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June 25, 2013 Posted by Victor in Ideas, Trends

Wearable Activity Trackers: Jawbone UP vs Fitbit Flex

  Get physical with two of the most popular wearable activity trackers. This Jawbone UP vs Fitbit Flex review offers useful information on the structure and functionality of these two hip products. Wear these tech accessories on your wrist to monitor how active you are during the day.
 Jawbone UP

  1. This wearable activity tracker became a chic accessory for those who want to make a change in their life. The Jawbone UP is now available in 8 fabulous shades and 3 sizes and its price is also fairly acceptable ($129.95).
  2. Creators of Jawbone UP decided to go for a minimal design. Therefore, the device has no screen to display the collected information only two tiny built-in LEDs that show the mode the gadget is in.
  3.  The structure of the band is really simple with a 3.5 mm jack on one end and a sleep mode activating and deactivating button on the other end. According to the designers this device can be worn while showering but not for swimming.
  4. In order to see the data collected by this device all you have to do is plug the jack into the phone and download the free mobile application for Android or iOS. Physical connection is really important since the gadget isn't fitted with Bluetooth. Unfortunately Jawbone UP can't report your progress in real-time.

  Fitbit Flex

  1.  Customers who want to stay loyal to a brand with history should definitely opt for the Fitbit Flex. For no more than $99, you'll receive two interchangeable and adjustable bands.
  2. The simple design of the Fitbit Flex makes it so wearable. The device is made up of the silicone rubber and the actual tracker. You'll find no buttons on this gadget only the 5 built-in LEDs. However, the band recognizes the sleep or progress meter mode. Configure your goal for the day and let the Fitbit Flex show you whether you've achieved your goals for the activity goals. The Fitbix Flex can be worn while swimming (water-resistant up to 10 meters).
  3. In order to see the collected information, you'll need to download the desktop client on your PC. The next step is to synch the Flex with an Android or iOS smartphone with Bluetooth.

 Both activity trackers have a silent alarm and other useful features that contribute to the value of these amazing devices.

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