I got my Jawbone UP® personal activity tracker in November, and I’ve worn it every day since.
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Sometimes I wear it on its own.
Sometimes I pair it with a bracelet or two.
I’ve worn it to client meetings, when I’m speaking at conferences, and even to church.
Among my fitness-minded friends in the Facebook/Twitterverse/Blogosphere, personal activity trackers are fairly common, but that’s not the case in my work environment. Last week I had to explain to a client what the Jawbone UP® does, and he was more appalled than intrigued by the idle alarm that I hold so dear!
So, when I am in a client meeting or legal conference and notice someone wearing one of these devices, I really notice. I identify them as a person who cares about their health and well-being, and immediately like them for at least that reason. I haven’t used “How many steps have you taken today?” as an icebreaker, but at my next big conference, where we usually wonder how many miles we’ve logged traversing the vast exhibit hall, I may not be able to resist.
Have you noticed more people wearing personal activity trackers?
If you have one, do you wear it everywhere?