GOQii 2.0: Track your fitness

GOQii 2.0 fitness band looks sleeker than its predecessor, though there are no other design changes, either to the band or the core tracker module


The GOQii 2.0 has a bigger battery built.
The GOQii 2.0 has a bigger battery built.

More and more people are now using smartphone apps and wearables to track their fitness activity. And while there’s a plethora of options to choose from, none of the fitness apps or devices is as dynamic as the GOQii 2.0. 

The latest offering from technology firm GOQii, the GOQii 2.0 fitness band is bundled with a subscription to a personalized fitness coach. These coaches, based on the activity levels of individual users, offer customized advice on exercise, diet and other aspects of fitness. 

The fitness band looks sleeker than its predecessor, though there are no other design changes, either to the band or the core tracker module. The OLED display on the tracker is slightly bigger, and is extremely comfortable to view even in bright sunlight. The material used is very good, and you can wear the band for hours at a stretch without any discomfort. Even if you sweat while exercising, it doesn’t feel itchy—a problem faced users face with the rubber bands of some rival products.

The GOQii 2.0 also has a bigger battery built in that should last at least two weeks on a single charge.

The previous-generation GOQii band missed out on a critical element that almost all fitness bands offer—notifications for calls, texts, emails, even WhatsApp messages, on your wrist, when paired with your smartphone. The GOQii 2.0 adds these capabilities, to a level comparable with rival products such as Fitbit. 

The essential ingredient of any fitness wearable is its smartphone app. The GOQii app is available on Android and iOS, and lets you track every aspect of your fitness regimen. All this data is synced from the band itself. You can also chat with your personal coach and get feedback based on your tracking data using the app. 

GOQii sells the 2.0 fitness band as a service, and the platform works on a subscription model—Rs1,999 for three months, Rs2,999 for six months and Rs3,999 for a year. 

The idea behind a fitness wearable is to allow access to a fitness coach and get regular guidance on your workouts. So the GOQii 2.0 fitness band is worth a try.

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