Earlier this month we attended an event hosted by AT&T at David Barton Gym in Bellevue, WA. Along with Seattle area tech, parenting and lifestyle bloggers and reporters, we got to test the newest wearable technology from Jawbone during a workout with one of the gym’s fitness trainers.
As excited as we were for the event, I must admit we spent a crazy amount of time right here in the entrance to the gym with its gorgeous wood detailing.
Understandably, the kids decided this was most definitely a slide and happily slid down the wall dozens of times. I think this might happen a lot because we only got smiles from patrons and staff alike.
Once we finally made it past the front door, we made our way to the awesome children’s play area. After getting the kids started coloring and climbing with their friends, we were ready to find out all about the Jawbone UP24. We made our way to our group to be fitted for a Jawbone UP24 tracker and then on to the workout part of the event. While I didn’t participate in the workout because I had thrown out my back the day prior and could barely walk at the time, what I saw was not child’s play.
I’ve been to hundreds of fitness classes in my day, but I’ve never seen a fitness session quite like what I witnessed last week. Their aim was definitely not to go lightly on our group as members of the media – they were going to show us how a real training session goes with lots of tips and tricks for getting each move exactly right while working the full range of muscles. Let me tell you, there were some very shocked faces as they finished the grueling workout.So, how many calories do I think the participants burned in their hour long workout? Eight miiiilllllion calories… maybe more.
Or, if you prefer hard facts, they burnt roughly 700 calories. See, this is why I need an activity tracker. I know I’m very guilty of overestimating my activities and conveniently forgetting about stray calories, and that’s exactly what a Jawbone UP24 is for.
The first time I heard of activity trackers, I thought it sounded impossible. How on Earth could a tiny module tell your level of activity, much less your sleep? It turns out, those little activity trackers can tell a whole lot more than I thought they could. Activity tracker friends: Unite!
It may be high tech, but how it works is really quite simple. Once you pair the activity band to your smartphone via the iOS or Android app, you can see your whole day at a glance. Whether you are tracking your exercises, your sleep, or even your food intake, the Jawbone UP24 tells you just where you stand at all times. No sugar coating anything… you are either in target or you’re not. Clearly, hubby is not on target for sleep as we can all agree 5 1/2 hours is too little. Right?
As cool as it is to know where you stand throughout the day in terms of exercise and activity, my favorite feature is that you can join your friends on the UP app by Jawbone. So, instead of going it alone and setting your own goals, you and your friends can challenge each other to do more, to go further, to be healthier. Also, you can brag about how well you function on such little sleep.
If you haven't been into an AT&T store recently, you are probably wondering what fitness has to do with cell phones, right? Well, AT&T is definitely more than cell phones these days and they carry a variety of wireless fitness accessories at its retail stores. The Jawbone UP24 is just one of the new wearable trackers to help you get fit and live healthier and it can work right along with your AT&T smartphone.
With obesity rates on the rise and nutrition taking a back seat these days, I love that there are things like the Jawbone UP24 that are giving us a better look into our health and seeing where we might be lacking. Combining these new technologies with a smartphone, something we all carry anyway, Jawbone and AT&T are making the union of technology and fitness even more seamless.
How would you like to win one of these awesome Jawbone UP24 activity trackers for yourself? Enter now!
A big thank you to David Barton Gym, Jawbone, and AT&T for inviting us to the event and for offering an additional Jawbone tracker to one lucky reader. As always, all opinions are 100% ours.
48 thoughts on “AT&T helps you get fit with the Jawbone UP24 activity tracker”
It would help me to stay motivated during the summer months and keep me aware of my progress.
My husband and I have recently started going to the gym again. I would like a method to know what I’m doing and how it’s “adding UP.” (I do not always feel like the machines at the gym are accurately assessing me.) Plus, it would be nice to have a method of tracking everything when I’m away from the gym as well.
It would help me track my progress so I know what I have to do.
I have just started working out. I need help to stay motivated and on track
I like that it easily pairs with my android phone so this would make tracking things easier and well more “shameful” if I don’t do any activity
Keeping track of my goals and progress would make me more motivated. I’d be able to get “there” faster!
As a competitive person, it would keep me motivated to beat my activity from the day or week prior.
I can use all the help I can get with being held accountable for my daily physical activity!
My husband is trying to lose weight so this would be perfect.
having the ability to see real feedback is extremely helpful.
I love that the Jawbone up 24 helps you track your progress and give you a little nudge if you stop.
I have a regular Jawbone, but I would love the 24 because it syncs wirelessly and would be a lot easier to do for me!
My husband just started a walking program where he walks a few miles each day. This would really help him be able to keep track of his progress. This is such a great idea.
i like that it will track how I am doing
It would motivate me to keep on walking.
I would help me keep track of my running days.
this would help me keep track of my progress and help me gear my workouts towards my fitness goals.
I would love to have one of these. I am currently trying to loose weight after having a baby. I have been watching my calories closely but keeping track of my activity through out the day to keep me active would be even better!
It would motivate me to work out harder
The UP24 from Jawbone and AT&T Would Keep Me On Track And Help Me Set Goals.
I would love to lose 100 pounds to get back into my wedding dress size!
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They would help and motivate me to exercise.
I’m a terrible snacker…I think it might help me pay more attention to those extra calories!
I think that keeping track of my daily activity would show me what I need to improve on and keep me motivated to do better.
It would help by allowing me to see progress and be motivated
Knowing that my daily activity was being tracked would definitely motivate me to be more active.
I think it would keep me on track because if you see your progress you are more apt to stay on track and try to reach the goals you set for yourself
This would help me increase my current workout.
We go hiking and walking almost every day so it would be great to keep track of how far we go
It would be there as a constant reminder to get up and move. It would hold me accountable towards my fitness goals.
I have just started working out and I need help to stay motivated and on track
Being able to track my activity would help me understand what I need to do more or less of and keep me motivated.
It would help me stay motivated to exercise, since I could actually watch my progress.
it would be great to help track my activity. I recently lost a fitbit so this would be a great replacement.
I would love something to motivate me to keep active and track my progress.
I would use it to keep track of my steps throughout the day and how I am sleeping at night
The UP24 would take the guessswork out of whether or not I am getting enough exercise and keep me motivated to get more.
I love this it would keep me motivated to get up more and achieve active goals
It would keep pushing me to do more.
I sometimes need a little kick in the pants to get motivated to move, I think this would help.
This would help me keep on track and be focused.
I think it would make you more aware of how active or inactive you are so that you can make a better effort to be fit
it would motivate me to walk more, and longer!
This looks so amazing! I have been looking for something like this to motivate me to be healthier and this would be perfect!
Comment and tell me how the UP24 from Jawbone and AT&T would help you meet your fitness goals.
Simple motivation, track and hit those goals.
it would motivate me to keep on moving
I think the UP24 from Jawbone and AT&T would keep me motivated. I love competition and this would be a way for me to challenge myself to meet my goals every day, with no cheating!
It would help me to keep track on what I can do and where I want to be.