/>
X

Life-tracking tools for a better, healthier you: Fuelband, Fitbit, UP compared

People are looking for ways to use mobile technology to get healthier and several companies now have products to aid you in this endeavor. We don't always need to track intense workouts, but need ways to track the other 23 hours of our life.
6350783.jpg
1 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

People are looking for ways to use mobile technology to get healthier and several companies now have products to aid you in this endeavor. We don't always need to track intense workouts, but need ways to track the other 23 hours of our life.

Check out my full ZDNet Mobile Gadgeteer article for details on using each of these devices over the past several weeks and months.

6350788.jpg
2 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

This photo shows how the two bands fit on the wrist, next to the Fitbit Ultra.

6350789.jpg
3 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

The Fitbit Ultra and Nike+ Fuelband have displays on them and as you can see they both look great.

6350790.jpg
4 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

The three devices range from a small clip to a rather large wristband.

6350791.jpg
5 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

This photo shows how each of the devices can be connected to a PC or Mac.

6350792.jpg
6 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

The Fitbit Ultra iOS app gives you access to most of your data.

6350793.jpg
7 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

You can enter events on your iPhone, as well as use the iPhone as a food logger.

6350794.jpg
8 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

The Fuelband iOS home screen shows you your current Fuel status. You can connect the Fuelband to your iPhone via a Bluetooth connection.

6350784.jpg
9 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

Fuel stats can be viewed for different time frames.

6350795.jpg
10 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

There is a status page in the Nike app where you can also manage your Fuelband settings.

6350786.jpg
11 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

The Jawbone UP home screen shows the three main areas where data is tracked.

6350787.jpg
12 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

You can view details of particular events and workouts on your iPhone.

6350785.jpg
13 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

There are different ways to view UP data on your iPhone.

6350796.jpg
14 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

Life tracking devices gallery 1

6350797.jpg
15 of 15 Matthew Miller/ZDNET

Life tracking devices gallery 2

Related Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6: Electric vehicle extravaganza
img-8825

Related Galleries

Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Kia EV6: Electric vehicle extravaganza

26 Photos
A weekend with Google's Chrome OS Flex
img-9792-2

Related Galleries

A weekend with Google's Chrome OS Flex

22 Photos
Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup
shutterstock-1024665187.jpg

Related Galleries

Cybersecurity flaws, customer experiences, smartphone losses, and more: ZDNet's research roundup

8 Photos
Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'
Full of promises!

Related Galleries

Inside a fake $20 '16TB external M.2 SSD'

8 Photos
Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup
Asian woman working at a desk in front of a computer and calculator

Related Galleries

Hybrid working, touchscreen MacBook hopes, cybersecurity concerns, and more: ZDNet's tech research roundup

8 Photos
Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup
Person seated at a booth in a cafe looks at their phone and laptop.

Related Galleries

Developer trends, zero-day risks, 5G speeds, and more: Tech research roundup

10 Photos
Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida
ca3b4019-26c5-4ce0-a844-5aac39e2c34b.jpg

Related Galleries

Drive Electric Day: A dizzying array of EVs in sunny Florida

16 Photos