This post is sponsored by Jawbone.
But most of all, I wanted the Jawbone to act as a reminder that it’s the everyday moments that add up to good health.
So how’d I do?
I think the sleep function was my favorite part! The UP has a feature called Smart Alarm that you can set to wake you up gently when you’re entering light sleep. I set mine to wake me up within 30 minutes (before or after) of 7am when I entered light sleep. It’s also the most gentle alarm that buzzes on your wrist – no obnoxious loud sounds or phones to fumble with! Most days it buzzed around 6:35am. One day when I went to 6am athletic conditioning it “woke me up” right at 6:30 in the middle of the class thinking “Boy she is in really light sleep!” I was most definitely awake then ; ) But overall, this feature is great because it gives me an extra 30-45 minutes before Mazen wakes up to get the day started. (He has been my alarm clock for 2 years!) Mission accomplished!
I am now in the habit of pushing the button to turn the UP into sleep mode each night so I’ve tracked quite consistently. I love the sleep charts! My longest night was 9 hours and 23 minutes and my shortest was 7 hours and 25 minutes (while traveling). I love that it tells you how long it took to fall asleep too – I guess I’m pretty tired because I’m always asleep in under 12 minutes and sometimes as little as 4.
Yeah…this goal was not quite met. I still suck at drinking water! But I will say it improved a little bit. I usually remember to log my first few cups of the day, and logging helped me on the front end of the day before I stopped trying. But overall, I’m still not hitting 64 ounces. I am drinking more tea, so that counts for something!
I rocked the step goal! My most recent 5 day average was 12,665 steps. I do wear my Jawbone all the time, so it counts my workouts and I also wore it during a soccer game and hit nearly 20,000 steps that day! Again, why didn’t I walk around the block to finally see a 20,000!? Another soccer day I was at 19,938 – so close! I’ve come close but haven’t crossed over to the 20s yet. I am definitely making an effort to get to 10,000, though, and the UP certainly makes that goal more fun to reach.
Overall I really, really like the Jawbone and give it the final leg up over the Fitbit.
Several of you asked on my last post which I liked more and I needed more time to tell. Both have pros and cons and the pros of one are the cons of the other. I had some sync trouble with both, so they cancel one another out for that.
Pros: Sleeker and better wrist band // Easier to activate sleep (I always had trouble with the Fitbit sleep double tap working) // Much more data in the app // Better celebration on the app dash for reaching goals // 7 day battery
Cons: No visual step count // No vibration party when you reach goal // Dated looking dashboard
Pros: Visual step count // Celebration vibration at 10,000 steps that you look forward to all day // More modern looking app // Syncs with My Fitness Pal for bonus active calories
Cons: Band falls off more and is clunkier // Less data and trends // Dash not quite as visual // Really short battery life – my biggest complaint.
I wore them both on the same day and here’s the step report. This included a 3.5 mile morning run plus walking to and from preschool. It’s really interesting to see the differences between them, especially in total calorie burn for the day. The UP seems kind of low for 7.5 miles, but maybe it’s trying to get me to lose weight!?
Both are good activity trackers, but I really like the Jawbone band better and all the data it provides. I’m sending my Fitbit back to Theodora!
One more cool thing to note: if you don’t want to buy the Jawbone tracker, you can actually still use the UP app to log food, movement, and sleep via Apple Health from iTunes.
Thanks to Jawbone for sponsoring this post. Learn more about the UP24 here.