Right after my trip to DC last year I dropped a quick note about purchasing a Jawbone Up Move to start tracking my fitness. Shortly after that Jawbone came out with a new look for their Jawbone Up2 tracker and I mentioned how much I love it here and here. Today I wanted to share with you the exact tracker that I have and what I think about it.
This is the Jawbone Up2 in Oat Spectrum. I've had this tracker now since around October 2015 and I really do love it. One of the main reasons why I love it so much is because it looks like a bracelet when I'm wearing it. That's one of my biggest hang ups with fitness trackers. I love the FitBit Charge HR and I've really debated on purchasing a few times to replace this one. I just can't bring myself to do it. I hate the chunky look of those fitness trackers. This tracker has a really nice light gold color to it and the band is a grey/beige color that goes really well with it. I find that since I wear gold most of the time this matches really nicely.
This is the underside of the tracker. As you can see, it doesn't come apart. Those little dots plug into the charger that I'm showing you next.
This little charger is a USB and comes with your tracker. It's a grey color and just plugs into any USB port for easy charge. The Jawbone Up2 keeps charge for up to 9 days. That's really great for me since I forget to charge it every so often. I've started to set a reminder to charge it every Sunday even if it still has a little charge left. My recommendation is, if you don't mind missing out on a night of sleep tracking, plug it in to be charged over night and when you get up it's ready to go.
Jawbone you purchase. I love the app. It's super easy to use and gives you tips on your fitness as well as a weekly breakdown of what your activity has been like. As you can tell I haven't been very active this morning. That will pick up this evening when I go for my run. You may also note that I don't have any sleep tracked for the prior night. I stopped tracking my sleep a while ago. I just didn't see the need for it so now I take my tracker off before bed. It's all up to personal preference. You can also click the little blue plus button at the bottom of pic one and track food and activity/workouts. Overall the app offers a ton of options and I find it extremely helpful.
If I had one negative thing to say about this tracker it would be that it doesn't have a little screen on the front that you can check your progress on throughout the day. I wish I didn't have to go into the app to see my progress. But I guess that's just the price I pay for it to look like a bracelet.
I find that the tracker is pretty accurate and I don't have any issues with it keeping up with any activity that I do. I highly recommend it if you're looking for something to help keep you accountable and more conscious about your activity. I never realized how much I needed it until I got one.
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