Stop JawBone Up Band Cap Loss

If you have an Up Band from JawBone, you know it is a pretty neat tool for tracking your exercise, sleep, food consumption, etc. But the band has one really annoying feature and that is the snap-on end cap that protects the little sync plug. The cap has a habit of popping lose when you least expect it and is easily lost. You can get a replacement from JawBone or on EBay, but that is a hassle and gets expensive.

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I have an easy fix that secures the cap, but does not interfere with removing it to sync your band. You simply need a short piece of 5/16″ black latex surgical tubing. It happens to be the right diameter to provide a nice friction fit and the grippiness (is that a word?) of the latex helps keep it in place. The longer the piece of tubing you use, the better the cap is held in place, but detracts somewhat from the bands appearance. I suggest a 1″ piece is a good choice.

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You simply slip the tubing over the band a bit and insert the cap till it snaps in place. The tubing will do the rest. When you need to sync your band, pinch the tubing a little as you grasp the cap and it will come off with the cap. Sync your band then slide the cap and tubing right back in place.

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It works! Impossible to lose a cap? No. But it’s a whole lot harder to do!

Enjoy your JawBone Up!

BTW You can find 5/16″ black latex surgical tubing at fishing supply stores, dive shops, aquarium stores, medical supply companies, etc. You need so little, they may just give it to you.

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