To help you pick the best fitness tech purchase for you, I’ll be walking you through 7 days with each one! We’ll talk First Introductions, A Day’s Worth Of Data, Pros and Cons, and What A Week [with the product] Teaches You. Feel free to discuss, ask questions, share experiences in the comments below!
Meet: the Jawbone Up.
That snazzy little black coil wrapped around my wrist is the latest in the life-fitness tracking device game. Comparable to the FuelBand – and, if I’m not mistaken, predates the FuelBand – the Up tracks and analyzes just about everything from your sleeping patterns to how many grams of each macronutrient you’re taking in over a given time period.
Kinda cool, right?
When you’re at the store, the first thing you notice is the big plastic thing attached to the box… you’ll want to use that to figure out your wrist size. The Up is available in sizes Small, Medium, Large, and an XL that should’ve launched by now. After I had my size…
…I was all set to go home and open my new toy.
See that silver cap on the end?
The cap that says “Jawbone” houses a headphone jack inside, which is how you connect it to your mobile device.
…where you have to download the Jawbone Up app from your App Store.
Open the app, and you’re greeted with a brightly colored and generally easy-to-use interface that asks you to tell all your business:
You’ll see a screen that’ll explain to you how to manipulate your band:
…and once you press the button, you see your beautiful little day button!
After you’ve set everything up, you’re taken to your home screen, where you get a brief explanation of how that works…
…and then you’re all set:
How do you feel? Are you as excited about this as she is?
(I love her. She’s so cute.)
Want to see what a day’s worth of data looks like while wearing the UP!? Stay tuned for tomorrow’s post!
1. Will you include the price associated with each product?
2. Please highlight (as in point out) which ones don’t require smart phones as some of us (like me!) can’t afford one and therefore have plain phones just for texting and dialing!
Other than that keep them coming! I have a birthday coming up and I need to create my birthday list.
Yes, ma’am. 🙂
I went to the site–it seems to average about $129.
I had an original UP (well, 3 of them, because they had hardware issues – in the end, they reworked them and refunded all my money), and I loved it.
The best part was the alarm in the morning – it waits until you’re in the lightest part of your sleep cycle, and it made a huge difference in my mornings. I wasn’t dragging for the first half hour of my day.
Guess it’s time to go get a new one. 🙂
The alarm is EVERYTHING. EVERY. THING.
Sounds so sweet! When I get a smartphone *cough, never, cough*, I’ll check this out. lol
I love this idea though E, more information is always great!
Wow…this looks amazing! Thank you for being our guinea pig!
I was so excited about this until I saw the tech specs and found that you can only use it with Apple products. 🙁
Do you know of anything comparable that you can use with an Android phone or even just a website I can access on my computer?
I’m working my way through them all, I promise!
It’s for Androids and BlackBerrys, too! 😀 https://jawbone.com/apps
Thanks, Andrea! I didn’t see that; now I can get it…after I get a smartphone (hopefully soon)!
I must add this to my xmas wish list!
i’ve never been one for purchasing fitness tech gear, but this thing looks awesome (and kinda of creepy at the same time…lol) i’ll be keeping my eye on your reviews to determine if i should consider this more seriously.
Where do i buy it and I really want one. It looks very helpful
Does this require a monthly membership like the rest? If not I am definitely down for trying this!
Beyond paying for my actual band, I didn’t pay a single dime for a membership.
The up seems cool.. can’t wait for the future reviews.
My only fear is how many measures of EMFs is this baby pumping out? Besides that I’m in!
Wow, this seems Cool!!! I have to look into it. Thanks Ericka for the info
This is just too cool! I went straight to the website and ordered it right this minute. This is exactly what i need to tie all my obsessive tracking (exercise, calories, rest, etc.) all together. I can’t wait to get my cute mint green one and try it out. 🙂
This does seem cool. Thank you for bringing it to us. I, too, will be looking for updates.
HOW DOES IT KNOW ALL THAT AHHHHH
Just kidding. This is a really cool product! I’ll have to check it out once I have a grown-up job.
The EMF question is a good one. Love the alarm idea. I wonder if there is one I can wear somewhere other than my wrist…I can’t adjust people with a bracelet on…
Oh..and I hope you didn’t actually tell it that you weigh 70 lbs! Lol
No, but y’all need to mind yourn. ROFL
Is there an explanation where the other 890 calories were burnt?
total – active – burnt = 890
Oh, you mean “total – active – resting?” I’m pretty sure that “resting” figure is 1990, not 1000.
Is it waterproof? Can you swim with it on?
Though it’s resistant to things like rain and shower water, my understanding is that it’s NOT waterproof.
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