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The Jawbone is a way to keep track of your daily physical activity, sleep and food intake. Combined with the Jawbone UP app, you get personalized insights to help you improve your lifestyle.
I really like Jawbone’s wristband style because it is easy to wear without getting in the way of my daily (or nightly) activity. I wear my Jawbone 24/7 (minus the time I’m taking a shower…although it is water-resistant to 3.3 feet). The Jawbone monitors my movement during the day and sleep at night. I plug the Jawbone into my iPad once or twice a day to download the data. My favorite things to see are my movement (total steps and distance for the day) and how much sleep I got.
A couple of months ago, I made a commitment to myself to increase my daily activity. The Jawbone helps me reach my fitness goals by showing me exactly how many steps I have taken every day. It also tells me my longest and shortest periods of activity for the day. The Jawbone’s graph report shows me the times of the day when I am active (or not). I can use that information to help me know when to add more activity to my day. Anytime I work out, that activity is tracked and shown alongside how many calories I have burned for the day.
Another Jawbone feature I love is the activity alarm. I set my Jawbone to alert me when I am inactive for a period of 30 minutes during the hours of 8am to 8pm. The alert is simply a quick vibration from the Jawbone on my wrist to let me know I need to get up and move around. It’s great for me since I work at a computer a lot and tend to sit down for hours without taking a break.
The Jawbone can do other cool things too – like wake me up in the morning. It monitors my sleep cycles and when it senses a “light” sleep cycle close to the time I have set my alarm, it gently vibrates to wake me up. I have NEVER been a fan of noise alarms, so getting a wake-up from my Jawbone is a much preferred start to my day.
The Jawbone UP app (free) can be downloaded to Apple or Android devices. The app really lets you personalize your Jawbone experience. The Jawbone is a wonderful, holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. It’s easy to use and understand. I think the Jawbone is a great gadget for anyone who wants to increase their fitness level.
Other Jawbone features:
- 10-day battery life (*I have found that mine needs to be re-charged about every 8 days)
- Syncs with your iPhone
- Available in various colors and size options
- Can be used in almost any weather conditions
Are you ready to track your activity so you can life a healthier lifestyle? What do you think about the Jawbone? Let me know in the comments below.
Learn more and purchase a Jawbone ($130) at Best Buy.com