Is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying

Is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying – Inbuilt GPS

We are part of that era where everything is getting smarter day by day. We are surrounded by all the smart tech may it be smartphones, smart TV, smart classrooms and even we have got smart e-toilets. In this chaos of smart gadgets, one of the products that we got our hands on was GOQii RUN GPS. Once you buy this product all you need to do is configure it with your smartphone and track your daily activities with the help of there GOQii App. We always try to track our workout or our morning walks stats, but we can’t do it verbally or manually. Now we have a solution to that problem. GOQii RUN GPS helps you to monitor your heart rate, your calories burned throughout the day, it also monitors your different activities such as Walking, Running, Workout, Cycling. The best part about buying this fitness band is that you get free 3 months subscription of the premium feature of the GOQii app in which you get a Coach who trains you according to your health need, You get access to health expert and doctor which helps you with your diet and supplements. Despite all these features let us see is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying?

Is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying?

Is GOQii RUN GPS worth buying

GOQii RUN GPS fitness band

GOQii RUN GPS full review

I’ve been using this band from the last couple of week and this is my opinion about the GOQii RUN GPS, so lets us talk about the design aspect first.



GOQii RUN GPS is not as slim as the other band available in the market. It is because of the inbuilt GPS tracker installed in the band which makes the band slightly thicker by 0.5 mm – 0.6 mm compared to other brands in that segment. Despite all the extra width added to the band, it still weighs less compared to others. You get regular silicon rubber strap which gives you a comfortable wearing experience. You get an O-LED multi-color display which makes the readings visible even in the direct sunlight.

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Here’s the list of features provided by GOQii RUN GPS:

  • GPS Tracking: This is the most unique feature of the band as it comes with inbuilt GPS. Now to activate it make sure the GPS file is updated using the app. Next go to track mode and select the activity you are doing, it will ask you to toggle gps on/off. Once you activate it, it will take time to acquire your position. After it has acquired the position, you can start the activity of running/jogging. After you are all done, just sync the band again with the smartphone to know the route you travelled. This way your smartphone GPS is not used, thus it saves the battery.
  • Time:- The GOQii band provides time, date, day & battery level on the first screen. But you cannot customize the Home screen/Front screen of the band.
  • Step Counts:- The band provides pretty accurate steps counts, but the only drawback is that when you shake your hands or do off-roading where your hand tends to shake a bit, it will also be counted as steps. So the total step count might not be the most accurate. This is a problem with other bands too. So make sure that whenever you want it to matter, just check the current steps count before starting your walking activity.
  • Online Coach & Health Expert:- In your 3 months free subscription to the app you get online coach which helps you to prepare your diet plan according to your body/target, regular followup calls arranged every week to check the progress, and some online training/guidance live stream interactive videos! This is one of the most important features of this specific band which makes it the USP. You can always renew your membership to continue availing the benefits.
  • Online Doctor:- In that 3-month subscription, you also get an online doctor facility in which you can discuss your health problems and cure them with their help.
  • Run Tracking:- In track mode, we get different options, one of them is Run Tracking mode. With the help of GPS, the band tracks our progress i.e. distance traveled, calories burned, heart rate monitoring and few other things.
  • Heart Rate:- Heart rate feature helps us to monitor our heart rate and it gives the runtime heartbeats value, whereas in other bands we get the average value of 1 minute.
  • Exercise:- In Exercise tracking mode we can track the time of workout, Calories burnt, average heart rate during a workout, maximum and minimum heartbeats during the workout.
  • Notification:- When you connect your band with Bluetooth you can also get notification of calls, Whatsapp, FaceBook, messages, and other notification services on your band which makes it easy to see a notification.
  • USB Charger:- There is no special charger for this Band. To charge your band all you need is to remove the strap, plug the device in any USB adapter and the band will start charging.
  • Sleep Monitor:- Sleep monitor feature on this band helps you to monitor your sleep, and give you the accurate sleeping pattern.
  • Alarm – One can set an alarm in the band with the help of the app. The band vibrates at the time set by the user.
  • Battery life – 7 days depending on your usage. It takes about 45 Min – 1 hr for a full charge. But if we use it daily for tracking or exercise or running especially the GPS feature, then the battery won’t last that long.


