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Jawbone Up2 vs Fitbit Charge HR
Fitness tracking has found the kind of fame that keeping up with it has almost become a trend today. The tracking devices now used are not only just limited to machines with big sizes and tangled wires, but are now intriguing the market with its ‘wristband’ like sizes so as to support mobility.
In today’s market where more than a dozen companies have launched their ‘fitness trackers’, two of them stand out aiming to leave a trace in this digitalised world. These are Jawbone and Fitbit.
We will have a look at their two very unique pieces that have captured the hearts of its users.
Let us have a look at the Jawbone UP2 first.
Emerging with a number of valuable features, Jawbone UP2 is a successor to its previous version i.e. Jawbone Up24. Its electrical components are located on the top and it can easily provide a snug fit to the wrist. It has two modes,
It is water resistant and can also withstand constant sweating. It does not have a display screen hence all of the data collected is displayed through its app and is accessible from there. The app displays all the information the band records throughout the day including some pretty in-depth review of your day’s activities (and we do mean, IN-DEPTH).
– Sleep you took
– Steps you have taken
– How much time during the day you were active
– Distance you have covered
– Calories you have burned
– Time you stayed idle during the day
Further scroll details a timeline of your day, like food intake or exercise logs etcetera. If you log in your food intakes for the day, another additional bar of ‘food score’ is provided on the main screen. It comes with a stopwatch that tracks anything you do in the recorded time. One additional feature sends a ‘nudge’ to your band on the set time of your alarm in the app. Providing you smart tips as per your height, weight, age etc, Jawbone Up2 even syncs up with some eminent apps like MyFitnessPal, which is a plus.
Now setting eyes on the Fitbit Charge HR, it comes with a small LED display that shows time and a few taps reveal other data that it has been shadowing throughout the day while being on your wrist. It ensures a snug fit with a light rubber-like band. You can even customise its settings to display time at the raise of your wrist. Its main functions include:
– Sleep Tracking
– Step Counting
– Heart Rate Monitoring (when working out or resting)
– Tracking Exercise during the day
– Syncing up all data with your smartphone.
FitBit Charge HR is also designed to track exercise sessions and even sense sessions automatically. It offers a heart rate monitoring system that measures
– Calories you have burned.
– Maintaining workout intensity.
While optimizing your health and maximizing your training. The new update available on the FitBit Charge HR has perked up tracking and syncing data. It has been known to deliver smooth performance after the new firmware updates. This widget comes with its own USB Charger that plugs into the flipside of the band and it has a battery life of up to 5 days (pretty impressive).
The app is easy to use and displays almost all your commotions when launched. This includes
– Distance Travelled
– Calories burned
– Stairs climbed
– Heart rate
– Active Minutes
You can even log in the ‘food intake’ for your day and also track your weight with it. Challenging yourself with certain goals set in the app provides a fair share of motivation to the user. Further controls let you tune in your notifications from your cell and a list of other options.
Well, that was all for these two sexy gimmicks. Let us know your experience if you have been a user of any of these or have decided to make a purchase decision to list yourself as one.
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