Conclusion: Bluetooth connectivity certainly brings a big advance over the previous UP. It’s incredibly handy have that tracking information in real-time time. Even with this and the additional software enhancements, however, the UP24 doesn’t match up to the sort of informational firepower available with much of the competition. If you’re looking for a simple, out-of-the-way tracker, Jawbone’s offering is still a solid choice.
Pros: Lightweight, Comprehensive stat tracking, Bluetooth syncing
Cons: Some sizing issues, Lack of screen, Too many stats require manual input
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. It’s simple and very easy to use, provides the essential data that matters and can be an integral part of a user’s lifestyle.
Summary: If you can afford it, the Jawbone UP24 is a great activity tracker. It doesn't have the most features - and the lack of a display is frustrating - but as a tool for motivating you to exercise and generally live a healthier lifestyle, it can be very effective. There's still strong competition from the cheaper Fitbit trackers, though, and these are better value overall.
Excerpt: Fitness devices are trending upwards, and rightfully so! There’s nothing more important than your health. Last year, Jawbone’s Up activity monitor paved the way as one of the ...
Pros: 7+ Day battery, Comfortable, Easy to use, Wireless syncing, Up 3.0 is very visual and insightful, Vibrating alarm clock, Inactivity alerts, Durable, Water resistant, Looks good enough to wear in both casual and formal environments
Cons: Compatibility is limited, No altimeter, No built in step/activity display, Also a bit pricey considering it doesn’t have a display
Jawbone Up24: Another Small Step for Activity Tracking
All Things Digital
2 December 2013
Excerpt: Wearable activity-tracking devices, which measure your steps and caloric burn, among other things, still aren’t mainstream. But they’re slowly growing, and some of the companies that make them — like Fitbit, Nike and Jawbone — recently released new versions of these wristbands. For the past few weeks, I’ve been testing the new Jawbone Up band, called the Up24. This $150 wristband is $20 more than the “old” Up, and works with a new version of the Up mobile app.
Conclusion: There's no shortage of fitness trackers out there. UP24 goes up against Fitbit's new Force, Nike's Fuelband SE, and numerous other models from lesser-known brands. It also faces a growing challenge from software: the iPhone 5s and Nexus 5 each promise more precise movement data from their various sensors, but apps like Moves and Runtastic work across most iOS and Android devices, and at a fraction of the price of dedicated hardware.
Excerpt: There are a few key things a wearable has to get right. It has to be comfortable and good-looking so that you’ll actually wear it. It has to have good software so that you’ll be able to understand the feedback you’re getting from it. And it needs to more or less disappear — it can’t be a pain to sync or charge or you’re going to end up leaving it on a desk or in a drawer. Jawbone’s latest wearable, the Up24 , gets all these things right.
Pros: Finally, Bluetooth. New features that “nudge” you and offer encouragement are welcome additions. Connects with popular fitness apps, and even IFTTT. End cap is much harder to lose. Forgot to switch it into sleep mode? You can adjust your sleep times tomorrow. Comes in two fashionable colors.
Cons: No on-device display means you’re going to have to phone it in to get your step count. Not waterproof. $150 is a bit steep — competing devices are $20 to $50 cheaper.
Insightful, comfy health tracker gets better with Android support
13 November 2013
Summary: If having a screen isn't a priority, the Jawbone Up24's superb app, clever advice, and comfy fit are hard to resist.
Pros: The Jawbone Up24 is an incredibly easy-to-use and enjoyable fitness tracker that counts steps, sleep, and calories. The Up24 is water-resistant, light, and comfortable to wear. The device syncs with iPhones and Android phones over Bluetooth.
Cons: The Jawbone Up24 lacks a screen to quickly check your progress.