UP by Jawbone

A while back I said I wanted a Nike+ FuelBand.  I changed my mind recently when I came across another product.  It is similar, but better.  It is the UP by Jawbone.  Lucky me, I got it for my birthday!

UP™ is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. The wristband tracks your movement and sleep in the background. The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward.

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Once you download the app, you are ready to go.  The bracelet plugs right into your iPhone and syncs, giving you all kinds of information like steps taken, calories burned,  and sleep data. You can log what you eat, your workouts, naps and so on. You only have to charge it every 10 days.  You can wear it all the time, even in the shower!   The sleep info really sets this bracelet apart.  You set your alarm on the app and then put it in sleep mode when you go to bed at night and it will gently vibrate to wake you within a set period of time…but only when it is best for you to wake according to your sleep cycle.  The app will then show you how you slept, how many time you woke, and more.  You can also put it in power nap mode and it will figure out the right amount of time for you and then gently wake you.  I tried that yesterday and it woke me after 26 minutes.  Basically the bracelet is a way to live healthier by keeping track of your lifestyle and helping to set and reach goals.  I love it and I have only had it one day.  I can’t wait to learn more about it as I go.  Very cool product!  Ahhhh…technology!

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