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...
Pros: Lightweight, Comprehensive stat tracking, Bluetooth syncing
Cons: Some sizing issues, Lack of screen, Too many stats require manual input
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: 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
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...
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.
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...
Conclusion: The Jawbone UP24 is one of the most expensive avidity trackers on the market, but despite its high price, we still think it’s a great choice. Yes, it lacks both a built-in display and altimeter functionality, but to judge the UP24 purely on hardware specs would be doing Jawbone an injustice.