I got a new fitness gadget for Mother's Day! The Jawbone UP and I love it! So much fun information! It goes along the free UP app on my iPhone and it syncs with other apps I use like MyFitnessPal and MapMyFitness. It tracks my food, my sleep and how much I move each day.
This technology stuff is really taking off. It blows my mind sometimes. :)
You set goals for yourself. You set a goal for how much you want to sleep (my goal is 7 hours a night) and how many steps you take during the day (my goal is 10,000 steps). The bracelet you wear around your wrist holds all of this information and then you can plug it into your iPhone and you get all of this fabulous information.
It is addicting! They recommend syncing it 2 times a day, but I do it A LOT more just to see where I am at any point during the day.
|My Goals for the day|
On the home screen, you can see an overview of my goals for sleep, activity and food. Then it is broken down by goal.
This is an overview of my activity. You can see the 2 huge spikes are when I worked out before work and again at lunch. Then after work, I took the dog on a walk and it was logged as the little walking guy on the bar graph shows.
|Information about my activity levels|
You can see my sleep patterns as well. You can see when I was in light sleep and deep sleep. It can even show you when I got out of bed to go to the restroom in the middle of the night (the orange line.)
| My sleep patterns (how does it know??)|
I highly recommend the Jawbone Up. It keeps all of your fitness information in one app, which I LOVE! The bracelet also comes in many color choices.