The JawboneUP24 means No More Remembering to Sync

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UP Gen2 Left, UP24 Right

I love the way my JawBone UP tracks my steps and my sleep, reminds me to get moving and functions as my alarm clock. I HATED needing to plug it into my iPhone to sync data and, thankfully, my new Jawbone UP24 fixes that. The UP24 syncs wirelessly and offers real-time updates and notifications. All that for just $20 more!

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As Jawbone explains:

More than a band. More than an app. An integrated system built around you.

UP helps you understand how you sleep, move and eat so you can make smarter choices. The new app displays movement and sleep details from your UP24 or UP band and delivers insights, celebrates milestones, and challenges you to make each day better. Share accomplishments with friends by teaming up in the UP App.

While I do wish the UP had a screen so I could also use it was a watch, having tried numerous fitness bands I have always come back to the UP. I like the way it feels on my wrist, I like the fact that it is totally waterproof, and I like the fact that it doubles as my silent alarm clock. The move to wireless sync on the UP24 resolves my biggest complaint about the UP. And while you do lose about three days of use per charge (the UP gets up to ten days per charge while the UP24 gets just seven), I find it to be a worthwhile tradeoff.

I’ll be writing more about the experience using it.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.