Jul 24, 2013 11:04 AM
There are new activity trackers hitting the market daily, but with hefty price tags attached to them, making a new purchase is a bit of a gamble. We took a shot with the Jawbone UP system ($130) and we're so glad we did! The small, flexible band is worn casually, like a bracelet, and unobtrusively tracks important health patterns, from your exercise schedule to sleep patterns to mood changes. It syncs with the apps you already use, like RunKeeper and MyFitnessPal, is water-resistant, and can even be used as an alarm, waking you on your command or when you've finished an optimal power nap cycle (26.5 minutes). You can even set up an idle alert so you know when you need to get off your tush and get moving!