Wearable tech has been all the rage for some time now – and just like any technology industry, they have come a very long way.What began as just basic pedometers now have the ability to take calls, texts, and even check your heart rate – right on one tiny little wearable device. I admit… I have owned a bunch of them. When I decided to make my health a priority I knew I had to start tracking and getting very aware of just exactly what I was doing. I did step challenges, workout minutes, set reminders to move – you name it, I tried it. But there was always something missing. When I was approached to work with GOQii, a new wearable tech device from a company based out of Menlo Park that offers something that no other wearable device has… I was more than intrigued.
GOQii is a wearable tech band that, like many other trackers, helps you to track your steps, your sleep, your calories burned, and more. But unlike other bands, GOQii takes things one step further and sends these metrics to your very own personal coach to help analyze what you may or may not be doing, give pointers on how to faster reach your goals, and cheer you on (or give you a push) towards reaching your goals faster. With the #1 New Years Resolution continuing to be to “get healthier” GOQii can help you to do just that.
I received a GOQii band to try just a few weeks ago and I already love it. It is lightweight so I forget that it is even there but I can read all of my stats with a quick tap to the screen. The GOQii App is easy to use and lets me log my food and water intake as well as see patterns and how far I have until I reach my goal. The GOQii dashboard online is even more awesome and lets you see at a glance just exactly how far you have come and how far you have to go. My Coach has been great on keeping in touch, and we have discussed my goals as well as my intention of eating keto – she is even ok with that! I was super impressed!
Another thing that makes GOQii the Best Fitness Tracker for 2017 is that you can earn Karma Points that you can then donate to worthy causes that result in real monetary donations. GOQii is currently partnered with Oxfam International, the global confederation of 17 organizations in 94 countries whose aim is to end poverty throughout the world. Karma Points are earned when you reach your daily targets. You earn 1 GOQii Karma point for every 390 steps you walk. They chose the number 390 because Mahatma Gandhi marched to Dandi for Salt Satyagraha for 390 kms. How cool is that?