Jawbone UP24 – Fitness Tracker

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I bought my UP24 fitness tracker back in January in hopes of motivating myself to get back into shape. I definitely became aware of how much I was moving (or not moving rather). I fell out of routine due to the move here to California. Since I am not required to find a job out here I know I no longer have any excuses not to get into shape. I am not obese by any means but being 4’11” it doesn’t take much to look overweight. Besides, I want to fit comfortably into my jeans again!IMG_1884

Track Your Steps
Lately I’ve set my goal to reach 15,000 steps, Monday thru Friday.  I haven’t been able to consistently hit that 15K mark yet (approximately 5-6 miles) but I’m working on it!  My ultimate goal is to be able to comfortably hit 20,000 steps daily. Last week my best day was Monday and I took 19,830. I’m getting close!

Track Your Sleep
Every week I get an email from Jawbone giving me an overview of how I did in the past week which is really cool.  I’m starting to think that my body does not need 8 hours of sleep.  That is what I have my sleep goal as but I am averaging about 7 hours and 55 minutes of sleep which is pretty close I guess.  I’m going to keep my sleep goal at 8 hours.

Track Your Food Intake
There is also a part in the app where you can track the foods you are eating.  Because I do not have an iPhone or Android I do not keep the app on my at all times with my mobile phone it’s rather inconvenient for me to log what I eat when I am limited to my iPad which has to be connected to WIFI in order for me to use the UP app. So I can’t really vouch how useful this part of the app is. I can say that I have some teammates that use it regularly to track what they eat.

Is this the fitness tracker for you? I can’t answer that. You must do you own research. My tips would be… what do you want to use the fitness tracker for?  Do you want it to have a screen display or do you want something minimal in design?  There are so many YouTube videos available out there on various fitness trackers.  Remember, most expensive does not always mean the best for you.  Make list of what is important to you and find the device that fulfills your needs the most.

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One thought on “Jawbone UP24 – Fitness Tracker

  1. I hadn’t thought about using something like this to track my steps. I do take the dog out for a walk because I know it is good exercise for the both of us and it helps her to get rid of some of the endless amount of energy she seems to have. Plus, I enjoy the time I get to spend with her and I know she enjoys getting to go somewhere outside the home. I hope you get to meet your goal that you’ve got set for yourself but I hope you do it the right way. I make sure to drink plenty of water when I do any kind of activity outside and I make sure the dog has water as well if it is an activity she is doing with me.

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