GoVida

RATING:

4.7

(106)

About GoVida

GoVida is an employee wellness solution that enables companies to digitise and deliver a proactive wellbeing strategy. The platform includes: activity tracking, mental wellbeing programmes, lifestyle programmes, individual and team challenges, gamification, rewards and recognition. The admin portal includes an analytics dashboard and real-time insights into wellbeing of team.
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GoVida Reviews

Overall Rating

4.7

Ratings Breakdown

Secondary Ratings

Ease-of-use

4.5

Customer Support

5

Value for money

4.5

Functionality

4.5

Most Helpful Reviews for GoVida

1 - 5 of 106 Reviews

User Profile

Andrew

Verified reviewer

Staffing and Recruiting, 2-10 employees

Used daily for less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed October 2020

A great way to track your activity and earn rewards

PROS

The app encourages you to be active and offers live video classes. I like the way that being active and living a healthy lifestyle helps to build up points through the app that can be exchanged for rewards.

CONS

As with all new apps, there were one or two teething problems, but overall I love the app and don't have anything negative to say about it!

Jhe

Higher Education, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This reviewer was invited by the software vendor to submit an honest review.

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2021

Brilliant incentives, easy to use and highly engaging.

My overall experience with GoVida is excellent. I don’t think I have ever received such efficient and effective customer service in my entire life as I have with [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] @ GoVida! Excellent app, so much future potential too; I am looking forward to keeping this as part of my life / habits going forward. My health has already improved, as well as my motivation. It is also a great way to celebrate what was already being done before joining. I would highly recommend it to any business, as well as suggest for there to be a “personal” version for families and friends, as I believe it will do wonders for the mind and body.

PROS

The interface and dashboard is easy to use, well considered and generally intuitive. The integration of fitness trackers such as Apple Health and Fitbit are very helpful and offer excellent ways to combine own personal habits with a celebratory tool / work incentive. Having leaderboards for both steps and points is great; it allows for healthy competition as well as teamwork for the company-wide challenges. Personally, having this app / incentive scheme has really driven me to do just that little bit more when it comes to my health and well-being. My day now starts with “checking in” with myself and how I feel, followed by listening to a couple “mind” audios to help refocus my thoughts. Then I focus on getting my steps in wherever I can; walking rather than bus, doing cardio rather than skipping it, then seeing if a can push to be #1 on the leaderboard for the day! Over just the short time frame that I have had GoVida, I have already seen improvements in my recovery time and heart rate, just by doing the extra cardio. Personally, I am a gym / strength trainer, so having points also for my training sessions at the gyms is particularly useful, especially as my gym was already verified within the app before I started. Overall, this has added an excellent reward system to my personal life; as well as a healthy way to build rapport with my team.

CONS

I had a couple of issues with my steps being not counted as I was using too many trackers at once (I bought a Fitbit, Fitbit and Apple do not currently work together/ integrate as companies, only through 3rd party apps). This was resolved very quickly by [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] at GoVida, who was able to suggest and support me thorough my confusion. It would be interesting to see if there would be a way to add other data / stats into this app. I have been using MyFitnessPal for tracking food / nutrition, as well as weight and body fat. This may be too invasive to share for some people, especially being a work app, but it may be useful for this to be added to personal dashboards. Having a chat option would be funny / a stream / feed where people could chat, “heckle” or add pics. Having more “gym” / “strength trainer” incentives would be much appreciated. 4 weeks to get one set of points for gym is rather long!

Teresa

Logistics and Supply Chain, 10,000+ employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

3

EASE OF USE

3

VALUE FOR MONEY

3

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

3

FUNCTIONALITY

2

Reviewed July 2022

Not so good tool

PROS

The feature that gives you points when achieving goals and that is very inspiring and motivating

CONS

The difficulty to coordinate with the apps that provide the input of the information of workouts, sleep... couldn't connect with Zepp, my smartwatch activity app

Reasons for switching to GoVida

Because there was a championship for employees in my company

Stephen

Medical Practice, 11-50 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

Review Source: Capterra
This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed June 2020

GoVida is a fantastic App that has improved the mental and physical wellbeing of our staff

Data has shown that the App has increased the walking distance of our staff members by 23%. The majority of staff using it, engage with the App everyday and it has helped boost staff morale and wellbeing.

PROS

I have enjoyed working as GP for 15 years now in Manchester. During this time I have witnessed how unhealthy lifestyles and behaviours increase the risk of developing chronic diseases.​ I chose general practice as my field of medicine, because of the ability to focus on preventative medicine. Being well aware of this, I was looking for something that could help promote lifestyle and behaviour changes for our staff, as small, sustained, lifestyle changes over time, can all add up to huge physical and wellbeing benefits. We are one of the largest practices in Manchester with just over 40 employees. That is why the GoVida App has impressed me so much, as it has helped our staff members facilitate these changes and provided added motivation through the earning of rewards, a sense of teamwork and camaraderie with colleagues and the ability to earn money for worthy causes. By focusing holistically on both physical and mental health it promotes balance and wellbeing, which not only benefits the user, but those that surround them - eg family, work colleagues. The software looks great, can be personalised and is easy to use and navigate around. There is the option to link activity wearables - eg Apple watches, FitBits. The mindfulness meditations are excellent too, and reward points can be earnt by completing these. The developers are continuously adding new functionality to the App - eg new rewards / live Zoom Yoga and Pilates sessions / new Mindfulness meditations.

CONS

Unable to link Garmin wearables, which some of our staff members have - but I am informed that this is being worked on by the developers, so may be an added feature soon.

Reason for choosing GoVida

I did look at some alternative apps - but only GoVida provided rewards for engagement with the app in response to hitting activity and meditation targets. I felt that this would give our staff members added motivation. I also read positive reviews from some other companies that were using the App.

Margarita

Education Management, 51-200 employees

Used weekly for more than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

OVERALL RATING:

5

EASE OF USE

5

VALUE FOR MONEY

5

CUSTOMER SUPPORT

5

FUNCTIONALITY

5

Reviewed July 2022

Great app for personal wellness & community building!

We partnered with GoVida at the time of the pandemic which was marked by limited movement, anxiety, and feeling of isolation. Godiva provided a platform to move more, and feel a part of a larger community regardless of geographical location. It was a very positive partnership.

PROS

I like the holistic approach to wellness - physical & mental health support tools. Daily steps /weekly goals support the most important - regular daily movement. Team challenges bring a competitive edge and an opportunity to build community and engage with colleagues on a wellness journey. All of that has many positive ripple effects - better relationships, less stress, more fun, and better organizational wellbeing.

CONS

I miss the interactive content with other users. If there was a Feed where people's achievements are posted and we could either comment or engage through emotions would create a sense of stronger engagement. We had to make a separate chat online for that purpose. Some meditation records were too fast for relaxation. It would be helpful to have push notifications before the deadline to meet the goal expires. Existing features were easy to use and navigate but in the future additional features could be considered: water tracking, and cycle calendar.. . these features would make the users use the app more regularly.

Reason for choosing GoVida

it was a better cost/product ratio