GOQii, a domestic fitness technology player, on Monday, launched the "RunGPS" smart band which comes with a GPS tracker and integrated with "Marathon Coaching" for Rs 4,999 in India. Targeted at the running community that trains for marathons, treks and other running activities, the company has signed up ace runners and doctors who would offer their expertise to the users under a three-month coaching programme.
"According to the recent edition of 'India Fit Report', running has increased from 22% in 2017 to 33% in 2018 among Indians. GOQii 'RunGPS' will aid our players/users to run better towards a healthier lifestyle," Vishal Gondal, Founder and CEO, GOQii, said in a statement, according to IANS.
The smart band is available on the GOQii Store and on Amazon India. The GOQii "RunGPS" has six screens that track steps, distance, pace, calories burnt, and heart rate.
The device also tracks activities and sleep, comes with an integrated USB charger that can easily be connected to any power bank, adapter or laptop, the company claimed. It can be connected wirelessly via Bluetooth to the GOQii iOS and Android app. GOQii wearables are popular in India as they offer value for money, but with the Xiaomi Mi Band 3 available at Rs 1,999 in the country, it will be interesting to see how GOQii markets its products.