Fitness Tracker Reviews: UP2 by Jawbone Activity + Sleep Tracker

When looking for a good quality fitness tracker it can be tricky to find a device that perfectly balances utility and practicality alongside at least an effort towards maintaining a degree of style. Sure trackers aren’t exactly style statements but all too often they seem to resemble clumps of ugly lumpy plastic that either look or feel cheap to wear. Thankfully this cannot be said of the UP2 by Jawbone Activity and Sleep Tracker that is a lightweight and unassuming device that – as we shall see – performs it’s role really very well indeed.

24 Hour Tracking With Up To 10 Days Battery Life

This product doesn’t sleep – but you can rest for sure that it will know when you are. When synchronized with a compatible smart phone users can keep accurate track and measure on their activities, food consumption, sleep patterns and effortlessly keep tabs on how ‘well’ they are performing. Setting targets and goals is a central part to using a fitness tracker effectively, and the comprehensive alerts settings will let you know when you meet a daily goal (or perhaps even more so when you are nearly at a daily target).

One Of The Best Apps On The Market

Setting up the device and installing the app to a tethered phone is extremely quick and easy, and it’s clear from the very first use that a great deal of effort has been put into making the app intuitive yet powerful at the same time. Alarms can be set to help keep up with daily routines such as taking vitamin pills and/or medications, workout schedules, sticking to hydration plans – really anything that needs to be remembered at any time of day (yet is so easy to forget!). The app itself is designed to work across all brands of smart phone and takes only moments to install, with comprehensive instructions included within the box.

Among The Best Sleep Trackers Available

People who invest in a fitness tracker are likely to already be well informed on the importance and value of sleep to a healthy lifestyle, and the sleep tracking aspect of this device is excellent. Not only does the tracking bracelet monitor and differentiate between periods of light and deep slight, but also keeps tabs on how many times the user wakes up during the night. Often it can be difficult to calibrate the quality of sleep when feeling groggy in the morning – this device lays out all the statistics in front of you making it easy to analyse – and subsequently improve – sleep quality.

Pros

  • Stylish and discreet design
  • A comprehensive all-in-one fitness and sleep tracker
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Lightweight yet secure design
  • A great motivational tool

Cons

  • Not fully water proof – avoid submerging under water but can handle sweat from workouts OK.

Conclusion

The UP2 by Jawbone Activity and Sleep Tracker functionality is an all-round solid product that more than delivers on its price tag. People looking for a device that is practical, reliable, requires only occasional charging and is discreetly stylish (as stylish as a fitness tracker can get at least!) should most definitely consider this model; especially if it’s their first foray into this kind of accessory.