In this modern day and age it can sometimes be near impossible to get your kids to go outside and play. With so much technology at their disposal they would rather sit inside in front of a screen instead of playing outdoors like we used to in the good ol’ days.
While you probably already know that a trampoline is a great way to get kids rushing outside to play, you probably don’t know much about the new smart trampoline from Springfree. Not only is this trampoline the first and only smart trampoline in existence, but it’s also the only large size trampoline that doesn’t use metal springs.
How is that even possible you say? Well, continue reading the rest of this Springfree smart trampoline review and find out.
World’s First Smart Trampoline
To utilize the smart trampoline from Springfree all you need is a tablet (at least 7 – 11 inches in size) that can support the tgoma (Take Gaming Outside and Make it Active) app and you’re good to go. Simply download the app on your tablet and then connect your tablet to the holder on the side of the enclosure and tgoma will take care of the rest. Just don’t forget to connect tgoma (the blue square) to the trampoline as well.
In order for this all to be possible Springfree installed 4 sensors on the side of the mat that connect wirelessly to your tablet via Bluetooth. While these sensors are mainly used to track your placement on the trampoline, they’re also capable of recording the amount of time you spend jumping, the amount of times you jump, your total calories burned, and even the maximum height you’ve jumped.
Fun and Educational
The day and age of your kids getting bored after jumping on the trampoline for only 30 minutes are finally over. Now they will have the opportunity to hook up their tablet to the side of the enclosure and play any of the 9 fun and educational games that come included with the Springfree trampoline. New games will often be added to the store as well so your kids will always have something new to look forward too.
So how do you play games on a smart trampoline?
Well, remember those sensors we were talking about earlier? By being able to track your exact placement on the trampoline and send it back to tgoma you can actually view your position on the tablet in real time. This allows you to guess exactly where you’re going to land next so you can effectively play games such as stomping on aliens and squishing those annoying Fruitants (you don’t want to know).
Your kids can even go jump on some Lilli pads to learn basic math such as counting, multiplication, addition, and subtraction, or they can hop down Repeat Street with the fluffy white rabbit to memorize their numbers, letters, colors, and shapes.
If that’s not enough to keep your kids entertained, Springfree also made sure to include an event feature that allows your kids to play games and compete against other players all around the world. Trying to climb up the leaderboard can be a ton of fun and will surely keep your kids coming back for more.
If your kids ever do get tired of tgoma though they can always hook up the FlexrHoop basketball hoop and continue the fun.
Great Way to Get in Shape
No longer are trampolines only seen as a toy for kids. Now with the new smart trampoline from Springfree adults are rushing to jump on the trampoline more than ever. It’s not the games that attract parents to use the smart trampoline though, but actually the fitness app known as tgomaFit.
This app allows you to exercise along with a professional trampoline coach as you perform any of the 26 different exercises or 5 pre-set workout routines (fun fit basics, core workout, legs & butt, arms & upper body and aerobic fit). Besides teaching you how to perform each exercise, tgomafit will also inform you on the benefits of doing each exercise as well.
You can also set fitness goals that you want to achieve and even track your progress as you go. Don’t worry about your personal stats and goals getting mixed up with anyone else in your family either as you can add as many users as you like.
No Harmful Metal to Cause Injury
Even though tgoma may be the coolest feature ever added to the trampoline, it’s only a small part of why consumers are constantly falling in love with Springfree. The main reason that parent’s love this brand so much is because they know that no other trampoline company cares more about the safety of their children.
While every other trampoline brand on the market is still using dangerous metal springs, Springfree was innovative enough to build a trampoline using composite fiberglass rods instead. These fiberglass rods are extremely durable and are even positioned underneath the edge of the mat to prevent injury. Since the metal frame is located about 18 inches below the mat there is no way to ever come in contact with it while jumping on the trampoline.
Springfree even decided to ditch the large metal poles that are used to normally hold up a safety enclosure and once again decided to use the flexible fiberglass rods instead. You would be surprised at how strong these fiberglass rods actually are as they’re more than capable of catching and throwing a 220 person back onto the trampoline with ease.
Tons of Bounce and Jumping Surface
If you only have a limited amount of space in your backyard then you will definitely want to choose Springfree over any other brand. This is because a normal trampoline forces you to waste around 2 feet or more of jumping surface just to make room for the frame and metal springs.
So, in other words, you will need to buy a trampoline 2-3 feet bigger just to have the same amount of jumping surface as a trampoline from Springfree. Besides just saving you valuable yard space though, the use of flexible composite rods actually give the trampoline an amazing amount of bounce as well (not squeaking is nice too).
Built to Last for Many Years
Not only do the mat rods provide a lot of bounce, but they’re also made from a “special recipe” formula that’s three times stronger than steel. This composite formula is capable of withstanding millions of bounces and is even the same material you’ll find used on multi-million dollar Boeing airplanes.
To further increase the lifespan of their trampolines Springfree covered all of their steel frames with three layers of rust protection that won’t flake or peel. Their galvanized steel frames were also designed to be three times thicker than frames from other brands, making all Springfree trampolines capable of carrying a total weight capacity of 1,100 lbs. – or an individual jumper weight rating of 220 lbs.
The Springfree mat itself can actually hold up to 1,540 lbs. of static weight and is even made out of a UV resistant material that can withstand more than 5,000 hours of harsh exposure to the sun. What really makes the mat on Springfree trampolines last so long though is the yellow webbing they use to cover the stitching on the edge of the mat. Since the stitching usually breaks down before the mat does this can effectively double or triple the lifespan of your trampoline.
Don’t worry about the FlexiNet enclosure breaking down anytime soon either as it’s actually made from a special soft-touch knit material that is resistant to tearing and doesn’t run or fray. The safety enclosure is also UV tested to twice the normal industry standard so you will never have to worry about it getting too much exposure to the sun. In fact, the entire trampoline has been proven to be able to withstand some of the harshest rain storms, hail storms, and snow storms around. Did I mention it can even protect your house from getting hit by a car.
What Consumer Reviews Have to Say about Springfree
Even though it may have taken a while, parents everywhere are finally beginning to realize that jumping on a trampoline can actually be safe, but only if you’re jumping on a Springfree. While there is always that rare chance that someone could still get hurt, at least you won’t have to worry about anyone coming in contact with the hard ground or metal.
If you’re still trying to decide if this is the best trampoline for your family, then you may want to take your time and first read some of the consumer reviews online. This is what Nathan S Kalenich had this to say about his Springfree trampoline.
Here’s what Dan McNeil had to say in his review.
There are plenty of other Springfree trampoline reviews online as well and virtually every one of them says the exact same thing. In fact, the only real downsides of buying this trampoline is the hefty price tag and troublesome installation. But hey, it’s a heck of a lot better than having to pay for an ER bill later down the road if something ever happens to go wrong.
If you do decide to buy a Springfree trampoline and need some help with the installation process then make sure to watch the video below. It’s quite helpful.