Piquing Our Geek: Jawbone Up
Every time I've tried to lose my postpartum baby weight (that's uh, four times for those of you keeping count) I find I have the most success when I keep a journal of what I'm eating and how I'm working out. So as I try to lose those last pesky five pounds, you can bet I've got my eye on a soon-to-be released product from Jawbone
that looks like it'll be a cool health gadget for busy moms like me.
The Jawbone Up
is an electronic bracelet that tracks your movement and sleep activity
and then relays them to an app where you can add your food intake, and
then get tips, suggestions, and support on how to live a little
healthier. It's not necessarily a new concept, with gadgets like FitBit
or Garmin watches providing
a similar service, however, the difference is that Jawbone is providing
consumers with something much less cumbersome, a little more
stylish, and cheaper than a Garmin. Very smart.
While I wouldn't wear the Up just as a bracelet, I do love how it
shows you how much activity you're getting and how much sleep you're not
(ah, babies) without having to attach and subsequently lose yet another
device. Gadgets masked as jewelry though, I'm all for it. -Kristen
The Jawbone Up will be available for purchase later this year. Tell us - would you use it?
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