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I lost my Jawbone Up24
April 4, 2014, 1:45 pm
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I did it again

After my 48-hour kill on my Withings Pulse fitness tracker, I did some more research and purchased the Jawbone Up24 wrist band.¬† But somehow I lost it within two weeks ūüė¶

Of course I didn’t notice at the time that it came off, but I knew as soon as I got home that it was missing. Very annoying – and this is getting expensive.

In the time I had it though, it proved surprisingly good as the info from the app does motivate actions. E.g. I tried getting to bed earlier, walking during the office day, and so on.¬† The app is mature and works well, the device is simple and OK in use – but as it only¬†wraps around your wrist and does not fasten like a watch, it is susceptible to being hooked on something and coming off.¬† Does this mean I now go for the Fitbit Force or something as my next choice? ¬†Meh, no I’ve wasted enough on these wearables.

But for this experience, the Jawbone was pretty good. The low-power bluetooth allows for easy syncing to the app, and it only needs to be charged every 5 to 7 days (I only got to charge it twice before I lost it Рbut it seemed to run a while on a single charge).  One part of the app I really liked was the sleep analysis, it made me think about sleep in a new way Рand my daily goal of 10,000 steps was motivating.

A good device, works well. Nice app. Easy to use. BUT, either my bad luck or a weakness in the design as it sure didn’t take long for mine to go missing…


Jawbone Up24

Jawbone Up24