Many people prefer to wear a smartwatch or a bracelet on their wrist. Oddly enough, in everyday use the purpose is either functional (just telling the time) or fashionable. However, these not only show the time, but contain much more: besides fitness tracking as the main feature, you can see your social media notifications on your wrist, even reply to messages and receive calls instantly. And, since we are in a time of a pandemic, smartwatches can also be early detectors of disease.
With the smartwatch, you can immediately get a feel for changes in your vital signs and correlate them with a bigger health problem. Due to its unique sleep, step, calorie, and heart rate sensing features, it provides insight into various parameters that reflect your health and fitness.
What metrics are you interested in? Heart rate / cardio? Sleep monitoring? Arterial pressure? Blood oxygen? Temperature? Maybe you need more than one sport mode. Now, Vishal Gondal-founded fitness tech company GOQii has come up with two interesting devices – GOQii Vital 4 and Smart Vital Junior – that monitor various health parameters to alert you to any emerging health issues.
GOQii Vital 4 (Rs 4,999)
Priced at a modest Rs 4,999, GOQii Vital 4 is the latest addition to the company’s smartwatch category. The beauty of this device is that it can track your vital signs even when you are asleep. It will give real time updates of the variation in blood oxygen levels and temperature levels even while you are asleep, helping you wake up to a pleasant and stress free day.
This reviewer has been using the GOQii Vital 4 for a few days now, it’s accurate enough to track activity data, has a long battery life, and looks quite good with its sleek design. It has a large and bright AMOLED display (120 x 240 pixels) and a good number of advanced health and fitness features. For example, it can track activity throughout the day like steps, distance, calories burned, active time.
Features like automatic sleep tracking are quite interesting and will appeal to many users. The Vital 4 measures body temperature, blood pressure and SpO2 levels fairly accurately. There is also an option for 24 × 7 heart rate monitoring and exercise mode.
You can also receive all notifications from your phone like messages, calls, WhatsApp, Facebook, etc. Other features include alarms, inactivity alerts, weather, you can customize wallpaper, there is also stopwatch, timer. The Find my phone function and the music control function. The watch is waterproof and there is a built-in USB charger. It has up to 7 days of autonomy. In fact, the battery life is around 3-4 days with all functions turned on and you can extend it up to 7-8 days by turning off continuous heart rate and temperature monitoring.
GOQii Smart Vital Junior (Rs 4,999)
Likewise, Smart Vital Junior is a special fitness bracelet for children that will keep a real-time track of the variation in blood oxygen levels, heart rate and temperature levels. It is specially designed for children with a colorful display and straps made from skin-friendly materials that fit their wrists well.
It has features like continuous body temperature monitoring, heart rate monitoring, blood oxygen level measurement (SPo2), sleep tracking, 18 exercise modes and much more. The ideal mix of temperature and oxygen level monitoring will help detect expected cases quickly. Parents can also monitor their children’s health through the GOQii mobile app.