GOQii Band: A Wearable Gadget that Integrates Personal Coaches

GOQii Band: A Wearable Gadget that Integrates Personal Coaches

GOQii is a wearable device that helps to change your habits. With the use of the device you can set your lifestyle to the state what you think is best for yourself. GOQii is a wearable band, which has sensors to track your body stats, such as your heart rate or the distance you travel each day. There are several fitness bands on the market from different manufacturers. The most known devices are from Samsung, Fitbit and other companies. But GOQii is unique in one thing: it not only tracks your stats, but the device comes with a personal coach. Your coach can examine your results, which you have tracked with the gadget, and he or she can provide you tips to reach your goal.

Specifications

  • The Display: The band’s OLED display helps you to see how much progress have you made already. Just tap the “face” icon to turn GOQii to active mode. In addition to this, the display is water and sweat proof. However, it is not advised to swim with the band on.
  • The Band: The band is made from a hard, quite resistant rubber. It can feel sturdy, but the build quality is great. Thanks to the tough material, the device can stand even the hardest of falls.
  • The Design: The band design is pretty solid and looks quite professional. You don’t have to worry about looking awkwardly in the gadget. Furthermore, the band is designed to fit the wrist of any size and kind.
  • The Colors: You can select from orange-black and normal black. The bands are changeable, so you can decide what color to wear each day.
  • Bluetooth 4.0: With the use of Bluetooth, you can transfer the data to your phone for analysis.
  • The Battery: Battery life is average, the device can function 4-5 days constantly.

Product Features

  • Sleep Tracking: The GOQii band monitors your sleep, ensuring that you will sleep well at night. After a great slumber, you will feel rested in the morning. The device has two special parts that can help to track a person’s sleep. These two parts are the 360° motion sensor and the vibra humm. The latter was designed to wake you up at the time when you want to get out of the bed.
  • Karma Points: If you stay fit, you can earn karma points that you can donate to charities. Each time you reach your goal that you’ve previously set for yourself, you get GOQii point, which you can redeem and donate.
  • Track Time: You can replace your watch, since GOQii can show the current time too.
  • Your Own Personal Coach: This is one the best and the most unique of the GOQii’s features. Along with the band, you will get a personal coach, who will help you to reach your objectives. He or she is a professional, who you can rely on, if you have a problem or a question.
  • The Price: The wristband has a special type of price. You are not paying for the product itself, you are paying for the product and its coaching service. This is a quite unique payment method, since the other companies are offering a one-time payment method. You can either pay for a six month subscription plan, which costs 7000 INR (around 110 USD) or for a twelve month subscription plan, costing 12000 INR (around 180 USD).
  • The GOQii App: A great feature, which will be detailed in the following section.

Customer Reviews

Here are two reviews from customers of GoQii band.

“Super stuff. Their customer centricity rocks!

As soon as it is bought, there is a follow up by their coach. Goals are set and you are off to start working on them. The application is fairly robust. Their coaches’ rock! While other devices just measure parameters, you have a coach following up here. The device itself might need charging once in 3 days and uses a custom charger that can be a pain to carry around if you are travelling constantly.

The GoQii band is your Key to health and wellbeing. Go for it!” – (amazon.in)

“So there are products that track but this one is unique!

Got sold on the amazing concept that marries a human coach to a wearable device. Realised the benefits only when I began interacting with the coach. The value addition the coach gives without too much intrusion makes it a brilliant experience. Would I recommend it, absolutely! Try it and you won’t regret!” – (amazon.in)

How Does the GOQii Band Function with the Application?

  • You can track your progress on the app, which has been made for the gadget. The app receives the information from the band through the Bluetooth connection between the device and the app.
  • You can see the graphs and charts at the display of your phone.


What Does GOQii Band Track?

GOQii band tracks the status of your body, but in addition to that, it can track the distance or the steps you’ve travelled. Tracking your body is quite useful, since you can check how your organs are (e.g. your heart) doing. This is essential, as you can see if you have any problems with your body (high blood pressure, etc.). Furthermore, the GOQii band can track how many calories have you burnt a day. This can help you form your body to your taste. The device can track sleeping and active time (how long you stay active) too.

Review Summary

Details about this item
Data Recording Accuracy
3out of 5
Battery Life
2out of 5
Memory Capacity
2out of 5
Water Resistance
3out of 5
User Friendliness
2.5out of 5
Overall

The product has some great and unique features, which can create a whole new world of wearable gadgets. The price is fair, the quality of the product is excellent. The only downside of the GOQii band is, it is only available for residents of India. However, I honestly hope that the device will spread, and it will be possible to be used by people all around the world.

2.5

Fair
2.5 out of 5

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