Love It or Hate It? This Gadget Promises to Make You a Better Athlete
Think you like to “move it, move it”? Wait til you hear about Moov. It might make you change your tune… or at least how you spell it. Moov is a new fitness wearable created by an ex-Apple engineer, so you know it has to be good. And before you dismiss it as just another fancy pants pedometer, check the specs.
While your standard wearable might focus on tracking, Moov actually coaches you like a mini Wii Fit for your wrist. In real time. Remember Siri? She’s about to become your personal trainer. Let’s hope she doesn’t make you run laps for all those Her jokes.
That unassuming little button has a built-in accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer that analyze the way you move and share the data over Bluetooth to its iOS app. It can hook onto just about anything, from sneakers to weights to sporting equipment like golf clubs. While Moov can store info about your workouts for you to revisit later, the beauty of this device is that it can move with you to give you cues with each stride, punch and, eventually, every downward dog.
When it releases, Moov will have programs for running, cardio boxing, weight training, swimming (yes, it’s waterproof!) and cycling with plans to expand to yoga, martial arts and more exercises over time. On runs, Siri follows along with every step to give you critiques on form: “Shorten your stride… and land softer,” to help you avoid running injuries. In the pool it will track your laps. While in Warrior Two, it will show your position on the screen and let you know when you’ve reached nirvana. Moov will even give you pointers on your golf swing.
Tapping into what makes FitBit and Jawbone popular, Moov will fire up your competitive spirit by pitting you against your friends, even notifying them if you’re beating them. Yes, Moov is that kind of coach. Game on, fellow Moov-ers!
As a runner, gym goer and 7 minute workout app fan who doesn’t break a sweat without my iPhone nearby, this felt like the wearable I have been waiting for. And it’s my part time job to look at wearables, people! Here’s hoping Moov and Spotify can play well together and there’s not a delay in shipping, which is currently scheduled for July. You can pre-order Moov right now for $60 (it will be twice that when it launches) or one for each wrist for $100. Pro tip alert! If you order and get your friends in on the fun, you earn $5 for each of their orders if they use your referral link. We suggest you hook your running team up stat.
What do YOU think? Too many wearables, too little time? Which of the recent wearables do you most want in your life?
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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