Router with Voice, internet and home phone service in one device
- Tech Coach, personalized tech support with a low monthly fee
Cheryl and I invited people to come by on a Saturday afternoon in October. We had some of the products out of their boxes for closer examination.
|Karen answering questions about the Fitbit One|
After a short overview all products / services, we gave more in-depth information for a few that piqued people's curiosity. Then we answered questions individually for guests who wanted to learn even more.
Each guest received a Verizon bag loaded with goodies and slips of paper for entering drawings. For every product they learned about, they got one slip of paper. Then they put their names in little, red boxes labeled with a product or service.
|Cheryl draws Pennie's name|
I thought that I was an active person. However, the data collected by the Fitbit One showed that I need to increase my activity. My pre-Fitbit workout routine fell far short of 10,000 steps a day. This is the number of daily steps recommended by the Surgeon General.
|We did have veggies; they just missed the photo op.|
Thanks to Cheryl, Verizon and the party guests for a successful afternoon learning how technology can help improve quality of life.
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