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Fitness bands and motivation. Goqii's different approach.

Boot Camp feature for Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Fitness bands and motivation.  A different approach.   I’m Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear.     I’ve been testing out lots of different types of fitness bands.   With most you set goals that you try to meet or have the added fun of letting you compete against other users.   A company called Goqii is taking a different approach, by assigning a coach…a real live person…to each user to provide tips and encouragement.   CEO Vishal Gondal….

“In the case of Goqii, the real product or what you’re really buying is a subscription to connect with a fitness coach on the cloud.  And the device itself is free.   Plus Goqii is also compatible with other devices.”

Users accumulate points that they can donate to various charities as well.   The bad news is Goqii is initially available only in India…but is making plans to break into the U.S. market.   You can find us at BootCamp.com.   I’m Fred Fishkin.

Categories: Gadgets