Here's a New Year's Eve piece that has nothing to do with Ryan Seacrest, a ball dropping, or even pretending to set those dreaded resolutions.
The Jawbone UP was one of my favorite fitness gadgets of 2011. Yes, there was an issue with the reliability of the wristband, but a new Jawbone UP came out in 2012 and it picked right back up in popularity.
The wristband was also used in conjunction with an app, and users were able to plug their device in each day to their iPhone or iPad and get some great data.
Jawbone thought it would be cool to look at some of the data downloaded by Jawbone UP users as 2012 came to a close. Jawbone has been saying that the UP is more for fitness fanatics or those looking to lose weight, and with information like this, i have to believe them.
Of the UP users who tracked their activity over New Year’s Eve:
The East Coast partied the longest – 80 percent of UP users on the East Coast stayed up past midnight, compared to only 65% of UP users in the mountain region who stayed up to ring in 2013
75 percent stayed up past midnight to ring in 2013 – compared to less than 40 percent of users on an average night
Almost half of UP users slept in past 9 a.m. on New Year’s Day – compared with less than 20 percent on a typical work day
Users were seven times more likely to drink champagne at a meal on New Year's Eve than during the rest of the year
And in case you are looking for a little inspiration for your New Year’s resolution, just a quick reminder that UP is a wristband and app that helps you make lasting improvements to your everyday lifestyle, so that you can stick to your resolutions well beyond January. Here’s how UP can help you achieve your New Year’s goals:
Customizable Goals: UP helps you identify and set goals that are tailored to your needs.
Teambuilding: Connect with friends and UP users to create a community to cheer you on, motivating you to meet your goals.
Insights: UP shares daily insights based on your specific activity, helping connect the dots so you can make smarter choices.
Alarms and Alerts: UP can remind you to get up and move around during periods of inactivity, and can even detect your lightest moments of sleep to help you wake up refreshed.
Keeps You Moving: Health studies prove that tracking your activity can help increase your activity by more than 26%. Simply wearing UP every day can remind you to take the stairs instead of the elevator, or choose a healthier afternoon snack.
UP isn’t just for athletes or people trying to lose weight; UP is for anyone who wants to be the healthiest version of themselves. UP is available in three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large), will be available in eight colors (Onyx, Mint Green, Light Grey, Blue, Navy Blue, Red, Orange, Hunter Green) and is be available for $129.99 at Jawbone.com, Apple, AT&T, and Best Buy nationwide. The UP by Jawbone app for iPhone is available for free in the Apple App Store.