Want to Live Better? Try the Best Buy Jawbone Up

by Christine Platz on September 5, 2013

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We all look for ways to eat better, get more exercise and try to go to bed at a decent time. I’ll admit, it’s not always easy. Simply balancing work and home can be a challenge, even for all the Type A personalities out there (including me).

I found a fun new way to track your sleep activity, steps, calorie intake and more, and it requires minimal effort.  With the Jawbone UP wrist sensor and free mobile app, you can see how many steps you’ve taken in a day, record your food and even monitor your sleep patterns. I polled some of my Facebook friends and found many people have the Jawbone UP and love it (and now I see why). The UP gives you meaningful, personalized insights so you can make lasting improvements to your everyday life. Even use it to efficiently monitor your workout.

The coolest part? I discovered the UP is also water-resistant, so you can wear it in the shower, out running, to yoga, to the pool, make dinner, do the dishes, put the kids to bed, and it still keeps working.  The battery has a 10-day life span so you rarely have to re-charge it. Simply sync the wristband up with your smartphone and download the app (there is a little cap that pops off the end and can easily be inserted into the side of your phone).

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The app displays your data, lets you add things like meals and mood, and delivers insights that keep you moving forward. The wristband tracks your movement and sleep in the background. Each day, you can see if you got enough sleep, how many steps you walked, and more. They even show you the average you should be achieving each day, so you know when you need to improve and when you’ve hit your goals.

The UP is a system that takes a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, and I think it would be great for avid runners, athletes, and those wanting to simply live better and gain a little insight into their everyday lives. Start walking with your friends at lunch at work, or begin to think of small steps you can take to live a healthier lifestyle, literally.  And let Jawbone track your progress.

Live Better. Start Now. Jawbone UP·

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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