In a wearable world dominated by Garmin and Fitbit, the Moov Now is rather an odd fit. A weird, screenless device that lacks all smart notifications smartwatches are known for because Moov Now isn’t supposed to be smart.
First of all, it’s supposed to be an ingenious fitness tracker that focuses on your athletic performance alone. Pair it with the Moov app, and you’ve got a third-millenium coach ready to train and motivate you whenever you feel like working out.
Furthermore, expect no annoying push notifications on how lazy you are compared to your peers nor calls or texts on your wrists. Just what you need to boost performance and achieve your fitness goals without distractions.
Moov Now is a brilliant wearable fitness trainer and tracker that is designed with the performance-driven athletes in mind, it motivates you to beat your personal bests.
A range of dedicated sport profiles and various coaching options certainly make it suitable for most fitness-oriented individuals and voice notifications keep you on your toes and correct your form while motivational videos and in-app metrics further contribute to achieving your goals.
Packing most top elements a fitness tracker should have and also coming in at an attractive price tag, Moov Now is a brilliant device if you want to emphasise performance rather than procrastination.
This is a stellar fitness tracker and virtual coach at a fraction of the price of other wearable devices – including the acclaimed Garmin and Fitbit smartwatches.
Designed for one thing and one thing only, it has no screen or smart features but certainly does what it’s supposed to do.
This fitness wearable tracks all athletic activity, correcting your movement based on the selected sport profile and transmitting the data to your mobile in an easy-to-analyse format. The app is simple and intuitive, rather like the Moov Now.
Finally, it is an exceptional way to keep an eye on your fitness level without getting distracted by all the bells and whistles conventional smartwatches come with.
Moov Now is as simple as it gets. It consists of a small disc – the Omni Motion sensor – that sits quietly in a latticed rubber strap.
The design of the strap is weird yet attractive at the same time, it’s not fashionable nor luxurious but there is a sporty feel to it that inspires. Some people might find it disturbing, and if you suffer from trypophobia, this probably isn’t the right fitness tracker for you.
We do kind of like the minimalist, breathable design of this wristband. Slim and lightweight, it fits all wrists sizes, and you won’t even notice it’s there. Furthermore, a longer strap included in the package serves to keep the sensors around your ankle and monitor your running performance.
While there is nothing spectacular about the design, Moov still gave a stylish twist to this simple device by introducing various colour options for both band and sensor.
Waterproof and dustproof, it can be worn 24/7 so you can monitor your heart rate (with the Moov HR), sleep, and calories burnt.
Designed to sit quietly on your wrist or ankle and monitor your activity, Moov Now has stellar fitness tracking features.
The small but capable Omni Motion uses three times more sensors than the higher-end smartwatches, and as a result, provides fantastic real-time accuracy.
Multi-sports profiles include running and walking, cycling, swimming, cardio boxing, and bodyweight.
Real-time coaching varies from audio and visual to in-app monitoring; the only profile that doesn’t have an audio or visual coach is swimming, due to understandable reasons.
Moov Now acts as a personal trainer in most ways. It tells you when you’re doing a poor job, how to improve your training, and lets you know when you’ve aced the movement. Minute-by-minute alerts for running, jogging, or swimming, also help you beat your personal bests.
This fitness tracker doesn’t have an outstanding HIIT functionality, but it still offers plenty of workout programs to help you step up your game.
- Monitors and records a wide range of fitness metrics
- Outstanding battery life
- Easy to configure and sync with your phone
- Compatible with iOS and Android devices
- Innovative and motivational
- Data syncing can be slow sometimes
- A little less ideal for HIIT workouts
- No heart rate monitor
|Moov Now||Whoop Strap 2.0||Polar M430||Lumo Run|
|Weight||15.1 g||Not specified||51 g||25 g|
|Band material||Latticed rubber||Nanostretch||Silicone||N/A|
|Water resistance||3 ATM||2 ATM||3 ATM||No|
|Heart rate monitoring||Yes – paired with Move HR||Yes||Yes||No|
|Multi-sport profiles||Yes||No||Running profile only||No|
|Battery life||Up to 6 months||Up to 44 hours||Up to 8 hours||Up to 1 week|
How We Tested
To test all functionalities of the Moov Now, we wore it uninterruptedly for one week, trying it for as many types of workouts as possible.
The sensor is highly accurate and records all workouts brilliantly. It works wonders for all sports profiles, although it’s probably not as useful if you’re on HIIT. Besides recording the movement, it also does a great job in monitoring sleep.
We liked the voice commands that let you know what you’re doing wrong and how to correct it, while the video coaching available for some workouts is more than engaging.
Moov Now seems basic at first glance, but it can certainly put most smartwatches to shame. Furthermore, it records an impressive amount of metrics for most sports as well as correcting your movement and keeping you motivated.
Above all, the Moov Now is ultra-lightweight and comfortable to wear 24/7 and is one of the cheapest yet smartest wearable personal trainers for athletes and fitness junkies.
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