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Jawbone UP

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Expert Review

2 April 2014
  • Conclusion: If you’re interested in harnessing a bracelet which has a sleek design and maps your fitness data into rich visual charts then you’re in for a treat. While the Jawbone UP is a fairly decent fitness tracker, the newly released Jawbone UP24 pretty much has the upper hand with wireless connectivity.
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Overall 7

Jawbone Up Fitness Tracking Wristband

28 February 2014
  • Summary: Jawbone UP dates back to being the very first wrist-based activity tracker to actually capture eyes, and this second-generation band with its pretty solid yet sleek design seems to follow the footsteps. Jawbone Up is somewhat like a pedometer, but with pretensions of being more. Up counts to a multitude of motion sensors and reveals the information it collects with it’s ultra-smart apps compatible with your smartphone.
  • Pros: Avalanche of hues, Supported by superb app, Very easy to slip on and off, Quite comfortable on wrist, App tracks your calorie intake
  • Cons: Not waterproof, No wireless syncing allowed, Doesn't charge in the midst of syncing, Proprietary cables needed for charging
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Jawbone UP

15 February 2014
  • Summary: Reviews are mixed on the appearance -- Christina Tynan-Wood appreciates the "futuristic" design, and Vanity Fair's James Wolcott finds the band more discreet than larger bands, but Duffy prefers something less conspicuous for dressy occasions. The battery lasts for 10 days between charges, about twice as long as that of the Fitbit Flex.
  • Pros: Smart sleep technology, Excellent mobile fitness apps, Mood-tracking app
  • Cons: No wireless sync, No feedback screen, Limited device-sync compatibility
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Want a more Active Lifestyle? Hands On with the Jawbone UP Tracking and Monitoring Wristband

1 October 2013
  • Summary: I was quite impressed by what the Jawbone UP delivered in the way of accuracy and encouragement for a more active lifestyle which, funnily enough, also includes keeping track of the most inactive period in our daily life: our sleep. For less than 145 bucks you can have a lot of fun discovering how you're going in your current lifestyle and where you need to improve. Have a look at MobileZap's Fitness page where you can find the UP and many similar devices.
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Up by Jawbone

20 August 2013
  • Summary: UP by Jawbone is a decent pedometer. Beyond that, it is an average device that lets you know how active, or inactive, you are as long as you manually change the modes to correspond with your...
  • Pros: Decent pedometer, For individuals who want a better idea of how active they are, Reminds me to get up if I have been sitting too long
  • Cons: Not for the hard-core exercise nuts, Not very accurate, Difficult to wear, No wireless syncing
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Overall 7

Jawbone UP

18 June 2013
  • Conclusion: The Jawbone UP offers some advantages that few others in our test cannot. Primarily, of the rechargeable devices, the Jawbone has much longer battery life before needing a recharge. Additionally, the UP may be more comfortable on the wrist for some. Jawbone Inc. keeps the original UP in their product line as a budget alternative. As compared to newer designs, the need to plug the device in to sync is a considerable detriment.
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Overall 7

Jawbone's revamped Up is tougher, comfy, and insightful

16 June 2013
  • Summary: The new Jawbone Up is comfortable and durable, but limited support means this gadget won't make sense for many phone users.
  • Pros: The Jawbone Up is comfortable, durable, and effortless to wear. Its mobile app is intuitive and presents data well.
  • Cons: The Jawbone Up lacks a screen. It only syncs with iPhones and some Android devices, so there's no other way to view your fitness data. It connects via a less convenient wired connection.
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Goondu review: Jawbone Up

24 April 2013
  • Excerpt: Jawbone’s Up is a device that’s supposed to be worn 24/7. So, to truly understand how well it works, I’ve been wearing it everyday and every night over the past few weeks to see if wearable computing is all it’s cracked up to be.
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Jawbone Up activity tracker review

The Gadgeteer
11 April 2013
  • Excerpt: When you’re trying to increase your fitness level, lose weight or just keep a log of your physical activity, finding the right tool to help can be a challenge with all the activity trackers currently on the market. The Jawbone UP originally came on the scene back in 2011 to not so great reviews. Jawbone acknowledged that there were hardware problems and ended up refunding people’s money. A year later they are back to try again.
  • Pros: Water resistant, Up to 10 day battery life, Fast charging
  • Cons: Manual sync / no Bluetooth, Wake and inactivity alerts don't work consistently, Too tedious to add foods to the food log
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Review: Jawbone UP + Android – A Baby Step Toward Truly Powerful Wearable Tech

Android Police
8 April 2013
  • Excerpt: When Jawbone's UP wristband was released in late 2011, I was excited. Then I was disappointed. The motion-tracking band seemed like a perfect step into wearable tech at the time, but its companion app wasn't available for Android. Whether and why Jawbone didn't see fit to invest resources in developing for Android was a mystery, but now – thankfully – it's immaterial.
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