I bet this happens to you every year before summer hits. You stare longingly in the mirror with a slightly disappointed look on your face, assessing the damage all that sitting and eating and interneting has done to your gorgeous body. From here you have two options: either you decide a sedentary lifestyle is the thing for you and invest in Häagen-Dazs and cats, or you get off your less-than-toned ass and start doing something about it. We kind of encourage the second path, young fitness Jedi. Not that Häagen-Dazs is such a bad alternative.
If you want your own little helper in your quest for getting fit and healthy, look no further. The guys from Jawbone created the ultimate assistant: the UP™ by Jawbone®.
Definition: ‘UP™ by Jawbone® is the combination of a wristband and iPhone® app that tracks your activity and sleep and inspires you to move more, sleep better and eat smarter.’
So you basically put the stylish bracelet on and wait for it to act like an overbearing girlfriend. It’ll know when you sleep, for how long, how many hours of deep sleep, it’ll wake you up by gently vibrating on your hand – this kind of stuff. In addition to this, using the iPhone app while you’re on the move, the wristband will also track your steps, distance, calories burned, pace, intensity level, active vs inactive time, GPS routes, etc.
It will also become your new food journal – just snap a shot of what you’re eating and add how it made you feel. This way you’ll know never to eat oysters with strawberry sauce again. Or that weird oriental salad your girlfriend thought was ‘exotic’.
As for the product details, the battery can last up to 10 days, the precision motion sensor tracks your movement and sleep, the 3.5 mm plug syncs your band with the app on your phone/tablet – all while being sweat-proof and water-resistant.
We recommend naming it, since it’s going to become your friend.