A couple of weeks ago @lastknight lent me his Jawbone UP because I want to buy an activity tracker in order to log my sleep “performances” and my workouts and I was undecided between the Jawbone UP24 and the Fitbit Force.

The UP is really interesting from a technical point of view. Is a small set of sensors (mostly accelerometers) with a battery (up to 10 days of use).

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jawbone_up_app_logoFeelings are good: is lightweight enough to don’t notice when you wear it. You can track steps, sleep and a large set of activities (giving a different meaning to steps informations). There is not web interface yet. The only way to sync your device and view you data is your smartphone.

I started using the new 3.0 version of the app so i don’t know how the previous versions were.

I added my friends @gigisommo, @luka_bernardi and @dieguitoweb and I started to track all my activities. Dashboard shows your everyday progress:

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And there are details about walk, sleep and workouts:

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After a week I’m quite happy with this device. Steps are probably overvalued and sleep tracking is not perfect but data seems near enough to reality to be useful. Since I started to test it I tried to sleep more and do more steps and challenge with my friends was really fun. I really miss the web interface. Would be the best addition to this ecosystem.

Anyway I’m probably going to buy an UP24 on january. If you are part of this network add me as friend 😉