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November 08, 2011

Jawbone UP - a personal trainer on your wrist

Jawboneupisagroovymonitoringbangle

via www.gizmag.com

Wow, this little activity monitor looks like a game changer. It tracks all of your daily activity (and any slugfest couch-y segments too). Even gives you little vibratory reminders to move if you've been sitting for too long, has a smart alarm to wake you when you're out of REM sleep, and tracks how your food choices affect the way you feel. Pairs with iPad, iPod touch and iPhone. And an 80-minute charge lasts 10 days. Available at Apple stores for about $100.  More info at Jawbone.

Comments

Karen Lopez

I have a Fitbit which logs activity, but I'm thinking that one of theses UPs might need to be added to my gadget girl bag.

ToolGirl

I agree, Jawbone's UP looks like a nice upgrade from the classic belt-mounted unit, which can look dorky. Not that I mind a touch of dork in my outfits, but my hefty MyTrak is about twice the size of your FitBit. From what I can tell, the app that goes with the UP is slick. One critical feature the device lacks is a heart rate monitor - if they add that, I"m in!

Wade Hutchison

Looks like Gizmodo are not fans: http://tinyurl.com/7zk779c

ToolGirl

Wow, thanks for the heads up Wade. Bummer of a defect. And crashing boo-boo on the part of the CEO.

Mag

Garmin Forerunner 305

yes! i agree, it can help our healthy lifestyle.

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