Once you become a member of GOQii Life, you get to be part of an initiative designed to make a lasting shift towards a healthy lifestyle. This initiative is designed by various experts in the field of nutrition, fitness, behavior and gamification. GOQii Life has various elements that would help you achieve your healthy lifestyle related goals. These elements include:- GOQii Band
To achieve a health goal, we make decisions and take steps like join gyms, appointments with a dietician, quick remedies like crash diets or supplements, or even expensive programs that promise a targeted weight loss within a short amount of time. However these are temporary solutions for a long term concern.
With GOQii Life you would be guided to develop healthy habits that become a part of your lifestyle. These habits are suggested by your GOQii Coach so that they are customized and achievable for you. This change in habits would help you make a permanent shift towards a healthier lifestyle.
Making habit changes ensures a lasting shift towards a healthy lifestyle. These healthy habits, if developed over time, will help achieve a healthier you.
Most people try too many things at once and therefore do not succeed. It is known that we have a limited amount of willpower to change our habits. Therefore, focusing on a few habits at a time makes them easier to achieve. We help you focus on a habit till it becomes part of your routine. Ideally a habit should be such that you do not have to remember to do a particular activity.
With Pareto’s Theory, we focus on the 20% habits that have the most effect on your lifestyle; an impactful change.
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GOQii Life is a complete Ecosystem that works best together to help you achieve a healthier you. We do not offer GOQii Life in parts, so as to encourage you to utilize the entire Ecosystem to help you make a lasting change.
For the GOQii Core to connect to your computer you would require Bluetooth. However, even if your computer does not support Bluetooth, the Bluetooth Adapter can be used to connect with any computer.
To sync the GOQii Band with the GOQii App on your mobile you can use Bluetooth connectivity, you do not need internet connectivity. However to communicate with your GOQii Coach and to sync the data with the system for your GOQii Coach you would need internet connectivity. The amount of internet data that the GOQii App consumes would depend on the amount of usage of these functions and therefore would vary from person to person.
In the future, we are looking to introduce corporate programs. However currently we do not offer the same.
In order to encourage engagement and increase enjoyment, GOQii uses the concepts of gamification to allow its users to maintain healthy lifestyles. Just the way you get addicted to your favorite games, we want you to get addicted to living a healthy life. These aspects include calling users - GOQii Players, a points-based system (GOQii Karma Points) and even a gamified step by step process of introducing new healthy habits.
Quantified self is a movement to incorporate technology into data acquisition on aspects of a person’s daily life in terms of inputs, states and performance. This concept plays a large role in the philosophy of GOQii. However, quantified self and GOQii are not the same thing, but Quantified Self is a part of GOQii Life
The GOQii Band measures Activity and Sleep. In the Active mode, the GOQii Band focuses on measuring steps, calories burnt, distance traveled, activity time and GOQii Karma points. In the Sleep mode, the GOQii Band measures time slept and quality of sleep. Additionally the GOQii Band will also display time and an envelope symbol to indicate a message from your GOQii Coach.
The GOQii Core uses precision motion sensors and algorithms to determine the steps taken and active time simultaneously. This information along with your height, gender, age, and weight is used to quantify distance travelled and the amount of calories burned each day.
The GOQii Core uses actigraphy, a non-invasive method of monitoring human rest and activity cycles, to examine your sleep quality.
The GOQii Band is water-resistant. It will resist rain, sweat, shower and a splash of water. However you should avoid your GOQii Band being completely submerged under water. For example, we advise you to remove your GOQii Band before swimming.
Ideally, it is best to wear the GOQii Band on your non-dominant hand. This would give you the most accurate results.
Yes, the GOQii Core works without being inside the GOQii Band. It would be more accurate if you keep it on you.
Currently, the GOQii Band is available in Passion Red, Power Black and Persistence Red+Black. Other color options will be available shortly.
With GOQii Life you get two size options - Small and Large; These two sizes would fit all sizes of wrists.
GOQii Bands are made out of silicone, which does not irritate most skin types. It does not contain Latex which is a greater irritant. Incase of any irritation please discontinue wearing it and consult your doctor.
To start or unlock the display a double touch is required and then you can touch or swipe the display to navigate to different screens.
To change the GOQii Band from active mode to sleep mode, when on the time screen, simply touch the display screen for a few seconds, and then tap the screen to change to sleep mode when it prompts you to do so.
Similarly when you want to go back to active mode, when on the time screen, touch the display screen for a few seconds and tap again to change back to active mode, when it prompts you to do so.
Use the provided charger to charge the GOQii Core, by connecting the ‘+’ sign on both the GOQii Core and the charger. During charge, the GOQii Core will display a battery symbol.
It takes approximately 90 minutes to charge GOQii Core completely. A filled battery would be displayed on the screen of the GOQii Core, once it is completely charged.
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Under test conditions considering ideal usage, the GOQii Core runs for 4 to 5 days before needing another charge. However, this will vary depending on how you use it. Details on the battery life remaining would be available on the GOQii App.
