Every time I’ve tried to lose my postpartum baby weight (that’s uh, four times for those of you keeping count) I find I have the most success when I keep a journal of what I’m eating and how I’m working out. So as I try to lose those last pesky five pounds, you can bet I’ve got my eye on a soon-to-be released product from Jawbone that looks like it’ll be a cool health gadget for busy moms like me.
The Jawbone Up is an electronic bracelet that tracks your movement and sleep activity and then relays them to an app where you can add your food intake, and then get tips, suggestions, and support on how to live a little healthier. It’s not necessarily a new concept, with gadgets like FitBit or Garmin watches providing a similar service, however, the difference is that Jawbone is providing consumers with something much less cumbersome, a little more stylish, and cheaper than a Garmin. Very smart.
While I wouldn’t wear the Up just as a bracelet, I do love how it shows you how much activity you’re getting and how much sleep you’re not (ah, babies) without having to attach and subsequently lose yet another device. Gadgets masked as jewelry though, I’m all for it. -Kristen
The Jawbone Up will be available for purchase later this year. Tell us — would you use it?