Fugoo GO is a Bluetooth speaker that has 4 custom-designed acoustic drivers to provide 360-degree stereo sound. It is also capable of pairing two Fugoo GO speakers for a stereo mode. Let’s take a quick look at the features before diving into the review.
- Four custom-designed acoustic drivers
- Bluetooth 4.2 for wireless connectivity up to 100 feet
- 360-degree audio mode with the unit sitting on it’s back
- Pair two Fugoo GOs with one source device in Double or Stereo mode
- Up to 10 hours continuous play at 50% loudness
Design & Build Quality
The Fugoo GO speaker has a very simple yet minimalist design. Constructed with plastic and waterproof materials, the Fugoo GO has an IP67 rating like the Fugoo Style, which means it is waterproof and dust resistant up to a certain limit. It is also mud, snow and shock proof, which means it is pretty much built to withstand all harsh environments.
Weighing at ~1 lb, the Fugoo GO can be easily carried around. It also has a bungee cord at the side of the speaker, which helps secure it to any mounting point.
Located at the front of the speaker are the play/pause and volume button.
The power and Bluetooth pairing button can be found on the top of the speaker. The speaker also has a stereo mode, which can be activated by holding the Bluetooth and volume down button.
At the back, users will find a micro-USB port under its waterproof protective cover. Unlike the Fugoo Style, the Fugoo GO does not have a built-in microphone or a 3.5 mm audio port.
Overall, we like the simplistic design of the Fugoo GO. Its ruggedness definitely helps protect it from the environment, and the inclusion of the side bungee cord definitely helps with securing it to mounting points.
Fugoo claims that battery life on the Fugoo GO will last up to 10 hours of continuous play at 50% volume. During our test, we managed to achieve about 10.5 hours of battery life at 50% volume on average, which is a little more than what the company claims.
Fully charging the Fugoo GO via the micro-USB port took us a little under 5 hours on average.
The Fugoo GO boasts four proprietary, custom-designed acoustic drivers; two full range drivers and two bass radiators.
The first song tested was Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean. The overall audio is balanced but loses out to Fugoo Style due to the lack of driver that handles each range.
As for mids, we played the track Hallelujah by Pentatonix. Without any instruments in the background, we could hear the group’s vocal clearly. The mids definitely felt nice to our ears.
Lastly, for the highs, we played Celine Dion’s It’s All Coming Back to Me. The overall vocals and instruments are quite well balanced and clear.
Overall, the Fugoo GO definitely deliver a great listening experience indoor. However, it certainly loses its bass in an open outdoor environment. But having a pair of the speakers fixes the issue with its Stereo mode.
The Fugoo GO is certainly a good Bluetooth speaker for any outdoor enthusiast. With its IP67 rating, users can bring it anywhere and it will be able to withstand the environment. Its Stereo mode will enhance the listening experience, especially in the open outdoor environment.