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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: It tries to be great, but the Jawbone UP could be so much better if it just had 2 extra features… I think it really needs an indicator on the band to show you how you’re progressing with your daily activity and it also needs wireless syncing.
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
Review: Jawbone UP + Android – A Baby Step Toward Truly Powerful Wearable Tech
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.
Excerpt: In eight fun colors, this wristband fitness tracker from Jawbone easily blends in without being obtrusive or uncomfortable as it tracks your sleep and activity habits. Just sync the band to its iPhone or Android app using the audio jack in order to view data.
Pros: Accurate calorie counter and pedometer, Easy to set up, Comfortable
Cons: Requires an iPhone or android app to view data — no display on device
Conclusion: The shine quickly rubbed off the original UP, but all signs point to Jawbone having learned its lesson. The new hardware feels sturdier than before, and the more stringent tolerances mean we now have no qualms about wearing UP in the shower or pool.