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
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
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.
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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
Conclusion: In the battle for the top of the OutdoorGearLab pedometer review heap, the Jawbone Up and Fitbit Flex long outlasted all the others. In the end, the choice of top billing was a difficult one. Even now, the distinction between these two is a very narrow one. The Jawbone offers some advantages that the Fitbit cannot. Primarily, the Jawbone has much longer battery life before needing a recharge. Additionally, the Up may be more comfortable on the wrist for some.
Excerpt: There are plenty of fitness trackers out there, but is the stylish Jawbone Up the one for you? With a 10 day battery life and a £99.99 price tag, can it beat out the Fitbit Flex , or even the mighty Nike FuelBand ? Find out in the video above!
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
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. Whether and why Jawbone didn't see fit to invest resources in developing for Android was a mystery, but now – thankfully – it's immaterial.
Excerpt: It was the third time I lost the cap that I really got pissed off. Because this time, I had no idea how, or where, it had come loose. I strode around my apartment, cursing it, mentally calculating how many of these caps I’d have to buy in the space of a year, given that I’d misplaced the same tiny nub of metal and plastic three times in the last two weeks.