The GOQii Smart Vital Ultra isn’t loaded with a lot of features, but when it comes to fitness tracking, there aren’t many smartwatches in the segment that do as accurately as the GOQii wearable. GOQii Smart Vital Ultra’s fitness features include continuous heart-tracking, SpO2 tracking, sleep monitoring, steps tracking, 18 exercise modes and more. Apart from that, the wearable has a nice 1.78-inch AMOLED display, claims 7 days of battery life and is IP68 water and dust-resistant. To know more about the GOQii Smart Vital Ultra smartwatch, check out my detailed review.
- Starting with the design, the GOQii Smart Vital Ultra is light on the wrist and easy to wear. The watch comes in a plastic rectangular frame, weighs 37 grams along with its silicone straps. The straps don’t itch or bite, but the same can’t be said for their loops. The latter bit my wrist every time I tried to secure the loose end of the strap. But the good thing is that the straps have quick-release pins for easy swapping with other straps of a similar size.
- Apart from that, the GOQii watch has IP68 water and dust-resistant certification, which can be taken for a short swim or shower. The wearable has a physical toggle on the right spine that can be used to turn the device on/off, access pre-installed apps and go to the home screen. Talking about the screen, the Smart Vital Ultra sports a 1.78-inch AMOLED display with 320 x 380p resolution and 2.5D curved glass on top. The curved glass helps with smooth operation, but there’s no fingerprint-resistant coating to keep fingerprints at bay. Glass scratches are also possible. If you want to avoid them, I recommend you don’t take a smartwatch to the gym.
- However, the display is bordered by relatively sleek bezels and offers good color calibration. The display is very bright and clear in direct sunlight. The watch does not have auto brightness. Adjust the screen brightness based on the weather by swiping down from the top of the home screen. The wearable also offers always-on mode and a rise-to-wake gesture; I wouldn’t recommend using the former unless you plan to charge the watch almost every day. If you turn on the always-on display, you have the option to choose between digital and analog options. Both modes show you the date and time when the display goes to sleep. Unfortunately, the watch doesn’t have the option to customize the always-on display. As for the rise-to-wake gesture, it works fine, though the display takes a fraction of a second to light up. This can be attributed to the watch’s slow processing capabilities, which also made animations look garbled. That being said, the GOQii Smart Vital Ultra’s screen is super responsive to the touch.
- The wearable is easy to maneuver thanks to its intuitive UI, which is no different than other smartwatches in the segment. To give you perspective, heart rate, SpO2, exercise modes, weather updates, music control and a notifications panel are just a few horizontal swipes away. Additionally, you can tap the physical toggle to get all the options in one place. Moving on, swiping up from the home screen provides today’s stats, steps walked, calories burned, distance and duration, while swiping down provides battery status, along with four other options including brightness, rise to male gesture, do not disturb mode and Settings. You can swipe right to go back to the previous page/screen or press the toggle to go to the home screen. The UI also offers options to set timers, control music, find your phone, set alarms and manage notifications.
- In terms of fitness, GOQii Smart Vital Ultra has 18 built-in exercise modes including Run, Workout, Cycle, Walk, Cricket, Yoga, Climb, Aerobics and Meditation. The wearable can also track your vitals, including heart rate, sleep, oxygen saturation level (SpO2) and steps. While it doesn’t have special features for women’s health or GPS tracking, I did appreciate the watch’s continuous heart rate, sleep, and SpO2 monitoring. Apart from this, Smart Vital Ultra step tracking is more accurate than GOQii Stream (Review) added Ghost Steps, which I can wear while sleeping or driving.
- Health data can be accessed through the watch itself, but if you’re looking for detailed analysis, you’ll need the GOQii app. The latter is available for download on iPhones and Android mobile phones from their respective app marketplaces. GOQii Smart Vital Ultra offers easy pairing with the app via Bluetooth. You can scan the QR code or choose the good old search option to connect your smartphone to the tracker. Once the pairing is complete, the app will sync with the watch and show all your health stats on the home screen. You can interact with statistics to see how active you have been over the week, month or year.
- The app also offers doctor consultations, personal coaching and live training programs, among other things, but those are subscription-based services. You can use the voucher code bundled with GOQii Smart Vital Ultra to get three months free subscription to the services. The Services allow you to consult certified experts regarding diet plans, exercises, recovery and more. Experts will also actively monitor your activities, based on the data collected by the watch and the information you share, and set goals to improve your lifestyle. Reaching goals will help you earn GOQii Cash, an in-app currency that can be used to purchase products on the GOQii app.
- While everything works fine, I wish the app was more user-friendly. As you know, I installed the latest GOQii app version 2.3.8 on my iPhone and it looks like an e-commerce platform instead of a fitness app. I had similar issues while using the app with the GOQii Stream smartwatch. While the home screen is focused on the user’s health stats and watch settings, it would have been nice if the app had a separate section for its products for sale. The latter is buried under a small watch icon in the upper right corner. Tap on the icon if you want to adjust watch settings, set goals, install the latest firmware, unlink your tracker and download new watch faces.
- GOQii Smart Vital Ultra supports a variety of watch faces. The wearable can store up to seven watch faces at once, which can be accessed by long-pressing on the home screen, while new ones can be downloaded from the app. Additionally, you can customize the watch face by selecting a wallpaper from the gallery and adjusting the time format position and color to your liking.
- The GOQii Smart Vital Ultra is rated to last up to seven days on a single charge, which seems accurate. I was getting a week of battery life on the watch, with continuous heart rate tracking on, sleep and step monitoring, smartphone notifications enabled, daily exercise sessions and always-on display off. With the latter on, the watch lasts just two days between charges. The charger provided inside the box can juice up the Smart Vital Ultra from 0-100 percent in about an hour and a half.
The GOQii Smart Vital Ultra is currently priced in India at Rs. 3,799 on sale. Note that the wearable lacks Bluetooth voice calling and has fewer sports modes compared to its competitors. Realme Watch 3 Likes (Review), Fire-Bolt Visionary and Noise Color Fit 4 Pro all come with over 100 sports modes and hands-free calling experience. These wearables look more stylish than the GOQii watch and are available in more than one color option. The Smart Vital Ultra, on the other hand, comes in black only.
Fitness enthusiasts love a lot about the GOQii wearable. A smartwatch can accurately track your vitals, but the GOQii ecosystem, free for three months, helps you keep track of things with supportive coaching, live classes and doctor consultation. The watch also offers a lovely screen and respectable battery life. So, you can spend Rs. If looking for a fitness tracker under 4,000, GOQii Smart Vital Ultra is worth a closer look.
Editor’s Rating: 3.5 / 5
- Lightweight and comfortable
- Nice and bright AMOLED screen
- Good fitness tracking
- Good battery life
- No auto brightness
- No women’s health symptoms
- GOQii app could be better