Meet the Moov Now, a cheaper, more versatile fitness wearable

By dkpope
Jul 16, 2015
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  1. [parsehtml]<p><img src="" /></p> <p>It seems like everywhere you look someone&#39;s wearing a new activity-tracking gadget, but the newest kid in town, <a href="">Moov Now</a>, has something special to offer.</p> <p>Available for less than some competitors ($59 if you pre-order on the company&#39;s website, $100 full price) this wearable tracks steps and sleep, but the more interesting feature is the real-time coaching feedback in a wide range of exercise types.</p> <p>If you&#39;re a runner, strap the Moov Now onto your ankle and select the Run &amp; Walk program. The smartphone app available for Android and iOS pushes coaching feedback into your earbuds as you run, helping you keep pace and correcting bad form.</p> <p>There&#39;s also the Cardio Boxing workout that simulates the way a coach would call out drills, using different icons for each cue. Wear a Moov Now on each wrist for a richer experience. The motion sensors track wrist movements in 3D space, so if your punches are quick and accurate you&#39;ll earn a higher score.</p> <p><img src="" /></p> <p>There are other programs for cycling, body weight training and the 7min+ workout, but the most intriguing is the swimming program. The Moov Now is waterproof down to three meters so you can wear it in the pool, and soon you&rsquo;ll be able to wear one on each wrist. The swim program doesn&#39;t have real time push notifications, but once out of the pool you can check your data on lap times, flip turn times and stroke rate.</p> <p>The original Moov launched last year, but this new model leaves it in the dust. The battery life in the Moov Now is six months using a standard watch battery. The new processor is twice as fast and will improve Bluetooth performance. The band is lighter and more breathable, and the pod within the band comes in a selection of colors. All of this could combine into some tough competition for other activity-tracking wearables, but we&#39;ll have to wait until the fall to find out.</p><p><a rel='alternate' href='' target='_blank'>Permalink to story.</a></p><p class='permalink'><a rel='alternate' href=''></a></p>[/parsehtml]
  2. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,663   +1,948

    Reminds of criminal trackers...

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