Conclusion: Reviewers rave over the Jawbone UP24's clever alarm, in-depth sleep tracking and holistic fitness app. They also like some unique features like the mood tracking app, which some reviewers say makes it seem as if the UP24 knows them better than they know themselves.
Pros: Smart sleep technology, Excellent mobile fitness app, Mood-tracking app, Movement reminders
Cons: No desktop or Web app, Sleep mode not automatic
Summary: Though smartwatches and Google Glass have made for some bold and interesting products, you could easily argue that the best wearables so far have been fitness trackers. But are these US$100+ accessories worth the price of admission?
Summary: The smartband market has been around for a couple of years but it’s still considered to be a niche product and mostly geared towards the sports and health conscious crowd. Still, we find very practical and convincing use for it.
Excerpt: Compatibility What’s in the box Durability As far as water goes, don’t submerge it! Jawbone says the band is “Splash-resistant”, which is a downfall for me because I am the kinda guy to just throw it on and forget about it.
Summary: The Up 24 is a good-looking fitness band that does everything you could want. The problem is in the execution. The lack of screen is a deal-breaker, and it doesn’t even keep the price down, which you’d expect.
Conclusion: Comfortable, sleek, mid-priced, and with great sleep features, the Jawbone UP24 could be the activity tracker for you, as long as you don't mind mobile-only access to your data, and a few other downsides.
Pros: Thin, sleek, comfortable activity tracker. Measures deep sleep and light sleep. Connects with many other apps for sports, health, and calorie-counting. Beautiful app.
Cons: Requires a smartphone. Sleep mode not automatic. Very basic calorie-counting features. Ends of band don't sit flat. No display. No altimeter. A bit pricey.
Stay fit: Jawbone Up24 and Nike+ FuelBand SE review
14 February 2014
Excerpt: There was a time in my life when I recorded every piece of food I ate and every step I took. I kept a meal and exercise journal — an actual journal — before I had one on my computer. Once online tools like LoseIt! and MyFitnessPal became popular, I tried a slew of those.
Pros: Comfortable, minimalist design, Clean, bold app UI, Small cards that give you advice to be healthier, Sporty product and UI design, Fuel points simplify data, Athletes will love competitive sharing features
Cons: Slow Bluetooth connectivity at times, No Android app yet, List of workouts is limited, Sessions feature doesn't add much, Sleep tracking rewards you for being restless, Lack of vibration alerts
Conclusion: There are now a plethora of fitness-tracking wristbands, but one of the original, and most iconic, was the Jawbone Up. A newer version of the device that made a splash last year, the Up24 now has Bluetooth and a slightly revamped app.
Pros: Syncs via Bluetooth, Sleep tracking, Excellent app with intuitive diet tracking, Accurate
Excerpt: If there’s any one category of app-enabled accessories that’s seen the most widespread acceptance among iPhone users, it would be fitness tracking devices. Thanks at least in part to its placement in Apple Stores, Jawbone’s UP was one of the first commercially successful models before it was...