If your are planning to buy Nike Fuels or Fitbits to monitor your daily workout and lifestyle, give it a second thought because there is something better coming directly from India.
Famous Indian entrepreneur Vishal Gondal, who sold his earlier venture Indiagames to Disney in 2011 for $100 million, has come up with a new start up that brings human intervention in the wearables technology.
The new fitness wristband called GOQii (Go-key) has got investors like Steve Luczo – Seagate chairman, Amit Singhal – Senior VP at Google Inc, Mike McNamara – CEO of Flextronics along with Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene and her husband Dr Shriram Nene who is serving as the Chief Medical Officer.
The new wearable is different from other products available in the market as it involves direct human interaction to motivate its user so it can be more effective.
GOQii basically collects your daily health and activity data which is monitored by a personal coach to offer advice through real time interactions via audio or video calls, or messages.
Users can also collect Karma points with their activities which are then converted into cash by donors and the donation is made towards a cause via Oxfam International, a leading NGO.
“This is where wearable technology meets the world’s best experts and coaches, who together are trying to help you make a shift in lifestyle,” Vishal said.
The device is expected to hit markets in the US, UK, Singapore and UAE; but right now, 1000 Indians are getting lucky to get the GOQii on discounted price with expert services.
The GOQii subscription for a year with the hardware is going to cost Rs 9,999, if you want to use it for only six months, the package is going to cost you Rs 5,999.