Yes, data from the GOQii Band will be available on the GOQii App once synced. The GOQii App has an interface dedicated to sharing your success and journey through your social media accounts whenever you choose to.
Once the GOQii App has been installed on your computer or phone, the GOQii Core can connect to your computer or device via Bluetooth Low Energy (LE).
Once you link your GOQii Band to the GOQii App, your GOQii Band data will sync automatically every time when your GOQii Band is within 10-15 ft of your smart phone.
Install GOQii Connect Software. Then you can pair your GOQii Band with the software to sync the GOQii Band data to the website.
The GOQii Band uses motion sensors and strong algorithms to give you the most accurate information. However there are some cases that may measure inaccurately like the GOQii Band calculating steps when you are in a rickshaw or on a bumpy road.
While accuracy is important, GOQii Life believes in looking at your health and fitness trends to advise you accordingly. Therefore, we feel that you should not worry if you get a few extra steps or miss a few steps. What matters is looking at your progress over time so that you can work towards improving your physical activity overall.
The GOQii Team is constantly working on the GOQii Band to make it the most accurate measuring device available in the market.
No. There is no side effect of wearing the GOQii Band. GOQii Band does not emit any harmful radiation
The GOQii Band’s date and time settings can be changed via the settings section of the GOQii App.
If you lose or break your GOQii Band, contact GOQii here . They would guide you on how to proceed.
You can wear your GOQii Band on your Non- Dominant hand.
Choose the wrist band that would fit you best, allowing for some space between your hand and the GOQii Band.
Insert the GOQii Core into the Band. Align both ends of the wristband so they are directly overlapping each other, so that the clasp is directly over the two holes that best fit your wrist. Squeeze both the clasp and the wristband between your thumb and forefinger until the clasp is secure.
The GOQii Band will show you the information of your current day’s activity, Steps Taken, Calories Burnt, Distance Travelled, Karma Points and Active Time.
A daily summary of your activity will be stored for upto 30 days on the GOQii Core.
It is advisable to Sync your GOQii Core with the GOQii App regularly so that your Coach gets the most upto date information about your activity and sleep and so that it is stored on our server. Specially, it is advisable to Sync your GOQii Core atleast before the 30 days storage period is over to avoid loss of data.
No, you would not lose your information on your GOQii Band if the battery runs out.
The GOQii Experts are Luke, Coutinho, Kendra Markle, Dr. Shriram Nene and Vishal Gondal. They are from different fields of nutrition, fitness, medicine, behavior and gamification. Their combined expertise has helped design GOQii Life. You can find out more about them here.
GOQii Experts are the ones who have designed GOQii Life. Based on research and experience, they know the various habits that have a positive impact on ones’ lifestyle. With Pareto’s Theory, they guide the GOQii Coaches to concentrate on the keystone habits that would have the maximum impact for you.
The GOQii Life program has been designed by the GOQii Experts. They constantly work along with your GOQii Coaches to help you achieve your goal. Additionally, if you have any questions for the GOQii Experts related to your healthy lifestyle, you can ask them through your GOQii Coach. The GOQii Coaches have access to the GOQii Experts for all your needs.
The Experts will regularly put up articles on the GOQii Blog covering topics related to a healthy lifestyle. However, if you have any specific questions for the experts you can convey that to your Coach. They would have complete access to the experts for all your needs. We will ensure that your query is answered.
Yes. Your GOQii Coach is a real person.
GOQii Coaches come from a health and fitness background. Additionally they are trained to adapt to the philosophies that GOQii Life subscribes to. They work alongside GOQii Experts to develop a plan that is customized and sustainable for you. They not only preach the GOQii Philosophies but also practice it.
Backgrounds: GOQii Coaches come from a variety of backgrounds in fitness and nutrition. You can view your GOQii Coaches’ profile on the GOQii website as well.
Training: Our training process makes sure that they are experts above and beyond complete understanding of modern nutrition and fitness research. Moreover, they know how to work with people to create fully achievable goals that will eventually increase overall well-being in the person.
GOQii Experts: GOQii Life has been designed by GOQii Experts, who also provide all GOQii Coaches with cutting-edge research as well.
Practicing and not only preaching: The GOQii Coaches are also part of the GOQii Life; where you can see their information of developing healthy habits. This means that you can be rest assured that they are not only preaching these healthy habits but also practicing them.
Studies have proven that motivation works better with a person by your side. The GOQii Coach would help you stay motivated as a friend who is concerned about your health and who would give you company on your journey. The GOQii Coach would help you develop positive habits and remove the negative habits through a process that is customized and achievable too. The GOQii Coach would only help you improve your efforts and therefore it is not advisable to ignore him/her.
The GOQii Coaches have an area of expertise that would help you follow a correct path towards a healthier lifestyle (Refer Question 2). Very often we get information that is inaccurate or not vetted by a professional. The GOQii Coach would give you advice that is authentic and accurate.
