A useful piece of wearable tech. It connects to my smart phone and is very good for recording and analysis my running, swimming and cycling sessions.
It does have a tendency of coming out of its bracket easily and I find myself scrabbling around to find the little black disk on the floor etc (hence 4 stars rather than 5). Apart from that it has a good battery life and I enjoy using it.
It took a while to get this set up as all the online instructions relate to the newer model. I was disappointed that this does not show the time at all - it has no display whatsoever - it only feeds information into my phone. It does not track all movement so if you wear it while shopping and don't wave your arms about it will not register your steps. In fact, it doesn't count steps, only time.
This was good but it wasn't for me I would like a feature on the app where I can just go for a long distance without the speed up slow down stuff I understand it is better for you to train like that but I just like to run at a continuous pace.
I did like on the other hand the person telling you how to improve your running style this helped to be more energy efficient when running.
I did a bit of swimming with it and that was quite good as obviously I was free just to swim how I liked and it was interesting to see how many calories strokes and lengths I did.
If it hadn't of broken within the first week I'm sure this could have been a great piece of kit, feedback on swimming and cycling etc (I don't run, that's for thin fit people). although a bit chunky and not really designed for everyday wear like a fitbit or jawbone (I also have a jawbone for steps etc) it did seem to do what it was designed for well. When cycling the feedback was a bit quiet even with volume on full (no music) Unfortunately after 2 swims and a ride in one week it decided to just give up and wont charge, sync or even bother to turn on, therefore being returned and I will have to look into buying something else
Based on device technology and specs, I was all for Moov. Though it did seem plastic-ky, this was no deal breaker for me. I liked the fact that this made it a better waterproof device. I advertised this to my physio and few friends.
But after using it for some days I realized that it was intended for people training in Intermediate level. For beginners the running app can be a bit demanding. You also need your phone to be present with you to hear the instructions and monitor GPS. This was not a deal breaker.
I felt that their swimming app is not very open in declaring that you will need continuous strokes for nearly half hour. My data was not saved after 20 minute quick swim on a crowded pool (with no chance of continuous stroke). I submitted a feedback, but never got a response on recovering the data.
The 7 minute work out app is good, but will not consider giving other exercises as alternate. Folks with injured backs will not be spared from push-ups or planks :)
For other apps you need two devices. So I never attempted those. Device did have problems interacting with Samsung S5, but stabilized after some time. No support for Windows Phone in the pipeline and that is my primary phone :(
What really put me off was that instead of making slight improvements on their first device, or expanding its horizons (which is very much feasible) further, they went for their next device. I don't really expect much of customer support or activities on Moov-1 going further.