I’m not sure if I could tell you exactly when I became a fan of Oprah Winfrey. All I know is that when I was a freshman at college in Roanoke, VA, my mother used to call me from Florida. I’d curl up on my springy single mattress bed, make some tea, grab a blanket, and we’d watch the show together after my afternoon classes. Even today, Oprah is an inspiration to us — a supportive friend, a soul guru, and of course — our favorite librarian. After twenty years of not reading a single book, an Oprah’s Book Club pick turned my mom on to reading again. Now she can’t go anywhere without a Kindle book on hand!
Fast forward to over a decade later, and I’m working at Jawbone in San Francisco. We just heard our UP3 fitness tracker made Oprah’s list of Favorite Things 2015, and today, on Good Morning America, O, The Oprah Magazine’s Creative Director Adam Glassman highlighted UP3 as one of the 5 items from Oprah’s list. We’re humbled, excited, and honored by these accolades. If I could, I would personally hug Oprah and her entire team for the many thoughtful gifts I’ve received and given via suggestions from her annual list. Today, I’m just content to share the joy of our UP3 activity tracker with the many Oprah and O Magazine fans around the world.
Starting today, you can check out Oprah’s Favorite Things 2015 online and in the December issue of O, The Oprah Magazine (on newsstands nationwide November 10th). In the issue, Oprah reveals 87 gifts for even the trickiest people on one’s holiday list, including UP3 in Sand Twist, Teal Cross and Ruby Cross. Here’s what she had to say:
“My favorite fitness tracker! It looks great, automatically monitors everything from sleep patterns to heart rate to workouts, and gives you personalized advice based on your exercise and diet goals. It also has a new feature called Duels that lets you challenge friends (talking to you, Gayle King…)” — Oprah
In celebration of Oprah’s annual list, and her inclusion of UP3, we’d also like to round up a few of Jawbone’s favorite things. We hope you enjoy our picks, and that they help you reach your health goals, and live better in style.
Your wearable just got more wearable. Tuck your UP MOVE inside our UP x BaubleBar Salsa Bracelet to track your steps in style.
When we teamed up with OPI to celebrate the launch of our new designs for UP2 and UP3, we absolutely fell in love with pairing OPI polish with our new bands. Track your steps in style with these perfect color combinations.
As discovered by our data science team, people who experienced major weight loss log 75% more meals than those who do not meet their weight loss goals. You can pair the Escali SmartConnect Kitchen Scale to UP for accurate portion and nutrition measurements in your UP App.
Dog lovers, this pick is for you! Pair your dog’s Whistle Activity Monitor with the UP App to see your activity in the same place. You’ll better understand your own health, and keep an eye on your furry best friend too.
Magazine cover courtesy of O, The Oprah Magazine. Photographer: Ruven Afanador