Well it’s been a little while since I first told you all about my Jawbone Up. You might recall that the hubs got me the Up right before the L.A. Marathon. I wrote about it briefly in a past Fit Friday post.
Well I’ve had the bracelet for over 2 months now. And I still totally love it! It’s great to reach the 10,000 steps goal after a run, but even better on your rest days to keep you motivated to be moving around. It has also brought to my attention that I’m a poor sleeper. It tracks not just how long you sleep but also deep sleep versus light sleep. While my sleep is still averaging in the 5 hour range, it seems that lately I have been getting more deep sleep.
You can also track your food. I figured that this would be where I would slack off. But mostly, I have been pretty faithful at logging my food. This is partially because the app (available for iPhone and Android) makes it so easy. If the food has a barcode, you can scan it. And while not all foods are in their database, I’m pretty surprised at what they do have. You can also search and add foods/drinks manually. And those manually added foods are saved in your library so you can easily add them when you eat them again… great idea!
I do have a few small gripes. My band is dirty and I can’t seem to find a good way to make it look like new again… any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Also, I have noticed in the last week, the single button the bracelet has seems to not react to my touch as easily as before. I read on the Up website that a reboot my fix this… I haven’t tried it yet but might need to. But other than that, the bracelet has yet to fail me. It’s comfortable and I remember to plug it into my phone regularly – and with rewards of seeing my progress, I actually really like to do so!
Do you track your activities using a system like the Jawbone Up or Fitbit? What are your thoughts?
*Disclaimer: Jawbone Up did not provide me with their bracelet and had no influence on my review.*