Goqii, a significant player in the Indian wearables market has expanded its ecosystem to focus on heart care by providing features that are specialized for cardiovascular health. The new tracker to be launched in February will come with a heart rate sensor. Along with that, the existing Goqii ecosystem of coach and doctor services will now include cardiovascular specialists as well. Goqii has partnered with Max Hospital for the same. Data from the tracker which will include the heart rate data will be shared with the doctors for consultation and further advice.
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GOQii, the world’s leading health ecosystem, and preventive health platform have introduced its latest service offering - GOQii Heart Care which focuses on cardiovascular health. The key feature of this service is its ability to connect consumers to cardiovascular specialists through the GOQii application and a new GOQii tracker which has capabilities to measure heart rate. For this new service, GOQii has partnered with Max Hospital, known for its specialized heart care.
To use this new feature, all that the GOQii users have to do is share their health and heart rate data via the new GOQii tracker with the GOQii Doctor for his analysis. The doctor will go through this data and provide specific inputs to the users on how to maintain good heart health. In specific cases, if required the GOQii doctor will refer the user to a cardiac specialist at Max Hospital and other partner hospitals.
The constant rise of cardiovascular cases across the globe was one of the primary reasons behind the development of this specialized offering. With this new service, GOQii aims to create the world’s leading health eco-system which connects the GOQii users to leading professionals in the fitness and healthcare space.
Rohit Kapoor, Senior Director & Chief Growth Officer at Max Healthcare says, “Heart-related diseases are on the rise due to lifestyle choices people make and they don’t generally pay attention to their health. We have observed that patients usually take action when their disease has advanced significantly. The GOQii Heart Care is an exclusive platform that connects the users and the specialists and enables them to work together towards preventative healthcare. We chose to partner with GOQii as they have been a frontrunner in the healthcare segment”.
Commenting on the launch, Vishal Gondal, CEO, and Founder, GOQii said, “Today, too many devices are generating lots of data which is essentially junk if not analyzed and acted upon. The GOQii Heart Care is a one-stop solution that tracks and analyze data generated by the Heart Rate trackers and can connect the GOQii user to doctor who can help make sense of the data. It is a unique offering as compared to any other wearable device or service available in the market”.
In 2016, GOQii created a disruption in the health and fitness segment, by launching its second generation smart band – GOQii 2.0 which includes features such as doctor consultation, diagnostics, auto sleep detection, integrated charger and NFC contactless payments. The launch of the new band has propelled GOQii to the top spot in the wearable device segment in Q2 of 2016 as per the International Data Corporation (IDC) report.
The heart care service is not a replacement for a regular doctor and does not apply to any emergency medical or chronic situations. The GOQii 2.0 band which will incorporate the Heart Care Service will be available on Amazon from February 14th, 2017. Consumers can upgrade their existing wearable devices with the new service as well. With regards to third party hardware which includes the Heart Rate Monitor, consumers can avail of the service by paying a nominal consultation fee. The services along with the new GOQii Heart Rate tracker will be available at a subscription Rs 2999 for 6 months and 3999 for 12 months respectively.