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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Jawbone UP! Review #vzwbuzz

Disclosure: As a member of the #VZWBuzz group of influencersI received this product for review purposes. No compensation was provided and opinions are all my own based on my experience.

I promised myself that this year, I would try to get healthier. I need to lose weight but it's not about that but just trying to lead a healthier lifestyle. I turned 50 this year and I need to wake up and do something for myself.

We have already started eating a more plant-based diet. We haven't given up meat but are eating less. I have also started getting on the treadmill and walking. I have given up artificial sweeteners and am trying to give up sugar. Every little bit helps.

I recently had the opportunity to try a new device through the #VZWBuzz group. The device is the Jawbone UP! The Jawbone UP is a fitness tracking device. By downloading the app on your phone, the Jawbone will track your exercise, sleep and food intake.

Downloading the app was easy. I have an Android phone and I went to the PlayStore and got it for free. It took minutes to download. Charging the Jawbone is easy as well. I just plugged it into my laptop for a few hours. I had a few issues because the light would not indicate it was charged but once I hooked it up to my phone, the app told me it was totally charged. And the charge is good up to 10 days!

Once it was connected, it asked me a few questions about my height, weight and my goals. I chose 10 steps a day and 8 hours of sleep per day. Then all I did was put on the bracelet. It was weird at first because I do not wear jewelry. It took a few days for me to get used to it. But once I did, I never through about it.

What I love about the Jawbone is that it really gave me insight about my exercise habits. I work a lot sitting down on the computer and after a few hours the Jawbone reminds me to get up and do something else. I guess it is telling me I am lazy! I have never hit my goal of 10,000 steps yet but once I get back on the treadmill I will.

I really like how the app breaks down how many calories you burned. It also tracks how many times I wake up during the night and when. It lets me know when I was sleeping deeply or lightly. I was surprised at how little I really sleep and I know I need to work on that.

I can also track my food and drink intake if I want. I am not sure I want to do that, yet. It seems like a lot of work. I also receive emails from Jawbone telling me if I reached my goals or not. It is a great little device to have. I think it will definitely keep me on track. I am already feeling guilty if I do not have at least 5,000 steps a day.

The Jawbone UP retails for $129.00. It is a great price for a device that can help you keep track of your movement and remind you that you need to do more.


  1. I really want to try this! I am starting my health journey and I think it would motivate me!

  2. I've been wanting to get a pedometer, my muffin is getting a little bigger I've noticed and I really need to nip that in the bud before it is out of control.

  3. I'd like to try this just to have the reminders from the Jawbone to get up or do something! Also it might make keeping track of food intake and daily exercise more easier!

  4. This is pretty neat! I would love to try the Jawbone just to have a reminder to get up and move around! Having it on the hand like that might make it easier to keep track of stats too, like food intake and daily exercise!

  5. This is a very good device to follow how many steps you take and the food and calories that are consumed daily. I would love to have the Jawbone device to see how it can help me with weight loss and help me to eat better.

  6. Wow, I need something like this too as I am also trying to eat healthier and would love to lose some weight along with it. Thanks for reviewing and since I finally just got an android this will help