Suzie makes positive steps with UP2™

Suzie So

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Suzie So
A little after I get into work, my UP2 vibrates to remind me to take my vitamins and meds. And then, throughout the day if I'm idle for too long, I'll get a gentle reminder that I need to get up from my chair.

I jumped on the Fitbit band wagon a couple years back and while it had its pros, I didn't like that it was obvious I was wearing a fitness tracker. So I returned my Fitbit tracker and started doing my research for a fitness tracker that met my criteria. Tracking my steps and activity was a given. One: doesn't look like an eyesore. Two: custom alarms for taking meds, bedtime reminders, morning alarms. Three: tracks my sleep. And Four: the app had to be as good as the hardware.

That's how I ended up getting an UP2, and it was neat that my company allowed me to use my wellness dollars to get this because it was for my health.

Unexpectedly, I think the Smart Coach has been the most helpful feature. It crunches through the data and gives me Today I Will goals personalized for me. I read up on what my Smart Coach has to say, and I like it when it encourages me to participate in a customized goal, like get to bed by 10pm tonight, or take at least 8,000 steps by the end of the day.

I commute from the East Bay into San Francisco every day for work, and ride the ferry and my scooter. While I don't get to add my scootering activity easily (still waiting for that feature!) I still like I can add in any activity as other if need be. When I'm really active, my UP2 app will ask me if I was active during that period, which saves me time. I sometimes go with my fellowship on trips on the weekend and it's nice to be able to track my activity.

A little after I get into work, my UP2 vibrates to remind me to take my vitamins and meds. And then, throughout the day if I'm idle for too long, I'll get a gentle reminder that I need to get up from my chair. (Have you seen the infographic, 'Sitting is killing you'?)

At night, I'll wear my UP2 when I go to bed, and the next morning, see how my sleep was. I like how I don't have to recharge it often (last for 10 days), and it's almost like I can forget about it until I look at the powerhouse of data in my app. The only reminder I get is from friends who ask, "No way, that's a fitness tracker? It looks so nice!"