Part bracelet, part computer, the UP by Jawbone will blow your socks off. Just like the fitbit changed my life 2 years ago, this new little machine has revolutionized my understanding of my movement and sleep. And I can’t live without it. UP is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle by tracking your movement and sleep in the background, and delivering insight that keeps you moving forward.
Currently, there are three major pedometers on the market: UP, Fuel by Nike, and Fitbit Force. But UP doesn’t just track your steps… it also tracks length and quality of your sleep! It has a 10 day battery, is waterproof, has an idle alert, allows you to track your food and drink, and is really easy to sync with your phone. (I am also a huge jawbone supporter, with their innovative speakers). I have had the UP for over a month and can’t live without it.
UP is designed to be worn all the time, and is so easy to slip it over your fingers and hand. When you need to charge the band, you simply take the cap off and connect it to a USB cord to your computer. To sync the data with your UP app on the iphone, you just put the sync port into the phone! At night, in order to sync your sleep, you simply touch the clasp which puts it into sleep mode.
Once the UP is synced with your phone, it tells you the number of steps you have taken, your sleep patterns, how they compare to your weekly total, etc….What does this information tell me? Well, I need to get more sleep and I am a good walker! How does this help me? It makes me want to get to bed earlier and make sleeping more of a priority. Also, I know that living in NYC leads to a lot of walking (a pro for living in NYC!).
Yep, 6 hours with very little deep sleep, and lots of awake time, is apparently normal for me. And yep, 20K steps is also a daily average. One time, I made it to 30K! And yes, I am addicted to the number of steps I take. I must or may not go for walks late in the day to get my number up.