Can wearing a wristband make you healthier? Perhaps. If it was intelligent enough to track my sleep patterns, my daily activity, and allow me to record what I eat.
The Up just happens to be a fitness wristband and iPhone app that monitors your movement, your sleeping patterns, and allows you to record what you eat. The wristband is meant to be worn 24-hours a day to track your daily activity and inspire you to live healthier.
The main functions of the Up include:
- Movement. The device tracks your steps, distance, calories burned, pace, intensity level, active vs inactive time, and GPS routes. The wristband can be programmed to vibrate on your wrist to remind you to move when you’ve been inactive for too long.
- Sleep. The Up has a silent Smart Alarm that vibrates on your wrist and to wake you at the ideal moment in your natural sleep cycle just before your desired wake time. It also has a sleep mode that tracks how much and how well you sleep and silently wakes you at the ideal time. It will summarize your hours slept, deep vs. light sleep, awake time and overall sleep quality.
- Meals. You can also create a photo journal of what you eat and how it makes you feel.
The device is $99 and comes in seven colors and three sizes. It’s sweat-proof, waterproof up to one meter, and its rechargeable battery lasts up to 10 days.
The Up is an interesting fitness gadget. Ultimately it will take some discipline on your behalf to reach your fitness goals. The Up might be the perfect gadget that inspires you to be more active, sleep better, and eat healthier.