What is the Jawbone UP2? - dummies

What is the Jawbone UP2?

By Ashley Watters, Abshier House, Abshier House

The Jawbone UP2 is a great option in the trend of wearable fitness. The UP2 is intended to be a fashionable way to track your health. You need not sacrifice your own sense of style because the Jawbone UP2 has many options for letting you express your unique personality.

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The Jawbone UP2 does not make you compromise your style in the pursuit of fitness.

Getting started with your UP2

On a full charge, this stylish band will provide you with up to 10 days of constant use. The UP2 uses Bluetooth to connect with your device, providing you with a wealth of information about your fitness and health. To get moving with your UP2, you will need to have access to a few items. Make sure you have the following on hand:

  • UP2 band

  • USB cable (included with device)

  • Powered USB port

  • iOS or Android device with Wi-Fi connection

Before you can get moving, you will need to download the UP app to your device and sync your UP2 band. Choose the link below that best suits your smartphone or tablet and be on your way to great health.

UP2 features to improve your health

Available in eight colors, the Jawbone UP2 has a plethora of features to make health an easy commitment. You can choose between a lightweight thin strap or the more classic flat strap. Made of latex-free rubber, the top and bottom casings of this activity tracker are anodized aluminum. The hardware makes it comfortable to wear for long periods while offering protection from the elements.

Your UP2 is water-resistant, but should never be submerged. It is not meant to be worn in water for swimming or bathing purposes.

What kind of features will you get with the UP2? Your band will grant you access to several ways that you can track your health. The primary functions include:

  • Sleep Tracking: This feature assesses your level of sleep and makes suggestions for improving your sleep quality.

  • Activity Tracking: With activity tracking, you can see how much you are moving and how it relates to your overall caloric burn. You can also use these stats to measure your level of intensity and compare your movements with others.

  • Smart Coach: Smart Coach tracks what you do and eat, making suggestions for improvement, giving you just that extra little bit of help. It even offers you encouragement along the way. To top it all off, this innovative piece of software personalizes its advice to you the more you wear your device. Now, that’s the kind of help you usually pay a personal trainer to provide.

This handy device doesn’t stop at fitness. It is designed to help you improve your health on multiple levels. In addition to tracking your movements and sleep, the UP2 lets you:

  • Log your food intake and receive a food score to help you better understand your consumption and how it relates to your health goals.

  • Challenge others as motivation to meet exercise goals.

  • Receive idle alerts when you have been sitting for too long.

  • Set alarms to wake you at the best time in your sleep cycle, based on the information from your sleep tracker.

For more information about your UP2 band, check Jawbone’s website.

With your UP2 band, you can now be fully prepared to analyze your health and make the improvements that are best for you!