Jawbone UP24 Philippines Price Php 8,590 : Where to Buy It? Plus, Quick Review of The Things I Love About The Fitness Band

For those who've been asking me questions about the product, this is the fitness band that I've been raving about on my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. This is also the wearable that's on my left wrist right now -- while I'm writing this.

Jawbone UP24

It's called UP24 and it's the newest hardware option for the UP System by Jawbone – the wristband, app and data service that helps you manage your weight, sleep better and stay fit.

Jawbone UP24

The UP24 wristband or fitness band connects wirelessly to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth and works with the UP mobile application to provide continuous feedback and in-the-moment notifications to help you achieve your health and fitness goals. The UP system uses your own data to deliver insights and celebrate milestones while challenging you to accomplish more each day and also gives you individually tailored reports on how your sleep and activity interrelate.

Jawbone UP24

Designed for the way you live, UP24 by Jawbone features the same sophisticated form factor and technology that current UP users love. The smooth, hypoallergenic, medical-grade rubber exterior features a new, stylish textural design. Just like UP (the predecessor of this wearable), UP24 is small and comfortable enough to wear throughout each day - while you're working or working out - and night - while you're sleeping.

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My UP24 Story

I'm now totally in love with my UP24 but to tell you honestly, it wasn't that way when I first got this band from our friends at Jawbone.

At first, I thought, why would anyone want to count their steps or the number of hours that they sleep? I mean, I count my reps when I workout but I've never tried counting my steps. It didn't make sense to me and it took me a while to pair the band with my phones and to download the complementary application.

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It look me a while to remove the wristband from its packaging and to pair it with my phone.

But then, when I started to read blog reviews and watch Youtube videos about the product - some even call it the 'best fitness band in the market currently', I got more and more excited to try out and see for myself why many tech and fitness enthusiasts are praising Jawbone for this release.

Jawbone UP24

So when exactly did I fall head over heels in love with my UP24? I remember, I liked it the first time I wore it. I immediately noticed that it's unlike other fitness bands I've worn before.

Jawbone UP24

I mean, it hugs my wrist perfectly and it doesn't move around when I shake my hands or move my arms. It's not too tight nor too loose and it feels very comfortable to have on. In fact, I've been wearing my UP24 for three straight weeks now - only taking it out to charge it - and it has never left a mark on my wrist from extended use.

I also think it looks stylish and that it has an intriguing design identity. "What are you wearing, Mac? It looks cool." -- I'd often get that from friends the first time they see my UP24.

Jawbone UP24

But really, the eye-catching UP24 band with its singular button is just half of the reason why I'm in love with this product. The other half would have to be the intuitive and easy-to-use partner application that helps you make sense of all the information that the fitness band gathers while it's on you.

Jawbone UP24

As I've said, you can download the UP24 application for free via App Store for iOS devices or Play Store for Android phones and tablets.

Data and Insights

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When you use it for the first time, the application will prompt you type in your physical information - like your height and weight - and to pair or connect it with your Jawbone UP24 band via Bluetooth. To do so, just make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your device then click on your fitness band's sole button.

Jawbone UP24

The UP system application presents data in a chart or graphical format like what's shown in these photos. The bar graph above shows information on the number of steps I took last November 6, 2014, as well as the times of the day when I was most active and how long I was idle.

Jawbone UP24

I particularly love the graphs showing my sleeping patterns as it shows not just the number of hours I've slept but also the times when I wake up at night, the number of my 'light sleep' hours (when the band detects subtle movements) as well as that for 'deep sleep' (when I remain totally stationary while sleeping).

The charts also present some important insights about how I sleep. For instance, I learned that I usually take around 30 minutes to enter deep sleep after lying in bed and that I 'unconsciously' wake up around four hours each night almost on set intervals -- perhaps to change my position in bed.

These data may not seem like much but I've actually learned a lot about myself just from looking at them -- including the fact that I'm a light sleeper and that I barely get enough sleep in a week. The daily graphs also inspire me to do better everyday; to move more and to sleep more. I guess that realization is the real gift of Jawbone UP24 to me; It helped me understand myself and my needs better.


Apart from gathering data about your daily activities per day, you can also use your Jawbone UP24 buzz or alert you with subtle vibrations when you need to accomplish certain tasks or once you've achieved your fitness goals per day.

Jawbone UP24
Using the partner app, you can set your band to vibrate when it's bedtime.

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It can also buzz to update you of your "move progress" like when you've taken 2,000 steps or 5,000 steps; serving as motivation to keep moving.

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Finally, you can set your UP24 to vibrate and wake you up when you take power naps within the day. Sweet!

Ease of Use

You don't have to keep launching and checking the UP system application on your smartphone just to make sure that it's continuously collecting your movement data. It works in the background and your fitness band can communicate with the app with nothing more than three clicks of the button.

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Simply long press on the button before sleeping and do that again as soon as you wake up.

Jawbone UP24
Time your activities - like working out or jogging - by double clicking on the button and holding it on the second click until the band vibrates.

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Prompt the app to record your power nap by clicking on the button twice and holding it for the third time until the moon flashes and the band vibrates.

Words of Encouragement

The UP system encourages and motivates you to take small steps that can turn into long-term progress – all based on your unique data from your UP or UP24 wristband:

Today I Will: The UP Insight Engine delivers simple, achievable opt-in commitments called “Today I Will” focused in one of three categories – sleep, movement, or water intake – that challenge you to accomplish a suggested goal in a day’s time.

Streaks & Milestones: As you continue to achieve your goals over time, the UP app rewards you with celebrations of your short-and long-term progress.

Activity Alerts: When using UP24, you’ll receive relevant move notifications from the UP app throughout the day. These personalized nudges are delivered at a time and place relevant to you – based on your data – all enabled by UP24.

Sleep Recovery: UP24 users can get the benefit of the bands’ revolutionary sleep tracking system even if they occasionally forget to put their band in Sleep Mode. UP can estimate users’ sleep to provide an estimation.

Activity Log: The UP app lets you reflect on your recent activity by giving you a snapshot of the steps, sleep, workouts and meals you’ve logged since you last visited the app.

New Insights: After consistently tracking sleep and activity for several weeks, the UP Insight Engine will generate a personalized assessment of your steps and sleep.

Reminders: To stay on track, the UP system allows you to set tailored reminders that prompt you to conduct a desired task at a desired time. Customize your own reminder to complete a workout, get ready for bed, or take a pill, and UP will remind you with an app notification and gentle band buzz.

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It also shows you interesting trivia based related to the app's findings about your movement and sleeping patterns. Here, for example, since the UP System learned that I always lack sleep it's giving me information on food that can help me sleep better by relaxing my body.

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Plus, you get these cool and inspiring quotations. I like Oscar Wilde so this one is all good.

All these things considered, I highly recommend Jawbone UP24 to everyone who's looking for a stylish and unique fitness band that works simply and simply works. As I've said, the wristband is one of the best I've worn - it looks great and it fits perfectly - but what makes this product a true stand-out would have to be the UP System app, which is just as brilliantly designed and is a pure joy to use.

Jawbone UP24

TP Friends, Jawbone UP24 is available at Apple Premium Resellers in the Philippines, including Power Mac Center and iStore. You may also get it at leading lifestyle and electronics stores, namely, ROX, Common Thread, Automatic Centre and Ambassador Appliance stores. The UP24 band comes in three sizes (Small, Medium, and Large) and is out in the country in three colors: Onyx, Pink Coral, and my favorite, Persimmon.

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