If you want an easy way to track your steps, to make sure you’re meeting an activity baseline every day, your options are effectively limitless — from Nike to Fitbit to a litany of Kickstarter projects, fitness trackers are everywhere. Jawbone, one of the earliest entrants into the field, is trying to take things to the next step: not just telling you how you’re doing, but giving you tangible, achievable ways to do better tomorrow. That’s what Up24, the company’s newest wristband, is all about.
Up24’s one and only technological change over last year’s model is wireless syncing — it connects to your phone using low-energy Bluetooth, meaning you don’t have to pry off the cap and plug the band in every time you want to sync or charge. But it’s much more than just a convenience: having your Up always connected to your phone allows Jawbone to use your real-time data to provide feedback and recommendations.
A few days after I started wearing a new Up24, the updated Up app (now on version 3.0) started suggesting what time I go to bed in order to get more sleep, or small ways to beat my average number of steps in a a day.
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