Wearable Tech – Fitbit versus Jawbone UP

I had the Fitbit for two weeks, lost it three times (the last time for good). The product design is both excellent and terrible at the same time. At first I loved it because the Fitbit is so light that you forget you have it on. But then I realized that its near weightless, unobtrusive design is the worst aspect of the design. You don’t notice when you don’t have it on. So you may be awake for hours before realizing that you are not measuring your activity. You also don’t notice when it falls off your belt – while doing yard work or taking off your jacket.

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