would you get Moov?

By SOLO

The name Moov has me thinking cattle. “Moo”, “hoof”, “Moov”. Just me? And what’s with butchering perfectly good words?

Moov boasts “real-time interactive coaching”, and seems to be a more intelligent version of GPS watch meets fitness tracker. (See a comparison with Fitbit here.)

moov-tracker

The founders (former Apple employee and HALO game engineer) say that this gadget will revolutionize the way people will work out. Then again, it’s been said about the hoola-hoop, and pretty much every gadget invented since. I still say – get under the freaking bar.

Hmm… one time investment of sixty bucks provides you with real-time interactive coaching. A cliche that comes to mind is “if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is”.

My biggest concern is that this device is trying to do it all – work on your running form, and your yoga practice, and your golf swing. ┬áJust like in life, you can’t be everything to everyone. I know – I tried.

The devices are available for pre-order, and I’ll be on the lookout for reviews once these actually come out this summer. A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to raise the $40,000 for the initial units.

But somehow, I am not too worried about being out of job any time soon.

YOUR TURN: Do you use a fitness tracker? Would you use Moov? Why? Why not?

Hugs,
Solo

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Posted March 4, 2014

3 responses to “would you get Moov?”

  1. Matt Cave says:

    I love stats. Graphs motivate me. Pretty visualizations of my run/ride/swim get me off. I fucking love that shit. But ultimately they distract from the actual activity for me. I know at least one person who can’t run without a Garmin and an iPod. I don’t ever want to become dependent upon crutches like that. I’m a scientist at heart, and I recognize that quantitative feedback is useful, but qualitative is too. So, unless I’m weight training, I base my pace on perceived level of exertion most of the time, and use a stopwatch and HRM once in a while just to make sure I’m not fooling myself.

    • SOLO says:

      Yep, I’m with ya there – I can get waaaaaaaaay too excited about the numbers. To the detriment of the damn training itself.

  2. Golflover says:

    Great post! Thanks a lot and have a nice day!

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