Overview of the Jawbone Fitness Trackers Range
Jawbone as a company have been around since 1999 and used to make audio devices before switching efforts to fitness trackers in 2011. They’ve since invested heavily in both their devices and the software that supports it, resulting in a solid range of fitness trackers that help you improve your health by not only tracking your fitness but also your eating habits and sleep.
Jawbone Trackers’ Distinctive Features
Jawbone have three models, the UP Move, UP 2 and UP. All of them track the basics like steps taken, distance travelled, calories burned and workout duration. Via the smartphone app, they also allow you to set fitness goals and you can also challenge friends and family to duels and rate yourself on a leaderboard.
All models also have a sleep tracker and will alert you when you get a call, text, message or other notification on your smartphone.
The UP Move keeps things basic by tracking basic fitness data, monitoring you sleep and doubling up as a watch. It’s light, durable, can be worn on the wrist or clipped on the body as convenient.
Jawbone UP 2
The UP 2 looks sleeker and will last a little longer thanks to the anodized aluminum casing. It’s also got slightly boosted features, including automatic sleep detection and a smart alarm which tracks your sleep cycles and wakes you up when you’re at the lightest point in the morning.
Jawbone UP 3
The UP 3 boasts a heart rate monitor for more accurate fitness monitoring and an advanced sleep tracker which, as well as measuring basic sleep quantity and quality, tracks the individual phases of sleep – Wake, REM (the phase of sleep where dreams occur), Light and Deep Sleep – to give you, even more, insight on the quality of your sleep.
Jawbone’s UP App fitness software is some of the most advanced on the market. As well as logging real-time fitness data for a range of activities, the app suggests goals based on a user’s habit for further motivation and you can even log your food intake to give you a more accurate picture of calorie consumption. The software also includes a Smart Coach feature which analyses data and gives actionable feedback and advice.
The Pros and Cons of Jawbone Fitness Trackers
Jawbone have years of experience making products and have some of the best engineers in the industry working for them. Their advanced fitness software is a testament to their dedication to quality.
The UP 2 and UP 3 have impressive battery lives of 7+ days while the UP Move will keep going for 6 months at a time.
There is no screen on the UP trackers so you’ll need to rely on the app to see all your fitness data.
Jawbone fitness trackers are only splash proof and not suitable for the swimming pool.
Jawbone offer some of the best fitness trackers on the market today, and with the exception of a full screen, there is very little missing. The attention to detail on both their software and with some of their features, like the advanced sleep tracking, make this the perfect tool for anyone serious about improving their health.
You can see a lot of positive feedback for Jawbone trackers at amazon.co.uk – follow this link for the main view of the options available.
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