The best feature which I liked about this band is the online coach and doctor support which I personally feel is very useful. Bands light is always dim but wakes up when you lift the band which according to me is a good feature. Another feature which the band provides is that you can search your phone through your band and vice versa only if the band is connected to the phone via Bluetooth. The band is priced at Rs.4999 INR which according to me is slightly costly. But as the band provides the Online coach and doctor subscription for three months it justifies the price. There are other bands with the same/similar features below this price range, but the online coaching/training stands out and takes a step ahead in this fitness world! This keeps you motivated towards your health.

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GOQii Fitness tracker with coaching review

GOQii is a fitness brand that has some of the amazing wearable fitness tracking technology. They have introduced a fitness tracking band which you can wear like a wristwatch. The band is quite slim when compared to a wristwatch dial. The fitness band does a good job in tracking your physical activities in various parameters like the number of steps, heart rate, etc. There is one unique feature that GOQii offers which is a real human fitness coach. So let us check what this is all about and is the band worth the buy.

GOQii Fitness tracker with coaching review:

We will start with the features first and then support them with my views of how good the features are in reality. Let us first check out the design followed the by the performance and we will end the review with the coaching review.


GOQii band has a small OLED display covered by a rubber band. On the back of the display is the heart rate sensor. The display supports one tap touch to navigate through the options. The band is pretty comfortable to wear. At the start, you might not have a habit to wear something for the whole day, probably the night too. But then gradually once you get a hang of it, you might not even notice it on your hands. The rubber band can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth. Same goes for the tracker too. You can actually remove the tracker from the band, doing that will expose the charging USB system. You can directly plug the tracker into your charger which supports USB. There is no need of any USB cable for charging. Overall the design is pretty simple and nice.


The GOQii band measures quite a lot of parameters which can help you keep track of your fitness. It all starts with our plain and simple watch which shows time, date, and day too. Next, the watch measure’s step counts for the day. Depending on the count it gives you some distance data in Kms. Apart from that, you can know your sleep pattern. For this, you will have to connect the band with your phone using our classic connectivity tech – the Bluetooth. Just wear the band and go for a nice sleep. But first, you need to tell the app what is your sleep time. Based on that it will tell you how was your overall sleep in terms of deep and light sleep. It’s an amazing thing to see how you do at night. In terms of steps count, I would say the band picks up steps even when you are traveling in rick or bus. GOQii needs to work on this to remove unnecessary wrong counts. Though when you are walking, it measures the step quite well. Now depending on the workout, steps count, distance, it measures how many calories did you burn over the day. One of the features that GOQii introduced in the smart band segment was the heart rate measure. It measures the heart pulse per minute. This is a nice feature to experiment with while doing different types of activities. Apart from this, when the band is connected with phone via Bluetooth, it will also alert you for app notifications. One can set an alarm too in vibration mode. Also, you can set an alarm for inactivity for a long period of time – like sitting idle. The battery for the tracker is said to last 7 days depending on your usage.

Overall my experience of using the tracker was good. There were some false step counts while traveling in a vehicle due to movement, but apart from that, the tracker worked pretty decently.

Fitness Coach:

When you buy the band, you also get a free membership to GOQii coach for a limited period of time. This coach will guide you towards your goal and take follow-ups every few days over a phone call. The coach will recommend exercise and a good diet based on your daily routine. This was one of the best features I liked about this band. The coach gives you a human touch with this device.

Overall its always good to spend a few bucks on fitness trackers. With GOQii you get good tracking along with a coach to try on. So let us know your views on this new band and the fitness concept GOQii has introduced.