Jawbone or Fitbit, wake me up before you go-go (to the snooze button)
December 11, 2013 4:19 PM Subscribe
I'm strongly considering buying a Jawbone UP24 or FitBit Force specifically for the alarm/sleep tracking functions. Does anyone have any experience with either product for that purpose? Is there something else that would meet my needs better?
posted by Paper rabies to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I am a horrible snooze-r (thanks for guilting me, New Yorker
) and I think a vibrating thing on my wrist will be a good alternative to going back to sleep ad nauseum for 20 minutes to over an hour. I have used sleep trackers on my iPhone for this, but I don't find they work very well. I would also prefer not to keep my phone close to my bed so that I can resist the urge to surf before bedtime, which tends to keep me awake. Also I hate traditional alarm clocks and am sadly very good at turning them off in my sleep.
I might continue to use the fitness tracker for other things (ie. running) but I primarily want it for this reason. I'm not used to wearing things on my wrists, though, so I might not want to do that all day. Plus I have really tiny wrists (around 14cm circumference), which might be an issue for the Force.
If anyone has used either product for sleep tracking and alarms, I would love to hear your experience! And if you have a better idea for me (ie. a very creative alarm clock), I would be interested!