You can communicate with your GOQii Coach via the chat feature on the GOQii App on a regular basis. Additionally there would be the GOQii Kick Off call to get you started on the program and a monthly call to review your plan towards a healthier life.
You can send a message to your GOQii Coach at any time during the day. During office hours, you will get a reply to your message quickly. Since our GOQii Coaches all follow the GOQii philosophy (i.e. maintain a healthy and fulfilling lives), outside of office hours there might be a slight delay or you might have to wait till the next day before you get an answer to your query.
Yes, your GOQii Coach is automatically made aware of the information being synced with the GOQii App. However you do not need to worry because at GOQii we take the privacy of our GOQii Players very seriously, our GOQii Coaches would not share your data with any entity or person under any circumstances.
The more information you give; the better. However, as your GOQii Coach is not a medical doctor, we advise you to consult your doctor for any medical decisions.
Your GOQii Coach is not a medical doctor. We advise you to consult your doctor before you get started with GOQii Life.
You can provide direct feedback by contacting us here or you can respond through surveys sent periodically to your email address from GOQii.
At the start of the program you are assigned a GOQii Coach that best fits your profile. For now, GOQii is focusing on making sure all of our GOQii Coaches are up to the highest standard and so any feedback you provide on your GOQii Coach, on the contact form here or via our periodical survey, would help us improve our interactions with you.
Your friend or your gym trainer would not always be there to guide and motivate you. On the other hand, your GOQii Coach is constantly there with you to guide you to forming healthy habits that are sustainable. The GOQii Coach would suggest changes that would be customized for you and easily doable as well. He/she would also help you set your goals, plan for the obstacles and guide you to form habits needed to meet your goals.
Additionally your friend or your gym trainer may not be as knowledgeable as a GOQii Coach. A GOQii Coach would also provide you with authentic and accurate information towards healthy living. Also our GOQii Coaches would work alongside GOQii Experts when assisting you and keeping you motivated.
Your GOQii Coach will always let you know before he or she will be unavailable or absent. Incase of a longer duration, you will be given a substitute GOQii Coach for that duration.
GOQii Life does not believe in the method of dieting to achieve a healthier lifestyle. Through research we have seen that diet plans are not sustainable. Therefore, GOQii Coach work with you in developing better more positive habits around mindful eating to make it more sustainable.
GOQii Life does not focus on reducing weight; instead the philosophy focuses on a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable. To GOQii, weight loss is a byproduct that is achieved through healthy habits and active lifestyle over a period of time
As soon as you open the GOQii App, you will be prompted to either register an account with an e-mail address or to log in through a social network that you are already registered with (including Google+, Facebook and Twitter)
Yes, under the social tab, there are individual and group chat features that enable users to converse with each other.
Yes, you can converse and chat with other users in the program, if you choose to.
Yes, you can easily set reminders for yourself through the GOQii App
There are various features on the GOQii App, some of which would require internet.
Inorder to interact with your GOQii Coach and to update them with the information on your GOQii App you would need internet. Additionally to access information about your nutrition and to share your progress on social media platforms you would need internet.
However you don’t need the internet to sync your GOQii Band with your GOQii App as that is done via Bluetooth Low Energy (LE).
Yes, the GOQii App would work offline displaying your information. However for specific feature like chat and sharing on social platforms you would need the internet
Windows, Android 4.3+, and iOS 6.0+
The default size of the App is 20-30 Mb. However, the actual size of the App would depend on how much information you have stored on it.
Incase the GOQii App experiences communication problems, you will still be able to continue your conversation with your GOQii Coach over email.
Karma can mean a lot of things; but, in the GOQii world it’s a point-based system that enables users to earn points based on the number of steps they take in a day. These points can then be donated to charity organizations linked in the GOQii App.
There have been scientific studies that prove that giving to others creates a sense of personal happiness. Remember that GOQii’s philosophy is to achieve complete harmony and happiness between mind, body and soul; and part of achieving this would involve using the Karma Points in order to donate to causes that strike you as needing the most assistance.
You earn 1 point of GOQii Karma every 390 steps you walk.
GOQii Karma points are assigned values based on the specific cause that is being donated to.
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No difference. For example, donating two sets of 50 GOQii Karma points versus one set of 100 GOQii Karma points will yield the same cash donation levels.
It depends on the option chosen by you in your privacy setting. You can choose for it to be visible to all (Public setting) or keep this information only for you (Private Setting)
There is a ranking system for the GOQii Karma Points donated to various charities. We at GOQii don’t believe in Competition and more on collaboration, public ranking on Karma Points is just to motivate you to keep striving to do better for yourself and sweat for good.
The GOQii Donor Partner would donate cash to the various causes that GOQii Players choose to donate to.
No. Our GOQii Donor Partners would donate money to the causes that GOQii Players choose to donate to.
We will send a periodical report to update you about the Karma Partners you have donated to. More details about the Karma Partners would be available on their official websites.