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Pro Detailed, well-presented stats
The wristband tracks a lot of data (sleep patterns, eating habits, distance walked, etc.) and manages to report that information in an easily-digested and useful manner.
Pro Convenient diet logging
Food and drink can be logged in the app with info drawn from a comprehensive database, and entries can be made by scanning bar codes.
Pro Well-designed companion app
The app is feature-rich and easy to use. It provides a stopwatch, alarms and alerts including Power Nap, and Sleep Mode control; as well as goal and stat tracking and online/social features.
Pro Smart alarm
The UP24 tracks sleep cycles, and its alarm can be configured to take this into account, attempting to select an optimal wake time.
Pro Allows manual sleep logging
If you forget to change the tracker to Sleep Mode, you can add your sleep estimates retroactively. UP24 will even offer an estimate of when you went to sleep based on biometrics, allowing you to fix the oversight quickly.
Pro Highly accurate pedometer
UP24 has a very low margin of error when counting steps. For example, it won't count arm movements towards total step count as many other fitness trackers tend to do. It will be able to provide more accurate data on how many calories have been burned, duration of activity, and distance traveled.
Pro Real-time Bluetooth syncing
Bluetooth syncing removes the hassle of having to take the device off and then put it back on again multiple times throughout the day. It also allows the device to send notifications to the phone such as, "You've been sitting for an hour, time to take a walk".
Pro Analyzes your personal data and offers recommendations
A feature called "Today I Will" offers personalized goals and motivation.
Pro Integrates with an impressive list of apps
You can both import data from third-party apps and use Jawbone's data to supplement other apps. When you track your activity in a third-party app it will show up in Jawbone app's feed to give a complete overview of your fitness and health situation.
Pro Workout logging
To track a timed activity, the wristband has a button-activated Stopwatch mode. Activities can also be logged manually in the app by supplying information on the activity type, effort level, start time and duration.
Pro E-mails you a weekly summary
UP24 e-mails users each Monday an overview of the week's activity level and sleep patterns.
Pro Allows setting goals, alerts and reminders for motivation
UP24 let's users set goals. If the goals are not being met, alerts and reminders are activated.
Pro Integrates with IFTTT
IFTTT (IF This Then That) is an automation app. By integrating it with UP3 you can get functionality like turning lights on in your room when you wake up, creating a chart of all your data and uploading to Google Drive, log a meal when you check in at a restaurant on Foursquare, etc. You can see a list of over a 1000 public recipes here.
Pro Social component
The app lets users see their friends' activity, encourage each other, and comment on workouts.
Pro Power nap mode
Power nap mode, activated with button presses on the wristband, uses the smart alarm (sleep cycle tracking) to pick an ideal waking time. It can be further configured from the app.
Pro 7-day battery
The battery typically lasts just over a week.
Con No way to view data on a computer
The only way to view data is through the app.
Con No screen; all data is viewed through the phone app
UP24 lacks a built-in display and requires pulling out a smartphone to look up any information.