For health and fitness buffs that are on the go, the UP24™ fitness band by Jawbone® is for you.
I recently had the opportunity to try out the band which was loaned out to me by Verizon Wireless and thought it was great.
The sleek wristband which is made from a textured medical grade rubber, comes in a variety of colors and sizes. The band tracks steps and movement, sleeping patterns and meals as well as goals, reminders and workouts. Below is my take on each feature.
Activity Tacker – The overview tracking feature tells you how many steps you have taken and by looking at the graph chart you can tell at what time you were most active. There is an overview of the days activity that lets you know how long you were active and idle time. The calorie burning feature breaks down your total calorie burn in active and resting burn. You can also manually enter workouts.
Sleep Tracker – To track sleep you have to manually press on the end of the wristband and a light vibration from the band as well as a crescent shaped light flashes on the band to let you know it is in sleep mode. The overview chart of the sleep tracker tells you how long it took you to fall asleep, how many hours were sound sleep, how many hours were light sleep, how long you may have been awake for in the middle of the night and how many times you woke up. It also has an overall time you were in bed.
To wake up your band, press the end of the wristband again and a light vibration and sun shaped light will flash on the band letting you know it is awake.
If you forget to put your wristband into sleep mode you can always open up the app and manually put in the time you went to bed and the time you woke up.
The same goes if you forget to wake the band up you can manually go in and put in activity for a certain amount of time.
Food Tracker – This feature allows you to log food and meals. There is an internal list of a variety of foods and brands with all the nutritional information included. You can manually enter foods or use the scanning feature as well as photos from your phone gallery. The food tracker also keeps track of calories so you can always know where you are at if you are counting calories.
Goals and Reminders – You can set activity and sleep goals as well as set reminders to where the band will nudge you with a light vibration to remind you get up and move if you have been idle for too long. There is also a team setting where you can link up with other friends.
Connectivity – This fitness band does not sync with computers so it is handy for those who rely on their mobile devices. It wirelessly syncs via Bluetooth® with these compatible devices that have the free Jawbone App installed. The battery last six to seven days before needing recharged.
I am a bit of a fitness buff and try to eat pretty healthy so I had a ton of fun using this device and am bummed I have to send it back. I own a couple other activity devices, one which has a subscription fee and the other no sleep tracker so overall, I really enjoyed all of the features of this fitness band and would recommend it if you are in the market for an activity tracker.
I wish to thank Verizon for lending the Jawbone® UP24™ out to me. Click here for information including, specs, pricing, purchasing and features.