Jawbone for the win

A couple of months ago I posted about how I got the Jawbone UP activity tracker to help me track my steps and help to keep me on my fitness goals. Well I am still wearing it and loving it everyday and recently I started to love it a little more.

So the tracker has little lights on it; a sun and a moon, and when you switch between functions like sleep, or exercise or when you have an alarm vibration go off the little lights light up. For whatever reason (technology sometimes evades me) the little sun light stopped working and it didn’t really seem to bother me until I couldn’t tell if my band was in awake or sleep mode, or if it tracked my exercise that I logged.

The iPhone app for the band is pretty nifty it has a troubleshooting section and it literally walks you through what might be wrong with your bands (and they include pictures, I found these to be super helpful). So I tried to just troubleshoot my band and see what happened. For awhile the little sun would work and then it stopped working again and I kind of was getting annoyed by it. I get weird about things sometimes, if it’s supposed to have these little lights then gosh they should just work and they shouldn’t die after months of having the band.

So I went back to the app to troubleshoot; no dice, it still wasn’t working. So in the fashion of most websites there was a “contact us” button, I clicked it. Upon clicking the button the next screen was a screen that had all the information about my band: size, color, serial number, etc. I explained the problem that I was experiencing and hit send. Not even within 24 hours a customer service person got back to me and asked me to provide them with my name, address, and store where I bought my band. Again I provided the information and hit send. This time the next response was almost immediate, the customer service person said they were sending me a replacement band. I am not going to lie I felt like I was being tricked, the process was way too easy and smooth. I feel like we live in a world where things just don’t happen like that anymore and that they would want it back to diagnosis it; make sure I didn’t get water in it or something crazy. Nope they just said ok we will replace it… ah-mazing. (I love good customer service)

A couple days later I got a tracking number for my new band, and probably within a week’s time I got the replacement band.

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The new band is exactly like my old band but less worn and the lights to the sun and moon are green rather than red. Jawbone also sent a prepaid shipping label so all I have to do is throw my old one in an envelope and call it a day. For the record I haven’t shipped my other one back yet and I kind of feel like a jerk, I don’t what they would do if I didn’t return it since they don’t have any way of charging me for it. I don’t want to find out what would happen, I am going to mail it tomorrow I swear!

Like I mentioned earlier in the week, I wanted to write about products I dig and I think are worth the money and for me Jawbone is one of those companies that I would buy from again and again. As far as their products go this is the only one that I own, but I have been interested for sometime in their Jambox speakers. I have friends who own them and love them. And if their customer service for their speakers is anything like what I experienced for the band I would not feel like I had anything to worry about especially since the speaker is a little on the pricey side.

Are their companies that you feel like go above and beyond your expectations? Tell me about them, I love finding out about new companies that are worthy of my hard earned money.

 

r

6/25/14

 

 

275 Days of Choosing Me

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It has been a while since I have blogged about anything; I had intentions of blogging but for this reason or that I just didn’t.

The ultimate reason is because for the past 275 days I have chosen me.

I made the conscience decision to start being more selfish.

Although I know that sounds very negative and well selfish… I have come to believe that being selfish isn’t as bad as it’s made out to be.

Being selfish can be a very positive experience if you let yourself have it.

Letting yourself be selfish allows you the opportunity to learn more about the person you are, it gives you time to invest in the things that you love, it also helps to clear some obstacles from your path when it comes to completing tasks on your to do list that you never seem to have the time to do, e.g., go back to school, finish school, go to the gym, spend more time doing what you want to do…

To be honest I am not sure what I really want to say or not say about the decisions I made but I do know that if I had not taken time for myself I would not be in the place that I am in today.I finally feel like I have a handle on my life, my career, my education, my physical wellbeing, as well as my mental wellbeing.

I now know that it is an absolute necessity to put yourself and your happiness at the top of your priority list (because I’m willing to bet that your happiness isn’t on the top of someone else’s list).

Life is filled with things that we have to do to make money, keep people happy, or what have you. If life is a constant cycle of doing what you must to keep your head above water, sooner or later that stuff is going to drag you down and it will be a very long and difficult journey to the top of the water, and an even longer one to find that happiness the daily grind has driven away.

One last thing that I think I want to say is that proceed with caution on your journey to selfishness, it is not for the weak. You will find that people around you will not understand the reasons that you have for doing what you do, they will outcast you, they will probably not want to be your friend anymore because you aren’t paying enough attention to them (this is where all the negativity of selfish comes from). But a true friend, or someone who really cares about you; they will understand the method behind your madness. And for that I am thankful. My good friends are still around (some other friends, not so much), somehow with all of my crazy antics, mood swings, bitch-fests, and even the days when I fall of the face of the Earth, I know who the good ones are. The ones who understand you in a time like this are the ones that will last a lifetime.

“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s NECESSARY.”

~ Mandy Hale 

And with that I am back.. expect more blogs (I know I always say that but trust I mean it)

r

7/4/13   – 180 days until 2014… what will you do with them? what have you been putting off?