• Lightweight 24-7 fitness tracker
• Keeps a track of your heart rate
• Monitors how many steps you take
• Can detect the movements of specific exercises for more tailored analysis
• App works in conjunction with calories burned and food logger
• Automatic sleep tracking and smart alarms to gently wake you up
• Up to one week battery life
• Stylish black twist finishWhy get the UP3?
The UP3 is one of the most advanced, lightweight and user friendly fitness bands available in the world. It is a Bluetooth-connected band that tracks your health through the day and presents this information on your phone via the app. With the cutting edge sensors on board, the UP3 gives you a full week between battery charges to help you keep on top of your fitness.
A quick start guide is included so you can begin using the UP3 to motivate yourself into achieving a healthier lifestyle. It has been designed to be a highly stylish, good-looking device suitable for wearing at work, for exercising or on formal occasions.
What will it monitor?
The UP3 monitors your quality of sleep and records your sleep pattern, letting you see how well and when you sleep, waking you up at an optimum time. With this information you can make any adjustments necessary to get a better sleep and feel more refreshed during the day.
This fitness band is equipped to measure your bio-impedance which gives it your heart rate, respiration and galvanic skin response (GSR) to monitor autonomic nerve responses. The UP3 measures both your resting heart rate and your passive heart rate, comparing it to the base rate of when you first wake up.
With previous models, you always had to tap the band first so it knew you were about to start a workout. Now, with minute-level step data recorded during the day, you can retrospectively tell the app which specific activity you were doing at the time. For example, with weightlifting it will have pre-programmed the movement pattern and analyse your data to recognise the number and speed of the lifts you did.
Instead of using the heart rate monitor for exercise and activities, the UP3 uses the accelerometer to track your calories burned during a workout. In addition to this, your activities can work in tandem with your personal food log and keep track of weight, all using the UP app from jawbone.
How will it motivate me to improve my lifestyle?
If you have ever wanted to keep a track of your activities over time, you can now see your exercise history recorded by the UP3 band in a vertical timeline. The large range of workouts the UP3 recognises include activities within cardio, weightlifting, Pilates and cross-training. This gives you the opportunity to monitor your favourite exercise or pick up a new one.
The Smart Coach will monitor and encourage your progress so you have more energy, lose weight if needed and feel better about yourself. Altogether the UP3 is a tool to motivate you instead of just having good intentions that you may never get around to.
Is this suited to me?
We are all different in our athletic abilities and the mobile app interprets data collected from the app band but then allows you add your experience of how tiring you found a particular exercise. This is then taken into account and provides a set of results more personally catered to you.
The band is splash resistant so will work fine if it starts to rain but it is recommended you remove it before showering or swimming.
Even if you are new to keeping a track on fitness, the official app is one of the most acclaimed in the market with a rich, yet easy to use interface. However, should you wish to use a different companion software for your band, lots of third party apps are compatible with the UP3.