As mentioned in my previous blog post, for Christmas I received a JawBone UP 3. It sounds so silly but my life now revolves around this little bracelet on my right wrist! I LOVE IT! I got mine in the ‘Sand Twist’ colour which makes it look more like a bracelet and also blends into my wrist better than black would (Due to my pale complexion.)
Activity Tracking is amazing! If I go for a walk, run or go to my PT session, the UP knows exactly what I’ve done and how long for! – I’m glad someone knows!
Steps – So you’re expected to do 10,000 steps a day and I don’t know if it’s just me but it is really hard to do! I walk the dogs in a morning, walk around at work and sometimes go for a short walk after work and still don’t manage to reach 10,000 steps! It has definitely encouraged me to walk more often when I would usually take the car, my steps do increase each day so hopefully when the mornings and evenings are lighter I will go further.
Calories Burned – I am not sure how accurate this is but the Jawbone manages to kind of guess how many calories are burned from each activity, whether it be a walk or a work out. I guess this will be from the heart rate etc.
Food Logging – I have to admit I haven’t got in to the Food Logging yet. It is probably just me being lazy, but a home cooked meal takes ages to add on individually! I have been finding the Water Logging very good though!
Sleep Tracking – The Sleep Tracking ability on the Jawbone absolutely blows my mind! It is so interesting to see how well you have slept and for what period of time you are in a deep sleep and a light sleep etc. It also has Automatic Sleep Detection, I can’t understand how a bracelet knows the difference between falling asleep and just being inactive but it does!
Goal Setting – This setting allows you to set your long term goal i.e Lose X amount of pounds by X Date. The Jawbone helps you achieve this goal. I have got mine set up but when I haven’t been logging my food properly it is highly likely not accurate.
Idle Alert – You can set the Jawbone to vibrate on your wrist if you have been inactive for a certain length of time. With working in an office I am often sat down for long periods of time, I now have the Idle Alert set to go off after I have been inactive for 30 minutes. It definitely encourages me to have a little walk around, even if it is only to make a brew!
Heart Health Monitoring – Finally, if all that wasn’t enough! The Jawbone also monitors your heart rate! I feel I do need to do a little more research on what my HR should be and then I can compare it with what it actually is to ensure I maintain a healthy heart rate, or as near as possible!
Other additional features of the Jawbone UP 3 are, an LED indicator which informs you of Notification and Status, leader boards so you can see how well your friends are doing and also ‘Duels’ so you can pair two bands to one app.