Groove smartwatch-fitness tracker with iPhone app seeks Indiegogo funding

Groove is a new fitness-tracking smartwatch, curently seeking $200,000 of funding via Indigogo, that focuses on helping you find the balance necessary to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Groove, which will also have a companion iPhone app, can calibrate to your personal fitness level, and track how your daily activity contributes towards your overall fitness.

Groove watches your activity in real-time. A display on the Groove's screen moves a small picture of you either left or right to indicate how relaxed or active you are, with the goal that you'll move your picture to the middle, indicating balance. Keeping that balance is supposed to lead to a healthier life. As part of the monitoring, Groove can apparently keep track of a number of vital signs: heart rate, sweat, stress, and oxygen levels.

In addition to tracking your fitness, Groove also keeps track of your notifications. When you receive a text or email, Groove's band will light up with a color based on what kind of notification you received. Groove also supports voice commands, letting you activate Siri right from the watch. You can use the companion app to track all of the stats that Groove collects, as well as issue challenges to your friends.

The Groove smartwatch connects to your device via Bluetooth, including Bluetooth 4.0. The 200 mAh battery, which powers the 1.2-inch TFT screen, is expected to last 5 days on a single charge.

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Source: Groove on Indiegogo

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.